19th Century American Novel and Short Story
Heart of Darkness
Heart of Darkness
Paperback      ISBN: 1843444720
The Age of Innocence
The Age of Innocence
Paperback      ISBN: 1631065041
Initially serialized in the Pictorial Review in 1920, The Age of Innocence is a stylistic and intimate portrayal of upper class life in New York City during the Gilded Age. Lawyer and socialite Newland Archer is about to enter a loveless marriage with a well-to-do bride, when her cousin, the exotic Ellen Olenska, enters the picture. Olenska is stuck in a bad marriage with a Polish count, and Archer finds himself in the awkward position of persuading her to save her family’s reputation by staying with her husband, even though Archer himself has fallen in love with her. Combining a romantic tragedy with artful descriptions of aristocratic life in New York City, Edith Wharton’s twelfth novel is now available as an elegantly designed clothbound edition with an elastic closure and a new introduction.
Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ
Ben-Hur
A Tale of the Christ
Paperback      ISBN: 0062421239
One of the best-selling books of all time, Lew Wallace’s enduring epic is a tale of revenge, betrayal, honor, compassion and the power of forgiveness, set during the life of Christ. At the beginning of the first century, Judah Ben-Hur lived as a prince, descended from the royal line of Judea and one of Jerusalem’s most prosperous merchant families. But his world falls apart when he is betrayed by his best friend, Messala, who falsely accuses him of an attempt to assassinate the Roman governor. Convicted without trial, Judah is sentenced to slavery on a Roman galley, while his mother and sister are imprisoned and his family’s assets are seized. All seems lost, but just before boarding the ship, Ben-Hur has his first interaction with the Christ, who offers him water and hope. Their lives continue to intersect as Ben-Hur miraculously survives his time as a slave to become a charioteer, confront his betrayer, Messala, in an epic race, fall in love with the beautiful Esther, avenge his family, and become a follower of the Christ. A true epic, Ben-Hur weaves biblical history and a rich adventure plot into a timeless tale certain to entertain a new generation of readers.
The Happy Failure: Stories
The Happy Failure
Stories
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0061773751
A short story from the Classic Shorts collection: The Happy Failure by Herman Melville
Henry James: 1881 - 1886/Washington Square : The Portrait of a Lady the Bostonians
Henry James
1881 - 1886/Washington Square : The Portrait of a Lady the Bostonians
Hardcover      ISBN: 0940450305
Tells the stories of a fortune hunter, an American heiress living in Europe, and a naive young woman torn between love and idealism.
Melville Sea Dictionary: A Glossed Concordance and Analysis of the Sea Language in Melville's Nautical Novels
Melville Sea Dictionary
A Glossed Concordance and Analysis of the Sea Language in Melville's Nautical Novels
Hardcover      ISBN: 0313233306

First printing. Sm4to, 534pgs. Full bound in blue-green cloth with silver stamped titling on front board and spine. Book is solid and interior is clean with only the slightest hint of toning. Top edge of text block has light dust soiling, tail edge of text block has a couple of spots of dust soiling and light rubbing near head of front joint.

Democracy, Esther, Mont Saint Michel and Chartres, the Education of Henry Adams
Democracy, Esther, Mont Saint Michel and Chartres, the Education of Henry Adams
Hardcover      ISBN: 0940450127
Two novels dealing with the impact of social change on women are accompanied by autobiographical writings and an analysis of the medieval spirit in literature and architecture
Novels 1871-1880
Novels 1871-1880
Hardcover      ISBN: 0940450135
Five novels dramatize the interaction of Americans with more sophisticated Europeans
Raffles: The Amateur Cracksman
Raffles
The Amateur Cracksman
Paperback      ISBN: 1843548542
Features Arthur J Raffles and his sidekick Harry 'Bunny' Masters as they attempt a series of thefts: but will they get away with it?
William Dean Howells Novels 1875-1886: A Foregone Conclusion, a Modern Instance, Indian Summer, the Rise of Silas Lapham
William Dean Howells Novels 1875-1886
A Foregone Conclusion, a Modern Instance, Indian Summer, the Rise of Silas Lapham
Hardcover      ISBN: 0940450046
The great American realist's early novels developed key themes that preoccupied Howells throughout his career