Melville House’s Novella Collection

Traveling soon? Melville House Press has released a bunch of classic novellas--everything from Kipling to Edith Wharton to Tolstoy's The Devil (sexy and tormented), to Stevenson's The Beach at Falsea (worth reading just for the narrator's idioms). The novella remains an art form not well supported by commercial publishers, and most of these were controversial in their time. Plus, they're nice to hold and perfect for slipping into a carry-on.

TMN Contributing Writer Anthony Doerr is the author of four books: The Shell Collector, About Grace, Four Seasons in Rome, and most recently, Memory Wall. He lives in Boise, Idaho, writes the “On Science” column for the Boston Globe, and is a 2010 Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Learn more at More by Anthony Doerr

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