A Modern Mephistopheles, and A Whisper in the Dark

A Modern Mephistopheles, and A Whisper in the Dark

by Louisa May Alcott


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First published in 1889, this volume contains Louisa May Alcott's short stories "A Modern Mephistopheles" and "A Whisper in the Dark". Although best known for her children's classics, Alcott also wrote many "blood and thunder" stories in her early years. Her favourite of these was "A Modern Mephistopheles", a story of human evil and its appalling consequences that centres around Felix Canaris, a failing writer whose suicide attempt is interrupted by a fateful knock at the door. These chilling tales of lust, deception, and greed are highly recommended for short story lovers and are not to be missed by fans of macabre literature. Louisa May Alcott (1832 - 1888) was an American short story writer, novelist, and poet most famous for writing the novel "Little Women", as well as its sequels "Little Men" and "Jo's Boys". She grew up in New England and became associated with numerous notable intellectuals of her time, including Nathaniel Hawthorne, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and Henry David Thoreau. Other notable works by this author include: "An Old-Fashioned Girl" (1886), "Eight Cousins" (1869), and "A Long Fatal Love Chase" (1875). Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with the original text and artwork.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781528714228
Publisher: Read & Co. Books
Publication date: 10/01/2019
Pages: 230
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.52(d)

About the Author

Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888) was an American novelist and poet best known as the author of the novel Little Women and its sequels Little Men and Jo's Boys. Raised by her transcendentalist parents, she grew up among many of the well-known intellectuals of the day such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Henry David Thoreau. Little Women is loosely based on Alcott's childhood experiences with her three sisters.

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A Modern Mephistopheles And A Whisper In The Dark 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
173 pages. Good stories.
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