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Kitty's Class Day and Other Stories

3.54  ·  Rating details ·  57 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Paperback, 268 pages
Published October 15th 2005 by 1st World Library (first published 1882)
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Phil Syphe
“Kitty’s Class Day” as a title sounds like a story about a young child going to school, but it is in fact about a 17-year-old obsessed with looking her best, making use of what materials she’s got to look fashionable and make men’s heads turn with admiration and women look with envy.

This light-hearted and amusing tale is my favourite of this collection.

4 stars.

“Aunt Kipp” is the name of a 70-something rich woman who is something of a Scrooge. She does little to help her niece, grandniece, or gr
Nov 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've had this on my "to read" pile for ages. I don't know why I put off reading it for so long! This was a breath of fresh air! No one writes like this any more! The language was beautiful, the vocabulary long since forgotten, the stories quite enjoyable! Worth the time to go back and read again just for the sheer joy of the refreshing language!
Jesse Field
"How little it takes to make a young girl happy! A pretty dress, sunshine, and somebody opposite, and they are blest." Well, that about sums it up, folks.
Linda Orvis
Jan 16, 2018 rated it liked it
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I own the 1908 edition of this 1882 book by Louisa May Alcott. I've collected many of her old books in order to read her entire collection. I'm pretty close to being done. Why would I do such a thing? Obsessive Compulsive? Maybe. But her works, in general, are delightful. They range from Little Women, (semi autobiographical) to newly discovered potboilers, (which I have totally enjoyed). Not only are the stories entertaining, but the progress, and sometimes regression, of the author is an intere ...more
Mahnoor Rahman
May 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Such a lovely writing style...simple and sweet. No one writes like her.
Bethany Turner
A collection of fun short stories with a few twists.
Jan 26, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I appreciate Alcott for her insight into the poverty of the time and also the Civil War. Otherwise, I find it maudlin and sentimental.
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