Melville House Art of the Novella Series
There's no such thing as chance...only injustice. From the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature for writing that upholds the fragile experience of the individual against the barbaric arbitrariness of history... The...
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...
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...
The North of God
In a boxcar crammed with Jews headed for a concentration camp, one man attempts to tell a story vital enough to displace the horror.
The Death of the Author
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...
The Union Jack
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...
Epistolary novel written presumably between 1793-1794 and originally published 1871 in Edward Austen-Leigh's A Memoir of Jane Austen.
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...
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"HAVEN'T YOU HEARD OF THE DUEL GOING ON EVER SINCE 1801?"
Conrad’s brilliantly ironic tale about two officers in
Napoleon’s Grand Army who, under a futile pretext, fought an
on-going series of duels throughout the...
Brief impressions and conversations, internal monologues, and letters convey the story of a lonely young man unable to reconcile his classical ideals with the reality of World War I society. Sensitive exploration of character and...
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...
The second edition of this important canonical text is again based in the 1899 edition. The Criticism section has been greatly expanded to include more feminist appraisals, and a chronology has been added.
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
Tales of Belkin
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...
Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia
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...
Parnassus on Wheels
Originally published: Doubleday, Page & Co., 1917.
A Sleep and a Forgetting
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...
The Death of Ivan Ilych
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...
The Man Who Would be King
Presents a tale of two happy-go-lucky British ne're-do-wells trying to carve out their own kingdom in the remote mountains of Afghanistan. This work features two of the author's unforgettable characters, the ultra-vivid Cockneys...
Freya of the Seven Isles
First published in The New York metropolitan magazine and London magazine in January 1912 and July 1912, respectively; collected in Twixt land and sea.
The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg
One of 60 low-priced classic texts published to celebrate Penguin's 60th anniversary. All the titles are extracts from Penguin Classics titles.
How the Two Ivans Quarrelled
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...
A young man too destitute to propose marriage to his beloved finds a morally dubious means of making money by publishing the love letters another woman wrote to him in this deft, psychological portrait of how social status, money,...
The Lifted Veil
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...
Part of the The Art of the Novella Series , this is a tale of one man's descent into madness.
The Eternal Husband
A rich and idle man confronts his dead mistress' husband. This novel offers an exploration of love, guilt, and hatred.
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...
The Lemoine Affair
THEIR FRIEND MARCEL PROUST HAD KILLED HIMSELF AFTER THE FALL IN
DIAMOND SHARES, A COLLAPSE THAT ANNIHILATED A PART OF HIS
THE LEMOINE AFFAIR was inspired by the real-life French scandal
involving Henri Lemoine,...
Stempenyu: A Jewish Romance
VEN THE MOST PIOUS JEW NEED NOT SHED SO MANY TEARS OVER THE
DESTRUCTION OF JERUSALEM AS THE WOMEN WERE IN THE HABIT OF SHEDDING
WHEN STEMPENYU WAS PLAYING
The first work of Sholom Aleichem’s to be translated...
Mary Shelley's Mathilda, thought to have autobiographical undertones, was not published until 1959. Shelley's tale of psychological torment depicts the incestuous love of a father for his daughter....
The Nice Old Man and the Pretty Girl
The fable-like story of an old man's sexual obsession with a young woman is a distillation of Italo Svevo's concerns: individual conscience versus social convention and the cost of desire. His novella is a marvel of psychological...
The Girl with the Golden Eyes
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...
Dialogue Of The Dogs
"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...
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