Little Women novel is another classic literary work of the 19th century. The author of this family drama was Louisa May Alcott, who was an American writer and a poet. This successful novel of its time published in 2 volumes. First book published in 1868 and the second in 1869. While the single book version of both volumes was presented in 1880.
A short review of Little Women novel
This classic novel partly deals with Alcott’s own and her sister lives. The plot set in Boston and tells of the problems related to gender roles during and after the Post-Civil War America. The story is about the livings of the 4 March sisters. Their progress from childhood to become the young ladies. It describes their efforts to get rid of the poverty and become financially strong.
Despite the fact that all girls have a different mind, though they all live together. The oldest and nice-looking girl Meg has some materialistic mind. The second number Jo is a kind person and has good writing skills. Number three is a shy girl Beth, she loves music. The youngest one Amy is very social but she is also a bit selfish. All of them are waiting for their father’s return who has gone to the war.
Little Women is one of some most read novels in literature. Alcott wrote the story in a way that attracts the girls of all ages of its time. It also became so influential for women of that time. The reason was it fascinated to various classes of women of the country and also those who belonged to different nationalities. However, it is difficult that it could as appeal to the present generation as it did when it published.
There are several long passages of descriptions which may bore the readers. Therefore, it is better to skip them. Furthermore, some modern readers may face difficulty to understand its uncommon references and get into its obsolete language.
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