Check out my Little Women book summary and review that I created to help you understand the basics of this great book. Originally published in two volumes in 1868 and 1869, Alcott wrote the book for several months at the request of his publisher. The story follows the lives of four sisters, Meg, Joe, Beth and Amy, and details their transition from childhood to femininity.

Separately based on the life of the author and his three sisters: 202 It is classified as an autobiographical or semi-autobiographical novel.

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Little Women was an instant commercial and critical success, with readers eager to learn more about the characters. Alcott quickly finished a second volume (the title of Good Wives in the United Kingdom, although the name comes from the publisher and not Alcott).

It was also successfully completed. The two volumes were released in 1880 as a single novel, Little Women. Alcott later wrote two sequels to his popular work, both featuring the March Sisters: Little Men (1871) and Joe's Boys (1886).

Little Women book summary :

Part One:

The four sisters and their mother, whom they call Marmi, live in abject poverty in a new neighborhood (based on Concord) in Massachusetts. Losing all his money, his father served as a chaplain for the Union Army in the American Civil War, far from home.

Mothers and daughters face their first Christmas without him. When Marmi asks her daughters to give their Christmas breakfast to a poor family, the girls and their mother go to town full of baskets to feed the hungry children. When they return, they discover that their rich, elderly neighbor, Mr. Lawrence, has sent them a perishable surprise dinner for breakfast. The two families became acquainted after such kind treatment.

Meg and Joe must work to support the family: Meg teaches a close family of four children; Joe helps his elderly aunt March, a wealthy widow living in a palace in Plumfield. Beth, very timid for school, content to stay home and help with household chores; And Amy is still Meg beautiful and traditional at school, Joe is a tomboy who writes, Beth is a pacifist and pianist, and Amy is an artist who aspires for elegance and a beautiful society.

The sisters try to help their families and improve their characters because Meg is useless, Joe is hot, Beth is lame shy and Amy is materialistic. Neighbor's son Laurie, Mr. Lawrence's orphaned grandson, became close friends with the sisters, especially Tomboyish Joe. The girls are busy as the war goes on. Joe writes a novel that is published but is frustrated to edit it and does not understand the conflicting critical response.

Meg has been invited to spend two weeks with wealthy friends, where the girls have parties and cottages to dance with the boys and improve their social skills. Laurie is invited to a dance, and Meg's friends mistakenly think she's in love with him. Meg is more interested in John Brooke, the young teacher of Laurie.

Word comes that Mr. March is very ill with pneumonia and Marmie is called to nurse in Washington. Mr. Lawrence offers to go with him but he refuses, knowing that traveling will be uncomfortable for the elderly. Mr. Lawrence instead sent John Brook to do his business in Washington and to help Marches.

While in Washington, Brooke confesses his love for Meg to his parents. They are satisfied, but think Meg is too young to marry, so Brooke agrees. While Marmi was in Washington, Beth contracted scarlet fever after spending time with a poor family where three children died.

As a precaution, Amy is sent to stay with Aunty March and Jock is replaced as her companion and helper. Joe, who already had scarlet fever, is leaning towards Beth. After being ill for several days, the family doctor advised Marmi to be sent immediately. Beth recovers, but does not fully regain her health and strength.

While Brooke is waiting to marry Meg, she joins the military and goes to war. After he was injured, he returned to find work so he could buy a house and be ready to marry Meg. Lori goes to college. On Christmas Day, a year after the book opened, the girls' father returned home.

Part two:

Three years later, Meg and John get married and learn how to live together. When they have twins, Meg is a devoted mother but John begins to feel neglected. Meg seeks advice from Marmie, who helps her find a balance in her married life by giving her more time for wife responsibilities and encouraging John to become more involved in child rearing.

After graduating from Laurie College, Joe continued his efforts to do well in his final year with Prompting. Amy has been chosen by Joe to go on a European tour with her aunt. Beth's health deteriorated and she lost her spirit due to the complications of scarlet fever.

While trying to unravel the cause of Beth's grief, Joe realizes that Laurie is in love. At first he believes that it is with Beth, but soon realizes that it is with himself. Joe trusts Marmie, telling her that he loves Lori like a brother and that he can't love her in a romantic way.

