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Little Women

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  • Isbn : 0848111028
  • Publisher : EDCON Publishing Group
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  • Category : Families
  • Review Counts : 726
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An abridged version of the classic novel chronicling the joys and sorrows of the four March sisters as they grow into young women in mid-nineteenth-century New England.

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Little Women

By Edited By S.E. Paces
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  • Publisher : S. Chand Publishing
  • Isbn Code : 9788121923095
  • Number of Pages : 116
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 396
  • Pdf File: little-women.pdf

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Little Women

By Louisa May Alcott
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Isbn Code : 1683357590
  • Number of Pages : 480
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 510
  • Pdf File: little-women.pdf

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Discover Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel—now featuring gorgeous photos from Greta Gerwig’s big-screen adaptation--in this stunning keepsake reproduction of the book as seen in the film! Readers have been falling for the timeless story of sisters Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy as they navigate hardship and adventure in post-Civil War Concord, Massachusetts, for more than 150 years. This new keepsake edition of the classic novel is illustrated throughout with gorgeous black-and-white photos from the film adaptation written for the screen and directed by Greta Gerwig, and starring Timothée Chalamet, Chris Cooper, Laura Dern, Louis Garrel, James Norton, Bob Odenkirk, Florence Pugh, Saoirse Ronan, Eliza Scanlen, Meryl Streep, and Emma Watson, perfect for a new generation of fans. It is the ultimate introduction to Lousia May’s Alcott’s classic tale as well as a must-have keepsake for fans of the film.

Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy: The Story of Little Women and Why It Still Matters

By Anne Boyd Rioux
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Isbn Code : 0393254747
  • Number of Pages : 352
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 735
  • Pdf File: meg-jo-beth-amy.pdf

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On its 150th anniversary, discover the story of the beloved classic that has captured the imaginations of generations. Soon after publication on September 30, 1868, Little Women became an enormous bestseller and one of America’s favorite novels. Its popularity quickly spread throughout the world, and the book has become an international classic. When Anne Boyd Rioux read the novel in her twenties, she had a powerful reaction to the story. Through teaching the book, she has seen the same effect on many others. In Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy, Rioux recounts how Louisa May Alcott came to write Little Women, drawing inspiration for it from her own life. Rioux also examines why this tale of family and community ties, set while the Civil War tore America apart, has resonated through later wars, the Depression, and times of changing opportunities for women. Alcott’s novel has moved generations of women, many of them writers: Simone de Beauvoir, J. K. Rowling, bell hooks, Cynthia Ozick, Jane Smiley, Margo Jefferson, and Ursula K. Le Guin were inspired by Little Women, particularly its portrait of the iconoclastic young writer, Jo. Many have felt, as Anna Quindlen has declared, “Little Women changed my life.” Today, Rioux sees the novel’s beating heart in Alcott’s portrayal of family resilience and her honest look at the struggles of girls growing into women. In gauging its current status, Rioux shows why Little Women remains a book with such power that people carry its characters and spirit throughout their lives.

So Many Beginnings: A Little Women Remix

By Bethany C. Morrow
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Feiwel & Friends
  • Isbn Code : 1250761220
  • Number of Pages : 304
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reviews : 197
  • Pdf File: so-many-beginnings.pdf

