October 2013

Ancient Sorceries And Other Chilling Tales
May 2013

Evelyn Waugh: a biography
A Talent To Annoy
October 2012

The Savage Wedding
Break of Day
Christmas Pudding (hardback gift edition)
Les Belles Amours
July 2012

The Cabala
The Woman of Andros & The Ides of March
The Man on the Bridge
The Love of the Last Tycoon & The Crack-up
Roundabout Way
May 2012

On the Side of the Angels
The Secret City
The World Over
October 2011

Pigeon Pie
The Juniper Tree
Christmas Pudding
July 2011

New Arabian Nights
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Uncommon Law
May 2011

When I was Otherwise
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A Christmas Carol - No Longer Available
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The Undiscovered Country
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Heart of Darkness - No Longer Available
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May 2010

The Man Who Loved Children
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Scenes from the Latin Quarter - No Longer Available
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The Green Child
January 2010

The Dupin Mysteries
These Charming People
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October 2009

Allan Quatermain
A State of Change
Love in Winter
July 2009

We, the Accused
Shirley's Guild
May 2009

Gulliver's Travels and A Modest Proposal
You Shall Know Them
My Name is Aram
Silas Marner - No Longer Available
March 2009

South Wind
The Conclave
Two People
January 2009

Mr. Perrin and Mr. Traill - Kindle edition
The Voyage
Mr Perrin and Mr Traill - No Longer Available
Love in a Wych Elm & Other Stories
Tales of Sexual Desire
October 2008

Juan in America
How I Became a Holy Mother
Kidnapped - No Longer Available
The Hireling
July 2008

The Hound of the Baskervilles - No Longer Available
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Green Dolphin Country
The Incredulity of Father Brown
June 2008

The Dark Flower - No Longer Available
The Napoleon of Notting Hill
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The Man Who Knew Everything
March 2008

The Green Hat
An Error of Judgement
On Horseback and Other Stories
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Tales of Sexual Desire

352 pages, paperback
125x195mm, Portrait
ISBN-10: 0955519683
ISBN-13: 9780955519680
Leo Tolstoy;  Richard Godwin (Foreword)
Tolstoy wrote some of the most disquieting short stories the world has known. These three are no exception. Here, the duels and duality of man and woman are played out in tortured – and sometimes tragic – drama. Above all, the characters featured in these pages bring to life universal truths for the human condition; truths that Tolstoy weaves with an almost unrivalled skill.

The Kreutzer Sonata caused a public sensation, but Tolstoy’s wife felt angry and betrayed that he should have used details of their life together to add fuel to his scathing indictment of marriage. Tolstoy had become convinced that ‘Christian marriage’ was an impossibility, and here launches a tirade against human sexuality and the humiliating sexual ties which bind men to women.

The three stories in this volume are often considered as a trilogy on the destructive power of sexual passion, yet this is the first time they have been published together as a single volume.

An 1890 New York Times review of "The Kreutzer Sonata", describing the stir that the book produced in Russian society at the time of its publication.

Leo Tolstoy - Count Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy was born in 1828 at Yasnaya Polyana in the Tula province, and educated privately. He fought in the Crimean war and after the defence of Sebastopol he wrote The Sebastopol Stories, which established his reputation.

After a period in St Petersburg and abroad, where he studied educational methods for use in his school for peasant children in Yasnaya, he married Sofya Andreyevna Behrs in 1862. The next fifteen years was a period of great happiness; they had thirteen children and Tolstoy managed his vast estates in the Volga Steppes, continued his educational projects, cared for his peasants and wrote War and Peace (1865-8) and Anna Karenina (1874-6).

His teaching earned him numerous followers in Russia and abroad, but also much opposition and in 1901 he was excommunicated by the Russian holy synod. He died in 1910 in the course of a dramatic flight from home, at the small railway station of Astapovo.

Richard Godwin - Richard Godwin is an arts journalist and columnist on the London Evening Standard. He studied French and Russian at New College, Oxford, and lives in London.