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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (725,163 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Louisa May Alcott Narrator: Justine Eyre Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Generations of people—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. Talented tomboy and author-to-be Jo, tragically frail Beth, beautiful Meg, and romantic, spoiled Amy remain united in their devotion to each other and their struggles to survive in New England during the Civil War.

It is no secret that Alcott based Little Women on her own early life. While her father, the free-thinking reformer and abolitionist Bronson Alcott, hobnobbed with such eminent male authors as Emerson, Thoreau, and Hawthorne, Louisa supported herself and her sisters with “woman’s work,” including sewing, doing laundry, and acting as a domestic servant. But she soon discovered she could make more money writing. Little Women brought her lasting fame and fortune, and far from being the “girl’s book” her publisher requested, it explores such timeless themes as love and death, war and peace, the conflict between personal ambition and family responsibilities, and the clash of cultures between Europe and America.

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Sean Mackay | 2/20/2014

    " Quite possibly the worst and most anti-feminist novel in history. The whole premise starts with a letter from the father telling them what to do and how to behave. Which everyone but one tries to do. An the only character with an even remote sense of self eventually turns into a robotic version of the sister she replaces. I'm sure I'll probably be slated for this review and people will say I don't understand the historical significance of three women fending for themselves in civil war America, or because I'm not a woman. However, the female characters still submit to the social norms of the time and do what their father asked. Every turn of the page was like a needle through my eye. This is, though, simply my opinion. Read it for yourself and make your own mind up, but don't say I didn't warn you! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Alethea | 2/11/2014

    " Loved it! It is a classic. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Emilyann Pool | 2/2/2014

    " Classic chick-lit. Someone dies, someone gets scorned, someone falls in love. Jane Austen esque without any interesting opinions about society. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Nolena | 2/2/2014

    " I believe this is my favorite classic ever. This novel follows the story of four sisters and their lives in old America. I have reread this book at leads 5 times and I still can't get enough. "

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