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Download Epub Format ã Little Women PDF by Æ Louisa May Alcott 863 Little Women Little Women 1 , Louisa May AlcottLittle Women is a novel by American author Louisa May Alcott 1832 1888 , which was originally published in two volumes in 1868 and 1869 Alcott wrote the books over several months at the request of her publisher Following the lives of the four March sisters Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy the novel details their passage from childhood to womanhood and is loosely based on the author and her three sisters 1998 1369 447 1374 9644457757 1385 1388 1393 9786001210532 19 1374 160 9646105122 1374 1375 1376 1374 127 1374 179 1375 160 9645680182 1380 1392 9789645680563 184 1375 160 1376 351 9644171527 1380 1388 1393 9789644171529 1381 88 9646465072 1388 58 9789642621866 1388 1389 1389 150 9789643032128 1389 489 9789643696627 1392 1393 1391 168 9786009007059 1393 114 9786009400164 1394 176 A new movie is coming out December 25thI ve never read it so I might have to do a readalong for it that month Don t try to make me grow up before my timeThe March sisters may be radically different but they all have one thing in common love Their love for their mother and father, 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 Their mother tries to distract them but often she can barely distract herself Jo, a radical tomboy and aspiring author rallies her family with her amusing plays and scribbles I like good strong words that mean somethingMeg, the beautiful sister, often puts her family first and holds them together when her mother cannot You don t need scores of suitors You need only one if he s the right one.
Amy, the youngest, was spoiled as a child and oh my, it shows But even she can rally when life I M IN LOVE, I M IN LOVE, AND I DON T CARE WHO KNOWS IT When I was a child, my mother used to drag me to antique stores all the time There is nothing boring to a kid than an antique store It smelled like dust and old people, and everything looked the same dark wood , and if we were in a particularly bauble heavy shop I had to clasp my hands behind my back like a Von Trapp child in order to avoid invoking the you break it you buy it policy on a 42 crystal ashtray.
On one such excursion, when I was like eight, I found a vintage ish copy of Little Women Because it was a book, and because it had some kind of illustration of pretty girls in pretty dresses, it was far and away the most interesting thing in there So I indulged in what was then and what remains one of my favorite pastimes asking my mother to buy me something She said no, both because it was confusingly expensive 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 further with it if her publisher had allowed it and if it weren t a children s book.
Louisa herself was fiercely independent and didn t marry Of course, Jo, her doppelganger and the heroine of the book, did marry I think the struggle for girls and women to be themselves while following convention is an experience that re
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 something seemingly interesting she breaks it for no other reason than to do something.
Whether its the pairing of Amy and Laurie huh , the point made CONSTANTLY that Beth s life isn t useless because she is an angel and showed them that angels do exist and is a total Mary Sue Really Cause I m glad she died before I died of boredom , the forced pairing of Jo and the Professor Why I mean really Just keep her single there is also the message that pursing art is selfish Jo giving up her writing, Laurie gives up his music, Amy gives up her sketc 1998 D I have owned this book forever I have the movie and have always loved it Thanks to several group challenges on here, I have finally gotten to this little gem.
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 many scenes than direly needed like the Byrne Ryder night at the opera scene it explains why she doesn t choose Laurie after all nor taking indispensable scenes from the century and a half old novel to the cutting room floor Alas, there s a good reason why Entertainment Weekly once decreed that the film was a great Generations Of Readers Young And Old, Male And Female, Have Fallen In Love With The March Sisters Of Louisa May Alcott S Most Popular And Enduring Novel, Little Women Here Are Talented Tomboy And Author To Be Jo, Tragically Frail Beth, Beautiful Meg, And Romantic, Spoiled Amy, United In Their Devotion To Each Other And Their Struggles To Survive In New England During The Civil WarIt Is No Secret That Alcott Based Little Women On Her Own Early Life While Her Father, The Freethinking Reformer And Abolitionist Bronson Alcott, Hobnobbed With Such Eminent Male Authors As Emerson, Thoreau, And Hawthorne, Louisa Supported Herself And Her Sisters With Woman S Work, Including Sewing, Doing Laundry, And Acting As A Domestic Servant But She Soon Discovered She Could Make Money Writing Little Women Brought Her Lasting Fame And Fortune, And Far From Being The Girl S Book Her Publisher Requested, It Explores Such Timeless Themes As Love And Death, War And Peace, The Conflict Between Personal Ambition And Family Responsibilities, And The Clash Of Cultures Between Europe And America