The Complete Short Stories of Roald Dahl in the second of two unsettling and sinister volumes. 'Dahl finds the child in the adult and the adult in the child and, with a little smile, he sticks the knife in both' Anthony Horowitz, from his introduction Roald Dahl is one of the world's most popular writers, equally at home writing for both children and adults. In this, the second of two volumes chronologically collecting all his published adult short stories, we experience Dahl's dark and powerful imagination in full flight in 28 stories written between 1954 and 1988 (including eight tales which are not available in any other printed edition). Here, in 'Parson's Pleasure', a piece of furniture is the subject of a deceitful bargain; in 'William and Mary', a wife revenges herself on her dead husband; and in 'Royal Jelly' some new parents find an unusual and unsettling way to give their newborn its start in life. Whether you're young or old, once you've stepped into the brilliant, troubling world of Roald Dahl, you'll never be the same again. 'One of the most widely read and influential writers of our generation' The Times 'The absolute master of the twist in the tale' Observer Look out for Volume One, introduced by Charlie Higson. Roald Dahl, the brilliant and worldwide acclaimed author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, and many more classics for children, also wrote scores of short stories for adults. These delightfully disturbing tales have often been filmed and were most recently the inspiration for the West End play, Roald Dahl's Twisted Tales by Jeremy Dyson. Roald Dahl's stories continue to make readers shiver today.
Bequeathing an enduring tenet for the creative enterprise, African Short Stories vol 2 boldly seeks to upturn the status quo by the art of narration. Whether they are stories of the whistle blower estranged and yet sounding the warning for heaven and earth to hear, or a ragtag army fleeing in the wake of a monstrous reptilian onslaught upon her peace, there pervades a sense of ultimate victory in this collection. We can feel the gentle kick of a baby in the womb of a maiden in desperation, or we can muse at the two adolescent genii on the trail of their dreams from the sunset of mutual deceit into the daylight of true becoming. Victory is laid out in that awesome kindness of a total stranger which affirms the divinity latent in even our most harrowing existence. With thirty five stories in two parts these literary experiments compel attention to the courageous hearts and minds that brighten the African universe of narration. Their vibrant notes coming from all corners of north, west, east and south fill us with encouragement and optimism for the contemporary short fiction in Africa.
Stories on the Wind: Volume II, is another anthology of short stories written by Gardner McKay. Many of these stories were recorded for Gardner's weekly radio show: Stories on the Wind, which aired on Hawaii Public radio, from 1995-2001.
Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
In this anthology, Dr Pitcher has illustrated and partially defined the beginnings of short fiction in America in the period before the emergence of our modern understanding of the short story. These beginnings are to be found in the gradual coming together of forms such as anecdote, fable, tall-tale and sentimental story with the increasingly diverse aspirations, images, character types, and historical incidents of a people linked by language and culture to Britain and Europe. Volume One of the anthology has the ISBN 0-7734-7842-6.
The first comprehensive collection of F. Scott Fitzgerald's short stories and essays is now available in eBook only. This definitive edition pulls together the complete works from such celebrated titles as Tales of the Jazz Age, Babylon Revisited, Flappers and Philosophers, and many others. For the first time ever, readers will have all of the short stories and essays ordered chronologically in two volumes. Volume two contains works from 1928 to 1940, the year Fitzgerald died, as well as posthumously published works. Each volume also includes photos, critical excerpts, and essays from noted Fitzgerald scholars. This is a treasure for any Fitzgerald fan.
Thomas Hardy was an English novelist and poet and a Victorian realist in the tradition of George Eliot. His novels and his short storiies were widely influenced by Romanticism. This edition, here volume two out of two, includes his best short stories as well as a detailed biographical annotation. In this book you will find stories like: A Tradition Of Eighteen Hundred And Four A Few Crusted Characters Tony Kytes, The Arch-Deceiver The History Of The Hardcomes The Superstitious Man’s Story Andrey Satchel And The Parson And Clerk Old Andrey’s Experience As A Musician Absent-Mindedness In A Parish Choir The Winters And The Palmleys Incident In The Life Of Mr. George Crookhill Netty Sargent’s Copyhold ... and many more ...
Release on 2019-01-14 | by Nathaniel Hawthorne,Virginia Woolf,Henry James,Mark Twain,Guy de Maupassant,Charlotte Perkins,Elizabeth Gaskell,Herman Melville,Katherine Mansfield,Jack London
Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne,Virginia Woolf,Henry James,Mark Twain,Guy de Maupassant,Charlotte Perkins,Elizabeth Gaskell,Herman Melville,Katherine Mansfield,Jack London
Pubpsher: Tacet Books
This book contains 70 short stories from 10 classic, prize-winning and noteworthy authors. The stories were carefully selected by the critic August Nemo, in a collection that will please the literature lovers. For more exciting titles, be sure to check out our 7 Best Short Stories and Essential Novelists collections. This book contains: - Nathaniel Hawthorne:Endicott and the Red Cross Young Goodman Brown Ethan Brand My Kinsman, Major Molineux Earth's Holocaust The Gray Champion The Minister's Black Veil - Virginia Woolf:A Haunted House Kew Gardens An Unwritten Novel Solid Objects The Mark on the Wall Mrs. Dalloway in the Bond Street The Lady in the Looking Glass - Henry James:The Beast ih the Jungle The Figure in the Carpet Paste The Romance of Certain Old Clothes The Story of a Year The Altar of the Dead Married Son - Mark Twain:About Barbers A Dog's Tale A Ghost Story A Monument to Adam Eve's Diary Extracts from Adam's Diary The Stolen White Elephant - Guy de Maupassant:The Necklace Mademoiselle Fifi Miss Harriet My Uncle Jules Boule de Suif The Wreck The Hand - Charlotte Perkins:When I Was a Witch The Yellow Wallpaper If I were a man The Giant Wistaria The Boys And The Butter! The Cottagette A Middle Sized Artist - Elizabeth Gaskell:The Old Nurse Story The Poor Clare Lois The Witch The Grey Woman Curious If True Six Weeks At Heppenheim Disappearances - Herman Melville:Bartleby, the Scrivener Benito Cereno The Encantadas The Chase Cock-A-Doodle-Doo! I and My Chimney The Lightning-Rod Man - Katherine Mansfield:The Garden Party The Daughters of the Late Colonel Bliss Prelude At the bay Je ne parle pas francais How Pearl Button was Kidnapped - Jack London:The Law of Life To Build a Fire That Spot All Gold Canyon An Odyssey of the North A Piece of Steak Lost Face