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  • The Red Badge of Courageby Stephen Crane

    Electric Book Company 2000; US$ 3.95

    Commonly considered Stephen Crane's greatest accomplishment, The Red Badge of Courage (1895) ranks among the foremost literary achievements of the modern era. When its publication was announced in Publisher's Weekly on 5 October 1895, Crane was largely unknown. The book traces the effects of war on a Union soldier, Henry Fleming, from his dreams... more...

  • The Reefby Edith Wharton

    Electric Book Company 1999; US$ 4.95

    Anna Leath is a young widow, an American living in France. Behind her lies an arid marriage and a life deeply influenced by the rigid code of Old New York. The novel opens as Anna awaits a new and fuller life. A chance encounter in London with George Darrow, the first love of her youth, has left her awakened, disturbed, filled with new hope. more...

  • The Touchstoneby Edith Wharton

    Electric Book Company 1999; US$ 4.95

    Stephen Glennard, a young lawyer, sells a package of love letters written to him over the years by distinguished novelist Margaret Aubyn, to raise money to pay for a forthcoming wedding to another woman. After the wedding, his secret comes back to haunt him and, when he confesses to his wife, their marriage is reduced to resigned coexistence. more...

  • News from Nowhere or An Epoch of Restby William Morris

    Electric Book Company 1998; US$ 4.95

    News From Nowhere describes how a socialist goes to sleep and wakes up many years later (in 2102) to find the revolution has won and the England is now a free collection of villages where people freely work at crafts for the love of it. It is as compelling a dream of the future as novels like 1984 and Brave New World , reminding that nothing... more...

  • 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...