Tuesday, August 24, 2010

A Long Fatal Love Chase

By Louisa May Alcott

"Rosamond Vivian, brought up on a remote island by an indifferent grandfather, swears she'd sell her soul to Satan for a year of freedom. When Philip Tempest enters her life, she is ripe for the plucking, but is soon caught up in a web of intrigue, cruelty and deceit stretching back far into the past. Remarkable for its portrayal of a sensual, spirited Victorian heroine, Louisa May Alcott's work, too shocking to be published during her lifetime, tells a compulsive tale of love, desire and deceit. Its publication more than a century after being written marks a new page in literary history."

(Above taken from here).

An interesting, and - I think - excellent book, with characters you can easily become familiar with, and learn to sympathise with. A great book for lovers of romance novels. Especially lovers of tragic romances.

5 comments:

AliceKay said...

Sounds like a good book.

Intense Guy said...

Louisa May Alcott wrote a "hot and spicy" book? Oh my... who'd of thunk it?

I hated her back in high school... LOL! I'll never forget having been forced to read " Little Women".

Toriz said...

AK:
Yes, it was.

Iggy:
I guess that's one of the times where being female helps... It's usually the females who don't mind reading that book. ;)

Rita said...

I never heard of that book. Hummm...LM Alcott getting a little randy?? Well, I suppose it had to end badly--hehe! Seems like that was the morally acceptable endings to females who enjoyed or wanted sex back then--well, for centuries. It was still like that when I was growing up in the 50s! ROFL! :)

Toriz said...

LOL Rita!