Little Women – by Louisa May Alcott

22 04 2019

I read a copy of this as a child, but for my birthday last year was given this beautiful edition, part of the Penguin Clothbound Classics series. I’ve admired them for ages so was very glad for an edition of my own – just a shame that a little bit of handling has already faded the design a little!

A few weeks ago I rewatched the 2017 TV adaptation, and realised how different it was to the 1994 film adaptation which I’m so familiar with, so thought it was time for a reread, to see which was “right”.

Turns out the TV show was pretty close, and the film, which I probably watch about once a year, is completely out of order in the second half! (This doesn’t mean I love it any less though!)

Reading the book really was like a warm cuddle each time I opened it. The only reason it took so long to read is that it’s been a busy few weeks, and really it’s two books in one. In the USA the whole book is called Little Women, and all adaptations tend to cover the whole thing, but sometimes in the UK it’s split into two books, Little Women and Good Wives, but fortunately this lovely edition covered it all!

If you haven’t read this or seen any of the adaptations, please please do!