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Alcott Louisa May; Little Men

SKU: Alcott Louisa May AB0511020 $25.00
Little Men or Life at Plumfield with Jo trades Boys by Louisa May Alcott published by Roberts Brothers Boston in 1892 with illustrations. Printed by University Press John Wilson & Son Cambridge. Black and white frontispiece verso title page. Dark Green cloth boards with debossed title author and flora design within three rule boarder (braking to four lines towards hinge). Gilt spine with title author and pub. device along with additional debossed decoration. Corners are bumped and worn. Spine has shelf-wear at head and foot. The back board had something white spilled leaving a 3.5 cm. x 4.5 cm. stain at top right edge. Further mark on the bottom left approx. 1 cm. x 1.5 cm. Binding is tight. 376 off-white pages without any foxing spotting tear or loss. Text is complete. Small pencil notation at front end paper top right and the notation friendshiprecto top. Next blank page has two math problems in pencil top right. Two pages of pub. ads. Decorated pastedowns and end papers. What happens when Little Women's Jo Bhaer and her husband open their hearts and home to educate and care for young boys? Even more lads arrive on their doorstep! This sequel to Louisa May Alcott's (1832-1888) well-loved story Little Women Little Men shares the heartwarming story of a handful of rowdy yet kindhearted boys who have a positive effect on the lives of the entire Bhaer family-including the two young sons. With tales ranging from tearful to cheerful it's a delightful glimpse into the life of one of American literature's favorite tomboys and how she lovingly transforms boys into men. Little Men or Life at Plumfield with Jo trades Boys is a novel by American author Louisa May Alcott first published in 1871. The novel reprises characters from Little Womenand is considered to be the second book of an unofficial Little Womentrilogy which is completed with Alcott trades 1886 novel Jo trades Boys and How They Turned Out: A Sequel to Little Men Little Mentells the story of Jo Bhaer and the children at Plumfield Estate School. The book was inspired by the death of Alcott trades brother-in-law which reveals itself in one of the last chapters when a beloved character from Little Womenpasses away. The story line follows the life of Jo and the students who live and learn at the school she runs with her husband Prof. Bhaer. The mischievous children whom she loves and cares for as her own learn valuable lessons as they become proper gentlemen and ladies. We also get cameo appearances of almost all of the characters fond in the previous books almost all of them happy and well. Meg trades older children Demi and Daisy also attend the school and so do Mr. Bhaer trades German nephews Franz and Emil. The story begins with the arrival of Nathaniel NatBlake a shy young orphan with a talent for playing the violin and a penchant for telling lies. Through his eyes we are introduced to the majority of the characters from the Bhaer trades children to other classmates. We follow Nat trades life from April through Thanksgiving meeting new students and playing games and having adventures throughout. Each student has his or her own struggles: Nat lies: Demi although adored by his mother and sister is so naAve that he finds it hard to live in the real world but swears that he will be like parparafter John Brooke (Meg trades husband) dies: Emil has a bad temper: Dan is rebellious and rude: Tommy is careless (and once sets fire to the house): Annie alias Nan is too tomboyish: Daisy is too prim and even weak-willed etc They all learn to cope with their faults as they grow into young men and women.