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A Long Fatal Love Chase
Innocent Rosamond Vivian has led a dull and sheltered life until she meets Phillip Tempest. The mysterious Tempest is a wealthy, world-travelling acquiantance of Rosamond's grandfather, and in spite of the old man's veiled warnings, the pair elope and set off for the Riviera. After a few peaceful years of marriage, Rosamond begins to discern the truth about her secretive husband. Overhearing a his conversation with a sobbing woman late one night, Rosam...
An Old-Fashioned Girl
Polly is Fanny, Maudie and Tom's poor "cousin" (actually no real relation) who stays with them during the summer as kids. They have a close relationship and good natured Polly teaches the other naughty children the right and wrong way to behave. Eight years later, she returns to their town as a teacher, working to support her family. She realises she is in love with Tom, but while she was away, he gets engaged to Trixie, a girl he doesn't love but he is...
Eight Cousins
Rose Campbell, an orphaned heiress, is a little girl just getting to know her 19th century Boston family of shipping merchants. She has been left with two great aunts, Patience and Prudence, to await the arrival of her guardian, her unknown uncle Alex, a doctor. Because Alex had quarreled with his brother, custody of Rose was their attempt at reconciliation. Alex, a bluff, hearty man, invigorates his niece, getting her out of black mourning clothes and s...
Hospital Sketches
This book is a fictionalized account of the author's experiences nursing during the Civil War. Tribulation Periwinkle, looking for something to do, follow the suggestion of her brother, Tom, and decided to become a nurse for the Union Army. However, her difficulties begin before she even gets to the hospital. She describes the inconveniences of travel on her way to Washington, D.C. Once Nurse Periwinkle arrives at the Hurly-Burly Hotel, a temporary hospi...

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Jo's Boys
This is the third and last in the "Little Women" series. It begins 10 years after the end of "Little Men" and takes place in the grounds and buildings that have grown up around the school for boys that Jo started. Jo March has finally become recognized as the "celebrated American authoress" that Laurie foretold in "Little Women." Meanwhile, she and her husband, Professor Bhaer, have raised their pupils to go out into the world to make their way as hard-w...
Little Women
Four sisters - Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy - grow up living in poverty, but their family is far more tightly knit and loving than most. The book explores the sisters' relationship with their mother (Marmee), their home-from-the-war father, each other, and friends and acquaintances who are much wealthier than they. Alcott explores the chasm between rich and poor of the era through the friendship of the Alcott's next-door neighbor, Laurie, a boy about Jo's age ...
Rose in Bloom
A teenage Rose Campbell, raised by her wise and protective uncle Alex to be sensible and well adjusted, faces society in 19th century Boston. Because she has beauty, a kind nature, and lots of money, she is quite the matrimonial catch. But the men she loves most are her seven boy cousins, now grown into young men. Modern readers get some very interesting insight into the romantic customs of the Civil War era as Rose goes to parties and other social ...


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