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Little Women (1868)

by Louisa May Alcott

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Chronicles the joys and sorrows of the four March sisters as they grow into young ladies in nineteenth-century New England.
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 Geeks who love the Classics: Jo in Little Women3 unread / 3nx74defiant, May 1

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Readable and entertaining, if you can cope with the endless morality lessons the writer tries to impart. The chapters are episodic in nature, but the main arc is the gentle story of how four sisters grow up and become women. If it were not for the old-fashioned, moralistic outlook it could be enjoyed nowadays by anyone. As it is, one needs to appreciate it as a period piece, and once you get past the morality lessons, there is much to enjoy, ( )
  jcm790 | May 26, 2024 |
I just couldn’t feel engaged with this book. Perhaps if I try to read it again, it will more meaningful to me then. ( )
  bread2u | May 15, 2024 |
No awards.
  benrowe05 | Apr 29, 2024 |
Very dated, highly stylized writing. Pervasive homilies cause the book to drag throughout. Must be read with mindset of the time it was written (1868) and so can give good glimpses into the lives of women at that time.

On p.399 the magazine publisher gives "authoress" Jo some advice: people want to be amused, not preaches at. Alcott should have taken the same advice.

This book is the YA/chick-lit of its time.

This version is the now commonly combined volume of Little Women and Good Wives (the sequel created by popular demand). ( )
  Dorothy2012 | Apr 22, 2024 |
This was a very enjoyable story. I love that the sisters stuck together no matter what was going on in their lives. The pact and honor that they demonstrated was superb. In fact I went on to read little men. ( )
  Mariafrendo | Apr 6, 2024 |
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Almost every single line is overflowing with passion, the choice of words, the portrayal of characters, and the eloquence of emotions, all of this just makes me wonder how is it even possible for someone to write so elegantly with a simple yet appealing tone. This is surely one of those books where you know it is going to be a classic masterpiece at first glance. It delivers so well that I feel as if I am there, in that house along with the characters.
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“Christmas won't be Christmas without any presents,” grumbled Jo, lying on the rug.
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I am not afraid of storms for I am learning to sail my ship.
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ISBN 0866119558 is the adaption by Lucia Monfried.
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Chronicles the joys and sorrows of the four March sisters as they grow into young ladies in nineteenth-century New England.

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Este delicioso y emotivo relato narra historia de la señora march y sus cuatro hijas: sus enamoramientos, sus aspiraciones intelectuales, sus complicaciones, su vida. con una fina descripción de caracteres, muestra el crecimiento de estas niñas poniendo gran énfasis en el espíritu de la libertad individual, inusual para una época en que la mentalidad estaba dominada por un ideal romántico puritano. les señoritas de louisa may alcoti demuestran sus aptitudes sociales tocando el piano, bordando o manteniendo una conversación fluida, amable y elegante. El ‘gran salón burgués” es la región del decoro y de las confesiones amorosas, al tiempo que actúa como soporte para interpretar y cuestionar diferentes aspectos de la guerra civil norteamericana.

Chronicles the joys and sorrows of the four March sisters as they grow into young ladies in 19th century New England
Οι σπουδαιότεροι συγγραφείς, οι πιο όμορφες ιστορίες της παγκόσμιας λογοτεχνίας. Ανακαλύψτε ξανά τα Αριστουργήματα της Παγκόσμιας Λογοτεχνίας. Ταυτόχρονα, γνωρίστε την Εποχή στην οποία γράφτηκαν, με τα σχόλια και την πλούσια εικονογράφηση που συνοδεύουν το πλήρες κείμενο του πρωτοτύπου. Η φαντασία ενός σπουδαίου εικονογράφου: Ο Τζέιμς Πρινιέ ζωντάνεψε με το πενάκι του την καθημερινή ζωή των ηρωίδων και της μητέρας τους στην περίοδο του Αμερικανικού Εμφυλίου. Μια σπουδαία καινοτομία: Το γνήσιο εικονογραφικό υλικό και οι συνοδευτικές λεζάντες προσδίδουν στις "Μικρές κυρίες" αξία ντοκουμέντου. Μια πρωτότυπη προσέγγιση, μια αξεπέραστη περιπέτεια.
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Four different sisters
learn to overcome their faults.
They learn about love.
(marcusbrutus)

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