Author Louisa May Alcott
Publication Date September 1, 1995
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This chilling tale of lust, deception and greed, first published anonymously in 1877, allowed Alcott the chance to exercise "the lurid style" she believed was her "natural ambition". A novel of psychological complexity that touches on the controversial subjects of sexuality and drug use, A Modern Mephistopheles is a penetrating and powerful study of human evil and its appalling consequences.
A cross between Wuthering Heights and Romeo and Juliet. I’ve read several other novels of Louisa May Alcott under the pseudonym A.M.Barnard and isn’t my favorite. A bit slow until the last 25% of the book. Had a satisfactory (if not sad) ending.