Little Women, closely based on Louisa M. Alcott’s own experience of family life, was first published in 1869 and has never lost its extraordinary power to move and delight - from the heartrending story of gentle Beth to the humorous adventures of tomboyish Jo, and Meg’s vain attempts to cut a fashionable figure in "society".
Liza Ross's narration enhances our appreciation of this literary classic. Her appealing voice travels easily between lengthy prose sections and passages of vivid dialogue. Ross smoothly creates an atmosphere steeped in virtue, humor, and familial warmth that faithfully portrays the underlying religious and moral tone of the novel. Her repertoire of vocal characterizations brings to life the novel's range of richly drawn characters - the maturity and experience of Mrs. March, the authority and affirmation of Jo, the innocence of young Beth, and the humor and energy of Laurie. Interludes of classical music help establish the setting while they effectively separate the chapters.
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