I was looking for something a little light and settled on Little Women
This Rainbow Classics 1934 copy is illustrated by Hilda van Stockum
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.