' "She's an adventuress. Yes, an adventuress, but an end-of-the-century one. She doesn't travel for profit, but for pleasure." ' Offering an entertaining introduction to the fin-de-siecle, this selection from the notorious magazine The Yellow Book includes stories and poems by famous writers such as Arnold Bennett and John Buchan, brilliant pieces by lesser-known writers such as Ada Leverson and Ella D'Arcy, and illustrations by Aubrey Beardsley. One of 46 new books in the bestselling Little Black Classics series, to celebrate the first ever Penguin Classic in 1946. Each book gives readers a taste of the Classics' huge range and diversity, with works from around the world and across the centuries - including fables, decadence, heartbreak, tall tales, satire, ghosts, battles and elephants.
This selection includes poems and stories by Ada Leverson, Arthur Symons, John Buchan, Katharine de Mattos, Ella D'Arcy, Edmund Gosse, Arnold Bennett and W. B. Yeats, and illustrations by Aubrey Beardsley.