Louisa May Alcott

Little Women

Little Women is the classic coming-of-age tale of four sisters on their journey to adulthood. Though today it’s considered a classic, Little Women almost wasn’t written: Alcott wanted to publish a collection of short stories instead, but her publisher and her father pressed her to write a book that would appeal to a wide audience of young girls.
The first volume was written quickly and published in 1868; it was a huge success, and Alcott composed volume 2 just as quickly and published it in 1869. By her own account, she didn’t enjoy writing them, and both she and her publisher agreed the first few chapters were dull—it almost goes without saying they were pleasantly shocked at the positive reception the volumes received.
By 1927 it had been acknowledged as one of the most widely-read novels of the era and remains widely read today.
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    EmmaIsabelBeaumontshared an impression5 years ago
    👍Worth reading

    I really love it. When I saw the movie I loved it! Then I saw the book at a local shop and I bought it. I have read it more than 4 times now! It may seem boring to those who like less detailed work but believe me it takes you in and it just becomes very interesting! I recommend watching the movie first just because you get the idea of the story better than trying to guess whats happening if your not the best reader.

    Настя Мозговаяshared an impression2 years ago
    🔮Hidden Depths

    отличный классический роман. комплексная история, неожиданные повороты, достойные нравоучения, которых многим сегодня не хватает.

    как же здорово иногда взяться за книгу, в которой можно по-хорошему утонуть.

    Inessa Shilloshared an impression4 months ago
    👍Worth reading

    Книга неторопливая, оптимистичная, залитая солнцем и превозносящаяся честный труд над богатством. Под конец от такой сладкой жизни у меня осталось ощущение патоки, как будто в этом бесконечном счастье героинь нет глубины. Хотя читать ее на контрасте с московской зимой и безысходностью было приятно. Потраченного времени не жаль, но если бы история была в 2 раза короче по объему было бы лучше.


    Фатима Сабитоваhas quoted5 years ago
    "I'll let my castle go, and stay with the dear old gentleman while he needs me, for I am all he has.
    Happiness Xabahas quoted5 years ago
    I don't think it's fair for some girls to have plenty of pretty things, and other girls nothing at all
    Liya Shafeeuhas quoted9 months ago
    “It is only an­other name for try­ing to be good, and the story may help us; for though we do want to be good, it’s hard work, and we for­get, and don’t do our best.”

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