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A modern Mephistopheles

Louisa May Alcott

A modern Mephistopheles

by Louisa May Alcott

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Published by Quality Paperback Book Club in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Man-woman relationships -- Fiction,
  • Manipulative behavior -- Fiction,
  • Control (Psychology) -- Fiction

  • Edition Notes

    Originally published (anonymously) by: Boston : Roberts Brothers, 1877.

    StatementLouisa May Alcott ; [introduction by Jo Falcon].
    GenreFiction.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationviii, 258 p. ;
    Number of Pages258
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22924855M

      Her favorite among these adult fictions, A Modern Mephistopheles was first published in and has been rediscovered and published under Alcott's name. This chilling tale of lust, deception, and greed beings on a midwinter night as Felix Canaris, a despairing writer about to take his own life, is saved by a knock at the door. About A Modern Mephistopheles. Although beloved for her children’s classic Little Women, Louisa May Alcott had a passion for sensational literature that she only dared issue anonymously or under a pseudonym. Her favorite among these adult fictions, A Modern Mephistopheles was first published in and has been rediscovered and published under Alcott’s name.

      Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. A Modern Mephistopheles, and A Whisper in the Dark by Louisa May Alcott - Free Ebook Project Gutenberg. A novel of psychological complexity that touches on the controversial subjects of sexuality and drug use, A Modern Mephistopheles is a penetrating and powerful study of human evil and its appalling consequences. Book spine shows minor wear, inside clean and tight. Reviews. Review this book and you'll be entered for a chance to win $50!

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