A Long Fatal Love Chase

A Long Fatal Love Chase

Book - 1995
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Random House, Inc.
Written in 1866, this heretofore undiscovered gem by the author of Little Women tells the story of Rosamund Vivian, an intelligent, strong-willed, 18-year-old young woman who longs for adventure. But when she marries a wealthy, jaded young man, and is swept off to Europe, Rosamund too soon learns that her new husband is not as he had presented himself. First serial to Ladies' Home Journal.

Baker & Taylor
Yearning for romance and adventure, strong-willed eighteen-year-old Rosamond Vivian is seduced by the wealthy Phillip Tempest and is forced to flee his violent tendencies

Blackwell North Amer
Reaching out over more than a hundred years, A Long Fatal Love Chase tells a story that will touch a whole generation of readers, a story so sensational it could not be published during Louisa May Alcott's lifetime.
Rosamond Vivian has been brought up as a recluse by her heartlessly indifferent grandfather on a remote island off the English coast. Her only knowledge of the outside world is derived from the books she devours so voraciously. When Philip Tempest - charming, devastatingly handsome, and almost twice Rosamond's age - mysteriously appears one stormy night, he finds a peach ripe for the plucking.
Instead of finding the freedom she craves, Rosamond is caught up in a web of intrigue, cruelty, and deceit stretching far back into the strange past of the man she must call her husband. Fearful that her spirit will be broken, she flees Tempest's clutches, and so the chase begins - across Italy, across France and Germany, from Parisian garret to mental asylum, from convent to chateau. But no sooner does she find each new refuge than Philip Tempest hunts her down - for he has never allowed anything he wants to escape, and Rosamond has become his obsession.

& Taylor

Yearning for romance and adventure, strong-willed eighteen-year-old Rosamond Vivian is seduced by the wealthy Phillip Tempest and is forced to flee his violent tendencies. 150,000 first printing. Tour. First serial, Ladies' Home Journal.

Publisher: New York : Random House, [1995]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©1995
ISBN: 9780679445104
Branch Call Number: FIC Al 1995
Characteristics: 242 pages ; 25 cm


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Feb 18, 2015

Louisa's book A Long Fatal Love Chase is not your typical Alcott novel. This story is a head of time as far as novels go. This book is one of my all time books, ever, however I was not impressed with any of her other works of art. That's saying a lot for me.

esther_12031211 Aug 20, 2013

To have been written in the time that it was written is, wow. This book is so modern. Classic case of Domestic violence, stalking, and sociopath nightmare. This book is one of my favorites.

Mar 19, 2012

This book felt very much like her other novel: 'A Modern Mephistopheles' in terms of the main male and female character personas and general themes. It goes so far as to make references to Mephistopheles, making the link rather apparent. However it lacked the depth of 'A Modern Mephistopheles', I found.

Mar 16, 2012

Not as romantic, but true to comments by others. Good read, worth the time.

Jun 09, 2011

Compelling...if you're looking for a love story with a happy ending, this is not your book. However, if you wish to be pulled along in suspense and wonder, read this tale.

Jan 06, 2010

A highly readable, suspenseful book. The young, innocent heroine is lured into destruction by the evil Tempest. When she tries to escape, he follows her with relentless passion and obsession.


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