Anna Alcott Pratt

Anna Alcott Pratt

Anna Bronson Alcott Pratt (March 16, 1831 – July 17, 1893) was the elder sister of American novelist Louisa May Alcott. She was the basis for the character Margaret "Meg" of Little Women (1868), her sister's classic, semi-autobiographical novel. The eldest of the four Alcott sisters (being herself, Louisa, Lizzie, and May), Anna is remembered as a dutiful, self-sacrificing and loving sister, wife and mother who conformed to the mold of Victorian womanhood more easily than did her sisters. To her family members, she served as an emotional shelter.

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... John Pratt died in 1870, leaving Anna with their two young sons ... In 1877, with Louisa's help, Anna purchased the Thoreau-Alcott House on Main Street in Concord, where their mother died just a few days after moving in ... Over the next 16 years, Anna raised her sons and helped Louisa care for their niece "Lulu," who came to them after her mother, May, the youngest Alcott sister, died ...

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