The books are loosely based on the author's childhood experiences with her three sisters. AbeBooks.com: Little Women and Good Wives (9780702302381) and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books available now at great prices. But, Little Women is a special book, especially the second half, "Good Wives". I've always been moved by Beth's death and Jo's resulting loneliness.
Everybody's favourite is Jo, the tomboy who wants to be a writer." —Jacqueline Wilson, author, Bad Girls Little Women was published in 1868 and was based on her life growing up with her three sisters. She followed it with three sequels, Good Wives (1869), Little Men (1871) and Jo's Boys (1886) and she also wrote other books for both children and adults.