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  • Title: The Mysterious Key and What It Opened
  • Author: Louisa May Alcott
  • ISBN: 9781421916507
  • Page: 297
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  • The Mysterious Key and What It Opened By Louisa May Alcott When Paul spoke in that tone and wore that look, Lillian felt as if they had changed places, and he was the master and she the servant She wondered over this in her childish mind, but proud and willful as she was, she liked it, and obeyed him with unusual meekness when he suggested that it was time to return.
    Louisa May Alcott
    As A.M Barnard Behind a Mask, or a Woman s Power 1866 The Abbot s Ghost, or Maurice Treherne s Temptation 1867 A Long Fatal Love Chase 1866 first published 1995 First published anonymously A Modern Mephistopheles 1877 Louisa May Alcott was born in Germantown, Pennsylvania on November 29, 1832 She and her three sisters, Anna, Elizabeth and May were educated by their father, philosopher teacher, Bronson Alcott and raised on the practical Christianity of their mother, Abigail May.Louisa spent her childhood in Boston and in Concord, Massachusetts, where her days were enlightened by visits to Ralph Waldo Emerson s library, excursions into nature with Henry David Thoreau and theatricals in the barn at Hillside now Hawthorne s Wayside.Like her character, Jo March in Little Women, young Louisa was a tomboy No boy could be my friend till I had beaten him in a race, she claimed, and no girl if she refused to climb trees, leap fences For Louisa, writing was an early passion She had a rich imagination and often her stories became melodramas that she and her sisters would act out for friends Louisa preferred to play the lurid parts in these plays, the villains, ghosts, bandits, and disdainful queens At age 15, troubled by the poverty that plagued her family, she vowed I will do something by and by Don t care what, teach, sew, act, write, anything to help the family and I ll be rich and famous and happy before I die, see if I won t Confronting a society that offered little opportunity to women seeking employment, Louisa determined I will make a battering ram of my head and make my way through this rough and tumble world Whether as a teacher, seamstress, governess, or household servant, for many years Louisa did any work she could find.Louisa s career as an author began with poetry and short stories that appeared in popular magazines In 1854, when she was 22, her first book Flower Fables was published A milestone along her literary path was Hospital Sketches 1863 based on the letters she had written home from her post as a nurse in Washington, DC as a nurse during the Civil War.When Louisa was 35 years old, her publisher Thomas Niles in Boston asked her to write a book for girls Little Women was written at Orchard House from May to July 1868 The novel is based on Louisa and her sisters coming of age and is set in Civil War New England Jo March was the first American juvenile heroine to act from her own individuality a living, breathing person rather than the idealized stereotype then prevalent in children s fiction.In all, Louisa published over 30 books and collections of stories She died on March 6, 1888, only two days after her father, and is buried in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in Concord.

    The Mysterious Key and What It Opened By Louisa May Alcott

    Commentaires:

    Mandolin
    A fatal legacy and buried secret haunt the widow and daughter of a rich man who died after a visit from a mysterious stranger What horrid news did the stranger impart to cause the man s sudden death And does the young boy who miraculously appears and befriends the family know anything about it Is his obvious devotion to the widow and young mistress as pure as it seems If you re at all familiar with Alcott s Little Women, you ll understand what I mean when I say that this story reminds me of the [...]

    Marts(Thinker)
    Richard Trevlyn dies suddenly leaving his pregnant wife behind, but prior to his death she overhears him conversing with someone Then years later an unusual young man appears on their propertyThis tale was a good change from the usual Little Women series that Alcott is associated with

    Peggy
    Louisa May Alcott wrote this mystery in 1867 It is a real departure from the books she is best known for It was a decent little mystery Fairly short, read it in one afternoon It keeps your interest and makes it hard to put down and before you know it you are done The characters were fairly simple didn t really hook me but the story was intriguing and you just had to find out what in the world had happened that was so terrible and what the key opened I would recommend it and give it 3 stars http [...]

