A Modern Mephistopheles
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 - Whitney - Goodreads
A cross between Wuthering Heights and Romeo and Juliet. I've read several other novels of Louisa May Alcott under the pseudonym AMBarnard and isn't my favorite. A bit slow until the last 25% of book. Had a satisfactory (if not sad) ending. Read full review
Review: A Modern MephistophelesUser Review - Phil Syphe - Goodreads
Before reading this I was expecting something as good as, and similar to, "A Long Fatal Love Chase" or some of LMA's superb thrillers; however, this novella is one of few works by Ms Alcott that I ... Read full review