What makes Little Women a great American novel?

“Don’t laugh at the spinsters, dear girls, for often very tender, tragic romances are hidden away in the hearts that beat so quietly under the sober gowns, and many silent sacrifices of youth, health, ambition, love itself, make the faded faces beautiful in God’s sight. Even the sad, sour sisters should be kindly dealt with, because they have missed the sweetest part of life, if for no other reason.”

Little Women reinforces the ideas of “individuality” and “female vocation” frequently throughout—what role do these ideas play in the book? Who influenced Alcott’s writings, and who did her writings influence? What makes Little Women a great American novel?

Join the NAS on April 26th at 2pm ET to find out!

The speakers for this webinar will be announced closer to the date of the event.