From the Author
The editor stands in for the deceased Ms Alcott (1832-88)!
I was very fortunate to be able to acquire and edit Louisa May Alcott's unpublished manuscript of "A Long Fatal Love Chase" which Random House published in 1995. Details about the adventure are in the back of the paperback -- but I just wanted to thank the spirit of Louisa May and her millions of fans over time for the fun this book provided for everyone involved. I am pretty sure she enjoyed writing it and it is fun to read (don't be afraid of 19th Century stiff lingo -- it's got lots of love, murder, revenge, fights, suicide, stalking, drugs, etc.). It vibrates with Louisa's strong sense of a woman's need for independence on several levels: physical, financial, intellectual and spiritual -- themes quite familiar to generations of readers of "Little Women" (1868). In honor of the socially conscious Alcotts (the family was involved in tons of 19th Century reforms), 25% of the proceeds from "Love Chase" are going to the Orchard House -- the Alcott museum in Concord, MA -- and 25% to the school I run (which is, like the Alcott family, of the vegetarian alternative type). Anyway, it was all accomplished by Grace -- lots of it -- and was very enjoyable. Please savor the book!
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