The Art of the Novella
Wouldn’t say I’m ‘collecting’ these as such, but they’re so pretty I want them all! So far I’ve read two -The Lemoine Affair by Marcel Proust (which didn’t captivate me at all, probably because I didn’t understand the satire behind the parody….), and The Girl with the Golden Eyes by Honore de Balzac. I’ve read a few of the other titles – Mrs Dalloway, A Simple Heart, The Awakening, etc – but as I already own copies, I can’t justify the purchase.
They look like paint samples :)