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An Old-Fashioned Girl By Louisa May Alcott An Old Fashioned Girl When Polly Milton visits Fanny Shaw and her wealthy family in the city for the first time she s overwhelmed by the modern and fashionable world around her She doesn t wear fancy clothes go to popula
  • Title: An Old-Fashioned Girl
  • Author: Louisa May Alcott
  • ISBN: 9780316037754
  • Page: 331
  • Format: Paperback
  • An Old-Fashioned Girl By Louisa May Alcott When Polly Milton visits Fanny Shaw and her wealthy family in the city for the first time, she s overwhelmed by the modern and fashionable world around her She doesn t wear fancy clothes, go to popular shows, or even talk the way the girls in town do Although her new friends consider her quaint and countrified , Polly clings to her simple clothes and plain manners, andWhen Polly Milton visits Fanny Shaw and her wealthy family in the city for the first time, she s overwhelmed by the modern and fashionable world around her She doesn t wear fancy clothes, go to popular shows, or even talk the way the girls in town do Although her new friends consider her quaint and countrified , Polly clings to her simple clothes and plain manners, and in time wins the hearts of the entire Shaw family But even a country girl can be tempted by the flirtations, excitement, and intrigues of the city Can an old fashioned girl remain true to her principles and still find work, happiness, and love in a thoroughly modern city
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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.

    791 Comments

    1. Onvan An Old Fashioned Girl Nevisande Louisa May Alcott ISBN 1406501069 ISBN13 9781406501063 Dar 288 Safhe Saal e Chap 1869


    2. I m one of the biggest fans of Louisa May Alcott after reading her Little Women when I was in high school It was an amazing book that every girls and boys would love and cherish until end and it was one of the greatest classics that I read since I started reading This time,Louisa May Alcott turned the old pages of this book into a magnificent old fashioned story Real and fluent in a way that every reader will appreciate the old ways and life of Polly Milton.Me, myself is an old fashioned I lived [...]


    3. Holy sermonizing, Batman This isn t just an old fashioned story, it s an old fashioned way to tell a story heavy handed preachiness in which dear little Polly, daughter of a poor minister, inspires morality among wealthy Bostonians, pleases her elders with her goodness and simplicity, and spreads joy to everyone in her path As subtle as a tornado.If you can get past the preaching, the story has its charms It shares some sweet elements with Little Women a spirited American girl grows up poor but [...]


    4. I could never quite stomach Little Women, as a child or adult, but An Old Fashioned Girl has all the positives of LW with less sentimentality, a proper romance with the right person, and social commentary I found much powerful and direct than LW s I loved it when I was young, reread it many times, and loved reading it to the girls.Then when I was doing my second time round studying, and we read Portrait of a Lady, I had a Moment of profound significance Okay, neither profound nor really signifi [...]


    5. youtube watch v 0CN3wDescription Tells the story of Polly, the old fashioned girl, her friendship with the wealthy Shaws of Boston and the lessons she learns about happiness and riches.


    6. I read Little Women a long time ago and loved that book Ok, I was much younger then However, I cannot help but being disappointed by An Old Fahsioned Girl The story is very sweet but marred by the narrator s preachy comments They intrude on the story so much.I could not help smiling at times at some of them Plus ca change Blaming the youth for their apparent lack of purpose and superficiality etc Glad to know that our well meaning set have been at it for than a century now PLooking at the date [...]


    7. Polly Milton is a fourteen year old country girl raised on old fashioned values and invited to Boston for an extended stay with her friend, Fanny Shaw Quite the unlikely friendship since Fanny, despite being only two years older, is no longer just a girl, not poor, and not old fashioned Little does Polly know the breakers which lie ahead flounces and frizzles and the height of fashion, girls who consider flirtation the true purpose of schooling, and one particularly beastly red headed boy who in [...]


    8. This book left me with such a happy feeling as a kid and I know I would still love this book when I read it again It s like watching The Sound of Music , you want to find comfort in it when the world dissapoints you, because you will be reminded that no matter what, being sincere and true to yourself will pay and surely will get the boy the man you fall for Of course when you went to high school, you might learn another thing, that inner beauty didn t always prevail, thanks to the boys hormones [...]


