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A Garland for Girls Illustrated A Garland for Girls written by Louisa May Alcott the author of Little Women these stories were written for my own amusement during a period of enforced seclusion The flowers which were my solace and

  • Title: A Garland for Girls (Illustrated)
  • Author: Louisa May Alcott
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  • Page: 158
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  • A Garland for Girls written by Louisa May Alcott, the author of Little Women, these stories were written for my own amusement during a period of enforced seclusion The flowers which were my solace and pleasure suggested titles for the tales and gave an interest to the work If my girls find a little beauty or sunshine in these common blossoms, their old friend will not haA Garland for Girls written by Louisa May Alcott, the author of Little Women, these stories were written for my own amusement during a period of enforced seclusion The flowers which were my solace and pleasure suggested titles for the tales and gave an interest to the work If my girls find a little beauty or sunshine in these common blossoms, their old friend will not have made her Garland in vain.

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    1. Louisa May Alcott

      As A.M Barnard Behind a Mask, or a Woman s Power 1866 The Abbot s Ghost, or Maurice Treherne s Temptation 1867 A Long Fatal Love Chase 1866 first published 1995 First published anonymously A Modern Mephistopheles 1877 Louisa May Alcott was born in Germantown, Pennsylvania on November 29, 1832 She and her three sisters, Anna, Elizabeth and May were educated by their father, philosopher teacher, Bronson Alcott and raised on the practical Christianity of their mother, Abigail May.Louisa spent her childhood in Boston and in Concord, Massachusetts, where her days were enlightened by visits to Ralph Waldo Emerson s library, excursions into nature with Henry David Thoreau and theatricals in the barn at Hillside now Hawthorne s Wayside.Like her character, Jo March in Little Women, young Louisa was a tomboy No boy could be my friend till I had beaten him in a race, she claimed, and no girl if she refused to climb trees, leap fences For Louisa, writing was an early passion She had a rich imagination and often her stories became melodramas that she and her sisters would act out for friends Louisa preferred to play the lurid parts in these plays, the villains, ghosts, bandits, and disdainful queens At age 15, troubled by the poverty that plagued her family, she vowed I will do something by and by Don t care what, teach, sew, act, write, anything to help the family and I ll be rich and famous and happy before I die, see if I won t Confronting a society that offered little opportunity to women seeking employment, Louisa determined I will make a battering ram of my head and make my way through this rough and tumble world Whether as a teacher, seamstress, governess, or household servant, for many years Louisa did any work she could find.Louisa s career as an author began with poetry and short stories that appeared in popular magazines In 1854, when she was 22, her first book Flower Fables was published A milestone along her literary path was Hospital Sketches 1863 based on the letters she had written home from her post as a nurse in Washington, DC as a nurse during the Civil War.When Louisa was 35 years old, her publisher Thomas Niles in Boston asked her to write a book for girls Little Women was written at Orchard House from May to July 1868 The novel is based on Louisa and her sisters coming of age and is set in Civil War New England Jo March was the first American juvenile heroine to act from her own individuality a living, breathing person rather than the idealized stereotype then prevalent in children s fiction.In all, Louisa published over 30 books and collections of stories She died on March 6, 1888, only two days after her father, and is buried in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in Concord.

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    1. "Written for my own amusement," says Alcott herself? Well, the original readers she won over with LITTLE WOMEN and LITTLE MEN probably scooped up this whole bouquet of charming stories, which probably left a favorable fragrance and a curiosity as to what Ms. Alcott's next offering would be. Today's readers of LITTLE WOMEN who saw GARLAND in the list of "You Might Also Enjoy These From This Author" might be curious about it. Have a scent of these clippings:"her love of books and desire to cultiva [...]


