The Victoria Reader: A Treasury of Timeless StoriesISBN: 1588162532;
Book Description Victoria magazine continues a great tradition with an expansive and thoroughly engaging collection of works by such literary luminaries as Edith Wharton, Saki, H.G. Wells, Oscar Wilde, O. Henry, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Mark Twain ( The ?1,000,000 Bank Note ) appears, along with P.G. Wodehouse ( Something to Worry About ) and Sarah Orne Jewett ( Miss Becky's Pilgrimage ). Thrilling intrigues, cherished fables, family revelations, social situations, romantic episodes, and comic interruptions: inside every story a magical and surprising world exists, waiting to be discovered. And this grandly oversized anthology promises an infinity of pleasures--the joy of encountering old favorites and meeting new ones; an escape into the hearts, minds, and spirits of a variety of characters; and a lavish mix of realism and fantasy, sentiment and satire, humor and adventure. Filled with memorable moments and unforgettable heroes, every enticing tale...
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