Little WomenBook - 2004
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This is Alcott's loosely autobiographical novel about her family during the period of the Civil War. The "little women" are at home in Concord, Massachusetts while her father is away serving as a chaplain in the war. The book as been challenged as being too feminist and not feminist eno... Read More »
I reread this recently and remembered how much I loved it and Louisa May Alcott. I guess you could call her a "pre-wave feminist."
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violet_gorilla_79 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over
ArapahoeKate thinks this title is suitable for All Ages
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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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