Louisa May Alcott

  • Pendant la Guerre de Sécession, les quatre filles du Docteur March se retrouvent privées de leur père parti combattre aux côtés des Nordistes. Mme March et ses quatre filles doivent alors affronter les difficultés de la vie quotidienne et surtout la peur de ne plus jamais revoir le Dr. March. Malgré tout, c'est dans la joie et l'innocence que Meg, Jo, Beth et Amy vont découvrir ensemble les bonheurs et les déceptions de la vie. © Nathan (P)

  • Het bekendste werk van Louisa May Alcott is de reeks boeken die ze schreef over de zussen Meg, Jo en Beth. Deze zussen zijn losjes gebaseerd op Alcott zelf en haar eigen zussen. Onder moeders vleugels is het eerste deel uit deze trilogie, waarin de zussen van jonge meisjes veranderen in jonge vrouwen, die de overstap naar het volwassen leven maken.



    In de latere delen, Op eigen wieken, De kostschool van meneer Beer en De wereld in, zien we de zussen volwassen worden en zelf kinderen krijgen, die vervolgens ook weer opgroeien. Aan het eind hebben de zussen zelf de rol die hun moeder in dit eerste boek heeft.

  • Rose Campbell is having a hard time adjusting to her new life. Recently orphaned, she has been swept away from a strict girls` boarding school and placed in the care of her six aunts and seven rowdy male cousins. When her guardian, Uncle Alec, returns from abroad, things are about to change once more. To her aunts` alarm Alec has different ideas of what it means to raise a girl than most, but his unconventional approach might just be what gets Rose out of her shell. Just as author Louisa May Alcott`s widely-read novel Little Women (1868), Eight Cousins (1875) is unusually forward-thinking and feminist for its time.

  • After traveling around the world for several years, Rose Campbell returns home to find her boy cousins all grown up. In this upbeat sequel to Eight Cousins, Rose has become an attractive heiress and is now drawing the attention of several male suiters. But like Pride & Prejudice and Anne of Green Gables, Rose in Bloom (1876) shows a woman ahead of her time with her own ideas about her future. Besides, who would love Rose for her and not her money? The answer might surprise her. Heart-warming and swoony, Rose in Bloom is the story of a little girl who has grown into a young woman with her own great love story.

  • B.J. Harrison reads Louisa May Alcott's famous novella "Behind a Mask", which is widely considered to be Alcott's masterpiece in sensation fiction.
    A wealthy Victorian-era family recruits Jean Muir as sixteen-year-old Bella's governess. But soon enough, Jean Muir appears to have everyone under her spell, and to have the power to do everything as she pleases.
    This novella from the late 19th century was initially published under Louisa May Alcott's pseudonym A. M. Barnard. Filled with femme fatale energy and social power struggles, the story was even considered to be very controversial at the time of its publication.

    B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere.

    Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888) was an American writer of numerous beloved novels, short stories and poems. She was a feminist, and many of her stories are loosely based on her own life experiences. She is primarily known for her young adult fiction but also wrote gothic thrillers, albeit anonymously, and sensational stories under the pen name A.M. Barnard. One of her best-known works is "Little Women", a novel that has been turned into numerous film and television adaptations, such as the 1994 film Little Women with Winona Ryder as the protagonist Jo March.

  • Alice is pregnant with her husband Sir Richard Trevlyn's child. One day, she listens to a conversation between her husband and a visitor through a keyhole. What she hears is shocking enough to make her faint, and when she comes to, her husband is found dead. Years later, the sixteen-year-old Paul applies for a job at the estate, and it becomes clear that there is more to him than meets the eye. What happened to Sir Richard Trevlyn, and who is the mysterious Paul? Louisa May Alcott's mystery novella from the 19th century, read by B.J. Harrison, is filled with romance and secrets.

    B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere.

    Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888) was an American writer of numerous beloved novels, short stories and poems. She was a feminist, and many of her stories are loosely based on her own life experiences. She is primarily known for her young adult fiction but also wrote gothic thrillers, albeit anonymously, and sensational stories under the pen name A.M. Barnard. One of her best-known works is "Little Women", a novel that has been turned into numerous film and television adaptations, such as the 1994 film Little Women with Winona Ryder as the protagonist Jo March.

  • B.J. Harrison narrates "An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving" by author Louisa May Alcott. Thanksgiving is here, but the mother and father of seven children are called away to the bedside of an ill grandmother. The farm is left in charge of the eldest child and the children decide to whip up a Thanksgiving dinner that will make their parents proud, but the task turns out to be more difficult than they had imagined. This heartwarming short story from the late 19th century has been turned into the TV movie An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving (2008) starring Jacqueline Bisset.

    B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere.

    Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888) was an American writer of numerous beloved novels, short stories and poems. She was a feminist, and many of her stories are loosely based on her own life experiences. She is primarily known for her young adult fiction but also wrote gothic thrillers, albeit anonymously, and sensational stories under the pen name A.M. Barnard. One of her best-known works is "Little Women", a novel that has been turned into numerous film and television adaptations, such as the 1994 film Little Women with Winona Ryder as the protagonist Jo March.

  • In "Lost in a Pyramid; or The Mummy's Curse" by Louisa May Alcott, Paul Forsyth and his fiancée Evelyn discover that taking souvenirs back from ancient places may not be the best idea. Paul returns from an expedition to Egypt with his risk-taking colleague Professor Niles with a box of seeds, which Evelyn takes a liking to. The problem is, the seeds were collected from the grave of a sorceress, who has vowed to take revenge on anyone disturbing her resting place. This classic ghost story from the late 19th century is one of the first mummy's curse narratives, providing plenty of otherworldly twists for the adventure-seeking reader.

    B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere.

    Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888) was an American writer of numerous beloved novels, short stories and poems. She was a feminist, and many of her stories are loosely based on her own life experiences. She is primarily known for her young adult fiction but also wrote gothic thrillers, albeit anonymously, and sensational stories under the pen name A.M. Barnard. One of her best-known works is "Little Women", a novel that has been turned into numerous film and television adaptations, such as the 1994 film Little Women with Winona Ryder as the protagonist Jo March.

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