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An Old-Fashioned Girl

An Old-Fashioned Girl by Louisa May Alcott

"An Old-Fashioned Girl" by Louisa May Alcott is a charming and heartwarming story that follows the experiences of a young girl named Polly as she navigates the challenges of growing up in a rapidly changing world. The novel beautifully captures the essence of the Victorian era, with its focus on manners, morality, and family values.

Alcott does a fantastic job of creating relatable and endearing characters that readers will quickly become attached to. Polly, in particular, is a strong and independent protagonist who embodies the virtues of honesty, hard work, and kindness. Her interactions with the various characters in the story are both entertaining and enlightening, providing valuable lessons on friendship, love, and the importance of staying true to oneself.

One of the standout qualities of "An Old-Fashioned Girl" is Alcott's timeless writing style, which effortlessly transports readers back in time to a simpler and more innocent era. Her vivid descriptions of the bustling streets of Boston and the cozy domestic scenes within the Shaw household paint a vivid picture of life in the 19th century.

Overall, "An Old-Fashioned Girl" is a delightful read that will appeal to readers of all ages. With its uplifting message of love, loyalty, and the power of friendship, this classic novel is sure to leave a lasting impression on anyone who picks it up. Highly recommended for fans of classic literature and heartwarming stories.

Book Description:

Polly Milton, a 14-year-old country girl, visits her friend Fanny Shaw and her wealthy family in the city for the first time. Poor Polly is overwhelmed by the splendor at the Shaws’ and their urbanized, fashionable lifestyles, fancy clothes and some other habits she considers weird and, mostly, unlikable. However, Polly’s warmth, support and kindness eventually win her the hearts of all the family members. Six years later, Polly comes back to the city to become a music teacher.

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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 5 reviews)

Reviewer: - October 15, 2020
Subject: An Old Fashioned Girl
This book is very well written!! I love it.
Reviewer: - August 9, 2015
Subject: Old Fashioned Girl
Great reader/storyteller! My daughter had this on her reading list for school. This audio version really helped me know the story too since I didn't have time to sit down and read it.
Reviewer: - May 1, 2014
I love this book
Reviewer: - May 31, 2013
Ah, lovely. This is a wonderful book and the reader made this wonderful story come to life even more.
Reviewer: - November 13, 2012
I've loved this book for many years and its so hard to find in print nowadays. Thus, I was excited to find this audio book and the reader really did an excellent job. She is very professional and should do more!

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