Author: Louisa May Alcott

Old Friends and New Fancies: An Old-Fashioned Girl

Posted July 12, 2015 by Lory in reviews / 12 Comments
Old Friends and New Fancies: An Old-Fashioned Girl

Louisa May Alcott, An Old-Fashioned Girl (1869-70)   An Old-Fashioned Girl is really two books. The first few chapters appeared as a serial in a magazine, and form an episodic narrative centered around a materially poor but morally upright girl who is on a visit to some wealthy friends. Polly, the “old-fashioned girl,” loves the […]

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The Immortality of Love: Little Women

Posted December 19, 2014 by Lory in reviews / 17 Comments
The Immortality of Love: Little Women

Louisa May Alcott, Little Women (1868-9)   What makes Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women immortal, when as a nineteenth-century moral story for the young it should properly have been forgotten long ago? A portion of the reading population might like to forget it, as Elaine Showalter points out in her illuminating introduction to my Penguin […]

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