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I need to know the timeline of the novel "Little Women". Ex: when meg got...

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rusty-blonde | Student, Grade 11 | eNotes Newbie

Posted October 17, 2008 at 11:25 PM via web

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I need to know the timeline of the novel "Little Women".

Ex: when meg got married? when beth died? when the poor infant died? when father had come home?

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Michael Foster | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

Posted October 18, 2008 at 5:32 AM (Answer #1)

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The story begins in December when Meg was 16, Jo 15, Beth around 13, and Amy 12. Mr. March was wounded in November of the following year. It was around this time that He Hummel's baby died of scarlet fever, and Beth also had a close call with the disease.

Mr. March came home early the following year (Jo would have been close to 17).

Meg was married at 21 (the three year gap between Book 1 and Book 2). Her twins, Daisy and Demi, were born about a year later. Beth died when the twins were around 2, making her about 21.

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