Who didn’t dream along with Jo and cry over Meg: worry when the girls were struggling with their father’s absence, and want to create plays, newspapers and playtimes like the March girls? Today I have a beautiful AudioBook that tells much about Louisa May Alcott and the relationship she had with her staunchest supporter, her mother, the “Marmee” of Little Women.
One element that always struck me when I read Little Women was the lack, or adjunct roles that the men play in the story. Sure, there is Lorrie, and the oft-absent father, but the sense that the men were little more than window dressing and diversions held with me throughout every reading. For it was Marmee who kept the story moving, the touchstone and steady forward moving element that the girls all looked to for comfort, approval and security. Read more of this post