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  • Beyond the Cityby Arthur Conan Doyle

    Electric Book Company 1999; US$ 4.95

    Destiny brings three peculiar households together in the placid English countryside. The desire for money and romance drive these Victorians beyond the natural boundaries of their middle class lives. As the web of lust and deceit draws these accidental neighbors ever closer, a financial scandal befalls one of them. An outside 'rank pirate' is linked... more...

  • The Black Dwarfby Sir Walter Scott

    Electric Book Company 1999; US$ 4.95

    The Black Dwarf is set in the Scottish Borders during the reign of Queen Anne (1702-14). At the centre of the story is Sir Edward Mauley, a dwarf who, having been betrayed in a love affair by his friend Mr Vere, retires in disgust to Mucklestene Muir. There he builds his own lodgings and becomes known to the local country people as a supernatural... more...

  • The Black Robeby Wilkie Collins

    Electric Book Company 1999; US$ 4.95

    Henry James wrote in 1865, ?To Mr Collins belongs the credit of having introduced into fiction those most mysterious of mysteries, the mysteries which are at our own doors.? The Black Robe is one such mystery. Although, by today?s standards, the piece suffers for its prejudices, it is nevertheless an absorbing and exciting story with lashings... more...

  • Chanceby Joseph Conrad

    Electric Book Company 1999; US$ 4.95

    Chance (1913) is regarded by many as one of Conrad?s greatest works. It tells the story of Flora de Barral, a vulnerable and abandoned young girl who is 'like a beggar, without a right to anything but compassion'. After her bankrupt father is imprisoned, she learns the harsh fact that a woman in her position 'has no resources but in herself'. Her... more...

  • Draculaby Bram Stoker

    Electric Book Company 1999; US$ 4.95

    Dracula was the book that made Bram Stoker famous. First published in 1897, and a popular bestseller in Victorian England, Stoker's hypnotic tale of the bloodthirsty Count Dracula, and his nocturnal atrocities endures as the quintessential story of suspense and horror - the classic gothic novel. more...

  • The Early Short Fiction of Edith Wharton, Volume Twoby Edith Wharton

    Electric Book Company 1999; US$ 4.95

    One of the major figures in American literary history, Edith Wharton (1862-1937) was the author of more than 40 works, inluding novels, short stories, poetry, and non-fiction. The second volume includes the following short stories: 'Afterward', 'The Fulness of Life', 'A Venetian Night's Entertainment', 'Xingu', 'The Verdict', 'The Reckoning', and... more...

  • An Essay on the Principle of Populationby Thomas Robert Mathus

    Electric Book Company 1997; US$ 4.95

    Malthus (1766-1834) was a political economist who was concerned about the decline of living conditions in nineteenth century England. He blamed this decline on three elements: the overproduction of children; the inability of resources to keep up with the rising human population; and the irresponsibility of the lower classes. To combat this, Malthus... more...

  • Falkby Joseph Conrad

    Electric Book Company 1999; US$ 4.95

    In this short story Falk is desperate to get married but first he must tell of his terrible experiences as the sole survivor of a stricken ship that drifted into the ice caps of Antarctica. more...

  • Glassesby Henry James

    Electric Book Company 1999; US$ 4.95

    An artist asks for an introduction to Flora Saunt, the only daughter of an old soldier. In the eyes of the artist, the book's narrator, Flora, an entrancing beauty has just one fault - she needs glasses! more...

  • The Glimpses of the Moonby Edith Wharton

    Electric Book Company 1999; US$ 4.95

    Set in the 1920s The Glimpses of the Moon is a charming story about finding your one true love. It is the story of Nick and Susy who have all of the right connections but lack funds. They concoct a plan to marry and to use their wedding presents to better their financial position and to give them both opportunity to remarry for money. more...