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Little Women

Louisa May Alcott ï 4 characters

Shness and girlish pretensions though he has a hard task before herThe progress of these four little women is narrated along the lines of Bunyan's pilgrim and we are shown how encountering struggles and learning important lessons along the way each one attains her own Celestial Ci. that feeling when y

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Little Women is the delightful story of the four March girls and their approach towards womanhoodMeg the eldest and most beautiful shrugs off her vanity and social ambition discovering fulfillment in romantic love Boyish Jo on the other hand with her contempt of all lovering turns. Yes yes I AM a grow

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Impetuously towards writing for solace Gentle Beth rejects worldly interests preferring to devote her life to her family to the joy of music and to timidly aiding all who suffer in life Amy the youngest and most imperfect of the March girls continually tries to overcome her selfi. Old books get a bad


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


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