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The Art of The Novella

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. The Art of the Novella collection celebrates this renegade art form and it’s most illustrious practitioners with 42 of the most famous novellas ever published. 

 

“Elegant-looking paperback editions…a good read in a small package.”

—The Wall Street Journal

 

The Art of the Novella collection includes one each of the following titles:

 

A Simple Heart by Gustave Flaubert

A Sleep and a Forgetting by William Dean Howells

Adolphe by Benjamin Constant

The Awakening by Kate Chopin

Bartleby the Scrivener by Herman Melville

The Beach at Falesa by Robert Lewis Stevenson

Benito Cereno by Herman Melville

The Country of the Pointed Firs by Sarah Orne Jewett

The Coxon Fund by Henry James

The Dead by James Joyce

The Death of Ivan Ilych by Leo Tolstoy

The Devil by Leo Tolstoy

The Dialogues of the Dogs by Miguel de Cervantes

The Eternal Husband by Fyodor Dostoevsky

First Love by Ivan Turgenev

Freya of the Seven Isles by Joseph Conrad

The Girl with the Golden Eyes by Honore de Balzac

The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle

The Horla by Guy de Maupassant

How the Two Ivans Quarrelled by Nikolai Gogal

Jacob's Room by Virginia Woolf

Lady Susan by Jane Austen

The Lemoine Affair by Marcel Proust

The Lesson of the Master by Henry James

The Lifted Veil by George Eliot

The Man that Corrupted Hadleyburg by Mark Twain

The Man Who Would be King by Rudyard Kipling

Mathilda by Mary Shelley

May Day by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Michael Kohlass by Heinrich Von Kleist

My Life by Anton Chekhov

The Nice Old Man and the Pretty Girl by Italo Svevo

Parnassus on Wheels by Christopher Morley

Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia by Samuel Johnson

Stempenyu: A Jewish Romance by Sholem Aleichem

Tales of Belkin by Alexander Pushkin

The Touchstone by Edith Warton

The Duel by Giacomo Casanova

The Duel by Joseph Conrad

The Duel by Anton Chekhov

The Duel by Heinrich Von Kleist

The Duel by Aleksandr Kuprin

 

“I wanted them all, even those I’d already read.”

Ron Rosenbaum

Synopsis:

"White men die very suddenly in Falesá."

Originally censored by its British publisher, The Beach at Falesá is a scathing critique of colonialism and economic imperialism that bravely takes on many of the 19th Century’ s strongest taboos: miscegenation, imperialism, and economic exploitation. It does so with a story that features a surprising and beguiling romance between an adventurous British trader and a young island girl, against a background of increasing—and mysterious—hostility. Are the native islanders plotting against the couple, or is it the other white traders? The result is a denouement that is astonishing in its violence. Told in the unadorned voice of the trader, it is a story that deftly combines the form of the exotic adventure yarn with the moral and psychological questing of great fiction.

The Art of The Novella Series

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 series, Melville House celebrates this renegade art form and its practitioners with titles that are, in many instances, presented in book form for the first time.

Synopsis:

Stevenson's tale of a South Sea Islands trader takes on many nineteenth-century taboos: miscegenation, racism, and colonialism. A precursor to the work of Joseph Conrad, the story deftly combines an exotic adventure yarn with the moral and psychological questing of great fiction.

About the Author

Robert Louis Stevenson was born in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1850, the son of a prominent engineer famous for building lighthouses. Although expected to continue the family profession, Stevenson’s earliest interests were literary. He studied law and was admitted to the bar but never practiced. Suffering from lifelong respiratory illness, he traveled extensively in search of a beneficial climate, living in Switzerland, the United States, and the Polynesian Islands. His first book was a travel book about a French canoe trip, but he soon branched out into poetry and fiction, including his massively popular children’s adventures Kidnapped and Treasure Island, as well as more subtle and morally ambiguous work such as his classic science fiction The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. He died in Samoa in 1894.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780976140719
Author:
Stevenson, Robert Louis
Publisher:
Melville House Publishing
Author:
Various
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Short Stories (Anthologies)
Subject:
British
Subject:
Hostility (psychology)
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Trading posts
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Art of the Novella Series
Publication Date:
20050431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
124
Dimensions:
7 x 5 in

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Product details 124 pages Melville House Publishing - English 9780976140719 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , "White men die very suddenly in Falesá."

Originally censored by its British publisher, The Beach at Falesá is a scathing critique of colonialism and economic imperialism that bravely takes on many of the 19th Century’ s strongest taboos: miscegenation, imperialism, and economic exploitation. It does so with a story that features a surprising and beguiling romance between an adventurous British trader and a young island girl, against a background of increasing—and mysterious—hostility. Are the native islanders plotting against the couple, or is it the other white traders? The result is a denouement that is astonishing in its violence. Told in the unadorned voice of the trader, it is a story that deftly combines the form of the exotic adventure yarn with the moral and psychological questing of great fiction.

The Art of The Novella Series

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 series, Melville House celebrates this renegade art form and its practitioners with titles that are, in many instances, presented in book form for the first time.

"Synopsis" by , Stevenson's tale of a South Sea Islands trader takes on many nineteenth-century taboos: miscegenation, racism, and colonialism. A precursor to the work of Joseph Conrad, the story deftly combines an exotic adventure yarn with the moral and psychological questing of great fiction.
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