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Wealth is certainly a most desirable thing, but poverty has its sunny side . . . Its Christmas time . . . The March family has fallen on bad times after the father lost their money. The four March sistersthe nearly perfect little woman Meg, the tomboyish Jo, the shy but wise Beth, and the artist of the family Amyare planning to brighten up their Christmas by buying presents while their father is away, fighting the Civil War. Featuring suspense, humour, and engaging characters, Alcotts Little Women explores their lives as they make their way into adulthood. What becomes of the sisters as they fight the dangers of gender stereotyping while being torn between familial duties and personal growth? Sometimes knotted, sometimes surprising, this coming-of-age novel brings for you a delightfully surprising yarn of family life as the gripping tales of each of the four sisters march along. Little Women It continues to remain Alcotts best-known and most widely read work.