Little women [NOOK Book]

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The more you love and trust Him, the nearer you will feel to Him, and the less you will depend on human power and wisdom. His love and care never tire or change, can never be taken from you, but may become the source of lifelong peace, happiness, and strength. Believe this heartily, and go to God with all your little cares, and hopes, and sins, and sorrows, as freely and ...
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The more you love and trust Him, the nearer you will feel to Him, and the less you will depend on human power and wisdom. His love and care never tire or change, can never be taken from you, but may become the source of lifelong peace, happiness, and strength. Believe this heartily, and go to God with all your little cares, and hopes, and sins, and sorrows, as freely and confidingly as you come to your mother."


The illustrations for this series were created by Scott McKowen, who,
with his wife Christina Poddubiuk, operates Punch & Judy Inc., a
company specializing in design and illustration for theater and
performing arts. Their projects often involve research into the visual
aspects of historical settings and characters. Christina is a theater set
and costume designer and contributed advice on the period clothing for
the illustrations.
Scott created these drawings in scratchboard an engraving medium
which evokes the look of popular art from the period of these stories.
Scratchboard is an illustration board with a specifically prepared
surface of hard white chalk. A thin layer of black ink is rolled over the
surface, and lines are drawn by hand with a sharp knife by scraping
through the ink layer to expose the white surface underneath. The
finished drawings are then scanned and the color is added digitally.
The beautiful Meg, artistic tomboy Jo, doomed Beth, and selfish Amy:
since the publication of Little Women in 1869, these four sisters have
become America’s most beloved literary siblings. Louisa May Alcott’s
rich and realistic portrait has inspired three movies and stirred the
emotions of countless young girls. Set in New England during the Civil
War, the novel follows the adventures of the March sisters as they
struggle to pursue their dreams.



CHAPTER THIRTY
-FOUR
FRIEND
Though very happy in the social atmosphere about her, and very busy with the daily work that earned her
bread and made it sweeter for the effort, Jo still found time for literary labors. The purpose which now took
possession of her was a natural one to a poor and ambitious girl, but the means she took to gain her end were
not the best. She saw that money conferred power, money and power, therefore, she resolved to have, not to
be used for herself alone, but for those whom she loved more than life. The dream of filling home with
comforts, giving Beth everything she wanted, from strawberries in winter to an organ in her bedroom, going
abroad herself, and always having more than enough, so that she might indulge in the luxury of charity, had
been for years Jo's most cherished castle in the air.
The prize-story experience had seemed to open a way which might, after long traveling and much uphill work,
lead to this delightful chateau en Espagne. But the novel disaster quenched her courage for a time, for public
opinion is a giant which has frightened stouter-hearted Jacks on bigger beanstalks than hers. Like that
immortal hero, she reposed awhile after the first attempt, which resulted in a tumble and the least lovely of the
giant's treasures, if I remember rightly. But the 'up again and take another' spirit was as strong in Jo as in Jack,
so she scrambled up on the shady side this time and got more booty, but nearly left behind her what was far
more precious than the moneybags.
She took to writing sensation stories, for in those dark ages, even all-perfect America read rubbish. She told
no one, but concocted a 'thrilling tale', and boldly carried it herself to Mr. Dashwood, editor of the Weekly
Volcano. She had never read Sartor Resartus, but she had a womanly instinct that clothes possess an influence
more powerful over many than the worth of character or the magic of manners. So she dressed herself in her
best, and trying to persuade herself that she was neither excited nor nervous, bravely climbed two pairs of
dark and dirty stairs to find herself in a disorderly room, a cloud of cigar smoke, and the presence of three
gentlemen, sitting with their heels rather higher than their hats, which articles of dress none of them took the
trouble to remove on her appearance. Somewhat daunted by this reception, Jo hesitated on the threshold,
murmuring in much embarrassment...
"Excuse me, I was looking for the Weekly Volcano office. I wished to see Mr. Dashwood."
Down went the highest pair of heels, up rose the smokiest gentleman, and carefully cherishing his cigar
between his fingers, he advanced with a nod and a countenance expressive of nothing but sleep. Feeling that
she must get through the matter somehow, Jo produced her manuscript and, blushing redder and redder with
each sentence, blundered out fragments of the little speech carefully prepared for the occasion.
"A friend of mine desired..
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014062534
  • Publisher: Altantic eBooks
  • Publication date: 1/25/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 313
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Grade 7-12-Louisa May Alcott's story about the four March sisters who learn the hard lessons of poverty and of growing up in New England during the Civil War.
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  • Posted May 22, 2009

    Recently I read the book Little Women; the book was very moving and uplifting. I have read this book twice now and each time I read it I got more out of it. The tie between the sisters is one that even death can't separate.

