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Behind a Mask: Or, a Woman’s Power
Louisa May Alcott
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Forbidden love affairs, unsavory secrets, a ruthlessly ambitious woman masquerading as a sentimental governess – hardly the fare we’ve come to expect from the beloved author of such wholesome classics as Little Women. This chilling tale of a brilliant dissembler and her sinister aims will leave you with a new appreciation for Alcott’s range.

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Nov. 7, 2013
A nice short story, kept wanting to read more even knowing what would happen next.
 
Nov. 7, 2013
altho, it didn't end the way I'd like it to. A different kind of Louisa Alcott but I'd recommend it.
 
Nov. 7, 2013
A great short story and an excellent choice as a first read on DailyLit. I enjoyed the suspense and the hint of danger throughout.
 
Nov. 7, 2013
A side of Louisa May Alcott that not everyone knows about, this book is one written under her pen name A. M. Barnard. From the start it's a quick and clever romp, very well written and engaging. If you don't often read classic American literature, the lanuage and customs take a bit getting used to; notions of class and rank are far enough behind us that we need a bit of a refresher, but once you get into the swing of things it reads just as well as any contemporary story. Behind a Mask: or A Woman's Power takes on a theme that's as relevant then as now, that of a woman trying to move up in society and the world through marriage. At the very start of the story Alcott gives us one tantalizing bit of information about this particular woman, though, that makes leaves you wondering how the other characters will react, if they ever find out.
 
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Nov. 7, 2013
Very good. I felt like I was watching an old black and white film. Set in a time past, but I could so relate to the heroine - she wanted to be independant. How things never change!
 
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Nov. 7, 2013
I've read before reviews of this book and fairly knew what to expect. Though, I didn't fully believed that L. M. Alcott was able to write on a non-moralizing subject. And it proved to be funny and with a surprising ending. Surprising mostly because, after reading some of her children's books, I was expecting that the 'bad' heroine be punished and the narrator deliver us a preach on the value of honesty.
 
Nov. 7, 2013
This book enthralled me, and i finished it in three readings. I had read others by the author, and this one is well written What an excellent way to produce such a conniving woman!
 
Nov. 7, 2013
Louisa May Alcott wrote a very different short story than some of her other books, like Little Women. The book was interesting, there were many plot twists and cliffhangers, and she made a genuine effort to develop the character of Jean Muir. I wish more of her books were as unique
 
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Feb. 20, 2015
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