Laurence's gift of a surprise Christmas feast. However, despite their efforts to be good, the girls show faults: the pretty Meg becomes discontented with the children she teaches; boyish Jo loses her temper regularly; while the golden-haired schoolgirl Amy is inclined towards affectation.
However, Beth, who keeps the house is always kind and gentle. The novel tells of their progress into young womanhood with the additional strains of romance. This is the story of their growing maturity and wisdom and the search for the contentedness of family life. P art two, or Part Second, also known as Good Wives, followed the March sisters into adulthood and their respective marriages. The critical reception of PART I was overwhelmingly positive; critics soon began calling the new novel a classic.
Readers clamored for a second volume that would bring about a marriage between the main character Jo, and her childhood friend, Laurie. Alcott received many letters and even visitors at her Concord home, asking for a sequel. In response to this demand, Alcott wrote a second part, entitled Good Wives, which was published in 1869. The second part picks up three years after the events in the last chapter of the first part ("Aunt March Settles The Question"). Both parts were eventually called.
Little Women or Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy. While resisting the popular demand to see Jo and Laurie wed, Alcott did write marriages for three of the March sisters.In 1880, the two parts were combined into one volume, and have been published as such in the United States ever since. It has become a much loved classic tale and many of the trials of the sisters are all too relevant today as evidenced by its continued following. "Little Women" is one of the best loved books of all time. P ublished in 1919, this book is in VERY GOOD CONDITION for its age; especially to be 100 YEARS OLD!!! And firmly bound with NO TEARS! Or stray in text markings.
It measures 5" X 7" and is complete with 532 pages. Even he hinges are nicely intact. His book can be read with comfortable ease and enjoyment!
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