    2. “…setiap tumbuhan simbolis hidup di tempatnya masing-masing dan menjalani kehidupannya yang telah ditetapkan.” Wanita dan bungaSepertinya ungkapan yang cocok untuk menggambarkan buku ini. Buku ini berkisah mengenai kehidupan beberapa wanita dengan sentuhan bunga dalam kehidupannya. Antara lain Jessi dengan Bunga Ivy, Jane dengan Bunga Poppy, lalu Ruth dengan Bunga Teratai. Setiap bunga memberikan makna bagi kehidupan mereka dengan cara yang unik.Cerita yang paling saya sukai adalah cerita [...]


    3. I first read these sentimental stories as a young girl. Though they were never my favorite of Alcott's books, they're still a treat for those who enjoy old-fashioned stories. They tell the everyday joys and troubles of young girls, some rich and educated, others poor and simple. They're a bit didactic, but I have to agree that "They are never alone that are accompanied with noble thoughts", and it's nice to read stories that don't shy from expressing high ideals. Although she can't help giving h [...]


    4. A little gem of a book. A collection of various stories, each titled with the name of a flower or flowers. They are obviously instructional stories aimed at teaching morals and good graces to young girls. Although the stories are a bit saccharine at times, I couldn't help but admire the way they teach the virtues of patience, hard work, and basically spending your time and energy doing worthwhile things.


    5. hadiah ikut kuis di facebook :)---------------------------------------------------Sebenarnya sih, aku kurang suka sama kumpulan cerpen, karena pas dapet cerita yg bagus, merasa sayang cuma pendek doang, pengennya panjang biar bacanya lamaaa :p Tp buku ini kumpulan kisah pendek juga ternyata, ada 6 kisah gadis2 muda dan 1 gadis cilik yang dengan caranya masih2 berjuang mengatasimasalah dalam kehidupan mereka, cinta, keluarga, pekerjaan, persahabatanIni 7 kisahnya :1. Rangkaian Ivy & sepatu ka [...]


    6. I am sure this would have been a much more enjoyable read when I was ten. The majority of the stories resolved in a fairy tale manner, and the lack of any real conflict made each tale more unbearable than the last. The fault is not in Alcott's writing style as much as it is with cynicism brought on by age and experience.


    7. A collection of short stories by Miss Alcott.Actually this book is good, if it read by teenagers, a woman who began to grown up.So full of values of life. It so obvious.It good, but I prefer An Old Fashioned Girl.


    8. This is a very sweet collection of short stories. I find it very clever that everyone short story as a floral theme, linking them all to the title. Of course, it is full of good sentiments and morals, but it's a very enjoyable read!


    9. This hardcover edition printed in 1980 cost me $4.95 and the cover is illustrated with a decidedly 1970s girl in a lace dress and daisies in her hair. The collection of short stories inside are of mixed value, in my opinion. Each is "inspired" by the flowers given to the author during a "period of enforced seclusion." As is usual with LMA, there is a moral or lesson to be learned and virtue is ultimately rewarded. In "Mayflowers" a group of girls who gather each week to sew and read decide to do [...]


    10. Just. No.Not even for a Louisa May Alcott fan. I was her huge fan, I enjoyed her Little Women series so much that she became my auto-buy-author. But this book is annoying, I don't even bother to finish it. What struck me as the worst thing of this book is that it actually uses flowers to represent the girls - badly. The first story about Jessie is so ridiculous. She stared at the ivy and she's inspired! Wow! Congratulations! Nope. It's too simplistic, too unrealistic, too fairy-tale-ish. And it' [...]


    11. This collection of stories was better than I thought it would be. Louisa May Alcott was a talented writer and even if the stories began on a dull "I know exactly where this is heading" note, all of them had a twist towards the end. If you read this book, commit to finishing each story. Don't quit half-way through!The book teaches many lessons that seem old-fashioned (it was written in 1887) but would be good for our current society to hear. Each story was an example, tight with symbolism, of the [...]


