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Little Men [PDF] ✑ Little Men ✓ Louisa May Alcott – Thomashillier.co.uk With two sons of her own, and twelve rescued orphan boys filling the informal school at Plumfield, Jo March now Jo Bhaer couldn t be happier But despite the warm and affectionate help of the whole Mar With two sons of her own, and twelve rescued orphan boys filling the informal school at Plumfield, Jo March now Jo Bhaer couldn t be happier But despite the warm and affectionate help of the whole March family, boys have a habit of getting into scrapes, and there are plenty of troubles and adventures in store.


10 thoughts on “Little Men

  1. Fabian Fabian says:

    Do yourself a favor, o learned reader of mine if you love Jo from Little Women with as much fervor as her progenitor, Bronson Alcott s famed daughter , then do not read this sequel Its like the Go Set a Watchman of its time But worse Uninspired drudge, it makes one compelling argument about why girls leadsubstantial, prettier lives than nasty ass booger faced boys She allows the little ladies in a making cook for entertain her little men at Plumfield ENCOURAGES it, voices it Do yourself a favor, o learned reader of mine if you love Jo from Little Women with as much fervor as her progenitor, Bronson Alcott s famed daughter , then do not read this sequel Its like the Go Set a Watchman of its time But worse Uninspired drudge, it makes one compelling argument about why girls leadsubstantial, prettier lives than nasty ass booger faced boys She allows the little ladies in a making cook for entertain her little men at Plumfield ENCOURAGES it, voices it Yuck PS Happy 150th birthday, Little Women


  2. Jesse Jesse says:

    There is not another book in all of literature that I hold as dear as this one I never expect to find another that gives me half as much pleasure It would be impossible to count how many times I ve read it over the years it has to be dozens and dozens by now , and it remains a locale of constant pilgrimage, as I still return to it at least once a year I m always a bit nervous whenever I take it up again that my education of postmodern isms will have made me suddenly immune to its charms a There is not another book in all of literature that I hold as dear as this one I never expect to find another that gives me half as much pleasure It would be impossible to count how many times I ve read it over the years it has to be dozens and dozens by now , and it remains a locale of constant pilgrimage, as I still return to it at least once a year I m always a bit nervous whenever I take it up again that my education of postmodern isms will have made me suddenly immune to its charms and if that day ever does come, it will honestly make me seriously reconsider a possible future in higher education Thankfully, from the very first pages, where poor, bereft little Nat Blake arrives at Plumfield and is taken in with open arms by jolly Mrs Jo and ushered into her and her husband s experimental school for boys, it never fails to win me over as quickly and completely as the warm hospitality does the sensitive little homeless boy At this point I know all the tales because that s all the book is, really by heart, and as each chapter presents itself I can t help but smile with pleasure and recognition at the story I know is about to unfold This time around it particularly struck me how much the stories have become an integral part of me they re as much my memories as if I had actually experienced them in the flesh, and if I m honest I probably treasure themthan I do many many of the legitimate memories of my past And every time I revisit it is striking how much it tells me about who I ve become and who I am today it s easy to comprehend now why the lonely little boy I was was so receptive to its vision of a utopian child society where shy and bookish boys have a place just as legitimate as the others I can understand my complete identification with the character of Nat, because, that was me at that age Needless to say, I can t help but chuckle now over Mr and Mrs Bhaer s asides to each other about Nat behind closed doors whether intentionally or not and I d probably lean towards the latter , Alcott was implying an awful lot when writing that Mr Bhaer considered Nat his daughter, finding him as docile and affectionate as a girl Inevitably, I can t help but wonder if some facets of my own personality are rooted in this initial identification with Nat, if my attraction now to extroverted boys has some basis in Nat s relationship with the exuberant Tommy Bangs it s kind of odd observing now how the symbiotic Nat Dan relationship play out through the book, as it so eerily parallels a friendship I had in high school and my own intense emotional attachment to it Stepping outside myself for a moment, I will make clear that I don t at all make any great claims for this book it s no undiscovered masterpiece, or even comes within striking distance of such a characterization It takes the basic formula of Little Women and, for better or worse, amplifies it in some ways, particularly the moralizing stance it often takes After the first several chapters where Nat is introduced into Plumfield serving as a narrative device to introduce the reader to its many characters and establishes the locale , the rest of the book isor less a ramshackle collection of mostly unrelated anecdotes with a genial don t kids say do the darndest things tone, with Jo assuming Marmee s place in locating a moral or truth in every turn of events And that s not at all a knock at all towards Alcott or her literary abilities as I wrote in my review of Little Women, which I read for the first time last year, reading Alcott s work does make me ponder over the loss of what I called the unsentimental Postmodern dumping of didactic literature For my money, the Damon and Pythias chapter of the book is about as stellar an example of mixing a moral lesson with suspense as I ve ever encountered even though I know exactly how it all turns out, I still read it with my heart at the back of my throat What can I say I love this book completely, unreservedly, and perhaps a bit too nonjudgmentally So it goes I will continue to treasure the Illustrated Junior Library edition I have always had and read, and with each read its corners grow everworn, as much from love as from use If I am remembering correctly I found this book in an abandoned house on a piece of property my family bought when I was a child, lending my discovery of it a bit of an aura of fate I had also failed to notice until this time around that this is the 1984 reprint edition, making us exactly the same age I m not exactly sure what I think about the idea of fate, but if there is such a thing, then yes, this qualifies just as much as anything possibly could I m already looking forward to my next rereading


