Louisa May Alcott

Louisa May Alcott (November 29, 1832 - March 6, 1888) was a prolific American author known for her novel, Little Women, and its two sequels. She received instruction from several famous authors, including Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Nathaniel Hawthrorne, and is commonly considered the foremost female novelist of the "Gilded Age."