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Good Wives by Louisa May Alcott
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Good Wives (1869)

by Louisa May Alcott

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Series: Little Women (1.2)

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Loved these books as a child, and I still enjoy Alcott's unique tone of didactic irony. Her portrayal of the March sisters fumbling their way through adulthood is sketched with a tender and perceptive sarcasm, and makes it fun to read despite the overt moralism. ( )
  camillawb | Nov 6, 2018 |
Elementary-High,
  ChatterMatters | Oct 11, 2018 |
Con nessun personaggio romanzesco ho avuto un tranfert così totale come con Jo; neanche con Jean Eyre. E come mi sono sdoppiata quel giorno sotto l'albero quando, sbigottita, ho sentito la mia voce dire a Laurie: "no".
La seconda me (o era Jo? o chi era?) alle spalle del ragazzotto gli gridava nell'orecchio "ma perché non prendi a schiaffi questa scema?, cioè io, cioè..": un momento di totale schizofrenia...

sì, è un commento un po' delirante, ma chi sa sa.
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  icaro. | Aug 31, 2017 |
A lovely book, written as the direct sequel to 'Little Women'. It begins three years later. Meg March embarks on married life, and her three younger sisters develop and mature in different ways. The novel is character-based, each chapter giving a vignette into everyday life for one or other of the girls. It is inevitably dated in some ways, as it's nearly 150 years old. But the girls' different personalities shine through, in surprisingly modern ways, as they mature and learn to deal with their faults and problems.

There are gentle, low-key love stories, some humour, and a very sad, though inevitable chapter towards the end. There's some moralising author intrusion, typical for the period, but even that is written a little tongue-in-cheek.

Highly recommended for anyone who has read 'Little Women'. I must have read this at least six or seven times since my teenage years, and discover something new each time. ( )
1 vote SueinCyprus | Jan 26, 2016 |
The March girls grow up and each get married. This is a continuation of the novel Little Women.
  RachelHollingsworth | Feb 27, 2015 |
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In order that we may start afresh, and go to Meg's wedding with free minds, it will be well to begin with a little gossip about the Marches.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0140621903, Paperback)

When "Little Women" came to its last chapter Meg was engaged and the other three March girls, Beth, Jo and Amy, were at the threshold of young-womanhood. "Good Wives" opens three years later, with Meg and her family happily preparing for her marriage to John Brooke.

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In this second touching story about the March family, the March girls and their friend Laurie are young adults with their futures to find.

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