  3. Ahmad Sharabiani Ahmad Sharabiani says:

    Little Men, or Life at Plumfield with Jo s Boys Little Women 2 , Louisa May AlcottLouisa May Alcott was an American novelist, short story writer and poet better known as the author of the novel Little Women and its sequels Little Men and Jo s Boys Little Men, or Life at Plumfield with Jo s Boys, first published in 1871 The novel reprises characters from Little Women and is considered by some the second book in an unofficial Little Women trilogy, which is completed with Alcott s 1886 novel Jo Little Men, or Life at Plumfield with Jo s Boys Little Women 2 , Louisa May AlcottLouisa May Alcott was an American novelist, short story writer and poet better known as the author of the novel Little Women and its sequels Little Men and Jo s Boys Little Men, or Life at Plumfield with Jo s Boys, first published in 1871 The novel reprises characters from Little Women and is considered by some the second book in an unofficial Little Women trilogy, which is completed with Alcott s 1886 novel Jo s Boys, and How They Turned Out A Sequel to Little Men It tells the story of Jo Bhaer and the children at Plumfield Estate School It was inspired by the death of Alcott s brother in law, which reveals itself in one of the last chapters, when a beloved character from Little Women passes away It has been adapted to a 1934 film, a 1940 film, a television series, and a Japanese animated television series 19771356 1376 348 9645509734 1384 426 9644456416 1388 9786001210525 191383 477


  4. Duane Duane says:

    I probably judge Little Men unfairly because, well, it s just not Little Women I think I was expecting to much of it I was also upset by, and this is silly, the fact that Jo turned down Teddy s proposal which then led me to view Jo s and the professor s relationship negatively So it had a big strike against it to start with for me Let s be honest, it s hard to top something as good as Little Women I gave it 3 stars, it probably deserved four.


  5. Calista Calista says:

    I adore the book Little Women I read that when I was much younger I have read muchwidely since then and I have become accustomed to the modern pacing My point is, I think I would have enjoyed this a little bitwhen I was younger As a modern reader, pacing and stories have changed This is a fairly outdated story It was wonderful characters and lovely language, but it comes off, now, as a bit preachy and slow The author at one point admits that their isn t a whole lot of plot i I adore the book Little Women I read that when I was much younger I have read muchwidely since then and I have become accustomed to the modern pacing My point is, I think I would have enjoyed this a little bitwhen I was younger As a modern reader, pacing and stories have changed This is a fairly outdated story It was wonderful characters and lovely language, but it comes off, now, as a bit preachy and slow The author at one point admits that their isn t a whole lot of plot in this story It was strange It s just a book about the funny things children do I did like the story, but it was slow and not a whole lot happens I also get tired of all the sermons about being wicked and acting good It isn t that those things are bad, it s just, we get it Do we have to hear it again, but it was the style of the day I still adore Little Women , even if it s slower paced This book is OK, but the original is muchfun Laurie does show up in the story, but I believe that is the only other character besides Jo in the story Jo is good for the boys and loves them dearly I m glad I read this and this wasn t my favorite I am beginning to think that storytelling has changed so much that these old classics might not be able to survive the new readers, unless people love the words that authors used back then Still, even for classics, I don t think this is as good I might go on with this story and I might be done I don t know It sure is a long slow book for kids It s a lot to hang in for


