Google Remembers "Little Women" Alcott With Google Doodle

Posted: Nov 29 2016, 12:25am CST | by , in News | Technology News

Google Remembers "Little Women" Alcott with Google Doodle
Doodle by Sophie Diao

Google Doodle pays tribute to "Little Women" creator Louisa May Alcott to mark her 184th birthday.

The doodle shows the creations of Alcott -- Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy and Jo's best friend Laurie, their neighbour in a scene from the "Little Women" which is considered as Alcott's semi-autobiographical.

The novel was very well received and is still a popular children's novel filmed several times.

Born in the US in the year 1832 the author is best known for her works Little Women, its sequels Little Men and Jo's Boys. Alcott died in the year 1888 owing to a heart-attack.

From Google Doodle's announcement:

"I like good strong words that mean something," says Jo March in Little Women. The same could be said of that beloved novel's author, Louisa May Alcott, who was born on this day in 1832. In addition to being a writer, Alcott was a suffragist, abolitionist, and feminist. She grew up in the company of luminaries like Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Henry David Thoreau, who fostered in her a strong sense of civic duty. Alcott volunteered as a nurse during the American Civil War, and her family's home was a station on the Underground Railroad. She was active in the women's suffrage movement and became the first woman to register to vote in Concord, Massachusetts. Through it all, she wrote novels and short stories tirelessly, sometimes working 14 hours a day.

Today's Doodle portrays Beth, Jo, Amy, and Meg March, as well as Jo's best friend Laurie, their neighbor. The March family of Little Women was based on Alcott's own, and the coltish Jo was Louisa's vision of herself: strewing manuscript pages in her wake, charging ahead with the courage of her convictions, and cherishing her family above all.

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