"Little Women" by Louisa M. Alcott
Set during the American Civil War, Alcott's highly moral tale is aimed at older children. Its portrait of domestic life offers us the Victorian ideal of perfect womanhood.
Since the early 1970s, it has been known that Louisa May Alcott had an alternative writing persona. She published potboiler novels under the pseudonym A. M. Barnard which feature femme fatales quite unlike the characters she created in Little Women.