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Behind a Mask; or, a Woman's Power

By: Louisa May Alcott(A.M.Barnard)
Published By: Double9 Books
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Louisa May Alcott, a native of the United States, wrote the novella Behind a Mask, or A Woman's Power. The many thrillers and mysteries that Alcott authored under the alias A. M. Barnard include this one.The affluent family employs a young woman called Jean Muir to be the governess of sixteen-year-old Bella in the Victorian-era drama Coventry Mansion. When Jean first meets the Coventrys, she uses a fainting spell to win over Bella, Ned, and Mrs. Coventry. Gerald and Lucia, a son of the estate and a relative of the Coventry family, are nevertheless wary. They have good reason to be cautious because when Jean goes to her bedroom, she takes off her disguise-a wig and some false teeth-revealing that she is truly an actress who has been working for at least thirty years.Jean weasels her way into the Coventry family's hearts by portraying herself as a kind governess. All of the male characters eventually fall in love with her: Ned, the youngest, first, then Gerald, the sceptic, and ultimately John, the unassuming uncle. She manipulates their affection for her to set them against one another and ultimately win the Coventry estate for herself. By the time the novel is over, Jean Muir has wed John and is now Lady Coventry.

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Louisa May Alcott(A.M.Barnard)

Louisa May Alcott, an American novelist and poet, was born in 1832 in Germantown, Pennsylvania. Alcott was the daughter of the famous visionary Bronson Alcott and was friend of Emerson and Thoreau. Her education was under the direction of her father, for a time at his old Temple School in Boston and, later, at home. She turned to writing in order to increase the family income and had many short stories printed in magazines and newspapers. In addition to writing, she worked as a teacher, governess, and Civil War nurse, as well as being an advocate of abolition, women's rights, and prohibition. After her experiences she wrote Hospital Sketches (1864) which won wide praise, followed by an adult novel, Moods. She is best known as the author of the novel Little Women and its sequels Little Men and Jo's Boys. Little Women is generally based on Alcott's childhood experiences with her three sisters. Alcott was writing of her own incense experiences with fame. She expired in 1888 and is buried in Sleepy Hollow cemetery in Concord Massachusetts.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 111 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9356569177
  • ISBN-13: 9789356569171
  • Item Weight: 133.2g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 6.55 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense, Fiction / Classics