Little Women

Little Women, 1947 version, is on TV right now. I realized while watching it, that I’ve never read it. I have only the most basic knowledge of it. At the age when I probably would have read it, I was as usual, immersed in science fiction. Well really, who wouldn’t want to be off flying on a dragon of Pern or riding a giant worm on Dune instead of being bound up in a corset and being “proper.” Not that I could ever have been proper!

There’s a lot of classic women’s fiction I’ve never read – afraid to admit which ones here – but I’m going to make a resolution to read at least three of them this year. Anyone have special recommendations? If I’ve read it, it was so long ago I could do it again with no problem.

Jane Eyre, Pride and Prejudice, Rebecca, Emma, Wuthering Heights . . . Frankenstein, okay I did read that one. But why have they endured so long? What made them classics? I’d love your comments and opinions. Why would a woman of today be enamored of that life? Let me know!

4 thoughts on “Little Women

  1. Pride and Prejudice is one of my all time favorite Jane novels. For me, its the ultimate love story. No matter your differences in the world, class, wealth, etc., you can’t control who you fall in love with. That has been and will always be a major issue in the world. No matter what time period we are in people will always try and tell you who you can or can’t be with, whether it’s for the color of their skin, gender or still even to this day their level in society. The moral of the story is always follow your heart. No matter what any one might say… Or at least thats how I view the story. šŸ™‚

  2. Sounds like a good place to start and I agree, no one can control who you love. I wish people would quit trying for that control. Thanks!

  3. Try these:Any of the Nancy Drew books by Caroline KeeneCoraline by Neil GaimanA Northern Light by Jennifer DonnellyThe Princess Bride by William Goldman13 Little Blue Envelopes and Girl At Sea by Maureen JohnsonAbarat by Clive Barker, Make sue you get the hardcover vesrion though!!! If you liked the first one be sure to check out the next book in the series Abarat: Days of Magic, Nights of War.The Maximum Ride series (The Angel Experiment, Schools Out Forever, Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports, The Final Warning) by James PattersonThe Riddles of Epsilon by Christine Morton-ShawThe Cry of the Icemark by Stuart HillInkheart and Inkspell and Inkdeath (coming soon!) by Cornelia FunkeA Mango Shaped Space by Wendy MassThe Secret Under My Skin by Janet McNaughtonTuck Everlasting by Natalie BabbittThe Prophecy of the Stones by Flavia Bujor Old Magic by Marianne Curley

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