Little Women Author:Louisa May Alcott The four March sisters-Jo, Meg, Amy, and Beth-are "rich in home-love and family," yet with their father off to the war, they must take on greater responsibility and become "little women." Like Alcott herself, Jo retreats to the attic when "genius burns," and faces her impending womanhood with scorn. Meg, the eldest, resents the sacrifices the ... more »family must make and yearns to enter society like a woman. Amy, the youngest and most spoiled, stirs up the entire family. And Beth, the quiet and frail sister, nearly goes unnoticed until a gentleman neighbor, whose grandson Laurie they have all befriended, gives her a piano to play.
The sisters fight and fret, worry, fall in love, and heed the wise words of their mother. By lessons learned, sacrifices made, and the simple charm of their good-natured hearts, the magnificent March girls ultimately win the hearts of all.« less