  6. Werner Werner says:

    Note, July 26, 2019 I ve just edited this review to correct a chronological error thanks for pointing it out, Shannen Although this is the second novel of Alcott s Little Women trilogy Part 2 of Little Women, the first novel, was first published separately as Good Wives, but after that, the two were published as a unit , I read it first, and at about the age of eight it was one of the earliest books I read by myself that I can actually remember As I sometimes say, I cut my teeth as a re Note, July 26, 2019 I ve just edited this review to correct a chronological error thanks for pointing it out, Shannen Although this is the second novel of Alcott s Little Women trilogy Part 2 of Little Women, the first novel, was first published separately as Good Wives, but after that, the two were published as a unit , I read it first, and at about the age of eight it was one of the earliest books I read by myself that I can actually remember As I sometimes say, I cut my teeth as a reader on Victorian and Edwardian era classics This review has no spoilers for this book, but the situation it describes inevitably involves some spoilers in relation to the preceding book.At the conclusion of the previous tale, Jo March and her German born suitor, Professor Bhaer, are engaged, and planning to turn Plumfield, the country estate outside of Boston that Jo has inherited from her now deceased Aunt March, into a boarding school for boys I don t have Little Women in front of me and don t perfectly recall the conclusion, but at that time they were planning to marry the following year The second book simply recounts about six months, from spring to Thanksgiving, in the life of the school an eventful period that introduces several new pupils beginning when their oldest natural son is a bit younger than his twin cousins, who are 10 That sets up an interesting chronological situation the internal chronology of the first book, which was published in 1868 69, means that the Bhaers couldn t have married before 1870 This would date the events of Little Men no earlier than 1878, when the cousins, born in 1868, would be about 10 but it was published in 1871 So Alcott was projecting the events, from her own perspective, several years into the future However, the real life material and social culture didn t change markedly from 1871 to 1878, so the text as we have it fits pretty well into that chronological setting At one point in this book, Alcott writes there is no particular plan to this story, except to describe a few scenes in the life at Plumfield for the amusement of certain little persons As this suggests, it was written for younger readers and I think it has a slightly less grown up tone, and deals with somewhat less or deals somewhat less with serious and deep themes than the first book That may be simply my impression from reading it myself at a very young age, but I don t think so It also correctly suggests that there s no very intricate plot here though the story line is eventful, the book is somewhat episodic, anda study of characters than a plot driven work It s also an illustration, by rosy example, of the progressive educational theories of Alcott s own father, Bronson Alcott, who served as the model for Professor Bhaer because Plumfield is an unconventional school in a number of ways Personally, I think a lot of the ideas used here really do have merit But I m very skeptical and already was as a kid of his rather pacifist approach to discipline rather than him using the ruler on the hands of offenders, for instance, they have to strike him with the ruler Alcott s father actually used that technique IMO, it works a lot better here than it probably did in actual practice, and Plumfield is asuccessful school than any of Bronson Alcott s real life educational ventures really were Unlike Jo, Alcott herself didn t have any actual experience with running a school, and tends to view the kids in the book with somewhat rose colored spectacles they don t generally present many serious behavioral issues Though to be fair, there are some of these, especially surrounding one of the boys All of that said, there s a lot of realistic incident here, and very good development of character the dozen or so boys at the school, and a couple of girls Jo s niece Daisy attends Plumfield with her twin brother, John Brooke Jr hence Demijohn, or Demi for short , and tomboy Nan winds up here as well are all developed as distinct individuals, and drawn as vividly as the adults Two of the newcomers, musically talented Nat and rough edged Dan, have the most of an actual story arc associated with them, and Dan is the most dynamic character, in the sense of growing and developing in the course of the book I liked most of the boys, and both of the girls, but Nan was far and away my favorite of the latter I guess I had a thing for tough tomboy types even then, and she earned my admiration early Childhood friendship, good life lessons for growing up, adventures, mischief, puppy love it s all here, and Alcott tells it well The diction isn t hard to understand, even for kids at least, motivated kids who like reading , but the story and story telling isn t so kiddish that adults couldn t enjoy it In fact, I ve decided that this would make a good book for Barb and I to read together sometime I d normally recommend that one read Little Women first but in her case, she saw and liked the movie adaptation of the latter


