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Louisa May Alcott
One of the best loved books of all time. Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American ReadLovely Meg, talented Jo, frail Beth, spoiled Amy: these are hard lessons of poverty and of growing up in New England during the Civil War. Through their dreams, plays, pranks, letters, illnesses, and courtships, women of all ages have become a part of this remarkable family and have felt the deep sadness when Meg leaves the circle of sisters to be married at the end of Part I. Part II, chronicles Meg's joys and mishaps as a young wife and mother, Jo's struggle to become a writer, Beth's tragedy, and Amy's artistic pursuits and unexpected romance. Based on Louisa May Alcott's childhood, this lively portrait of nineteenth- century family life possesses a lasting vitality that has endeared it to generations of readers.For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Coming Of Age
Louisa May Alcott
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"I love, love this story; it truly is a timeless classic. Its characters remind us to live a life of love and morals. It is undoubtedly a must read. Everyone needs to meet the “little women”!"
"Y’all I’m must confess I’m a BIG FAT LIAR 🤥. I Love love love all three adaptions of the movie, but I haven’t gotten around to reading the book. They say shame is what keeps us honest. So I will direct my feeling of guilt into an attempt to actually reading it ☺️. Love you my loyal followers, again my sincerest apologies. #coming_of_age "