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Four young Black sisters come of age during the American Civil War in So Many Beginnings, a warm and powerful YA remix of the classic novel Little Women, by national bestselling author Bethany C. Morrow. North Carolina, 1863. As the American Civil War rages on, the Freedpeople's Colony of Roanoke Island is blossoming, a haven for the recently emancipated. Black people have begun building a community of their own, a refuge from the shadow of the "old life." It is where the March family has finally been able to safely put down roots with four young daughters: Meg, a teacher who longs to find love and start a family of her own. Jo, a writer whose words are too powerful to be contained. Beth, a talented seamstress searching for a higher purpose. Amy, a dancer eager to explore life outside her family's home. As the four March sisters come into their own as independent young women, they will face first love, health struggles, heartbreak, and new horizons. But they will face it all together. Praise for So Many Beginnings: A Little Women Remix "Morrow’s ability to take the lingering stain of slavery on American history and use it as a catalyst for unbreakable love and resilience is flawless. That she has remixed a canonical text to do so only further illuminates the need to critically question who holds the pen in telling our nation’s story." —Booklist, starred review "Bethany C. Morrow's prose is a sharpened blade in a practiced hand, cutting to the core of our nation's history. ... A devastatingly precise reimagining and a joyful celebration of sisterhood. A narrative about four young women who unreservedly deserve the world, and a balm for wounds to Black lives and liberty." —Tracy Deonn, New York Times-bestselling author of Legendborn "A tender and beautiful retelling that will make you fall in love with the foursome all over again." —Tiffany D. Jackson, New York Times-bestselling author of White Smoke and Grown

Little Women - Louisa May Alcott

By Louisa May Alcott
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  • Publisher : Lumbreras Classics Books
  • Isbn Code : 398551304X
  • Number of Pages : 915
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 455
  • Pdf File: little-women-louisa-may-alcott.pdf

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Little Women is a coming-of-age novel written by American novelist Louisa May Alcott (18321888) which was originally published in two volumes in 1868 and 1869. Alcott wrote the book over several months at the request of her publisher. The story follows the lives of the four March sistersMeg, Jo, Beth, and Amyand details their passage from childhood to womanhood. It is loosely based on the lives of the author and her three sisters.

Little Women Abroad

By Louisa May Alcott,May Alcott
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : University of Georgia Press
  • Isbn Code : 0820342874
  • Number of Pages : 376
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 512
  • Pdf File: little-women-abroad.pdf

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In 1870, Louisa May Alcott and her younger sister Abby May Alcott began a fourteen-month tour of Europe. Louisa had already made her mark as a writer; May was on the verge of a respected art career. Little Women Abroad gathers a generous selection of May’s drawings along with all of the known letters written by the two Alcott sisters during their trip. More than thirty drawings are included, nearly all of them previously unpublished. Of the seventy-one letters collected here, more than three-quarters appear in their entirety for the first time. Daniel Shealy’s supporting materials add detail and context to the people, places, and events referenced in the letters and illustrations. By the time of the Alcott sisters’ sojourn, Louisa’s Little Women was already an international success, and her most recent work, An Old-Fashioned Girl, was selling briskly. Louisa was now a grand literary lioness on tour. She would compose Little Men while in Europe, and her European letters would form the basis of her travel book Shawl Straps. If Louisa’s letters reveal a writer’s eye, then May’s demonstrate an eye for color, detail, and composition. Although May had prior art training in Boston, she came into her own only during her studies with European masters. When at a loss for words, she took her drawing pen in hand. These letters of two important American artists, one literary, the other visual, tell a vibrant story at the crossroads of European and American history and culture.

Little Women (Mermaids Classics)

By Louisa May Alcott
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : eBookIt.com
  • Isbn Code : 1456616994
  • Number of Pages : 477
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 182
  • Pdf File: little-women.pdf

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Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (1832 - 1888) is a classic novel based on the four sisters named Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy March. The scene is set in New England during the civil war and the story follows the lives of these sisters growing up to become woman. Little Women was first published in two volumes in the years 1868 and 1869 and later as a single volume in 1880. It was a novel initially intended for girls and it steered away from the usual novels written for girls at the time but it was also considered a romance novel. Although the three major themes include domesticity, work and true love, the novel also contains issues of poverty, fear and pride. The novel became an instant success once it was first published and is considered today as one of the world's best classics! Mermaids Classics, an imprint of Mermaids Publishing brings the very best of old classic literature to a modern era of digital reading by producing high quality books in ebook format. All of the Mermaids Classics epublications are reproductions of classic antique books that were originally published in print format, mostly over a century ago and are now republished in digital format as ebooks. Begin to build your collection of digital books by looking for more literary gems from Mermaids Classics.

