A Long Fatal Love Chase by Louisa May Alcott

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A Long Fatal Love Chase by Louisa May Alcott

Post by Kmallen » 02 Aug 2016, 15:26

For those who know and love her for "Little Woman", Louisa May Alcott will shock and astound you with "A Long Fatal Love Chase". A far cry from the tender family dynamic of "Little Women" and coming of age trials, "A Long Fatal Love Chase" deals with lies, deceit, obsession, and an intense story line that twists and turns throughout the novel and across Europe. The readers heart is always with our dear heroine Rosamond as she grows from a young orphan girl who wants love and adventure to a survival driven woman who relies on her cunning wit and the assistance of new friends to escape her once thought of savior. Though this novel was written two years before "Little Women" was published, the manuscript was only brought to the mainstream spotlight in 1995. Since then it has been under the radar in terms of works by a well known classic writer and in the roman genre, but the read was worth the 129 year wait. The conclusion at the end is not what you expect, and though sad and solemn, looking back I feel it was the only way Rosamond could ever really find peace.

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Post by Sarah_Khan » 04 Aug 2016, 13:23

I really wanted to love this novel but I found it to be just an okay book. The plot is intriguing but it didn't live up to my expectations. Maybe it's because I found it really hard to relate to the main character and to not blame her for everything she ends up going through.

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Post by Blythe » 08 Sep 2016, 07:33

I didn't know about this book. I actually want to pick it up now. The whole Little Women series was one of my favorites growing up.

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Post by Britty01 » 15 Jul 2018, 16:33

Kmallen wrote:
02 Aug 2016, 15:26
For those who know and love her for "Little Woman", Louisa May Alcott will shock and astound you with "A Long Fatal Love Chase". A far cry from the tender family dynamic of "Little Women" and coming of age trials, "A Long Fatal Love Chase" deals with lies, deceit, obsession, and an intense story line that twists and turns throughout the novel and across Europe. The readers heart is always with our dear heroine Rosamond as she grows from a young orphan girl who wants love and adventure to a survival driven woman who relies on her cunning wit and the assistance of new friends to escape her once thought of savior. Though this novel was written two years before "Little Women" was published, the manuscript was only brought to the mainstream spotlight in 1995. Since then it has been under the radar in terms of works by a well known classic writer and in the roman genre, but the read was worth the 129 year wait. The conclusion at the end is not what you expect, and though sad and solemn, looking back I feel it was the only way Rosamond could ever really find peace.
It was quite a shock. It took me a while to decide whether to read it or not, but I am glad I did despite the sad ending.

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