A Modern Mephistopheles

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A Modern Mephistopheles

By Louisa May Alcott; Octavia Davis (Introduction by)

Bantam Books, Paperback, 9780553377958, 240pp.

Publication Date: October 19, 1995

This chilling tale of lust, deception and greed, first published anonymously in 1877, allowed Alcott the chance to exercise "the lurid style" she believed was her "natural ambition". A novel of psychological complexity that touches on the controversial subjects of sexuality and drug use, A Modern Mephistopheles is a penetrating and powerful study of human evil and its appalling consequences.