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  • Bleak Houseby Charles Dickens

    Electric Book Company 1998; US$ 4.95

    Given their pedagogical nature, many Victorian novels and short stories were highly politicized; their narratives filtered through the value schemes, social views, and conscious purposes of their authors. In Bleak House, Charles Dickens manages a perfect synergy between comedy and angry satire, assaulting the Victorian British court system and... more...

  • Mill on the Flossby George Eliot

    Electric Book Company 1998; US$ 4.95

    Maggie Tulliver refuses to fit in to the staid domestic scene that Victorian society dictated for women. In her attempts to chart her own course through life, Maggie flirts with community disapproval and risks being ostracized for her rebelliousness. George Eliot portrays Maggie?s turbulent childhood with a sympathetic engagement that establishes... more...

  • Within the Tidesby Joseph Conrad

    Electric Book Company 1999; US$ 3.95

    This collection of four Joseph Conrad tales was first published in 1916 and includes The Panther of Malta, The Partner, The Inn of the Two Witches and Because of the Dollars. Having English as an acquired language did not deter Conrad from becoming one of the greatest prose stylists in English literature. A master at creating atmosphere,... more...

  • Twice Told Talesby Nathaniel Hawthorne

    Electric Book Company 1999; US$ 4.95

    Nathaniel Hawthorne?s Twice Told Tales is a collection of previously published short stories which reflect the author?s continuing preoccupation with the ethical problems of sin, punishment and atonement. Beautifully written and intriguing pieces, these tales have engrossed readers for generations. more...

  • The Old Curiosity Shopby Charles Dickens

    Electric Book Company 1998; US$ 5.00

    Young, sweet Nell?s life is thrown into disarray when her grandfather's debts catch up with him. When moneylender Daniel Quilp, takes over their shop to repay the debt, Nell and her grandfather are forced to escape to find another life. This 1841 exercise in pathos and villainy defines 'Dickensian' in all its fascinatingly repulsive excess. more...

  • The Bunner Sistersby Edith Wharton

    Electric Book Company 1999; US$ 4.95

    The Bunner Sisters (1892) takes place in a shabby neighborhood in New York City. The two Bunner sisters, Ann Eliza the elder, and Evelina the younger, keep a small shop selling artificial flowers and small handsewn articles to Stuyvesant Square's 'female population'. Ann Eliza gives Evelina a clock for her birthday. The clock leads the sisters to... more...

  • The Altar of the Deadby Henry James

    Electric Book Company 1999; US$ 4.95

    Henry James' short novels provide an overview of his entire career and serve as an excellent introduction to his singular art and imagination. The Altar of the Dead (1909) is about a man so trapped in the past that he has pushed life and love aside. 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...

  • The Early Short Fiction of Edith Wharton, Volume Oneby 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 first volume includes the following short stories: 'Kerfol', 'Mrs. Manstey's View', 'The Bolted Door', 'The Dilettante', 'The House of the Dead Hand', and various poems. more...

  • Daisy Millerby Henry James

    Electric Book Company 1999; US$ 4.95

    Among James' masterpieces is Daisy Miller , where the young and innocent American Daisy finds her values in conflict with European sophistication. Originally published in The Cornhill Magazine in 1878 and in book form in 1879, Daisy Miller brought Henry James his first widespread commercial and critical success. The young Daisy Miller, an American... more...