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A Long Fatal Love Chase

Author : Louisa May Alcott
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Yearning for romance and adventure, strong-willed eighteen-year-old Rosamond Vivian is seduced by the wealthy Phillip Tempest and is forced to flee his violent tendencies

The Chase Or a Long Fatal Love Chase

Author : Louisa May Alcott
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Rosamond Vivian has been brought up as a recluse on a remote island off the English coast. When Phillip Tempest - charming, devastatingly handsome and almost twice Rosamond's age - mysteriously appears one stormy night he finds a peach ripe for the plucking.

Encyclopedia of Women s History in America

Author : Kathryn Cullen-DuPont
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A collection of biographical information about outstanding women in American history.

Stalkers and Their Victims

Author : Paul E. Mullen
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This highly practical, informative account is a must for anyone who deals with stalkers and their victims.

The Louisa May Alcott Encyclopedia

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Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888) is arguably the most widely read 19th-century American author. She has long been a staple of children's literature courses, and her works now also receive significant attention in American studies and women's studies classes. This reference collects in a comprehensive and reliable single volume the most important facts about Alcott's life and works. It surveys the basic biographical details of her family and personal life; it supplies essential information on her historical and cultural contexts, including her place in the 19th-century publishing milieu, various reform movements, and major historical events, such as the Civil War; and it treats her writings, both the adult and children's works, in an accurate, informative, and accessible manner.

The Portable Louisa May Alcott

Author : Louisa May Alcott
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Although the publication of Little Women in 1868 earned Louisa May Alcott tremendous popularity, for a long time she was thought of as a writer of children's stories and considered—at best—a minor figure in the American literary canon. Now, at the end of the twentieth century, Alcott's vast body of work is being celebrated alongside the greatest American writers, and this collection shows why. The Portable Louisa May Alcott samples the entire spectrum of Alcott's work: her novels, novellas, children's stories, sensationalist fiction, gothic tales, essays, letters, and journals. Presenting her more daring works, such as Moods and Behind a Mask (both reprinted in their entirety), alongside the familiar heroines of Little Women, this singular collection offers readers a rich and wide-ranging portrait of this talented, prolific, and influential writer.

The Encyclopedia of the Gothic

Author : William Hughes
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Offering challenging insights into the development of the genre and its impact on contemporary culture, this wide-ranging and interdisciplinary work brings together a notable team of scholars writing on all aspects of the Gothic as it is currently taught and researched. Comprises over 200 newly-commissioned essays by an impressive international team of scholars, whose expertise extends beyond Gothic literature to film, music, drama, art, and architecture Based on the successful two-volume reference work, this comprehensive and wide-ranging research is now available in an accessible single-volume paperback edition Explores relevant authors, national traditions, critical developments, and notable texts that continue to define, shape, and inform this subject A-Z entries range from Angels and American Gothic, to Wilde and Witchcraft, creating the definitive reference guide to all aspects of this strange and wondrous genre

Modern Magic

Author : Louisa May Alcott
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Five stories, written anonymously by Louisa May Alcott, prior to her success with Little Women, telling tales of mesmerism, feminism, and drug experimentation, with an introduction by an Alcott scholar.

