Little Women is one of the best loved books of all time. Lovely Meg, talented Jo, frail Beth, spoiled Amy: these are hard lessons of poverty and of growing up in New England during the Civil War. Through their dreams, plays, pranks, letters, illnesses, and courtships, women of all ages have... show more
Little Women is one of the best loved books of all time. Lovely Meg, talented Jo, frail Beth, spoiled Amy: these are hard lessons of poverty and of growing up in New England during the Civil War. Through their dreams, plays, pranks, letters, illnesses, and courtships, women of all ages have become a part of this remarkable family and have felt the deep sadness when Meg leaves the circle of sisters to be married at the end of Part I. Part II, chronicles Meg's joys and mishaps as a young wife and mother, Jo's struggle to become a writer, Beth's tragedy, and Amy's artistic pursuits and unexpected romance. Based on Louise May Alcott's childhood, this lively portrait of nineteenth-century family life possesses a lasting vitality that has endeared it to generations of readers.
Publish date: 1983-04-01
Publisher: Bantam Classics
Pages no: 560
Edition language: English
This American classic, set in the 19th century during the Civil War, follows the lives of the March sisters as they grow up and become young ladies. Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy are often joined by their neighbor Laurie, who is living with his grandfather. Some how I missed reading this book as a kid but ...
This is one of those books I should have read many years ago. I enjoyed this story and all of its simplicity. It was a nice look into the family dynamics of 19th century America (or at least the idealized version) and the characters were certainly memorable. While I enjoyed each chapter and learning...
Basic InfoFormat: Audio Pages/Length: n/a Genre: Young Adult; Historical Fiction Reason For Reading: #3 on YA Top 100 At A GlanceLove Triangle/Insta Love/Obsession?: Eh. Cliff Hanger: No Triggers: n/a Rating: 2.5 stars Score SheetAll out of ten Cover: 6 Plot: 4 Characters: 5 World Building: 5...
4.5 starsI found this to be so much more enjoyable than I was expecting. I really liked it and got all caught up in the goings on of this family. I don't know how I missed reading it when I was growing up. I think the storyline was entertaining while also having several morals. After reading, I ...
5/2 - I've seen the Winona Ryder movie a number of times, but now that I'm getting started on this I don't think I've ever actually read the book. I know the story so well I think I just imagined I'd read it, when I'd really only watched it. To be continued... 7/2 - Loving this. Loving the precisi...