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The Inheritance (edition 1997)

by Louisa May Alcott

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Title:The Inheritance
Authors:Louisa May Alcott
Info:Dutton Juvenile (1997), Edition: 1st, Hardcover, 160 pages
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Based on book by Louisa May Alcott
  WVBC | Sep 1, 2014 |
I think this was published much more as an oddity. It was written when Alcott was just 17 and is a rather one dimensional sentimental tale of a poor orphan who wins hearts by her great kindness. She is really far too good to be interesting and most of the rest of the charactors are similiarly undefined. It's not bad but not really enjoyable either. I'll probably BookCross it.
  amyem58 | Jul 3, 2014 |
A charming first novel handwritten by Louisa May Alcott in 1849 when only seventeen and discovered via the card catalogue of Houghton Library at Harvard University summer 1988 while researching a project to complete the narration of her life.

A wonderful discovery and worthy of reading just for the insight into a life of historical import. As Ms Alcott had penned, " I want to do something splendid... something heroic or wonderful that won't be forgotten after I'm dead... I think I shall write books."

Here is her first...
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  FHC | Jun 13, 2013 |
Objectively, this novella is nothing short of atrocious. However, I love Alcott and Little Women, and that made reading this an interesting study. If you are not a die hard Alcott fan, this is definitely not a book to pick up. Reading this one is a labor of love. ( )
  HopingforChange | Jan 21, 2013 |
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In a green park, where troops of bright-eyed deer lay sleeping under drooping trees and a clear lake mirrored in its bosom the flowers that grew upon its edge, there stood Lord Hamilton's stately home, half castle and half mansion.
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Set in an English country manor, the story follows the turbulent fortunes of Edith Adelon, an impoverished Italian orphan whose loyalty and beauty win her the patronage of wealthy friends until a jealous rival contrives to rob her of her position. In the locket around her neck, she carries a deep secret about her natural birthright.… (more)

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