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Little Men (1871)

by Louisa May Alcott

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Series: Little Women (2)

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    Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (GeorgiaDawn)
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    Selected writings of the American transcendentalists by George Hochfield (aulsmith)
    aulsmith: Contains writings by Louisa May's father on educational theory
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    Five Little Peppers and How They Grew by Margaret Sidney (foggidawn)
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    Ragged Dick and Mark the Match Boy by Horatio Alger (BonnieJune54)
    BonnieJune54: both works are written in the same style and include street boys of the era.
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Little Men follows the life of Jo Bhaer and the students who live and learn at the Plumfield Estate School that she runs with her husband, Professor Bhaer. The mischievous children, whom she loves and cares for as her own, learn valuable lessons as they become proper gentlemen and ladies. We also get cameo appearances of almost all the characters found in the previous books, almost all of them happy and well. Meg's older two children, Demi and Daisy joined the school as well as Mr. Bhaer's German nephews Franz and Emil.

The story begins with the arrival of Nathaniel "Nat" Blake, a shy young orphan with a talent for playing the violin and a penchant for telling fibs. Through his eyes we are introduced to the majority of the characters, from the Bhaers' children to other classmates. We follow Nat's life from April through Thanksgiving, meeting new students and playing games and having adventures throughout. Each student has his or her own struggles: Nat lies, Demi is naïve to the point of living out of reality, but is adored by mother and sister alike,and swears that he will be like 'parpar' after John Brooke (Meg's husband) dies, Emil has a bad temper, Dan is rebellious and rude, Tommy is careless (and once sets the house afire), Annie alias Nan is too tomboyish, Daisy is too prim and even weak-willed etc. They all learn to cope with their faults as they grow into young men and women.

  bostonwendym | Mar 3, 2016 |
Third in the 'Little Women' series, and a continuation of the previous books, focussing mostly on the sons of the original March girls. A bit of moralising in places, and of course it's old-fashioned, but a pleasant light read with some moving moments. ( )
  SueinCyprus | Jan 26, 2016 |
Little Men (published 1871) is considered the second book of the Little Women trilogy written by Louisa May Alcott. (The book Good Wives (1869) was originally the sequel to the novel Little Women (1868), however those two novels are now usually published as a single volume.) This book was inspired by the death of her brother-in-law, which reveals itself in one of the last chapters, when a beloved character from Little Women passes away, affecting the entire cast of characters. The final book of the trilogy is Jo's Boys (1886).
  FriendsLibraryFL | Sep 6, 2014 |
3½ stars for the book, 4 stars for the audiobook. Charming children's story of life at a small boys' school in 1870s Massachusetts, but a bit overly moralizing at times. Justine Eyre did a good job with the narration, and I particularly liked her voice for Professor Bhaer. ( )
  leslie.98 | Mar 31, 2014 |
Charming children's story of life at a small boys' school in 1870s Massachusetts, but a bit overly moralizing at times. If you can overlook that, then the tales of the children and their adventures, trials, and successes are very enjoyable. ( )
  leslie.98 | Mar 31, 2014 |
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Louisa May Alcottprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Birch, Reginald BathurstIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Burd, Clara M.Illustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Gorsline, Douglas W.Illustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hess, Erwin L.Illustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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To Freddy and Johnny, the little men to whom she owes some of the best and happiest hours of her life, this book is gratefully dedicated by their loving Aunt Weedy
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"Please, sir, is this Plumfield?" asked a ragged boy of the man who opened the great gate at which the omnibus left him.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0451529359, Mass Market Paperback)

The beloved sequel to Little Women, this classic continues the story of Jo March, who goes on to get married and inherit an estate with which she creates an experimental school for boys.

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Follows the adventures of Jo March and her husband Professor Bhaer as they try to make their school for boys a happy, comfortable, and stimulating place.

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