Little Women
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Little Women
Louisa May Alcott
Children’s
Jul 28, 2018
Louisa May Alcott grew up in Concord, Massachusetts, the second of four daughters of a noted proponent of Transcendentalism, Bronson Alcott. Ralph Waldo Emerson was a friend of the family, as were Henry David Thoreau and Nathaniel Hawthorne. Despite her transcendentalist pedigree, Louisa May Alcott always kept her feet on the ground, working as a seamstress, a governess, a nurse, and, eventually, an author to contribute to the household income. Her most famous work, Little Women, is drawn from her own family life; it is among the most cherished and popular children’s books of all time. Within its comfortable domestic compass, many readers first discover the import of the largest questions: Who am I, and who do I want to be? From the first line—“‘Christmas won’t be Christmas without any presents,’ grumbled Jo, lying on the rug”—Alcott taps a vein of realism and colloquial expression that was ahead of its time and that still retains its attraction. What follows is a tale of life, love, friendship, illness, and coming-of-age, one in which the “little women” prove to have more courage, resourcefulness, and character than the adults who ostensibly hold sway over them.
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Oct 28, 2018
In my opinion, there is something seriously wrong with you if you don't like Little Women. It's beautiful and brilliant and influenced generations of women writers
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Oct 30, 2018
a classic - New England virtues and spirited daughters and a lovely mother
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I've read it at least half a dozen times. 'Nuff said?
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Nov 21, 2018
It's a classic for a reason. It endures.
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Nov 25, 2018
Every young girl should read this book, with its depiction of four girls with very different personalities; I have made sure my seven, now grown, daughters, and their daughters had a chance to read it.
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Nov 28, 2018
My youth!
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Loved the book
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Dec 8, 2018
I can read “Little Women” again and again, each time hoping to make the values it champions my own; family values, love, sisterhood, the will for social justice, compassionate parenting, literacy and a passion for writing!
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Dec 25, 2018
It was an important part of my childhood
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Dec 30, 2018
Beautiful story and timeless characters. Little Women is such a treasure of a book, not to be missed.
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a good "head cleaner" for when you've read too many unpleasant things in the news
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This book describes such a peaceful and endearing family life that won’t ever go out of style.
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Read this at age 10, then little men and good wives
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I wanted to be one of the March sisters
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Great book, read it in the 5th grade
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Loved it. Can be read as an adult or kid.
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Presents a culture of feminism well before it was popular. It has everything in this story to make it a classic
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Read only recently. What talent Alcott had and how this book must have blown away readers in its time.
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Mar 29
Good
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Timeless classic that both I enjoyed, as did both of my young daughters.
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Apr 23
Innocence
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Very enjoyable period piece, and lovely to see how the different personas are developed.
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Inspiring, challenging
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Everybody needs a little melodrama of human kindness.
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Jun 25
A bueatiful wee book about finding oneself in the world. Read and enjoyed many, many times
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Aug 9
A lifelong love
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