Jo’s Boys

Jo’s Boys, and How They Turned Out: A Sequel to “Little Men” is a novel by American author Louisa May Alcott, first published in 1886. The novel is the final book in the unofficial Little Women Trilogy. In it, Jo’s “children,” now grown, are caught up in real world troubles. It is also the only Alcott novel that has not had a movie adaption. The book mostly follows the lives of Plumfield boys who were introduced in Little Men, particularly Tommy, Emil, Demi, Nat, Dan, and Professor Bhaer and Jo’s sons Rob and Teddy, although the others make frequent appearances as well. It takes place ten years after Little Men. Dolly and George are college students dealing with the temptations of snobbery, arrogance, self-indulgence and vanity. Tommy becomes a medical student to impress childhood sweetheart Nan, but after “accidentally” falling in love with and proposing to Dora, he joins his family business.