First published in 1872, this book contains volume II of “Aunt Jo’s Scrap-Bag”, a six-volume collection of classic children’s stories by American author Louisa May Alcott (1832 – 1888).“Shawl-Straps” is a novella that follows the travels and travails of a trio of American spinsters who set out to explore various destinations in Europe at the turn of the twentieth century. An inspiring tale of independent women, Alcott’s entertaining and empowering ‘Shawl-Straps” is highly recommended for fans of her work and those with an interest in early feminist literature. Chapters include: “Off”, “Brittany”, “France”, “Switzerland”, “Italy”, and “London”. Louisa May Alcott (1832 – 1888) was an American short story writer, novelist, and poet most famous for writing the novel “Little Women”, as well as its sequels “Little Men” and “Jo’s Boys”. She grew up in New England and became associated with numerous notable intellectuals of her time, including Nathaniel Hawthorne, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and Henry David Thoreau. Other notable works by this author include: “An Old-Fashioned Girl” (1886), “Eight Cousins” (1869), and “A Long Fatal Love Chase” (1875). Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with the original text and artwork.