Little WomenBook - 1987
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The author was brought up in Concord, Massachusetts, and the character of Mrs. March in her novel is partially based on her own mother, Abigail Alcott. Mrs. March is a devoted wife and mother. While her husband serves with the Union army during the Civil War, Mrs. March holds the fort at home. Sh... Read More »
BostonPL_VeronicaKM Aug 24, 2018
Little women is the story of the March family, specifically the four daughters: Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy. Meg at 16 is pretty and wishes to be a lady; at 15 Jo is ungainly, unconventional, and enterprising, and aspires to be an author; Beth is a delicate 13-year-old with a taste for music; and Amy ... Read More »
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(regarding dressing up): ..."which was not exactly comfortable, but, dear me, let us be elegant or die"
“I've got the key to my castle in the air, but whether I can unlock the door remains to be seen.”
"Please forgive me for being so cross. I came to make it up, and I can't go away till I have."
[Amy] enjoyed the delightful sense of power which comes when young girls first discover the new and lovely kingdom they are born to rule by virtue of beauty, youth, and womanhood.
[T]o be independent and earn the praise of those she loved were the dearest wishes of [Jo's] heart.
There are many Beths in the world, shy and quiet, sitting in corners till needed, and living for others so cheerfully that no one sees the sacrifices till the little cricket on the hearth stops chirping, and the sweet, sunshiny presence vanishes, leaving silence and shadow behind.
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