Monday, April 14, 2014

L is for Little Women

About the Book

Little Women is an American novel by Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888). The novel follows the lives of the March sisters; Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy. Originally it was written in two volumes and it detailed their lives from childhood into adulthood. It is even known that Little Women is loosely based on the author and her three sisters. The two novels that eventually made the whole of Little Women was published in completion in 1880. It has also been said that Alcott was the first to write about the complexities of the 'American Girl'.

About the Movie

This all-star cast includes Susan Sarandon as Mrs. March, mother to mature and responsible Meg (Trini Alvarado), the quirky and outgoing Joe (Winona Ryder), the reserved and shy Beth (Claire Danes), and two actresses portray the complexities of Amy March, from girlhood to womanhood (Kirsten Dunst -young Amy) & (Samantha Mathis). Little Women (1994) brings the lives of the March sisters, with all of it's drama and comedy into your own home. I love - love - love this movie. I can watch it time and time again. This is also the movie that excited Hollywood to the promise of the up and coming Winona Ryder. This movie also has Christian Bale as boy next door Laurie.

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