The Annotated LITTLE WOMEN by Louisa May Alcott

Edited and with an introduction and Notes by John Matteson

Hardcover in Dust Jacket. Near Fine Condition. 

(Photos show book in and out of dust jacket). 

Size: 9" x 10.25" x 2"


Brought to life by Pulitzer Prize Winning author and Alcott scholar John Matteson,  we highly recommend this version of LITTLE WOMEN, especially for Alcott fans who may be re-reading the book and would like to take a journey into the nuances and stories behind scenes in the book.  Profusely illustrated with some illustrations from classics versions of LITTLE WOMEN, as well as photographs of real-life objects meaningful in the Alcotts' lives. 


From the publisher: 

The Pulitzer Prize–winning biographer of Louisa May Alcott illuminates the world of Little Women and its author.

Since its publication in 1868–69, Little Women, perhaps America’s most beloved children’s classic, has been handed down from mother to daughter for generations. It has been translated into more than fifty languages and inspired six films, four television shows, a Broadway musical, an opera, and a web series. This lavish, four-color edition features over 220 curated illustrations, including stills from the films, stunning art by Norman Rockwell, and iconic illustrations by children’s-book illustrators Alice Barber Stevens, Frank T. Merrill, and Jessie Wilcox Smith.

Renowned Alcott scholar John Matteson brings his expertise to the book, to the March family it creates, and to the Alcott family who inspired it all. Through numerous photographs taken in the Alcott family home expressly for this edition―elder daughter Anna’s wedding dress, the Alcott sisters’ theater costumes, sister May’s art, and Abba Alcott’s recipe book―readers discover the extraordinary links between the real and the fictional family.

Matteson’s annotations evoke the once-used objects and culture of a distant but still-relevant time, from the horse-drawn carriages to the art Alcott carefully placed in her story to references to persons little known today. His brilliant introductory essays examine Little Women’s pivotal place in children’s literature and tell the story of Alcott herself―a tale every bit as captivating as her fiction.

Full color, 233 illustrations

The Annotated LITTLE WOMEN by Louisa May Alcott

SKU: 1-200