Little Women Lit Link Gr. 7-8

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  • Publisher : On The Mark Press
  • Isbn Code : 1770728600
  • Number of Pages :
  • Category : Education
  • Reviews : 437
  • Pdf File: little-women-lit-link-gr-7-8.pdf

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A Little Women Christmas

By Heather Vogel Frederick
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn Code : 1481418335
  • Number of Pages : 32
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 167
  • Pdf File: a-little-women-christmas.pdf

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A cherished holiday scene from a beloved classic comes to life in this festive, cozy picture book homage to Little Women. It’s almost Christmas, and Jo March is determined that this year, unlike the last, there will be presents. It is in this spirit that she and her dear friend Laurie build a snow maiden for poor, sick Beth. The next day, Beth is thrilled with her present, and each of the girls, in turn, receives a little something from the others. But the best gift of all arrives when Papa, who has been away at war and ill, makes a surprise return home for Christmas dinner. With a timeless message of goodwill and giving and stunning painted artwork, A Little Women Christmas makes a perfect gift for fans of Louisa May Alcott’s literary treasure as well as for anyone who appreciates the true meaning of Christmas.

Good Wives

By Louisa May Alcott
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing
  • Isbn Code : N.a
  • Number of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 963
  • Pdf File: good-wives.pdf

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Good Wives is a novel by an American writer Louisa May Alcott. The success of her first novel Little Women, due to which the writer became very popular and had a great commercial success, prompted the author to write a sequel, Good Wives. This is more “serious and adult” book. The main characters matured, and somebody even died… Nevertheless, the former naive sentimentality and didacticism are present in Good Wives, too...

Three Little Women: A Story for Girls

By Gabrielle E. Jackson
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • Isbn Code : 1465511083
  • Number of Pages : 317
  • Category : African American women
  • Reviews : 191
  • Pdf File: three-little-women.pdf

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Dark Little Women

By R. L. Wood
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  • Publisher : R. L. Wood
  • Isbn Code : N.a
  • Number of Pages : 146
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 384
  • Pdf File: dark-little-women.pdf

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If you like genre benders and fractured tales, you'll love this reinvention of classic horror story villains, now presenting women as the main characters. Featuring Dorian Gray as housemother and Doctor Jekyll as the in house physician to a group of blood-thirsty young women in need of rehab. The goal? To conquer their innate urges and be free of their curse so they can live out the rest of their lives as mortals. This wicked tale has a fun menagerie of gothic characters including a vampire, werewolf, ghost, Frankenstein's monster and more. There is a little romance and a touch of humor making this story a well rounded, fun read that's sure to appeal to everyone. Reviewers testimony pulled from Amazon.com: -Girl Power! I enjoyed the fact that it was a play on old favorites, and women filled most roles. It was a fun read with a fast pace. The author did a good job with the storyline, and the ending surprised me! I’m looking forward to book 2. - Pure Class: So glad I read this book. In lesser hands, the reimagining of world famous characters would have been easy to follow hackneyed stereotypes but R.L Wood has managed to reinvent the likes of Dorian Gray, Dracula and Jeckyll and Hyde among others in a way that makes them believable in their own right. Coupled with a story of redemption, rescues and treachery that rattles along without sagging and I think you have a winner. - A Really Enjoyable Book: It's those kinds of books where you feel sad once it has ended. I loved the characters, especially Dr Jekyll and V, and I enjoyed the way the story was written. I would recommend this to everyone, whether you like dark fantasy fan or not. Can't wait for book 2 -Unique off-beat Horror story! I really enjoyed reading this story of Dorian and her renegade immortals trying to seek redemption whilst at the same time trying to keep to a deal she made with the devil. It's different and unique, and I loved the fact that all the traditional male characters are now female. I particularly enjoyed the vicious Hyde! The dynamic between the characters is interesting and cleverly done, with some off-beat funny moments thrown in too. I for one am looking forward to the next instalment!! -Classical horror stories get a new twist in these tales and women become the main characters. (I would love to know the inspiration.) I enjoyed the descriptions and clever titles and names. I hope the highly creative R.L. Wood will put this on audio–with a version using more dialogue. Looking forward to what this author writes next.

