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Jo's Boys and How They Turned Out (A Sequel to Little Men) (Little Women #3)
Jo's Boys is the third book in the Little Women trilogy by Louisa May Alcott, published in 1886. In it, Jo's "children", now grown, are caught up in real world troubles. All three books - although fiction - are highly autobiographical and describe characters that were really in Alcott's life. This book contains romance as the childhood playmates become flirtatious young me...more
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Plumfield: If everybody could just stop acting in plays here, that'd be great.
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I always find that reviewing an Alcott book is a bit difficult. I kind of have a love/hate relationship with her. I read Little Women only a few years ago at the request of my mother who loved it, but didn't like the other two books in the series. And honestly, I agree with her. Little Women though moralistic and preachy, ...more
In this book Alcott continues to find a platform for her ideas, including women's suffrage, co-education, rehabilitation for criminals, and temperance, ...more
" And now having endeavored to suit every one by many weddings, few deaths, and as much prosperity as the eternal fitness of things will permit, let the music stop, the lights die out, and the curtain fall forever on the March family."
Its sad to say goodbye to a family that I've come to know and love in this past year... Jo has become somewhat of a mentor to me after reading Little Men and Jo's Boys... and so, yes, I'm somewhat emotional that I've ...more
No es un libro malo. Sigue la línea de Mujercitas, es decir, el tono aniñado, bien femenino y con grandes moralejas del primer libro. Lo que no me gustó, personalmente, fue que se notaba que Alcott usó este libro para pasar factura a todos los cambios que los edi ...more
"Jo's Boys" by Louisa May Alcott is different from the other books in this series. It is far more dramatic - even violent at times - in its plot, and is gener ...more
A few chapters later: It’s kind of boring, but all the boys are still awesome, especially Dan. But he has a beard. That’s weird. Oh, well, I’ll just ignore it.
Later: Wow, this is really boring. Too much moralizing. Whole chapters of it. But at least the Josie-wanting-to-be-an-actress thing is interesting. I wish Alcott would focus more on
p. 116 "Virtue, which means honor, honesty, courage, and all that makes character, is the red thread (British put a red thread in their ropes) that marks a good man wherever he is. Keep that always and everywhere, so that even if wrecked by misfortune, that sign shall still be found and recognized. No matter what happens to your body, keep your soul clean, your heart true to those who love, and do your duty to the end."
p. 112 "It is the struggle with obstacles which does us good. You ...more
Little Woman is my inspiration in reading books. I longed to read it when I was in nursery and actually read it in elementary. It was my first book and I'm glad to wait for 7-8 years to read this. I didn't read little men so I was gobsmacked reading the changes of Jo's boys. The transition of roles and generations left me in a daze but it was worth it. I really admire Mama Baer's advice and don't forget the playwrights and drama. It was raw ...more
I DID IT! I really did it. I read a series within 4 days! I'm so proud of myself!!
(view spoiler)[Aside from falling asleep after reading the first chapter this book was a pretty good read. I
like all of the books tied into each other, well except for Good Wives. I just didn't like that book ...more
Little Women will always be a classic I will re-read once in a while to recapture that innocence we never s ...more
Plumfield yg sederhana, kini telah berevolusi menjadi Universitas dan Bukit Parnassus yg penuh dengan keindahan seni serta kesetaraan hak pria dan wanita. Anak-anak Plumfield kini telah tumbuh dewasa, berusaha melebarkan & mengepakkan sayap selebar dan sejauh yg mereka mampu. Sementara bagi perempuan berumur yg keibuan & bijaksana seperti Mrs. Josephine Bhaer, tak ada yg lebih sulit & mengkhawatirkan daripada harus melihat para elang jantannya mulai beranjak meningg ...more
"Los astros se hallaban esparcidos por toda la tierra; pero estos seis muchachos y las cuatro chicas son mi esperanza, mi orgullo y mi alegría."
De los tres fue el que me menos me gustó, porque lo sentí un tanto distinto a los anteriores.
Primero que nada, me gustó que vuelvan los personajes después de 10 años de Little Men, pero siento que el libro transcurre a medida que los chicos se van casando y se vuelve bastante repetitivo; además que se casaran con desconocidas me tiró un poco par ...more
It is interesting to take the narrator of "Little Women", where Alcott writes "So grouped, the curtain falls upon Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy. Whether it ever rises again, depends upon the reception given to the first act of the domestic drama", and compare it to the tired narrator of "Jo's Boys" ("It is a strong temptation to the weary historian to close the present tale with an earthquake which should engulf Plumfi ...more
There's some preaching but to my eye it's not as heavy-handed as in Little Women. There are lots of great female role-models (with respect to the times). All of the young women are working toward careers, with the exception of Daisy (that natural housewife!). The young men are supportive and for the most part, respectful. There are anachronisms aplenty, but there's also ...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