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  1. 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 Prejudice, Jane Eyre, and a Tree Grows in Brooklyn you could say that I m pretty familiar with it Let s see there s a heroine who not only writes, but is proud of the fact and makes a profit from 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 ...


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    Yes, yes I m a grown ass man reading this, but I m not ashamed I also read the Twilight sa ha ha ga a bunch of Charlaine Harris as well, remember Some rules simply don t apply.What I tried to do here was dispel the extra melodrama and embrace the cut outs fat trimmed out of the Winona Ryder film I was on the hunt for all the new ha stuff that the regular person, well informed of the plot involving four young girls growing up or in the case of Beth, not never even knew existe Yes, yes I m a grown ass man reading this, but I m not ashamed I also read the Twilight sa ha ha ga a bunch of Charlaine Harris as well, remember Some rules simply don t apply.What I tried to do here was dispel the extra melodrama and embrace the cut outs fat trimmed out of the Winona Ryder film I was on the hunt for all the new ha stuff that the regular person, well informed of the plot involving four young girls growing up or in the case of Beth, not never even knew existed But it seems that the film did a great job not adding manyscenes than direly needed like the Byrne Ryder night at the opera scene it explains why she ...


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    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here 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 somet...


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    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 and Mother, and each other, said Beth contentedly from her corner There s an undercurrent of anger in this book and I think Louisa May Alcott would have gone much furthe 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 a...


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    19981998D


  6. says:

    This really is one of my top 5 favorite books of all time it never gets old.I just love every single character and the entire story SO much that I don t even know what else to say It s perfect That is all And I know the movie is way different, but I still love that as well


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    My copy of this is probably 55 years old I ve probably read it at least twenty five times One of my all time favorite books One of my favorite authors ever Yes, it is old fashioned it was old fashioned fifty five years ago But that is the point pretty much in my opinion This is a story of times past, of a family which functioned in a particular way in a particular time This is also a story of what one person in a family might have wished were so all of the time in the family but wasn My copy of this is probably 55 years old I ve probably read it at least twenty five times One of my all time favorite books One of my favorite authors ever Yes, it is old fashioned it was old fashioned fifty five years ago But that is the point pretty much in my opinion This is a story of times past, of a family which functioned in a particular way in a particular time This is also a story of what one person in a family might have wished were so all of the time in the family but wasn t Thethings change, thethey stay the same Nov 2008 Dec 2008 rereading for the th time Reading my Centennial Edition priced at 5.95 in 1968 pretty amusing that I believe I bought this book second hand which surprises me as I thought I d splurged and bought it the minute it was out perhaps in a fit of being good, I d refrained and later bought this used copy to appease my Little Woman penchant retroactively.Only 156 pages in and I m as thoroughly hooked as always Something p...


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    2017 update I reread this as it was the Austentatious book for June and July I didn t love it as much as I did the first time I read it, but I am glad I got to revisit the story Also, this time I Amy was my favorite character Book 12 100 for 2015I had to read this book for my Children s Lit class and I loved it We ve done a lot of discussion which has really opened my mind to new things in the book and made me love it evenI d definitely recommend this book to anyone wanting to get i 2017 update I reread this as it was the Austentatious book for June and July I didn t love it as...


  9. says:

    i can tell this become my favorite classic book besides all classics books of the queen of classics books Jane Austin , and u can see a lot of classic word here D


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    I have read 18 of Louisa May Alcott s books, so I guess I can safely say that I am very familiar with her work Some of them were very good, some not quite as good All had that 19th century down home feeling with wonderful, memorable characters But only one of her novels reached the level of what could be called literary greatness Somehow, with this simple story, and these adorable characters, with a heart warming and heart wrenching plot, Alcott creates an American classic, her masterpiece I have read 18 of Louisa May Alcott s books, so I guess I can safely say that I am very familiar with her work Some of them were very good, some not quite as good All had that 19th century down home feeling with wonderful, memorable characters But only one of her novels reached the level of what could be called literary greatness Somehow, with this simple story, and these adorable characters, with a heart warming and heart ...


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Little Women Growing Up In New England During The Civil War, The March Sisters Share Everything Their Joys, And Troubles, Their Loves And Secrets But The Four Girls Couldn T Be Different Meg, The Oldest, Is The Sensible Writer Jo Is Funny And Mischievous Beth Is The Shy, Dreamy One, And Amy Is Pretty And Artistic From Dances To Despairs, Through Weddings And Funerals, The March Girls Stand As Sisters This Is One Family You Will Never Forget.

  • Paperback
  • 562 pages
  • Little Women
  • Louisa May Alcott
  • English
  • 04 August 2018
  • 0439101360

About the Author: Louisa May Alcott

As 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 t As 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