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7 Best Short Stories by O Henry

Author : O. Henry
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O. Henry had a busy life - including ambushes, arrests and alcoholism. Perhaps this is the explanation of his rich canon of work reflected his wide-range of experiences and is distinctive for its witticism, clever wordplay, and unexpected twist endings. The reader is invited to know the world of O. Henry in these seven selected short stories. - The Gift of the Magi - The Cop and the Anthem - A Retrieved Reformation - The Ransom of Red Chief - Springtime a la Carte - The Count and the Wedding Guest - Witches' Loaves

The Best Short Stories of J G Ballard

Author : J. G. Ballard
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The renowned author of Empire of the Sun selects the best and most representative pieces of his short fiction, revealing the variety of his projections of twentieth-century technology in post-atomic worlds. Reprint.

The Best Short Stories of 1920 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story

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"The Best Short Stories of 1920, and the Yearbook of the American Short Story" by Various. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Welcome to the world of short stories

Author : OM books
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The Best Short Stories of Mark Twain

Author : Mark Twain
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Collects several of Mark Twain's short stories, including "Jim Smiley and His Jumping Frog," "Political Economy," and "Extracts from Adam's Diary."

7 best short stories by Lord Dunsany

Author : Lord Dunsany
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Lord Dunsany was an Anglo-Irish writer and dramatist; his work, mostly in the fantasy genre, was published under the nameLord Dunsany. More than ninety books of his work were published in his lifetime, and both original work and compilations have continued to appear. Dunsany's uvre includes many hundreds of published short stories, as well as plays, novels and essays This selection chosen by the critic August Nemocontains the following stories: - Chu-Bu and Sheemish - The Hoard of the Gibbelins - The Quest of the Queen's Tears - How One Came, As Was Foretold, To The City Of Never - The Wonderful Window - The Bride Of The Man Horse - The House Of The Sphinx

The Best American Short Stories 2020

Author : Curtis Sittenfeld
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New York Times best-selling author Curtis Sittenfeld selects the twenty best short stories of the year.

Leo Tolstoy s 20 Greatest Short Stories Annotated

Author : Leo Tolstoy
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"Anna Karenina" and "War and Peace" branded Tolstoy as one of the greatest writers in modern history. Few, however, have read his wonderful short stories. Now, in one collection, are the 20 greatest short stories of Leo Tolstoy, which give a snapshot of Russia and its people in the late nineteenth century. A fine introduction is given by Andrew Barger. Annotations are included of difficult Russian terms. There is also a Tolstoy biography at the start of the book with photos of Tolstoy's relatives. The stories include: A Candle, After the Dance, Albert, Alyosha the Pot, An Old Acquaintance, Does a Man Need Much Land?, If You Neglect the Fire You Don't Put It Out, Khodinka: An Incident of the Coronation of Nicholas II, Lucerne, Memoirs of a Lunatic, My Dream, Recollections of a Scorer, The Empty Drum, The Long Exile, The Posthumous Papers of the Hermit Fedor Kusmich, The Young Tsar, There Are No Guilty People, Three Deaths, Two Old Men, and What Men Live By. Read the 20 greatest short stories of Leo Tolstoy Today!

The Best Short Stories of Katherine Mansfield

Author : Katherine Mansfield
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Acclaimed stories by the influential Modernist author include "Prelude," a reminiscence of her New Zealand girlhood, in addition to "The Garden Party," "How Pearl Button Was Kidnapped," "Bliss," and others.

The Best Short Stories

Author : Saki
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Each volume in the Collector's Library series has a specially commissioned Afterword, brief biography of the author and further reading list. The Afterword is by leading UK playwright, novelist and eminent Sherlockian, David Stuart Davies.

The Best American Short Stories 2017

Author : Meg Wolitzer
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Best-selling author Meg Wolitzer guest edits this year's Best American Short Stories, the premier annual showcase for the country's finest short fiction.

Children of the Night

Author : Gloria Naylor
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In 1969, Little, Brown and Company published The Best Short Stories by Black Writers, edited by Langston Hughes - the classic compendium of African-American short fiction from 1897 to 1967. Now, a quarter of a century later, Gloria Naylor has compiled an encore volume, Children of the Night, bringing this extraordinary series up to date. Gathering together the most gifted black writers of our time - from 1967 to the present - Naylor has assembled a rich and varied collection of stories. The portrait that emerges of the African-American experience in the post-Civil Rights era is stirring, compelling, sometimes disturbing, and certainly provocative. Naylor has arranged the stories thematically so the reader focuses on a particular subject - slavery, for example, or the family. In the hands of different writers, these themes provide a wealth and variety of human experience. The stories are more than testimonies of the long battle for survival. From a young woman's struggles with her barren faith in Alice Walker's lyrical "The Diary of an African Nun" to an innocent man's involvement in a horrifying act of violence in Ann Petry's "The Witness", they are, as Naylor states in her introduction, "examples of affirmation: of memory, of history, of family, of being". They are stories for all of us "at the beginning: of mankind as a species; of America as a nation; of the African-American as a full citizen".

