The book includes novels "Ernest Maltravers" and "Falkland".
"Ernest Maltravers" starts out with a bang as Ernest Maltravers, on a walking tour, becomes lost in the dark and arrives at a peasant's cottage. The surly cottage occupant isn't very helpful, even after he is offered money for directions. That is, until he sees Maltravers' nice watch. Our lost hero is then invited to eat and spend the night. Mine host is planning to murder the traveler as he sleeps to obtain the watch and money, then hide the body. The events of this night change Maltravers' life forever.
"Falkland" is the earliest of Lord Lytton's prose fictions. "Falkland", although the earliest, is one of the most carefully finished of its author's compositions. All that was once turbid, heating, unwholesome in the current of sentiment which flows through this history of a guilty passion, "Death's immortalising winter" has chilled and purified.
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Edward Bulwer Lytton. Ernest Maltravers
Edward Bulwer Lytton. Falkland