- Paperback: 279 pages
- Publisher: Avon Books; Reprint edition (31 Dec 1995)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0380726777
- ISBN-13: 978-0380726776
- Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 13.3 x 20.3 cm
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,671,531 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
This story is quite different from Alcott's more poplular works--and even from the rest of her 'blood and thunder tales', that one wonders if this was not merely an excercise and not intended to be read by generations. The main flaw is in the ending, which seems a bit prosaic for such a dark work. It still has her flair for narrative and deep understanding of human nature, however and provides an excellent addition to any Alcott devotee.