The Resource Louisa May Alcott unmasked : collected thrillers, Louisa May Alcott ; edited, and with an introduction, by Madeleine Stern

Louisa May Alcott unmasked : collected thrillers, Louisa May Alcott ; edited, and with an introduction, by Madeleine Stern

Label
Louisa May Alcott unmasked : collected thrillers
Title
Louisa May Alcott unmasked
Title remainder
collected thrillers
Statement of responsibility
Louisa May Alcott ; edited, and with an introduction, by Madeleine Stern
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Language
eng
Summary
One of America's most adored juvenile fiction writers, Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888) also penned anonymous and pseudonymous sensation stories for popular magazines. Her spellbinding tales of intrigue and suspense, violence and evil, jealousy and revenge, were uncovered by the detective work of Madeleine Stern and others, who scrutinized published and unpublished sources for clues to Alcott's secret literary life. Now Alcott's known thrillers are available for the first time in a single volume. Originally published between 1863 and 1870, these twenty-nine tales illuminate Alcott's versatility as a writer and her storytelling talents. The sensation stories, which feature a succession of powerful and passionate heroines, also reveal Alcott's feminist convictions. Alcott wrote for various magazines geared toward different groups of readers, and her works were tailored to conform to the standards and perceived interests of each audience. Serials carried by Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, with its mass readership, were sensational shockers that contained violent themes of narcotics addiction and brutal murder, while the stories for Frank Leslie's Lady's Magazine required genteel overtones and less violent plots. The toned-down sensationalism, however, did not preclude feminist heroines, or the titillation of sexual exchanges and the excitement of sexual power struggles. All the tales in Louisa May Alcott Unmasked are engaging potboilers with vivid characters, exotic backdrops, and complex plots that will beguile today's readers
Cataloging source
DLC
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1832-1888
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Alcott, Louisa May
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS1016
LC item number
.S73 1995
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1912-2007
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Stern, Madeleine B.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Alcott, Louisa May
  • Detective and mystery stories, American
  • Women
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Sex role
  • Roman policier américain
  • Femmes
  • Relations entre hommes et femmes
  • Rôle selon le sexe
  • Detective and mystery stories, American
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Sex role
  • Women
Label
Louisa May Alcott unmasked : collected thrillers, Louisa May Alcott ; edited, and with an introduction, by Madeleine Stern
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [752]-754)
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volume
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nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pauline's passion and punishment -- A whisper in the dark -- A pair of eyes; or, Modern magic -- V.V.; or, Plots and counterplots -- The fate of the forrests -- A mable woman: or, The mysterious model -- A double tragedy. An actor's story -- Ariel. A legend of the lighthouse -- A nurse's story -- Behind a mask: or, A woman's power -- The freak of a genius -- The mysterious key, and what it opened -- The skeleton in the closet -- The Abbot's ghost: or, Maurice Treherne's temptation -- Taming a tartar -- Doctor Dorn's revenge -- La Jeune; or, Actress and woman -- Countess varazoff -- The romance of a bouquet -- A laugh and a look -- Fatal follies -- Fate in a fan -- Perilous play -- Which wins? -- Honor's fortune -- Mrs. Vane's charade -- My mysterious mademoiselle -- Betrayed by a buckle -- La Belle Bayadére
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxix, 754 pages
Isbn
9781555532253
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95001501
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)31971792
  • (OCoLC)ocm31971792
Label
Louisa May Alcott unmasked : collected thrillers, Louisa May Alcott ; edited, and with an introduction, by Madeleine Stern
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [752]-754)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pauline's passion and punishment -- A whisper in the dark -- A pair of eyes; or, Modern magic -- V.V.; or, Plots and counterplots -- The fate of the forrests -- A mable woman: or, The mysterious model -- A double tragedy. An actor's story -- Ariel. A legend of the lighthouse -- A nurse's story -- Behind a mask: or, A woman's power -- The freak of a genius -- The mysterious key, and what it opened -- The skeleton in the closet -- The Abbot's ghost: or, Maurice Treherne's temptation -- Taming a tartar -- Doctor Dorn's revenge -- La Jeune; or, Actress and woman -- Countess varazoff -- The romance of a bouquet -- A laugh and a look -- Fatal follies -- Fate in a fan -- Perilous play -- Which wins? -- Honor's fortune -- Mrs. Vane's charade -- My mysterious mademoiselle -- Betrayed by a buckle -- La Belle Bayadére
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxix, 754 pages
Isbn
9781555532253
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95001501
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)31971792
  • (OCoLC)ocm31971792

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