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The Mysterious Key and What It Opened

Louisa May Alcott

Book Overview: 

In this delightful short story, we discover the secrets of the Trevlyn family. 'The Mysterious Key and What it Opened' is a mystery entwined with romance.

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .My father was an Englishman, but I've lived abroad a good deal since he died, and got foreign ways, perhaps."

As he spoke without any accent, and looked full in her face with a pair of honest blue eyes under the dark lashes, Lady Trevlyn's momentary doubt vanished.

"Your age, Paul?"

"Sixteen, my lady."

"You understand gardening?"

"Yes, my lady."

"And what else?"

"I can break horses, serve at table, do errands, read aloud, ride after a young lady as groom, illuminate on parchment, train flowers, and make myself useful in any way."

The tone, half modest, half eager, in which the boy spoke, as well as the odd list of his accomplishments, brought a smile to Lady Trevlyn's lips, and the general air of the lad prepossessed her.

"I want Lillian to ride soon, and Roger is rather old for an escort to such a little horsewoman. Don't you think we might try Paul?" s. . . Read More

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The Mysterious Key And What It Opened by Louisa May Alcott

The story begins with the mysterious death of Sir Richard Trevlyn. All the reader knows is that Richard's wife, Alice, who is pregnant with their first child, listens through a keyhole in the library door to a conversation Richard has with a

Una Louisa May Alcott antes de Mujercitas. Un estilo áspero, acartonado. Todo es vertiginoso y falto de suspenso o interés. Es bastante infantil y se nota que es un texto de una escritora que se está iniciando.
El personaje de Paul quizás pueda ser un primer bosquejo del Laurie de Mujercitas.

“La llave misteriosa y lo que abrió” una novela gótica ambientada a principio del siglo XIX.
Con una trama apasionante y llena de romanticismo, la autora transporta al lector a un mundo de combinaciones inauditas.

Una atmósfera envolvente de misterio e intriga.
Su narrativa seductora hacen de esta b

3'5 ⭐

No solo Mujercitas.

Me ha encantado leer a Louisa May Alcott en su versión más gótica. Una historia breve pero muy entretenida y que atrapa desde el principio.
Ojalá tuviera unas pocas páginas más porque el final es algo precipitado.

Se suele encasillar, o al menos yo lo he hecho hasta ahora, a Louisa May Alcott, conocida autora de Mujercitas, en este género más romántico y fell good. Nada más lejos de la realidad, en las últimas semanas estoy descubriendo una faceta de la autora más oscura, donde el misterio, con ciertos toques

Highly recommended ! !

Loved this story!

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