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  • Beast in the Jungleby Henry James

    Electric Book Company 1999; US$ 4.95

    In this psychological drama, Henry James explores the mind of John Marcher, a neurotic egoist obsessed with the lurking feeling that something amazing is going to happen to him. James borrowed this concept from the notebooks of his good friend, author Constance Fenimore Woolson, who had fallen to her death from her window in Venice a few years earlier.... more...

  • The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nicklebyby Charles Dickens

    Electric Book Company 1998; US$ 4.95

    Nicholas Nickleby is social satire as only Charles Dickens could do it. When his father unexpectedly dies, Nicholas must find a way to support himself and his mother and sister. His Uncle Ralph finds him a position as a teacher in the nightmarish Dotheboys Hall, where Nicholas is able to observe the malicious headmaster, Squeers, abominable mistreatment... more...

  • Bleak Houseby Charles Dickens

    Electric Book Company 1998; US$ 4.95

    Given their pedagogical nature, many Victorian novels and short stories were highly politicized; their narratives filtered through the value schemes, social views, and conscious purposes of their authors. In Bleak House, Charles Dickens manages a perfect synergy between comedy and angry satire, assaulting the Victorian British court system and... more...

  • David Copperfieldby Charles Dickens

    Electric Book Company 1998; US$ 3.95

    ?Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show.? Thus opens The Personal History of David Copperfield the Younger, the novel which Charles Dickens claimed as his ?favourite child.? In tracing the life of his narrator, David Copperfield, many critics have claimed that... more...

  • Great Expectationsby Charles Dickens

    Electric Book Company 1998; US$ 4.95

    Great Expectations is the touchstone for all that we have come to associate with Dickens. From the orphaned narrator, Pip, to the gallery of fascinating and hauntingly grotesque characters, this gothic novel is at once a morality tale and an absorbing mystery. more...

  • Middlemarchby George Eliot

    Electric Book Company 1998; US$ 4.95

    It is in Middlemarch that George Eliot?s genius as a writer and social reformer is best showcased. One of the greatest Victorian triple-deckers, Middlemarch is the story of the idealistic Dorothea Brooke, who, suffocated by the strictures of her late husband?s will, throws herself into a turbulent debate over medical reform. more...

  • Little Dorritby Charles Dickens

    Electric Book Company 1998; US$ 4.95

    Born in a debtor?s prison where her father has been sent, Amy Dorrit?s story is an indictment against the inequity of the Victorian English legal system. Dickens writes with sympathy and venomous humor in this exploration of social injustice and inequality. more...

  • 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...