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The Complete Little Women Series: Little Women, Good Wives, Little Men, Jo's Boys (4 books in one)

Sprecher: Catherine O'Brien
Serie: Little Women, Titel 1-4
Spieldauer: 37 Std. und 23 Min.
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Little Women is a novel by American author Louisa May Alcott (1832–1888).

The book was written and set in the Alcott family home, Orchard House, in Concord, Massachusetts. It was published in two volumes in 1868 and 1869. The novel follows the lives of four sisters – Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March – and is loosely based on the author's childhood experiences with her three sisters. The first volume, Little Women, was an immediate commercial and critical success, prompting the composition of the book's second volume, entitled Good Wives, which was also successful. Both books were first published as a single volume entitled Little Women in 1880. Alcott followed Little Women with two sequels, also featuring the March sisters: Little Men (1871) and Jo's Boys (1886).

Little Women was a fiction novel for girls that veered from the normal writings for children, especially girls, at the time. Little Women has three major themes:” domesticity, work, and true love. All of them are interdependent and each is necessary to the achievement of a heroine's individual identity.

Little Women itself “has been read as a romance or as a quest, or both. It has been read as a family drama that validates virtue over wealth.” Little Women has been read “as a means of escaping that life by women who knew its gender constraints only too well.” Alcott “combines many conventions of the sentimental novel with crucial ingredients of Romantic children's fiction, creating a new form of which Little Women is a unique model.” Elbert argued that within Little Women can be found the first vision of the “American Girl” and that her multiple aspects are embodied in the differing March sisters.

Little Men, or Life at Plumfield with Jo's Boys is a novel by American author Louisa May Alcott, first published in 1871. The novel reprises characters from Little Women and is considered by some the second book of an unofficial Little Women trilogy, which is completed with Alcott's 1886 novel Jo's Boys, and How They Turned Out: A Sequel to "Little Men". Little Men tells the story of Jo Bhaer and the children at Plumfield Estate School. The book was inspired by the death of Alcott's brother-in-law, which reveals itself in one of the last chapters, when a beloved character from Little Women passes away.

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  • 31.03.2016

ein schönes Buch mit Tipps

Die Geschichte ist eigentlich alt,aber trotzdem noch auf unsere Zeit zugeschnitten.die inneren Werte zählen.
auch das englisch ist gut zu verstehen.

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I love the stories of tge March family

I enjoyed listening to the complete series. Catherine O‘Brian is a good reader BUT especially in the last part they got sloppy with cutting everything together and you hear her coughing and repeating herself in a different tone and that kind of breaks with the story.