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Good Wives (Little Women #1.5)

3.93 of 5 stars 3.93  ·  rating details  ·  9,517 ratings  ·  266 reviews
Meg, Jo, Amy y Beth, las cuatro hermanas de Mujercitas, han crecido; la guerra ha concluido y la vida continúa en el hogar de los March. Muy pronto se casa Meg y luego la seguirá la menor de las hermanas. Distinto será el destino de Beth, mientras Jo se convierte en una escritora y encuentra quien la comprenda verdaderamente. Una novela que trasunta humanidad y que destaca ...more
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Published February 8th 2007 by Book Jungle (first published 1869)
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Rumi
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Komal
The March girls are all grown up and ready to throw away all their individuality and aspirations so that they can please their extremely-penniless-but-good-Christian husbands <:'D Isn't that exactly what all girls dream of? Servitude to a man!
Fair warning, spoilers ahead:

Remember Meg? She was the self-satisfied smarmy brunette who all the men liked for her looks, and not much else. She makes a match to a really tear-jerkingly boring and terrifically poor tutor, and lives with him to do his bi
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Leonor (Ner)
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Faye
Little Women is an amazing book. It is about four sisters: Margaret, Josephine, Elizabeth and Amy. One pretty, one a tomboy, one quiet and shy and one romantic, they make brilliant sisters. Though they are all different and unique, they are the best of friends, relying on one another.

The March sisters experience a lot in their lifetime, which is thoroughly explained and detailed, and makes you feel, think and read on. They experience growing up, falling in love, and dealing with the fact that
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Uniquesy
The truly benefiting and deserving sequel to Little Women, I fell in love with this book!

Discovering it's prequel was the most wonderful thing that ever happened to me and when I found out that Good Wives existed, my excitement was unparalleled to unlike anything else. The inspiration I felt was of the highest form and the morality of the book rather suited me, for I like being preached to (Don't think me weird). The moral epiphany continues, the fates of the little women gets revealed, gentle f
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Ayu Palar
Mar 27, 2009 Ayu Palar rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Ayu by: Sherien
Shelves: classics
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Ginny
To begin with,I'm glad I finished this book at last.
but as everyone fell for it,I've got to confess that wasn't the way it worked for me.
It felt good to finally get through all the depressing parts to reach to the good and happy ones.but they weren't enough to fill the hole,you know.
No misunderstanding here.I'm almost glad with how everything turned out.but through all what happened,old characters got annoying for me.and as they grew up and changed I began to despise them.except for Jo,who almos
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Cristina
Jan 28, 2010 Cristina rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Can't say
Recommended to Cristina by: Little Women and Alexandra
Shelves: 2010
It's sad but I didn't entirely enjoy this. I missed everyone, even while I read them. The evolution was too rapid, too un-thought. Characters lost their essence because they were apart. It was silly how much joy it brought to have Laurie and Jo reunited, the first sentence they uttered to one another felt like home immediately. I don't know if Alcott did this on purpose, to explore on the bittersweetness of young adulthood, but if she did not do it on purpose, it's simply fascinating, powerful m ...more
Laura
From BBC Radio 4 Extra:
Louisa May Alcott's classic sequel to Little Women.



Ellie
Good Wives is the sequel to the book Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. The book begins three years after the end of Little Women and continues the stories of the March sisters; Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy. It is beautifully written, however, there were several things I didn't like about this book. In Little Women, the girls all had dreams and ambitions about what they wanted to become; such as Amy becoming an artist and Jo becoming a famous best selling author. I was slightly nauseated by the way the ...more
Indah
Hadiah dari Serambi, terima kasih ya.
Cerita awal di halaman 7, langsung membuat saya tersenyum dan membayangkan kalau nanti tiga anak perempuan saya dewasa :D

“Seorang ibu rumah tangga, sekaya apa pun, harus tahu bagaimana segala sesuatu harus dilakukan di rumahnya, kalau dia ingin dilayani dengan baik dan jujur.” (Gosip – halaman 21)

Sejak membaca novel Little Women, sudah jatuh cinta dengan kisah Bu March dan keempat anak perempuannya, Meg, Jo, Beth, dan Amy. Dan, membaca Good Wives semakin mene
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Stef
Aug 29, 2011 Stef rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: No one. Stay away. Stay far, far away.
This book took all that was good about Little Women and crushed it, grinding the sharp pieces of my despair right in my face. It's so bad I can't pick up Little Women without remembering this book and knowing that everything I read is a filthy lie and that all happiness shall soon cease to exist.

