Publish date: February 1st 1998
Publisher: Turtleback Books
Edition language: English
If you're in the mood for a quick, predictable romance then The Inheritance is perfect for you. As far as the historical record goes, I'm quite glad that this previously unpublished work has now seen the light of day. It's fascinating to see the first novel from one of America's most beloved authors...
Halfway through my Balzac novelettes, my mind, immersed in the depressing realism of 19th century Parisian life, needed a momentary break. Alcott’s The Inheritance was the perfect answer. Essentially, The Inheritance is sugar and spice and everything nice. Some sections are so sugary sweet that they...
2 1/2 stars. It is obvious that this was Louisa May Alcott's first attempt at a novel and that she was a teen with an overly romanticized brain when it was written. I liked the TV movie I saw years ago that was based on this a lot better than I liked the book. I think the story had potential, but th...
Read the official review at Tales Between the PagesThis is Louisa May Alcott’s very first book, written 20 years before Little Women. it reminds me a lot of Jane Austen’s first novella, Love and Friendship. I think Alcott was very much influenced by the sentimental genre because The Inheritance is v...
Sappy and melodramatic in the extreme, but it is a very early attempt by an author that never really grew out of the latter, if either. It still is a nice little story, with an almost Gothic feel at times.
Share this Book