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 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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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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A Simple Heart

A Simple Heart

Gustave Flaubert

With pathos and humour, the author imagines the unexamined life of a servant girl.

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Jacob's Room

Jacob’s Room

Virginia Woolf

Jacob's Room is Virginia Woolf's experimental third novel, set in England during the halcyon days before World War I. The text reprinted here is the first British edition, which Woolf approved, and which retains her original...

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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

Written over a short period in the autumn of 1830, and sometimes referred to as 'the little parodies', the five stories reflect a number of the key interests of European writers of the time, such as the Byronic hero, the Gothic...

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Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia

Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia

Samuel Johnson

The other great book by the man who wrote the dictionary: This is Dr. Samuel Johnson's beautiful, engaging, and ultimately inspiring story of a royal brother and sister who escape the castle and, traveling in disguise, search for...

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The Duel

The Duel

Giacomo Chevalier de Seingalt Casanova, James Marcus

In this autobiographical tale, a young dandy is forced to flee his hometown after falling foul of the authorities. Sheltering in the royal court, he is confronted with treachery and insult and is eventually driven into a...

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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

We all came out from under Gogol's Overcoat.'-Fyodor Dostoevsky From the father of modern Russian fiction comes a hilarious look at holding a grudge. Gogol's classic story about friendship gone bad highlights the fierce wit and...

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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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The Eternal Husband

The Eternal Husband

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

A rich and idle man confronts his dead mistress' husband. This novel offers an exploration of love, guilt, and hatred.

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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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Stempenyu: A Jewish Romance

Stempenyu: A Jewish Romance

Sholem Aleichem

This funny tale of a fiddler whose music stirs villagers to the heights of romantic frivolity supposedly inspired Chagall's famous fiddler on the roof painting. A classic, it is the humorous and touching saga of shtetl life and...

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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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The Dialogue of the Dogs

The 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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