Melville House Art of the Novella Series

The Pathseeker

The Pathseeker

Imre Kertesz

Original and chilling.-The New York Review of Books The new Contemporary Art of the Novella series launches with this stunning work from Nobel Prizewinner Imre Kertsz, author of Kaddish for an Unborn Child and Fatelessness, In a...

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Lucinella

Lucinella

Lore Segal

A brilliant and scathing look at the New York literary scene which was a sensational hit when first released and has remained a cult classic ever since. Fresh as ever, the witty and whimsical novella follows poet Lucinella in her...

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The North of God

The North of God

Steve Stern

In a boxcar crammed with Jews headed for a concentration camp, one man attempts to tell a story vital enough to displace the horror.

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The Death of the Author

The Death of the Author

Gilbert Adair

By the author of Love and Death of Long Island and The Holy Innocents , this is a black satire of contemporary theoretical cultishness and a metaphysical murder mystery, featuring Professor Leopold Sfax, the critic, theorist...

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The Union Jack

The Union Jack

Imre Kertesz

In this haunting, never-before-translated autobiographical novella, an unnamed narrator recounts a simple anecdote, his sighting of the Union Jack during the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 in the few days preceding the uprising's...

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Lady Susan

Lady Susan

Jane Austen

Epistolary novel written presumably between 1793-1794 and originally published 1871 in Edward Austen-Leigh's A Memoir of Jane Austen.

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The Duel

The Duel

Heinrich Von Kleist, Annie Janusch

One of the few novellas written by the master German playwright, The Duel was considered by Thomas Mann and others to be one of the great works of German literature. The story of a virtuous woman slandered by a nobleman, it is a...

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The Duel

The Duel

Anton Chekhov, Margarita Shalina

Notes: This is an OCR reprint. There may be numerous typos or missing text. There are no illustrations or indexes.When you buy the General Books edition of this book you get free trial access to Million-Books.com where you can...

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The Duel

The Duel

Aleksandr Kuprin, Josh Billings

An absorbing saga about the brutalities of military life. Stranded at a distant outpost, young Romashov finds himself obliged to fight a duel over something he realises is meaningless. As the novel hurtles toward a startling...

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The Awakening

The Awakening

Kate Chopin

A recognised classic of 19th century literature, 'The Awakening' caused a scandal on first publication for its powerful portrayal of one woman's fight for independence from the stultifying norms of wifedom and motherhood.

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May Day

May Day

F. Scott Fitzgerald

ALL CROWDS HAVE TO HOWL
Although F. Scott Fitzgerald is known for the kind of subtle,
polished social commentary found in his masterpiece The Great
Gatsby, his little-known novella May Day is unique in that it is
the...

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Tales of Belkin

Tales of Belkin

Alexander Pushkin, Josh Billings

First published anonymously in 1830, Aelxander Pushkin's The Tales of Belkin contains his first prose works. Since then, it has become one of the most beloved books in Russian literary history and even became the namesake for...

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Parnassus on Wheels

Parnassus on Wheels

Christopher Morely

Originally published: Doubleday, Page & Co., 1917.

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A Sleep and a Forgetting

A Sleep and a Forgetting

William Dean Howells

A major figure in nineteenth-century letters, Howells influenced a generation of American writers. In this tale, a young doctor abroad is asked to heal a beautiful woman who has mysteriously lost her memory. He must explore the...

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Freya of the Seven Isles

Freya of the Seven Isles

Joseph Conrad

First published in The New York metropolitan magazine and London magazine in January 1912 and July 1912, respectively; collected in Twixt land and sea.

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The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg

The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg

Mark Twain

The title story of this collection tells how the reputation of a small town, which prides itself on its honesty and incorruptibility, is forever besmirched by the actions of a disaffected stranger. Other tales include My Debut as...

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How the Two Ivans Quarrelled

How the Two Ivans Quarrelled

Nikolai Gogol

Too short to be a novel, too long to be a short story, the novella is generally unrecognized by academics and publishers. Nonetheless, it is a form beloved and practiced by literature's greatest writers. In The ART OF THE NOVELLA...

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The Lifted Veil

The Lifted Veil

George Eliot

I have lately been subject to attacks of angina pectoris; and in the ordinary course of things, my physician tells me, I may fairly hope that my life will not be protracted many months. Unless, then, I am cursed with an...

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The Horla

The Horla

Guy de Maupassant, Charlotte Mandell

Part of the The Art of the Novella Series , this is a tale of one man's descent into madness.

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Michael Kohlhaas

Michael Kohlhaas

Heinrich Von Kleist, Martin Greenberg

A minor tax dispute intensifies explosively, until the eponymous hero finds the forces of an entire kingdom, and even the great Martin Luther, gathered against him. But soon, even Luther comes to echo the growing army of peasants...

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The Lemoine Affair

The Lemoine Affair

Marcel Proust

Their friend Marcel Proust had killed himself after the fall in diamond shares, a collapse that annihilated a part of his fortune. This is the first-ever translation into English of this startling tour-de-force by one of the...

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Stempenyu: A Jewish Romance

Stempenyu: A Jewish Romance

Sholem Aleichem

Too short to be a novel, too long to be a short story, the novella is generally unrecognized by academics and publishers. Nonetheless, it is a form beloved and practiced by literature's greatest writers. In The Art of the Novella...

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Mathilda

Mathilda

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

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The Girl with the Golden Eyes

The Girl with the Golden Eyes

Honore de Balzac

In this novella, Balzac compares Paris to Dante's Inferno , using the hierarchy of circles to convey the ceaseless struggles for money and pleasure, at all levels of society. He turns Paris into an urban myth, in which the vital...

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Dialogue Of The Dogs

Dialogue Of The Dogs

Miguel de Cervantes

Ever since I could chase a bone, I've longed to talk.... The first talking-dog story in Western literature--from the writer generally acknowledged, alongside William Shakespeare, as the founding father of modern literature, no...

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