Published to commemorate its 75th anniversary, The World Is Round brings
back into print the classic story created by Gertrude Stein and Clement
Hurd. Written in her unique prose style, Gertrude Stein's The World Is
Round chronicles the adventures of a young girl named Rose—a whimsical tale
that delights in wordplay and sound while exploring the ideas of personal
identity and individuality. This stunning volume replicates the original
1939 edition to a T, including all of Clement Hurd's original blue-and-
white art printed on the rose-pink paper that Stein insisted upon. Also
featured here are two essays that provide an inside view to the making of
the book. The first, a foreword by Clement Hurd's son, author and
illustrator Thacher Hurd, includes previously unpublished photographs and
sheds light on a creative family life in Vermont, where his father and
mother, author Edith Thacher Hurd, often collaborated on children's books.
The second essay, an afterword by Edith Thacher Hurd, takes readers behind
the scenes of the making of The World Is Round, including the numerous
letters exchanged between Hurd and Stein as well as images of Stein with
the real-life Rose and her white poodle, Love.

Gertrude Stein, Clement Hurd, Thacher Hurd—The World Is Round

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