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  • Hardcover
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  • The Inheritance
  • Louisa May Alcott
  • English
  • 20 May 2019
  • 9780525457565

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Louisa May Alcott ✓ 0 Download The Inheritance Download à 100 Tory follows the turbulent fortunes of Edith Adelon an impoverished Italian orphan whose loyalty and beauty win her the patronage of wealthy friends until a jealous rival contrives to rob her of her position In the locket around her neck she carries a deep secret about her natural birthright But an even greater truth lies hidden in Edith's heart her deep reverence Throughly enjoyable This was my first Allcot and I was given it for Christmas by a wonderful friend and I am so glad she didThe hero who was so kind and loving and caring The heroine was sweet and the whole story was delightful There were some very dislikable characters who had me shouting at the book and some bubbly characters who were great to read about There were a few events in the plot that were left hanging or that seemed to sort themselves out rather uickly but it didn t matter she was only 17 when she wrote this I would not be able to do anything half so good as this

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Louisa May Alcott ✓ 0 Download The Inheritance Download à 100 For the kind and noble Lord Percy the only friend who can save her from the deceitful envious machinations of Lady IdaReminiscent of Jane Austen in its charms this chaste but stirringly passionate novel affirms the conuering power of both love and courtesy For the generations who grew up alongside Jo Meg Beth and Amy a rich literary inheritance is restored at las It is a sweet lovely story written by seventeen year old girl Louisa May Alcott was a wise and observant writer from the beginning Her first novel isn t very subtle Mostly it is a love story and the story about how much a human needs another human to love It is rather easy to predict save one surprising event Nonetheless I have had a nice time like I was listening a pretty enjoyable melody The melody I was hearing for the first time although her familiarity have warmed my heart Perhaps this book simply touches our purest needs dreams and faith in a human being

