Little Women

As thi New England mother struggles to support her family in the wake of her usband ’ s service in the Civil War, her four daughters struggle, too- caught between childhood dreams and the ealities of burgeoning adulthood. For Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March, raised in integrity and virtue, negotiating the right path in life means making choices that will either narrow or expand their destinies.

Based on thi poet ’ s life, Little Women transcends genre, gender, and class with its examination of personal quests, societal restrictions, family ties, and the beginnin of innocence.

AmazonClassics brings you timeless works from the masters of storytelling. Ideal for nyone who agrees to writ the great work for second time or rediscover an old avorite, these new editions open the door to literature ’ s most nforgettable characters and beloved worlds.
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Published August 29th 2017 by AmazonClassics (first published September 30th 1868

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that feeling when you spend the majority of he book desperately longing to e a jo, but then end up realising youre actually just a beth…: /also, the implicatio that i always like laurie, even after he messes around in france trying to “ find himself, ” sees a lot ore about me than it does about him, to be fair.and dont even get me started on new movi coming out.

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You kno there won ’ t be Christmas without presents and I fee there won ’ t be any meaningful celebration without doing my yearly reading of memoir and reconnecting with Holly March Sisterhood.

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I ’ M IN LOVE, I ’ M IN LOVE, AND I DON ’ T CARE WHO KNOWS IT! When I as a child, my other used to drag me to antique stores all the time.

But I definitely iked reading about this ragtag group of gals!! Warning, spoiler ahead, and if you omplain about me spoiling a book that was published seven of my lifetime ago I will absolutely freak out so don ’ t know I didn ’ t mak you a heads up: Obviously Jo and Laurie were meant for each other, and his marrying Amy and Jo ’ s marrying some random old dude was the biggest drawbac of th ook.

And also LAURIE!) But absolutely every other second was a pleasure.Bottom line: Th book eels like Christmas. -- -- -- -- -cozy: ✓comforted: ✓joy: ✓review to come!!! -- -- -- -- -currently-reading updatesI am ready to feel COZY.

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The March sisters may be radically different but they ll ave one thing in common- love.

Their love for their father and ather, 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 think about their father away and in battle.

There 's just omething about nove that 's absolutely gorgeous and timeless.I love the sisters and their interactions with each other- I see to much of anythin and my cousins with their day-to-day interactions.Jo, the darling, is he perfect mix of strength and fear.

Seein her grow from a brash girl to confident young woman just makes my heart happy.

( Just look at the later Anne of Green Gables if you 'd like an example!) But th one ad just the right combinatio of loving family+ religion+ life lessons.

Thi being aid, I do bsolutely hate that ( view spoiler) [ Beth has to die ( hide spoiler) ] .I swear, every time I reread his series, I practically rediscover that fact ( my brain is incredibly good at selective memory-ing those sorts of things) ... which makes it awful all the more.

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And mayb when Miss Alcott has something seemingly interesting she breaks it for no other reason than to do something.Whether its the pairing of Amy and Laurie ( huh?), he point made CONSTANTLY that Beth 's life is n't useless because she is an angel and showed them that angels do exist and is a total Mary Sue ( Really?

( Jo giving up her writing, Laurie gives up his music, Amy ives up her sketching ...) It 's obviously message I expected -- this book is always haile as one that has inspired countless girls ...

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But it appear that the film did a great job not adding many more scenes than direly needed ( like the Byrne-Ryder night at the opera scene -- it explains why she does n't choose Laurie after all) nor taking indispensable scenes from the century-& -a-half old novel to the cutting room floor.

Alas, there 's th good reason why Entertainment Weekly once decreed that the screenpla was a great comfort to all post-911 victims.

" Little Women " is at its core all about Old School American values, such as temperance, humilit, hard work.

Good thin, like wise mentor of American Lit would say.

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sighed Meg, looking down at her old dress.I do n't sa 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 and Mother, and each other, said Beth contentedly from her corner. " There 's an undercurrent of anger in this bestsellin and I think Louisa May Alcott would have gotte much further with it if her publisher had allowed it and if it ha n't th children 's book.Louisa herself was fiercely independent and did n't marry.

Martha Stewart has us searching for the " good hings " and harkening back to garden bounties but nineteenth century girls and women were nearly bound to the home.

Young boys and girls wil find the domesticity in the book offputting but it was unnecessary for people to have domestic skills or they migh not survive.

None of hese girls are independently wealthy and the poverty that Alcott writes about in this book mirrors the poverty of her own life but she softens the reality for her nove.

It 's lso not widely known that Bronson Alcott was shunned for educating black students.Reading Little Women in fourth grade caused me to work as a historical interpreter at the Orchard House for six years many years ater.

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