9780688151324

Behind a Mask : The Unknown Thrillers of Louisa May Alcott

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  • ISBN13:

    9780688151324

  • ISBN10:

    0688151329

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2/12/2010
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publications

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Summary

Six years before she wrote Little Women, Louisa May Alcott, in financial straits, entered "Pauline's Passion and Punishment," a novelette, in a newspaper contest. Not only did it win the $100 prize, but, published anonymously, it marked the first in the series of "blood & thunder tales" that would be her livelihood for years.In Behind a Mask, editor Madeleine Stern introduces four Alcott thrillers: "Pauline's Passion and Punishment," "The Mysterious Key," "The Abbot's Ghost," and the title story, "Behind a Mask." First published in one volume in 1975, they are regarded as Alcott's finest work in this genre.

Table of Contents

Introduction vii
Letters to Louisa May Alcott from Her Publisher xxxv
Behind a Mask, or A Woman's Power
1(104)
Pauline's Passion and Punishment
105(48)
The Mysterious Key and What It Opened
153(56)
The Abbot's Ghost, or Maurice Treherne's Temptation
209(70)
Afterword 279

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