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  • The House of Mirthby Edith Wharton

    Electric Book Company 1999; US$ 4.95

    A novel of the aristocratic society of New York in the early 1900's, 'The House of Mirth' is concerned with the personal tragedy of Lily Bart, the beautiful, luxury-loving but intelligent heroine who is broken by the standards of her era. First published in 1905, it was Edith Wharton's first outstanding successful novel. more...

  • Silas Marnerby George Eliot

    Electric Book Company 1998; US$ 4.95

    Marian Evans (alias George Eliot) has long been the darling of the literary set. Henry James couldn?t get enough of her and Charlotte Brontė ·ent weak at the knees at the mention of her name. In Silas Marner this adulation is justified. Tracing the story of Silas Marner, ostracized from his community after he is accused of a heinous crime, Eliot... more...

  • The House of the Seven Gablesby Nathaniel Hawthorne

    Electric Book Company 1999; US$ 4.95

    An almost operatic plot told in language that has the precision of architecture. Nathaniel Hawthorne's gripping psychological drama concerns the Pyncheon family, a dynasty founded on pious theft, who live for generations under a dead man's curse until their house is finally exorcised by love. 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...

  • Summerby Edith Wharton

    Electric Book Company 1999; US$ 4.95

    One of Wharton's first novels to deal frankly with a young woman's sexual awakening, Summer created a sensation when it was published in 1917. Praised for its realism and candor by such writers as Joseph Conrad and Henry James, it is now considered a classic of American and women's literature. more...

  • The Great Stone Face and Other Tales of the White Mountainsby Nathaniel Hawthorne

    Electric Book Company 1999; US$ 4.95

    Published in 1889, this collection of short stories comprises 'The Great Stone Face', 'The Ambitious Guest', 'The Great Carbuncle', and 'Sketches from Memory'. The first three numbers in this collection are tales of the White Hills in New Hampshire. The passages from 'Sketches from Memory' show that Hawthorne had visited the mountains in one of... more...

  • The Ambassadorsby Henry James

    Electric Book Company 1999; US$ 4.95

    Henry James considered this his greatest work. It is the story of Lambert Strether who is sent to Paris, from New England by his fiancee, the widowed Mrs Newsome. Strether was sent to bring back Mrs Nessome?s son, whom, it is rumored, has fallen in love with a frenchwoman, a woman of questionable character. A critically acclaimed masterpiece... more...

  • The Aspern Papersby Henry James

    Electric Book Company 2000; US$ 4.95

    The story of a love affair in the early 19th Century between a romantic poet, Jeffrey Aspern, and a beautiful young lady whom he called Julianna. The Aspern Papers is set late in the nineteenth century after Aspern has died. Julianna is a reclusive spinster who lives in seclusion with her niece, whose life is disrupted when an American comes... 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...