Delphi Complete Works of Louisa May Alcott Illustrated

Author : Louisa May Alcott
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Louisa May Alcott’s charming tales of ‘Little Women’ have delighted readers across the world since their 1868 publication, but she was also an author of sensational thrillers, humorous plays and perceptive poetry. For the first time in publishing history, this comprehensive eBook presents the complete works of Louis May Alcott, with numerous illustrations, rare texts appearing in digital print for the first time, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 3) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Alcott's life and works * Concise introductions to the novels and other texts * ALL 12 novels published under Alcott’s name, with individual contents tables * Images of how the books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * Famous works such as LITTLE WOMEN are fully illustrated with their original artwork * Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the poetry and the short stories * Easily locate the poems or short stories you want to read * Includes Alcott's letters - spend hours exploring the author’s personal correspondence * Includes many rare sensation thrillers that Alcott wrote under the pen name A. M. Barnard, appearing here for the first time in digital print * Also includes Alcott’s complete poems for the first time in digital publishing * Rare non-fiction works, including Alcott’s memoir HOW I WENT OUT TO SERVICE * Features the bonus biography by Alcott enthusiast Ednah D. Cheney - discover Alcott's literary life * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres * UPDATED with completely revised texts, rare poems and stories and many improvements. Please note: the two obscure novels A LONG FATAL LOVE CHASE and THE INHERITANCE are still held under copyright and cannot appear in this collection. When they enter the public domain they will be added to the collection as a free update. Please visit to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Little Women Series The Novels MOODS LITTLE WOMEN GOOD WIVES AN OLD-FASHIONED GIRL LITTLE MEN WORK: A STORY OF EXPERIENCE EIGHT COUSINS ROSE IN BLOOM A MODERN MEPHISTOPHELES UNDER THE LILACS JACK AND JILL JO’S BOYS The Short Story Collections FLOWER FABLES THE RIVAL PAINTERS HOSPITAL SKETCHES ON PICKET DUTY AND OTHER TALES MORNING-GLORIES, AND OTHER STORIES WILL’S WONDER BOOK AUNT JO’S SCRAP-BAG SERIES 1-6 PROVERB STORIES; OR, KITTY’S CLASS DAY AND OTHER STORIES SPINNING-WHEEL STORIES LULU’S LIBRARY SERIES 1-3 SILVER PITCHERS: AND INDEPENDENCE A GARLAND FOR GIRLS THE CANDY COUNTRY THE ‘A. M. BARNARD’ THRILLERS The Short Stories LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER The Plays COMIC TRAGEDIES The Poetry LIST OF POEMS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER LIST OF POEMS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER The Non-Fiction HOW I WENT OUT TO SERVICE LITTLE WOMEN LETTERS FROM THE HOUSE OF ALCOTT The Biography LOUISA MAY ALCOTT: HER LIFE, LETTERS AND JOURNALS by Ednah D. Cheney Please visit to browse through our range of exciting titles

A Modern Mephistopheles

Author : Louisa May Alcott
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“A Modern Mephistopheles” was one of the best novels in that remarkable collection of American fiction known as the 'No Name' series. Miss Alcott's name has long been associated with it, because she never made any special effort to conceal the authorship. It is in many respects her most noteworthy effort, and by it her qualities as a writer may safely be judged. The novel is distinctly poetical in motive and the imaginative power displayed in the working out of the plot is to be classed with that of the creative artists of literature. Three souls—nay, four—are here unveiled to us, and while all are brought into bold relief, the true strength of the book undoubtedly lies in the portrayal of Gladys, who is a genuine woman of a fresh and original type. Helwyze is, of course, frankly impossible, and Canaris is only probable, while Olivia is a picturesque foil; but in Gladys there is no incredible or superfluous trait: she is thoroughly and deliciously feminine. The moral lesson is not to be ignored. Like the evil genius of Faust, Helwyze sought to work evil, but the forces that made for righteousness were against him and he was defeated in the very hour of his triumph. It is the recognition of the higher law controlling human deeds that gives “A Modern Mephistopheles” its hold upon popular esteem.

The Myth of Persephone in Girls Fantasy Literature

Author : Holly Blackford
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In this book, Blackford historicizes the appeal of the Persephone myth in the nineteenth century and traces figurations of Persephone, Demeter, and Hades throughout girls’ literature of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. She illuminates developmental patterns and anxieties in E. T. A. Hoffmann’s Nutcracker and Mouse King, Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women, Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights, J. M. Barrie’s Peter and Wendy, Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Secret Garden, E. B. White’s Charlotte’s Web, J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight, and Neil Gaiman’s Coraline. The story of the young goddess’s separation from her mother and abduction into the underworld is, at root, an expression of ambivalence about female development, expressed in the various Neverlands through which female protagonists cycle and negotiate a partial return to earth. The myth conveys the role of female development in the perpetuation and renewal of humankind, coordinating natural and cultural orders through a hieros gamos (fertility coupling) rite. Meanwhile, popular novels such as Twilight and Coraline are paradoxically fresh because they recycle goddesses from myths as old as the seasons. With this book, Blackford offers a consideration of how literature for the young squares with broader canons, how classics flexibly and uniquely speak through novels that enjoy broad appeal, and how female traditions are embedded in novels by both men and women.

