The Abbot’s Ghost by Louisa May Alcott – Sweet Sequels Out of Print Collection

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Sweet Sequels Out of Print Collection

The Abbot’s Ghost by Louisa May Alcott with cover art by Haleigh DeRocher

This is the complete and unabridged text of Louisa May Alcott’s novella, The Abbot’s Ghost. Formerly out of print, this book is available exclusively in the Sweet Sequels shop. This beautiful hardcover edition features original cover art. It measures 6×9.

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Louisa May Alcott wrote The Abbot’s Ghost under the pseudonym A.M. Barnard in 1867. Alcott, who was an abolitionist and feminist, kickstarted her writing career in 1860 writing stories for a magazine called Atlantic Monthly. Her first published work that brought her public acclaim was an account of her time as a nurse during the Civil War. After this, in an effort to raise money for her family, she began writing thrilling stories under a penname. These stories were inspired by the likes of Wilkie Collins and Mary Elizabeth Braddon: fiery and sensational, and – some would say – improper for the Victorian woman to write. In 1868, Alcott wrote and published the immediately successful Little Women, and soon after abandoned her thriller stories for more novels depicting domestic experience and personal relationships. Little Women was a semi-autobiographical account of her childhood in Concord, Massachusetts with her three sisters. She depicted herself in Jo, and the experiences of Meg, Beth, and Amy were similar to the experiences of Louisa’s sisters Anna, Elizabeth, and Abigail respectively. Many of Alcott’s earlier thriller novels are no longer published and remain relatively unknown. 

From the back:

“Human minds are more full of mysteries than any written book and more changeable than the cloud shapes in the air.”

It’s Christmastime. A group of family and friends gather together for a festive houseparty – but the festivities are interrupted by the appearance of a ghost.

This gothic ghost story is Victorian Yuletide at its finest. Filled with emotion and intrigue,  it encourages the values of Christmastime: Forgiveness, Hope, Charity, and Togetherness. Louisa May Alcott wrote this novella under the pseudonym A.M. Barnard in 1867.This exciting title is now available with beautiful cover art by Haleigh DeRocher, found exclusively at sweetsequels.com.

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