150 aniversario del clásico que ha inspirado a generaciones de mujeres
La famosísima novela que cuenta las andanzas de las hermanas March, en edición íntegra e ilustrada.
Vuelve a todas las librerías Mujercitas la famosa obra de Louisa May Alcott, basada en el texto íntegro de la primera edición de 1868, con el añadido de muchos párrafos que se suprimieron en las versiones posteriores.
La novela cuenta la historia de las hermanas March, cuatro jovencitas que vivían en un pueblo de Nueva Inglaterra mientras la guerra civil hacía estragos en toda América.
Han pasado casi ciento cincuenta años desde aquel lejano 1868, pero la complicidad de Meg, Beth, Amy y Jo con las demás mujeres no ha muerto. Es más, autoras de la talla de Simone de Beauvoir, Joyce Carol Oates y Patti Smith han sido admiradoras entusiastas de esas Mujercitas que en sus gestos y palabras resumen el espíritu de una época y aún hoy pueden regalarnos unas hermosas horas de lectura.
En esta ocasión el libro ofrece algo más que la lectura, pues la ilustraciones de Rikka Sormunen convierten el libro en un auténtico placer para los sentidos.
150th anniversary of the classic that has inspired generations of women.
The famous novel that tells the adventures of the March sisters, in a complete and illustrated edition.
The celebrated work by Louisa May Alcott returns to bookstores based on its full text from the original edition in 1868, now with the addition of many paragraphs that were deleted in subsequent versions. The novel tells the story of the March sisters, four young girls from a New England town while the civil war raged throughout America.
Almost one hundred and fifty years have passed, but the complicity between Meg, Beth, Amy, and Jo with other women is still very much alive. Authors of the likes of Simone de Beauvoir, Joyce Carol Oates, and Patti Smith have been enthusiastic admirers of those little women who by their words and gestures summarize the spirit of an era and even today still offer hours of pleasure reading.
In this edition, the book offers something more than just reading, Rikka Sormunen's illustrations turn the book into a real pleasure for the senses.
|Publisher:||PRH Grupo Editorial|
|Product dimensions:||6.70(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.40(d)|
|Age Range:||10 - 14 Years|
About the Author
Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888) nació en Germantown, Pennsylvania, y tras pasar buena parte de su vida en Boston, murió en Concord, Massachusetts. La energía y la independencia que ya tenía desde su infancia la acompañaron a lo largo de toda su vida y la llevaron a aceptar distintos empleos para poder ayudar económicamente a su familia. En 1854, Alcott publicó su primer libro, Flower Fables, al que siguieron más de treinta novelas y colecciones de relatos. Pero su nombre iría siempre unido al de Mujercitas, una novela que escribió entre mayo y julio de 1868 por encargo de sus editores.
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Mujercitas / Little Women
By Louisa May Alcott
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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 lots 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, anyhow,"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's going to be a hard winter for every one; and she thinks we ought not to spend money for pleasure, when our men are suffering so in the army. We can't do much, but we can make our little sacrifices, and ought to do it gladly. But I am afraid I don't;"and Megshook her head, as she thought regretfully of all the pretty things she wanted.
"But I don't think the little we should spend would do any good. We've each got a dollar, and the army wouldn't be much helped by our giving that. I agree not to expect anything from mother or you, but I do want to buy Undine and Sintram for myself; I've wanted it so long,'said Jo, who was a bookworm.
"I planned to spend mine in new music,"said Beth, with a little sigh, which no one heard but the hearth-brush and kettle-holder.
"I shall get a nice box of Faber's drawing pencils; I really need them," said Amy, decidedly.
"Mother didn't say anything about our money, and she won't wish us to give up everything. Let's each buy what we want, and have a little fun; I'm sure we grub hard enough to earn it,"cried Jo, examining the heels of her
boots in a gentlemanly manner.
"I know I do, teaching those dreadful children nearly all day, when I'm longing to enjoy myself at home," began Meg, in the complaining tone again.
"You don't have half such a hard time as I do," said Jo. "How would you like to be shut up for hours with a nervous, fussy old lady, who keeps you trotting, is never satisfied, and worries you till you"e ready to fly out of the window or box her ears?"
"It's naughty to fret, but I do think washing dishes and keeping things tidy is the worst work in the world. It makes me cross; and my hands get so stiff, I can't practise good a bit." And Beth looked at her rough hands with a sigh that any one could hear that time.
"I don't believe any of you suffer as I do," cried Amy; "for you don't have to go to school with impertinent girls, who plague you if you don't know your lessons, and laugh at your dresses, and label your father if he isn't rich, and insult you when your nose isn't nice."
"If you mean libel I'd say so, and not talk about labels, as if pa was a pickle-bottle," advised Jo, laughing.
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