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T his sale is for an original ca. 1915 edition of the classic " LITTLE WOMEN " by Louisa May Alcott. YOU'LL LOVE THIS BOOK!! One of the most popular of books, it is a story of the happy home life of four girls, Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy, drawn largely from the girlhood life of Miss Alcott and her sisters. What you'll particularly appreciate about this stunning edition are the.Harold Copping's illustrations increase the charm of the story. With a detailed knowledge of the period, he has enabled the reader, at a glance, to "place" the characters in their correct setting, and has interpreted the spirit of the story in a way that must surely have delighted the authoress, had she lived to share the interest in this 20th century issue of her famous book. Harold Copping (25 August 1863 - 1 July 1932) was a British artist best known as an illustrator of Biblical scenes. After studying at the Royal Academy School he visited Paris on a Landseer Scholarship. He became an accomplished illustrator and early books included Hammond's Hard Lines (1894), Miss Bobbie (1897), Millionaire (1898), A Queen Among Girls (1900), Pilgrim's Progress (1903), Westward Ho! (1903), Grace Abounding (1905), Three School Chums (1907), Children's Stories from Dickens (1911), Little Women (1912), Good Wives (1913), A Christmas Carol (1920) and Character Sketches from Boz (1924). L ITTLE WOMEN is a novel originally published on September 30, 1868 concerning the lives and loves of four sisters growing up during the American Civil War. Based on Louisa May Alcott's childhood, this lively portrait of nineteenth-century family life possesses a lasting vitality that has endeared it to generations of readers. F irst published in two parts, Part I of LITTLE WOMEN appeared in October 1868 and was followed by Part II in 1 869. THIS VOLUME COMBINES BOTH PART 1 & 2. T hrough their dreams, plays, pranks, letters, illnesses, and courtships, women of all ages have become a part of this remarkable family and have felt the deep sadness when Meg leaves the circle of sisters to be married at the end of Part I. Little Women is the story of The Marches, a family used to hard toil and suffering. Although Father March is away with the Union armies, the sisters Meg, Jo, Amy and Beth keep in high spirits with their mother, affectionately named Marmee. Their friendly gift of a Christmas holiday breakfast to a neighboring family is an act of generosity rewarded with wealthy Mr. Laurence's gift of a surprise Christmas feast. However, despite their efforts to be good, the girls show faults: the pretty Meg becomes discontented with the children she teaches; boyish Jo loses her temper regularly; while the golden-haired schoolgirl Amy is inclined towards affectation. However, Beth, who keeps the house is always kind and gentle. The novel tells of their progress into young womanhood with the additional strains of romance. This is the story of their growing maturity and wisdom and the search for the contentedness of family life. Part two, or Part Second, also known as Good Wives, followed the March sisters into adulthood and their respective marriages. The critical reception of PART I was overwhelmingly positive; critics soon began calling the new novel a classic. Readers clamored for a second volume that would bring about a marriage between the main character Jo, and her childhood friend, Laurie. Alcott received many letters and even visitors at her Concord home, asking for a sequel.
In response to this demand, Alcott wrote a second part, entitled Good Wives, which was published in 1869. The second part picks up three years after the events in the last chapter of the first part ("Aunt March Settles The Question").Both parts were eventually called. Little Women or Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy. While resisting the popular demand to see Jo and Laurie wed, Alcott did write marriages for three of the March sisters.
In 1880, the two parts were combined into one volume, and have been published as such in the United States ever since. It has become a much loved classic tale and many of the trials of the sisters are all too relevant today as evidenced by its continued following. "Little Women" is one of the best loved books of all time. P ublished circa 1914, this book is in GOOD+ CONDITION for its age; especially to be 108 YEARS OLD!It measures 5 1/2" X 7 1/2" and is complete with all 319 pages. Please see our other books too! This item is in the category "Books & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "rebel_soldier" and is located in this country: US.
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