A Long Fatal Love Chase

A Long Fatal Love Chase

Book - 1995
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I'd gladly sell my soul to Satan for a year of freedom, cries impetuous Rosamond Vivian to her callous grandfather. Then, one stormy night, a brooding stranger appears in her remote island home, ready to take Rosamond to her word. Spellbound by the mysterious Philip Tempest, Rosamond is seduced with promises of love and freedom, then spirited away on Tempest's sumptuous yacht. But she soon finds herself trapped in a web of intrigue, cruelty, and deceit. Desperate to escape, she flees to Italy, France, and Germany, from Parisian garret to mental asylum, from convent to chateau, as Tempest stalks every step of the fiery beauty who has become his obsession.
A story of dark love and passionate obsession that was considered too sensational to be published in the authors lifetime, A Long Fatal Love Chase was written for magazine serialization in 1866, two years before the publication of Little Women. Buried among Louisa May Alcott's papers for more than a century, its publication is a literary landmark--a novel that is bold, timeless, and mesmerizing. From the Paperback edition.
Publisher: Toronto : Random House of Canada, c1995.
ISBN: 9780394224879
Characteristics: 242 p. ;,24 cm.


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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.

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.

Mar 16, 2012

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

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.

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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