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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Sandokan

Sandokan

Nanni Balenstrini

The Camorra is an Italian organised crime network more powerful and violent than the Mafia - and now, thanks to Garrone's multi-award winning 2008 film Gomorrah, equally infamous. In Sadokan, the narrator is a resigned victim of...

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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

In a jet-black satire based on a real-life scandal, the leading writer in a school of literary criticism that says authors are meaningless-dead-is discovered to have been a Nazi. Gilbert Adair is the author of Love and Death on...

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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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Jacob's Room

Jacob’s Room

Virginia Woolf

'Jacob's Room' is a portrait of a young man, who is both representative and victim of the social values which led Edwardian society into war. Jacob is presented in glimpses, in fragments, as Woolf breaks down traditional ways of...

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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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The Death of Ivan Ilych

The Death of Ivan Ilych

Leo Tolstoy

There is no explanation. Written eight years after the publication of Anna Karenin a a time during which, despite the global success of his novels, Leo Tolstoy renounced fiction in favor of religious and philosophical tracts 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 Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg from Mark Twain. American author and humorist (1835-1910).

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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 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 Nice Old Man and the Pretty Girl

The Nice Old Man and the Pretty Girl

Italo Svevo

Detailing an old man's sexual obsessions with a young woman, Italo Svevo's 'The Nice Man and the Pretty Girl' follows the man's vacillations and tortuous self-justifications to their tragi-comic end.

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