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(The Best of Louisa May Alcott: A Charming Illustrated Collection of Little Women, Little Men, and 24 Short Stories.pdf) p A splendid edition the first contemporary collection of Louisa May Alcott s novels and stories one that includes the art of the great nineteenth century illustrator Frank T Merrill br Madelon Bedell author of i The Alcotts Biography of a Family i br br Louisa May Alcott was a writer who liked to be in intimate touch with the reader There is a confidential immediacy to her style often punctuated with sly stabs of satire and irony One of the principal charms of her writing is her great warmth for her characters and theirs for one another Nowhere is this better displayed than in the classics i Little Women i and i Little Men i which are here in their entirety br The short stories in THE BEST OF LOUISA MAY ALCOTT come from the period of Alcott s most powerful and mature writing which began in the s when she dealt forcibly with real issues and real people These stories touch on strong human qualities joy compassion humor courage dignity heart tugging poignancy guilt or fancifulness and portray the moments when those qualities come into focus br Alcott s work has a wonderful range There are delicious romance like the frankly autobiographical My Boys a rollicking account of some of the author s experiences full of her salty sardonic humor and generosity of spirit There is also Cupid and Chow Chow still very relevant today dealing with courage and guilt and sexism in the nursery br There is comedy and suspense in Clams a marvelous ghost story There are wonderful animal stories including Rosa s Tale the heroine ofwhich is a horse as well as a description of a day at the zoo in My May Day Among Curious Birds and Beasts There are also holiday stories here like An Old Fashioned Thanksgiving and two Christmas stories How It All Happened and Tessa s Surprise br And perhaps most moving of all is A Night from i Hospital Sketches i the story of a nurse s vigil at the bedside of an extraordinarily brave and dignified soldier wounded in the Civil War br This charming collection enhanced by beautiful original illustrations makes clear the timeless appeal of Louisa May Alcott s work pDownload and Read Online books ePub/PDF/Audible/Kindle, its easy way to streaming The Best of Louisa May Alcott: A Charming Illustrated Collection of Little Women, Little Men, and 24 Short Stories books for multiple devices.

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