One of the most beloved and influential authors in American literature is widely regarded as Louisa May Alcott. Her works have inspired writers and readers for generations, and her legacy is still celebrated and studied worldwide.
Alcott's parents, Bronson and Abigail Alcott, raised her in Boston, Massachusetts, after she was born in Germantown, Pennsylvania.
Alcott wrote poetry, essays, and short stories in addition to novels throughout her career. Her experiences as a nurse during the Civil War also served as inspiration for her book "Hospital Sketches."