[DWJ] DWJ website

Stallcup, Jackie E jackie.stallcup at csun.edu
Fri Sep 2 20:17:33 EDT 2016


And there's always the evergreen Little Women, with Jo and Professor Bhaer.  Being a die-hard professor Bhaer fan, I worked out their ages while writing my dissertation on Alcott and found that while everyone portrays him as "OLD" he was only 40, if I remember correctly, when she was 25.  

FORTY IS NOT OLD!!!!

Don't even get me started on this topic--Alcottians can have endless arguments about it...  :) 



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It reminds me of Robin McKinley's Spindle's End, which also has a rather large age gap involving a woman marrying an older man who has been a (grown-up) friend since her early childhood. Maybe you could make your students read that, as well. *wicked grin*


Janet


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Yup--exactly--some of my students just couldn't get past it.

It reminds me of Elsie Dinsmore, who (spoiler alert) ends up marrying her father's best friend.  They explain it thus:  he just grew younger as she grew older.  Awww.   (tiny little snigger).
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