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Little Women (Little Women #1)
The charming story of the March sisters, Little Womenhas been adored for generations. Readers have rooted for Laurie in his pursuit of Jo's hand, cried over little Beth's untimely death, and dreamed of traveling through Europe with old Aunt March and Amy. Aspiring...more
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Let's see--there's a heroine who not only writes, but is proud of the fact and makes a profit from ...more
"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
What I tried to do here was dispel the extra melodrama and embrace the cut-outs (fat trimmed out) of the Winona Ryder film. I was on the hunt for all the "new" (ha!) stuff that the regular person, well informed of the plot involving four young girls growing up (or in the case of Beth, NOT) never even knew existed. But it seems that the film di ...more
وهي رواية لطيفة اكتسبت شهرتها عبر السنوات
من خلال اقتباسها في أعمال سينمائية
وفي ابتداعات الرسوم المتحركة
بل حتى الأوبرا كان لها نصيب من ذلك
حيث ألف الموسيقار الأمريكي مارك آدامو أوبرا نساء صغيرات في عام
الرواية مقتبسة عن تجربة الكاتبة الذاتية مع شقيقاتها الثلاث
وتقدم لنا حياة أربع شقيقات هن
ميغ وجو وبيث وإيمي
.في جو مليء بالدفء العائلي
متوغلة في أسرار النساء اللائي عشن في تلك الفترة
وكيف كانت تفكر أدمغت ...more
As it is prominently placed on the 1001 boo ...more
So, this is going to be my most confusing review to date and I am going to need some help from people who read this, so please reply if you know! (see below)
I read this for my Completest Book Club. I am glad I did because it is a classic I hear about all the time. If you take the Never-ending Book Quiz on Goodreads, it seems like every other question is about Little Women. While for me this book was just okay, I can see why it is a classic and enjoyed by many.
Little Women remains to this day one of the books I have, curiously, read the most. And I'm not ashamed to state this. Why should I be? The notion that certain films or books are 'chick-lit' is one so alien to my mind. They may be geared at specific audiences mostly, but any strong work of art will appeal to any individual - or rather can appeal to any individual - person.
I don't know what it is about Little Women that made me so attracted to it. Perhaps it was the characterisation in the women ...more
I had to read this book for my Children's Lit class and I loved it! We've done a lot of discussion which has really opened my mind to new things in the book and made me love it even more. I'd definitely recommend this book to anyone wanting to get into classics as it's a children's book (so easy to read) but also there are fantastic characters (except Amy, I really hate Amy).
Now, if she had been the heroine of a moral story-book, she ought at this period of her life to have become quite saintly, renounced the world, and gone about doing good in a mortified bonnet, with tracts in her pocket. But, you see, Jo wasn't a heroine; she was only a struggling human girl, like hundreds of others, and she just acted out her nature, being sad, cross, listless, or energetic, as the mood suggested.
I first read this book as a tween, and had a real love-hate ...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
It is the story of the four March sisters and their family joys and woes. From the beginning we are meant to see how different they are. The dialogues were so evenly distributed between them it felt unnatural at times, or perhaps fai ...more
Este libro y yo tenemos una larga historia.
Es el libro favorito de mi mamá, y como tal, ella habría preferido que este fuera mi primera lectura, allá cuando yo tenía nueve o diez años. Por supuesto ya desde chiquita le entré a llevar la contra y mi primer libro fue Harry Potter y el Cáliz de Fuego. A partir de allí, comencé un camino muy diferente al de ella, un camino que no pudimos hacer converger nunca más, porque desde Harry Potter que la fantasía siempre fue una de m ...more
The one thing I'm not going to do is apologise for not liking this. I hold no truck with that: stop apologising for having an opinion that is different to the majority.
Little Women was relatively written well in the grammatically correct sense, but I found it to be a very slow and dull read. It is definitely of its time and even though there are small points of seeing the necessity of having strong, indep ...more
Little Women was one of the classics that had been on my wishlist the longest. I think I first came across it while watching that episode of Friends. I didn't know much about Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March, but it seemed like the perfect children's classic for me.
Yet Little Women wasn't as engaging as I had hoped. I wasn't emotionally drawn into the sisters' lives, which is important for a character-driven novel. It's a ...more
داستان کتاب: داستان در مورد زندگی چهار خواهر به نامهای مگی، ایمی، بت و جو است. آنها در خانه ای با مادر خود برعکس گذشته زندگی فقیرانه ای دارند. پدر خانواده به جنگ رفته است. هر یک از این دخترها بر اساس سن شان مسئولیتی رو بر عهده دارند.
ژوزفین که "جو" صدایش میکنند دختری 15 س ...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
Meg: the prettiest of the four March sisters, loves luxury, and nice things
In part II she'll become more mature, and when she got married, Oh how I adored this part, for it showed the real struggles of a young married woman, without the sugar coat that most the authors do.
Jo: she tried to be the man of the family when her father was at war, she may not be so pretty but she is a bookworm, writer, and kind(even if that didn't shows up), she is my fav. c ...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
I think that there is something wrong with my french version of the book Little Women. Indeed, I knew for a fact that Beth was going to die (Rachel told Joey in Friends, when they exchanged their favorite book) but in my book, Beth is very well alive at the end. I know that when the book was first translated in French, they deleted numerous parts of it, fearing that it wasn't compatible with the French culture, but later it was fully re-translated and it is the one I actually bought... I ...more
7/2 - Loving this. Loving the precision that it's written with (made more impressive by a month of poorly, or at least not impressively, written Kindles), the ease with which I can picture all the characters (thanks, once again, to the wond ...more
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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 ...more