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Little Women - Oxford World's Classics (Paperback)

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Paperback 528 Pages / Published: 11/12/2008
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Little Women has remained enduringly popular since its publication in 1868, becoming the inspiration for a whole genre of family stories. Set in a small New England community, it tells of the March family: Marmee looks after daughters in the absence of her husband, who is serving as an army chaplain in the Civil War, and Meg, Jo,Beth, and Amy experience domestic trials and triumphs as they attempt to supplement the family's small income. In the second part of the novel (sometimes known as Good Wives) the girls grow up and fall in love. The novel is highly autobiographical, and in Jo's character Alcott portrays a strong-minded and independent woman, determined to control her own destiny. The introduction to this edition provides a fascinating history of the Alcotts,and of Louisa Alcott's own struggles as a writer. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199538119
Number of pages: 528
Weight: 354 g
Dimensions: 196 x 126 x 22 mm


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'this children's novel for all ages is vivid from the very first sentence. ... a children's classic ... lovers of the book will find Valerie Alderson's informed and enthusiastic introduction a valuable bonus, especially about the closely autobiographical nature of the book.' The Observer Review

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“Do not over sentimentalise”

You will get even more out of this book if you don’t over sentimentalise it – yes it is true that is beautiful, that it is heart-wrenching in parts (especially as Beth is dying), it has lovely family and sisterly... More

Paperback edition
3rd February 2012
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“A classic classic”

This book is my favourite classic. As a child it was the only one I could get into and now I’ve read it at least twenty times. It is rather similar to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice and Susan Coolidge’s What Katy... More

“Lovely classic book”

This is a lovely classic book that carries you along with the story and makes you feel for the characters. It's one that you can read as a young person/teenager and still enjoy re-reading as an adult. Not only is... More

Paperback edition
31st July 2016
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