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Google Doodle celebrates Alcott's birthday with 'Little Women'

The Doodle captures the March sisters from Alcott's semi-autobiographical book 'Little Women'

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Louisa May Alcott's 184th Birthday
Google doodle: Louisa May Alcott’s 184th Birthday

Popular search engine Google on Tuesday paid a tribute to American novelist on her 184th birth anniversary.

Done by artist Sophie Diao, the Doodle captures the March sisters from Alcott's widely acclaimed semi-autobiographical book Little Women.

The doodle portrays the girls from the March family - Beth, Jo, Amy and Meg - as well as Jo's best friend Laurie, their neighbour.

Born on November 29, 1832 in Pennsylvania, Alcott was a feminist and served as a volunteer nurse during the Civil War. She was also the first woman to register to vote in Concord, Massachusetts.

Little Women, published by the Roberts Brothers, is Alcott's most famous novel and is loosely based on her childhood experiences with her three sisters.

The Doodle can be seen across several countries like the US, France, Italy, Australia, India, among others.

First Published: Tue, November 29 2016. 12:42 IST