I want to purge my memory of Good Wives, but I can't. I wish I'd never read it. If I had a time machine I'd go back in time and slap this book out of my own twelve year old hands. And once that was done
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Truly
” Aku mencintaimu semenjak aku mengenalmu,Jo: tidak bisa menahannya, kamu begitu baik kepadaku. Aku sudah mencoba menunjukkannya, tapi kamu tidak mengizinkanku”
”Oh, kamu mau kemana?” Tanya Jo
”Ketemu setan ” Jawab Laurie


Tidak lama waktu yang dibutuhkan untuk menuntaskan buku ini. Masalahnya justru ada dibagian membuat review. Banyak hal-hal indah yang menyentuh hati. Hingga bingung bagaimana harus menguraikan isi buku ini. Sebaiknya tinggalkan review ini,segera membeli agar bisa mengerti makna da
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Jay
This is an interesting look into the era in which it was written. Reading it now does make it seem to be anti-feminist, and I suppose in a way it is, but in saying that, it is a snapshot of female life during the 1860s. I can't say I agree with Louisa May Alcott's vision, but hell, I can't say I agree with a lot of literature written and published in 1869.

Something I've noticed is that this book and Anne of Green Gables have a similar style. While the book does flow well, each chapter is like it
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Ava Black
Ho dato 4 stelline ma in realta' sarebbero 4 e mezzo.
Naturalmente, avevo gia' sentito parlare di Piccole Donne ed i suoi seguiti ma non avevo mai letto Good Wives ( in italiano " Piccole donne crescono" ) ma, dopo aver visto la versione del 1994 del film Piccole Donne, mi sono decisa a tuffarmi in questa lettura perche' nel film mi era piaciuta moltissimo Jo March. Qui e' ancora meglio! Le 4 stelline sono principalmente per Jo, protagonista induscussa di questa saga al femminile che in quattro v
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Tal
Time has brought changes to the March household -- home of the girls Jo, Amy, Beth and Meg, introduced in Louisa May Alcott's classic novel Little Women.

Having returned safely from war, Mr. March has become a trusted and beloved minister in the local parish. Home, too, is young John Brooke, whose plans for a shared life with Meg, however modest and poor that life may turn out to be, make the eldest March girl think herself the happiest soul in Christendom. The young lovers will live in a charmin
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Fadhilatul
Ini adalah sekuel dari Little Women karya Louisa May Alcott. Disini kita akan kembali bertemu dengan keempat gadis March. Sebenarnya ceritanya sudah bisa ditebak, ya tentu saja berputar pada kehidupan gadis-gadis March, pemuda Laurie dan Profesor Bhaer. Namun dalam buku kedua ini, sepertinya Alcott menggali lebih jauh apa yang terjadi dengan kehidupan mereka, khususnya setelah Meg dan Amy menikah. Lalu, apakah Jo akan menikah dengan Bhaer? Mudah ditebak juga. Yang menyedihkan adalah ketika kemat ...more
Raafia
OMG! How could Louisa May Alcott do this? How could she ruin Jo like this?
Okay, so Good Wives is a lot like Little Women. We find out how the girls change as they grow up unfortunately the change is not for the best. Beth dies, Meg becomes a mom, Amy grows up to be the beloved of everyone and Jo, the wild, lively Jo is turned into a model of domestication and marries a freaking forty year old man!!!!This is unfair. Why did the author do this to Jo? I always thought Jo should marry Laurie and it
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Siobhan Kemp
I've no doubt that the unsatisfying ending is to blame for all the one- and two-star reviews this book is getting. I agree with those sentiments, but for a reason a little less shallow than just "omg Jo and Laurie should be together!" It's not that the romantic inside of me doesn't want that*, it's just that I don't think that that's the critique we should be indulging. Like, I /wanted/ Sirius Black to stay alive in Harry Potter - that doesn't mean he should've, or that the book was bad because ...more
Jess Swann
Un second tome beaucoup plus plaisant que le premier selon moi, dans le sens où il est tout de même allégé en leçons de morale... J'ai aimé que l'auteur nous fasse grâce des années précédant le mariage et retrouver Meg au bras de John. Les scènes sur les débuts de leur mariage sont très bien rendues et vivantes.
Sur les parents March, j'ai toujours autant de mal avec leurs sermons, Marmee a tendance à m'agacer. En vérité la seule qui me divertit vraiment, c'est Amy. Sans foncièrement renier ses
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RebeccaErGlad MegetGlad
Mar 25, 2014 RebeccaErGlad MegetGlad rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: religious people
I'll see if I can find the strength to write e review later.

