“The ‘Old-Fashioned Girl’ is not intended as a perfect model, but as a possible improvement upon the Girl of the Period, who seems sorrowfully ignorant or ashamed of the good old fashions which make women truly beautiful and honored, and through her, render home what it should be,—a happy place, where parents, and children, brothers and sisters, learn to love and know and help one another.” (Preface, p.5)
The first part of Louisa May Alcott’s An Old-Fashioned Girl was written in 1869 and published serially in the magazine Merry’s Museum. Demand from fans for a sequel/continuation was insistent enough that Alcott decided to write an additional thirteen chapter and publish the story as a full novel with her regular publishers, the Roberts Brothers of Boston.
- Title: An Old-Fashioned Girl
- Author: Louisa May Alcott
- Publisher: Roberts Brothers
- Place: Boston
- Year: 1870
- Edition: 1st Edition
- Format: 8vo
- Length: 378pp; 8pp of advertisements
- Dimensions: 75” x 6.75” x 1.25”
- Condition: Original publisher’s binding—green cloth with gilt titles. Cover has some general wear and soiling. Shelf cocked. Blinding loose but complete. No missing pages. Pages clean and lightly toned. No folds, tear, or extraneous marks.