    The March family is forced to be with out their father during the war. The four sisters: Meg, the beautiful eldest, Jo, the tomboy author, Beth, the tender-hearted, and Amy, the romantic artist, face many timeless struggles that girls of all ages face. Their story only brings them closer and captures you in the process.
    In my opinion, the book Little Women is a classic book for many ages. I thought the book was interesting and I personally have read the book at least twice. The book has a timeless theme. It also has characters that relates to most.
    In conclusion, I would suggest you read it at least once. The March family reminds you that even in rough times you can get through it. Louisa May Alcott has created in my opinion a timeless book. This book will probably remain popular for many years.
    The book was interesting and great for girls especially, but don't let that stop you boys from reading it, too. I liked it so much I watched the movie.

    66 out of 80 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 13, 2009

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    Heartwarming story about sisters.

    I absolutley loved this book. It gave you everything you could ask for in a novel. Drama, thrill, compasion, love. The ups and downs in this book really kept me interested. I laughed and I cried. I know that sounds cheesy; but its true. This is definitely one of my favorite books and one to keep on my shelf in my collection!

    28 out of 35 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 2, 2011

    Bn gives you this title for free when you buy a nook or nookcolor!!

    It's not costing you anything!!!! If you dont want it archive and delete it!! STOP UR COMPLAINING! How many times in life do you get something for free!!

    18 out of 47 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2007

    Little Women...the time has passed.

    Little Women is one if English Literature¿s most treasured classics. Louisa May Alcott was an 18th century author who wrote about the lives of people two hundred years ago. This novel is a touching story about four sisters who fight poverty together during the 1860s where you watch the girls develop and mature from teenagers into womanhood. The four daughters remain caring and close to one another under the watchful eye of their dear mother, Marmee. Meg, Beth, Jo, and Amy learn through life¿s hardships, supporting each other and growing into delightful little women. The story commences with the March family¿s father fighting in the Civil War, while the four daughters and their mother living in poverty on Christmas day in the USA. They befriend their wealthy neighbors, the Laurences, and form a lifelong alliance with Teddy and his grandfather who help them immensely through hard times. Once Mr. March returns, the girls are overjoyed to see him, having been gone for nearly a year. The plot continues as three of the girls are captured in romances, while Beth is terribly ill. There is also travel abroad as well as other adventures at home. What exactly becomes of each of them? Well, read the book and find out. As for the other young adults today, would I recommend this book? The truth is no. This novel contains beautiful language and impressive writing, but most teenagers in the present would not appreciate this and would probably think ¿Oh no! Not another one of these boring things!¿ The majority would much rather read stories by Meg Cabot or novels such as The Devil Wears Prada. Essentially, this book is too old fashioned and verbose for the likes of most today. The time has passed and readers look for more action or romance. Most children of the 20th century would probably be better off watching the film or reading one of the shorter, modified versions ofAlcott¿s work. If you do choose to read the novel, however, you would find that the storyline is touching and enjoyable. If you happen to like this book, there is a sequel named Little Men you may want to read. A warning to all readers: this book contains several dry, wordy, and overly detailed passages.

    16 out of 34 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2008

    Book for one and everyone

    I was quite young when i first read this book, and till today no other book fascinates me like this one. When ever i'm frustrated or feeling low, this book helps me to regain my lost spirit..because it is the story of a family which faces the challenges of life, without letting go of faith in God, and their love for each other to come out triumphant.