Womanhood and Marriage in "Little Women" by Louisa May Alcott

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  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Isbn Code : 3346485900
  • Number of Pages : 18
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 708
  • Pdf File: womanhood-and-marriage-in-little-women.pdf

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Seminar paper from the year 2021 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,0, University of Erfurt (Anglistik und Amerikanistik), course: 19th Centruy Children's Classics, language: English, abstract: This paper aims to investigate the ideals of society in the nineteenth century regarding womanhood and marriage. Then, the author shows where these concepts can be found in the lessons Marmee gives on how to be a woman, a wife and a mother. Being classified as a “Bildungsroman” by some scholars, “Little Women” by Louisa May Alcott offers lessons on womanhood, motherhood, and marriage not only to plentiful readers throughout generations, but first and foremost to the March sisters, Meg, Jo, Amy, and Beth. Marmee, the matriarch of the family, teaches her four daughters how to behave as a young woman, how to care for others, and how to completely give up themselves for others, especially their husbands and families. Even though some of her views might seem surprisingly modern and sometimes even feminist, she is a woman of her day and encourages her daughters to abide by society’s rules.

A Hopeful Heart

By Deborah Noyes
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  • Publisher : Schwartz & Wade
  • Isbn Code : 0525646256
  • Number of Pages : 304
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Reviews : 665
  • Pdf File: a-hopeful-heart.pdf

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How did Little Women-- the beloved literary classic and inspiration for Greta Gerwig's acclaimed feature film adaptation--come to be? This stunning biography explores the unique family and unusual circumstances of literary icon Louisa May Alcott. Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy. How did these cherished characters come to be? Louisa May Alcott, the author of one of the most famous "girl" books of all time, was anything but a well-mannered young lady. A tomboy as well as a ravenous reader, Louisa took comfort in fictional characters that were as passionate and willful as she was--and whose wild imaginations were a match for her own. She was often found roaming the woods near her home in Concord, Massachusetts, or exploring the natural world in the company of the great Transcendentalist thinkers Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau. Here is a beautiful portrait of Louisa May Alcott, a woman influenced by her father, a penniless philosopher, her mother, with whom she shared a great connection, and, of course, her three sisters. Featuring unique indigo illustrations, Deborah Noyes unveils how Louisa's natural spirit, loving family, and unconventional circumstances inspired the timeless masterpiece that is Little Women.

Lusty Little Women

By Margaret Pearl
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn Code : 1612433367
  • Number of Pages : 528
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 969
  • Pdf File: lusty-little-women.pdf

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THE SECRET DESIRES OF THE MARCH SISTERS Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy are coming of age, and stirring temptations await them around every corner. The handsome young neighbor, attentive doctor and mysterious foreigner introduce the little women to the passion-filled world of the feminine arts. Will these steamy encounters fulfill their deepest yearnings? Have they found true love or been blinded by lust? This scintillating twist on Little Women infuses the original text with sexy new scenes that will surprise, arouse and delight. In this reprise, your favorite characters are a little older and a lot more adventurous, ready to plumb the depths of their previously constrained courtships. Jo with Laurie, Meg with John, Marmee with the old gentleman; all these couplings and more will thrill both well-versed and new fans of Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel.

Ladybird Classics: Little Women

By Louisa May Alcott
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Isbn Code : 0723290644
  • Number of Pages : 72
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 886
  • Pdf File: ladybird-classics.pdf

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This Ladybird Classic is an abridged retelling of the classic story of Little Women by Louisa May Alcott, making it perfect for introducing the story to younger children, or for newly confident readers to tackle alone. Beautiful new illustrations throughout bring the magic of this classic story to a new generation of children.