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Louisa May Alcott ✓ 0 Download The Inheritance Download à 100 Here at last is the book 'Jo' wrote Generations of fans have longed to plumb that first romance hinted at so captivatingly on the pages of Little Women Alcott's autobiographical classic Now after nearly one hundred fifty years spent among archived family documents Louisa May Alcott's debut novel finally reaches its eager publicSet in an English country manor the s Edith Adelon is comfortably provided for by her beloved friends the Hamiltons who though she was but a lowly Italian orphan when they discovered her have treated her with kindness and generosity than she could have ever hoped to claim from them The two young Hamiltons Amy and Arthur treat her as a beloved sister and Lady Hamilton though not as warm as her children expresses a degree of affection that she deems stately The only member of the household who dislikes Edith is Cousin Ida who scheming and ambitious herself detests Edith s gentle artless kindnessWhen Lord Percy arrives Ida s passive dislike for Edith develops into outright hatred A selfless noble man himself he is attracted to Edith s character and awards her with his interest despite Ida s constant attempts to capture him for herself When Frederick Arlington arrives and is also captivated by Edith who finds his heavy handed attention oppressive Ida s rage heats to a boiling pointWill Edith s character be destroyed by Ida s machinations And when the secret of Edith s birth becomes known will she be accepted for who she isDiscussionuite by accident I managed to read The Inheritance the day after I finished William Golding s Lord of the Flies The contrast between the two could not have been striking One was a masterful exposition of the deep horrors of human nature forged in fire and written with rapier skill The other is an effusion of sentimental melodrama bred on cotton candy and carnations and written with the clumsy hand of an obvious amateur One examined the depth of human depravity while the other boasted characters whose only thoughts were those of angelic purity Reading the two back to back was like stepping out of an oven into a refrigerator Simply shockingLouisa May Alcott wrote this novel when she was seventeen I think it likely that her young age combined with her lack of experience as a writer love of melodrama and transcendentalist ideals are responsible for the simplistic characters she created in The Inheritance Because that is the single adjective which describes every element of the story simplicity Simplicity in plot Simplicity in theme And strongest of all simplicity in characterEdith is beautiful dark haired and pale faced with an angel s calm and almost holy beauty she bore within as holy and as pure a heart gentle true and tender Few could bear the burden of a lonely life as patiently as she pg 14 Her bright eyes often fill with tears at the kindness or meanness of others and she inspires instant admiration in all who see her She is described as one who bore so meekly all the sorrows that must try a gentle heart and was so rich in pure and sinless feelings and so beautiful in all a woman s noblest gifts pg 90Lord Percy is a selfless melancholic nobleman who careless of the wealth and honor that might be his prized far the purity and worth of noble human hearts little noting whether they beat in high or low He chiefly occupies his time admiring Edith s unuenchable virtues and defending or pitying her when anyone is unkind to her Formerly disappointed in love upon discovering that his younger brother loved the same woman as he he nobly put away his own joy and strove to win for his younger brother the heart he so tenderly loved himself um wot he soon develops a most holy love for Edith yet forbears from proposing to her lest he should wrong the friendship she so frankly gave him if he could pain her by vain offers of a love she never could return and by rank and riches that cannot buy a noble woman s heart pg 122 Also His calm pale face and serious eyes are far beautiful than mere comeliness and grace of form for the pure true heart within shines clearly out and gives uiet beauty to his face such as few possess g 8 Added bonus he is also tender as a woman Lady Ida the only truly evil character is beautiful brilliant proud cold and unmarried With a hilarious lack of self deception she admits to Edith that she hates her because You Edith are young and lovely and in spite of poverty and humble birth you win respect and admiration from those above you When she perceives that Lord Percy and Frederick Arlington both admire Edith she attempts to disparage Edith s character with a degree of clumsiness that would embarrass a half grown puppy Her disdainful dislike for Edith is so unskillfully displayed that everyone is able to see through her schemes and thus do not fall for themFrederick Arlington is selfish passionate discontented and unreasonably attracted to Edith s selfless meek and unassuming character His selfish behavior consists of paying her unwanted attentions bending admiring glances toward her blushing face and declaring his love to her when she does not wish to hear it But even he feels the passion in his breast grow calm beneath the light of Lord Percy s sad earnest eyes and by the end of his story arc he feels deeply all the sorrow he had given and the tears his selfish passion caused Edith Uh huh Amy and Arthur are both amiable to a child like degree They both beautiful and intelligent are themselves happy and cannot imagine why anyone else would not be They look upon Edith as a sister and the only times their anger is roused is when someone slights EdithNone of the characters undergo any kind of character development except Arlington he realizes he s annoying But if you think about it there was no way they could have grown could Edith progress beyond angelic calm and holy beauty Could Percy of whom it is said few could lead so pure a life as he really get any better The answer is no and so our characters instead of overcoming interesting faults instead must sadly languish under the faults of Lady Ida and ArlingtonIn fact Alcott went so overboard in making Edith perfectly self sacrificial that she actually made her contradictory In one scene after Lady Ida has declared her hatred in response to Edith s plea for friendship Edith responds I have no other home but this and no friends to take me in or much as I love Amy I would leave her and trouble you no Edith said sadly pg 60So Edith just said she would leave Amy if another home was offered her right Right Fast forward eight pages to the moment that rich Lord Percy asks her to live as a companion with his aging mother and this is what we get Edith while the bright tears lay upon her cheek answered sadly I am deeply grateful for this kindness and were it not for Amy and the love and gratitude I owe her I would gladly be to your mother as a faithful loving child pg 68In both situations Edith professed the most self sacrificial attitude available But in doing so she contradicted herself with selflessness Agggggh Also difficult to comprehend is Lady Hamilton s attitude when money is stolen from her and Edith is accused of being the thief Lady Hamilton had previously stated that she regards Edith as a friend to whom I owe a debt that I never can repay and as a small return for the precious life she saved I shall do all I can to make her happy pg 58 but when evidence provided by Lady Ida seems to indicate that that Edith is the thief Lady Hamilton says Yes Edith you have sinned past my forgiveness You have forfeited my love my confidence and my protection for in return for years of warm affection and most watchful care you have repaid me by deceit and great ingratitude pgs 150 151When Edith protests that she did not steal the money but cannot tell who she believes did steal it a bit of stupidity on her part I grant Lady Hamilton responds I can no longer give a home to one who thinks a promise given to screen guilt binding than the gratitude of years pg 157But later when a servant admits to stealing the money Lady Hamilton expands My poor boy I do forgive you led astray by others whom you trusted Tis an easy thing to sin Your youth and your repentance have won my pardon pg 164So let me get this straight When Ida who everyone knows hates Edith provides evidence against a beloved member of your household you accept her testimony and prepare to evict the beloved member without mercy but when an insignificant servant boy admits to the same crime you graciously forgive and excuse him Good GRACIOUSI may sound like I m coming down too hard on this story The truth is it s harmless enough for young readers who want a bit of fairy tale fluff But it just doesn t have the vim to be considered classic literatureConclusion Good for those interested in the works of Louisa May Alcott or for those looking for safe sinless literature


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