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  • 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...

  • The Bride of Lammermoorby Sir Walter Scott

    Electric Book Company 1999; US$ 4.95

    The Bride of Lammermoor is set against the tempestuous backdrop of the Glorious or Bloodless Revolution of 1688-9; it recounts the tale of the Ravenswood family, which chose to remain loyal to the Stuart cause when England's last Stuart king, James II, was deposed in favour of his Protestant son-in-law, William of Orange. Deprived of his title for... more...

  • The Figure in the Carpetby Henry James

    Electric Book Company 1999; US$ 4.95

    The narrator, a writer, prides himself on his astute review of Hugh Vereker's latest novel. Vereker dismisses his efforts, explaining that none of the critics have spotted the secret contained in his novel. As the narrator and his friends attempt to decipher the secret, it becomes a test of their characters and of the truth. more...

  • The Jolly Cornerby Henry James

    Electric Book Company 1999; US$ 4.95

    In this 'apparitional' story Henry James takes the reader to 'The Jolly Corner', a haunted house where a man, obsessed by his past, is able to see what he might have been like had circumstances been different. A compelling story of psychological doubling. more...

  • The Legend of Sleepy Hollowby Washington Irving

    Electric Book Company 1999; US$ 3.95

    Sleepy Hollow is a strange little place...some say bewitched. Some talk of its haunted valleys and streams, the ghostly woman in white, eerie midnight shrieks and howls, but most of all they talk of the Headless Horseman. A huge shadowy soldier who rides headless through the night, terrifying unlucky travellers. Washington Irving's tale of the Headless... more...