Little Women (Little Women #1/2)
Little Women is the heartwarming story of the March family that has thrilled generations of readers. It is the story of four sisters--Jo, Meg, Amy and Beth-- and of the courage, humor and ingenuity they display to survive poverty and the absence of their father during the Civil War.
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"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 some girls to have plenty of pretty things, and other girls nothing at all, added little Amy, with an injured sniff.
We've got Father and Mother, and each other, said Beth contentedly from her corner."
There's an undercurrent of anger in this book and I think Louisa May Alcott would have gone much furthe...more
Louisa May Alcott was born in Germantown, which is now a part of Philadelphia, in 1832. But soon she moved with her family to the Boston-area, where she and her three sisters Anna, Elizabeth and May grew up. The four girls were educated by their father Bronson Alcott, who was a member of the New England Transcendentalists. Through him Louisa met other Transcendentalists like Theodore Parker, Henry David Thoreau and R...more
Alcott wrote this as a response to a request for a "book for girls" which I think can explain much of the preachiness about morals and virtues. That Marmee is just so darned virtuous! I think it was also an outlet for Alcott's frustration with being constricted to the expectations and limitations of her gender in 19th century New England. At first I thought Jo's tomboyishness was g...more
Reading this book again after an interval of some forty years was much like returning to a place known well in childhood, but not seen since. Memory distorts the landscape and the size and the shape of things contained within it. The place is both totally familiar and completely unknown at the same time.
Little Women is one of the first novels that I remember reading. I can still see the book – a red hardback with small print, the dust jacket long gone. It took me to a time and a place that was c...more
After finishing it on Monday afternoon, I was talking to some girls that evening where I realized (yes, I was thinking out loud) that this book is loaded with advice -- marital advice, parenting advice, interpersonal relationships advice ... and it's all good. I mean seriously,...more
The book is full of doing your best, try to overcome your flaws and grow up as a lady. This kind of moralistic sermons didn't att...more
I mean, it was charming in the way that those drawings at Lascaux are charming, but I'm not going to be preached to abo...more
I have something in common with each of them so I guess that's why I get drawn into the story and literally can't put the book down despite the fact that I've known how it ends for the past 13 years (and multiple readings each year, makes it hard to forget even the tiniest details)
Bonus: the movie is one of my favorites (Wynona Ryder version)
Reading it was a very enjoyable process I managed to finish it in a day. And I was left with this warm feeling in my heart. I had this re...more
Visto che è sempre meglio dire le cattive prima delle buone, parliamo proprio del moralismo di Piccole Donne.
In realtà non si potrebbe di certo criticare, le signorine di quei tempi dovevano comportarsi in un certo modo. Però che nervoso, eh! Più che altro con l'affare Jo, che deve per forza cambiare carattere. Ma io...more
The Author Louisa May Alcott prefaces Little Women with an excerpt from John Bunyan’s seventeenth-century work The Pilgrim’s Progress, an allegorical novel about leading a Christ...more
La dolce&saggia Meg è interessante quanto una scopa mop e ci sta che ce la ritroviamo a quarant’anni seduta in cucina, circondata da un branco di mocciosi in attesa dell’uscita dal forno della 1483esima torta di mele, che guarda Sentieri mentre tracanna una bottiglia di sambuca (ammenoché la saggia non abbia prevalso per tempo sulla dolce e non sia fuggita col nerboruto analfabeta della porta accanto per un futuro radioso di abbecedario&sessoselvaggio)....more
Little Women is based on an incredibly diverse group of sisters. The oldest being Meg, the tom-boy Joe, soft spoken and musically talented Beth and the youngest Amy. You see these characters living in 19th century Massachusetts, during the middle of a civil war. Times were hard then; money was tight and social class was a hot topic. Meg, was especially drawn to nice things and finding a husband, while Joe was busy writing and could care less if a man came along, Be...more
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Louisa spent her childhood in Boston and in Concord, Massachusetts, where her days were enlightened by visits to Ralph Waldo Emerson’s...more