Little Women is the most famous novel by American writer Louisa May Olcott, published in 1868. The book addresses the theme of maturation of four sisters who endured the events of the American Civil War in 1861-1865. Margaret, Jo, Beth, and Amy March come across pressing problems: love, separation, various hardships, and a search for self. Based on the author's childhood memories, the book has gained the love of many readers and is still popular. The novel was followed by the sequel Good Wives, in 1869.