This Little Women author lived from 1832-1888. She was a prominent American novelist, poet, and short story author. While never formally educated she studied with Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson.
She is considered an American literary icon and beloved by her female readers. Her stories depict family life in the 19th century. She never married but helped in raising her siblings children. Active in the Suffrage Movement she was the first female to vote in Concord, Massachusetts.
The Alcott home in Concord is open to the public for tours.