    Caroline Bennett
    I thought the plot was okay mystery wise It took some twists and turns with a fairly predictable ending It s a short novel but worth the read if you like Alcott It is over sentimental in places but the character psychology and motivation is strong up to a point And the point is this Louisa May Alcott has Jane Bennet disease.Do you remember in Pride and Prejudice when Jane Bennet can t believe that Mr Darcy would have wronged Mr Wickham or that Mr Wickham could have possibly lied about it They ha [...]

    Dianne
    The Mysterious Key And What It Opened by Louisa May AlcottThe story begins with the mysterious death of Sir Richard Trevlyn All the reader knows is that Richard s wife, Alice, who is pregnant with their first child, listens through a keyhole in the library door to a conversation Richard has with a visitor What she hears horrifies her, she faints, and a servant, Hester, finds her and helps her to bed Alice insists Richard not be disturbed, but Hester is worried and goes to the library anyway to t [...]

    Bridget Marshall
    A fun little read Though I suppose it s technically a full length novel, it felt to me like a short story that I easily read in one afternoon Though it definitely isn t among Alcott s best, I still really enjoyed it and would recommend it as a fast and easy read

    Mary Frances
    Not at all what you would expect from LMA, but it was a nice, fun, one night read.

    Blair
    I was a huge fan of the Little Women movie starring Winona Ryder and Christian Bale growing up I didn t read the actual novel until I was 22 , so a couple of years ago when I saw a smutty looking thriller by Louisa May Alcott called A Long Fatal Love Chase for sale in a used book shop in Coeur d Alene, Idaho, I had to buy it One of the story lines in Little Women is the blood and thunder tales Jo writes to get by as a writer, until her big break comes Louisa May herself did the exact same thing, [...]

    Sue
    This is the first book I read on the Kindle I was given for Christmas It s a short novel by Louisa M Alcott which I had never come across before long out of print, and available free The story revolves around the mysterious death of Lillian s father, after he receives an unexpected visitor Lillian grows up rather spoiled, but befriends Paul, who works as a servant but is evidently from her class and, equally evidently to the reader, has some connection with her past.It s an almost gothic style, [...]

    Roni
    While the author, Louisa, is well known for her novel, Little Women , this short story is a nice surprising side which I never knew about her This story is based on mystery as the title indicates I am amazed at the way she weaves clues into the story that keeps me guessing all the way to end of the story At the ending, everything is explained and connected from the events and characters motives I am like WOW That s what the mysterious key opens up to offer the readers as a complete surprise and [...]

    Christine
    This is a lesser known book by Louisa May Alcott an it is relatively short Basically,the story is set in England, late 1800s A girls father dies after receiving a letter The mother reads the letter and appears to burn it A boy arrives years later and works, meanwhile searchingA worthwhile read especially if you are looking for something not too long and not too deep that you are sure won t offend or disturb.

    Kayla
    Wow What a book This was SO GOOD It was shorter than an average sized book, but a little longer than a short story What a wonderful and suspenseful mystery I absolutely could not put it down And such an unpredictable and exciting ending If you couldn t tell already, I would highly recommend this book

    Sandy (CA)
    This was an enjoyable short book 4 hours on Librivox with an unusual plot and lovable characters Recommended as a relaxing filler between substantial and demanding books.

    Sarah Grace
    A lovely old fashioned mystery

    Adelaide
    Interesting readThe writing is good and it makes for an interesting read The plot unravels a bit too fast for me, though I find it unlikely and a tad unrealistic that a person who had nurtured a secret vendetta for 17 long years, Helen, that is, would give it up so easily.

    Roderick Baxter
    This is one that I have avoided reading, for one reason or another However, I found myself with some time on my hands Seeing that it was a short story, took the plunge Glad that I did It was a entertaining story It is a good idea to step out of your comfort zone, sometimes.

    Mom
    This book was amazing to read If you like reading love stories I recommended this bookI chose five stars because this book is also filled with mystery that the back of the book does not tell you about

    Marcia
    There were things I liked and things I did not like Paul was the most complex character, with conflicting wants and desires.

