Classics Club #1 – Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Little Women Louisa May Alcott

Little Women is my 5th read for the Classics Club, but this is my first post on a classic that I have read.

I am in my 30s,  but I still find reading such girly books fun. There is some charm in reading these kind of books that you want to read them again and again. I also found that reading long and difficult books may not work towards achieving my Classics Club adventure and my struggle with Dostoyevsky‘s The Brothers Karamazov is a good example to prove this point. I can’t even recall when I started reading that book and have just managed to reach chapter 47 out of the 90 odd chapters.

I was actually marveled by the fact that Louisa May Alcott wrote this book out of financial and family compulsions. She wrote Little Women because the publishers wanted her to write something which will appeal to small girls, and she did well too. This book is loosely based on her own life, though she has changed a few things here and there to make it a happy read.

I loved the character of Jo the best who is the central character of the book. Though I am yet to read the second book called Good Wives, I have got some idea what will happen in that part. The character of Laurie adds much fun to the story though I don’t feel much connection to him. I hope to read and enjoy the next books in the series too and would love to see how Alcott has developed the other characters like Amy, Beth and Meg. She might as well stick to Jo’s story all the way, which is what happened in the end.

I plan to watch the movie Little Women (1994) some time soon to bring a better conclusion to this read. After all, the idea is to appreciate the classics.

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