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 :)

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