The Little Women Devotional

By Rachel Dodge
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Two Words Publishing LLC
  • Isbn Code : 1955449074
  • Number of Pages : 224
  • Category : Religion
  • Reviews : 949
  • Pdf File: the-little-women-devotional.pdf

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Devotional Inspiration from the Lives of Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy The Little Women Devotional offers lovely inspiration that explores the themes of faith, family, contentment, wisdom, and joy in the classic Louisa May Alcott novel, cherished by generations of readers. Each reading corresponds with a chapter from the book and invites you to embrace God’s guiding hand in your life as His cherished daughter. This beautiful chapter-by-chapter devotional includes original artwork throughout, and each reading includes examples from the novel, scripture, life application, and prayers perfect for groups, book clubs, or personal reflection.

Little Women (illustrated)

By Louisa May Alcott
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Osmora Incorporated
  • Isbn Code : 2765904766
  • Number of Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 737
  • Pdf File: little-women.pdf

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Little Women is one of the most widely read novels. Ruth MacDonald argued that "Louisa May Alcott stands as one of the great American practitioners of the girls' novel and the family story." In the 1860s, gendered separation of children's fiction was a newer division in literature. This division signaled a beginning of polarization of gender roles as social constructs "as class stratification increased". Joy Kasson wrote, "Alcott chronicled the coming of age of young girls, their struggles with issues such as selfishness and generosity, the nature of individual integrity, and, above all, the question of their place in the world around them." Girls related to the March sisters in Little Women, along with following the lead of their heroines, by assimilating aspects of the story into their own lives.

Little Women (Legend Classics)

By Louisa May Alcott
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  • Publisher : Legend Press
  • Isbn Code : 1787198413
  • Number of Pages : 576
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 442
  • Pdf File: little-women.pdf

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Part of the Legend Classics seriesI’ll try and be what he loves to call me, "a little woman", and not be rough and wild; but do my duty here instead of wanting to be somewhere else.Little Women is the lively and warm story of the March sisters. They share their secrets and dreams, and help each other be strong when their beloved Mother must leave home to nurse their Father, who is wounded in the Civil War. The passing years bring more adventures and romance—the first wedding, a broken heart, a trip to Europe—and the girls are young women.Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy, explore the boundaries of their culture under the guidance and watchful eye of Marmee, as they come to realise that life is not what they once thought. This book is a heart-warming portrait of the joys of growing up in a loving family.Readers young and old will fall in love with this beloved classic, at once a lively portrait of nineteenth-century family life and a feminist novel about young women defying society's expectations.The Legend Classics series:Around the World in Eighty DaysThe Adventures of Huckleberry FinnThe Importance of Being EarnestAlice's Adventures in WonderlandThe MetamorphosisThe Railway ChildrenThe Hound of the BaskervillesFrankensteinWuthering HeightsThree Men in a BoatThe Time MachineLittle WomenAnne of Green GablesThe Jungle BookThe Yellow Wallpaper and Other StoriesDraculaA Study in ScarletLeaves of GrassThe Secret GardenThe War of the WorldsA Christmas CarolStrange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr HydeHeart of DarknessThe Scarlet LetterThis Side of ParadiseOliver TwistThe Picture of Dorian GrayTreasure IslandThe Turn of the ScrewThe Adventures of Tom SawyerEmmaThe TrialA Selection of Short Stories by Edgar Allen PoeGrimm Fairy Tales

Little Woman

By Louisa May Alcott
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  • Publisher : Enrich Spot Limited
  • Isbn Code : 9887739480
  • Number of Pages :
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 721
  • Pdf File: little-woman.pdf

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Little Women is a novel by American author Louisa May Alcott, which was originally published in two volumes in 1868 and 1869 The novel follows the lives of four sisters — Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March — detailing their passage from childhood to womanhood. They live with their mother, facing Christmas without their father as the American Civil War is underway. The novel has been read as a family drama that validates "virtue over wealth". In 2003 Little Women was ranked number 18 in The Big Read, a survey of the British public by the BBC to determine the "Nation's Best-loved Novel".

