Little Women

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Simon and Schuster, Aug 1, 2013 - Fiction - 592 pages
Louisa May Alcott's timeless classic, set during the Civil War, follows the lives, loves, and tribulations of the four March sisters -- Jo, Meg, Beth, and Amy -- and explores the rich nuances of family life and relationships.

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    User Review  - haloedrain - LibraryThing

    I didn't expect to like this book because the bits of the movie I've seen seemed saccharine and preachy--and it is, but the characters are so well described that I really liked a lot of it despite that. It gets pretty heavy handed and tedious in parts of the second half, though. Read full review

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    User Review  - TomomiT - LibraryThing

    It was written about family love. I was impressed with the four March sisters. The story is not so difficult,please read it! Read full review

    Contents

    Preface
    3
    Playing Pilgrims
    7
    A Merry Christmas
    20
    The Laurence Boy
    33
    Burdens
    46
    Being Neighborly
    60
    Beth Finds the Palace Beautiful
    74
    Amys Valley of Humiliation
    83
    Literary Lessons
    328
    Domestic Experiences
    337
    Calls
    355
    Consequences
    370
    Our Foreign Correspondent
    384
    Tender Troubles
    397
    Jos Journal
    411
    A Friend
    427

    Jo Meets Apollyon
    92
    Meg Goes to Vanity Fair
    105
    The P C and P O
    125
    Experiments
    137
    Camp Laurence
    150
    Castles in the Air
    173
    Secrets
    184
    A Telegram
    195
    Letters
    206
    Little Faithful
    216
    Dark Days
    225
    Amys Will
    235
    Confidential
    245
    Laurie Makes Mischief and Jo Makes Peace
    254
    Pleasant Meadows
    268
    Aunt March Settles the Question
    277
    PART II
    291
    Gossip
    293
    The First Wedding
    307
    Artistic Attempts
    315
    Heartache
    445
    Beths Secret
    458
    New Impressions
    465
    On the Shelf
    479
    Lazy Laurence
    494
    The Valley of the Shadow
    511
    Learning to Forget
    518
    All Alone
    533
    Surprises
    543
    My Lord and Lady
    562
    Daisy and Demi
    568
    Under the Umbrella
    576
    Harvest Time
    593
    Notes
    607
    Interpretive Notes
    627
    Critical Excerpts
    637
    Questions for Discussion
    647
    Suggestions for the Interested Reader
    649
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    About the author (2013)

    Louisa May Alcott was born in 1832 in Germantown, Pennsylvania. She is best known for Little Women (1968), which is loosely based on her own life and proved to be one of the most popular children’s books ever written. Three sequels followed: Good Wives (1869), Little Men (1871), and Jo’s Boys (1886). Alcott was the daughter of the famous transcendentalist Bronson Alcott and was friend of Emerson and Thoreau. In addition to writing, she worked as a teacher, governess, and Civil War nurse, as well as being an advocate of abolition, women’s rights, and temperance. She died in 1888 and is buried in Sleepy Hollow cemetery in Concord, Massachusetts.

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