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Chronicles the experiences of the four March sisters as they search for happiness as adults in nineteenth-century New England
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Louisa May Alcott (1832-88) was brought up in Pennsylvania, USA. She turned to writing in order to supplement the family income and had many short stories published in magazines and newspapers. Then, in 1862, during the height of the American Civil War, Louisa went to Georgetown to work as a nurse, but she contracted typhoid. Out of her experiences she wrote Hospital Sketches (1864) which won wide acclaim, followed by an adult novel, Moods.She was reluctant to write a children's book but then realized that in herself and her three sisters she had the perfect models. The result was Little Women (1868) which became the earliest American children's novel to become a classicFrom AudioFile:
Alcott's "little women" continue their story in Good Wives, a tale that follows them into adulthood. Herbert brings characters as diverse as the guttural Mr. Baer and the Irish Hannah to life but struggles to differentiate the four girls, making Jo take on a rough, mannish tone while Beth is almost otherworldly. In truth, her voice is better suited to the older characters, whose scenes flow seamlessly until another youngster interjects a word. Listeners may find Herbert's deep intonations, while clear and consistent, too heavy for such a gentle tale. She paces the story well, though, and true fans of Alcott will find the interpretation of the work worth their time. K.R. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description Puffin, 1995. Paperback. Condition: New. Three years on from Little Women, the March girls and their friend Laurie are young adults with their futures to find. Although they all face painful trials along the way - from Meg's sad lesson in housekeeping to Laurie's disappintment in love and a tragedy that touches them all - each of the girls finally finds happiness, if not always in the way they expect. Seller Inventory # 019631
Book Description Puffin, 1995. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0140366954
Book Description Puffin, 1995. Mass Market Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0140366954
Book Description Puffin, 1995. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110140366954