Under the Lilacs

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From the gate to the porch went a wide walk, paved with smooth slabs of dark stone, and bordered with the tall bushes which met overhead, making a green roof. All sorts of neglected flowers and wild weeds grew between their stems, covering the walls of this summer parlor with the prettiest tapestry. A board, propped on two blocks of wood, stood in the middle of the walk, covered with a little plaid shawl much the worse for wear, and on it a miniature tea-service was set forth with great elegance. To be sure, the ...
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Overview

From the gate to the porch went a wide walk, paved with smooth slabs of dark stone, and bordered with the tall bushes which met overhead, making a green roof. All sorts of neglected flowers and wild weeds grew between their stems, covering the walls of this summer parlor with the prettiest tapestry. A board, propped on two blocks of wood, stood in the middle of the walk, covered with a little plaid shawl much the worse for wear, and on it a miniature tea-service was set forth with great elegance. To be sure, the tea-pot had lost its spout, the cream-jug its handle, the sugar-bowl its cover, and the cups and plates were all more or less cracked or nicked; but polite persons would not take notice of these trifling deficiencies, and none but polite persons were invited to this party.

Relates the adventures of Ben Brown, his performing poodle Sancho, and the two young girls who feed and care for them after the boy and dog run away from the circus.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781604445626
  • Publisher: IndoEuropeanPublishing
  • Publication date: 8/4/2011
  • Pages: 162
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.37 (d)

Meet the Author

Louisa May Alcott was born on November 29, 1832 in Germantown, Pennsylvania. Her father was a transcendentalist and teacher, who was acquainted with Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne and Margaret Fuller among others.
Louisa had three sisters, and her experiences with them, formed the basis for the plot of Little Women. Her father was a perfectionist and an extremely strict parent, which often led to conflict. In 1840, the family moved to Concord, Massachusetts, but continued to live in poverty, forcing Louisa to work to support the family as a seamstress, maid and finally writer.
As she grew older, Louisa became an anti-slavery advocate and a member of the Underground Railroad. During the Civil War, she served as a nurse in Washington, D. C. Writing under the pseudonym A. M. Barnard, her novels began to make money. Finally, she wrote Little Women and its two sequels which cemented her fame, all of them, based upon her own life.
Alcott remained single her entire life, openly stating her love for women, and being an advocate for women's issues. During her life, she suffered from vertigo, typhoid fever, mercury poisoning and possibly lupus. She died from a stroke on March 6, 1888, at the age of 55, in Boston, two days after her father. She is buried in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in Concord, on "Author's Ridge," with Emerson, Thoreau and Hawthorne.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2005

    A Must read Book

    I LOVE any book by Louisa Alcott,and this book is no exception. She pulls you unto the lives of the people, and keeps you there till the end and leaves you craving for more. Awesome

    8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2000

    A Book That Touches Your Heart.

    One day a small family found a strange boy. He told them that his mother had died and he didn't know what has become his father. The boy had ran away from being abused in a circus. He came to find that he liked to live in the small town, especially when a young lady and her brother come to live there. Will he ever know abou his father.

    8 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2001

    Cute Story!

    It's definitely a cute, funny, and happy little story! Loved it!

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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    To the 'real carly'

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    REAL CARLY

    Waits

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    Posted November 6, 2012

    The Spynx kit

    The kit mewed even louder. Shhe is slowly dieing of cold and hunger. Thinks please! Please help! MEW! MEW!

    1 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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    Aprentice Den

    A group and tangled hether and vines wrap around a vine connected to a tree. The entangled mess forms a dome shape shape with a hole at the front. It weighs enough so its touching the ground. And more plant grew into the soil. The dome inst going anywhere. This is the apprentice den.

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