LITTLE WOMEN and THE FEMINIST IMAGINATION

By Janice M. Alberghene,Beverly Lyon Clark
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn Code : 1135593256
  • Number of Pages : 496
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 641
  • Pdf File: little-women-and-the-feminist-imagination.pdf

Book Excerpt:

First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Penguin Readers Level 1: Little Women (ELT Graded Reader)

By Louisa May Alcott
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Isbn Code : 0241482917
  • Number of Pages : 64
  • Category : Foreign Language Study
  • Reviews : 551
  • Pdf File: penguin-readers-level-1.pdf

Book Excerpt:

Penguin Readers is an ELT graded reader series. Please note that the eBook edition does NOT include access to the audio edition and digital book. Written for learners of English as a foreign language, each title includes carefully adapted text, new illustrations and language learning exercises. Titles include popular classics, exciting contemporary fiction, and thought-provoking non-fiction, introducing language learners to bestselling authors and compelling content. The eight levels of Penguin Readers follow the Common European Framework of Reference for language learning (CEFR). Exercises at the back of each Reader help language learners to practise grammar, vocabulary, and key exam skills. Before, during and after-reading questions test readers' story comprehension and develop vocabulary. Little Women, a Level 1 Reader, is A1 in the CEFR framework. Short sentences contain a maximum of two clauses, introducing the past simple tense and some simple modals, adverbs and gerunds. Illustrations support the text throughout, and many titles at this level are graphic novels. Little Women is the story of a poor American family in the American Civil War. The four sisters, Beth, Jo, Meg and Amy are very different. But together they work hard and help their mother and father. Sometimes their lives are very happy, and sometimes they are very sad. But the family's love always helps them. Visit the Penguin Readers website Register to access online resources including tests, worksheets and answer keys. Exclusively with the print edition, readers can unlock a digital book and audio edition (not available with the eBook).

Little Women

By Alcott, Louisa
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  • Publisher : Aegitas
  • Isbn Code : 177246855X
  • Number of Pages : 511
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 316
  • Pdf File: little-women.pdf

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Little Women was an immediate commercial and critical success, and readers demanded to know more about the characters. Alcott quickly completed a second volume (entitled Good Wives in the United Kingdom, although this name derived from the publisher and not from Alcott). It was also successful. The two volumes were issued in 1880 in a single work entitled Little Women. Alcott also wrote two sequels to her popular work, both of which also featured the March sisters: Little Men (1871) and Jo's Boys (1886). AlthoughLittle Women was a novel for girls, it differed notably from the current writings for children, especially girls. The novel addressed three major themes: "domesticity, work, and true love, all of them interdependent and each necessary to the achievement of its heroine's individual identity." Little Women "has been read as a romance or as a quest, or both. It has been read as a family drama that validates virtue over wealth", but also "as a means of escaping that life by women who knew its gender constraints only too well". According to Sarah Elbert, Alcott created a new form of literature, one that took elements from Romantic children's fiction and combined it with others from sentimental novels, resulting in a totally new format. Elbert argued that within Little Women can be found the first vision of the "All-American girl" and that her multiple aspects are embodied in the differing March sisters.

Little Women

By Madhubun
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  • Publisher : Vikas Publishing House
  • Isbn Code : 8125951474
  • Number of Pages :
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 388
  • Pdf File: little-women.pdf

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The March sisters live and grow in post-Civil War America, while their father is away serving as a minister to the troops. A lively portrait of nineteenth-century family life, which traces the lives of four sisters: Lovely Meg, talented Jo, frail Beth and spoiled Amy. Through their dreams, plays, pranks, letters, illnesses, and courtships, women of all ages have become a part of this remarkable family.

Little Women (Seasons Edition -- Winter)

By Louisa May Alcott
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  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Isbn Code : 0785236511
  • Number of Pages : 656
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 470
  • Pdf File: little-women.pdf

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“… and then the rooms were very still while the pages were softly turned, and the winter sunshine crept in to touch the bright heads and serious faces with a Christmas greeting.” – Little Women, Louisa May Alcott Little Women follows sisters Meg, Jo, Amy and Beth as they endure hardships and enjoying adventures in Civil War New England. The timeless story of the March sisters, Little Women has been adored by generations. Readers have provided the audience for Jo’s plays, rooted for neighbor Laurie’s romantic pursuit, cried over little Beth's death, and dreamed of traveling through Europe with old Aunt March and Amy. In this simple, enthralling tale, Louisa May Alcott has created four of American literature's most beloved characters. This e-book edition includes highly designed quote pages throughout about the season of winter. The Seasons Edition - Winter collection includes Pride and Prejudice, Wuthering Heights, A Tale of Two Cities, and Little Women.