    12. "Tak ada gadis yang tak cantik, tak ada gadis yang tak menyukai bunga"Sepertinya kalimat tersebut cukup untuk mewakili isi buku ini.A Garland for Girls bersi kumpulan cerpen yang sangat cocok dibaca gadis-gadis muda, karena ceritanya sangat manis dan bertabur bunga. Dalam kumpulan cerpen ini setiap karakter diwakilkan dengan bunga, seperti bunga pansy melambangkan kebahagiaan dan kesetiaan.


    13. I found this book to be a charming and worthwhile addition to the books already on my shelf by Alcott. A collection of short stories, each based on a flower, and full of virtue and character. I probably enjoyed the first story best, featuring a group of girls who decide to go out and make a difference in others lives and then meet again after so many months to share their stories.


    14. I was traveling in Europe and the Middle East over the past few months and found tremendous wisdom in these short stories by one of my favorite authors. "Poppies and Wheat" was especially insightful. I shall always come back to the Alcott canon whenever I feel disoriented and disillusioned by the chaos of modern life.


    15. This was one of my least favorite collection of LMA's short stories I have ever read. The only story I really enjoyed was Mayflowers. Which is really unusual because I LOVE LMA's books! But the rest just grated on my nerves. Especially the one about Rosamond. She acted like an adult when she was only a kid and it was really grating.


    16. I know I read this waaaay back in the day. Maybe when I was 11 or 12. A library find. I couldn't remember a single story in the whole bunch (garland). Now as a fifty something, I have to say, the stories are a trifle dull. I'm sure in the 1880s this was a girl power kind of book. However, nowadays it's preachy as well as dull. A good read if you want to get all of LMAs books read.


    17. I am reading this on my iTouch, so it takes a while since I don't read on it often. I am liking this book of short stories, somewhat. I guess the only problem I have with it is the way the characters look down on a lot of people, the poor, those of color etc But I take the time it was written into consideration, I mean what else can I do :)


    18. A must-read, especially for young adults.Great Book to remind us what the true values in life are. Although sometimes it seemed to me that the stories are a little too long,I definitely enjoyed reading them. And despite this book being written two hundred years ago it still can be applied today. Read it if you value character more than money.


    19. A book of short stories by Alcott that I had never read before. Like most of her work each story outlines a moral. Interesting to see how some morals change over time. I found this book sweet, sensible, and fun.


    20. Una raccolta di racconti uno più bello e toccante dell'altro, scritti da una delle più grandi Scrittrici Americane (e non solo!) che trasportano il lettore dentro storie che, oltre a donargli delle ore di piacevolissima lettura, lo faranno anche riflettere.Una lettura consigliata a tutti!!!


    21. This is one of my favorite books as a child. Louisa May Alcott was an independent woman when that was not that socially acceptable. Her female characters demonstrate different facets of nineteenth century womanhood.


    22. More priggish, icky, ooey-gooey rot than 'Button Rose' (Chapter Six) never oozed onto paper. This moralising, sentimental twaddle isn't fit to read and Alcott must have been desperate for a bit of cash or she would have been 'raking muck in the streets' before writing such dull goo.


    23. I enjoyed reading this one on my kindle because they used different words back then and I could check and see if I was getting it right. It was a delightfull book of stories about character and morals back in the 1800's. Strong girls who decided to be strong and caring over idle and selfish.


    24. A selection of short stories that made me think of more innocent times. It's too bad that young readers are not satisfied with doing simpler things and reading about them. She always has a moral woven into the story to reinforce values being taught in homes.


    25. A collection of stories about girls and with a flower theme. It was nice to read about girls improving their minds and helping others, rather than merely looking for husbands.



    26. Es un muy lindo libro de cuentos Sólo xa quienes disfruten de leer libros clásicos. La lectura es lenta pero simple y llena de enseñanzas jovencitas de la época.



    27. many moral lessons you can get from this book . but for me, why this book is sooooo boring?? dunno how bout u.


    28. Sweet, full of good virtues, everything you want from Alcott! Not one I read as a child, but I enjoyed it and want to do it as a read aloud with my own girls, even though they are teens now!


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