à Little Women â Download by ✓ Louisa May Alcott

à Little Women â Download by ✓ Louisa May Alcott Generations Of Readers Young And Old, Male And Female, Have Fallen In Love With The March Sisters Of Louisa May Alcott S Most Popular And Enduring Novel, Little Women Here Are Talented Tomboy And Author To Be Jo, Tragically Frail Beth, Beautiful Meg, And Romantic, Spoiled Amy, United In Their Devotion To Each Other And Their Struggles To Survive In New England During The Civil WarIt Is No Secret That Alcott Based Little Women On Her Own Early Life While Her Father, The Freethinking Reformer And Abolitionist Bronson Alcott, Hobnobbed With Such Eminent Male Authors As Emerson, Thoreau, And Hawthorne, Louisa Supported Herself And Her Sisters With Woman S Work, Including Sewing, Doing Laundry, And Acting As A Domestic Servant But She Soon Discovered She Could Make Money Writing Little Women Brought Her Lasting Fame And Fortune, And Far From Being The Girl S Book Her Publisher Requested, It Explores Such Timeless Themes As Love And Death, War And Peace, The Conflict Between Personal Ambition And Family Responsibilities, And The Clash Of Cultures Between Europe And America 863 Little Women Little Women 1 , Louisa May AlcottLittle Women is a novel by American author Louisa May Alcott 1832 1888 , which was originally published in two volumes in 1868 and 1869 Alcott wrote the books over several months at the request of her publisher Following the lives of the four March sisters Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy the novel details their passage from childhood to womanhood and is loosely based on the author and her three sisters 1998 1369 447 1374 9644457757 1385 1388 1393 9786001210532 19 1374 160 9646105122 1374 1375 1376 1374 127 1374 179 1375 160 9645680182 1380 1392 9789645680563 184 1375 160 1376 351 9644171527 1380 1388 1393 9789644171529 1381 88 9646465072 1388 58 9789642621866 1388 1389 1389 150 9789643032128 1389 489 9789643696627 1392 1393 1391 168 9786009007059 1393 114 9786009400164 1394 176 Someone I know claimed this no longer has value, that she would never recommend it because it s saccharine, has a religious agenda, and sends a bad message to girls that they should all be little domestic homebodies I say she s wrong on all counts This is high on my reread list along with Pride and Prejudice, Jane Eyre, and a Tree Grows in Brooklyn you could say that I m pretty familiar with it Let s see there s a heroine who not only writes, but is proud of the fact and makes a profit from it in a time that this was somewhat out of the ordinary Reading this, and especially knowing later that the main character is for all practical purposes Alcott herself, inspired me to write myself, and I haven t forgotten the writing lessons even today don t let money cloud your vision, write for yourself first, take criticism, write what you know Still wise even today Also in this book, we see the perspective of a family coping with the financial and emotional strain of having a loved one away at war, something that is unfortunately all too relatable today There s also extraordinary in those times, common in ours a platonic, though not uncomplicated, friendship between a man and a woman that is sort of a different kind of love story in a way and a powerful one at that We see people getting married, but marriage is never portrayed as The Answer to Everything many of the matches involve sacrifice and struggling The girls, though good at heart, aren t a picture perfect family of saints They re flawed and human The paragon Beth would seem the exception, but the message with her is about how even the quietest among us can make an impact on the world not parading her isolated life as an example, only her kindness I won t lie Someone dies, there s a war and a father s away so yes, God is mentioned I think there s a few Pilgrim s Progress references in passing and there s some talk of faith at moments when the characters most need it To contemporary readers, this may seem like a lot, but heavy handed it is not It was probably somewhat unusual for its time The thought that everyone s relationship and perception of God could greatly vary, and that to be true to your religion was entirely non judgmental and meant being kind to other people and trying to make yourself better, not other people The thought that each person must be allowed to deal with these feelings in their own time in their own way Wacky stuff I admit it seems like a tough sell to today s kids, packaged in somewhat formal sounding language, and bearing every indication of being literary broccoli, but this book is a classic for a reason It might be a tough sell, but I don t think we should give up on trying to think of ways to do it anyway What s inside still counts Don t write it off.


Yes, yes I AM a grownass man reading this, but I m not ashamed I also read the Twilight sa ha ha ga a bunch of Charlaine Harris as well, remember Some rules simply do not apply.
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 did a great job not adding many scenes than direly needed like the Byrne Ryder night at the opera scene it explains why she doesn t choose Laurie after all nor taking indispensable scenes from the century and a half old novel to the cutting room floor Alas, there s a good reason why Entertainment Weekly once decreed that the film was a great comfort to all post 911 victims The story has no great battles to speak of no violence, no terrible disasters The minutiae is symbolic of fragile domestic existences important and very fun to read about this coming from a Bridget and Carrie Bradshaw fan of course Little Women is at its core all about Old School American values, such as temperance, forgiveness, hard work It has astute lessons aplenty to rival even old Aesopus himself Laurie and Amy have the best lines, and there are plenty of groans amidst cute vignettes and harsh but necessary life lessons for Americans and non alike This is relevant today, so than On the Road or other so called quintessential American classics that s a genuine PLUS This one stands as outstanding soap opera theatrics woven intelligently with American history herself Good stuff, like a wise mentor of American Lit would say Also, mega appropriate for the season Don t try to make me grow up before my timeThe March sisters may be radically different but they all have one thing in common love Their love for their mother and father, their love for adventure and for each other unites them in this troubled time.
The Civil War is afoot and all the sisters can do is think about their father away and in battle Their mother tries to distract them but often she can barely distract herself Jo, a radical tomboy and aspiring author rallies her family with her amusing plays and scribbles I like good strong words that mean somethingMeg, the beautiful sister, often puts her family first and holds them together when her mother cannot You don t need scores of suitors You need only one if he s the right one.
Amy, the youngest, was spoiled as a child and oh my, it shows But even she can rally when life looks darkest I d rather take coffee than compliments just now.
Beth, sweet and good natured, valiantly cheers on her sisters but her frail health often keeps her at the sidelines There are many Beths in the world, shy and quiet, sitting in corners till needed, and living for others so cheerfully that no one sees the sacrifices till the little cricket on the hearth stops chirping The sisters must face hardships their New England home They must face things that they never would have thought possible.
But, even in the darkest of times, they will have each other.
And that is most important of all Watch and pray, dear, never get tired of trying, and never think it is impossible to conquer your fault.
This is probably my fifth or sixth time through and yes, I am totally going to read it again There s just something about this book that s absolutely gorgeous andtimeless.
I love the sisters and their relationships with each other I see so much of myself and my cousins with their day to day interactions.
Jo, the darling, is the perfect mix of strength and fear Watching her grow from a brash girl to confident young woman just makes my heart happy You are the gull, Jo, strong and wild, fond of the storm and the wind, flying far out to sea, and happy all alone.
And the message of the book Ahh My heart So full.
It often feels like the messages from books in the mid 1800s are saccharine sweet or so heavy handed with their themes that they re ridiculous Just look at the later Anne of Green Gables if you d like an example But this one had just the right mixture of loving family religion life lessons It was beautifully balanced Be worthy love, and love will come.
That being said, I do absolutely hate that view spoiler Beth has to die hide spoiler