Little Women / Edition 1

Little Women / Edition 1

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by Louisa May Alcott

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ISBN-10: 1551111918

ISBN-13: 9781551111919

Pub. Date: 06/11/2001

Publisher: Broadview Press

“For the first time in one edition, we now have the complete story of the March family!” — Daniel Shealy, University of North Carolina at Charlotte


“For the first time in one edition, we now have the complete story of the March family!” — Daniel Shealy, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Product Details

Broadview Press
Publication date:
Broadview Literary Texts Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
9 - 14 Years

Table of Contents

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

Works Cited & Recommended Reading

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Little Women 4.2 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 357 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good, classic novel. Never had to read it in school so decided to read it as an adult. Was pleasantly surprised. A little slow at some points but glad I read it since it is considered a classic.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved reading this book. Saw the movie years ago. Books are always better as you can get so caught up in the stories!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Please don't get it on the nook. It takes a really long time to load and turn pages.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is very touching and how they showed kindness to each other. And yes it is a very long book but I think it is worth reading it. In my opinion this is a must read book during middle school to high school. But I as an adult think you shiuld read this bokk again when you are an adult because you might find some thing you never noticed when you are reading it. This book is a real historical fiction book af it shows love for each other and I am not ashamed to tell you tis but I cried at some parts of this story because it was soooooooo touching. Parents/gardian you have to tell your kids to read this book because it changed my life when I was 12 years old. And this was the first time I read this book and I am really happy that I read this book. I hope you are goin to read this book and HAPPY READING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the best book ever! The auorther of this book should get an award for writing such a amazinly great book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A beautiful piece of literiture
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a very good book and I think anyone who likes reading would enjoy it. Although it is taking me a while to read. It keeps on getting stuck when I try to read it and I can't find the page I'm onand that is really annoying but other then that i think this is a very good book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So romantic wonderfullly written
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I must have read this book 1000 times yet i love to turn the pages and read it agian & again
Guest More than 1 year ago
Being poor doesn¿t make one any less; In ¿Little Women,¿ by Louisa May Alcott, a family rises above poverty to find joy in the riches of everyday life. The book is about a family that deals with the everyday struggles of money. They lack the social status that they once had when their father owned a school. Now these four girls and their mother try to look past all the hardships in their lives and find the happiness left within. The family consists of four girls and an supportive mother who are determined to make the best of each of their lives given the circumstances she has been dealt. Their father is away working as a Chaplain during the Civil War, so the mother is left empty-handed to support the four children. This story is based on following dreams, whether it be falling in love or discovering happiness in some other sort of passion. The primary conflict of the novel is the March family¿s struggles with money in an area where their neighbors seem to be more well-off. The girls find themselves trying to rise above the talk that goes on about them by focusing more on their inner beauty. They are teenage girls, and they are trying to overlook hardships that seem impossible, and each girl will learn that money does not buy everything. Amy says, ¿I don¿t think that it is fair for some girls to have plenty of pretty things and other girls nothing at all¿, showing their state but she is too young to know that happiness comes from the heart. Beth corrects her childish theory by stating, ¿We¿ve got a father and a mother and each other¿ to display that the prettiest thing is love, which they each hold for one another.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was my favorite book as a young girl. Now that I have daughters I read it again to see if I still loved it in light of some of the current literature my 5th grader is reading. I still love it and can't wait for my daughter to read it.
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I caught two rabbits and a sparrow
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This book is a must read. Ages 10 and up shoukd look into this book. This is a spoil-free page, and guys, no one dies. So, just read this GREAT American classic. p.s. don't let 643 pages scare you. It is soooooo worth it. : { )
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was the book I would begin to read each summer on the last day of school. I would run home and if the weather was good, climb into an apple tree in our orchard and begin the wonderful process of immersing myself in the life of the March family. My heart softens just thinking about those times, and I am 65 years old now. I would wake up in the morning with the sun streaming through my east bedroom windows and open the book and begin reading to wake me up. I remember the sounds of the Bob-Whites calling and the heat of summer. I will begin reading this book to my granddaughter this Christmas. Although this heart warming book was my favorite, sometimes I would shake it up and read "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court" by Mark Twain first and Little Women second. We had that book in our farmhouse bookshelf in the old "classics" black binding with gold printing. I don't remember if Little Women was found on those bookshelves, but I still have my copy with my name in it inscribed with a childhood cursive.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found out who died too. Im so angry at that guy/girl!!!!!!!!! Actually, im angry that they told you, I didnt read that review; i watched the movie. SPOILED!>:(
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This has a real lot of typos in it. My nook took a long time in turning the pages as well. It has a very good story line though.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I very much so enjoyed this book. Besides the few spelling and punctuation and grammer errors it was a great story. Highly reccomended