Pauline's Passion and Punishment

Louisa May Alcott (1832 - 1888)

Before she wrote Little Women and Little Men, Louisa, writing under the pseudonym A.M. Barnard, had this `blood and thunder' thriller (as she called them) published in 1863 by a weekly pulp magazine. This was during the period when Louisa worked a nurse during the American Civil war. The rigid and unfair roles of men and women of this period, their expectations and desires, plays a large in this story of betrayed love, anger, petulance, and ultimately, vengeance. The story is well written and plotted of course, being an Alcott story, so listeners can expect to enjoy a captivating and satisfying story read to them by one of the best and most highly polished readers around. (Summary by Phil Chenevert)

Genre(s): Romance

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Chapter I Elizabeth Klett
Play 02 Chapter II Elizabeth Klett
Play 03 Chapter III Elizabeth Klett
Play 04 Chapter IV Elizabeth Klett