Although Louisa May Alcott is best known for Little Women, she wrote nearly 275 other works. The daughter of an educator, she moved with her family from Pennsylvania to Concord, MA, where her neighbors and friends included Henry David Thoreau, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Margaret Fuller, and Ralph Waldo Emerson. She sold her first story in 1852. A group of sensational thrillers were her next project. By 1860 she had published a book of fairy tales and was a regular to the Atlantic Monthly. Following Little Women, which was a financial success, came Little Men and Jo's Boys.