Louisa May Alcott and Charlotte Bronte

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Through close examination of Louisa May Alcott's letters, journals, and published writings, this book argues that Alcott responds to Charlotte Bronte's woman's 'heart' but resists her British soul.


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A journal of women studies.

Ken Jennings s Trivia Almanac

Author : Ken Jennings
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Ken Jennings’s Trivia Almanac is the ingeniously organized book where, for a change, the all-time Jeopardy! champ gets to ask the questions–and where every day of the year will give you the chance to test your trivia mettle. For example–February 21: In 1912, on this day, Teddy Roosevelt coined the political phrase “hat in the ring,” so Ken Jennings fires off a series of “ring” questions. What two NFL quarterbacks have four Super Bowl rings each?* What rings are divided by the Cassini Division?** Also on this date, in 1981, the “goth” music scene was born in London, so here’s a quiz on black-clad icons like Darth Vader, Johnny Cash, and Zorro. Do you know the secret identities of Ivanhoe’s Black Knight*** or Men in Black’s Agent M****? In this ultimate book for trivia buffs and other assorted know-it-alls, the 365 entries feature “This Day in History” factoids, trivia quizzes, and questions categorized by Jennings as “Easy,” “Hard,” and “Yeah, Good Luck.” Topics cover every subject under the sun, from paleontology to mixology, sports feats to Bach suites, medieval popes to daytime soaps. This addictive gathering of facts, oddities, devilishly clever quizzes, and other flights of fancy will make each day a fun and intriguing new challenge. From the Hardcover edition.

The Lost Stories of Louisa May Alcott

Author : Louisa May Alcott
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Collects nine stories by Louisa May Alcott that were originally published anonymously in "Frank Leslie's Lady's magazine" between 1868 and 1870


Author : Bran Nicol
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It scares—and titillates—in such movies as The Hand That Rocks the Cradle and Basic Instinct. It violently ended the lives of legendary artists such as Selena and John Lennon, and thousands of people endure it daily in anonymity from ex-lovers and strangers. Stalking has been a fact of human society for a surprisingly long time, yet it is only in the last two decades that the term “stalking” came into wide use throughout mass culture. Bran Nicol traces here the history of stalking and chronicles how acts of extreme obsession have created a public fixation of their own. This unprecedented study draws on a wealth of sources—including forensic psychology, films, literature, news reports, and cultural theory—to examine stalking as a behavior and a social phenomenon. Moving from Samuel Richardson’s Clarissa to Fatal Attraction and from Charles Dickens’s Our Mutual Friend to Taxi Driver and One Hour Photo, Nicol skillfully probes how stalking has pervaded our civilizatoin for over two hundred years. He then turns his focus to the role that stalking plays in the context of our contemporary media-saturated culture, posing provocative questions about the state of modern society: Have interpersonal relations become increasingly intense or more perverse today? Are we dealing with something truly new, or is stalking simply the latest name for an age-old form of social interaction? Stalking also examines cases of deadly obsession with celebrities, such as Jodie Foster, and explores how such fixations are fueled by mass media and the Internet. A wholly fascinating and groundbreaking investigation into one of the extreme consequences of our hyper-connected age, Stalking provides a thorough understanding of this disturbingly compelling abnormality.

