PLOTS AND COUNTERPLOTS

(London: W.H.Allen, 1977).

FIRST EDITION. “Companion volume to ‘Behind the Mask.’ A major literary discovery has revealed that Louisa May Alcott wrote under a pseudonym (A.M.Barnard.) Four of her page-turners were published in “Behind the Mask”, and now the remaining sensational thrillers have been collected in “Plots and Counterplots.” Mind-control, violence, madness, incest, and the whole psychology of manipulation are presented here to give us still another, wilder side to the author of ‘Little Women.’
With the publication of this new and final collection of “blood-and-thunder” thrillers, Louisa May Alcott’s ‘plunge into the frothy sea of sensational literature’ is completed and Concord’s multifaceted genius emerges full-face from behind her mask. Item #17264

First British edition. Frontispiece portrait,5 black and white illustrations, and several reproductions of manuscript letters. 8vo, original green cloth with gilt lettering on the spine, and in the original pictorial dust jacket. 315. A clean and fine copy, the dustjacket very well preserved.

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