Little Women

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Generations of readers young and old, male and female, have fallen in love with the March sisters of Louisa May Alcott’s most popular and enduring novel, Little Women. Here are talented tomboy and author-to-be Jo, tragically frail Beth, beautiful Meg, and romantic, spoiled Amy, united in their devotion to each other and their struggles to survive in New England during the Civil War.

It is no secret that Alcott based Little Women on her own early life. While her father, the freethinking reformer and abolitionist Bronson Alcott, hobnobbed with such eminent male authors as Emerson, Thoreau, and Hawthorne, Louisa supported herself and her sisters with "woman’s work,” including sewing, doing laundry, and acting as a domestic servant. But she soon discovered she could make more money writing. Little Women brought her lasting fame and fortune, and far from being the "girl’s book” her publisher requested, it explores such timeless themes as love and death, war and peace, the conflict between personal ambition and family responsibilities, and the clash of cultures between Europe and America.

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    Little Women Reviews

  • Susan

    Someone I know claimed this no longer has value, that she would never recommend it because it's saccharine, has a religious agenda, and sends a bad message to girls that they should all be little dome...

  • Fabian

    Yes, yes. I AM a grown-ass man reading this, but I'm not ashamed. I also read the "Twilight" "saga" & a bunch of Charlaine Harris as well, remember? Even 50 shades. Chick fare. So... some rules simply...

  • Lala BooksandLala

    we stan.

  • Emily (Books with Emily Fox)

    A new movie is coming out December 25th...I've never read it so I might have to do a readalong for it that month!...

  • Miranda Reads

    “Don't try to make me grow up before my time…” The March sisters may be radically different but they all have one thing in common - love. Their love for their mother and father, the...

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  • Rory

    I hated this book.I can't even begin to go into all the reasons I dislike this novel. It's dull and preachy through out most of it--aside from Jo who is a truly inspired character. But everyone else s...

  • emma

    I’M IN LOVE, I’M IN LOVE, AND I DON’T CARE WHO KNOWS IT!When I was a child, my mother used to drag me to antique stores all the time. There is nothing more boring to a kid than an antique store....

  • jessica

    that feeling when you spend the majority of the book desperately longing to be a jo, but then end up realising youre actually just a beth… :/also, the fact that i still like laurie, even after he me...

  • Corrie

    The book begins:"Christmas won't be Christmas without any presents, grumbled Jo, lying on the rug.It's so dreadful to be poor! sighed Meg, looking down at her old dress.I don't think it's fair for som...