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Little Women is based on author Louisa May Alcott's experiences growing up with three sisters as they face and overcome serious financial straits, life-­threatening illness, and other heartaches. Little Men continues the story of Jo March as she and her husband, Professor Bhaer, open up their home to care for a group of young boys.

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La novela "Mujercitas" no necesita presentación. Su éxito fue tal que la autora recibió miles de cartas de admiradores solicitando una continuación de la historia. Sus peticiones fueron satisfechas con tres secuelas. Este volumen reune las cuatro novelas que Louisa May Alcott escribio sobre los personajes introducidos en Mujercitas:

Mujercitas
Buenas Esposas
Hombrecitos
Los Muchachos de Joe

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Esta obra de Alcott reproduce tanto en su estructura como en su tema la conocídisima novela alegórica de John Bunyan, El progreso del peregrino (Pilgrim's progress), y de aquí que muchos de los títulos de los capítulos sean alusiones directas a esta obra (Juego de los peregrinos, Cargas, Beth encuentra el Palacio Hermoso, El valle de la humillación de Amy, Jo conoce a Apolión, Meg visita la Feria de las Vanidades, etc.­). A la vez, cada una de las muchachas March está caracterizada por un defecto o pecado: Meg, vanidad; Jo, ira y gestos varoniles; Beth, timidez; y . . .

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Subtitle: or A Woman's Power Originally published under the pseudonym ''A. M. Barnard.­'' Published: 1866 Language: en

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'If anyone had told me what wonderful changes were to take place here in ten years, I wouldn't have believed it,­' said Mrs Jo to Mrs Meg, as they sat on the piazza at Plumfield one summer day, looking about them with faces full of pride and pleasure.

'This is the sort of magic that money and kind hearts can work. I am sure Mr Laurence could have no nobler monument than the college he so generously endowed; and a home like this will keep Aunt March's memory green as long as it lasts,­' answered Mrs Meg, always glad to praise the absent.

'We used to believe in fairies, you remember, and plan what we'd ask for if we could have three wishes. Doesn't it seem as if mine had been really granted at last? Money, fame, and plenty of the work I love,­' said Mrs Jo, carelessly rumpling up her hair as she clasped her hands over her head just as she used to do when a girl.

'I have had mine, and Amy is enjoying hers to her heart's content. If dear Marmee, John, and Beth were here, it . . .

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"Christmas won't be Christmas without any presents,­" grumbled Jo, lying on the rug.
"It's so dreadful to be poor!­" sighed Meg, looking down at her old dress.
"I don't think it's fair for some girls to have plenty of pretty things, and other girls nothing at all,­" added little Amy, with an injured sniff.
"We've got Father and Mother, and each other,­" said Beth contentedly from her corner.
The four young faces on which the firelight shone brightened at the cheerful words, but darkened again as Jo said sadly, "We haven't got Father, and shall not have him for a long time.­" She didn't say "perhaps never,­" but each silently added it, thinking of Father far away, where the fighting was.
Nobody spoke for a minute; then Meg said in an altered tone, "You know the reason Mother proposed not having any presents this Christmas was because it is going to be a hard winter for everyone; and she thinks we ought not to spend money for pleasure, when our men are suffering so in the army. . . .

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Lost in a Pyramid, or the Mummy's Curse, by Louisa May Alcott is a story about bad things that happen when people tamper with mummies. Of course, most people don't believe in such curses. However, maybe you will change your mind after reading the story.

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