    9. I love this book I ve read it once before, several years ago, but I didn t remember much of it and it was fun to go through it again especially now that I appreciate all the lessons tucked into Old Fashioned Girl Polly Milton rather reminded me of Pollyanna in a way she comes to the city to visit her best friend Fanny Shaw and brings the sunshine with her to a rich but struggling household She is a blessing to those around her, and her old fashioned ways turn out to be the best as Polly influenc [...]


    10. This will forever be one of my favorite books tying with The Scarlet Pimpernel I love and relate to Polly so, so much and I think her plight of having to remain secure in who she is, is something girls of today can still relate to None of the characters are perfect, but their interactions and desire to be better makes the book very compelling as it follows Polly s visits to her very different friend, Fanny s, house It s similar to some of Alcott s other works because of the strong life lessons a [...]


    11. This is one of Louisa May Alcott s lesser known novels, but it is a good one in my opinion it s one of her best I read it back when I was thirteen and I think it really shaped my adolescence I kind of embraced being old fashioned because of this book Polly is so thrifty and I loved the idea of being creative and saving money, especially as a poor teenager It s a good book especially for younger girls, or older ones that like remembering simpler times.


    12. I confess I ve only read Part One a few times, but I must have read Part Two at least a dozen I m not sure I can quite explain why a piece of juvenile fiction that suffers from no pretensions of being a great work of art is one of my absolute favorite books, but it is There is something beautiful to me about the simplicity of the characters, the straightforward and unapologetic morality, and the everyday historical tidbits sprinkled through this book.


    13. When this first started, I wondered why I loved this book so much years ago I always saw this title and thought, I LOVE that book although I couldn t remember a thing about it Polly didn t seem very endearing in her young years, but the chapter where six years have passed, I begin to enjoy her merits much And yes, she became very endearing.What a sweet tale, with a lovely, classic style of writing I ve always loved Louisa May Alcott s way of describing things, and she brought this story to life [...]


    14. I m sorry I really am, because so many of my friends rated this with fondness and good memories Maybe this book would have meant to me had I grown up with it Maybe I should have been patient while reading it It is a truth universally acknowledge that I am an impatient reader and that I sometimes skip long paragraphs just for the fun of it Nope This book was Meh to me I thought it was annoying, even, and just dreadfully by lack of better wordring.And I really am sorry that this is my opinion of [...]


    15. Ah, I love this book For some reason the first time I go sledding each winter it makes me think of that two page sledding scene not Jack and Jill for some obscure reason and I read it all over again My only real complaint is that Polly is pretty nearly perfect and the last chapter devolves into utter sap though Alcott apologizes very prettily for it first Just good.March 2017 I think that this is the worst of Alcott s books as far as the technical aspects go, but I still really enjoy reading it. [...]


    16. Rese ado en mi blog Nanny BooksEste tipo de libros me encantan Recuerdo que la lectura de Mujercitas fue muy especial para m , adoraba a Teddy y Jo era mi favorita Habr le do esa novela unas siete veces a lo largo de mi preadolescencia, hasta que prest el libro a una amiga y nunca me lo devolvi Hace unos a os me lo compr de nuevo, pero en otra edici n lo que me doli mucho Cuando vi a Una chica a la antigua reeditado, no pude evitar quererlo inmediatamente Son novelas diferentes y parecidas al mi [...]


    17. Do you ever feel like you are tied up in our times Worrying too much about cell phones, fashions, and the latest whatevers This book can set you straight It gives you a peace of mind and fills you with simple pleasures The stories main character, Polly, we meet at the age of 14 She has come to stay with rich friends for a while THey do everything so differently from she The family has two daughters One that is two years older than Polly called Fan, who cares for fashion, balls, and beaus The aut [...]


    18. I have been slowly making my way through this novel for a while True, this book isn t as strong as her other stories, I always love Alcott In our world, differences between men and women or discouraged One of the things I love about Alcott s stories is good girls were homemakers and did womanly things, but it didn t make her girls weak.This was such a sweet, simple story.


    19. Written the year after Little Women, and it shows I had never read this book until now thank you Gutenberg and I see I haven t missed much It seems to be a recycling of themes from LW, in particular Meg s visit to the wealthy Gardiners and her experiences at their balls and parties, as a poor relation though unrelated We also find themes that will come into their own in Rose in Bloom the strong minded women who are still little womanly enough to find their real fulfillment, not in their art or i [...]


