A Long Fatal Love Chase

A Long Fatal Love Chase

Book - 1995
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Written in 1866, this heretofore undiscovered gem by the author of Little Women tells the story of Rosamund Vivian, an intelligent, strong-willed, 18-year-old young woman who longs for adventure. But when she marries a wealthy, jaded young man, and is swept off to Europe, Rosamund too soon learns that her new husband is not as he had presented himself. First serial to Ladies' Home Journal.
Publisher: New York : Random House, c1995.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780679445104
0679445102
Characteristics: 242 p. ; 25 cm.

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dizz
Feb 18, 2015

Louisa's book A Long Fatal Love Chase is not your typical Alcott novel. This story is a head of time as far as novels go. This book is one of my all time books, ever, however I was not impressed with any of her other works of art. That's saying a lot for me.

esther_12031211 Aug 20, 2013

To have been written in the time that it was written is, wow. This book is so modern. Classic case of Domestic violence, stalking, and sociopath nightmare. This book is one of my favorites.

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JoeKerr
Mar 19, 2012

This book felt very much like her other novel: 'A Modern Mephistopheles' in terms of the main male and female character personas and general themes. It goes so far as to make references to Mephistopheles, making the link rather apparent. However it lacked the depth of 'A Modern Mephistopheles', I found.

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haydentastic
Mar 16, 2012

Not as romantic, but true to comments by others. Good read, worth the time.

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srstevenson
Jun 09, 2011

Compelling...if you're looking for a love story with a happy ending, this is not your book. However, if you wish to be pulled along in suspense and wonder, read this tale.

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Bells
Jan 06, 2010

A highly readable, suspenseful book. The young, innocent heroine is lured into destruction by the evil Tempest. When she tries to escape, he follows her with relentless passion and obsession.

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