Little Women: Collectible Clothbound Edition (Abbeville Illustrated Classics) (Hardcover)
A new edition of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women, with illustrations by Clara M. Burd—an irresistible author-artist pairing sure to delight all lovers of the classic novel
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 color 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 twentieth-century women illustrators. This new edition, handsomely bound in cloth, will be the perfect gift for all devotees of Little Women.
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.