Rare inside look at Louisa May Alcott’s edits on the frontispiece illustration for part 2 of Little Women

From the Firestone Library of Princeton University comes this fascinating and brief look inside the process of putting together the Second Part of Little Women for initial publication. This article shows the original frontispiece illustrated by Hammatt Billings (showing Amy and Laurie in Europe) and Louisa's comments scribbled in the margins. Then we get to …

Introducing beautiful new British editions of Louisa May Alcott classics

Hesperus Press, an independent London-based publisher is reissuing the most beloved of Louisa May Alcott's works on June 27th  with beautiful new covers: These would make a wonderful addition to any Little Women collection. Visit http://www.hesperuspress.com for more information; you can follow @hesperuspress on Twitter. Are you passionate about Louisa May Alcott too? Subscribe to …

Check out this beautiful British volume of Little Women

A reader was inquiring about this edition of Little Women as it has no date. Perhaps one of you has seen this edition and can comment about it. It would appear that it is not the first British edition to come out because it mentions that Louisa is the author of Good Wives, which was …

Three years later . . .

The first three chapters of Little Women, Part Two (aka Good Wives) certainly didn't disappoint! I loved how the first chapter (Chapter 24, Gossip) brought me up to date on all the major characters - it was like hanging around the water cooler at work finding out what happened on my favorite TV show last …