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The Inheritance
The Inheritance
Author: Louisa May Alcott
Follows the experiences of an impoverished Italian orphan who wins the affections of a lord and the ire of an evil matron.
ISBN-13: 9780525457565
ISBN-10: 0525457569
Publication Date: 4/1/1997
Pages: 188
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

3.7 stars, based on 47 ratings
Publisher: Dutton Books
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
Members Wishing: 0
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Helpful Score: 4
This novel was a great find for Alcott fans. The very concept of a novel being discovered and published after the author's death is amazing! This is an opportunity to read the first work of the author of Little Women. The moral concepts, within the core of the story, are very much the same. It is well written and I believe that readers will begin to care about what will happen to the main charactor, Edith Adelon. This story has it all: a great romance novel: impossible love, secrets, a villainess and a sweet ending. A must read for any Alcott fan!
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Helpful Score: 4
I had been searching for this book for a long time. My mom just happened upon a very nice copy at our local Goodwill store. I read the book in a day and am completely satisfied. Alcott always has such a way of making me fall in love with her characters and making my heart twist with despair at their despair. Her main character in The Inheritance, Edith, has qualities that I myself wish I had. The story has many examples of sacrifice and such devotion, that are very touching. This is a book worthy of a place on my shelf for years to come and one I can't wait to share with my own children someday.
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Edith Adelon is an orphan working as a companion on an English country estate. She has and affection of her wealthy patrons and the love of the kind and noble Lord Percy. But a shadow soon falls over her happiness, as another man vies for her attentions and the jealous Lady Ida sets a dangerous trap. To save herself, does edith dare reveal her secret inheritance? This is a love story by the author of Little Women, written when she was seventeen.
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A really sweet book. Great for young readers.
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Fantastic book and plot! What a great book about intregity and retemtion. I wish I had read the book before seeing the movie, though....
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Beautiful story set in Europe. Love the gentle love story.
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I love this book! I will not be reshelving it ... I want to keep it to read to my granddaughters one day! Great story. :)
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