Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

On September 30, 1868, Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women was first published

September 30, 2022

On September 30, 1868, the first volume of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women was published. The novel, centering on a family of four girls whose father was away in the Civil War, was hugely popular from the start. 154 years later, it’s still a children’s classic, beloved for its themes of perseverance and family. 👩‍🦰👩‍🦰👩👧

Since its publication, the story has been adapted to film six times, most recently in 2019.

Did you know? Alcott was at first reluctant to write a story for girls, but her publisher saw a lucrative opening in the market for a girls’ book, and so she took on the endeavor to help support her aging parents.

“Little Women” from Boys and Girls of Bookland, Jessie Wilcox Smith, 1923

-Written by Anna Zemaitaitis, Media and Digital Content Associate


September 30, 2022
Event Category: