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Little Women

Rosen gebettet Die vier so ganz verschiedenen Mädchen durchleben ihre Jugend mit allem was sie ihnen bietet und zumutet Nachbarjungs und Moralapostel Theatergänge und Sonntagsschule Glü. Old books get a bad rapbut do they deserve it Check out my latest BooktTube Video all about the fabulous and not so fabulous Olde Boies The Written Review Don t try to make me grow up before my time The March sisters may be radically different but they all have one thing in common love Their love for their mother and father their love for adventure and for each other unites them in this troubled timeThe Civil War is afoot and all the sisters can do is think about their father away and in battle Their mother tries to distract them but often she can barely distract herself Jo a radical tomboy and aspiring author rallies her family with her amusing plays and scribbles I like good strong words that mean something Meg the beautiful sister often puts her family first and holds them together when her mother cannot You don t need scores of suitors You need only one if he s the right one Amy the youngest was spoiled as a child and oh my it shows But even she can rally when life looks darkest I d rather take coffee than compliments just now Beth sweet and good natured valiantly cheers on her sisters but her frail health often keeps her at the sidelines There are many Beths in the world shy and uiet sitting in corners till needed and living for others so cheerfully that no one sees the sacrifices till the little cricket on the hearth stops chirping The sisters must face hardships their New England home They must face things that they never would have thought possibleBut even in the darkest of times they will have each other And that is most important of all Watch and pray dear never get tired of trying and never think it is impossible to conuer your fault This is probably my fifth or sixth time through and yes I am totally going to read it again There s just something about this book that s absolutely gorgeous and timelessI love the sisters and their relationships with each other I see so much of myself and my cousins with their day to day interactionsJo the darling is the perfect mix of strength and fear Watching her grow from a brash girl to confident young woman just makes my heart happy You are the gull Jo strong and wild fond of the storm and the wind flying far out to sea and happy all alone And the message of the book Ahh My heart So fullIt often feels like the messages from books in the mid 1800s are saccharine sweet or so heavy handed with their themes that they re ridiculous Just look at the later Anne of Green Gables if you d like an exampleBut this one had just the right mixture of loving family religion life lessons It was beautifully balanced Be worthy love and love will come That being said I do absolutely hate that view spoiler Beth has to die hide spoiler

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Neuengland in den 1860er Jahren Die Schwestern Meg Jo Betty und Amy halten eng zusammen denn ihr Vater ist als Pastor im amerikanischen Bürgerkrieg und finanziell ist die Familie nicht auf. Someone I know claimed this no longer has value that she would never recommend it because it s saccharine has a religious agenda and sends a bad message to girls that they should all be little domestic homebodies I say she s wrong on all counts This is high on my reread list along with Pride and Prejudice Jane Eyre and a Tree Grows in Brooklyn you could say that I m pretty familiar with it Let s see there s a heroine who not only writes but is proud of the fact and makes a profit from it in a time that this was somewhat out of the ordinary Reading this and especially knowing later that the main character is for all practical purposes Alcott herself inspired me to write myself and I haven t forgotten the writing lessons even today don t let money cloud your vision write for yourself first take criticism write what you know Still wise even today Also in this book we see the perspective of a family coping with the financial and emotional strain of having a loved one away at war something that is unfortunately all too relatable today There s also extraordinary in those times common in oursa platonic though not uncomplicated friendship between a man and a woman that is sort of a different kind of love story in a way and a powerful one at that We see people getting married but marriage is never portrayed as The Answer to Everything many of the matches involve sacrifice and struggling The girls though good at heart aren t a picture perfect family of saints They re flawed and human The paragon Beth would seem the exception but the message with her is about how even the uietest among us can make an impact on the world not parading her isolated life as an example only her kindness I won t lie Someone dies there s a war and a father s away so yes God is mentioned I think there s a few Pilgrim s Progress references in passing and there s some talk of faith at moments when the characters most need it To contemporary readers this may seem like a lot but heavy handed it is not It was probably somewhat unusual for its time The thought that everyone s relationship and perception of God could greatly vary and that to be true to your religion was entirely non judgmental and meant being kind to other people and trying to make yourself better not other people The thought that each person must be allowed to deal with these feelings in their own time in their own way Wacky stuff I admit it seems like a tough sell to today s kids packaged in somewhat formal sounding language and bearing every indication of being literary broccoli but this book is a classic for a reason It might be a tough sell but I don t think we should give up on trying to think of ways to do it anyway What s inside still counts Don t write it offnote for those of you who liked this review check out my review of the new The Little Women Cookbook by Jenne Bergstrom and Miko Osada

