Little Women

Little Women

Generations of readers young and old, male and female, have fallen in love with the March sisters of Louisa May Alcott?s most popular and enduring novel, Little Women. Here are talented tomboy and author-to-be Jo, tragically frail Beth, beautiful Meg, and romantic, spoiled Amy, united in their devotion to each other and their struggles to survive in New England during the Generations of readers young and old, male and female, have fallen in love with the March sisters of Louisa May Alcott?...

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Title:Little Women
Author:Louisa May Alcott
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Genres:Classics
ISBN:Little Women
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:449 pages pages

Little Women Reviews

  • Rory
    Jul 30, 2007
    I hated this book. I can't even begin to go into all the reasons I dislike this novel. It's dull and preachy through out most of it--aside from Jo who is a truly inspired character. But everyone else seems one note, most of the chapters come off as morality plays than solid scenes o...
  • Dottie
    Sep 09, 2007
    My copy of this is probably 55 years old -- I've probably read it at least twenty-five times. One of my all-time favorite books. One of my favorite authors ever. Yes, it is old-fashioned -- it was old-fashioned fifty-five years ago. But that is the point pretty much in my opinion. This...
  • Susan
    Oct 04, 2007
    Someone I know claimed this no longer has value, that she would never recommend it because it's saccharine, has a religious agenda, and sends a bad message to girls that they should all be little domestic homebodies. I say she's wrong on all counts. This is high on my reread list along...
  • Annalisa
    Feb 12, 2008
    I'm definitely a victim of modern society when I find this book slow. Had I read it in its day (or even as a youth) it would probably be fantastic, but as it is I'm finding the life lessons saturated in every chapter a little much, not sweet. Which brings me to Beth. Back in the day sw...
  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    Oct 08, 2010
    863. Little Women (Little Women #1), Louisa May Alcott Little Women is a novel by American author Louisa May Alcott (1832?1888), which was originally published in two volumes in 1868 and 1869. Alcott wrote the books over several months at the request of her publisher. Following the ...
  • Corrie
    Mar 27, 2008
    The book begins: "Christmas won't be Christmas without any presents, grumbled Jo, lying on the rug. It's so dreadful to be poor! sighed Meg, looking down at her old dress. I don't think it's fair for some girls to have plenty of pretty things, and other girls nothing at all,...
  • Fabian
    Dec 27, 2013
    Yes, yes! I AM a grownass man reading this, but I'm not ashamed. I also read the "Twilight" sa(ha-ha!)ga & a bunch of Charlaine Harris as well, remember? Some rules simply do not apply. What I tried to do here was dispel the extra melodrama and embrace the cut-outs (fat trimmed ...
  • Raeleen Lemay
    Dec 29, 2018
    I only ended up reading Part One, as Part Two (aka Good Wives) doesn?t interest me one bit. Similarly to the Anne of Green Gables series, I enjoy reading the beginning bits where the girls are young, but I don?t much care for the rest. As for what I DID read, it was entertaining at...
  • Candi
    Sep 10, 2019
    "I don?t believe fine young ladies enjoy themselves a bit more than we do, in spite of our burnt hair, old gowns, one glove apiece, and tight slippers, that sprain our ankles when we are silly enough to wear them." ? Jo March Whether you like this book or not, I doubt there are ...
  • Emily May
    Dec 04, 2013
    Never liked this one. I read Alcott back around the time I was first reading the Brontes and Dickens, and her books always struck me as incredibly dull in comparison. I was probably about 12, though, so I suppose I should try it again someday. ...
  • Emer (A Little Haze)
    Jan 17, 2014
    So in keeping with my recent attempts to write reviews for all my five star reads here's one for my absolute favourite book from my childhood, Little Women. This was the first hardback I ever read that had no pictures or any such things to tempt a child. I remember feeling quite gro...
  • Joey Woolfardis
    Jun 27, 2015
    Read as part of The Infinite Variety Reading Challenge, based on the BBC's Big Read Poll of 2003. The one thing I'm not going to do is apologise for not liking this. I hold no truck with that: stop apologising for having an opinion that is different to the majority. Little Women ...
  • Jonathan Terrington
    Oct 25, 2011
    Little Women remains to this day one of the books I have, curiously, read the most. And I'm not ashamed to state this. Why should I be? The notion that certain films or books are 'chick-lit' is one so alien to my mind. They may be geared at specific audiences mostly, but any strong w...
