A Modern Mephistopheles (Google eBook)
This chilling tale of lust, deception and greed, first published anonymously in 1877, allowed Alcott the chance to exercise "the lurid style" she believed was her "natural ambition". A novel of psychological complexity that touches on the controversial subjects of sexuality and drug use, A Modern Mephistopheles is a penetrating and powerful study of human evil and its appalling consequences.
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Review: A Modern MephistophelesUser Review - Kayla Manuel - Goodreads
I think the appeal of this novel comes mainly with the shock value of "Louisa May Alcott wrote what?!" And there certainly are some shocks - themes of obsession, greed, drugs, and homoeroticism ... Read full review
Review: A Modern MephistophelesUser Review - Elizabeth - Goodreads
Perhaps because I've already read Confessions of an Opium-Eater and Lady Audley's Secret, drug use and the suggestion of adultery in a Victorian novel is hardly enough to make me appalled. While I ... Read full review