Book Review: Behind A Mask

July 9, 2010 Whitney Review 0 Comments

Book Review: Behind A MaskBehind A Mask by Louisa May Alcott
Published by William Morrow Paperbacks on January 1, 1997
Genres: Classic
Pages: 117
Source: Bought

Originally published in 1866 under the pseudonym "A. M. Barnard." Louisa May Alcott's novel of romance and sexual intrigue is one of her lesser-known gems. Its tone and characterizations strike a markedly different chord from her best-known works, such as "Little Women" and "Little Men," and it remains a popular addition to her oeuvre.

Behind a Mask is an excellent way to become acquainted with Alcott’s racier side. With a hidden identity used for publication (A.M. Barnard) it all fits together nicely in this unique thriller.

From the beginning, I knew that there was something fishy going on and was pretty sure I knew the motive; my suspicions were confirmed in the shape of a letter. There really is something to be said about disclosing a plot in the form of a letter, I think it adds to the dramatic flair, especially here with the ending drawing so near. While Behind a Mask was a page turner all in its self, I couldn’t press my Kindle’s “Next Page” button fast enough when reaching the conclusion.




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