Six years before she wrote Little Women, Louisa May Alcott, in financial straits, entered Pauline’s Passion and Punishment, a novelette, in a newspaper contest. Not only did it win the $100 prize, but, published anonymously, it marked the first in the series of blood & thunder tales that would be her livelihood for years.
In Behind a Mask, editor Madeleine Stern introduces four Alcott thrillers: Pauline’s Passion and Punishment, The Mysterious Key, The Abbot’s Ghost, and the title story, Behind a Mask. First published in one volume in 1975, they are regarded as Alcott’s finest work in this genre.
Publisher: William Morrow & Company
Pub Date: 02/1997
Size: 9.21h x 6.10w x 0.84d