    14 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 8, 2011

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    An American literature classic...with an ebook that could be improved

    Little Women is a classic of American literature, and worth reading, even 150 years after its publication. However, readers do need to accept the fact that the pacing is a bit uneven and there are frequent narrative asides pointing out exactly "what we should learn from this anecdote," usually occurring just as the pace starts to pick up. Still, it's a good look at another time and place. The Barnes & Noble Classics ebook edition of Little Women is, for the most part, quite good. It comes with quite a bit of supplementary material in the form of a biography of the author; historical background of both when the book was written and the time period in which it was set; and approximately twenty pages of endnotes and footnotes, all hyper-linked within the book itself. I would have preferred to see the information about the author and her history placed at the end of the text rather than the beginning. Ditto with the introduction, which, like most such introductions, assumes the reader is already familiar with the text. The proofreading of the ebook text is...spotty. As far as I can tell it was typeset by scanning an existing print copy of the book, using OCR technology to render the text. On the whole, this works quite well, but there are a number of places where words are split oddly (e.g. "beg inning" instead of "beginning"), or specific letters were not translated correctly, leading to spelling errors (e.g. "tor" instead of "for").

    9 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 2, 2010

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    Little Women with Big Lessons

    Years ago, my aunt gave me this book as a gift. Of course then I didn't have my love for reading as I do now. Finally, I read it and loved it! I love everything about it, the story line, lessons, the characters, the way it was written. Granted I read this book years ago, I still remember the story line vividly. There is no question in my mind why this book is a classic. I will even go so far as to say the movie does it justice. this book is great for school, book clubs, rainy days, well actually any time. The story will suck you in and you wouldn't be able to put it down!

    9 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 13, 2011

    Booorrrring!

    I read this when I was a child but as an adult, this is one of the most boring books I have ever read. I know it is a classic but I could barely plow through it.

    8 out of 26 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 12, 2009

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    an all time favorite...

    This is one of those books that I finish and want to go back to page one and start reading all over again. Each of the March sisters is special and interesting in her own way, and even now my friends and I go back and forth about who is who among the sisters...Most of us want to be Jo, the headstrong, independent sister, who is the fictional version of the writer herself, Louisa May Alcott. Alcott wrote a couple sequels, and a serial about the Marches, but Little Women is the one that has endeared itself to so many...Although a work of fiction, Little Women has many biographical qualities...Louisa herself had three sisters: her elder sister, Anna is Meg in the book, Elizabeth is Elizabeth (Although I believe she was called Betty, not Beth), Abby May (usually just called May) is Amy...sadly, there was no real Laurie...But many of the situations that the sisters find them in were situations similar to those they really experienced--including the loss of Beth who never fully recovered from Scarlett Fever...

    8 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 1, 2011

    Love this book!

    I have loved this book for years! I actually own it in print, but it was pre-loaded on my nook when I bought it, so that's just a plus! Wonderful, wonderful book!!!

    7 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2012

    Little Women

    Honestly the orginal was the best. Don't buy this one it's not the real Little Women

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2012

    Loved it a lot Loved it a lot

    Loisa may alcott is the best auther of all

    5 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2012

    Not so great

    To much intreduction it could have not a time line and just get on to the story

    4 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2012

    Amazing

    Amazing

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 3, 2012

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    Two charming novels

    Little Women often includes the second book, Good Wives, as Part II of the same story. It's not, it's two different books in one. both are charming, sweet, sad, and quiet lessons in kindness. A true classic of literature. The characters are fit for any time period. Though the details may be in the 19th century, the attitudes are of women who are not simply subjective to society. Each character has their own traits, faults, and virtues.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 6, 2011

    A must read!

    Little Women is one of those books that can be read multiple times. Women and girls can relate to at least one of the personalities of these sisters or at least to the fighting between the sisters! A great novel that will be recommended to my girls when they are old enough.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2010

    Little Women

    I was disappointed in the quality of paper and the print--too small.

    Thank you

    3 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2012

    An inspiring, epic novel that reminds us of the most valuable th

    An inspiring, epic novel that reminds us of the most valuable things in life: not money or station, but humiliy and love. A well-written and easy-to-read, classic that all young women should read.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2012

    Tghhef

    It was ok. Key word(ok). I read it once but this book is like a one time read for peeps like meh. Once is good enuff for me. And i dont remember much bout the book which means the book was not written good enough to stick in my head. If u like cats an want to read a REAL BOOK! Look up ERIN HUNTER shes one of the few people who actually write GOOD BOOKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Or u can look up warriors.

    2 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2012

    Pros nd cons

    I loved this book. I just wish Jo would get married to Laurie. I didnt like itt when Beth died

    2 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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