This is the fourth and last book about the March family. Ten years after the school at Plumfield was founded, there is now a college, built with a legacy from old Mr. Lawrence. All Jo's original children are grown young men, scattered around the world, and graceful young women with high ambitions. But young men face as many troubles as children do, and they are still 'Jo's boys'.
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Better known for her novels Little Women and Little Men, Louisa May Alcott continued the story of her feisty protagonist Jo in this final novel chronicling the adventures and misadventures of the March family. Entertaining, surprising, and overall a joy to read, Jo's Boys is nevertheless shaded by a bittersweet tone, for with it Alcott brought her wonderful series to an end.
Beginning ten years after Little Men, Jo's Boys revisits Plumfield, the New England school still presided over by Jo and her husband, Professor Bhaer. Jo's boys -- including rebellious Dan, sailor Emil, and promising musicain Nat -- are grown; Jo herself remains at the center of this tale, holding her boys fast through shipwreck and storm, disappointment... and even murder.
Popular for more than a century, the series that began with Little Women continues to hold universal appeal with its powerful and affectionate depiction of family -- the safe haven where the prodigal can always return, adversity is never met alone, and our dreams of being cherished, no matter what our flaws, come true. With this new edition of Jo's Boys, readers once again have access to a treasured classic by one of America's best-loved writers.From the Back Cover:
In the culmination of the Little Women stories, Jo's Boys depicts the girls and boys of Plumfield as young men and women who are facing problems and seeking happiness in life. The original twelve boys are scattered, but all come wandering back from the four corners of the earth to tell their stories and reminisce over the pleasures of the past.
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Book Description Puffin, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # 0140367144
Book Description Puffin Classics, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. reissue edition. 368 pages. 8.00x5.25x0.75 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk0140367144
Book Description Puffin, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110140367144
Book Description Puffin, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0140367144
Book Description Puffin. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0140367144 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0963551