By Louisa May Alcott,John Matteson
The Pulitzer Prize–winning biographer of Louisa may possibly Alcott illuminates the realm of Little Women and its author.
Since its e-book in 1868–69, Little Women, probably America’s such a lot loved children’s vintage, has been passed down from mom to daughter for generations. it's been translated into greater than fifty languages and encouraged six movies, 4 tv indicates, a Broadway musical, an opera, and an internet sequence. This lavish, four-color variation good points over 220 curated illustrations, together with stills from the flicks, wonderful paintings by means of Norman Rockwell, and iconic illustrations via children’s-book illustrators Alice Barber Stevens, Frank T. Merrill, and Jessie Wilcox Smith.
Renowned Alcott student John Matteson brings his services to the e-book, to the March kinfolk it creates, and to the Alcott relatives who encouraged all of it. via various photos taken within the Alcott kin domestic expressly for this edition—elder daughter Anna’s marriage ceremony gown, the Alcott sisters’ theater costumes, sister May’s artwork, and Abba Alcott’s recipe book—readers detect the extreme hyperlinks among the true and the fictitious family.
Matteson’s annotations evoke the once-used gadgets and tradition of yet still-relevant time, from the horse-drawn carriages to the paintings Alcott rigorously put in her tale to references to folks little recognized this present day. His really good introductory essays study Little Women’s pivotal position in children’s literature and inform the tale of Alcott herself—a story every piece as attractive as her fiction.
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