Book Lust: Melville House’s The Art of the Novella

It has been a while since I posted about my book acquisitions but that does not mean that I was not hoarding books left and right. However, I felt that it was unnecessary to post every time I buy books and I think that I should only post about my newly bought books if the said books are somewhat special. So for today’s edition of Book Lust, I concentrate the spotlight on a specially published group of books that I intend to collect: Melville House’s The Art of the Novella series.

Melville House describes their endeavor as such:

Too short to be a novel, too long to be a short story, the novella is generally unrecognised 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.

  • The Lemoine Affair by Marcel Proust
  • The Girl With The Golden Eyes by Honoré de Balzac
  • May Day by F. Scott Fitzgerald

I hope to collect all of the books in the series by Melville House especially since it’s not all that expensive when compared to other books by the same authors. It also does not hurt that they all have such beautiful and minimalistic covers.

One Response to “Book Lust: Melville House’s The Art of the Novella”
  1. jzhunagev says:

    Nice haul, Bennard!

    Please, don’t refrain from posting books that you’ve recently purchased. You know, I always get a high, and sometimes it makes me green with envy, when I see friends blog about their book finds.

    Happy book-hunting! 🙂

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