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Little Women on Their Own

Little Women on Their Own

Language English
Contributor(s) Professor Jane Nardin
Binding Paperback
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Reunited after the Indian Mutiny of 1857, the four May girls are restless. Catherine goes to work as a governess on a remote tea plantation, where she discovers that her employer has murdered an Indian worker. Timid Fanny comes out of her shell to play a star role in the sensational trial that follows. Meanwhile, Jane and Elizabeth travel to England, where they must resist the Victorian belief that motherhood is every woman's destiny, without giving up on love. This hilarious and exciting sequel to the acclaimed Little Women in India sees the sisters balancing the claims of romance, ambition, and conscience... in an unjust world. Praise for Little Women in India: "A fun, fast-paced read for fans of 19th-century female writers." Anne Christenson, Milwaukee Magazine "Exciting and exotic, this very different version features four girls, who all resemble Alcott's heroines, but they're cleverly re-imagined for today's readers. . . . I enjoyed Little Women in India immensely." - Lisa Sanderson, Book Addiction It raises moral questions yet doesn't just spell out the answers for the reader, which is refreshing... very imaginative and well-researched." - Lost in Books "[An] easy-to-read piece of light historical fiction." - Linda Frederiksen, Portland Book Review "Nardin draws upon Jane Austen's works to instill in her characters a touch of sense and sensibility. The novel can be enjoyed as a standalone book, but readers familiar with Alcott and Austen will appreciate the story's intertextual dimension." ?- Focus on Women Magazine

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  • New Dawn Publishers Ltd
Product Details
Language English
Publication Date January 6, 2014
Publisher New Dawn Publishers Ltd
Contributor(s) Professor Jane Nardin
Binding Paperback
Page Count 256
ISBN 10 1908462132
ISBN 13 9781908462138
Dimensions and Weight
Product Weight 327 grams
Product Dimensions 14 cm x 1.5 cm x 21.6 cm
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    Book Review: Little Women On Their Own by Jane Nardin: Exploration of Inner Strength of Woman

    Little Women On Their Own by Jane Nardin is the sequence of Little Women In India and is as interesting as the earlier part. The story is about four sisters and their life journey. The title caption of this book says “Books are made out of other books” and I agree to it. In my opinion, each individual is no less than a compilation of many books. Jane Nardin has an excellent style of writing a story. The way she keeps continuity and crispness of the story intact, shows an in-depth analysis and ground work done before publishing her book. It also reflects the deep study of culture and geographies of the place she has taken into account in her book. The characterization and story flow also shows author’s closeness in studying life and its instances.

    The hooking story keeps you engaged throughout. Catherine, one of the four sisters in the story of Little Women On Their Own by Jane Nardin, is a writer who observes life and the people around her quite closely. Lizzie or Elizabeth is passionate painter and likes to explore newer things in her journey as a painter. Jane, the third sister, is marrying James who is a professor of Languages in Maryland College, Oxford. The four girls of May family have close-knitted family values. Catherine decides to join as a governess in a remote place of East India’s Guwahati to take care of a child of the family having tea plantations and a large volume of workers. One of the worker gets beaten up to death by the owner of tea plantation and Catherine takes it as her personal challenge to get justice for the widower of that worker.

    Jane and Elizabeth, who decided to travel to England, decide to reverse the general mindset there that a married woman has least rights and maximum responsibilities to the extent of a servant in the family. The man of family, might or might not love his wife, but has all rights to make her pregnant even without her will of with no love between the two. Overall, all the four sisters, raise their voice against the shortfalls being carried out in the society thereby creating an imbalance between the poor and rich, powerful and weak, big and small and so on. Little Women On Their Own by Jane Nardin is an excellent read. It talks about the inner strength of a woman.
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