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Ck und Leid Betty und ihre Schwestern erzählt von den verschlungenen Wegen zum Erwachsenwerden Dieser Band enthält beide Teile des amerikanischen Kinderbuchklassikers aus den Jahren 18686. I M IN LOVE I M IN LOVE AND I DON T CARE WHO KNOWS ITWhen I was a child my mother used to drag me to antiue stores all the time There is nothing boring to a kid than an antiue store It smelled like dust and old people and everything looked the same dark wood and if we were in a particularly bauble heavy shop I had to clasp my hands behind my back like a Von Trapp child in order to avoid invoking the you break it you buy it policy on a 42 crystal ashtrayOn one such excursion when I was like eight I found a vintage ish copy of Little Women Because it was a book and because it had some kind of illustration of pretty girls in pretty dresses it was far and away the most interesting thing in there So I indulged in what was then and what remains one of my favorite pastimes asking my mother to buy me something She said no both because it was confusingly expensive and because she doubted eight year old me s lasting interest in reading a 750 page book from 1868Ever since Little Women has tantalized meI am very pleased to say it lived up to every expectationThis book is so cozy and delightful and happy A lot of the time when series start out in the childhood of characters and then follow their growing up the book gets worse But I always liked reading about this ragtag group of galsWarning spoiler ahead and if you complain about me spoiling a book that was published seven of my lifetime ago I will absolutely freak out so don t say I didn t give you a heads upObviously Jo and Laurie were meant for each other and his marrying Amy and Jo s marrying some random old dude was the biggest flaw of this book But even with that this book ended happy and I enjoyed almost every second of itOkay I m sorry but Amy is the clear weak link and didn t deserve Laurie I will not rejoice for them Did I have to take off a half star for that alone Yes Because it upset me immensely And I won t apologize If anyone should be apologized to it s ME And also JO And also LAURIEBut absolutely every other second was a pleasureBottom line This book feels like Christmas cozy comforted joy review to come currently reading updatesI am ready to feel COZY I am ready to feel COMFORTED I am ready to feel JOY


About the Author: Louisa May Alcott

AM Barnard Behind a Mask or a Woman's Power 1866The Abbot's Ghost or Maurice Treherne's Temptation 1867A Long Fatal Love Chase 1866 – first published 1995First published anonymouslyA Modern Mephistopheles 1877Louisa May Alcott was born in Germantown Pennsylvania on November 29 1832 She and her three sisters Anna Elizabeth and May were educated by their father philosopher teacher Bronson Alcott and raised on the practical Christianity of their mother Abigail MayLouisa spent her childhood in Boston and in Concord Massachusetts where her days were enlightened by visits to Ralph Waldo Emerson’s library excursions into nature with Henry David Thoreau and theatricals in the barn at Hillside now Hawthorne’s WaysideLike her character Jo March in Little Women young Louisa was a tomboy No boy could be my friend till I had beaten him in a race she claimed and no girl if she refused to climb trees leap fencesFor Louisa writing was an early passion She had a rich imagination and often her stories became melodramas that she and her sisters would act out for friends Louisa preferred to play the lurid parts in these plays the villains ghosts bandits and disdainful ueensAt age 15 troubled by the poverty that plagued her family she vowed I will do something by and by Don’t care what teach sew act write anything to help the family; and I’ll be rich and famous and happy before I die see if I won’tConfronting a society that offered little opportunity to women seeking employment Louisa determined I will make a battering ram of my head and make my way through this rough and tumble world Whether as a teacher seamstress governess or household servant for many years Louisa did any work she could findLouisa’s career as an author began with poetry and short stories that appeared in popular magazines In 1854 when she was 22 her first book Flower Fables was published A milestone along her literary path was Hospital Sketches 1863 based on the letters she had written home from her post as a nurse in Washington DC as a nurse during the Civil WarWhen Louisa was 35 years old her publisher Thomas Niles in Boston asked her to write a book for girls Little Women was written at Orchard House from May to July 1868 The novel is based on Louisa and her sisters’ coming of age and is set in Civil War New England Jo March was the first American juvenile heroine to act from her own individuality; a living breathing person rather than the idealized stereotype then prevalent in children’s fictionIn all Louisa published over 30 books and collections of stories She died on March 6 1888 only two days after her father and is buried in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in Concord



10 thoughts on “Little Women

  1. says:

    Someone I know claimed this no longer has value that she would never recommend it because it's saccharine has a religious agenda and sends a bad message to girls that they should all be little domestic homebodies I say she

  2. says:

    Yes yes I AM a grown ass man reading this but I'm not even remotely ashamed What I tried to do here was dispel the extra melodrama embrace the cut outs fat trimmed out of the Winona Ryder film I was on the hunt for all the n

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    Old books get a bad rapbut do they deserve it? Check out my latest BooktTube Video all about the fabulous and not so fabulo

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    A new movie is coming out December 25thI've never read it so I might have to do a readalong for it that month

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    This book means SISTERHOOD FAMILY HAPPINESSTOGETHERNESS THANKFULNESS GENUINENESSSOLIDARITYBELIEFS RESPECTUNCONDITIONAL LOVEHONESTYKINDNESSThis is magical book when I get into my hands for the first time I was only

  7. says:

    I hated this bookI can't even begin to go into all the reasons I dislike this novel It's dull and preachy through out most

  8. says:

    I’M IN LOVE I’M IN LOVE AND I DON’T CARE WHO KNOWS ITWhen I was a child my mother used to drag me to antiue stores all the ti

  9. says:

    that feeling when you spend the majority of the book desperately longing to be a jo but then end up realising youre actually just a beth also the fact that i still like laurie even after he messes around in france trying

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    863 from 1001 Little Women Little Women #1 Louisa May AlcottLittle Women is a novel by American author Louisa May Alcott 1832–1888 which was originally published in two volumes in 1868 and 1869 Alcott wrote the books over several months at the reuest of her publisher Following the lives of the four March sisters—Meg Jo Beth and Amy— the novel details their passage from childhood to womanhood and is loose

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