Reading the American Novel 1865 1914

Author : G. R. Thompson
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An indispensable tool for teachers and students of American literature, Reading the American Novel 1865-1914 provides a comprehensive introduction to the American novel in the post-civil war period. Locates American novels and stories within a specific historical and literary context Offers fresh analyses of key selected literary works Addresses a wide audience of academics and non-academics in clear, accessible prose Demonstrates the changing mentality of 19th-century America entering the 20th century Explores the relationship between the intellectual and artistic output of the time and the turbulent socio-political context

The Psychology of Stalking

Author : J. Reid Meloy
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The Psychology of Stalking is the first scholarly book on stalking ever published. Virtually every serious writer and researcher in this area of criminal psychopathology has contributed a chapter. These chapters explore stalking from social, psychiatric, psychological and behavioral perspectives. New thinking and data are presented on threats, pursuit characteristics, psychiatric diagnoses, offender-victim typologies, cyberstalking, false victimization syndrome, erotomania, stalking and domestic violence, the stalking of public figures, and many other aspects of stalking, as well as legal issues. This landmark text is of interest to both professionals and other thoughtful individuals who recognize the serious nature of this ominous social behavior. First scholarly book on stalking ever published Contributions from virtually all major researchers in field Discussion of what to do when being stalked Uses examples from recent publicized cases

The Afterlife of Little Women

Author : Beverly Lyon Clark
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The hit Broadway show of 1912; the lost film of 1919; Katharine Hepburn, as Jo, sliding down a banister in George Cukor’s 1933 movie; Mark English’s shimmering 1967 illustrations; Jo—this time played by Sutton Foster—belting "I'll be / astonishing" in the 2004 Broadway musical flop: these are only some of the markers of the afterlife of Little Women. Then there’s the nineteenth-century child who wrote, "If you do not... make Laurie marry Beth, I will never read another of your books as long as I live." Not to mention Miss Manners, a Little Women devotee, who announced that the book taught her an important life lesson: "Although it’s very nice to have two clean gloves, it’s even more important to have a little ink on your fingers." In The Afterlife of Little Women, Beverly Lyon Clark, a leading authority on children’s literature, explores these and other after-tremors, both popular and academic, as she maps the reception of Louisa May Alcott’s timeless novel, first published in 1868. Clark divides her discussion into four historical periods. The first covers the novel’s publication and massive popularity in the late nineteenth century. In the second era—the first three decades of the twentieth century—the novel becomes a nostalgic icon of the domesticity of a previous century, while losing status among the literary and scholarly elite. In its mid-century afterlife (1930–1960), Little Women reaches a low in terms of its critical reputation but remains a well-known piece of Americana within popular culture. The book concludes with a long chapter on Little Women’s afterlife from the 1960s to the present—a period in which the reading of the book seems to decline, while scholarly attention expands dramatically and popular echoes continue to proliferate. Drawing on letters and library records as well as reviews, plays, operas, film and television adaptations, spinoff novels, translations, Alcott biographies, and illustrations, Clark demonstrates how the novel resonates with both conservative family values and progressive feminist ones. She grounds her story in criticism of children’s literature, book history, cultural studies, feminist criticism, and adaptation studies. Written in an accessible narrative style, The Afterlife of Little Women speaks to scholars, librarians, and devoted Alcott fans.

Slavery War and a New Birth of Freedom

Author : Jeffrey H. Hacker
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Slavery, War, and a New Birth of Freedom: 1840s-1877, a new title in the six-title series History Through Literature: American Voices, American Themes, provides insights and analysis regarding the history, literature, and cultural climate of the eras of slavery, the Civil War, and Reconstruction. It brings together informational text and primary documents that cover notable historic events and trends, authors, literary works, social movements, and cultural and artistic themes. Slavery, War, and a New Birth of Freedom begins with an interdisciplinary Chronology that identifies, defines, and places in context the notable historical events, literary works, authors' lives, and cultural landmarks of the period. This is followed by a comprehensive overview essay that summarizes the era's major historical trends, social movements, cultural and artistic themes, literary voices, and enduring works as reflections of each other and the spirit of the times. The core content comprises 20-30 articles on representative writers of the period, along with excerpts from essential literary works that highlight a historical theme, sociocultural movement, or the confluence of the two. These excerpts serve the Common Core emphasis on "informational texts from a broad range of cultures and periods", including "stories, drama, poetry, and literary nonfiction".