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LOUISA MAY ALCOTT #100travelHERS

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Birth: November 29, 1832; Germantown, Pennsylvania

Death: March 6, 1888; Boston, Massachusetts

Occupation: Teacher, seamstress, governess, maid, bestselling author

 

Notable journeys: Went to Europe in 1865, where she struck up a romance with a Polish man named Ladislas "Laddie” Wisniewski. Laddie became the model for Laurie, a primary love interest for Jo March in Little Women.

 

Notable works: The Little Women series; Shawl Straps, a mock travel diary based on Alcott's travels abroad

 

Quote: "Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead."

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Uploaded on February 8, 2017