Jo's Boys, and How They Turned Out

Jo's Boys, and How They Turned Out : A Sequel to Little Men (1886)

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This book is a facsimile reprint and may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Better known for her novels "Little Women" and "Little Men," Louisa May Alcott continued the story of her feisty protagonist Jo in this final novel chronicling the adventures and misadventures of the March family. Entertaining, surprising, and overall a joy to read, "Jo's Boys" is nevertheless shaded by a bittersweet tone, for with it Alcott brought her wonderful series to an end. Beginning ten years after "Little Men," "Jo's Boys" revisits Plumfield, the New England school still presided over by Jo and her husband, Professor Bhaer. Jo's boys -- including rebellious Dan, sailor Emil, and promising musicain Nat -- are grown; Jo herself remains at the center of this tale, holding her boys fast through shipwreck and storm, disappointment... and even murder. Popular for more than a century, the series that began with "Little Women" continues to hold universal appeal with its powerful and affectionate depiction of family -- the safe haven where the prodigal can always return, adversity is never met alone, and our dreams of being cherished, no matter what our flaws, come true. With this new edition of "Jo's Boys," readers once again have access to a treasured classic by one of America's best-loved writers.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 365 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 30.48mm | 725.74g
  • Kessinger Publishing
  • Whitefish MT, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0548962731
  • 9780548962732

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In the culmination of the Little Women stories, Jo's Boys depicts the girls and boys of Plumfield as young men and women who are facing problems and seeking happiness in life. The original twelve boys are scattered, but all come wandering back from the four corners of the earth to tell their stories and reminisce over the pleasures of the past.show more