Billy Budd and Beneto Cereno, by Herman Melville, Limited Editions Club (1965)

{Ed. Note: The next post will likely be 2-3 weeks from now as I focus on the annual ‘Support the Fine/Private Press Eco-System‘ article. In the meantime, please make extensive use of the Index of Book Reviews to catch up or re-acquaint yourself with the hundreds or reviews on Books and Vines.} Herman Melville (1819-1891) was a novelist, poet and short story writer that many consider … Continue reading Billy Budd and Beneto Cereno, by Herman Melville, Limited Editions Club (1965)

New Arabian Nights, by Robert Louis Stevenson, Limited Editions Club, 1976

New Arabian Nights, written in 1882, is a collection of short stories from Robert Louis Stevenson. It contains a number of stories that were published in magazines from 1877-1880, representing Stevenson’s first published fiction (A Lodging for the Night was the first and is included in this collection). Critically, Stevenson’s short stories are often considered amongst his best work, and are significantly influential in the history of English … Continue reading New Arabian Nights, by Robert Louis Stevenson, Limited Editions Club, 1976