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A passionate and controversial novel, set in turn-of-the-century Europe.

Henry Handel Richardson's debut, published in London in 1908, is set in the music scene of Leipzig, a cosmopolitan centre for the arts drawing students from around the world. Among them is Maurice Guest, a young Englishman, who falls helplessly in love with an Australian woman, Louise Dufrayer. Maurice Guest is the story of this overwhelming passion.

The novel was deemed too controversial to be published as Richardson intended, and she was forced to cut twenty thousand words from the original manuscript and tone down its language.

Carmen Callil, in her introduction, writes: 'it remains a great novel, one that, once it grasps your imagination, is impossible to put down for more than a moment, leading every reader into a dreamtime remembrance of the terrible pain the human heart is heir to.'

Henry Handel Richardson was born in Melbourne in 1870. Richardson was sent to board at the Presbyterian Ladies College in 1883, an experience that provided material for her novel The Getting of Wisdom. In 1888, she travelled to Europe, married and settled in London. Richardson published her first novel, Maurice Guest, in 1908. She made her only journey back to Australia in 1912 to complete her research for the trilogy that would become The Fortunes of Richard Mahony. Her final novel The Young Cosima appeared in 1939.

Carmen Callil founded Virago Press in 1972 and later became managing director of Chatto & Windus and the Hogarth Press. Since 1995 she has worked as a writer and critic. She is the author of Bad Faith: A Forgotten History of Family and Fatherland, and co-author, with Colm Toibin, of The Modern Library: The 200 Best Novels in English since 1950.

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Compiled here are over 50 of Edgar Allan Poe's short stories and tales in one giant book. Included with this anthology is a critical essay about the history of the horror genre, and a biography about the life and times of Poe. This includes an active table of contents to make finding stories easy.

This edition includes the following stories:
The Angel of the Odd
The Assignation
The Balloon Hoax
Berenice
Bon-Bon
The Black Cat
The Business Man
The Cask of Amontillado
Colloquy of Monos and Una
Conversation of Eiros and Charmion
A Descent Into the Maelström
The Devil in the Belfry
Diddling
The Domain of Arnheim
Duc De L'Omelette
Eleonora
The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar
The Fall of the House of the Usher
Four Beasts in One
The Gold-Bug
Hop Frog
How to Write a Blackwood Article
The Imp of the Perverse
The Island of the Fay
King Pest
Landor's Cottage
Landscape Garden
Ligeia
Lionizing
Loss of Breath
Maelzel's Chess-Player
Man of the Crowd
Man that was Used Up
The Masque of the Red Death
Mellonta Tauta
Mesmeric Revelation
Metzengerstein
Morella
Ms. Found in a Bottle
The Murders in the Rue Morgue
The Mystery of Marie Roget
Mystification
Never Bet the Devil Your Head
Oblong Box
The Oval Portrait
Pit and the Pendulum
The Power of Words
Predicament
The Premature Burial
The Purloined Letter
Shadow -- A Parable
Silence -- A Fable
Some Words with a Mummy
Spectacles
Sphinx
System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether
A Tale of Jerusalem
Tale of the Ragged Mountains
The Tell Tale Heart
Thou Art the Man
The Thousand-and-Second Tale of Scheherazade
Three Sundays in a Week
The Unparalleled Adventures of One Hans Pfaal
Von Kempelen and His Discovery
Why the Little Frenchman Wears His Hand in a Sling
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