Louisa May Alcott
is My Passion
Begun in 2010, this blog offers analysis and reflection by Susan Bailey on the life, works, and legacy of Louisa May Alcott and her family. Susan is an active member and supporter of the Louisa May Alcott Society, the Fruitlands Museum, and Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House.
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See Susan’s article, ” Experiencing The Wayside as Hillside, Home of the Alcotts” on pages 48-49 in the Fall 2021 edition (
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See Susan’s article, “Alcott’s Hidden Critics: An International Sleuthing Project” (co-authored by Lorraine Tosiello) on pages 56-57 in the Spring 2021 edition (
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See Susan’s article, “Bronson Alcott’s Search for Eden: Fruitlands” on pages 64-65 in the Winter 2020 edition (
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See Susan’s article on Thoreau on page 44 of
Discover Concord magazine’s Summer 2020 edition ( click here to read)
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Discover Concord magazine’s Winter 2019 edition (click here to read)
The Lives of 5 Historical Figures Intersect in “A Worse Place Than Hell” by John Matteson
“Recently uncovered story by a teenaged Louisa May Alcott creating quite the buzz”
“Louisa May Alcott: Inspiring Women Writers, Rocking the Vote”
“Little Women’s Infinite Playlist”
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Little Women 2020: why it is better to reread the book before seeing the film
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10 Replies to “A first look at the Greta Gerwig adaptation of “Little Women,” coming out in Christmas 2019”
I think the costumes and design of this production are looking perfect! I never saw the sisters on the beach before…and that shot of Laurie and Amy in Europe…she looks as if she is thinking deeply of all the implications of their situation…and the director’s thoughts all seem true to the tale..it will be lovely.
I thought Gerwig’s reflection on Jo and Laurie’s relationship was wonderful and will add some interesting nuances which we surely will not have seen before.
I, like you, remain cautious of the latest iteration of Little Women. I did enjoy the images of the sets and costumes and I am intrigued by Gerwig’s thoughts on the gender roles of both Jo and Laurie.
Also – I have a question for you. In the article, it references Jo being Aunt March’s namesake. Is this accurate to your knowledge? My understanding is that it is never mentioned and I would be surprised to know that Jo is named after her aunt.
Good question; I have no idea. I will ask around and see if anyone knows and get back to you.
I don’t recall Aunt March having any first name that was mentioned, nor Uncle March for that matter. I think they did mention Aunt Carrol’s name.
I am looking forward to seeing this, although in the picture of the girls looking out the window, the curtains look too fancy for the Marches. The actor playing Laurie, FINALLY, looks like I imagined Laurie would look. Hopefully he can act Laurie as well.
They are going to have to work hard to get a score as beautiful as the 1994 film. I practically ran from the movie theater in 1994 to somewhere that had soundtrack CDs so I could get that music!
Yeah, that music is Iconic. I don’t recall Aunt March having a first name either. I am a little surprised that they did not have Jo with chestnut hair because that’s mentioned so prominently in the book. We shall see!
I thought the ending of the Masterpiece version was a bit rushed, and disappointing, but overall I liked it. I was surprised to read that there was going to be yet another movie version of LW, since there have been so many already that were quite good. I think my favorite version is always going to be the one in my own head!
I’d like to see that one. 😉
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Last year was a big year for Little Women, its 150th anniversary. But the book as we know it today was published in two parts, and this year is the anniversary of part II! And, there will be a new movie, which looks promising. I have to admit, though, that my favorite version of Little Women will probably always be the one in my own head!
Great, thanks! And so true.