Jo's Boys, and How They Turned Out: A Sequel to "Little Men"

Jo's Boys, and How They Turned Out: A Sequel to "Little Men"Beginning Ten Years After Little Men, Jo S Boys Revisits Plumfield, The New England School Still Presided Over By Jo And Her Husband, Professor Bhaer Jo Remains At The Center Of The Tale, Surrounded By Her Boys Including Rebellious Dan, Sailor Emil, And Promising Musician Nat As They Experience Shipwreck And Storm, Disappointment And Even Murder Bantam Classics Synopsis The book, ladies and gentlemen I very much tried to make everything chronological Anything that isn t, such as Josie whining about acting or whenever the Professor decides to grace the world with his presence, is completely due to my lack of remembrance and also my utter lack of desire to go back through the entire book, rather than skimming for the important bits, as I am already doing Professor chortles Plumfield If everybody could just stop acting in plays here, that d be great.Nan ERMAGERSH I WANT TO BE A SINGLE DOCTOR LEAVE ME ALONE TOMTom But I love you.Me Damn, they d be a cute couple.Mrs Jo I shall sit down for a few quiet minutes of writing.Random citizens LET S MOB THE AUTHOR, DEMAND AUTOGRAPHS, AND STEAL SMALL TRINKETS Mrs Jo I ve had just about enough of this pretends to be a maid Observant fanatic WHY YOU MUST BE THAT AUTHOR.Mrs Jo objects on principle that she s pretending to be a maid Observant fanatic No, you re not Your picture is right there, on the side table Mrs Jo sullen glare Josie whines about acting Mrs Jo STOP TRYING TO MAKE ACTING HAPPEN, JOSIE IT S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN.Dan arrives All the ladies swoon Me Oh, wow, these next two chapters are boring.Ted I ll just try and kill this here dog For fun Because I suck.Rob gets bit defending dog and might get rabies from Don, who probably doesn t have rabies but how are they to know that Don definitely has rabies Nan Why are the women always fixing your messes Oh, that s right, be
My A Z challenge for the year with the lovely and vivacious Karly and Kristin has officially begun A is for AlcottRead a book that is over 100 years oldLet the games begin.I always find that reviewing an Alcott book is a bit difficult I kind of have a love hate relationship with her I read Little Women only a few years ago at the request of my mother who loved it, but didn t like the other two books in the series And honestly, I agree with her Little Women though moralistic and preachy, is a very beautiful and tender story about the lives of four sisters and how those lives grow and change every year, into adulthood, and marriage, and motherhood, but that sisterly bond that they have remains strong and steadfast despite the change and distance time has placed on it Little Men is basically about the students at the school that Jo and her husband have founded, and though there are some sweet and touching moments in that one, I found the complete and utter lack of an ongoing plot rather boring, and as most of the stories contained in it are about the everyday lives of children, I found the whole thing kind of dull Now in Jo s Boys, the preaching and moralistic side of Alcott is in full force, but I admit, I enjoyed this one much better than
Jo s Boys is my personal favourite in the Little Women series The book really touched me on an emotional level, especially Dan s story line and I was a little sad that he did not get a conventional happy ending like the other boys did. A long, sometimes tedious, but almost always charming epilogue to Little Women and Little Men Alcott wrote it in 1886, eighteen years after Little Women and two years before her death She must have known, feeling the effects of mercury poisoning from her time as a Civil War nurse, that the lights were really going out, the curtain about to fall.In this book Alcott continues to find a platform for her ideas, including women s suffrage, co education, rehabilitation for criminals, and temperance, and makes a mini Republic out of Plumfield where they can play out Also interesting were Jo s troubles with being a famous writer, which must have echoed Alcott s This is the only book in the series that often strays from New England out west, to London, to a shipwreck at sea and these parts seemed to be either very sparingly drawn or leaning toward melodramatic It took some suspension of disbelief to read about Emil s shipwreck and daring heroism, and Dan s rescue of twenty men from a flooded mine.Still, I though Jo s Boys gave an interesting window into Alcott s ideas and the changing world of the late 19th century the telephone and camera both make apperances It s hard not to read it as a what could have been, given the differences between the characters and the people on which Alcott based them By the time she wrote Jo s Boys, two of Alcott s sisters had died, one had l
Finally I started reading this as soon as I finished Little Men, but didn t really get into so put it down for a few months Around page 150 I suddenly got hooked on the stories within the book because every chapter in an Alcott novel has its own individual plot and read a few chapters every day until I finished it It s obvious at the end that it s the last book she ll write about the March family as the last page lists what happens to every character which is a bit sad, as Alcott s novels are always such sweet, simple reads Luckily I have Eight Cousins and Rose in Bloom on my bookcase to read I once read the synopsis of one of Alcott s older, less popular novels on , and it was described as a collection of wholesome and moralistic stories which I think is a perfect description of Jo s Boys A lot of people these days don t like stories which have meanings and morals, but I do I guess I m kind of old
The women of England can vote, and we can t I m ashamed of America that she isn t ahead in all good things He disfrutado la novela, me ha encantado ver como han crecido sus peque os protagonistas Creo que este libro mejora algunos aspectos con respecto al tercero de la saga, Little men , hay mucho m s presencia femenina, mujeres fuertes que reivindican la igualdad de sexos Eso s , tenemos que tener en cuenta que es un cl sico y que fue publicado en 1886, as que tampoco le pidamos peras al olmo que nos encontramos tanto mujeres que estudiaban medicina y se labraban una profesi n, como mujeres que suspiraban por casarse, tener hijos y ser amas de casa Es un libro que me ha entretenido, me ha hecho re r en algunas ocasiones y que me ha entristecido en otras Creo q
I just finished reading the entire series of the March family and their descendants I homeschool and picked up Little Men for inspiration I gleaned so many wonderful insights for educating young children, finding our personal missions and following your bliss In reading the entire series, I get a vision of what I want our lives to look like as I raise my children and the kind of experiences
I grew to love all the characters in Little Men, so one is bound to love this one just as much There s plenty of laughter and fun in this book The end bit has some emotional scenes with wandering Dan and I would have loved to see him happy Ah, but that is life A lovely read. This was a great conclusion of the Little Women series by Louisa May Alcott If you enjoyed Little Men, you will enjoy Jo s Boys as it tells what happens to the boys of Plumfield as they get older Definitely check the whole Little Women series out as they are all a joy to read. The last sentence of this book had me in tears And now having endeavored to suit every one by many weddings, few deaths, and as much prosperity as the eternal fitness of things will permit, let the music stop, the lights die out, and the curtain fall forever on the March family Its sad to say goodbye to a family that I ve come to know and love in this past year Jo has become somewhat of a mentor to me after reading Little Men and Jo s Boys and so, yes, I m somewhat emotional that I ve finished this saga regarding the March family I remember when I read Little Women, I felt a little disloyal to my beloved L.M Montgomery because I instantly felt I needed to jostle Anne over to m