Louisa May Alcott, the author of “Little Women,” was born in Philadelphia on this date in history (Nov. 29, 1832).
Her most well-known work, “Little Women,” which came out in 1868, has established itself as one of the most enduring and cherished stories in American literature.
On theatre and screen, it has been told several times, including in 7 distinct Hollywood adaptations.
The version of 1994
Katharine Hepburn appeared in the 1933 motion picture adaptation of “Little Women” Winona Ryder, Kirsten Dunst, Claire Danes, Susan Sarandon, Christian Bale, and Gabriel Byrne appeared in the 1994 version along with Susan Sarandon.
The recent movie
Meryl Streep, Emma Watson, and Saoirse Ronan participated in the 2019 adaptation’s most recent movie.
Her mother Abigail (May) was born in Boston to the illustrious Quincy and Sewall families and went on to become one of the most influential suffragists and activists of her day.
Alcott’s father, Amos Bronson Alcott, was a teacher, author, and transcendentalist philosopher.
Alcott studied with or made friends with the local literary elite after the family relocated to Concord, Massachusetts, in 1840.
Financial hardships plagued Alcott’s family, and her father’s attempt to build an idyllic society was unsuccessful.