Robin Hood and the Fallacy of Gilding the Lilly

Robin Hood and the Fallacy of Gilding the Lilly

There’s a strange tradition in book publishing which compels editors to decide periodically that a classic illustrated book needs to be reinvented and illustrated by a new artist to appeal to a contemporary audience. This decision is usually driven by the belief that you can sell more books if you can pass them off as worthy of purchase because of …


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