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Masterpieces of the English Short Novel

Nine Complete Short Novels

Published by Arcade
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

These nine novels are "the best of the best"—great writing by some of the most brilliant literary minds of the 18th and 19th centuries.

Samuel Johnson's biography of Richard Savage raises the life of a scoundrel to the level of great art; George Eliot profoundly influenced Henry James with her horror story, The Lifted Veil; Le Fanu writes a "sinister but gracious" supernatural Gothic; Nightmare Abbey is Thomas Love Peacock's satire on his friends, the Romantic poets Shelley, Coleridge, and Byron.

These, with other short novels in this collection, represent the pinnacle of achievement in their genre.

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