A seemingly simple story, of four sisters trying to get by, this is another tale that generation after generation has enjoyed reading since it was first publishing in two halves, in 1868 and 1869. One version on Amazon had a particularly interesting description that ends with a line that might very well capture why so many people have been drawn to this work…
Little Women “has been read as a romance or as a quest, or both. It has been read as a family drama that validates virtue over wealth”, but also “as a means of escaping that life by women who knew its gender constraints only too well”. According to Sarah Elbert, Alcott created a new form of literature, one that took elements from Romantic children’s fiction and combined it with others from sentimental novels, resulting in a totally new format. Elbert argued that within Little Women can be found the first vision of the “All-American girl” and that her multiple aspects are embodied in the differing March sisters.
If you have not read Louisa May Alcott‘s Little Women before, perhaps now is your chance to step back in time, and glimpse what may have been one of the first attempts to capture in writing the “All-American Girl.”
For those who have already visited with Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy, this may be one of those books in which you find more on a repeat visit to the March family.
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