The Annotated Little Women

Author: Louisa May Alcott

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393248828

Category: Fiction

Page: 668

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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.

The Annotated Secret Garden

Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393060294

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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A ten-year-old orphan comes to live in a lonely house on the Yorkshire moors where she discovers an invalid cousin and the mysteries of a locked garden, in a volume that is complemented by annotations and illustrations.

Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy: The Story of Little Women and Why It Still Matters

Author: Anne Boyd Rioux

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393254747

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 352

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On its 150th anniversary, discover the story of the beloved classic that has captured the imaginations of generations. Soon after publication on September 30, 1868, Little Women became an enormous bestseller and one of America’s favorite novels. Its popularity quickly spread throughout the world, and the book has become an international classic. When Anne Boyd Rioux read the novel in her twenties, she had a powerful reaction to the story. Through teaching the book, she has seen the same effect on many others. In Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy, Rioux recounts how Louisa May Alcott came to write Little Women, drawing inspiration for it from her own life. Rioux also examines why this tale of family and community ties, set while the Civil War tore America apart, has resonated through later wars, the Depression, and times of changing opportunities for women. Alcott’s novel has moved generations of women, many of them writers: Simone de Beauvoir, J. K. Rowling, bell hooks, Cynthia Ozick, Jane Smiley, Margo Jefferson, and Ursula K. Le Guin were inspired by Little Women, particularly its portrait of the iconoclastic young writer, Jo. Many have felt, as Anna Quindlen has declared, “Little Women changed my life.” Today, Rioux sees the novel’s beating heart in Alcott’s portrayal of family resilience and her honest look at the struggles of girls growing into women. In gauging its current status, Rioux shows why Little Women remains a book with such power that people carry its characters and spirit throughout their lives.

Peter Pan (Peter and Wendy)

Author: J. M. Barrie

Publisher: First Avenue Editions

ISBN: 1467792888

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 178

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Peter Pan is a mischievous boy who decided he would never grow up. When he convinces Wendy Darling and her brothers to fly away with him, they travel to the island of Neverland in an enchanted world where adventures await around every corner. But when nefarious pirate Captain Hook captures Wendy and the boys, will Peter and the fairy Tinker Bell be able to save them? First published in 1911 with illustrations by F. D. Bedford, this is an unabridged version of Scottish author and playwright J. M. Barrie's iconic fantasy for children—and children at heart.

The Annotated Lolita

Author: Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0679727299

Category: Fiction

Page: 457

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The textural discussion accompanying this novel examines the thematic and technical elements which make it a literary classic

The Annotated Brothers Grimm

Author: Jacob Grimm,Wilhelm Grimm,Maria Tatar

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393058482

Category: Social Science

Page: 462

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Presents new translations of forty fairy tale classics in a volume that includes previously omitted tales and is complemented by hundreds of annotations that explore the historical origins, cultural complexities, and psychological effects of the stories.

The Annotated Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol in Prose

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393051582

Category: Fiction

Page: 266

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Presents the original text of "A Christmas Carol" along with annotations, illustrations, and information about the work.

The Annotated Peter Pan (The Centennial Edition) (The Annotated Books)

Author: J. M. Barrie

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 039324881X

Category: Fiction

Page: 504

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"Peter Pan is a great and refining and uplifting benefaction to this sordid and money-mad age."—Mark Twain One hundred years after J. M. Barrie published the novel Peter and Wendy, Maria Tatar revisits a story that, like Alice in Wonderland, bridges the generations, animating both adults and children with its kinetic energy. The adventures of the Darling children with Peter Pan and Tinkerbell in Neverland are the seminal tale of escape and fantasy. Inspired by Barrie's real-life adventures with the five Llewelyn Davies boys he adopted, the story of Peter Pan has a deep and controversial history of its own that comes alive in Tatar's new edition. This brilliantly designed volume—with period photographs, full-color images by iconic illustrators, commentary on stage and screen versions, and an array of supplementary material, including Barrie's screenplay for a silent film—will draw readers into worlds of incandescent beauty, flooding them with the radiance of childhood wonder and the poignancy of what we lose when we grow up.

