As Shakespeare’s Polonius put it: ‘brevity is the soul of wit’. Yet, so often, verbosity is the beating heart of the writer. Every now and then, though, authors conjure visions so refined, the most enormous stories can be told in the smallest of spaces. Here are some compelling novellas that belie their abbreviated appearances.
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'The best story Hemingway has written. No page of this beautiful master-work could have been done better or differently' Sunday Times
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