AN OLD-FASHIONED GIRL

AN OLD-FASHIONED GIRL

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by LOUISA ALCOTT
     
 

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AS a preface is the only place where an author can with propriety explain a purpose or apologize for shortcomings, I venture to avail myself of the privilege to make a statement for

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• Table of contents with working links to chapters is included
• The book has been corrected for spelling and grammatical errors
• New and improved version

AS a preface is the only place where an author can with propriety explain a purpose or apologize for shortcomings, I venture to avail myself of the privilege to make a statement for the benefit of my readers.

As the first part of "An Old-Fashioned Girl" was written in 1869, the demand for a sequel, in beseeching little letters that made refusal impossible, rendered it necessary to carry my heroine boldly forward some six or seven years into the future. The domestic nature of the story makes this audacious proceeding possible; while the lively fancies of my young readers will supply all deficiencies, and overlook all discrepancies.

This explanation will, I trust, relieve those well-regulated minds, who cannot conceive of such literary lawlessness, from the bewilderment which they suffered when the same experiment was tried in a former book.

The "Old-Fashioned Girl" is not intended as a perfect model, but as a possible improvement upon the Girl of the Period, who seems sorrowfully ignorant or ashamed of the good old fashions which make woman truly beautiful and honored, and, through her, render home what it should be,-a happy place, where parents and children, brothers and sisters, learn to love and know and help one another.

If the history of Polly's girlish experiences suggests a hint or insinuates a lesson, I shall feel that, in spite of many obstacles, I have not entirely neglected my duty toward the little men and women, for whom it is an honor and a pleasure to write, since in them I have always found my kindest patrons, gentlest critics, warmest friends.

L. M. A.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013375802
Publisher:
Unforgotten Classics
Publication date:
09/15/2012
Series:
Unforgotten Classics , #1
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
360 KB

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AN OLD-FASHIONED GIRL (Uplifting Classics) 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Book_LoverAL More than 1 year ago
It starts out slow, that's for sure, but Part Two picks up and is romantic and exciting and I couldn't put it down. While it may teach some antiquated ideals about womanhood and society, it is enjoyable and there are many lessons that young (and old) readers can take away from this delightful story. I read it for my Children's Literature class and it has been one of my favorites ever since.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
:-)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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