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Little Women & Good Wives (1869)
par Louisa May Alcott
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Part one was too sentimental for my liking. I would have enjoyed it when I was younger. Part two thankfully was better and had more depth. ( )
A great read! This book is a classic, and I think it is a beautiful coming of age story that tells the story of the March family. The four March girls are taught about kindness, charity, good deeds and the importance of family and friends, as they grow older they enrich their lives with love and growth in lieu of wealth.
The Author Louisa May Alcott prefaces Little Women with an excerpt from John Bunyan’s seventeenth-century work The Pilgrim’s Progress, an allegorical novel about leading a Christian life.
This story begins with the March girls sitting in their living room. Marmee comes home with a letter from the girls’ father, who is serving in the Civil War. The letter inspires the girls to bear their burdens more cheerfully and not to complain about their poverty.
The girls have various adventures. Amy is caught trading limes at school. Jo refuses to let Amy go with her to the theater and as a result, Amy burns Jo’s manuscript, and Jo, in her anger, nearly lets Amy drown while ice skating. Meg goes to Annie Moffat’s party and allows the other girls to dress her up in high style. Meg learns that appearance is not everything.
The family receives a telegram saying that Mr. March is sick in the hospital in Washington, D.C. Mrs. March the girls mother, goes to tend to him. Beth becomes very sick, she contracts scarlet fever from the Hummel baby. Beth recovers, though not completely, and Mr. Brooke, Laurie’s tutor, falls in love with Meg, much to Jo’s dismay. Mr. Brooke and Meg are engaged.
Many years pass before Part Two begins. Meg marries and moves into a new home with Mr. Brooke. Meg struggles with the duties of keeping house, and gives birth to twins, Demi and Daisy. Amy goes to Paris. Jo thinks that Beth loves Laurie. Jo moves to New York so as to give Beth a chance to win his love. Jo meets Professor Bhaer. When Jo returns home, Laurie proposes, but she turns him down. Beth dies.
Amy and Laurie reunite in France, and they fall in love, marry and return home. Jo begins to hope that Professor Bhaer will come for her. He does, and they marry a year later. Amy and Laurie have a daughter named Beth. Jo inherits Plumfield, Aunt March’s house, and decides to turn it into a boarding school for boys. The novel ends with the family happily gathered together, each sister thankful for her blessings and for each other.”
This is the first time i've read this book and i loved it! This book shows the daily life of the 4 March sisters and their struggles.
Hadn't read this one since my childhood; worth re-reading but rather saccharine for adult taste.
“I'd rather take coffee than compliments just now.”
― Louisa May Alcott, Little Women
Chocolate Milk, falling snowflakes and Little Women.
Nothing better then that.
Loved reading about Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy. Reread many times. A favorite of both myself and my mom. Not sure which little woman was my favorite but I think I will go with Beth.
What can I say about a beloved classic story, that hasn't already been said? The story itself might be a little outdated, but the sense of warmth, love, support and respect between Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy, Marmee, Mr. March and the Laurences, never falls out of fashion. Although I've read this novel 8+ times, on this occasion I chose to revisit it for readalong group on Goodreads. The slower pace was really enjoyable and it felt like I picked up on some nuances that I'd overlooked in the past. I think anytime someone rereads a book it becomes a different story too, because the reader has changed along the way.
Five stars and three cheers for the Little Women.
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Chronicles the joys and sorrows of the four March sisters as they grow into young ladies in nineteenth-century New England.
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Classification décimale de Melvil (CDD)813.4 — Literature English (North America) American fiction Later 19th Century 1861-1900
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