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Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
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Little Women is a novel by American author Louisa May Alcott (1832–1888). The book was written and set in the Alcott family home, Orchard House, in Concord, Massachusetts. It was published in... More > two volumes in 1868 and 1869. The novel follows the lives of four sisters – Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March – and is loosely based on the author's childhood experiences with her three sisters. The first volume, Little Women, was an immediate commercial and critical success, prompting the composition of the book's second volume, entitled Good Wives, which was also successful. Both books were first published as a single volume entitled Little Women in 1880.< Less
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
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Louisa May Alcott’s beloved stories of the fictional March family were inspired by both her own experiences growing up in nineteenth century Concord, Massachusetts, and her contact with noted... More > literary figures like Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Nathaniel Hawthorne. Little Women is the coming of age story of the four March sisters—Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy—who experience great joy and tragic loss while becoming the true little women of the title. The March sisters return in Little Men, in which Jo and her husband, Professor Bhaer’s school at Plumfield is home to a bevy of rambunctious boys who manage what they never thought possible: growing up to be real little men. Playing Pilgrims: "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..< Less
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Little Women is a novel published in 1868 and written by American author Louisa May Alcott. The story concerns the lives and loves of four sisters growing up during the American Civil War. It was... More > based on Alcott's own experiences as a child in Boston and Concord, Massachusetts, with her three sisters, Anna, May, and Elizabeth.< Less
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
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Little Women is the classic story of the March family, which consists of Mr. and Mrs. March and their four girls–Practical, yet fashion conscious, Meg, who longs for the nice things they used... More > to have. Rambunctious, book worm, Jo, who wants to become a writer and wishes she were born a boy. Shy and quiet, homeloving, Beth, who loves to play the piano and play with her kitties. Finally, the youngest, artistic, Amy, who longs for an aristocratic nose! The story takes place during the American Civil War, and begins with Mr. March away from home as a chaplain to the Union army, while his wife and daughters remain at home to work and wait for his safe return. This book follows their joys and sorrows and scrapes along the path to the girl’s becoming grown up “little women”.< Less
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One of the most popular books ever written about childhood charmingly recounts the homelife of four sisters: literary-minded Jo March; Meg, the older sister who marries a young tutor; fashionable and... More > artistic Amy; and gentle, musically inclined Beth.< Less
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This popular novel concerns the lives and loves of four sisters growing up during the American Civil War, and was based on Alcott's own experiences as a child in Concord, Massachusetts. After much... More > demand, Alcott wrote a sequel, Good Wives, which is often published together with Little Women as if it were a single work. Good Wives picks up three years after the events in the last chapter of Little Women, and includes characters and events often felt by fans to be essential to the story.< Less
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Little Women is a novel by American author Louisa May Alcott (1832–1888). The book was written in between 1868 and 1869 in Concord, Massachusetts and Boston. The novel follows the lives of four... More > sisters – Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March – detailing their passage from childhood to womanhood, and is loosely based on the author and her three sisters Little Women itself “has been read as a romance or as a quest, or both. It has been read as a family drama that validates virtue over wealth.” Little Women has been read “as a means of escaping that life by women who knew its gender constraints only too well.” Alcott “combines many conventions of the sentimental novel with crucial ingredients of Romantic children’s fiction, creating a new form of which Little Women is a unique model.” Elbert argued that within Little Women can be found the first vision of the “American Girl” and that her multiple aspects are embodied in the differing March sisters.< Less
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Little Women is a novel by American author Louisa May Alcott. The novel follows the lives of four sisters – Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March – and is loosely based on the author's childhood... More > experiences with her three sisters. G. K. Chesterton noted that in Little Women, Alcott "anticipated realism by twenty or thirty years," and that Fritz's proposal to Jo, and her acceptance, "is one of the really human things in human literature." The second-oldest of four sisters, Josephine March is a tomboy; Mr. March has referred to her as his "son Jo" in the past.". When her father went to volunteer in the Civil War, she wanted to fight alongside him. She's clumsy, blunt, opinionated, and jolly. Jo also loves literature, both reading and writing it. While pursuing a literary career in New York City, she meets and falls in love with Friederich Bhear, a German professor, who introduces her to the world of opera, philosophy, as well as encouraging her to improve her writing.< Less
Little Women By Louisa M. Alcott, May Alcott
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Little women, or, Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy. By Louisa May Alcott, with illustrations by May Alcott. Comprised of the adventures of four sisters, Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy as they grow into young womanhood... More > in mid-nineteenth century New England. Written and set in the Alcott family home, Orchard House, in Concord, Massachusetts. The novel follows the lives of four sisters—Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March—and is loosely based on the author's childhood experiences with her three sisters. Reproduction of 1868 First Edition.< Less
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Little women, or, Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy. By Louisa May Alcott, with illustrations by May Alcott. Comprised of the adventures of four sisters, Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy as they grow into young womanhood... More > in mid-nineteenth century New England. Written and set in the Alcott family home, Orchard House, in Concord, Massachusetts. The novel follows the lives of four sisters—Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March—and is loosely based on the author's childhood experiences with her three sisters. Reproduction of 1868 First Edition.< Less