Little WomeneBook - 2008
0141917547 (electronic bk. ; Adobe Digital Editions)
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The joys and sorrows of the four March sisters as they grow into young women in mid-nineteenth-century New England.
A new adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's classic novel follows the March family as they experience the joys and sorrows of life in 1860s Massachusetts comes out this December, directed by Greta Gerwig.
(1869). The classic story of beloved matriarch Marmee March and her four daughters--domestic Meg, headstrong Jo, sensitive Beth, and artistic Amy--who grow to adulthood while their father is serving as a chaplain in the Union Army during the Civil War.
28 September 2018: Unlike the mini-series that PBS will air this Spring, which does not stray from the original 149 year old text, the movie will be a modernized version.
The close-knit March family girls-Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy-are the heroines of this family story of childhood, adolescence and adulthood, with all its joys and sorrows.
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(regarding dressing up): ..."which was not exactly comfortable, but, dear me, let us be elegant or die"
“I've got the key to my castle in the air, but whether I can unlock the door remains to be seen.”
"Please forgive me for being so cross. I came to make it up, and I can't go away till I have."
[Amy] enjoyed the delightful sense of power which comes when young girls first discover the new and lovely kingdom they are born to rule by virtue of beauty, youth, and womanhood.
[T]o be independent and earn the praise of those she loved were the dearest wishes of [Jo's] heart.
There are many Beths in the world, shy and quiet, sitting in corners till needed, and living for others so cheerfully that no one sees the sacrifices till the little cricket on the hearth stops chirping, and the sweet, sunshiny presence vanishes, leaving silence and shadow behind.
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