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Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy : the story of Little Women and why it still matters

Author: Anne Boyd Rioux
Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Company, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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A 150th anniversary tribute describes the cultural significance of Louisa May Alcott's classic, exploring how its relatable themes and depictions of family resilience, community, and female resourcefulness have inspired generations of writers.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Named Person: Louisa May Alcott; Louisa May Alcott; Louisa May Alcott
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anne Boyd Rioux
ISBN: 9780393254730 0393254739
OCLC Number: 1005107881
Description: xiv, 273 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Prologue: "Our book" --
Part I. The making of a classic --
"Pegging away": the road to Little Women --
"We really lived most of it": making up Little Women --
"Fresh, sparkling,...full of soul": the phenomenon of Little Women --
Part II. The life of a classic --
"See her...living...the immortal Jo!": Little Women on stage and screen --
"The mother of us all": Little Women's cultural and literary influence --
"A divided house of a book": reading Little Women --
Part III. A classic for today --
"A private book for girls": can boys read Little Women? --
"Being someone": growing up female with Little Women --
"Wanting to be Rory, but better": Little Women and girls' stories today.
Responsibility: Anne Boyd Rioux.

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Rediscover the beloved classic Little Women and its lasting power as it celebrates its 150th anniversary.  Read more...

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"Lively and informative...Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy does what-ideally-books about books can do: I've taken Little Women down from my shelf and put it on top of the books I plan to read." -- Francine Prose - Read more...

 
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