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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.

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.

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 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.

Collected Short Stories of Saki

Collected Short Stories of Saki

  • Author: Saki
  • Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
  • ISBN: 9781853260711
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 494
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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.

Novellen

Novellen

  • Author: Guy de Maupassant
  • Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
  • ISBN: 3958701345
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 136
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Guy de Maupassant (1850-1893) war ein französischer Schriftsteller und Journalist. Er schrieb etwa 260 Novellen, sowie einige Romane (\"Bel Ami\"), in denen er immer wieder sein Bild des Menschen zeichnet. Maupassants Novellen sind Meisterstücke der kritischen Betrachtung. Sie erforschen die instinkthafte, animalische Seite des Menschen und entlarven die verborgenen Triebfedern seines Handelns. In ihnen zeigt sich der Autor als Meister der realistischen Erzählkunst. Dieses Werk enthält sechs seiner beliebten Novellen.

The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Other Stories

The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Other Stories

  • Author: Leo Tolstoy,T. C. B. Cook
  • Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
  • ISBN: 9781840224535
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 256
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Tolstoy wrote many masterly short stories, and this volume contains four of the longest and best in distinguished translations that have stood the test of time.

Erzählungen

Erzählungen

  • Author: Fedor M. Dostoevskij
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783150024867
  • Category:
  • Page: 359
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Selected Short Stories

Selected Short Stories

  • Author: Joseph Conrad
  • 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.

Billy Budd & Other Stories

Billy Budd & Other Stories

  • Author: Herman Melville
  • Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
  • ISBN: 9781853267499
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 300
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Melville's collection of short stories including Bartleby, Benito Cereno, The Lightening Rod Man and Billy Budd.

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 Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

The Merry Men and Other Stories

  • Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
  • ISBN: 9781853260612
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 223
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With an Introduction and Notes by Dr Tim Middleton, Head of English Studies, University of Ripon and York. In seeking to discover his inner self, the brilliant Dr Jekyll discovers a monster. First published to critical acclaim in 1886, this mesmerising thriller is a terrifying study of the duality of man's nature, and it is the book which established Stevenson's reputation as a writer. Also included in this volume is Stevenson's 1887 collection of short stories, The Merry Men and Other Tales and Fables. The Merry Men is a gripping Highland tale of shipwrecks and madness; Markheim, the sinister study of the mind of a murderer; Thrawn Janet, a spine-chilling tale of demonic possession; Olalla, a study of degeneration and incipient vampirism in the Spanish mountains; Will O' the Mill, a thought-provoking fable about a mountain inn-keeper; and The Treasure of Franchard, a study of French bourgeois life.

Heart of Darkness and Other Stories

Heart of Darkness and Other Stories

  • Author: Joseph Conrad
  • Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
  • ISBN: 9781853262401
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 219
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Introduction and Notes by Gene M. Moore, Universiteit van Amsterdam. Generally regarded as the pre-eminent work of Conrad's shorter fiction, Heart of Darkness is a chilling tale of horror which, as the author intended, is capable of many interpretations. Set in the Congo during the period of rapid colonial expansion in the 19th century, the story deals with the highly disturbing effects of economic, social and political exploitation of European and African societies and the cataclysmic behaviour this induced in some individuals. The other two stories in this book - Youth and The End of the Tether - concern the sea and those who sail upon it, a genre in which Conrad reigns supreme.

Maggie

Maggie

A Girl of the Streets and Other Short Fiction

  • Author: Stephen Crane
  • Publisher: Bantam Classics
  • ISBN: 0553903055
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 240
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Stephen Crane's first novel is the tale of a pretty young slum girl driven to brutal excesses by poverty and loneliness. It was considered so sexually frank and realistic, that the book had to be privately printed at first. It and GEORGE'S MOTHER, the shorter novel that follows in this edition, were eventually hailed as the first genuine expressions of Naturalism in American letters and established their creator as the American apostle of an artistic revolution which was to alter the shape and destiny of civilization itself.

North and South

North and South

  • Author: Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
  • Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
  • ISBN: 9781853260933
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 417
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This is one of the earliest novels of industrial alienation, tellingly linked to the plight of 19th-century women. It tells of the relationship between Margaret Hale, a girl from the old rural south, and John Thornton, a mill owner from the new industrial north.

Daisy Miller and Other Stories

Daisy Miller and Other Stories

  • Author: Henry James
  • Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
  • ISBN: 9781853262135
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 146
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With an Introduction and Notes by Pat Righelato, University of Reading. Daisy Miller is one of Henry James's most attractive heroines: she represents youth and frivolity. As a tourist in Italy, her American freedom and freshness of spirit come up against the corruption and hypocrisy of European manners. From its first publication, readers on both sides of the Atlantic have quarrelled about her, defending or attacking the liberties that Daisy takes and the conventions that she ignores. All three tales in this collection, Daisy Miller, An International Episode and Lady Barbarina, express James's most notable subject, 'the international theme', the encounters, romantic and cultural, between Americans and Europeans. His heroes and heroines approach each other on unfamiliar ground with new freedoms, yet find themselves unexpectedly hampered by old constraints. In An International Episode, an English lord visiting Newport, Rhode Island, falls in love with an American girl, but their relationship becomes more complicated when she travels to London. In the light-hearted comedy Lady Barbarina, a rich young American seeks an English aristocratic bride. The unusual outcomes of these three tales pose a number of social questions about marriage and the traditional roles of men and women. Is an international marriage symbolic of the highest cultural fusion of values or is it an old style raid and capture? Is marriage to remain the feminine destination?

The Complete Fairy Tales

The Complete Fairy Tales

  • Author: Hans Christian Andersen
  • Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
  • ISBN: 9781853268991
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 1140
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Presents all of Andersen's 168 tales, includes favorites such as "The Red Shoes," "The Frog Prince," and "Rapunzel."

Wessex Tales

Wessex Tales

  • Author: Thomas Hardy
  • Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
  • ISBN: 9781853262692
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 189
  • View: 8432
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Introduction and Notes by Michael Irwin, Professor of English Literature, University of Kent at Canterbury. Wessex Tales was the first collection of Hardy's short stories, and they reflect the experience of a novelist at the height of his powers. These seven tales, in which characters and scenes are imbued with a haunting realism, show considerable diversity of content, form and style, and range from fantasy to realism and from tragedy to comedy. In insisting on the unusual nature of any story worth the telling, and with his gift for irony and compassion, Hardy achieves more in the genre of the short story than any English novelist before him.

Moby Dick

Moby Dick

  • Author: Herman Melville
  • Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
  • ISBN: 9781853260087
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 582
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Moby Dick is the story of Captain Ahab's quest to avenge the whale that 'reaped' his leg. The quest is an obsession and the novel is a diabolical study of how a man becomes a fanatic. But it is also a hymn to democracy. Bent as the crew is on Ahab's appalling crusade, it is equally the image of a co-operative community at work: all hands dependent on all hands, each individual responsible for the security of each. Among the crew is Ishmael, the novel's narrator, ordinary sailor, and extraordinary reader. Digressive, allusive, vulgar, transcendent, the story Ishmael tells is above all an education: in the practice of whaling, in the art of writing.

Sea Stories

Sea Stories

  • Author: Joseph Conrad
  • Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
  • ISBN: 9781853267437
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 255
  • View: 4923
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Includes three stories where characters are tested by dramatic events 'that show in the light of day the inner worth of a man, the edge of his temper, and the fibre of his stuff; that reveal the quality of his resistance and the secret stuff of his pretences, not only to others but also to himself'.