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The Inheritance
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Penguin Classics
Publication date February 1, 1998
Pages 149
Binding Paperback
Book category Juvenile Fiction
ISBN-13 9780140436662
ISBN-10 0140436669
Dimensions 0.75 by 5 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.35 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $15.00
Other format details juvenile
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
Follows the experiences of an impoverished Italian orphan who wins the affections of a lord and the ire of an evil matron (view table of contents)
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Her recently discovered first novel, The Inheritance, written when Alcott was just 17, offers readers a fascinating look at the birth of a remarkable career.

The Inheritance, set in an English country manor, is the story of Edith Adelon, an Italian orphan brought to England by Lord Hamilton as a companion for his children. With a charm reminiscent of Jane Austen's novels, Alcott's plot sets love and courtesy against depravity and dishonor -- and with the help of a secret inheritance, allows virtue to prevail.In their Introduction, Joel Myerson and Daniel Shealy relate their fortuitous discovery of Alcott's manuscript draft of The Inheritance (preserved at the Houghton Library of Harvard). They explore the forces -- both literary and personal -- that shaped the novel, and study how it foreshadowed Alcott's later work.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780525457565 Book cover for 9781568955056
 
Large print edition from Wheeler Pub Inc (December 1, 1997)
9781568955056 | details & prices | 6.50 × 9.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $26.95
About: Follows the experiences of an impoverished Italian orphan who wins the affections of a lord and the ire of an evil matron
from E P Dutton (February 1, 1997)
9780525457565 | details & prices | 188 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $18.00
About: Follows the experiences of an impoverished Italian orphan who wins the affections of a lord and the ire of an evil matron
Paperback
Book cover for 9780140277296 Book cover for 9780140436662
 
With Daniel Shealy, Joel Myerson | from Penguin USA (June 1, 1998)
9780140277296 | details & prices | 177 pages | 4.50 × 7.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.20 lbs | List price $5.99
About: Follows the experiences of an impoverished Italian orphan who wins the affections of a lord and the ire of an evil matron.
The price comparison is for this edition
With Daniel Shealy, Joel Myerson | from Penguin Classics (February 1, 1998)
9780140436662 | details & prices | 149 pages | 5.00 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $15.00
About: Follows the experiences of an impoverished Italian orphan who wins the affections of a lord and the ire of an evil matron
Cassette/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9780140865776
 
With Kathleen Irwin, Kate Burton (other contributor) | from Listening Library (February 1, 1997)
9780140865776 | details & prices | 4.00 × 7.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $16.95
This edition also contains Sighting/Citing/siting
About: The Inheritance is Alcott's first novel, written when she was 17--a romance between people of equal worth but unequal birth set in Regency England.
Prebinding
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With Daniel Shealy (other contributor), Joel Myerson (other contributor) | from Turtleback Books (July 1, 2003)
9780613642927 | details & prices | 149 pages | 5.00 × 7.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $25.80
About: Follows the experiences of an impoverished Italian orphan who wins the affections of a lord and the ire of an evil matron
from Bt Bound (October 1, 1999)
9780613101523 | details & prices | 4.50 × 7.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $14.15
About: Follows the experiences of an impoverished Italian orphan who wins the affections of a lord and the ire of an evil matron.

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