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The Best Short Stories

The Best Short Stories

  • Author: Guy de Maupassant
  • Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
  • ISBN: 9781853261893
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 224
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Guy de Maupassant was a master of the short story. This collection displays his lively diversity, with tales that vary in theme and tone, ranging from tragedy and satire to comedy and farce. In a lucidly direct style, he provides unflinching realism and sceptical irony. He depicts the deceptions, hypocrisies and vanities at different levels of society. Prostitution is frankly described, while the harshness of war is deftly exposed. His tales have been televised and have influenced films, operas and rock music. Unillusioned but humane, Maupassant remains our contemporary.

Best Short Stories

Best Short Stories

A Dual-Language Book

  • Author: Guy de Maupassant
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • ISBN: 0486130800
  • Category: Foreign Language Study
  • Page: 256
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Seven masterly tales: "La Parure," "Mademoiselle Fifi," "La Maison Tellier," "La Ficelle," "Miss Harriet," "Boule de Suif," and "Le Horla." In French, with new English translations on facing pages.

The Best Short Stories

The Best Short Stories

  • Author: Rudyard Kipling
  • Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
  • ISBN: 9781853261794
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 210
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The diverse tales selected for this volume display the astonishing virtuosity of Rudyard Kipling's early writings. A Nobel prize-winner, Kipling was phenomenally productive and imaginative, displaying a literary mastery of idioms, technology and technical terms, exotic locations, and social range. He gained immense popularity, becoming (as these stories indicate) the knowledgeable spokesman for a wide public. Later, although Kipling's right-wing views increasingly incurred hostility, his creativity remained formidable. In this rich collection, we encounter bold realism, poignant nostalgia, dark comedy, the vividly horrific, the exuberantly fanciful and the disturbingly uncanny.

The Collected Short Stories

The Collected Short Stories

  • Author: Jeffrey Archer
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
  • ISBN: 9781429967327
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 640
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International bestselling author Jeffrey Archer has enthralled readers with his riveting suspense, surprise denouements, and unforgettable storylines. Now Archer's three acclaimed collections of short fiction are brought together in one irresistible volume... THE COLLECTED SHORT STORIES A Quiver Full of Arrows takes readers on a journey of encounters that befall an assortment of kindly strangers, wary old friends, and long-lost loves. Sly reflections on human nature are at the center of A Twist in the Tale in which blindly adventurous game-players compete for stakes higher than they dreamed. Expect the unexpected and you'll still be surprised in Twelve Red Herrings, a dozen tales of betrayal, love, murder and revenge capped with a startling twist. Thirty-six stories in all, each poised to astonish and inspire, revealing "master entertainer" (Time) Jeffrey Archer at his artfully entertaining best.

The Wordsworth Collection of Classic Short Stories

The Wordsworth Collection of Classic Short Stories

  • Author: Rosemary Gray
  • Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
  • ISBN: 9781840222708
  • Category: Short stories, American
  • Page: 1408
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These accomplished tales from the pens of great writers are object-lessons in the art of creating a literary masterpiece on a small canvas

The Collected Stories of Katherine Mansfield

The Collected Stories of Katherine Mansfield

  • Author: Katherine Mansfield
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1625583761
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 153
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Kathleen Mansfield Beauchamp Murry was a prominent modernist writer of short fiction who was born and brought up in colonial New Zealand and wrote under the pen name of Katherine Mansfield. Mansfield left for Great Britain in 1908 where she encountered Modernist writers such as D.H. Lawrence and Virginia Woolf with whom she became close friends. Her stories often focus on moments of disruption and frequently open rather abruptly.

The Wordsworth Book of Horror Stories

The Wordsworth Book of Horror Stories

  • Author: Various
  • Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
  • ISBN: 9781840220568
  • Category: Horror tales
  • Page: 1149
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A superb collection of some of the greatest tales of the genre; many are classics while others are lesser-known gems unearthed from the vintage era of the supernatural.

100 Selected Stories

100 Selected Stories

  • Author: O. Henry
  • Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
  • ISBN: 9781853262418
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 735
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O Henry's finest stories is a showcase for the sheer varienty of one of America's best-loved short story writers. They are marked by coincidence and surprise endings as well as compassion and high humour.

The Diamond as Big as the Ritz

The Diamond as Big as the Ritz

  • Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 1365192180
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 46
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First published in the June 1922 issue of The Smart Set magazine, 'The Diamond as big as The Ritz' is one of F. Scott Fitzgerald's masterpieces. Fans of 'The Great Gatsby' will enjoy this satirical short story set during the Jazz Age.

