Early Short Story by Louisa May Alcott Published for the First Time

posted on 28 Jun 2020


When Louisa May Alcott was 17 years old, she wrote a short story about three young people under the care of an unmarried woman named Nellie: her sweet, innocent niece Annie; dark-haired, witty Isabel; and tall, dashing family friend Edward. The 40-year-old Nellie narrates the trio’s tale—love triangle and all—in a composition fittingly titled “Aunt Nellie’s Diary.”

Read the full article on this link to The Smithsonian Magazine