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Little Women / Edition 1

Little Women / Edition 1

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by Louisa May Alcott
     
 

ISBN-10: 1551111918

ISBN-13: 9781551111919

Pub. Date: 06/11/2001

Publisher: Broadview Press

The latest addition ot the Charming Classic series includes a paperback edition of Little Women, the first American children's novel to become a classic, and a beautiful gold-tone cameo. This timeless favorite follows the four March sisters—pretty Meg, tomboy Jo, shy Beth, and vain Amy—as they grow and mature into four distinctive little women.

Overview

The latest addition ot the Charming Classic series includes a paperback edition of Little Women, the first American children's novel to become a classic, and a beautiful gold-tone cameo. This timeless favorite follows the four March sisters—pretty Meg, tomboy Jo, shy Beth, and vain Amy—as they grow and mature into four distinctive little women.

Louisa May Alcott was born in Pennsylvania and grew up in Boston and Concord, Massachusetts, the setting for Little Women. Jo is based on Louisa herself, and Meg, Beth, and Amy are inspired by Louisa's own three sisters.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781551111919
Publisher:
Broadview Press
Publication date:
06/11/2001
Series:
Broadview Literary Texts Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
619
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
9 - 14 Years

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Louisa May Alcott: A Brief Chronology
A Note on the Text
List of Abbreviations

Little Women, or Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy

Appendix A: The Composition and Publication of Little Women

  1. Entries from Louisa May Alcott’s Journals about Little Women
  2. A Manuscript Page of Little Women
  3. Correspondence concerning Little Women
  4. Nineteenth-Century comments/reviews of Little Women

Appendix B: The Sources for Little Women

  1. Louisa May Alcott’s Journal entries
  2. Early versions of Little Women stories:
    1. “The Sister’s Trial”
    2. “Merry’s Monthly Chat”
    3. “My Polish Boy”

Appendix C: The March Girls’ Writings

  1. “Norna; or, The Witches’ Curse"
  2. “Aunt Sue’s Scrap Bag” from Merry’s Museum
  3. “The Masked Marriage”
  4. “The Greek Slave”
  5. “The Rival Painters”

Appendix D: Literary Influences

  1. Bronson Alcott’s Influence
  2. Louisa May Alcott’s comments about books & reading
  3. Jean de La Fontaine, “The Jay in Peacock’s Feathers”
  4. Hans Christian Andersen, "The Steadfast Tin Soldier”
  5. “The King & the Beggarmaid” tales
  6. Selections from John Bunyan, The Pilgrim’s Progress

Appendix E: Feminist Issues

  1. Excerpts from the Proceedings of the Women’s Rights Convention
  2. Selections from Louisa May Alcott’s journals & letters
  3. “Louisa M. Alcott’s Defence of Woman Suffrage”
  4. Selections from Louisa May Alcott’s other writings

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