Little Women: From the Original Publisher

Kobo ebook | October 31, 2009

byAnna Quindlen, Louisa May Alcott

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As part of the wonderful Collector's Library Series, Little Women is one of the best-loved children's classics of all time. This attractive volume contains the complete and unabridged story with 8 full color illustrations, plus numerous black & white illustrations throughout. The deluxe edition features a full piece cloth case, a four color illustrated onlay on the front cover, foil stamping on front and spine, stained edges on three sides, printed endpapers with book plate, and a satin ribbon marker. This book should have an honored place in any child's library.

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As part of the wonderful Collector's Library Series, Little Women is one of the best-loved children's classics of all time. This attractive volume contains the complete and unabridged story with 8 full color illustrations, plus numerous black & white illustrations throughout. The deluxe edition features a full piece cloth case, a four ...

Louisa May Alcott was born in Germantown, Pennsylvania, in 1832. Two years later, she moved with her family to Boston and in 1840 to Concord, which was to remain her family home for the rest of her life. Her father, Bronson Alcott, was a transcendentalist and friend of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau. Alcott early realized ...

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Format:Kobo ebookPublished:October 31, 2009Publisher:Little, Brown Books for Young ReadersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0316087114

ISBN - 13:9780316087117

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book Great story, absolutely loved it. #plumreview
Date published: 2016-12-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Little Women I recently bought and read this book for a book club, and it was an amazing experience. Although a little slow to start, this tale of four sisters and their struggle through life had quite the impact on my outlook on life. The struggle of defining what a women is, and how to be both kind and strong and independent all at once. A great coming of age book.
Date published: 2016-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Flawless Classic Weh i found out it was part of a series I immediately bought them all! A well written classic that values life, happiness and the people we surround ourselves with over material possessions. A fabulous read for young and old!
Date published: 2016-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Loved the cover and while it was a little slow at first to get into, I loved this read and it is great for any young woman.
Date published: 2016-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant It's extremely long and took a while for me to get into, but do not hesitate to buy this! By the end, I wish there was more of it to enjoy!
Date published: 2016-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Buy with no hesitation A 19th century period book written by Louisa May Alcott is a fascinating story about the March’s family. Four sisters bonded by love go through war, separation, loss, and poverty, yet manage to create many happy memories as they grow and join womanhood. Jo, Meg, Amy and Beth each possess individual characters which you grow to love and admire so much so that I can almost guarantee that you will be talking back at the book while reading it.The story itself is an entirely lovable one. It begins with the family suffering from many financial problems and their father being away at war. It covers the majority of the issues woman had to face back in the days. One sister, for instance, has to sacrifice her independence and freedom as a writer when she has to marry. It is a key point in the novel that shows no matter how independent a woman may be she must be self-sacrificing to fulfill her duties as a woman. This book is written as a children’s book and it contains gender roles and religious references. However, I am not sure that our children today would understand the style of literacy Ms. Alcott has deemed appropriate for this book. The plots and the pace are not as fast as our nowadays novels and sometimes you do feel like wanting to skip some pages to get to the exciting parts. Little Women provides the reader that ambitious, wanting to do anything your heart desires, feel and I think that is what great writing is about. The Author actively induces you into the story, making you feel warm towards each and every sister in a way that you rarely feel disconnected from the plot. In fact, come to think of it, it may have been the reason why I was so desperate to find out what happens that I was skipping pages! In summary, I rarely give five stars to a book, but this one totally deserves it. If you are a fan of English literature and fancy a heart warming story then this book is yours. Written by Jeyran Main
Date published: 2016-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely I always dreamed of being one of the March girls... Every girl should read this book.
Date published: 2016-11-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing Loved this! Such an amazing story
Date published: 2016-11-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Classic! I read this book awhile ago but it was a roller coaster of emotions. I cried, I laughed, I got angry. Worth a read for sure!
Date published: 2016-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A classic This is one of my favorite books. I remember coming across it as a young girl in my grandmother's book collection. I still have her copy that she gave to me that I read over and over again. A lovely story that will make you laugh and cry that every young girl should read.
Date published: 2016-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A classic! One of my favourite childhood books that I still enjoy reading today. Highly recommended for young girls, and this edition is particularly beautiful!
Date published: 2016-11-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Every young girl should read this I loved this book as a young girl and as an adult it still stands up. Not much really needs to be said about this book other than that every young girl should read this.
Date published: 2012-01-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Better when I was younger… I remember really enjoying this book when I read it as a girl, so I thought it might be time to read it again. I just couldn’t seem to enjoy it as much this time around. Yes, it was the same sweet and charming story I remember, but somehow it seems too sweet and charming this time. Perhaps such innocence and goodness just isn’t believable for a jaded adult in the modern world. It was still worth the read.
Date published: 2010-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An out of this world classic! There are some classics that will never be out of print, this is one of them. Little Women has not been out of print since its release in the 1880's! "This has to be a good read..."you are right, it is!
Date published: 2009-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple and wonderful This book was simply beautiful and warm. I loved how all 4 sisters are all different in their own way (personalities, looks) and the book tells how each of the sisters' lives come about, the feelings they discover, the troubles they face and how they deal with it. The mother with troubles of her own is always supportive and always gives good advise, no matter what she is their mother and will always care for them, each in their own way. The story is very good, written really well. It is a big book and I am not a fast reader, but finished it in 2 1/2 months! Very good read! Recommend it to anyone. It makes you think to appriciate life more!
Date published: 2009-10-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A classic ! This book is one of my favorite classic's of all time. The book follows the life of every character, and the storyline is excellent . I recommend this book to anybody everybody who likes to read, it won't disappoint .
Date published: 2008-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderfull This classic is heart warming. I enjoyed reading it from when they were children to when they truly were women! Allcot has truly capptured the hearts of many young readers. The character are strong willed and beautiful. I spent hours reading, and never could put the book down. I think all little women should read this wonderful classic!
Date published: 2006-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AWESOME WORK! Little Women and Good Wives is an excellent book. Full of life's important little lessons, Little Women is a heart-warming story about four sisters who must submit to their state of living in poverty. This is a book for every girl regardless of age. You will find that it touches your heart. Especially one sad chapter (I might spoil it for you if I give it away but you'll know what I mean once you've read it). Highly recommended! FIVE STARS *****
Date published: 2002-12-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Little Women I bought this book with the intention of introducing my daughter to literary classics. I was not disappointed! We have read one chapter every night time permitting, it has taken us nearly a year to finish. What this book has done is improved my daughter's vocabulary and reinforced some of the old values and morals that we as a society need to be reminded of. A breath of fresh air, both romantic, tragic and life like. Enjoy.
Date published: 2000-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Little Women This book takes me back to when, as a young girl of twelve, I read to my younger sister hours on end. Without the lure of television, we were drawn into and fascinated by the lives of four sisters, Meg, Jo, Amy, and Beth, who to us led wonderful, exciting lives while growing up in New England during the civil war. The book had an enormous impact on our imaginations, but even more it was a story of a daughter's dilemma; the tension between female obligations and artistic freedom. The story touches a spot in many women's hearts, and has been a great influence on the writings of such noted authors as Joyce Carol Oats and Virginia Woolf.
Date published: 2000-01-26