Re: The irony and humor of LMA (tee hee)
Posted by OliviaAnn on June 06, 1998 at 15:59:56:
In response to The irony and humor of LMA (tee hee), written by Lisa S. on June 05, 1998 at 13:13:24
] And JA, although she had seen less of the world, had seen much more of people's natures, their relationships. Neither JA nor LMA ever married, but the attraction and relationships of JA's novels seemed true, real. Jo's (what was his name?) Professor Baeher seems made-up, stuck on for the obligatory happy ending.
Professor Bhaer was made up; LMA wrote to a friend that Jo really should have remained a spinster, "but out of perversity I went and made a funny match for her." I do agree with what someone else wrote that LMA was a good but not great writer; LMA has never been my favorite author, although I have enjoyed her books. Yet no one has responded to my specific comparisons. did not compare Little Women and Pride and Prejudice, although I do see the point of what Linden said. LMA did not merely write moral stories for youth. Read her sensational story "Behind A Mask" for instance. Her novels Moods (the original one with the sad ending), Work (part 1 especially), and A Modern Mephistolpheles showed that she could write far differently. JA and LMA had distinctly different writing styles and yes, LMA did not have much irony or humor. However, I thought that perhaps LMA read JA, and some resemblances in a few plot elements crept into her writings.
- Isn't Little Women a sort of autobiography? Constanza 11:40:53 6/09/98 (2)
- Jo's marriage Constanza 09:30:28 6/09/98 (0)
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