March Sisters: On Life, Death, and Little Women

By Kate Bolick,Jenny Zhang,Carmen Maria Machado,Jane Smiley
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  • Publisher : Library of America
  • Isbn Code : 159853629X
  • Number of Pages : 164
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Reviews : 106
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For fans of Greta Gerwig's acclaimed film, four acclaimed authors offer personal reflections on their lifelong engagement with Louisa May Alcott's classic novel of girlhood and growing up. For the 150th anniversary of the publication of Louisa May Alcott's Little Women, Kate Bolick, Jenny Zhang, Carmen Maria Machado, and Jane Smiley explore their strong lifelong personal engagement with Alcott's novel--what it has meant to them and why it still matters. Each takes as her subject one of the four March sisters, reflecting on their stories and what they have to teach us about life. Kate Bolick finds parallels in oldest sister Meg's brush with glamour at the Moffats' ball and her own complicated relationship with clothes. Jenny Zhang confesses to liking Jo least among the sisters when she first read the novel as a girl, uncomfortable in finding so much of herself in a character she feared was too unfeminine. Carmen Maria Machado writes about the real-life tragedy of Lizzie Alcott, the inspiration for third sister Beth, and the horror story that can result from not being the author of your own life's narrative. And Jane Smiley rehabilitates the reputation of youngest sister Amy, whom she sees as a modern feminist role model for those of us who are, well, not like the fiery Jo. These four voices come together to form a deep, funny, far-ranging meditation on the power of great literature to shape our lives.

A Study Guide for Louisa May Alcott's Little Women

By Gale, Cengage Learning
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  • Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Isbn Code : 141033614X
  • Number of Pages : 15
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 111
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The Afterlife of "Little Women"

By Beverly Lyon Clark
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  • Publisher : Johns Hopkins University Press+ORM
  • Isbn Code : 1421415593
  • Number of Pages : 284
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 167
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“Superb, scrupulously researched . . . a comprehensive narrative for understanding the changing reception of Little Women.” —Gregory Eiselein, coeditor of The Louisa May Alcott Encyclopedia The hit Broadway show of 1912. The lost film of 1919. Katharine Hepburn, as Jo, sliding down a banister in George Cukor’s 1933 movie. Mark English’s shimmering 1967 illustrations. Jo—this time played by Sutton Foster—belting “I'll be / astonishing” in the 2004 Broadway musical flop. These are only some of the markers of the afterlife of Little Women. There’s also the nineteenth-century child who wrote, “If you do not ...make Laurie marry Beth, I will never read another of your books as long as I live.” Not to mention Miss Manners, a Little Women devotee, who announced that the book taught her an important life lesson: “Although it’s very nice to have two clean gloves, it’s even more important to have a little ink on your fingers.” In The Afterlife of Little Women, Beverly Lyon Clark, a leading authority on children’s literature, maps the reception of Louisa May Alcott’s timeless novel, first published in 1868. Clark divides her discussion into four historical periods. The first covers the novel’s publication and massive popularity in the late nineteenth century. In the second era—the first three decades of the twentieth century—the novel becomes a nostalgic icon of the domesticity of a previous century, while losing status among the literary and scholarly elite. In its mid-century afterlife, from 1930-1960, Little Women reaches a low in terms of its critical reputation but remains a well-known piece of Americana within popular culture. The book concludes with a long chapter on Little Women’s afterlife from the 1960s to the present, a period in which the reading of the book seems to decline, while scholarly attention expands dramatically and popular echoes continue to proliferate. Drawing on letters and library records as well as reviews, plays, operas, film and television adaptations, spinoff novels, translations, Alcott biographies, and illustrations, Clark demonstrates how the novel resonates with both conservative family values and progressive feminist ones. She grounds her story in criticism of children’s literature, book history, cultural studies, feminist criticism, and adaptation studies—in a book that is “fascinating, cover-to-cover, for the many readers of Little Women still out there, whether scholar or generally interested fan” (Studies in the Novel).

