Random House, New York, 1995. Random House, New York, First Edition, First Printing 08/15/1995. Moroon paper over boards, moroon cloth spine, gold lettering. This heretofore undiscovered gem by the author of Little Women tells the story of Rosamund Vivian, an intelligent, strong-willed, 18-year-old young woman who longs for adventure. But when she marries a wealthy, jaded young man, and is swept off to Europe, Rosamund too soon learns that her new husband is not as he had presented himself. First serial to Ladies' Home Journal.
Louisa May Alcott was born in 1832 in Pennsylvania, but camae of agea in Concord, Massachusetts, at a time when it was home to a group of passionate dissedents-the transcendentalists. One of the most radical of these,was her father ,Bronson. But passion was no substitute for basic necessities, and it fell to Louisa to help support her family by her writing , which she did from an early age. She wrote several other novels inthe years prior to gaining fame and financial fortune with the publication of LITTLE WOMEN in 1868-and one of these novels was A LONG FATAL LOVE CHASE.
"I'd gladly sell my soul to Satan for a year of freedom," cries Rosamond Vivian to her callous grandfather. A brooding stranger seduces her from the remote island onto his yacht. Trapped in a web of intrigue, cruelty, and deceit, she flees to Italy, France, Germany, from Paris garret to mental asylum, from convent to chateau - stalked by obsessed Phillip Tempest. NEAR MINT / NEAR MINT. Item #1047
Random House, New York, First Edition, First Printing 08/15/1995. Full #No's line2-9. NEAR MINT. Moroon paper over boards, moroon cloth spine, gold lettering. DJ Near Mint, vibrant, picture of a rose at front cover, not clipped $21.00on flap. One of the hidden gems for Alcott fan.