Work: A Story of Experience

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Published: 1901
Language: English
Wordcount: 119,466 / 332 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 57.5
LoC Category: PS
Audiobook: librivox.org
Downloads: 1,616
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Origin: gutenberg.org
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o the night sat thinking tenderly of the past, bravely of the present, hopefully of the future. Twenty-one to-morrow, and her inheritance a head, a heart, a pair of hands; also the dower of most New England girls, intelligence, courage, and common sense, many practical gifts, and, hidden under the reserve that soon melts in a genial atmosphere, much romance and enthusiasm, and the spirit which can rise to heroism when the great moment comes.

Christie was one of that large class of women who, moderately endowed with talents, earnest and true-hearted, are driven by necessity, temperament, or principle out into the world to find support, happiness, and homes for themselves. Many turn back discouraged; more accept shadow for substance, and discover their mistake too late; the weakest lose their purpose and themselves; but the strongest struggle on, and, after danger and defeat, earn at last the best success this world can give us, the possession of a brave and cheerful spirit, rich in self-knowledge, self-

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Average Rating of 5 from 2 reviews: *****
2012.05.04
Donna H
*****

This novel was far ahead of it's time.
The story begins over a decade before the Civil War begins. In a time when most young women waited at home for Mr. Right to appear, the orphaned Christie goes out to earn a living. Among other jobs, she tries acting, working as a maid & governess, & sewing.
This book is a window into how Victorians looked at single women, insanity, & "fallen" women.
This is my favorite Alcott book & one you should read.

2007.08.27
Maddie
*****

I absolutely loved this book. It spans 19 years of Christie's life as she goes through many of lifes experiences and grows as a woman. It had a sweet love story and I cried at the end. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a memorable story. It's a great book.


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