When Little Women came to its last chapter Meg was engaged and the other three March sisters, Beth, Jo and Amy, were at the threshold of young-womanhood. Good Wives opens three years later, with Meg and her family happily preparing for her marriage to John Brooke. Tomboyish Jo’s curly crop is lengthening into long coils, and she is learning to carry herself with ease, if not quite with grace. Beth has grown slender, pale, and more quiet than ever, with beautiful eyes brimming with kindness. And Amy, the flower of the family, at sixteen already has the air and bearing of a full-grown woman, and exerts an indescribable charm, especially on young men. Good Wives is the sequel to Louisa May Alcott’s beloved work, Little Women.
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