Title: Work: A Story of Experience
Author: Louisa May Alcott
Genre: Literature - Classics
Source: Project Gutenberg
I was looking for some ebooks to read on my Clie, and found this. The title is very catchy (for me, at least), and as a working woman myself, I think it's good to know what kind of of work experience Alcott conveyed through this book. It is very interesting to know that the challenges are somehow similar, although the required skills - sewing, babysitting, cooking and such- and also the positions available to women at that time - governess, servant, companion, seamstress - would not be as critical and crucial nowadays.
Christie, the main character in this story, is actually a very interesting one, although towards the end of the book, Christie is somehow portrayed as a too-good-to-be-true kind of girl.
It is also exciting how Alcott fabricated the whole thing, a balanced mixture of adventure and drama.
Somehow I can relate to Christie in her younger years, with her high level enthusiasm and adventurous approach to her life, and caring for others as well. Her determination made her what she is, and she's a very lucky girl indeed to experience all those - she led the kind of life that make you think: yeah, this person has lived to the fullest. Fina Junaida # 2:02 PM