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Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy - The story of 'Little Women' and why it still matters - Anne Boyd Rioux

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Soon after its publication on 30 September 1868, Little Women became an enormous international bestseller. When Anne Boyd Rioux read it in her twenties, it had a powerful effect on her and through teaching it, she has seen its effect on many others. In Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy, she recounts Louisa May Alcott's inspiration for the book and examines why this tale set in the American Civil War has resonated through time.
Alcott's novel has moved generations of women, amongst them writers such as Simone de Beauvoir, J.K. Rowling, Cynthia Ozick and Ursula K. Le Guin. Rioux sees the novel's beating heart in its portrayal of family resilience and its look at the struggles of girls growing into women. In gauging its current status, she shows why it remains a book with such power that people carry its characters and spirit throughout their lives.
Hardback version of this book with dustjacket, all in good condition. Original 'rough cut' pages, first edition, American publication.

Item details

Author(s):
Anne Boyd Rioux
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
244x168x28
EAN-13:
9780393254730
Edition:
First edition
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-13:
9780393254730
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
273
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company

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Soon after its publication on 30 September 1868, Little Women became an enormous international bestseller. When Anne Boyd Rioux read it in her twenties, it had a powerful effect on her and through teaching it, she has seen its effect on many others. In Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy, she recounts Louisa May Alcott's inspiration for the book and examines why this tale set in the American Civil War has resonated through time.
Alcott's novel has moved generations of women, amongst them writers such as Simone de Beauvoir, J.K. Rowling, Cynthia Ozick and Ursula K. Le Guin. Rioux sees the novel's beating heart in its portrayal of family resilience and its look at the struggles of girls growing into women. In gauging its current status, she shows why it remains a book with such power that people carry its characters and spirit throughout their lives.
Hardback version of this book with dustjacket, all in good condition. Original 'rough cut' pages, first edition, American publication.

Author(s):
Anne Boyd Rioux
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
244x168x28
EAN-13:
9780393254730
Edition:
First edition
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-13:
9780393254730
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
273
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company

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