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26th Aug '17 3:47:59 PM XFllo
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* ChristmasCake: Near the end of Part II, Jo is almost 25 and worries about becoming an OldMaid.


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* OldMaid: Near the end of Part II, Jo is almost 25 and worries about never marrying and becoming an old maid.
18th Aug '17 6:06:09 PM Donnietu
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So Louisa May Alcott vicariously describes the story behind the publication of the book that made her a celebrity overnight with an instant success most authors never dare to dream of. Alcott never intended, however, for ''Little Women'' to be her ''magnum opus''; she only needed a little money. Isn't {{irony}} wonderful? The novel was published in two volumes in 1868-1869.[[note]]The "first book" described above is ''Moods'', an intensely (now nearly unreadably) moral melodrama for adults that Alcott considered her real masterpiece; it attracted some favourable reviews but never a wide audience, despite the author revising it several times even after initial publication.[[/note]]

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So Louisa May Alcott Creator/LouisaMayAlcott vicariously describes the story behind the publication of the book that made her a celebrity overnight with an instant success most authors never dare to dream of. Alcott never intended, however, for ''Little Women'' to be her ''magnum opus''; she only needed a little money. Isn't {{irony}} wonderful? The novel was published in two volumes in 1868-1869.[[note]]The "first book" described above is ''Moods'', an intensely (now nearly unreadably) moral melodrama for adults that Alcott considered her real masterpiece; it attracted some favourable reviews but never a wide audience, despite the author revising it several times even after initial publication.[[/note]]
25th Jul '17 5:59:15 PM Tarlonniel
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* TheWickedStage: In the last of the books, ''Jo's Boys'', an actress discusses the purification of the stage with an aspiring actress.
25th Jul '17 4:56:41 PM Tarlonniel
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** To a lesser extent, Meg, the novel does describe her as very pretty and the beauty of the family but also as "plump" (though considering the time-period of the book, this doesn't mean "fat" or "overweight" but rather shapely and womanly - which doesn't describe the figures of the actresses that portrayed her.

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** To a lesser extent, Meg, the novel does describe her as very pretty and the beauty of the family but also as "plump" (though considering the time-period of the book, this doesn't mean "fat" or "overweight" but rather shapely and womanly - which doesn't describe the figures of the actresses that portrayed her.her).
30th Jun '17 1:23:06 AM Mara
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* From ''Jo's Boys'':

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* ** From ''Jo's Boys'':
30th Jun '17 1:21:33 AM Mara
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-->"Mothers are the best lovers in the world, but I don't mind whispering to Marmee that I'd like to try all kinds. It's very curious, but the more I try to satisfy myself with all sorts of natural affections, the more I seem to want."

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-->"Mothers -->'''Jo:''' Mothers are the best lovers in the world, but I don't mind whispering to Marmee that I'd like to try all kinds. It's very curious, but the more I try to satisfy myself with all sorts of natural affections, the more I seem to want."
30th Jun '17 1:19:41 AM Mara
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** From the beginning of part two of ''Little Women'': "I can only say with Mrs. March, 'What ''can'' you expect when you have four gay girls in the house?'"

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** From the beginning of part two of ''Little Women'': "I Women'':
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can only say with Mrs. March, 'What "What ''can'' you expect when you have four gay girls in the house?'"house?"



-->Mothers are the best lovers in the world, but I don't mind whispering to Marmee that I'd like to try all kinds. It's very curious, but the more I try to satisfy myself with all sorts of natural affections, the more I seem to want.

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-->Mothers -->"Mothers are the best lovers in the world, but I don't mind whispering to Marmee that I'd like to try all kinds. It's very curious, but the more I try to satisfy myself with all sorts of natural affections, the more I seem to want."
* From ''Jo's Boys'':
-->Uncle Laurie was never happier than when rowing, riding, playing, or lounging with two gay girls beside him.
13th Jun '17 9:36:48 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* '''Jo''' (a TomboyishName for Josephine): Alcott's AuthorAvatar and, by 19th-century standards, a tomboy--i.e., she likes to stand with her hands in her pockets, whistle, and exclaim "Christopher Columbus!". Jo generally tends to occupy the opposite end of the SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism from her sisters, being plain faced, bold, ambitious, blunt, terribly unladylike, and the unofficial protagonist. Like Alcott, she is a devoted writer.

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* '''Jo''' (a TomboyishName for Josephine): Alcott's AuthorAvatar and, by 19th-century standards, a tomboy--i.e., she likes to stand with her hands in her pockets, whistle, and exclaim "Christopher Columbus!". Jo generally tends to occupy the opposite end of the SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism from her sisters, being plain faced, bold, ambitious, blunt, terribly unladylike, and the unofficial protagonist. Like Alcott, she is a [[MostWritersAreWriters devoted writer.writer]].
3rd May '17 9:47:37 PM Pamina
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* AgeLift: The 1949 film version portrays Amy as a teenager, with Beth being a child several years younger than the other three[[note]]This is because they loved Margaret O'Brien and made Beth the youngest just to accommodate her[[/note]].

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* AgeLift: The 1949 film version portrays Amy as a teenager, with Beth being a child several years younger than the other three[[note]]This is because they loved Margaret O'Brien and made Beth the youngest just to accommodate her[[/note]].her, since the role of Amy wouldn't have suited her nearly as well [[/note]].
3rd Apr '17 10:12:51 AM eleanorofaquitaine
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* AlphaBitch: Amy's classmate, April Snow, and, to a lesser degree, her artistic rival, May Chester.

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* AlphaBitch: Amy's classmate, April Jenny Snow, and, to a lesser degree, her artistic rival, May Chester.
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