Are you looking for a book that will transport you to another century? A book that will evoke a range of emotions, leaving you feeling sad, happy, joyful, hopeful, and warm-hearted with each turn of the page? A book that will captivate you to the point where you won’t want to put it down, yet inspire you in your own life when you finally do? Look no further.
Little Women, written in 1868 by Louisa May Alcott, is a remarkable novel penned by a strong-willed woman who had dreams and aspirations ahead of her time. Louisa refused to conform to the societal stereotypes of the 1800s, where women had limited rights and were expected to lead unremarkable lives. Drawing loosely from her personal experiences, Louisa crafted this book around her and her sisters’ upbringing in New England.
This literary masterpiece features some of the most intricately crafted characters ever written. Jo, Meg, Amy, Beth, Marmee, and Laurie are the main characters that bring the novel to life. Each character possesses their own unique goals, personalities, wit, beliefs, and ideas that evolve throughout the story. As the plot unfolds, readers are treated to beautiful settings, adventurous scenes, and heart-wrenching events.
Despite its title, Little Women has something to offer everyone: men, older women, and readers of all backgrounds. People of all kinds can appreciate this beautiful story. Moreover, the story has been adapted into six films, so if reading isn’t your preferred medium, you can still immerse yourself in the tale through hours of screen time.
With over 10 million copies sold in the last 155 years, there’s a reason why Little Women has stood the test of time. Give it a read or a watch—you won’t regret it.
- Good Housekeeping: Link to article
- National Geographic: Link to article