edited and with an introduction by Mark Mitchell and David Leavitt
xxi, 458 p.
Includes notes concerning the author and the piece selected for inclusion before each entry.
Contents : Introduction / by the editors [p. xiii-xix] -- from: The Adventures of Roderick Random / Tobias Smollett (1721-1771) [p. 1-8] -- from: Memoirs of a woman of pleasure / by John Cleland (1710-1789) [p. 9-15) -- from: The History of Henry Dumont, Esq. / by Charlotte Cibber Charke (1713-c1760) [p. 16-21) -- I and my chimney / by Herman Melville (1819-1891) [p. 22-47] -- from: Joseph and his friend : a story of Pennsylvania / by Bayard Taylor (1825-1878) [p. 48-63] -- from: South-sea idyls / by Charles Warren Stoddard (1843-1909) [p. 64-76] -- from: Marius the epicurean / by Walter Pater (1839-1894) [p. 77-82] -- A Marriage below zero / by Alan Dale (pseudo. of Alfred J. Cohen) (1861-1928) [p. 83-205] -- from: Tim : a sotry of Eton / by Howard Overing Sturgis (1855-1920) [p. 206-213] -- from: Tales of soldiers and civilians / by Ambrose Bierce (1842-1913?) [p. 214-219] -- Collaboration / by Henry James (1843-1916) [p. 220-239] -- from: Teleny : or, the reverse of the medal / by anonymous [p. 240-254] -- Boris Orloff / by the Reverence Edwin Emanuel Bradford (1860-1944) [p. 255-262] -- The Priest and the acolyte / by John Francis Bloxam (1873-1928) [p. 263-274] -- from: Studies of death : romantic tales / by Stanislaus Eric, Count Stenbock (1860-1895) [p. 275-295] -- from: The Golden age / by Kenneth Grahame (1859-1932) [p. 296-303] -- In praise of Billy B. / by Frederick William Rolfe, Baron Corvo (1860-1913) [p. 304-308] -- from: The Virginian : a horseman from the plains / by Owen Wister (1860-1938) [p. 309-322] -- from: The Challoners / by Edward Frederick Benson (1867-1940) [p. 323-337] -- from: The Romance of a choir-boy / by John Gambril Nicholson (1866-1931) [p. 338-350] -- from: The Troll garden / by Willa Cather (1873-1947) [p. 351-363] -- fron: The Hill : a romance of friendship / by Horace Annesley Vachell (1861-1955) [p. 364-374) -- Evensong and morwe song / by Charles Kenneth Scott-Moncrieff (1889-1930) [p. 375-380) -- from: The Chronicles of Clovis / by Saki (pseudo. of Hector Hugh Munro) (1870-1916) [p. 381-388] -- The Better end : conclusion of a chapter from the unpublished novel, What Percy knew, by H*nr* J*m*s / by Louis Marlow (pseudo. of Louis Umfreville Wilkinson) (1881-1966) [p. 389-391) from: Her enemy, some friends - an other personages : stories and studies, mostly of human hearts / by Edward Ireneaus Prime-Stevenson (1868-1942) [p. 392-403] -- The Prussian Officer / by David Herbert (D.H.) Lawrence (1885-1930) [p. 404-423] -- from: Desert dreamers / by Patrick Weston (pseudo. of Gerald Bernard Francis Hamilton) (1888-1970) [p. 424-437] -- from: Maurice / by Edward Morgan (E.M.) Forster (1879-1970) [p. 438-458]