Freaks of Genius: Unknown Thrillers of Louisa May Alcott


Six recently discovered works of Louisa May Alcott are reprinted in this volume for the first time since their initial publication. Originally written for storypapers in the 1860s, the works are all sensational thrillers that address such themes as the blight of inherited insanity, the power struggle between man and man, the sexual power struggle between man and woman, a Faustian/Mephistophelian pact, the passions of actors and actresses, and feminist triumphs and failures. These tales of violence, murder, and evil will appeal as much to the general reader as to the Alcott scholar.

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