    T.
    An early short novel, 1867, by a prolific American author A little mystery and quite good.

    Angele
    Although not as good as some of Alcott s other thrillers, this novel entertains by rattling an upper class family s skeletons both literal and figurative On the way to the secret of the mysterious key, Alcott portrays doomed and seemingly doomed love affairs, as well as acts of derring do and noble sacrifice.

    Rosie
    Louisa May Alcott wrote a lot than just Little Women, though the book and related sequels and spin offs remain her most popular She also wrote many Gothic tales, which were popular back in the day This one is a nice little story, not as over the top as some Gothic romances You can identify with the antagonist Paul quite easily and Lillian is not annoying when she could have been The mystery held my attention and the love story was cute, but possibly uncomfortable for modern readers a 16 year ol [...]

    Greg Chandler
    This short novella seems to step away from the autobiographical novels Little Women and Little Men that Alcott is best known for The characters here are lords and ladies It s pretty clear from the start that the well bred young man who serves beneath his station as groom to a young girl will rise up and claim her, so I won t warn of this spoiler That being said, the story is sweet and the characters carry off the rags to riches rise by merit plot as well as can be expected There are plot twists [...]

    Meredith
    Written in a completely different genre then any other story I have read by Louisa May Alcott, this book was a surprise to me Albeit a pleasant surprise I found this book for free on Kindle, and on account of poor planning on my part, found myself without anything to read and one hour until the library opened So, I picked this up, and read it until the library opened And after the library opened And on the drive home And for most of the evening It is a gripping story All this to say, I really en [...]

    Mailee Pyper
    This was a fun little book, of a novella really It was one of the sensational novels I imagine young Jo in little women writing The whole of the book is mysterious and there is so much hinting at a great secret But when the secret finally comes out it is almost disappointing because it is so simple The whole time you think something terrible has been done intentionally and it is just a mistake with serious consequences but it seemed like a happy conclusion to the whole ordeal could have been re [...]

    Katherine Johnston
    If you realize what you are getting into time period genre this book, by L.M Alcott, is adorably melodramatic in plot and tone Very much a companion read to Little Women,r surely this is the type scribblings Jo March was producing in the garret, while munching apples and wiping away at her ink blotting bib Quick and easy read, most enjoyable, especially if you are an Alcott fan, even though the melodramatic plot was see thru, and as predictable as Marmee s handkerchief waving at the window.

    Phil Syphe
    An entertaining novella, this one, featuring a blend of sincere and sinister themes.I admire the way the author maintains the mysterious tone throughout the narrative The reader is kept guessing until the end whether the story will finish on a hopeful or hopeless note.I liked all the characters, vividly portrayed, as one would expect from Miss Alcott The dialogue is top notch, not being weighed down with needless attribution or evil adverbs.A very good read.

    Scilla
    This was a combination mystery romance Richard Trevlyn receives a visiter and then dies His wife has overheard the conversation, and is very upset Soon her daughter, Lillian is born Twelve years later, an orphan, Paul arrives at Trevlyn to work He and the young Lillian become very close, and then Paul suddenly leaves The mystery of the relationship of Paul and Lillian is solved four years later.

    Laura Bang
    The story is okay, but it follows that annoying trope of keeping the reader in the dark until the very end, while detailing all the characters reactions to the shocking secret, which tends to diminish the enjoyment of the reveal when it finally happens I ve certainly read better of this type of story what with all the dime novels I ve read in the past year and a half , but it was fun to read a different side of Alcott.

    Nicole
    I downloaded a bunch of Louisa May Alcott books onto my Kindle because she was such a childhood favorite I read and re read Little Women when I was young I noticed that there were a number of things she had written that I had never read This was one of them I loved the gothic feel of the story with the tragic secret hanging over everyone s head It also had the feel of a fairy tale as well Just a lovely find.

    Laura
    This is the first of Alcott s mysteries I ve read and I loved it The plot moved quickly, was intriguing, and was pretty easy to follow I felt like there were a few unanswered questions after the last sentence I may have missed something while reading but I thoroughly enjoyed this particular journey.

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