The Inheritance

The Inheritance

Book - 1997
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Baker & Taylor
A previously unpublished novel by the author of Little Women follows an impoverished Italian orphan who wins the affections of a lord and the ire of an evil matron. 150,000 first printing. $150,000 ad/promo. Lit Guild Special. Crossings Main. TV tie-in.

Blackwell North Amer
Here at last is the book "Jo" wrote. Generations of fans have longed to plumb that first romance, hinted at so captivatingly on the pages of Little Women, Alcott's autobiographical classic. Now, after nearly one hundred fifty years spent among archived family documents, Louisa May Alcott's debut novel finally reaches its eager public.
Set in an English country manor, the story follows the turbulent fortunes of Edith Adelon, an impoverished Italian orphan whose loyalty and beauty win her the patronage of wealthy friends until a jealous rival contrives to rob her of her position. In the locket around her neck, she carries a deep secret about her natural birthright. But an even greater truth lies hidden in Edith's heart - her deep reverence for the kind and noble Lord Percy, the only friend who can save her from the deceitful, envious machinations of Lady Ida.
Reminiscent of Jane Austen in its charms, this chaste but stirringly passionate novel affirms the conquering power of both love and courtesy.

& Taylor

Follows the experiences of an impoverished Italian orphan who wins the affections of a lord and the ire of an evil matron

Publisher: New York : Dutton Books, c1997
ISBN: 9780525457565
Characteristics: 187 p.
Additional Contributors: Myerson, Joel
Shealy, Daniel


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jhoerger Jun 22, 2014

I was ecstatic to discover a book by Alcott that I had not read! Obviously not as good as Little Women (my favorite!) but a lovely, fast read!

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Nov 06, 2014

LsKCLS thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 99


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