Selected Stories, 1968-1994

Selected Stories, 1968-1994

  • Author: Alice Munro
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 0307814629
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 688
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WINNER OF THE 2013 NOBEL PRIZE IN LITERATURE Spanning almost thirty years and settings that range from big cities to small towns and farmsteads of rural Canada, this magnificent collection brings together twenty-eight stories by a writer of unparalleled wit, generosity, and emotional power. In her Selected Stories, Alice Munro makes lives that seem small unfold until they are revealed to be as spacious as prairies and locates the moments of love and betrayal, desire and forgiveness, that change those lives forever. To read these stories--about a traveling salesman and his children on an impromptu journey; an abandoned woman choosing between seduction and solitude--is to succumb to the spell of a writer who enchants her readers utterly even as she restores them to their truest selves.

Cranford & Selected Short Stories

Cranford & Selected Short Stories

  • Author: Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
  • Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
  • ISBN: 9781840224511
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 543
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Contains six of her finest stories that have been selected to demonstrate the variety and accomplishment of her shorter fiction, and to trace the development of her art.

The World's Greatest Short Stories

The World's Greatest Short Stories

  • Author: James Daley
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • ISBN: 0486114791
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 256
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Ranging from the 19th to the 20th centuries, this wonderfully wide-ranging and enjoyable anthology includes Poe, Chekhov, Joyce, Kafka, Faulkner, Pirandello, Mann, and other major writers of world literature.

Selected Short Stories

Selected Short Stories

  • Author: Joseph Conrad,Keith Carabine
  • Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
  • ISBN: 9781853261909
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 238
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A selection of short stories including favourites such as Youth, a modern epic of the sea; The Secret Sharer, a thrilling psychological drama; An Outpost of Progress, a blackly comic prelude to Heart of Darkness; Amy Foster, a moving story of a shipwrecked, alienated Pole; and The Lagoon and Karain, two exotic, exciting Malay tales.

The Best of Sherlock Holmes

The Best of Sherlock Holmes

  • Author: Arthur Conan Doyle,Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
  • ISBN: 9781853267482
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 397
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The best twenty tales of Conan Doyle.

The Best Short Stories of O. Henry

The Best Short Stories of O. Henry

  • Author: O. Henry
  • Publisher: Modern Library
  • ISBN: 0307758656
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 368
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The more than 600 stories written by O. Henry provided an embarrassment of riches for the compilers of this volume. The final selection of the thirty-eight stories in this collection offers for the reader's delight those tales honored almost unanimously by anthologists and those that represent, in variety and balance, the best work of America's favorite storyteller. They are tales in his most mellow, humorous, and ironic moods. They give the full range and flavor of the man born William Sydney Porter but known throughout the world as O. Henry, one of the great masters of the short story. From the Hardcover edition.

The stories of Katherine Mansfield

The stories of Katherine Mansfield

  • Author: Katherine Mansfield,Antony Alpers
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 579
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Collected Short Stories of Saki

Collected Short Stories of Saki

  • Author: Saki
  • Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
  • ISBN: 9781853260711
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 494
  • View: 1970
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The extraordinary stories of 'Saki' are a mixture of humorous satire, irony and the macabre, in which the stupidities and hypocrisy of conventional society are viciously pilloried.

The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden

  • Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Publisher: Lindhardt og Ringhof
  • ISBN: 9176393054
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 74
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The Secret Garden is a novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. It was initially published in serial format starting in the autumn of 1910, and was first published in its entirety in 1911. It is now one of Burnett's most popular novels, and is considered to be a classic of English children's literature.

The Crystal Egg and Other Stories

The Crystal Egg and Other Stories

  • Author: H. G. Wells
  • Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
  • ISBN: 9781840227390
  • Category:
  • Page: 480
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This volume contains a generous selection of the tales of H. G. Wells, some of them famous, some forgotten. They demonstrate his immense imaginative energy, his originality, his prophetic genius, and his mastery of a range embracing Gothic horror, social satire, lyrical reverie and Utopian fantasy. Here Wells predicts the use of the tank, the aeroplane, the parachute and the bathysphere; he depicts the arrival of monsters from the deep, and envisages the destruction of life on our planet. Nevertheless, in social comedy, Wells anticipates E. M. Forster. We also see why Wells proved to be a provocation and inspiration not only to numerous science-fiction writers but also to such eminent authors as Vladimir Nabokov, Jorge Luis Borges and William Golding. Entertaining, disturbing, astonishing and thought-provoking, these tales constitute a Wellsian cornucopia. Enjoy!

The Best Stories of O. Henry

The Best Stories of O. Henry

Gift of the Magi, the Ransom of Red Chief, Mammon and the Archer and Others

  • Author: O Henry
  • Publisher: Literary Licensing, LLC
  • ISBN: 9781498043809
  • Category:
  • Page: 352
  • View: 3593
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This Is A New Release Of The Original 1899 Edition.