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The Resource Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy : the story of Little Women and why it still matters, Anne Boyd Rioux

Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy : the story of Little Women and why it still matters, Anne Boyd Rioux

Label
Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy : the story of Little Women and why it still matters
Title
Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy
Title remainder
the story of Little Women and why it still matters
Statement of responsibility
Anne Boyd Rioux
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • A 150th anniversary tribute describes the cultural significance of Louisa May Alcott's classic, exploring how its relatable themes and depictions of family resilience, community, and female resourcefulness have inspired generations of writers
  • "Soon after publication on September 30, 1868, Little Women became an enormous bestseller and one of America's favorite novels. Its popularity quickly spread throughout the world, and the book has become an international classic. When Anne Boyd Rioux read the novel in her twenties, she had a powerful reaction to the story. Through teaching the book, she has seen the same effect on many others. In Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy, Rioux recounts how Louisa May Alcott came to write Little Women, drawing inspiration for it from her own life. Rioux also examines why this tale of family and community ties, set while the Civil War tore America apart, has resonated through later wars, the Depression, and times of changing opportunities for women. Alcott's novel has moved generations of women, many of them writers: Simone de Beauvoir, J.K. Rowling, bell hooks, Cynthia Ozick, Jane Smiley, Margo Jefferson, and Ursula K. Le Guin were inspired by Little Women, particularly its portrait of the iconoclastic young writer, Jo. Many have felt, as Anna Quindlen has declared, "Little Women changed my life." Today, Rioux sees the novel's beating heart in Alcott's portrayal of family resilience and her honest look at the struggles of girls growing into women. In gauging its current status, Rioux shows why Little Women remains a book with such power that people carry its characters and spirit throughout their lives." -- Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
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Rioux, Anne Boyd
Dewey number
813/.4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS1017.L53
LC item number
R58 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Alcott, Louisa May
  • Girls in literature
  • Girls
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary Figures
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / American
Label
Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy : the story of Little Women and why it still matters, Anne Boyd Rioux
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-256) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: "Our book" -- Part I. The making of a classic -- "Pegging away": the road to Little Women -- "We really lived most of it": making up Little Women -- "Fresh, sparkling,...full of soul": the phenomenon of Little Women -- Part II. The life of a classic -- "See her...living...the immortal Jo!": Little Women on stage and screen -- "The mother of us all": Little Women's cultural and literary influence -- "A divided house of a book": reading Little Women -- Part III. A classic for today -- "A private book for girls": can boys read Little Women? -- "Being someone": growing up female with Little Women -- "Wanting to be Rory, but better": Little Women and girls' stories today
Control code
1005107881
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 273 pages
Isbn
9780393254730
Lccn
2018006602
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1005107881
Label
Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy : the story of Little Women and why it still matters, Anne Boyd Rioux
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-256) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: "Our book" -- Part I. The making of a classic -- "Pegging away": the road to Little Women -- "We really lived most of it": making up Little Women -- "Fresh, sparkling,...full of soul": the phenomenon of Little Women -- Part II. The life of a classic -- "See her...living...the immortal Jo!": Little Women on stage and screen -- "The mother of us all": Little Women's cultural and literary influence -- "A divided house of a book": reading Little Women -- Part III. A classic for today -- "A private book for girls": can boys read Little Women? -- "Being someone": growing up female with Little Women -- "Wanting to be Rory, but better": Little Women and girls' stories today
Control code
1005107881
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 273 pages
Isbn
9780393254730
Lccn
2018006602
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1005107881

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