Little Women

Little Women PDF Author: Louisa May Alcott
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
ISBN: 1423652126
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 520

Book Description
Part of the Gibbs Smith Women's Voices series: A collection of literary voices written by, and for, extraordinary women—to encourage, challenge, and inspire. Louisa May Alcott (1832–1888) published more than thirty books in her lifetime, but it was her “girls’ story” (written at the request of her publisher), Little Women, that has captured the imagination of millions of readers. This coming-of-age story spotlights beloved tomboy Jo March (arguably America’s first juvenile heroine and a reflection of a young Alcott herself) and Jo’s three sisters—Meg, Beth, and Amy—in a heartwarming family drama. Originally published in two parts, in 1868 and 1869, Little Women has never been out of print. Continue your journey in the Women’s Voices series with Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte (ISBN: 978-1-4236-5099-7), The Feminist Papers, by Mary Wollstonecraft (ISBN: 978-1-4236-5097-3), Hope Is the Thing with Feathers, the complete poems of Emily Dickinson (ISBN: 978-1-4236-5098-0), and The Yellow Wallpaper and Other Writings, by Charlotte Perkins Gilman (ISBN: 978-1-4236-5213-7).

So Many Beginnings: A Little Women Remix

So Many Beginnings: A Little Women Remix PDF Author: Bethany C. Morrow
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
ISBN: 1250761220
Category : Young Adult Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 210

Book Description
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

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

Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy: The Story of Little Women and Why It Still Matters PDF Author: Anne Boyd Rioux
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393254747
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 352

Book Description
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.

Marmee & Louisa

Marmee & Louisa PDF Author: Eve LaPlante
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451620675
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 384

Book Description
Originally published: New York: Free Press, 2012.

The Annotated Little Women (The Annotated Books)

The Annotated Little Women (The Annotated Books) PDF Author: Louisa May Alcott
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393248828
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 736

Book Description
The Pulitzer Prize–winning biographer of Louisa May Alcott illuminates the world of Little Women and its author. Since its publication in 1868–69, Little Women, perhaps America’s most beloved children’s classic, has been handed down from mother to daughter for generations. It has been translated into more than fifty languages and inspired six films, four television shows, a Broadway musical, an opera, and a web series. This lavish, four-color edition features over 220 curated illustrations, including stills from the films, stunning art by Norman Rockwell, and iconic illustrations by children’s-book illustrators Alice Barber Stevens, Frank T. Merrill, and Jessie Wilcox Smith. Renowned Alcott scholar John Matteson brings his expertise to the book, to the March family it creates, and to the Alcott family who inspired it all. Through numerous photographs taken in the Alcott family home expressly for this edition—elder daughter Anna’s wedding dress, the Alcott sisters’ theater costumes, sister May’s art, and Abba Alcott’s recipe book—readers discover the extraordinary links between the real and the fictional family. Matteson’s annotations evoke the once-used objects and culture of a distant but still-relevant time, from the horse-drawn carriages to the art Alcott carefully placed in her story to references to persons little known today. His brilliant introductory essays examine Little Women’s pivotal place in children’s literature and tell the story of Alcott herself—a tale every bit as captivating as her fiction.

Little Women

Little Women PDF Author: Louisa May Alcott
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781505812183
Category :
Languages : en
Pages : 238

Book Description
Grown-up Meg, tomboyish Jo, timid Beth, and precocious Amy. The four March sisters couldn't be more different. But with their father away at war, and their mother working to support the family, they have to rely on one another. Whether they're putting on a play, forming a secret society, or celebrating Christmas, there's one thing they can't help wondering: Will Father return home safely?

Louisa May Alcott

Louisa May Alcott PDF Author: Ednah Dow Cheney
Publisher: Applewood Books
ISBN: 1429044608
Category : Authors, American
Languages : en
Pages : 432

Book Description
Offers a portrait of Louisa May Alcott through a collection of personal letters and journal entries, giving insight into her life and her work.

Little Women

Little Women PDF Author: Louisa May Alcott
Publisher: Collector's Library
ISBN: 9781904633273
Category : Family life
Languages : en
Pages : 340

Book Description
Chronicles the joys and sorrows of the four March sisters as they grow into young women in mid-nineteenth-century New England.

March

March PDF Author: Geraldine Brooks
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007165870
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 35

Book Description
From Louisa May Alcotts beloved classic Little Women, Geraldine Brooks has animated thecharacter of the absent father, March, and crafted a story "filled with the ache of love and marriage and with the power of war upon the mind and heart of one unforgettable man" (Sue Monk Kidd). With "pitch-perfect writing" (USA Today), Brooks follows March as he leaves behind his family to aid the Union cause in the Civil War. His experiences will utterly change his marriage and challenge his most ardently held beliefs. A lushly written, wholly original tale steeped in the details of another time, March secures Geraldine Brookss place as a renowned author of historical fiction.

Little Women

Little Women PDF Author: Louisa May Alcott
Publisher: Xist Publishing
ISBN: 1681959801
Category : Juvenile Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 590

Book Description
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott from Coterie Classics All Coterie Classics have been formatted for ereaders and devices and include a bonus link to the free audio book. “Watch and pray, dear, never get tired of trying, and never think it is impossible to conquer your fault.” ― Louisa May Alcott, Little Women Little Women is a children’s classic novel that still enthralls adult audiences. Telling the story of the March families trials and triumphs, Little Women is a story of love, friendship and family.