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Little Women / Edition 1
     

Little Women / Edition 1

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by Louisa May Alcott, Anne Hiebert Alton
 

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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.

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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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Little Women 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 234 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
So romantic wonderfullly written
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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&infin
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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. : { )
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!>:(
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Wow i hate that guy or whoever did a spoiler alert ssssssssooooooo angry im on page thirty and i found out who died nice going:(
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had a hard time loading and turning the pages.
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This book was hard for me whe I was 9, but now that I am 11, this book is easy to understand. This book is a grat read!
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I love Little Women! (But I'm on page 375) I think I will give it 5 stars! I think people might like it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this awesome classic! My question now is.... HOW DO PEOPLE HATE THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) :) :) :) :)
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An amazing book! I fell for Amy, she seemed like me. I'm 11 but I recomend this book to any age! This book has true liteateur or however you spell it. Mrs. Laura gives you such detail, you feel you're there! This book isn't like the crap you see now, so I'd read if I was you ;D