jeudi 17 juin 2010

Louisa May Alcott, LITTLE WOMEN, Bantam Classic, New York, 2007 [1871]

"An old maid, that's what I'm to be. A literary spinster, with a pen for a spouse, a family of stories for children, and twenty years hence a morsel of fame, perhaps; when, like poor Jonhson, I'm old, and can't enjoy it, solitary, and can't share it, independent, and don't need it. Well, I needn't be a sour saint nor a selfish sinner, and, I dare say, old maids are very comfortable when they get used to it, but -" And there Jo sighed, as if the prospect was not inviting.
(p. 474)

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