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Little Women About The Book: Little Women is a novel by American author Louisa May Alcott 1832 1888 , which was originally published in two volumes in 1868 and 1869. Melville had previously been a successful writer of maritime adventure stories, but then he penned this ambitious tale of a maddened sea captain, obsessed with hunting down a white whale, and it proved a little too much for readers at the time. We then see the devastating effects of European colonization on the region and on Okonkwo himself, whose rise and fall become intertwined with the changing power dynamics. His ultimate proposition is that people need to start caring less about everything but Instead, the key to living a good life is in individuals knowing what is truly important to them and not wasting energy stressing over the little things. She's very unfashionable, and I love that about her. It follows the unscrupulous young cad Julian Sorel as he uses his looks and intelligence to charm his way through French society in the years following Napoleon's fall. Out of their trials and their repeated collisions against the hard realities of an America divided into Haves and Have-Nots evolves a drama that is intensely human yet majestic in its scale and moral vision, elemental yet plainspoken, tragic but ultimately stirring in its human dignity.
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Everyone knows Darcy, of course: one of the great romantic heroes of literature which is quite an achievement considering how stuffy and humourless he is. Alcott wrote the books rapidly over several months at the request of her publisher. Packed full of sly jokes, strange drawings and crazed misadventures, it's perhaps the wackiest classic of all time. Make you late for dinner! Austen manages to sum up pretty much everything about romance and courtship - the awkward flirtation, the mixed messages, the way love can make fools of even the smartest and strongest of us. Led by intellectually superior pigs like Snowball and Napoleon, the animals how to take charge of their destiny and remove the inequities of their lives. This series of vignettes about a grandmother and granddaughter living on a remote Finnish island is not just heartwarming: In its views of both Nature and human nature, it teaches us what it is to be in sync with the world.
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