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."