A Modern Mephistopheles and Taming a Tartar

A Modern Mephistopheles and Taming a Tartar

by Louisa May Alcott, Madeleine B. Stern


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Louisa May Alcott has always been associated with literature for young adults and children. Here is in effect a new book by the universally popular Alcott, a book that reveals an altogether different image of one of America's best-loved authors. A Modern Mephistopheles began as a rejected sensational novel and was revised by Alcott for anonymous publication in 1877. Its subject, style, and language mark radical deviations from those expected of Alcott.

Taming a Tartar is a newly discovered Alcott thriller. Originally published as a serialization in Frank Leslie's Illustrated Magazine, this astounding page-turner highlights Alcott's feminists leanings. This unique book marks the first general printing of an Alcott story and the first reprinting in some 75 years of a neglected Alcott novel. Both works are closely analyzed in the detailed introduction by Madeleine B. Stern.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780275927547
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 08/19/1987
Pages: 437
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

MADELEIN B. STERN is one of the world's leading authorities on antiquarian books.

Table of Contents

Introduction by Madeleine B. Stern

A Modern Mephistopheles

Taming a Tartar

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