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Louisa May Alcott Shares The Innocence Of Girlhood In This Classic Coming Of Age Story About Four Sisters Meg, Jo, Beth, And AmyIn Picturesque Nineteenth Century New England, Tomboyish Jo, Beautiful Meg, Fragile Beth, And Romantic Amy Are Responsible For Keeping A Home While Their Father Is Off To War At The Same Time, They Must Come To Terms With Their Individual Personalities And Make The Transition From Girlhood To Womanhood It Can All Be Quite A Challenge But The March Sisters, However Different, Are Nurtured By Their Wise And Beloved Marmee, Bound By Their Love For Each Other And The Feminine Strength They Share Readers Of All Ages Have Fallen Instantly In Love With These Little Women Their Story Transcends Time Making This Novel Endure As A Classic Piece Of American Literature That Has Captivated Generations Of Readers With Their Charm, Innocence, And Wistful InsightsThis Signet Classics Edition Contains Little Women In Its Entirety, Including Parts I And IIWith An Introduction By Regina Bareccaand An Afterword By Susan Straight Little Women


About the Author: Louisa May Alcott

A.M Barnard Behind a Mask, or a Woman s Power 1866 The Abbot s Ghost, or Maurice Treherne s Temptation 1867 A Long Fatal Love Chase 1866 first published 1995 First published anonymously A Modern Mephistopheles 1877 Louisa May Alcott was born in Germantown, Pennsylvania on November 29, 1832 She and her three sisters, Anna, Elizabeth and May were educated by their father, philosopher teacher, Bronson Alcott and raised on the practical Christianity of their mother, Abigail May.Louisa spent her childhood in Boston and in Concord, Massachusetts, where her days were enlightened by visits to Ralph Waldo Emerson s library, excursions into nature with Henry David Thoreau and theatricals in the barn at Hillside now Hawthorne s Wayside.Like her character, Jo March in Little Women, young Louisa was a tomboy No boy could be my friend till I had beaten him in a race, she claimed, and no girl if she refused to climb trees, leap fences For Louisa, writing was an early passion She had a rich imagination and often her stories became melodramas that she and her sisters would act out for friends Louisa preferred to play the lurid parts in these plays, the villains, ghosts, bandits, and disdainful queens At age 15, troubled by the poverty that plagued her family, she vowed I will do something by and by Don t care what, teach, sew, act, write, anything to help the family and I ll be rich and famous and happy before I die, see if I won t Confronting a society that offered little opportunity to women seeking employment, Louisa determined I will make a battering ram of my head and make my way through this rough and tumble world Whether as a teacher, seamstress, governess, or household servant, for many years Louisa did any work she could find.Louisa s career as an author began with poetry and short stories that appeared in popular magazines In 1854, when she was 22, her first book Flower Fables was published A milestone along her literary path was Hospital Sketches 1863 based on the letters she had written home from her post as a nurse in Washington, DC as a nurse during the Civil War.When Louisa was 35 years old, her publisher Thomas Niles in Boston asked her to write a book for girls Little Women was written at Orchard House from May to July 1868 The novel is based on Louisa and her sisters coming of age and is set in Civil War New England Jo March was the first American juvenile heroine to act from her own individuality a living, breathing person rather than the idealized stereotype then prevalent in children s fiction.In all, Louisa published over 30 books and collections of stories She died on March 6, 1888, only two days after her father, and is buried in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in Concord.



10 thoughts on “Little Women

  1. Lala BooksandLala Lala BooksandLala says:

    we stan.


  2. Susan Susan says:

    Someone I know claimed this no longer has value, that she would never recommend it because it s saccharine, has a religious agenda, and sends a bad message to girls that they should all be little domestic homebodies I say she s wrong on all counts This is high on my reread list along with Pride and Preju


  3. Fabian Fabian says:

    Yes, yes I AM a grown ass man reading this, but I m not ashamed I also read the Twilight saga a bunch of Charlaine Harris as well, remember So some rules simply do not apply.What I tried to do here was dispel the extra melodrama embrace the cut outs fat trimmed out of the Winona Ryder film I was on the hunt


  4. Emily (Books with Emily Fox) Emily (Books with Emily Fox) says:

    A new movie is coming out December 25thI ve never read it so I might have to do a readalong for it that month


  5. Miranda Reads Miranda Reads says:

    Don t try to make me grow up before my time The March sisters may be radically different but they all have one thing in common love Their love for their mother and father, their love for adventure and for each other unites them in this troubled time.The Civil War is afoot and all the sisters can do is t


  6. emma emma says:

    I M IN LOVE, I M IN LOVE, AND I DON T CARE WHO KNOWS IT When I was a child, my mother used to drag me to antique stores all the time There is nothing boring to a kid than an antique store It smelled like dust and old people, and everything looked the same dark wood , and if we were in a particularly bauble heavy sh


  7. Rory Rory says:

    I hated this book.I can t even begin to go into all the reasons I dislike this novel It s dull and preachy through out most of it aside from Jo who is a truly inspired character But everyone else seems one note, most of the chapters come off as morality plays than solid scenes or plots And just when Miss Alcott has som


  8. jessica jessica says:

    that feeling when you spend the majority of the book desperately longing to be a jo, but then end up realising youre actually just a beth also, the fact that i still like laurie, even after he messes around in france trying to find himself, says a lot about me than it does about him, to be fair.and dont even get me start


  9. Nilufer Ozmekik Nilufer Ozmekik says:

    This book means SISTERHOOD FAMILY HAPPINESS TOGETHERNESS THANKFULNESS GENUINENESS SOLIDARITY BELIEFS RESPECT UNCONDITIONAL LOVE HONESTY KINDNESS This is magical book, when I get into my hands for the first time, I was only eleven and for decades I kept on getting it into my hands, reread it several times and same words reson


  10. Corrie Corrie says:

    The book begins Christmas won t be Christmas without any presents, grumbled Jo, lying on the rug.It s so dreadful to be poor sighed Meg, looking down at her old dress.I don t think it s fair for some girls to have plenty of pretty things, and other girls nothing at all, added little Amy, with an injured sniff.We ve got Father a


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