I read my mom's old copy of the book when I was a little girl and later watched the movie. But my book has a different ending than the movie. I'm so confused. Did the original book end earlier (before Beth died and Jo said no to Laurie) ?
Little Women was originally published as two books: Little Women and Good Wives. In some places it is still published this way, but in most modern US copies of the book they combine the two, usually labelling them parts one and two. Little Women, the first book ends just after John Brooke proposes to Meg. Good Wives picks up a few years later presumably when he has earned himself enough to support Meg as promised.
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