Alcott Louisa May
Alcott, Louisa May, an American writer, born at Germantown, Pennsylvania, in 1833, her father having been a well-known author on educational subjects. Miss Alcott devoted herself to literature from an early age, and in 1855 published some Fairy Tales. During the War of Secession she busied herself with nursing the wounded, and later on wrote her Hospital Sketches. Most of her works, such as Little Women, Little Men, and Good Wives, are addressed to the young. Of all her sketches, An Old-fashioned Girl is, perhaps, the best known in this country. She died in 1888.