Thursday, April 22, 2010

Emma Darby: A Conflict of Women

A Conflict of Women is one of two books that Allan Kass illustrated for Emma Darby. This book was published by Signet in March 1973 and is the story of Anna and Stephen, married 16 years and with 3 children. He is a lawyer and happy until a young girl named Natalie enters their lives and causes them to question the decisions they've made.

Allan Kass illustrates this book with a montage of the main characters: our lawyer husband in his robes, the young girl with flowing hair and youth, and the wife, older and morose. We see a view of London's Big Ben, too. It's an interesting cover, but not Allan's usual style. I would like to have seen a full length version of the characters, but this may be what the publishers wanted back then.

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