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ISBN: 0140436669 / ISBN-13: 9780140436662

The Inheritance

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Set in the lavish English court of Jane Austen's time, this previously unpublished work by a 17-year-old Louisa May Alcott tells the story of Edith ... Show synopsis

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  • The Inheritance (Penguin Books) – Trade paperback (1998)
    by Louisa May Alcott, Daniel Shealy (Introduction by), Joel Myerson (Editor)

    The Inheritance

    Trade paperback, Penguin Books
    1998
    English
    208 pages

    ISBN: 0140436669
    ISBN-13: 9780140436662

    Louisa May Alcott, who spent much of her childhood amid an intellectual circle that included Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry Thoreau, and Nathaniel Hawthorne, embarked on her own literary efforts at an early age. Her recently discovered first novel, The Inheritance, written when Alcott was just 17, offers readers a fascinating look at the birth of a remarkable career.Influenced by the melodrama of the contemporary theater, the sentimental romances she read as a child, and the popular gothic novels of the time, Alcott weaves a ... Show more

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patty11g

The Inheritance

by patty11g on Apr 4, 2007

Torn between facing who she is and living the life she has always known, Louisa displays what it takes to put the reader on an emotional roller coaster. This book is best read on cold, cloudy days, with no chance of getting out of bed. More

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