All Books are second hand
Louisa may Alcott
Her ‘Little Women’ are diverse and well defined in personality and aspirations, her world is as detailed as our own, her story equally realistic, her sentences are filled with images and the somber tone of the novel is clearly evident from the above line picked up straight from the book.
Alcott’s story begins on Christmas Eve but the foundations seem to stem from years before, probably from her own childhood days. We are gradually but subtly introduced to the main characters in the first act of the narrative. Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy are four contrasting teenage siblings who live with their mother, Mrs. March struggling to make the ends meet, while their father is away fighting in the war. The setting is perfectly ‘illustrated’ and the ambitions of the characters are made clear right at the start.