It’s very normal and obvious if anyone talks about feminism or any kind of equality that must be between genders. But back in the old times, it wasn’t like this. But the aspiring writers with their modern ideologies always represented their views through their stories. Alike these all the books by Louisa May Alcott were a great inspiration for all the women-centric storylines which had their main story revolving around a female character instead of males. Such a revolution in writing wasn’t easy for her but when you read all famous Louisa M. Alcott’s book you can recognise her struggle and hard work to publish these masterpieces. Here I have curated the top 10 books by Louisa May Alcott that you must read to have a very modernising outlook from her perspective.
List of Top 10 Books by Louisa May Alcott
1. Little Women
With the recent big success of the movie version of this incredible book directed by Greta Gerwig heated up again the story of 4 March sisters in this most popular and enduring Louisa May Alcott’s book, Little Women. The story has very strong female characters starting from tomboy and author-to-be Jo, tragically frail Beth, beautiful Meg, and romantic, spoiled Amy, united by their lovely mother Mrs March. This shows their devotion to each other and their struggles to survive in New England during the Civil War.
2. Little Men
From Little Women, the story doesn’t halt just over the goals of March’s sisters instead begins a doorway of whole other adventures. In this book written by Louisa May Alcott, the main plot is about the two sons of her own, and twelve rescued orphan boys living along with them at the informal school in Plumfield. Jo March now Jo Bhaer is the happiest. You can enjoy the fun of boys who have a habit of getting into scrapes, and there are plenty of troubles and adventures in store.
3. Eight Cousins
Don’t presume now everything is going to revolve around March sisters only. Most of the books by Louisa May Alcott explore a wide fiction and reality concoction that is always easy to digest. Here the story is about Rose Campbell, who is a shy orphan. When she arrives at “The Aunt Hill” to live with her six aunts and seven male cousins she finds it very hard to build strong connections. Then Rose’s forward-thinking uncle insists that she must get out of the parlour and enjoy the sunshine. Later Rose begins to bloom with a little courage and lots of adventures along with her mischievous but loving cousins.
4. The Inheritance
In this famous book by Louisa May Alcott, the story follows the recurring fortunes of Edith Adelson, an extremely impoverished Italian orphan. But the loyalty and beauty win her the companionship of wealthy friends until a jealous rival contrives to rob her of her substantial position. You will be thrilled to know how observant Louisa’s stories are, some can even be noticed in our day to day life. Therefore don’t miss out these masterpieces.
5. Jack and Jill
You might not always find the best of endings or all too-good-to-be-true plots in Louisa May Alcott’s Books. Just like in this book you will explore the story about two best friends, Jack and Jill, who tumble off their sledge and experience severe injuries which causes them to be bedridden for many months. But their parents fill their days with the joys of Christmas preparations, theatrical production and many other imaginative events that you might even drool over to have in your life as well.
6. Behind the Mask
This is actually the first excerpt that Louisa wrote but Little women reached to larger audience hence no one really knows about this. This happened six years before she wrote Little Women. The story she submitted for a novelette, in a newspaper contest got selected and had a very successful journey that helped Louisa to sustain her family financially as well. These top books by Louisa May Alcott included plots of “Pauline’s Passion and Punishment”, “The Mysterious Key,” “The Abbot’s Ghost,” and the title story, “Behind a Mask.” which was first published in one volume in 1975.
You will get to known about a fabulous character Sylvia Yule, who is the heroine of Moods book written by Louisa May Alcott. This is about a passionate tomboy girl who yearns for adventure. The novel opens as she embarks on a river camping trip with her brother and his two friends, both of whom fall in love with her. Later, Sylvia marries the wrong man. This is books incredibly leaves the readers asking whether, in fact, there is a place for a woman such as Sylvia in a man’s world or not?
8. Work: A Story of Experience
You will get to know the real struggle that Louisa went through in this popular book of Louisa May Alcott. This book goes deep into the personal conflicts and a social critique and examines women’s independence, the goals to which a woman can aspire and the moral significance of labour. All of this is influenced by transcendentalism and by the women’s rights movement which was going through during the time of Louisa. All of her writing affirms the possibility of a feminized utopian society that she always dreamt of.
9. Louisa May Alcott’s Christmas Treasury
It comprises Louisa May Alcott’s Christmas short stories and novellas. All of these has been gathered into a single exquisite collection, which is sure to brighten the holidays for book lovers. You can guess by its writing that readers of all ages will cherish these fifteen enchanting tales filled with hope, sorrow, faith, joy, redemption, strength, and goodness.
10. The Quiet Little Woman: Christmas Story
This book by Louisa May Alcott is about a lonely orphan girl named Patty, whose only desire is for a loving family. Her warm and tender story will melt the hearts of readers young and old alike. Along with that, you get a Christmas bonus of two extra stories- Tilly’s Christmas and Rosa’s Tale which are skillfully included in this meticulous edition.
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