By the time of the Alcott sisters' sojourn, Louisa's Little Women was already an international success, and her most recent work, An Old-Fashioned Girl, was selling briskly. Louisa was now a grand literary lioness on tour. She would compose Little Men while in Europe, and her European letters would form the basis of her travel book Shawl Straps. If Louisa's letters reveal a writer's eye, then May's demonstrate an eye for color, detail, and composition. Although May had prior art training in Boston, she came into her own only during her studies with European masters. When at a loss for words, she took her drawing pen in hand.
These letters of two important American artists, one literary, the other visual, tell a vibrant story at the crossroads of European and American history and culture.
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Number of pages: 376
Weight: 333 g
Dimensions: 229 x 178 mm
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