    20. This was a pleasant surprise Alcott s writing is still pretty 19th century sentimental to the modern reader, but you get used to it after a bit I think the main reason her books including this one have stood the test of time, despite their archaic style, is that her characters are so lovably imperfect Watching them strive for moral improvement may be arduous for some, but is inspiring and relatable for me and many other readers Alcott s sense of humor is delightfully homespun and unlike other se [...]



    21. Ok, it was slightly better than Little Women, maybe because there were fewer of them to be relentlessly testing my gag reflex with their moralizing and aspirations to goodness My second star comes from a whole two pages, a scene that almost doesn t fit with the rest of the book, where LMA gives a glimpse into her changing time, and the future Becky is sculpting a woman bigger, lovelier, and imposing than any other women of the day One set of Polly s friends are artists and writers with ambition [...]


    22. Romanzo molto tenero e dolce, ma soprattutto con un messaggio profondo, importante ed estremamente attuale che potrebbe sembrare scontato ma che, in realt , tanto scontato non La felicit non va ricercata nelle cose materiali che sono caduche ma nell a per le piccole cose, nella famiglia, nell amicizia.Un romanzo che dovrebbero leggeri tutti, soprattutto i giovani ma anche noi adulti perch tutti avremmo bisogno di riscoprire i veri valori.


    23. This is exactly the style of writing that I grew up reading and the kind of book that I love I am not sure how I missed it previously when in Louisa May Alcott stages, but I had never even heard of it Luckily for me, the librarians had it on display at my library a week or so ago.I appreciated many aspects of this novel Most of what I love is summed up by Alcott herself in the preface If the history of Polly s girlish experiences suggests a hint or insinuates a lesson, I shall feel that, in spit [...]


    24. Polly Milton, a 14 years old girl from the country, goes to live with her significantly wealthier aunt, uncle, and two cousins in the city In the first half of the novel, the saintly Polly imparts morals on her two somewhat spoiled cousins Tom and his younger sister Fanny are basically good kids who have been overindulged by their parents and are now en route to becoming full fledged brats Polly, with her gently delivered lessons, saves them from this fate The second half, published separately, [...]


    25. An absolute delight.Another book by Louisa May Alcott, which showcase strong morals for young girls, similar to and closely rivaling even Little Women in my humble opinion for quality What an impact a quaint book like this can bring.It s an emotional one, for sure Polly Milton endures a lot throughout the story, and the reader endures it to right alongside her In my heart, I truly felt for our young heroine at many climactic points I guess I must be a little old fashioned myself, and would like [...]


    26. E il primo vero romanzo che ho letto, e gli sono affezionatissima Questa stata per me la terza o la quarta lettura, non ricordo, ma la prima fatta da adulta , e volevo farla da tantissimo tempo Da piccola ho amato davvero molto questo romanzo, molto pi di Piccole Donne, e ricordo mi aveva commosso moltissimo Per non credevo proprio che avrebbe potuto commuovermi ancora cos tanto anche adesso Invece la lettura mi ha catturata come fece la prima volta a dieci anni Non c niente da fare, Polly ti co [...]


    27. Since graduating from university in June of 2013 I ve read all of six classics SIX I m a little ashamed of this I discovered so many fantastic authors while studying for my English degree, and I was determined that I would read of their books once I graduated, but this really hasn t happened Having a baby hasn t exactly helped my ability to read classics or non fiction, for that matter I get distracted so easily now Baby Brain is a real thing, guys This is actually the first classic I ve read s [...]


    28. Re reading September 2016Nov 2013 ALouisa May Alcott classic and deservedly so Many reviewers warned of the disconnect between the first and second section The first portion of the book was originally written in serial and the second portion was the conclusion of the story making it printable as a book Some reviewers complained that the break of six years between the two sections was awkward I do not agree with that concern While I agree that the two sections do read differently from each other, [...]


    29. I thoroughly enjoyed re reading this book It s so interesting to experience a story as told in 1868 The pace is slow, the focus is on revealing the characters of the people in the book The story is a bit preachy and the vocabulary far beyond the American norm in 2012 But it is not harmful to actually use a dictionary as I had to do with philopena C mon, you know you don t know that word go ahead and look it up What was most interesting to me was to see the culture of 1868 where women visited one [...]


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