  • Zoë
    Jan 31, 2015
    2017 update: I reread this as it was the Austentatious book for June and July! I didn't love it as much as I did the first time I read it, but I am glad I got to revisit the story. (Also, this time I Amy was my favorite character?) Book 12/100 for 2015 I had to read this book for m...
  • jessica
    Jun 12, 2012
    that feeling when you spend the majority of the book desperately longing to be a jo, but then end up realising youre actually just a beth? :/ also, the fact that i still like laurie, even after he messes around in france trying to ?find himself,? says a lot more about me than ...
  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    Apr 06, 2019
    I have owned this book forever! I have the movie and have always loved it. Thanks to several group challenges on here, I have finally gotten to this little gem. Happy Reading! Mel ???? ...
  • Helene Jeppesen
    Jan 02, 2017
    Two years ago, I read the first part of this novel and quite liked it. The March family consists of the most endearing characters, and I had fun reading about the four sisters and their growing up. However, it wasn't until recently that I realized that I had yet to read the second pa...
  • Duane
    Oct 17, 2013
    I have read 18 of Louisa May Alcott's books, so I guess I can safely say that I am very familiar with her work. Some of them were very good, some not quite as good. All had that 19th century down home feeling with wonderful, memorable characters. But only one of her novels reached the ...
  • Pooja
    Oct 26, 2015
    When I was 11 years old, I used to watch its anime show on Sony, that time I didn't know its name, I was merely interested in the show. Thankfully, I remembered the names of the characters so that when I went to higher secondary school, I saw this book in school library with the pi...
  • AMEERA
    Dec 23, 2016
    i can tell this become my favorite classic book besides all classics books of the queen of classics books Jane Austin , and u can see a lot of classic word here :D ...
  • emma
    Jan 06, 2019
    I?M IN LOVE, I?M IN LOVE, AND I DON?T CARE WHO KNOWS IT! When I was a child, my mother used to drag me to antique stores all the time. There is nothing more boring to a kid than an antique store. It smelled like dust and old people, and everything looked the same (dark wood), ...
  • Shovelmonkey1
    May 05, 2011
    To me this book is just a big neon highlighted literary exclamation mark defining how incredibly different I am from my mother. She loves this book. Really, really loves it....a lot. She always used to tell me how great she thought it was although, as a kid I somehow avoided reading it...
  • Dannii Elle
    Oct 06, 2017
    Whilst I do recall reading this as a young child I could remember little about the characters and the story-line so felt I was revisiting both something beloved and viewing it with fresh and excited eyes. This felt like a series of short stories involving the March sisters, bound in...
  • may ❀
    Mar 14, 2018
    i've never witnessed a ship of mine get sunk so tragically, how dare you ms. alcott (? ?_?)? RTC ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ probably the first classic that i'm //choosing// to read so let's hope this goes well bc it'll probs determine whether i keep this charade up or no...
  • Ashwood (애쉬 우드).
    Apr 13, 2016
    Awesome book!! I love Amy and Laurance ...
  • Emily (Books with Emily Fox)
    Jun 21, 2019
    A new movie is coming out December 25th... I've never read it so I might have to do a readalong for it that month! ...
  • Miranda Reads
    Mar 01, 2018
    ?Don't try to make me grow up before my time?? The March sisters may be radically different but they all have one thing in common - love. Their love for their mother and father, their love for adventure and for each other unites them in this troubled time. The Civ...
  • Lucy Langford
    Aug 20, 2019
    I loved the unique personalities, individualism and traits of each girl and how the sisters handle and react to the ups and downs in their lives. The portrayal of sisterhood was accurate (I then learned that this book was semi-autobiographical so that maybe why the author wrote about t...
  • Kylie D
    Jun 29, 2018
    A timeless classic that I enjoyed just as much now as I did when I first read it at school. ...
  • ♡ ᴅ ʀ ᴇ ᴀ ᴍ ♡
    Aug 27, 2019
    ? 4 / 5 stars I?m just curious. Is there anyone else who was satisfied with the ending? Because I believe I did. Although I ship Jo and Laurie so hard and it apparently broke my heart into pieces when it came to that chapter, I also think that they both eventually ended up with ...