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At Plumfield, an experimental school for boys, the little scholars can do very much as they please, even slide down banisters. For this is what writer Jo Bhaer, once Jo March of Little Women, always wanted: a house “swarming with boys…in all stages of…effervescence.” At the end of Little Women, Jo inherited the Plumfield estate from her diamond-in-the-rough Aunt March. Now she and her husband, Professor Bhaer, provide their irrepressible charges with a very different sort of education—and much love. In fact, Jo confesses, she hardly knows “which I like best, writing or boys.” Here is the story of the ragged orphan Nat, spoiled Stuffy, wild Dan, and all the other lively inhabitants of Plumfield, whose adventures have captivated generations of readers. 

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In picturesque 19th-century New England, tomboyish Jo, beautiful Meg, fragile Beth, and romantic Amy come of age while their father is off to war. This reissue contains the novel in its entirety, including Parts I and II.

Synopsis:

In picturesque nineteenth-century New England, tomboyish Jo, beautiful Meg, fragile Beth, and romantic Amy come of age while their father is off to war.

About the Author

Louisa May Alcott was born in Germantown, Pennsylvania, in 1832, and grew up in Concord, Massachusetts. She was the second of four daughters of Abba May and Bronson Alcott, a prominent transcendentalist thinker and social reformer whose idealistic preoccupations caused him to neglect his family’s practical needs. Louisa began to shoulder her family’s financial burdens at a young age—as a domestic, as a teacher, and as a writer, producing everything from sketches of her Civil War nursing experiences to pseudonymous, lurid thrillers. Fame and fortune came with the publication of Little Women in 1868-1869, a novel based upon her childhood experiences. This was followed by other books in the Little Women Series, all of them enormously popular: An Old-Fashioned Girl in 1870, Little Men in 1871, Eight Cousins in 1875, its sequel, Rose in Bloom, in 1876, Under the Lilacs in 1878, Jack and Jill in 1880, and finally, in 1886, Jo’s Boys, the sequel to Little Men. Among her other books was the autobiographical novel Work: A Story of Experience in 1873. She was active in the women’s suffrage and temperance movements until her death in 1888.
 
John Matteson holds doctoral degrees from Harvard and Columbia Universities. He is a professor of English at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City and is deputy director of the Leon Levy Center for Biography. Matteson is the author of The Lives of Margaret Fuller and Eden's Outcasts: The Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Father. For the latter book, he was awarded the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Biography.
 
J. T. Barbarese is the author of three books of poems, including A Very Small World, and a translation of Euripedes’ The Children of Heracles. His poems have appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, Boulevard, The Georgia Review, The Denver Quarterly, The Cortland Review and Poetry, and his literary journalism in numerous publications, from The Journal of Modern Literature to the New York Times. He is an assistant professor of English and creative writing at Rutgers University, where he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in poetry, fiction, playwriting, Romanticism and children’s literature.

Table of Contents

Little Women Preface

Part I

1. Playing Pilgrims

2. A Merry Christmas

3. The Laurence Boy

4. Burdens

5. Being Neighborly

6. Beth Finds the Palace Beautiful

7. Amy's Valley of Humiliation

8. Jo Meets Apollyon

9. Meg Goes to Vanity Fair

10. The P. C. and P. O.

11. Experiments

12. Camp Laurence

13. Castles in the Air

14. Secrets

15. A Telegram

16. Letters

17. Little Faithful

18. Dark Days

19. Amy's Will

20. Confidential

21. Laurie Makes Mischief, and Jo Makes Peace

22. Pleasant Meadows

23. Aunt March Settles the Question

Part II

24. Gossip

25. The First Wedding

26. Artistic Attempts

27. Literary Lessons

28. Domestic Experiences

29. Calls

30. Consequences

31. Our Foreign Correspondent

32. Tender Troubles

33. Jo's Journal

34. A Friend

35. Heartache

36. Beth's Secret

37. New Impressions

38. On the Shelf

39. Lazy Laurence

40. The Valley of the Shadow

41. Learning to Forget

42. All Alone

43. Surprises

44. My Lord and Lady

45. Daisy and Demi

46. Under the Umbrella

47. Harvest Time

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Barreca, Regina
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Matteson, John
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Alcott, Louisa May
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Publisher:
Signet Classics
Location:
New York
Subject:
Classics
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New england
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Mothers and daughters
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Young women
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Sisters
Subject:
Domestic fiction
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Autobiographical fiction
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March family
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Bildungsromans
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General Fiction
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Literature-A to Z
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Edition Description:
MM Picture Book
Series Volume:
03-5
Publication Date:
20120501
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
528
Dimensions:
6.95x4.17x.98 in. .49 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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