  7. Manybooks Manybooks says:

    Although I have definitely for the most part rather enjoyed Louisa May Alcott s Little Men and do therefore also consider it both a successful sequel to Little Women and also what I would consider an interesting and delightful late 19th century American boarding school story and yes, a school story that really does descriptively and with much textual pleasure demonstrate how at Jo and Professor Bhaer s Plumfield, not only book learning and lessons are important and cherished, but also how the s Although I have definitely for the most part rather enjoyed Louisa May Alcott s Little Men and do therefore also consider it both a successful sequel to Little Women and also what I would consider an interesting and delightful late 19th century American boarding school story and yes, a school story that really does descriptively and with much textual pleasure demonstrate how at Jo and Professor Bhaer s Plumfield, not only book learning and lessons are important and cherished, but also how the students are equally and intensely instructed and expected to be physically active, to engage in sports, gardening and the like , I also and indeed frustratingly have found that occasionally whilst reading Little Men, I was definitely feeling a just trifle impatient, that I really was wishing Louisa May Alcott would get to the point and move away from being so preachy For while the majority of the often rather episodic chapters of Little Men certainly are entertaining and engaging enough even though I sometimes have found Dan s escapades and even his entire story to be a trifle too one sided and even a bit artificial in scope , there is at least in my opinion occasionally just too many doses of morality and how to successfully live and prosper with honour and integrity lessons and messages being presented, and yes indeed, that especially Jo seems in Little Men to have totally morphed into simply being Professor Bhaer s wife and a mother like figure to and for her students, her so called little men and with a few female students being thrown in for good measure, although I do very much appreciate in Little Men that Nan is being actively encouraged to follow her dreams of perhaps later becoming a doctor, even if Daisy is still generally being depicted as a standard and like her mother Meg entirely housewifely individual Combined with the fact that in Little Men I have also rather missed readingabout Amy Laurie and Meg John and that I do rather find it annoying that the only information about John Brooke in Little Men is the chapter concerning his untimely death realistic perhaps, as John Pratt, the model for John Brooke, did in fact die very young and unexpectedly, but why could Louisa May Alcott not have devoted a bit of her Little Men narrative to Meg and John before the latter s death , while I most definitely have found Little Men engaging and readable, it also does not and never will have the same kind of reading magic appeal to and for me as Little Women does and no, I will thus also not likely all that often be considering rereading Little Men, whereas for Little Women rereading it is both totally a pleasure and something that I continuously and happily do engage in


  8. Sunny Sunny says:

    When I was in the 5th grade, my mother gave me this book Granted, it was an abridged version for children, but it was a CHAPTER BOOK, and was REALLY LONG, and was the first absolute first classic story that I d ever read I spent the next two years reading this book over and over again.I remember having a Snoopy sticker the nicest sticker I d ever seen of Snoopy and stuck it to the front cover of my book to mark it as my own.30 years later, I read Little Women Which I loved And a week When I was in the 5th grade, my mother gave me this book Granted, it was an abridged version for children, but it was a CHAPTER BOOK, and was REALLY LONG, and was the first absolute first classic story that I d ever read I spent the next two years reading this book over and over again.I remember having a Snoopy sticker the nicest sticker I d ever seen of Snoopy and stuck it to the front cover of my book to mark it as my own.30 years later, I read Little Women Which I loved And a week later, when I was describing Little Women to my mother in law who works in a book store she linked the two together for me I was telling her how much I loved Jo, and she said Little Men was the story of the house school for boys at the end of Little Women.WHAT So, I read these out of order, and NOW I want to re read Little Men with my newfound background knowledge


  9. Yusra ✨ Yusra ✨ says:

    I didn t know this existed asdfghkklvbut at the same time, super worried to read this bc I ll likely not like it


  10. SailingByAshBreeze SailingByAshBreeze says:

    I found this book to be evenentertaining and heart warming than Little Women and I loved, loved, loved that book Little Women, of course, is a pre requisite to Little Men However, my 10 year old boy read Little Men first and still absolutely fell in love with the book and all the characters Now, he is inspired to read Little Women something he felt sure boys would not read My 13 year old girl read Jo s boys sequel to Little Men loved it as well Here is my Little Men review I pos I found this book to be evenentertaining and heart warming than Little Women and I loved, loved, loved that book Little Women, of course, is a pre requisite to Little Men However, my 10 year old boy read Little Men first and still absolutely fell in love with the book and all the characters Now, he is inspired to read Little Women something he felt sure boys would not read My 13 year old girl read Jo s boys sequel to Little Men loved it as well Here is my Little Men review I posted on PaperbackSwap.com Loved this book eventhan Little Women More importantly, my 10 year old boy loved this book In this book you will learn what happens to Jo and her family after Little Women Jo and her husband run a boarding school for boys Some of the boys families pay tuition While others are orphans who are taken in and given a beautiful new chance at life The book is full of boyish adventures and the reader is both entertained and inspired by Jo and her parenting style I highly recommend this book


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