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A Long Fatal Love Chase - Louisa May Alcott
A Long Fatal Love Chase
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"I'd gladly sell my soul to Satan for a year of freedom," cries impetuous Rosamond Vivian to her callous grandfather. Then, one stormy night, a brooding stranger appears in her remote island home, ready to take Rosamond to her word. Spellbound by the mysterious Philip Tempest, Rosamond is... show more
"I'd gladly sell my soul to Satan for a year of freedom," cries impetuous Rosamond Vivian to her callous grandfather. Then, one stormy night, a brooding stranger appears in her remote island home, ready to take Rosamond to her word. Spellbound by the mysterious Philip Tempest, Rosamond is seduced with promises of love and freedom, then spirited away on Tempest's sumptuous yacht. But she soon finds herself trapped in a web of intrigue, cruelty, and deceit. Desperate to escape, she flees to Italy, France, and Germany, from Parisian garret to mental asylum, from convent to chateau, as Tempest stalks every step of the fiery beauty who has become his obsession.A story of dark love and passionate obsession that was considered "too sensational" to be published in the authors lifetime, A Long Fatal Love Chase was written for magazine serialization in 1866, two years before the publication of Little Women. Buried among Louisa May Alcott's papers for more than a century, its publication is a literary landmark—a novel that is bold, timeless, and mesmerizing."
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780440223016 (0440223016)
Publisher: Dell
Pages no: 356
Edition language: English
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bookaneer
bookaneer rated it
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~~Moved from GR~~ A Long Fatal Love Chase by Louisa May Alcott Synopsis: Exactly what it says on the tin. A romantic and tragic tale of love and passion and betrayal and despair. Rosamond Vivian lives alone on an island in the Mediterranean when the mysterious Philip Tempest appears (Island? Tem...
No Glitter Blown
No Glitter Blown rated it
4.0
This book was such a surprise for me. I had preconceived ideas about where the author of Little Women would go with another story and boy was I wrong. Racy and salacious in comparison. In fact, I plan on rereading it soon just to see if it was as crazy as I remember.
ReaderMarija's Reviews
ReaderMarija's Reviews rated it
4.0
I first came across this title when I was doing research for one of my classes back in college, thought it sounded interesting—didn’t realize that Alcott’s Gothic work was published—and made a mental note to look it up when I had the time. At the time, I was overworked and eventually forgot about it...
Unabridged Chick
Unabridged Chick rated it
One-sentence summary: Naive Rosamond is seduced by the vile Philip Tempest and when she tries to leave him, he begins to obsessively stalk her.Why did you get this book?: Alcott and potboiler fangirl.Do you like the cover?: No, but there's nothing exciting about it. It looked a bit like a romance no...
Bashara Likes Books
Bashara Likes Books rated it
3.0
Fans of Alcott will either be fascinated, amused or repulsed by this remarkable deviation from her usual fare. My personal reaction vacillated between the three. Rosamond is a dissatisfied young lady living in boredom and isolation with her grandfather on a remote island. She is ripe for being sw...
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