|About the Contributor(s)
||Louisa May Alcott, author of the classic novel, Little Women, was born in Germantown, Pennsylvania on November 29, 1832 to Amos Bronson and Abigail May Alcott. Alcott died on March 6, 1888, two days after the death of her father. She was fifty-six. She was buried on 'Author's Ridge' near her family, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Henry David Thoreau. By the time of her death, her book sales had exceeded one million copies, a remarkable tally in that time. She had earned $200,000 for her work. One hundred years after her death, she still had books on the best seller lists.