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  • The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewitby Charles Dickens

    Electric Book Company 1998; US$ 3.95

    Set partly in America, which Dickens had visited in 1842, the novel includes a searing satire on the United States and is the story of the two Chuzzlewits, Martin and Jonas, who have inherited the characteristic Chuzzlewit selfishness. It contrasts their diverse fates of moral redemption and worldly success for one, with increasingly desparate... more...

  • Oliver Twistby Charles Dicken's

    Electric Book Company 1998; US$ 4.95

    The famous tale of a young orphan's experiences in Victorian London. Dicken?s second novel and possibly his darkest, Oliver Twist deals with theft, child abuse, prostitution and murder, but yet still manages to convey Dickens' faith in the ultimate goodness of man. more...

  • Wives and Daughtersby Elizabeth Gaskell

    Electric Book Company 1999; US$ 4.95

    Set in English society before the 1832 Reform Bill, this narrative traces the development of two girls into womanhood within the gossiping and watchful society of Hollingford. 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 Picture of Dorian Grayby Oscar Wilde

    Electric Book Company 1998; US$ 4.95

    When the divine Dorian Gray sits to have his portrait painted, he makes a wish that his picture age in his place, with nightmarish repercussions. The Picture of Dorian Gray, is both timeless and a gothic masterpiece. more...

  • The Tapestried Chamberby Sir Walter Scott

    Electric Book Company 1999; US$ 4.95

    'This is another little story from The Keepsake of 1828. It was told to me many years ago, by the late Miss Anna Seward, who, among other accomplishments that rendered her an amusing inmate in a country house, had that of recounting narratives of this sort with very considerable effect; much greater, indeed, than any one would be apt to guess from... more...

  • The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Clubby Charles Dickens

    Electric Book Company 1998; US$ 4.95

    In 1836, the young Charles Dickens was suddenly propelled to fame on the back of a monthly piece commissioned by Chapman & Hall. These installments were collected together in 1837 and were published as The Pickwick Papers. The Pickwick Papers charts the adventures and observations of Mr Samuel Pickwick, chairman of the Pickwick Club, and his... more...