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Sylvia Yule marries one of her brother's two best friends, only to discover she has chosen the wrong man.

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Overview

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Sylvia Yule marries one of her brother's two best friends, only to discover she has chosen the wrong man.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781617209284
  • Publisher: Wilder Publications
  • Publication date: 4/16/2013
  • Pages: 198
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.45 (d)

Meet the Author

Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888) 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. Alcott's literary success arrived with the publication by the Roberts Brothers of the first part of Little Women: or Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy, a semi-autobiographical account of her childhood with her sisters in Concord, Massachusetts. Part two, or Part Second, also known as Good Wives, followed the March sisters into adulthood and their respective marriages. Little Men detailed Jo's life at the Plumfield School that she founded with her husband Professor Bhaer at the conclusion of Part Two of Little Women. Jo's Boys completed the "March Family Saga". In Little Women, Alcott based her heroine "Jo" on herself. But whereas Jo marries at the end of the story, Alcott remained single throughout her life. She explained her "spinsterhood" in an interview with Louise Chandler Moulton, "because I have fallen in love with so many pretty girls and never once the least bit with any man." However, Alcott's romance while in Europe with Ladislas Wisniewski, "Laddie", was detailed in her journals but then deleted by Alcott herself before her death. Alcott identified Laddie as the model for Laurie in Little Women, and there is strong evidence this was the significant emotional relationship of her life. When her younger sister May died in 1879, Alcott took in May's daughter, Louisa May Nieriker ("Lulu"), who was two years old. The baby had been named after her aunt, but was nicknamed Lulu, whereas Louisa May's nicknames were "Weed" and "Louy". In her later life, Alcott became an advocate for women's suffrage and was the first woman to register to vote in Concord, Massachusetts, in a school board election.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 12, 2014

    A lovely book

    I had never read this before but thought this book was lovely. A piece of me cant stand that sylvia did not go to adam, but it made for an interesting story. Still, they both died because their love was unrealized. Curses to faith for making sure they did not end up together! Did people really think, act and speak like this back when this was written? They talk so much but never get around to coming out and saying what they really mean.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2013

    great

    So far so great

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2012

    Rue

    Here

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