The March girls are shown throughout as real people and not mere moral examples as we follow them from childhood and the portrayal of the strains and delights of family life is unsurpassed in literature of the time, and has a telling message for the modern world.
A classic with girls everywhere, LITTLE WOMEN tells the gripping story of the four March sisters--Jo, Amy, Beth, and Meg--as they struggle to grow up in an impoverished New England family during the Civil War. In this old-fashioned coming-of-age novel based on Louisa May Alcott's own interesting childhood, each sister, though uniquely talented, has to overcome her own unfortunate qualities, which include bluntness, vanity, shyness, and self-indulgence. Book One focuses on the pleasures and pains of life with their loving and wise mother, Marmee, while their father, a minister, serves in the war. Book Two takes place after the war has ended and the father has returned to the family. Jo's intense determination to become a professional writer, Beth's loving heart, Meg's work as a governess, and Amy's burgeoning artistic talent are each followed with care as the sisters
encounter love, marriage, and an unexpected tragedy.
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