Little Women ( Classics Series) by Louisa May Alcott (Error Free Transcription)

Little Women ( Classics Series) by Louisa May Alcott (Error Free Transcription)

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The four March sisters and their mother, whom they call "Marmee", live in New England during the Civil War. Mr. March is a chaplain in the Union Army and rarely at home. The March girls suffer many privations because of the war and their poverty, but contrive to be happy by performing charitable services for neighbors, staging home theatricals, and attending parties.

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The four March sisters and their mother, whom they call "Marmee", live in New England during the Civil War. Mr. March is a chaplain in the Union Army and rarely at home. The March girls suffer many privations because of the war and their poverty, but contrive to be happy by performing charitable services for neighbors, staging home theatricals, and attending parties. Theodore "Laurie" Laurence III, the grandson of Mr. Laurence, their wealthy next-door neighbor, makes their acquaintance and falls in love with Jo, the tomboy of the March family. Meg, the eldest, is a governess who wishes she were rich. Beth is Jo's pet; she is shy, quiet, and very musical. All she ever wants is to be at home. Amy is the youngest sister. She is a selfish, pretty little artist who often fights with Jo. At the end of the first part of Little Women, Meg is engaged to Laurie's tutor John Brooke; Beth has recovered from a terrible illness she contracted from helping a poor, starving family; Jo wants to write a great novel; and Amy is growing less selfish and more womanly every day. In addition, their father has come home from war.

At the beginning of Good Wives, Meg and John are getting married. They have twins, a boy and a girl named Daisy and Demi. Daisy is very sweet and loving, while Demi is mischievous and curious about everything. Laurie graduates from college and proposes to Jo. However, she doesn't want to marry him; he has always been just a brother to her. He goes to Europe to get over his failed proposal. Amy is already there; her aunt sponsored the trip and is taking care of her as she tours all over. Jo goes to New York to try to make something of herself, but she realizes that her writing dreams might be unattainable. But she does make a very good friend: Professor Friedrich Bhaer, who tutors in the house she stays in. Meanwhile, Beth's illness comes back and she eventually dies, leaving a very lonely Jo behind. Amy is still in Europe when Beth dies. She is all alone in a foreign land until Laurie comes to her; they spend months together and a love blossoms. They marry and have one daughter, Beth. Professor Bhaer comes to visit the March family and proposes to Jo, who accepts. They marry and open a boys' school (as well as having two boys of their own, Rob & Teddy) and their story continues in the sequel Little Men and Jo's Boys. The book closes with the whole family together in Jo's apple orchard, reflecting on their lives & how they each have everything they need.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012895677
Publisher:
Granto Classic Books
Publication date:
03/22/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
561 KB

Meet the Author

Louisa May Alcott (November 29, 1832 – March 6, 1888) was an American novelist. She is best known for the novel Little Women and its sequels Little Men and Jo's Boys. Little Women was set in the Alcott family home, Orchard House in Concord, Massachusetts, and published in 1868. This novel is loosely based on her childhood experiences with her three sisters.

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Little Women by Louisa May Alcott 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read this book before too, and I agree that it is very good. It shows how each of the four March sisters, Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy, go through joys and trials in their life. Such as first love, sickness, school, hard work, married life, and the pain of a beloved family members death. The March sisters have, 'castles in the sky', their hopes and dreams of one day being rich and having pretty clothing to staying at home forever and ever. Even though these sisters are all very different, they all share the fact that they love their mother dearly, who helps them in physical and spiritual growth in the Lord. This is a beutiful story about true family life and love, one of my favorite books. All the 'little women' and mothers will love this book and be very glad they read it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great story for any yong girl to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very interesting book. Love the characters!:)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's a little bit of a hard read, but there's a reason it's a classic. I'm only ten (not kidding), and even though it takes a little while to get into it, this book is still a great read, and is definitly worth your time. Go Little Women!
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This is one of my favorite books I've ever read. Deffinatly worth the money.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read the sample and it reallyy caught my attention!!! Totaly buying! :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read this before. I am goimg to buy it for my nook now.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book so much.