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  • Wuthering Heightsby Emily Bronte

    Electric Book Company 1998; US$ 3.95

    Wuthering Heights is a classic tale of possessive and thwarted passion, one of the forerunners of today's soap operas and romance novels. The tempestuous and mythic story of Catherine Earnshaw, the precocious daughter of the house, and the ruggedly handsome, uncultured foundling her father brings home and names Heathcliff, is played out against... more...

  • The Tenant of Wildfell Hallby Anne Bronte

    Electric Book Company 1998; US$ 4.95

    The Tenant of Wildfell Hall , Bronte's second novel, was published a year before her death, in 1848. The story is narrated by a young farmer, Gilbert Markham, and initially focuses upon his love for Helen Graham. Helen is a widow, though still young, and has only recently arrived in the vicinity with her son Arthur. Gilbert discredits local gossip... 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...

  • Confidenceby Henry James

    Electric Book Company 1999; US$ 4.95

    Written in 1880, this little-known and charming novel is a light drawing-room comedy about the romantic entanglements of Americans traveling through Europe. Bernard Longueville, an Englishman in Europe, meets various people and visits different places, and the reader is swept along with him in this tour. more...

  • Heart of Darknessby Joseph Conrad

    Electric Book Company 1999; US$ 4.95

    Born in Poland, Conrad entered the British merchant service, becoming a master mariner and a naturalized British subject in 1886. In order to fill empty, boring hours at sea as a sailor, Conrad began writing his first novel. When he later transferred onto a Congo River, he started taking notes that would eventually become the basis for one of his... more...

  • The Nigger of the Narcissusby Joseph Conrad

    Electric Book Company 1999; US$ 4.95

    The Nigger of the Narcissus (1897) is the story of a voyage from an Eastern port, and the undermining of morale of the ship's crew by sympathy for a dying black sailor. Waite's death brings out the best and worst in his crewmates...pity and humanity on one hand, selfishness and jealousy on the other. more...

  • The Coxon Fundby Henry James

    Electric Book Company 1999; US$ 4.95

    The Coxon Fund is a fund endowed by a rich man to be given to a seeker of moral truth, a serious philosopher. Is Frank Saltram, the perpetually amusing and entertaining visitor in the Mulville home, the philosopher for whom this fund is meant? The Coxon Fund was written in 1895. more...

  • Catrionaby Robert Louis Stevenson

    Electric Book Company 1999; US$ 3.95

    Catriona , first published in 1893, is the sequel to Kidnapped! and continues the adventures of David Balfour and his friend Alan Breck. Balfour returns to the city in order to defend Breck against false charges in the Appin murder. In so doing, he becomes a pawn in a game between feuding Scottish clans; he also sets eyes on a young woman whose... 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...

  • The Ebb-Tideby Robert Louis Stevenson; Lloyde Osbourne

    Electric Book Company 1999; US$ 4.95

    Stevenson collaborated with his stepson Lloyd Osbourne to write The Ebb-Tide (1894) which is a remarkable study of morality and individual responsibility. The mature stylist, combining precision and complexity, is seen at his most challenging. more...