First published in 1886, The Bostonians is one of James' wittiest social satires.
Washington Square by Henry James is the story of the gentle, dull Catherine Sloper who falls for the ambivalent Morris Townsend, who her father believes is a fortune hunter.
Lady Susan is the only full novel written by Jane Austen that was not published in her lifetime.
The Turn of the Screw is s ghostly Gothic tale by Henry James.
The niece of James Fenimore Cooper and a good friend and correspondent of Henry James, Constance Fenimore Woolson was a well known short story writer in the later part of the 19th century.
Catherine, a seventeen year old girl, travels with her family to Bath and makes many new acquaintance, including two young men who pursue her.
It was in the year 1869 that impressed with the degree in which, even during the last twenty years, when the world seemed wholly occupied with other matters.
One of H. G. Wells' first ventures outside of the science fiction realm, the novel Love and Mr. Lewisham was published in the year 1900.
H. G. Wells' comic 1910 novel, The History of Mr. Polly, stars Alfred Polly, a timid man who is more successful at daydreaming than working in the local draper's shops.