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Little Women

By Louisa May Alcott
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Publisher Description

Louisa May Alcott was an American novelist best known as author of the novel Little Women. In the mid-1860s, Alcott wrote passionate, fiery novels and sensational stories. She also produced wholesome stories for children, and after their positive reception, she did not generally return to creating works for adults. Alcott continued to write until her death.

74 Reviews

“Bu kitabın abartıldığını düşünüyorum. Jo "not like other girls" karakterlerinin başlangıcı sanırım. Yazar da belli ki dindar bir kadın ki bu normal bir şey ama kitap boyunca bunu çok dibime sokması hoşuma gitmedi. Yaşadıkları her şeye saçma bir pozitiflikle yaklaşmalarına sinir oldum. Ağlayıp zırlasınlar, sürekli isyan etsinler demiyorum ama gerçekçi olmayacak şekilde iyimserlerdi.”
“What a lovely author Alcott is. I had seen the most recent ‘Little Women’ movie when it came out, but this is my first time enjoying the original story. Despite it being written in a very different time period by an author with old-fashioned values, I couldn’t help but understand and agree with the reason and logic shown by the characters in the story’s conflicts and sorrows, particularly Marmee. I love and relate to Jo, naturally, and still wish she would have given Laurie a chance. Of course I’m biased by absolutely adoring his character, but I do think they both have a forgiving enough nature, and incredible support around them, that their relationship could have thrived after an adjustment period. Bhaer seems like a nice man, but I was misled by the movie a bit - he’s much older than I anticipated, and acts much more fatherly at the outset of the relationship he and Jo form. Kind of ew. Beth’s death was just as sad as I expected, but so beautifully written and explained by Alcott that my tears weren’t only of sadness. All while reading this book I just wanted to live in their little home with them, reading and sewing and writing silly notes to the neighbor boy. What a beautiful picture of childhood this novel is. My only true complaint would be that it is extremely picturesque, even in the hard times. Of course this was written long ago, but I would be interested to hear Jo’s thoughts on the dirtier side of life. They all end up having babies, but how did these innocent young women fare when it came to making these babies, and birthing them? Those are huge adjustment periods in the lives of women, and surely their experiences were all very different. And what about the intricacies of marriage? We got a glimpse into Meg’s relationship with John and the strain they faced after the twins were born, but I want to see an argument between Laurie and Amy over something he said to Jo, or Jo’s feelings towards Bhaer changing as he ages before her, or Meg grappling with her changing appearance as a mom nearing her forties, no longer the beautiful girl in her twenties that John married. Perhaps I should write a sequel myself if I want to see these things so much. Long story short, I very much enjoyed reading this classic and immersing myself into the lives of the March sisters for a time.”
“Still not my favorite. My one “movie is better than the book.””

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