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Little Men (Little Women)

Little Men (Little Women) [Kindle Edition]

Louisa May Alcott

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The third work in Louisa May Alcott’s quartet of Little Women books, Little Men picks up the narrative after the end of Good Wives and follows Jo’s progress in life. After her marriage to Professor Friedrich Bhaer, Jo uses the money from her inheritance from Aunt March to set up a school at Plumfield. Their latest arrival is Nat Blake, a timid orphan boy whose life so far has been spent playing the violin to make money on the streets. Nat joins the ten other children at the school – a gang made up of neglected children, orphans and also Meg’s twin boy and girl. The touching friendship and camaraderie between the group is expertly described. The peaceful equilibrium of the school is troubled though when Nat introduces Dan to the mix; the latter then leads the boys into experimenting with drinking, smoking, fighting and playing cards. Moving and poignant, Little Men is far from saccharine and emotions run high throughout, particularly with the death of a prominent character towards the end of the tale. Part of a series of books much loved, adapted and imitated, this tale is brought back to a new audience in Hesperus’s new editions of Louisa May Alcott titles.

About the Author

Louisa May Alcott was born on November 29, 1832 in Germantown, Pennsylvania. Her father was a transcendentalist and teacher, who was acquainted with Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne and Margaret Fuller among others. Louisa had three sisters, and her experiences with them, formed the basis for the plot of Little Women. Her father was a perfectionist and an extremely strict parent, which often led to conflict. In 1840, the family moved to Concord, Massachusetts, but continued to live in poverty, forcing Louisa to work to support the family as a seamstress, maid and finally writer. As she grew older, Louisa became an anti-slavery advocate and a member of the Underground Railroad. During the Civil War, she served as a nurse in Washington, D. C. Writing under the pseudonym A. M. Barnard, her novels began to make money. Finally, she wrote Little Women and its two sequels which cemented her fame, all of them, based upon her own life. Alcott remained single her entire life, openly stating her love for women, and being an advocate for women’s issues. During her life, she suffered from vertigo, typhoid fever, mercury poisoning and possibly lupus. She died from a stroke on March 6, 1888, at the age of 55, in Boston, two days after her father. She is buried in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in Concord, on “Author’s Ridge,” with Emerson, Thoreau and Hawthorne.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 470 KB
  • Print Length: 207 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1481817957
  • Publisher: Hesperus Press Ltd. (27 Jun 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00L78IPFQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #528,335 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Louisa May Alcott was born in 1832 in Germantown, Pennsylvania, but grew up in Concord, Massachusetts. Educated by her father, the Transcendentalist thinker Bronson Alcott, she was influenced by the prominent men of his circle. Emerson, Hawthorne, Parker and Thoreau. The family was usually short of money, and she worked at various tasks from sewing to writing to help to support it. The Civil War broke out in 1861, and in 1862 she began to work as a volunteer army nurse in a Union Hospital. Out of this came her first book, Hospital Sketches (1863); she went on to write several Gothic romances and thrillers. With the publication of Little Women, her first full-length novel for girls, Alcott leapt from being an obscure, struggling New England writer to becoming the best-selling American author of the century. However, she suffered from ill health aggravated by early deprivation and overwork. Alcott died in Boston in 1888.

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1.0 out of 5 stars Good book-bad published edition 5 May 2013
By Paul Trentalance - Published on
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The book itself is very good--a classic, however, this particular addition I would not recommend. On the very first page there is what appears to be an advertisement for Loki's Publishing which contains obscene language and the story begins on the back of this page. This was a purchase for a child and it was a good thing that I looked at the inside page before giving it to her.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Happily ever after 27 Sep 2013
By Paul S. Olin - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition
i absolutely loved this book. little women was an amazing book and whem it ended i wanted more of the book.... a few monthslater i found this book and fell in love all over again with the little women chracters and the new charatcers like Nat!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Classic 23 Sep 2013
By Sandy Toes - Published on
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Although not as charming as Little Women, this book told me that it was OK to be different, to be outdoorsy and athletic when all my friends were very girly. It's chock full of life lessons, too, which makes it a good bedtime read for children.
5.0 out of 5 stars Little Women Sequel 28 Jun 2014
By L. M. Keefer - Published on
If you fell in love with LITTLE WOMEN, this book depicts the life of some of its characters with new characters. Jo is the star of this book. As you know from LITTLE WOMEN, she marries the professor and in this book they open a school for boys. It is exactly what I imagined Jo would do. I identified with Jo most in LITTLE WOMEN and later was headmistress of a school, with all of its attendant challenges. It was my childhood books like LITTLE WOMEN and LITTLE MEN which made me want to teach and write. How books like these can inspire. This book is quite satisfying if you didn't want LITTLE WOMEN to end.

If you want to read in insightful book about Louisa, upon whom the character of Jo is based, you might enjoy EDEN'S OUTCASTS about Louisa and her father. It won the Pulitzer Prize.
3.0 out of 5 stars it was okay 2 Mar 2014
By A. Treinen - Published on
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disclaimer: i have not read "little women." i found "little men" to be SO detailed with minutia, that it was hard to read.
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