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The Complete Little Women Series: Little Women, Good Wives, Little Men, Jo's Boys (4 books in one) [Kindle Edition]

Louisa May Alcott , M Di Lernia
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (86 customer reviews)

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Book Description

This Kindle collection contains all 4 of Louisa May Alcott's classic Little Women Series, chronicling the story of the March family through the years, together with a foreword and historical notes about each of the books.

Little Women (also called Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy)
Good Wives
Little Men: Life at Plumfield with Jo's Boys
Jo's Boys and How They Turned Out

This material was NOT merely scanned from an ink-and-paper book, like many Kindle e-books are. All e-books offered by Di Lernia Publishers are hand-edited and checked for spelling and punctuation errors.


Product Details

  • File Size: 927 KB
  • Print Length: 807 pages
  • Publisher: Di Lernia Publishers (September 12, 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00433TDD0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #134,076 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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33 of 35 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Bad, bad proofreading February 8, 2012
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The stars are for the content: nice, rather preachy little stories. If you liked "Little Women," you will like the other stories well enough. But I take great umbrage at the claim above, that the books that are transcribed for the Kindle by this particular company are "hand-edited and checked for spelling and punctuation errors." It must have been checked by someone who has never been inside an English classroom in his/her life! I can excuse an error here or there, but at times whole words are missing, and I lose the whole context of a sentence as a result. It's frankly appalling...and I wouldn't be so offended by it if they hadn't made this incredibly false claim. It's such an insult to an acclaimed author. If they'd like to employ me to do their proofreading, I'd certainly be willing! But again, the stories are sweet and wholesome (too much so, one might say).
Added note: As I continued to read, I discovered an ENTIRE PAGE was missing. That's just awful. Hope I didn't miss anything important...
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
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I had recently reread my childhood hardback of Little Women due to our son acting in a college rendition of the Broadway musical. Afterwards, I couldn't remember what had happened to the characters in the sequels, so I purchased the series for my Kindle. At times the reading got a bit slow, but I was glad I persisted. I have felt very close to Alcott's March family for years, and it was rewarding to see what became of them over the years. The sequels aren't nearly as good as Little Women, but if you're a big fan of the original, you may be curious enough to stick with them till the end.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What an Absolute Treat!! November 24, 2011
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"Little Women" was just the first book in a series of four books about the March family. The subsequent books go on to tell the stories of the characters as they travel through the years of their lives. It was so rewarding to share in their happiness and heart-breaks. These susequent books showed how their unfailing belief in God helped them get through some of the most difficult challenges they faced. It also showed how they never forgot to show their gratitude for all their blessings. Their faith was unwavering. These books were a great inspiration to me. I hope they will be for you also.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars childhood memories September 2, 2013
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I read most of the books during my pre-teen, early teen years. I was one of four daughters, and could see a little of all of the March girls in each of us. They were favorites of my mother and my grandmothers and gave us much to share. I couldn't wait to have the same conversations with my own children.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Favorite childhood read August 28, 2013
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I have loved these books since I was a small child. My mother gave me my first copy of Little Women and the rest is history. I highly recommend these books to any child.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It Might Seem an Odd Choice ... February 9, 2012
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... that the "Little Women" quartet of novels should be my first-ever kindle download, especially when my second was Vladimir Nabokov's "Ada". I'll explain why, eventually. The first book of the series, Little Women, is what was called a "children's classic" when I was a little boy; therefore I avoided it like the plague. Eventually I read some of the turgid prose of Louisa May's father, Bronson Alcott, a man whose life was far more interesting than his philosophy. And so, here I am, at age seventy, reading a novel of naive simplicity and sentimentality, and finding it enormously charming.

This kindle edition downloaded so close to instantaneously that I was tempted to run amok and download the entirety of 19th C literature just for the thrill of 21st C cyber-might. It's odd, then, to discover that the edition must have been scanned by hand from an old paper copy, since there are faintly visible underlinings and marginalia. Nothing yet has interfered with my reading comprehension. I've read only the first and most famous of the quartet so far, but I imagine I'll plow on through the rest. It isn't great or profound writing by any means, but it's oddly soothing.

The impetus to read Little Women came to me from watching/hearing the contemporary opera "Little Women" by composer Mark Adamo, on DVD. I've reviewed the DVD. Adamo's libretto extends the story past the first volume of Alcott's tetralogy; in fact, scenes from the childhood of the four sisters occur in the opera only as flashbacks. And Adamo's opera is far from a portrayal of idealized innocence. It's a musically and dramatically potent portrayal of 'separation', of growing up while trying not to grow apart. I recommend it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Very Tiny Print and a Huge Book February 16, 2014
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I guess I should have realized this would be a large book since it contains 3 books in one, but I was surprised any way. The print is very small, which is difficult for my 46 year old eyes to read. And it's big and heavy. Guess I wish I just bought the books separately.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just what I needed January 24, 2014
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I kept putting off reading these books for various reasons; among them a fear of being bored by stories too old to be relevant and afraid I knew too much of what happens for it to have an emotional impact. As to the first, while some of the references may have been a tad dated, I was never, ever bored and for the second, let's just say tissues were required.

I'm glad I waited past childhood and teen years to read these books. I don't think I would have appreciated them nearly as much at a younger age.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars This is a lot of good reading for the price
This is a lot of good reading for the price, which is next to nothing. Understand that this is a classic, accompanied by its less-classic sequels, and though I'm a little annoyed... Read more
Published 7 days ago by G. B. Payne
4.0 out of 5 stars Like an old dear friend
I picked up this collection early this summer - having missed the eloquent and creative writing of the classics. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Amanda W.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
its great loved it
Published 1 month ago by Geraldine Casoria
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I really enjoyed reading the entire Little Women series
Published 1 month ago by Lena Stacy
5.0 out of 5 stars She was very pleased with the Little Wmen Series
Our granddaughter is an avid reader. She was very pleased with the Little Wmen Series.
Published 1 month ago by W. M. Mckinley
3.0 out of 5 stars but it was tedious.
I got bogged down in the prose. I was not surprised because I knew it was the style of the day, but it was tedious.
Published 2 months ago by Dr. Jim Brewer
5.0 out of 5 stars This is how families should live
I hated for this to end. It was in the 60's when I read this book for the first time.Now it is 2014. Read more
Published 4 months ago by norma e durham
5.0 out of 5 stars The complete little women series
Was a book could not put down read more now then every before, a book that any one could read, young or young at heart.CMW
Published 4 months ago by Christine Walters
5.0 out of 5 stars I want to keep reading if
Such a great book collection that every time I read the first book I keep on reading it and reading it. It's a book that is hard to put down even when I'm tired I want to read it.
Published 4 months ago by Andraya
4.0 out of 5 stars Little Women series
I trip to childhood....it was what I wanted..I knew what I was getting and love the gentle & kind reading..My tastes have changed since a girl.... Read more
Published 4 months ago by summerdays
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Louisa May Alcott was both an abolitionist and a feminist. She is best known for Little Women (1868), a semi-autobiographical account of her childhood years with her sisters in Concord, Massachusetts. Alcott, unlike Jo, never married: "... because I have fallen in love with so many pretty girls and never once the least bit with any man." She was an advocate of women's suffrage and was the first woman to register to vote in Concord, Massachusetts.

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