With a new introduction by Susan Cheever and a new cover showing the logo for the Broadway musical, the book appears on store shelves Nov. 23 from Random House's The Modern Library. The trade paperback will retail for $7.95.
According to Random House, "This Modern Library Paperback Classics edition includes newly written notes that offer more description and insight than those of previous editions."
The new Susan H. Schulman-directed Little Women musical begins performances at the Virginia Theatre Dec. 7 toward a Jan. 23, 2005, opening night.
Allan Knee adapted the 1868 coming-of-age novel, about four Massachusetts sisters under the care of their mother during Civil War times. Mindi Dickstein penned lyrics, Jason Howland the music.