The Classica Tale of Little Woman by Louisa May Alcott

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The story follows the March girls through 15 years of their lives and is written in a very pronounced omniscient voice. Jo, Meg, Beth, and Amy live with their mother in New England. Their father is away serving as a chaplain in the war, and the sisters struggle to support themselves and keep their household together. In the process, they become close friends with their wealthy neighbor, Theodore Laurence, known as "Laurie." As the girls grow older, each faces her own challenges in life. Jo, the main character, wishes to have the freedom of a man but she also must learn to be a lady while pursuing her ambition to be a great writer in the male dominate word. Meg, the oldest child, puts away her love for finer things in order to marry the one she loves. Beth, the third born, must learn to be more out-going, and Amy, the youngest, must learn that it’s not all about her and she must learn to think of others. The girl’s mother, "Marmee," sets an example of a perfect house wife. Meg falls in love with John Brooke, Laurie's tutor. This seems to spark Laurie’s emotions and he reveals to Jo that he has fallen in love with her, but she refuses him, saying that she cannot care for him the way he wants her to. Jo goes to New York as the governess to escape the awkward situation at home and tries her hand at professional writing. Meanwhile, Amy travels through Europe with the March’s wealthy…
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