Little Women, Little Men, Jo's Boys by Louisa May Alcott, Elaine Showalter

Little Women, Little Men, Jo's Boys

Little Women #1-4

Louisa May Alcott, Elaine Showalter

1064 pages first pub 1868 (editions)

fiction classics historical lighthearted medium-paced


Little Women, Good Wives, Little Men and Jo's Boys are a series of novels by American author Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888). The books are loosely based on the author's childhood experiences with her three sisters. The novels are classics - the pub...

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Community Reviews Summary of 256 reviews


emotional 64%
lighthearted 58%
hopeful 47%
inspiring 35%
funny 29%
reflective 29%
adventurous 17%
relaxing 17%
sad 17%
challenging 5%


slow 52%
medium 42%
fast 5%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 100%

Strong character development?

Yes: 93% | It's complicated: 6%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 94% | It's complicated: 5%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 87% | Yes: 12%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 80% | It's complicated: 13% | No: 6%

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