A Modern Mephistopheles, and A Whisper in the Dark

By: Alcott, Louisa M.

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First Thus: second edition of A Modern Mephistopheles, first appearance of A Whisper in the Dark (BAL 219). No jacket, ink gift note on second blank, pages very faintly toned. 1889 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 350 pp. ABOUT A MODERN MEPHISTOPHELES: This chilling tale of lust, deception, and greed beings on a midwinter night as Felix Canaris, a despairing writer about to take his own life, is saved by a knock at the door. His mysterious visitor, Jasper Helwyze, promises the poor student fame and fortune in return for his complete devotion. The embittered Helwyze then plots to corrupt his overly ambitious protégé by artfully manipulating the innocent and beautiful Gladys. When Helwyze decides that he wants Gladys for himself, Felix must defend the adoring young woman from the corrosive influence of his diabolical patron. A novel of psychological complexity that touches on controversial subjects such as sexuality and drug use, A Modern Mephistopheles is a penetrating and powerful study of human evil and its appalling consequences. A Whisper in the Dark was first published anonymously in 1877, later attributed to Alcott, in the same edition as her book, A Modern Mephistopheles (1889). Alcott certainly enjoyed exploring her darker side in these works, perhaps not wanting to tarnish her reputation as the author of wholesome children's stories.

Title: A Modern Mephistopheles, and A Whisper in the Dark

Author: Alcott, Louisa M.

Categories: American, Historical,

Edition: First Thus

Publisher: Roberts Brothers: 1889

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Seller ID: 2279513

Keywords: LOUISA MAY ALCOTT LITERATURE FICTION VINTAGE MODERN MEPHISTOPHELES WHISPER IN THE DARK GERMAN FOLKLORE DEVIL DEMON FAUST ROMANCE SUSPENSE GOTHIC,