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Good Wives (1869)
by Louisa May Alcott
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Well, this sequel surprised me and it felt underwhelmingly uneventful. It was still nice to see how things turned up for each March girl.
This book continues the story of the March sisters. I still found it enjoyable and pleasant to listen to, but it was maybe a little more preachy than the first part of the story, and thus possibly doesn’t age as well.
While I appreciate how old the book is, I found I just could not ignore the constant talk of what a woman "should" be and the looking down on Jo for not being "womanly enough". A lot of the comments made in the book were just...
"Women should learn to be agreeable, particularly poor ones, for they have no other way of repaying the kindness they receive." What kind of message is this?
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Good Wives continues the story of the March sisters, Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy, as they approach womanhood. Meg longs to begin her new life with John Brook, though they can never be rich; Jo returns to devote herself to literature, and to Beth, whose illness has left her weak but whose serenity shines through the household; and Amy has gone to Aunt March, bribed with the offer of drawing lessons. Laurie remains irrepressible, with his high spirits and sense of fun, though his pursuit of Jo's affections seems unlikely to succeed.
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Melvil Decimal System (DDC)813.4 — Literature English (North America) American fiction Later 19th Century 1861-1900
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An edition of this book was published by Penguin Australia.
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