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Little Women

Little Women

By (author) Louisa May Alcott
Illustrated by Clara M. Burd
Introduction by Alice A. Carter


Publishing 18th Oct 2022
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    • An irresistible author-artist pairing: Louisa May Alcott’s beloved story of growing up, with illustrations by Clara Miller Burd’s absorbing illustrations
    • This is the first contemporary edition of Little Women to feature the complete illustrations of Clara Miller Burd, originally executed in 1926
    • New introduction by Alice A. Carter, noted authority on Golden Age illustration
    • Beautifully bound in cloth with gold stamping and a tip-on
    • The perfect gift for all devotees of this perennial classic
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    Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women was a critically acclaimed bestseller upon its publication in 1868. It tells the story of sisters Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March — each a young woman with a distinctive and relatable personality, a rare feature for a children’s novel at the time. The novel continues to resonate with readers as a timeless tale of growing up. This is the first modern edition of Little Women to feature the complete illustrations of Clara Miller Burd, originally executed in 1926. Burd’s brilliant colour plates and detailed drawings bring the world of the March family to life. An introduction by Alice A. Carter, an expert on Golden Age illustration, explores Burd’s life and the work of early 20th-century women illustrators. This new edition, handsomely bound in cloth, will be the perfect gift for all devotees of Little Women.

    About the Author

    Louisa May Alcott (1832–1888) was a beloved author of children’s literature. Clara M. Burd (1873–1933) was a stained-glass designer and illustrator. Her work appeared in numerous magazines and children’s books, including Alcott’s Little Men and Jo’s Boys. Alice A. Carter is professor emeritus of animation and illustration at San Jose State University, and former co-director of education at the Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco. Her illustrations have been exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the country, and her publications include The Art of National Geographic: One Hundred Years of Illustration and Cecilia Beaux: A Modern Painter in the Gilded Age.

    Abbeville Press
    Publish date
    18th Oct 2022
    World excluding USA, Canada, Puerto Rico, Australia and New Zealand
    229 mm x 152 mm
    400 Pages
    12 color
    Name of series
    Abbeville Illustrated Classics
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