“I want to do something splendid… something heroic or wonderful that won’t be forgotten after I’m dead. I don’t know what, but I’m on the watch for it and mean to astonish you all someday.”
The 1868 classic by Louisa May Alcott, Little Women follows the lives of the four March sisters — talented tomboy and writer Jo, tragically frail Beth, beautiful Meg, and romantic but spoiled Amy — and details their passage from childhood to womanhood. United in their devotion to each other, the story details their struggles to survive in New England during the Civil War and explores the timeless themes of love and death, war and peace, and the conflict between personal ambition and family responsibilities.
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