Joe decides he wants to do something adventurous and create a distance between himself and Laurie, hoping he'll forget his feelings. She spends six months with a friend of her mother who runs a boarding house in New York City, working as a governess for her two children. Joe takes German lessons with another boarder, Professor Weir.

 She came to America from Berlin to look after her sister's orphaned boys. For extra money, Joe writes anonymous exciting romance stories for the sensational newspaper. Professor Vayer doubts his privacy and notes that such writing is unprincipled and baseless. Joe agreed to give up this type of writing as soon as his time in New York came to an end. When he returned to Massachusetts, Laurie proposed marriage and he refused.

Laurie travels to Europe with her grandfather to avoid her heartbreak. At home, Beth's health has deteriorated. Joe devotes his time to caring for his dead sister. Laurie meets Amy in Europe, and she slowly falls in love with him as she begins to see him in a new light.

 He is not impressed by the aimless, inactive and destitute attitude he has taken since being rejected by Joe and inspires him to find his purpose and do something meaningful with his life. With the news of Beth's death, they reunite for comfort and their romance grows. Amy's aunt will not let Amy return uninterrupted with Laurie and her grandfather, so they get married before returning home from Europe.

Professor Vayer is in Massachusetts for business and visits the Marches daily for two weeks. On her last day, she proposes to Joe and the two get engaged. Since the professor is poor, he will have to wait for marriage until he can establish a good income by teaching in the West. A year goes by without much success; Aunty March later died and left her large estate in Plumfield Joe.

Joe and Brother married and turned the house into a boys' school. They have two sons of their own and a daughter of Amy and Laurie. While picking apples, Marmi celebrates her 60th birthday in Plumfield with her husband, her three surviving daughters, their husband and her five grandchildren.

Little Women book review :

One thing I do know about real-world little women is that they read "little women" regardless of age. It is a continuation of the classic literature of particular literature, and the story of the civil war between the four close sisters of Louisa May Alcott continues to rejoice, making it feel as alive today as it did 150 years ago.

During that time, the novel never went out of print, and its popularity is unlikely to fade in the next century. Movies, of course, are another matter. Teenagers seem to be much less interested in watching movies made before their birth and for that reason, there will always be good reasons to remake "Little Women". After all, each generation deserves its own version.

It's been 25 years since Winona Ryder played Joe March, and it's been 61 years since Katherine Hepburn took on the role of George Cucora (previous screen versions were silent). Now, director Greta Garwig has recognized that this is the right time to dust off Alcott's novel for a new interpretation, when both Masterpiece Theater and actor Claire Niederpruem see fit to do the same thing in these two years. "Lady Birds" release.

As one might expect, Garwig's interpretation works well with the material, sticks to the original time, and sets up and assembles a dream cast to star in the March siblings - Emma Watson's older sister Meg,

As a teacher; Sawyer Ronan as Joe, writer and clear opponent of Alcott; Eliza Scanlane as Beth, musical instrument; And Amy as Florence Pug, the passionate and family artist - and, Timothy Chalamette, the perfect actor to portray Laurie, the curly-headed son of the house next to the book.

Over the years, the role has grown from actors ranging from a pre-Batman Christian Bell (who first told rider Joe to dance) to future "Rat Packer" Peter Lafford (in the 1949 edition of Marvin Leroy) to Jonah Howard-King (recently). Announced)

As Prince Eric in Disney's "The Little Mermaid" reboot), but Chalamet feels the most lurist of lorries: do-eyed and floppy-haired, periodically lazy and over-focused, and almost seemingly fraternal, he plays Marches. As if a devoted fan is channeling a young Daniel Day-Lewis - a connection young audiences will not make but adults will surely appreciate.

"Little Women" - the embarrassment in the light of the title, which Mr. March (Bob Odenkark), who went to war and left his wife and children for himself, affectionately mentions to his daughters - is for the sake of a small audience. Yes, the book was written under pressure from Alcott's publisher for young female readers, but Gerwig's version doesn't speak the slightest bit and may actually play better with adults, especially those who find mainstream movies too tempting and immoral.

Little Women "The exact opposite: a healthy, heartfelt story of generosity and good behavior, where evil deeds occasionally occur (such as destroying Amy Joe's novel) but often do not do charity work (such as when the March Girls offer) down the street to hungry families. For their Christmas dinner).

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