Literary Journey via Literary References in Little Women: Plays, Periodicals, and Miscellaneous Writings

I cannot vouch for these works; I just thought a list would be fun to compile of these references. I’ve made bold the titles I’ve read.

How many have you read?

Mary Stuart by Schiller
Merchant of Venice
Midsummer Night’s Dream
The Beaux’ Stratagem by George Farquhar
The Rivals by Richard Sheridan

Punch or The London Charivari
The Rambler created by Samuel Johnson

~Belsham’s Essays

~“Discourse of Sallets”
Essay by John Evelyn

~Greek Myths

~“North Wind and the Sun”
Fable from Aesop’s Fables (Little Women also mentioned these more generally)

~“Steadfast Tin Soldier”
Fairytale by Hans Christian Anderson

~“The House that Jack Built”
Nursery rhyme

~The Parent’s Assistant
A collection of children’s stories by Maria Edgeworth

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