Behind a Mask: Or, a Woman's Power (The Floating Press) by Louisa May Alcott

By Louisa May Alcott

Louisa may well Alcott’s little-known novella is an inventive examine of deception, betrayal, and the ruthless strength of a girl scorned.

When demure Scottish governess Jean Muir arrives at a prosperous loved ones, the relatives couldn’t be extra extremely joyful with their younger new resident and locate themselves beguiled by means of her grace and wonder. yet this hand over to her “innocent’ charms quickly units the boys quarreling for her awareness, with the ladies beside themselves with jealousy. thrilled along with her good fortune, pass over Muir units her points of interest at the optimum prize—but she has in basic terms 3 days to say victory prior to the reality, in the back of her masks, can be exposed.

American novelist Louisa may possibly Alcott is healthier remembered for the perennially well known Little Women.

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