Louisa May Alcott

Poet: Louisa May Alcott Born: 29 May 1832, Pennsylvania, USA American Died: 6 March 1888, Massachusetts, USA

Fairy Song by Louisa May Alcott

Louisa May Alcott was an American novelist and poet. Her first critical success in writing came in the 1860s. Early in her career she used the pen name A M Bernard, under which she wrote novels involving espionage, revenge and cross-dressing for teens and young adults. An abolitionist and feminist she remained unmarried. She died from a stroke two days after her father’s death.