Based loosely on Louisa May Alcott's own upbringing, this American classic follows the lives of four sisters - Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March. Each girl has a vision of what their ideal future will bring, but each ultimately experiences, as most young people do, something completely different.
Now married, Jo couldn't be happier. Along with her husband, she operates the Plumfield Estate School. Plumfield is a haven for poor orphans and is attended by 12 adopted boys, as well as Jo's own two sons. Although Plumfield is a place of trust and warmth, the boys occasionally struggle to maintain good manners.
What members say
I have loved these books since childhood. Susie Berneis does such a good performance with all the voices.
7 people found this helpful
- Libby Hall
Mawkish sentimentality about oppressed women
I loved Little Women as a child – as did my mother in her childhood - but, having it read to me seventy years later, I ended up disliking it intensely. I tried to persevere by thinking of it in its historical context, but I finally had to give up.