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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

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.

From the Paperback edition.

Synopsis:

The four March sisters--Meg, Amy, Beth, and feisty Jo--share the joys and sorrows of growing up while their father is away at war. The family is poor in worldly goods, but rich in love and character.

About the Author

Louisa May Alcott was born in 1832 in Pennsylvania and grew up in Concord, Massachusetts. She is best known for her books for children. The daughter of philosopher and reformer Amons Bronson Alcott, she was also a supporter of women's rights and an abolitionist. Family debts led her to write the autobiographical novel Little Women (1868). The book was a huge success, followed by Little Men, An Old-Fashioned Girl, and several other novels.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307758408
Publisher:
Random House
Subject:
Fiction
Author:
Alcott, Louisa May
Author:
Kulling, Monica
Subject:
Family life
Subject:
New england
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Social Situations - Adolescence
Subject:
New England Fiction.
Subject:
Family - General
Subject:
Readers - Beginner
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Literature - Classics / Contemporary
Subject:
March family
Subject:
Sisters
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Social Issues - Adolescence
Subject:
Family life - New England
Subject:
Children s-Beginning Readers
Subject:
Childrens classics
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Children s-Step Into Classics
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
19940705
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
112

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"Synopsis" by , The four March sisters--Meg, Amy, Beth, and feisty Jo--share the joys and sorrows of growing up while their father is away at war. The family is poor in worldly goods, but rich in love and character.
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