Friday, June 16, 2017

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (1868)

I was looking for something a little light and settled on Little Women

This Rainbow Classics 1934 copy is illustrated by Hilda van Stockum

The full color plates are nice but the silhouette graphics at each chapter are my favorite

All in all I am very impressed, what a great story, such insight into life. young dreams and harsh realities.

Its an interesting contrast to Gone with the Wind in that it is a Northern viewpoint. (life seems to be the same before and after)

Women's roles were more narrowly defined in those days but this does not out date this story. 

I think that every man and women getting married should read this book 1st. It outlines some of the fundamental tenants of marriage that I think apply as much today as they did a hundred and fifty years ago.

The lure of fame, the comfort of home, the desire for wealth, its all here.