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Little Women - Louisa May Alcott - AudioBook CD NEW Unabridged

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Little Women - Louisa May Alcott - AudioBook CD NEW Unabridged

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Little Women - Louisa May Alcott - Audio Book CD

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Little Women - Louisa May Alcott Audio Book CD 

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Timeless in its evocation of idealized family existence and robustly enduring, Little Women is known as among the best-loved classic children's stories of all time. Originally created as a "girls" story, its appeal transcends the boundaries of time and age, creating it as common with adults as it happens to be with young visitors. For this really is a beguiling story of joy and hope, of the joys of companionship, domestic harmony and infinite mom love, all watched through the existence of the March family. But which of the 4 March sisters to love right? For every reader need their favorite. Independent, tomboyish Jo; delicate, loving Beth; very, type Meg, or precocious and gorgeous Amy, the baby of the family? Little Women was an instant success when initially published in 1868, and followed just a year later by the sequel, Little Wives.

About the Author Louisa May Alcott

Louisa May Alcott (November 29, 1832 – March 6, 1888) was an American novelist. She is ideal recognized for the novel Little Women, published in 1868. This novel is loosely based on her childhood experiences with her 3 sisters.

Alcott was a daughter of noted Transcendentalist Amos Bronson Alcott and Abigail May Alcott. Louisa's dad began the Temple School; her uncle, Samuel Joseph May, was a noted abolitionist. Though of New England parentage and house, she was born in Germantown, that is currently piece of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She had 3 sisters: 1 elder (Anna Pratt Alcott) and 2 young (Elizabeth Sewall Alcott and May Alcott). The family moved to Boston in 1834 or 1835, where her dad established an experimental school and joined the Transcendental Club with Emerson and Thoreau.

During her childhood and early adulthood, she shared her family's poverty and Transcendentalist ideals. In 1840, after many setbacks with all the school, her family moved to a cottage on 2 acres along the Sudbury River in Concord, Massachusetts. The Alcott family moved to the Utopian Fruitlands community for a short interval in 1843-1844, and then after its collapse to rented room, and subsequently a home in Concord bought with her mother's inheritance and assist from Emerson. Alcott's early knowledge had included classes within the naturalist Henry David Thoreau but had chiefly been in the hands of her dad. She moreover received some training from writers and educators like Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Margaret Fuller, who were all family neighbors. She later described these early years in a newspaper sketch entitled "Transcendental Wild Oats", afterwards reprinted in the amount Silver Pitchers (1876), which relates the experiences of her family during their test in "plain living and significant thinking" at Fruitlands.

As she grew elder, she developed as both an abolitionist along with a feminist. In 1847, the family housed a fugitive slave for 1 week; in 1848 Alcott read and admired the "Declaration of Sentiments" published by the Seneca Falls Convention on women's rights. Due to the family's poverty, she started function at an early age as an casual instructor, seamstress, governess, domestic helper, and author — her initially book was Flower Fables (1854), stories initially created for Ellen Emerson, daughter of Ralph Waldo Emerson.

In 1860, Alcott started composing for the Atlantic Monthly, and she was nurse in the Union Hospital at Georgetown, D.C., for six weeks in 1862-1863. Her letters house, revised and published in the Commonwealth and accumulated as Hospital Sketches (1863, republished with additions in 1869), garnered her initially important recognition for her observations and humor. Her novel Moods (1864), was equally promising.

A lesser-known piece of her function are the passionate, fiery novels and stories she wrote, generally under the pseudonym A. M. Barnard. These functions, like A Long Fatal Love Chase and Pauline's Passion and Punishment, were recognized in the Victorian Era as "potboilers" or "blood-and-thunder stories." Her character Jo in "Little Women" publishes many such stories but eventually rejects them after being told that they are "dangerous for small minds." Their protagonists are willful and relentless in their pursuit of their own aims, which include revenge on those who have humiliated or thwarted them. These functions attained immediate commercial success and stay very readable now.

In comparison, Alcott additionally produced moralistic and healthy stories for kids, and, with all the exceptions of the semi-autobiographical story Work (1873), and the anonymous novelette A Modern Mephistopheles (1877), which attracted suspicion that it was authored by Julian Hawthorne, she didn't return to creating functions for adults.

Literary success and later life

Louisa May Alcott's overwhelming success dated within the appearance of the initially piece of Little Women: or Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy, (1868) a semiautobiographical account of her childhood years with her sisters in Concord, Massachusetts. Part 2, or Part Second, sometimes known as Great Wives, (1869) followed the March sisters into adulthood and their respective marriages. Little Men (1871) detailed the characters and methods of her nephews who lived with her at Orchard Home in Concord. Jo's Boys (1886) completed the "March Family Saga."

Most of her later volumes, An Old-Fashioned Girl (1870), Aunt Jo's Scrap Bag (6 vols., 1871–1879), Eight Cousins as well as its sequel Rose in Bloom (1876), and others, followed in the line of Little Women, remaining favored with her big and fast public.

Although the Jo character in Little Women was based on Louisa May Alcott, Alcott, unlike Jo, not married. She explained her "spinsterhood" in an interview with Louise Chandler Moulton, "... because I have fallen in love with numerous pretty females and not when the least bit with any guy."

In 1879 her young sister, May, died. Alcott took in May's daughter, Louisa May Nieriker ("Lulu"), who was 2 years older. The baby was called after her aunt, and was provided the same nickname.

In her later lifetime, Alcott became an recommend of women's suffrage and was the initially girl to register to vote in Concord, Massachusetts.

Alcott, together with Elizabeth Stoddard, Rebecca Harding Davis, Anne Moncure Crane, and others, was piece of the group of woman authors during the U.S. Gilded Age to address women’s issues in a contemporary and candid way. Their functions were, as 1 newspaper columnist of the period commented, "among the decided 'signs of the times'" (“Review 2 – No Title” from The Radical, May 1868, see References below).

Despite worsening wellness, Alcott wrote through the rest of her lifetime, finally succumbing to the after-effects of mercury poisoning contracted during her American Civil War service: she had received calomel treatments for the effects of typhoid. She died in Boston on March 6, 1888 at age 55, 2 days after exploring her dad on his deathbed. Her last words were "Is it not meningitis?".

The story of her existence and profession was initially told in Ednah D. Cheney's Louisa May Alcott: Her Life, Letters and Journals (Boston, 1889) and then in Madeleine B. Stern's seminal biography Louisa May Alcott (University of Oklahoma Press, 1950).


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