Little Men

ebook: Little Men

Sprache - Englisch

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Little Men recounts six months in the life of the students at Plumfield, a school run by Professor Friedrich and Mrs. Josephine Bhaer. The story begins with the arrival of Nat Blake, a shy young orphan who used to earn a living playing the violin. We are introduced to the majority of the characters through his eyes. Personal relationships are central to the school, and diversity is celebrated._x000D_ Jo's Boys, and How They Turned Out is a sequel to "Little Men". In it, Jo's "children," now grown, are caught up in real world troubles. The book mostly follows the lives of Plumfield boys who were introduced in Little Men, particularly Tommy, Emil, Demi, Nat, Dan, and Professor Bhaer and Jo's sons Rob and Teddy, although the others make frequent appearances as well. The book takes place ten years after Little Men. Dolly and George are college students dealing with the temptations of snobbery, arrogance, self-indulgence and vanity._x000D_ Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888) was an American novelist and poet best known as the author of the novel Little Women (1868) and its sequels Little Men (1871) and Jo's Boys (1886). Henry James called her "The novelist of children... the Thackeray, the Trollope, of the nursery and the schoolroom."_x000D_

About the Author

Louisa May Alcott (1832–1888) remains one of the most beloved American novelists, best known for her semi-autobiographical work, 'Little Women.' Born in Germantown, Pennsylvania, she was educated by her father, Bronson Alcott, and through her experiences in the progressive intellectual circles of New England, including the Transcendentalist movement. A fervent abolitionist and feminist, Alcott worked as a nurse during the Civil War, which informed her later writings. 'Little Men' (1871), her lesser-known sequel to 'Little Women,' continues the narrative of the March family, particularly Jo's experiences running a boys' school. While it may not have reached the height of popularity achieved by its predecessor, 'Little Men' further demonstrates Alcott's commitment to exploring themes of education, morality, and gender roles. Her literary style often combines charming domestic detail, moral didacticism, and elements of sentimentalism, which were common in the 19th-century literature. Alcott's rich and nuanced portrayal of family life and women's roles has ensured her lasting place in American literature. Alongside her children's books, Alcott also produced works under the pseudonym A. M. Barnard, which featured darker themes and more sensational narratives, showcasing her versatility as a writer. Her prolific career spans over 30 books, cementing her legacy as a pioneering figure in American letters.

Product Details

Publisher: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Language: English

Size: 390 Pages

Filesize: 1.4 MB

ISBN: 8596547008637