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Little Women (The Penguin Classics) Week 1 of 4

June 9 2006 at 10:57 AM
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Little Women
by Louisa May Alcott

Meg, Jo, Amy and Beth - four "little women" enduring hardships and enjoying adventures in Civil War New England The charming story of the March sisters, Little Women has been adored by generations. Readers have rooted for Laurie in his pursuit of Jo's hand, cried over little Beth's death, and dreamed of traveling through Europe with old Aunt March and Amy. Future writers have found inspiration in Jo's devotion to her writing. In this simple, enthralling tale, both parts of which are included here, Louisa May Alcott has created four of American literature's most beloved women. In her enlightening, thoughtful introduction, Elaine Showalter discusses Louisa May Alcott's influences, and her aspirations for Little Women, as well as the impact the novel has had on such women writers as Joyce Carol Oates and Cynthia Ozick.


 
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Will read again

June 14 2006, 9:30 PM 

I loved this book when I was young and this time I will enjoy reading it with my daughter. She enjoys reading together at night before bedtime.I can't wait to start. We are still finishing up "The Secret Garden." i can't wait...

 
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