A Long Fatal Love Chase by Louisa May Alcott

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Written in 1866, this heretofore undiscovered gem by the author of Little Women tells the story of Rosamund Vivian, an intelligent, strong-willed, 18-year-old young woman who longs for adventure. But when she marries a wealthy, jaded young man, and is swept off to Europe, Rosamund too soon learns that her new husband is not as he had presented himself. First serial to Ladies' Home Journal.

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Louisa May Alcott was born in 1832 in Pennsylvania and grew up in Concord, Massachusetts. She is best known for her books for children. The daughter of philosopher and reformer Amons Bronson Alcott, she was also a supporter of women's rights and an abolitionist. Family debts led her to write the autobiographical novel Little Women (1868). The book was a huge success, followed by Little Men, An Old-Fashioned Girl, and several other novels.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Published August 15, 1995 by Random House. 242 pages
Genres: Romance, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference, History. Fiction

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Phillip's desperate schemes and Rosamond's sudden changes of heart grow increasingly arbitrary and erratic as the story rambles on (and as, one imagines, the weary Alcott grows ever more impatient with the job), but it is no surprise that the villain is foiled in the end.

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Phillip obsessively stalks her for two years, from France, where she seeks refuge in a convent and falls in love with a protective priest, to Germany, where Phillip has her committed to a lunatic asylum;

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Don't be deceived by dialogue along the lines of ''Tut, my little gallant, curb your tongue.'' Louisa May Alcott may have written in the flowery 19th-century manner of her day, but A LONG FATAL LOVE CHASE, a previously unpublished novel by the forward-thinking author of Little Women, suggest...

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A series of classic stories illustrates the consequences of women who carry anima projections to please men.

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