From the writer of Little Women comes a set of gothic, romantic, and spellbinding stories certain to shock and delight.
This assortment represents the simplest of Alcott's grownup oeuvre, beginning with ''A sleek Mephistopheles,'' a depressing Faustian story encouraged by means of A lengthy deadly Love Chase. The tales during this quantity reveal dramatic depth and exciting, suspenseful plots that convey Alcott to be a posh and passionate author. Listeners will detect inside this maelstrom of homicide, deceit, obsessive wish, treachery, duplicity, and betrayal that love and honor can nonetheless triumph over all.
The booklet takes its identify from the story ''A Whisper within the Dark,'' arguably Alcott's gothic masterpiece, a narrative of imperiled innocence. additionally featured are ''The Abbot's Ghost,'' one among Alcott's few supernatural thrillers; ''Perilous Play,'' a sensationalist tale during which she means that with the suitable stimulation - subsequently cannabis - even the blameless show a dismal part; and ''V. V.; or Plots and Counterplots,'' which introduces the mysterious Virginie Varens, the darkest heroine in all her work.