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Little Men by Louisa May Alcott

Little Men (1871)

by Louisa May Alcott

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Title:Little Men
Authors:Louisa May Alcott
Info:Dolphin, Doubleday
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Tags:children's lit, 19th century

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Little Men by Louisa May Alcott (1871)

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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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    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 (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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  Wall_Family_Books | Mar 23, 2014 |
There are some lovely quotes in this novel about teaching children and the effect of love and patience and good examples. I liked the extended metaphor of the garden and how Jo & Fritz were growing a garden of boys and how their harvest was shaping up. There are some fun episodes (the play kitchen and the museum) as well as hard lessons learned, all of which make the book a joy to read. ( )
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Louisa May Alcottprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Birch, Reginald BathurstIllustratorsecondary 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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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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