Or maybe now.

Review of little women and good wives.

Three points:

1.
In every book of this type (Jane Eyre, Jane Austin book und so writer.) the question is: can you swallow the gender equality issue? Can you accept/overlook/ignore, that marrying is the only way for a woman to make her fortune, and that this fact is not always treated as a bad thing, but sometimes seen as something quite natural and good? Is the love story believable or g
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Faith
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Dennie
Good wives is the follow up to Little Women and follows the four March sisters as the pass into adulthood. I really liked that each chapter seemed to focus on a sister. It was also good to know that even 150 years ago problems growing up were much the same as we find today.(view spoiler) ...more
Erin
This book will always be a treasure to me. The writing is so unbelievably beautiful. Louisa May Alcott is such a genius and has amazing talent. My only bone to pick was that (spoilers, read no further) Jo did not end up with dear Teddy! It tore me to pieces. I literally cried for two days and nearly couldn't finish the book in my state of unhappiness. And she ended up with Professor Bhear! I couldn't bear it. Then Teddy ended up with Any and I nearly died of heart brake. I felt like Jo deserved ...more
Meg
The chief complaint for this book is often that it is too 'preachy'. I absolutely agree with that complaint, but far from being an irritant, the 'preachiness' actually quite amuses me. I entertain myself with thinking of all the shocking and outrageous things I could do if I were to transport myself into the story. They'd denounce me a heathen forever.
Tara Lynn
I've been sick lately, and re-reading "comfort" books to make me feel better. When I was smaller, my mother always put a selection of "comfort books" in front of me, left me with a pot of tea and Mary Poppins playing in the background. Yup, I know I'm a dork, but tradition is tradition. I'll probably do it with my own children some day.
Jenny
I loved 'Little Women', the prequel to this book, when I was younger, so it seemed natural to read the sequel, 'Good Wives'. I have to say that, in comparison to the first book, the characters lose some oomph and I can't help but pine for the old humour and gutsiness that made me fall in love with the book. I think my issue with 'Good Wives' is that it becomes too moral; it still has lovely heartwarming and funny moments, and I still enjoyed reading the story immensely, but I felt as though I wa ...more
Nehal
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Charlotte
First things first; it is pretty much a recap or a summed up version of Little Women.
But hey, that's okay, I'm not complaining!
Reading this book years after reading Little Women helped me understand a lot of the first book and also why some things were the way they were.
It might even be that as I am older I can appreciate certain aspects that I didn't really take notice of the first time.
The story is filled with quotes I'm sure many people today can still relate to. Which sounds crazy sometimes,
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Jaiwantika Dutta
In which Amy becomes a lady and marries Laurie. Jo goes traveling and encounters an eccentric German professor who has a knack with children. Meg marries Brooke and has twins called Demi and Daisy. Primarily a book about Meg's twins, and their oh-so-adorable exploits, the book then switches to some romance when Laurie is around. This quickly vanishes as Jo goes traveling and meets a host of strange people, the German professor included. Eventually he proposes to her and they get married. Some bo ...more
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As A. M. Barnard:
Behind a Mask, or a Woman's Power (1866)
The Abbot's Ghost, or Maurice Treherne's Temptation (1867)
A Long Fatal Love Chase (1866 – first published 1995)
First published anonymously:
A Modern Mephistopheles (1877)

Louisa May Alcott was born in Germantown, Pennsylvania on November 29, 1832. She and her three sisters, Anna, Elizabeth and May were educated by their father, philosopher/ t
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“Love is the only thing that we can carry with us when we go, and it makes the end so easy.” 110 likes
“...Meg learned to love her husband better for his poverty, because it seem to have made a man of him, giving him the strength and courage to fight his own way, and taught him a tender patience with which to bear and comfort the natural longings and failures of those he loved.” 37 likes
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