For Little Women (1868), he's sketchy about everything, including why he chose it. It's the shortest column he's done so far. I am disappointed, considering what one could have written about this book and the author. He makes errors about the book, such as confusing the girls' metaphorical playing acting of Pilgrim's Progress with the little books that are the extracted account out of the New Testament of the life of Jesus. One senses he personally did not care for the book. It was a dutiful inclusion that covered the categories of 'Woman author" and "American" in one shot.
|Harriet Beecher Stowe 1852, After Publication of Uncle Tom's Cabin|
Over here, we are unimpressed.