The Annotated Big Sleep

Author: Raymond Chandler

Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard

ISBN: 080416889X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 480

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The first fully annotated edition of Raymond Chandler’s 1939 classic The Big Sleep features hundreds of illuminating notes and images alongside the full text of the novel and is an essential addition to any crime fiction fan’s library. A masterpiece of noir, Raymond Chandler's The Big Sleep helped to define a genre. Today it remains one of the most celebrated and stylish novels of the twentieth century. This comprehensive, annotated edition offers a fascinating look behind the scenes of the novel, bringing the gritty and seductive world of Chandler's iconic private eye Philip Marlowe to life. The Annotated Big Sleep solidifies the novel’s position as one of the great works of American fiction and will surprise and enthrall Chandler’s biggest fans. Including: -Personal letters and source texts -The historical context of Chandler’s Los Angeles, including maps and images -Film stills and art from the early pulps -An analysis of class, gender, sexuality, and ethnicity in the novel

The Annotated Uncle Tom's Cabin

Author: Harriet Beecher Stowe,Professor Harriet Beecher Stowe

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393059465

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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An interpretation of the American classic refutes statements about the work's dehumanizing qualities as cited by James Baldwin in 1955, explaining how it served to raise period awareness about slavery and abolitionism and continues to provide insight into modern race relations and other social issues. 30,000 first printing.

Eden's Outcasts: The Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Father

Author: John Matteson

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393077578

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 512

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"An amazing story [told] with clarity and intelligence ... colorful and insightful."—Martin Rubin, Los Angeles Times Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Biography Louisa May Alcott is known universally. Yet during Louisa's youth, the famous Alcott was her father, Bronson—an eminent teacher and a friend of Emerson and Thoreau. He desired perfection, for the world and from his family. Louisa challenged him with her mercurial moods and yearnings for money and fame. The other prize she deeply coveted—her father's understanding—seemed hardest to win. This story of Bronson and Louisa's tense yet loving relationship adds dimensions to Louisa's life, her work, and the relationships of fathers and daughters.

Little Women

HB Puffin Cloth Classic

Author: Louisa May Alcott

Publisher: Puffin

ISBN: 9780141379012

Category:

Page: 400

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The Annotated Anne of Green Gables

Author: L. M. Montgomery,Margaret Anne Doody,Mary Doody Jones,Wendy Elizabeth Barry

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195104288

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

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This edition of the classic novel about the Prince Edward Island orphan contains critical material on the work itself and its author, as well as essays, poems, and songs.

The Annotated Poe

Author: Edgar Allan Poe

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674055292

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 410

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Presents a selection of Poe's tales and poems with in-depth marginal notes elucidating his sources, obscure words and passages, and literary, biographical, and historical allusions.

Music in The Girl's Own Paper: An Annotated Catalogue, 1880–1910

Author: Judith Barger

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315534916

Category: Music

Page: 362

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Nineteenth-century British periodicals for girls and women offer a wealth of material to understand how girls and women fit into their social and cultural worlds, of which music making was an important part. The Girl's Own Paper, first published in 1880, stands out because of its rich musical content. Keeping practical usefulness as a research tool and as a guide to further reading in mind, Judith Barger has catalogued the musical content found in the weekly and later monthly issues during the magazine's first thirty years, in music scores, instalments of serialized fiction about musicians, music-related nonfiction, poetry with a musical title or theme, illustrations depicting music making and replies to musical correspondents. The book's introductory chapter reveals how content in The Girl's Own Paper changed over time to reflect a shift in women's music making from a female accomplishment to an increasingly professional role within the discipline, using 'the piano girl' as a case study. A comparison with musical content found in The Boy's Own Paper over the same time span offers additional insight into musical content chosen for the girls' magazine. A user's guide precedes the chronological annotated catalogue; the indexes that follow reveal the magazine's diversity of approach to the subject of music.

Little Women

An Annotated Edition

Author: Louisa May Alcott

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674059719

Category: Fiction

Page: 614

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Chronicles the joys and sorrows of the four March sisters as they grow into young ladies in nineteenth-century New England, in an annotated edition that looks at the work in biographical, social, and historical contexts.

The Annotated Hans Christian Andersen

Author: Hans Christian Andersen

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393060812

Category: Fiction

Page: 449

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An annotated volume of the great Danish storyteller complements favorite classics with such lesser-known and mature works as "The Shadow" and "Story of a Mother," in a collection that offers insight into Andersen's literary range and influence. 30,000 first printing.

Pioneer Girl

The Annotated Autobiography

Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder

Publisher: South Dakota State Historical Society

ISBN: 9780984504176

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

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Laura Ingalls Wilder's unedited, and unpublished, draft of her autobiography that was written for an adult audience and eventually served as the foundation for her popular Little House on the Prairie series includes not-safe-for-children tales that feature stark scenes of domestic abuse, love triangles gone awry and a man who lit himself on fire while drunk off whiskey.

The Lives of Margaret Fuller: A Biography

Author: John Matteson

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393068056

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 510

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A Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer describes the life of the great 19th-century feminist who was a leading figure in the transcendentalist movement, a columnist for Horace Greeley's newspaper and served as the first foreign correspondent for an American newspaper. 20,000 first printing.