Meg, Jo, Amy and Beth - four "little women" enduring hardships and enjoying adventures in Civil War New England. The charming story of the March sisters, Little Women has been adored by generations. Readers have rooted for Laurie in his pursuit of Jo's hand, cried over little Beth's death, and dreamed of traveling through Europe with old Aunt March and Amy. Future writers have found inspiration in Jo's devotion to her writing. In this simple, enthralling tale, both parts of which are included here, Louisa May Alcott has created four of American literature's most beloved women.
- Paperback | 224 pages
- 111 x 181 x 14mm | 125g
- 02 Jul 2007
- Penguin Books Ltd
- PENGUIN CLASSICS
- London, United Kingdom
About Louisa Alcott
LOUSIA MAY ALCOTT was born in Pennsylvania, in 1832, the second of four daughters. After a period of serving as an army nurse, she published HOSPITAL SKETCHES in 1863, followed by Gothic Romances and lurid thrillers. In 1868-9 she published LITTLE WOMEN, which proved so popular that it was followed by two sequels and several other novels. She died in 1888.
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I'm also disappointed. I did not realise I'd only be receiving half a book.show moreby Hayley
Bought this edition and Part II is missing. Also published in <a href="http://cupofcoffeeandabook.blogspot.pt/2012/06/review-little-women.html"><b>"A Cup of Coffee and a Book"</b></a> <b>*This review might contain some spoilers!*</b> <b>Rating:</b> 4,5 cups/stars This book has been on my wishlist for quite some time now. I clearly remember watching the movie for the first time with my sister and my mother and loving it dearly. So, I've added it on my wishlist and bought it just after Christmas, when I re-watched the movie for the I-don't-know-th time. The story is slightly slow paced at times, but the way Louisa May Alcott wrote the book made it easy for us to get into the story and be part of the March family. It stars during Christmas night and ends at Christmas one year later. During that time you get the chance to know the four sisters (Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy) better and they are truly different from each other. I was mesmerised with how much I could relate with a particular part from each sister. But what I loved the most was their caring for each other. It brought some tears while I was reading 'cause having a sister who I love exceedingly, I couldn't help but feeling I would do the same for her. When Jo was scared because Amy fell into the cold water by the lake, I cried. I could feel her pain and fright while she spoke with Marmee about being mad at Amy - who burnt all her books with her stories, her treasure - but the moment she saw her falling, she couldn't move with the shock of being guilty. And when Jo (I think Jo is the character I can relate myself with a lot) was angry because Mr. Brooke was in love with Meg, I laughed because I remember being angry with my brother-in-law for "stealing" my sister. But I love him as a brother and seeing my sister happy is more important than my own misery (something Jo understood as well). Beth is, for me, the most adorable character of all. She has this absent-minded but down-to-earth attitude which makes her special. When she was ill, I couldn't help but praying for her to survive (I already knew she would but still). The shy, innocent and small Beth is the connector between each character, neighbours, and friends. I was shocked when a friend of ours said she hated the movie claiming it was boring. After talking to my sister, we've realized that, perhaps, the reason why she hated it is because she doesn't have any sisters. Anyone who has a sister (or sisters) and a good relationship with them, will (I believe) recognise some feelings. This is a small review 'cause I still have Good Wives to read and I cannot wait to meet the Professor. Is you wish to buy the second part, entitled <i>Good Wives</i>, you can do it <a href="http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/Good-Wives-Louisa-May-Alcott/9780141197753">here</a>show moreby Leonor (Ner)