When Little Women came to its last chapter Meg was engaged and the other three March sisters, Beth, Jo and Amy, were at the threshold of young-womanhood. Good Wives opens three years later, with Meg and her family happily preparing for her marriage to John Brooke.
Louisa May Alcott (1832 –1888) was an American novelist and poet best known as the author of the novel Little Women (1868) and its sequels Good Wives, Little Men and Jo’s Boys. Alcott wrote the books rapidly over several months at the request of her publisher. The novel follows the lives of four sisters, Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March, detailing their passage from childhood to womanhood,… Read more »