Little Men tells the story of Jo Bhaer and the children at Plumfield Estate School . Jo—now married to the good-natured Professor Bhaer, and with sons of her own—has become the unflappable matron of an extended family at Plumfield, a school the Bhaers have founded with Aunt March's legacy. Louisa May Alcott's overwhelming success dated from the appearance of the first part of Little Women: or Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy, (1868) a semi-autobiographical account of her childhood years with her sisters in Concord, Massachusetts. Part two, or Part Second, also known as Good Wives, (1869) followed the March sisters into adulthood and their respective marriages.
Louisa May Alcott (1832 – 1888) was an American novelist best known as author of the novel Little Women and its sequels Little Men and Jo's Boys. She was an advocate of abolition, women's rights, and temperance.