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Celebrating Louisa May Alcott and her ‘Little Women’

Google Doodler celebrated the 184th birth anniversary of Louisa May Alcott. Here’s what made the author of Little Women one of the iconic writers of her time

Louisa May Alcott, the 19th century American author, initially started to write with a male pen name. But apart from three books, rest all her writings fall under her original name. While Alcott has written a plethora of commendable books as well as short stories, it is Little Women that she is best known for. The novel is one of the most widely read ones, has six adaptations as a film, four television series, a Broadway musical, and an American opera version as well!

The following is the doodle that Google Doodler Sophie Diao drew and is based on the characters of Little Women, with Jo, the character running through the middle with books in her hand, based on Alcott herself.

Louis May Alcott

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If you must know, Little Women is the same classic that is Rachel’s favourite and that she lends to Joey for reading in F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Season 3 (Episode 13).

The book that is usually referred to as a children’s classic is full of wisdom. Alcott’s writing often reflects upon the courageous and intuitive person that she was since her early years.

Here are some noteworthy lines penned by Alcott, from a dear book that Little Women is:-

We all have our own life to pursue, our own kind of dream to be weaving, and we all have the power to make wishes come true, as long as we keep believing.”

“Good books, like good friends, are few and chosen; the more select, the more enjoyable.”

“What do girls do who haven’t any mothers to help them through their troubles?”

“Love is a great beautifier.”

“Let us be elegant or die!”

“Don’t try to make me grow up before my time…”

“Conceit spoils the finest genius.”

“Be comforted, dear soul! There is always light behind the clouds.”

“Now and then, in this workaday world, things do happen in the delightful storybook fashion, and what a comfort that is.”

Makes you want to read the entire novel right? Go read and embrace!

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