Elizabeth DeWolfe's Reviews > Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy: The Story of Little Women and Why It Still Matters
Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy: The Story of Little Women and Why It Still Matters
Elizabeth DeWolfe's review
Aug 30, 2018
Anne Boyd Rioux's Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy presents a side of Little Women few have considered. In engaging essays, Rioux traces the impact Little Women made not only on legions of readers, but on American culture as the novel took on a new life in plays, films, and multiple adaptations over the past 150 years. A scholar of American Literature, Rioux has married together her scholarly knowledge and a warm, accessible author's voice to present an engaging text for all readers. For the Little Women fan, there is plenty of new detail to deepen one's appreciation of Alcott's work; for the academic, there is rich cultural context and chapter essays ideal for class assignments. Honestly, I could not put this book down---a fascinating study!
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August 30, 2018 – Shelved