Vera – Elizabeth von Arnim

‘Vera’ by Elizabeth von Arnim is a mordant analysis of the romantic delusions through which wives acquiesce in husbands’ tyrannies. Lucy Entwhistle is swept into marriage by widower, Everard Wemyss. His mansion is pervaded by the spectre of his dead wife Vera, with whom Lucy becomes obsessed. The servants are partisan for both wives, and lose no opportunity to disrupt Everard’s unctuous, oppressive household routines.

6″ x 9″ (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
Black & White on Cream paper
222 pages
ISBN-13: 9781544760247
ISBN-10: 1544760248

The Communist Manifesto – Karl Marx & Friedrich Engels

‘The Communist Manifesto’ is a political pamphlet by German philosophers Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. Commissioned by the Communist League, just as the revolutions of 1848 began to erupt. ‘The Communist Manifesto’ was later recognised as one of the world’s most influential political manuscripts. It presents an analytical approach to the class struggle (historical and then-present) and the problems of capitalism and the capitalist mode of production, rather than a prediction of communism’s potential future forms.

6″ x 9″ (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
Black & White on Cream paper
40 pages
ISBN-13: 9781544749815
ISBN-10: 1544749813

Elizabeth and her German Garden – Elizabeth von Arnim

‘Elizabeth and Her German Garden’ is a semi-autobiographical diary about Elizabeth von Arnim’s experiences learning gardening and interacting with her friends. It includes commentary on the beauty of nature and on society, but is primarily humorous due to her frequent mistakes and idiosyncratic outlook on life.

6″ x 9″ (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
Black & White on Cream paper
100 pages
ISBN-13: 9781544747798
ISBN-10: 1544747799

The Custom of the Country – Edith Wharton

‘The Custom of the Country’, a novel by Edith Wharton, tells the story of Undine Spragg.
The Spraggs, a family of midwesterners from the fictional city of Apex who have made money through somewhat shady financial dealings, arrive in New York City at the prompting of their beautiful, ambitious, but socially-naive daughter, Undine. She marries Ralph Marvell, a member of an old New York family that no longer enjoys significant wealth. Before her wedding, Undine encounters an acquaintance from Apex. Undine begs him not to do anything that will endanger her wedding.

6″ x 9″ (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
Black & White on Cream paper
362 pages
ISBN-13: 9781544717081
ISBN-10: 1544717083

The Enchanted April – Elizabeth von Arnim

‘The Enchanted April’, a novel by Elizabeth von Arnim, follows four dissimilar women in 1920s England who leave their rainy, grey environments to go on holiday in Italy. Mrs Arbuthnot and Mrs Wilkins, who belong to the same ladies’ club but have never spoken, become acquainted after reading a newspaper advertisement for a small medieval castle on the Mediterranean to be let furnished for April. They find some common ground in that both are struggling to make the best of unhappy marriages. They also reluctantly take on the waspish, elderly Mrs Fisher and the stunning but aloof Lady Caroline Dester to defray expenses. The four women come together at the castle and find rejuvenation in the tranquil beauty of their surroundings, rediscovering hope and love.

6″ x 9″ (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
Black & White on Cream paper
186 pages
ISBN-13: 9781544689685
ISBN-10: 1544689683

De Profundis – Oscar Wilde

‘De Profundis’ is a letter written by Oscar Wilde to Lord Alfred Douglas, during his imprisonment in Reading Gaol. Wilde wrote the letter between January and March 1897, close to the end of his imprisonment.
In its first half he recounts their previous relationship and extravagant lifestyle which eventually led to his conviction and imprisonment.
In the second half, Wilde charts his spiritual development in prison and identification with Jesus Christ.

6″ x 9″ (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
Black & White on Cream paper
36 pages
ISBN-13: 9781542928229
ISBN-10: 1542928222

Herinneringen – Aletta Jacobs

‘Herinneringen’ is de autobiografie van de arts en feministe Aletta Jacobs. Ze was de eerste vrouw die – in Nederland – een universitaire studie afrondde, voorvechtster van vrouwenrechten, met name het vrouwenkiesrecht, geboortebeperking en vrede.

6″ x 9″ (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
Black & White on Cream paper
236 pages
ISBN-13: 9781543162585
ISBN-10: 1543162584