Moods Download Moods Author Louisa May Alcott Another Great Book By Louisa May Alcott Moods Is Alcott S First Published Novel 1864 This Book Has These Great Features Dynamic Table Of Contents For Easy Navigation In Book Original Illustrations That Perfectly Sized For Kindle Devices Quotes Section Low Price

  • 4.1
  • 594
  • English
  • 24 March 2018
  • Kindle Edition
  • 257 pages
  • Moods
  • Louisa May Alcott

10 thoughts on “Moods

  1. Teresa says:

    Edited March 8, 2018 see below Before Alcott s publisher would print this, her first serious novel for adults, written before her famous works for children, he had her cut it in half Alcott regretted this and years later when she received back her copyright, before republishing it herself, she rewrote it, reinserting some of the left out chapters, cutting the beginning and changing the ending The first published version is what I ve read.While the melodrama of some of the scenes, especially the beginning and the end, may be off putting and the characters mere mouthpieces for Alcott s themes, I found it well written And those themes are what I found the most intriguing, especially the idea of unmatched pairs and the long train of evils arising from marriages made from impulse, and not principle There is also a theoretical discussion among the characters about divorce, a daring topic for the time.As with Bronte s Jane Eyre and Lucy Snowe, Alcott s 17 year old Sylvia Yule her pastoral name fits another theme desires a friend much than s...

  2. Julie says:

    This is my second reading of this book and I admit to liking it even now than I did a handful of years ago.On the surface, it seems a positively glib little novel about love and marriage and the good and bad choices that one silly young woman makes Rather, we have here a careful consideration of the roles assigned to women in the 19th century, and the price that women paid for either walking the line, or deviating from it In either case, the choices were constricting for women, because true freedom of choice was a sad misnomer.The prose is simple and unembellished the story is straightforward and uncomplicated Yet, by the time you ve finished it you find you ve had an exhaustive survey course in 19th American philosophy with someone who could best Emerson at his most abstruse A delightful little irony to consider since Emerson regarded Louisa with benign disdain for her accomplishments i.e she did OK for a woman , ...

  3. Margaret says:

    Moods was Alcott s first published novel, originally published in 1864, then heavily revised and reissued in 1882 This edition is of the 1864 edition, with appendices including the 1882 revisions, which is fascinating as far as seeing what Alcott changed Her story of a wo...

  4. Mia says:

    Louisa May Alcott s first novel Heroine, young Sylvia, a moody teenage girl of 19th century needs to learn life lessons and choose between two men who love her What is that truly matter people or principles Should or should not an eagle and a little wood bird mate f...

  5. Marcia says:

    Moods is an emotionally moving book dealing with adult issues It was painful, knowing as an observer that mistakes were being made by the characters I initially was rooting for Sylvia and Geoffrey Moor, but before too long I was thinking that Sylvia should be with Adam Warwick after all This was a classic love triangle where no one was evil.So you re wondering why only two stars I really hated the last two chapters I almost stopped reading, but si...

  6. Jamie says:

    3.5 Stars I had a really hard time deciding how to rate this book On one hand, I didn t fall in love with the story, many of the characters were not very likable, and they were pretty underdeveloped I also did not care for the ending whatsoever So, I was leaning towards 2.5 stars I wish Goodreads had a half star Alcott s publisher wanted this book trimmed down Alcott herself loved this book and considered it her baby 18 years later she revised it and made a handful of changes including the ending The newer ending is so much better and wraps the story up so well Because of...

  7. Elizabeth says:

    This is so unlike Louisa May s other books I am so glad I read this The writing is so compelling and beautiful The story is odd and the characters are a bit annoying, underdeveloped, and laughable but it s a real gem

  8. سـارّه عبدالباسِط says:

    Louisa is the very , very close writer to my heart , my first station of reading 3 but unfortunately the beginning of the novel did not catch my attention so I did not complete it The 2 stars are for Louisa s name on the novel 3

  9. Michelle says:

    Moods is one of Louisa May Alcott s lesser known novels, and one intended for a mature audience than her Little Women fare It was written before her great success with that novel, and later re written over twenty years later with a changed ending that focused less on its heroine s romances, and on her development as an individual Sylvia Yule is the protagonist, a moody, mercurial young woman She falls in love with one man, a man who is strong and upright, a man of principle above all else, Adam Warwick Then, Warwick disappears, and his kind, gentle, loving, poetic friend Geoffrey Moor asks Sylvia to marry him Sylvia delays, but eventually agrees, believing that she was wrong in thinking Warwick loved her in return Warwick does eventually return, and then Sylvia must face her husband and tell him that she loves another, and regrets her impetuous leap into matrimony Moods primarily read as a cautionary tale Alcott s narrator continually refers to Sylvia as a girl, as too young for marriage although marrying around 17 would not have been uncommon, and Sylvia s older sister Prue later speaks on the virtues and benefits of marryi...

  10. Peggy says:

    Having just read Susan Cheever s Louisa May Alcott, I was curious to read this book for the clues to Alcott s feelings and personalty in what is considered an adult romance The story moves along fairly well but, as prosaic as it sounds, I felt Sylvia s problems were related to her immaturity rather than her moods , and the fact that, as she points out, she was always allowed to have her own way Plus her life seemed boring with too much time on her hands and not enough to do young women had so many restrictions on their freedom in that age Cheever s biography also piqued my interest in trying to relate the characters of Adam and Geoffrey to Thoreau and Emerson It did seem as though these were accurate portrayals of Thoreau and Emerson, especially the physical descriptions I would recommend this book to anybody that grew up reading Alcott s books and want to experience her writing style for adults She still tells a good story I do not recommend it for ch...

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