The Inheritance

by Elyssa
(Rancho Cucamonga, California, US)

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This is a story of a girl and her horse. It is based on the book by Louisa May Alcott. It also has some love in it but it is appropriate for all ages nonetheless.

The Inheritance is the story of a young girl named Edith Adelon. Edith was orphaned as a child and later taken in by an influential family as a companion and later a governess for their daughter. Edith is unbelievably pure and likeable. She is quite unrealistic, really, but pleasant, nonetheless. From the beginning, Louisa drops hints that there is more to Edith's history than meets the eye. She is described as unfailingly sweet, yet burdened with sadness from the loss of a family she never knew.

Edith has only enemy is a bitterly jealous cousin of the Hamiltons' (who had taken in Edith) named Ida. Ida also lives with the Hamiltons. Her family has a good name, but she herself is poor. She wants a wealthy husband to take her in, but has had little success. She is not old, but she is afraid that she is getting to old to marry. She hates Edith for being young, beautiful and sweet. She envies every little attention that Edith gets from both males and females alike. Lady Ida may be the only truly believable character of the bunch.

A man named Lord Percy comes into their lives at the very start of the novel. He is much like Edith, unfailingly kind and fair. He too has a history, one that the reader is introduced to right from the start. He fell in love with a woman who his brother also loved.

He hid his love and sacrificed his happiness so that his brother may be happy. The woman he loved and his brother are dead by the time The Inheritance begins, yet he is still alone. Lady Ida sees him as a target for her greedy affections and begrudges Edith his kindnesses. Lord Percy predictably falls in love with Edith and kindly dismisses Ida's attentions.

The story continues to be predictable. Ida is cruel to Edith and makes every attempt to destroy her reputation, but to no avail. Edith and Percy hide their love for each other until the very end. It turns out that Edith is actually quite rich and the Hamiltons quite poor, but she keeps things the same as they have been, apart from consenting to marry Lord Percy. In short, The Inheritance is everything you would expect from Louisa May Alcott. Even the villains are forgivable in the end. Everything works out for all parties and our heroine goes on to have the most delectably perfect marriage anyone has ever had.

And of course horses are fit into it too, Edith goes in a cross country race which is very exciting. You will definitely love this movie, and don't forget to read the book too!

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Feb 27, 2013
The Inheritance (Book)
by: Elyssa

Well, I basically described everything when I described the movie so you can read that but here is a quick summary:

Edith is adopted to be a playmate for the Hamilton's daughter yet no one knows she has been left a very splendid inheritance with riches beyond her imagining. In this story you will read about friendship, love, hidden secrets, riches, and a very exciting cross country horse race in which Edith participates. Enjoy!

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