Playboy Stories

Author : Alice K. Turner
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An anthology of short stories that originally appeared in "Playboy" magazine presents tales by Isaac Bashevis Singer, Nadine Gordimer, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Bernard Malamud, John Updike, Tom McGuane, T. Corraghessan Boyle, and others

Complete Short Stories of Wilkie Collins

Author : Wilkie Collins
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This carefully crafted ebook: "Complete Short Stories of Wilkie Collins” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Wilkie Collins (1824-1889) was an English novelist, playwright, and author of short stories. His best-known works are The Woman in White, No Name, Armadale, and The Moonstone. Table of Contents: After The Dark The Ostler Mr. Wray's Cash Box The Queen of Hearts A House To Let The Haunted House ("The Ghost in the Cupboard Room") My Miscellanies No Thoroughfare Miss or Mrs? "Blow up with the Brig!" The Hidden Cash The Perils of Certain English Prisoners The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices The Last Stage Coachman The Fatal Cradle The Frozen Deep and Other Stories The Captain's Last Love The Dead Hand The Devil's Spectacles The First Officer's Confession Farmer Fairweather Fatal Fortune Fie! Fie! Or The Fair Physician Love's Random Shot The Midnight Mass Nine O'Clock A Passage in the Life of Mr. Perugino Potts The Haunted Hotel My Lady's Money Who Killed Zebedee Little Novels The Poetry Did It A Sad Death and A Brave Life The Twin Sisters Volpurno - Or The Student John Steadiman's Account (The Wreck of The Golden Mary) A Message from The Sea The Seafaring Man The Dead Alive

Marke Twain s Best Short Stories

Author : Mark Twain
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Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835-1910), better known by his pen name Mark Twain, is the author of such classics as The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and The Prince and the Pauper. He was born in Florida, Missouri and grew up along the Mississippi Valley. Although he left school at the age of 12 when his father died, he was eventually awarded honorary degrees from Yale University, the University of Missouri, and Oxford University. His career encompassed such varied occupations as printer, miner, Mississippi riverboat pilot, journalist, travel writer, novelist, and publisher. His vivid imagination, keen sense of humor, and sharp wit resulted in some of the most beloved classics of American literature. This book contains some of Clemens’ best loved short stories and essays, both humorous and thought provoking. Includes The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County. The Stolen White Elephant, A Dog’s Tale, and Extracts from Adam’s Diary, among others, illustrated.

The Best Short Stories 1940

Author : Edward Joseph O'Brien
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The Best British Short Stories of 1923

Author : Edward Joseph O'Brien
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Great American Short Stories

Author : Paul Negri
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Featuring 19 of the finest works in the American short-story tradition, this compilation includes: "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe, "Bartleby" by Herman Melville, "To Build a Fire" by Jack London, "Bernice Bobs Her Hair" by F. Scott Fitzgerald, "The Killers" by Ernest Hemingway, plus stories by Hawthorne, Twain, Cather, and others.

The Best Werewolf Short Stories 1800 1849

Author : Andrew Barger
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Transformation of the werewolf in literature made its greatest strides in the 19th century when the shape-shifting monster leapt from poetry to the short story. It happened when this shorter form of literature was morphing into darker shapes thanks in no small part to Edgar Allan Poe, Honore de Balzac, E. T. A. Hoffmann, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Prosper Merimee, James Hogg, and so many others in Europe and the United States.The fifty year period between 1800 and 1849 is truly the cradle of all werewolf short stories. For the first time in one anthology, Andrew Barger has compiled the best werewolf stories from this period. The stories are "Hugues the Wer-Wolf: A Kentish Legend of the Middle Ages," "The Man-Wolf," "A Story of a Weir-Wolf," "The Wehr-Wolf: A Legend of the Limousin," and "The White Wolf of the Hartz Mountains." It is believed that two of these fine stories have never been republished in over one hundred and fifty years since their original printing. Read "The Best Werewolf Short Stories 1800-1849" tonight, just make sure it is not by the light of a full moon "

Football s Best Short Stories

Author : Paul D. Staudohar
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In this lively anthology of 21 stories and one classic poem about football, fathers and sons tackle their issues, coaches and quarterbacks collide, and ordinary heroes emerge from the blitz.