LITTLE WOMEN - Complete Edition: Little Women, Good Wives, Little Men & Jo's Boys

By Louisa May Alcott
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Isbn Code : 8027236711
  • Number of Pages : 807
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 961
  • Pdf File: little-women-complete-edition.pdf

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The first part of Little Women: or Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy (1868), is a semi-autobiographical account of her childhood with her sisters in Concord, Massachusetts. Part two, or Part Second, also known as Good Wives (1869), followed the March sisters into adulthood and their respective marriages. Little Men (1871) 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. And Jo's Boys (1886) completed the "March Family Saga". Alcott made women's rights integral to her stories, and her fiction became her "most important feminist contribution" — even considering all the efforts Alcott made to help facilitate women's rights during her lifetime. Louisa May Alcott (1832 – 1888) was an American novelist best known as author of the novel Little Women, Good Wives and the sequels Little Men and Jo's Boys.

Gender Roles and Feminism in Louisa May Alcott’s "Little Women" (1868/69) and Anna Todd’s "The Spring Girls" (2018)

By Özlem Arslan
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  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Isbn Code : 3346100634
  • Number of Pages : 40
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Reviews : 137
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Bachelor Thesis from the year 2019 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,7, University of Wuppertal, language: English, abstract: This paper compares Louisa May Alcott's "Little Women" and Anna Todd's "The Spring Girls" paying special attention to gender roles in the two novels. It aims to look at Anna Todd’s retelling by portraying the change and development of the role of women and feminism in a period of 150 years. So, the main question will be: What changes and new issues in the role of women in America can be found in the retelling, "The Spring Girls", which was published 150 years after "Little Women" and how does the author, Anna Todd, deal with Louisa May Alcott’s legacy? In order to answer the question above, the paper will start off by building a theoretical frame on the history of feminism and adaptation theory. Latter will firstly, define the term adaptation and then, focus on the general changes and their effects in "The Spring Girls". Next, the paper will continue with the main part which will depict more specific changes in the new novel, changes in the role of women and the perception of feminism. In doing so, it will focus on four different topics, namely, the home sphere, class and social acceptance, relationships and sexuality, and last but not least the new woman. This is aimed to be achieved by analyzing and comparing Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women and Anna Todd’s retelling The Spring Girls. The analysis of the stories of all of the four sisters instead of only one, as found in most research papers, aims to offer a new feminist reading of the novel.

The Spring Girls

By Anna Todd
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn Code : 1501130722
  • Number of Pages : 416
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 326
  • Pdf File: the-spring-girls.pdf

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Four sisters desperately seeking the blueprints to life—the modern-day retelling of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women like only Anna Todd (After, Imagines) could do. The Spring Girls—Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy—are a force of nature on the New Orleans military base where they live. As different as they are, with their father on tour in Iraq and their mother hiding something, their fears are very much the same. Struggling to build lives they can be proud of and that will lift them out of their humble station in life, one year will determine all that their futures can become. The oldest, Meg, will be an officer’s wife and enter military society like so many of the women she admires. If her passion—and her reputation—don’t derail her. Beth, the workhorse of the family, is afraid to leave the house, is afraid she’ll never figure out who she really is. Jo just wants out. Wishing she could skip to graduation, she dreams of a life in New York City and a career in journalism where she can impact the world. Nothing can stop her—not even love. And Amy, the youngest, is watching all her sisters, learning from how they handle themselves. For better or worse. With plenty of sass, romance, and drama, The Spring Girls revisits Louisa May Alcott’s classic Little Women, and brings its themes of love, war, class, adolescence, and family into the language of the twenty-first century.