Good Wives by Louisa May Alcott
  

Good Wives

Written by Louisa May Alcott

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The Little Women- Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy - have grown up and are ready to go out and fulfil their childhood dreams. Pursuing ideals of work and love, each takes a slightly different path and each finds hope, happiness in their own way.

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Good Wives by Louisa May Alcott

As they sat together in the twilight, talking over their small plans, the future always grew so beautiful and bright' Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy have grown up together in Orchard House with their friend Laurie next door, and now it's time for them to go out and find their places in the big wide world, to do the great and marvellous things they've dreamed of and discover their 'castles in the air'. They each find themselves tested, and fall in love, but when tragedy strikes they find their best comfort is in each other, and home.


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Six generations of readers have found in the story of the March family universal truths about girls, families and growing up * Guardian * Deals with life's big questions - love and death, war and peace, and ambition versus family responsibility - in a way that is inspiring and realistic. Use a hankie as a bookmark - tears are guaranteed * Marie Claire * Good Wives is a glorious weep-a-minute...a more complex narrative that follows each of the girls

* Independent * So what makes these different to any other set of classics? In a moment of inspiration Random House had the bright idea of actually asking Key stage 2 children what extra ingredients they could add to make children want to read. And does it work? Well, put it this way...my 13-year-old daughter announced that she had to read a book over the summer holiday and, without any prompting, spotted The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas...and proceeded to read it! Now, if you knew my 13-year-old daughter, you would realise that this is quite remarkable. She reads texts, blogs and tags by the thousand - but this is the first book she has read since going to high school, so all hail Vintage Classics! * National Association for the Teaching of English *

About the Author

Louisa May Alcott
Louisa May Alcott, daughter of Amos Bronson Alcott, one of Emerson's circle of friends, was born in Philadelphia in 1832. Educated mainly by H. D. Thoreau and her father, Miss Alcott served as a hospital nurse during the Civil War. Her first book, Flower Fables, appeared in 1854, and her next work, Hospital Sketches (1863), consisted of her letters home from the Union Hospital during the war. She first gained a wide reputation with Little Women (1868-69), and her best subsequent work was done in the same field. Her chief publications after Little Women are the following: An Old-Fashioned Girl (1870), Little Men (1871), Aunt Jo's Scrap-Bag (1871-79), Work (1873), Silver Pitchers (1876), Rose in Bloom (1876), Jo's Boys (1886), and A Garland for Girls (1887). Good Wives is the second part of Little Women. Miss Alcott died in 1888.

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Paperback
464 pages
Interest Age: From 9 to 11 years

Author

Louisa May Alcott
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Publisher

Vintage Classics an imprint of Vintage

Publication date

6th September 2012

ISBN

9780099573692

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