Category: Short Stories

  • Vampires Romance to Rippers an Anthology of Tasty Stories (Volume 1)

    By Scarlette D'Noire, Terri Reid, Karen Dales, Carole Gill, Bertena Varney

    RANKED AS AN AMAZON number one class BESTSELLER!
    Vampires! 16 authors provide you with a glimpse into the darkish worlds of misplaced love, murderous rage, and indisputable intercourse allure the place lethal quests and blood lust spanning centuries of time reign very best. discover probably the most distinctive vampires to exist in this part of the grave. Essays, excerpts, and brief tales from award successful authors Karen Dales, Kurt Kamm, Bertena Varney and extra together with veteran horror author Carole Gill. they are going to entertain you, thrill you, and bewilder you as they show the darkish secrets and techniques of the main cherished creatures of the evening, together with 11 instances bestselling writer Terri Reid author of the Mary O'Reilly sequence. there's something for everybody during this booklet from Paranormal Vampire Romance to Vampire Horror. So, on the way to or not it's: the romantic vampire, the revenant vampire, the fundamental, the fanged vampire, or the mythological girl vampire? start analyzing and discover!
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  • Selected Stories of O. Henry (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)

    By O. Henry

    O. Henry mastered the artwork of the funny, lively story that ends with a surprising, ironic twist. In “After Twenty Years, for instance, boys comply with meet at a selected spot precisely two decades later. either are devoted, yet within the intervening years one boy has became a legal, the opposite right into a policeman. in the back of the rendezvous lurks a robust dramatic state of affairs with a desirable ethical dilemma—all handled in a number of short pages.

    This is only one of the various literary gem stones in Selected tales of O. Henry, a suite of forty five of O. Henry’s most famed and enjoyable brief tales. every one deals insights into human nature and the methods it truly is plagued by love, hate, wealth, poverty, gentility, cover, and crime—themes that ran during the author’s personal lifestyles.

    Born William Sidney Porter, O. Henry begun writing whereas in felony for embezzlement. Later he moved to long island, and his stories romanticizing the common, really the lifetime of traditional New Yorkers, turned hugely well known. the main commonly learn writer of his time, O. Henry died penniless yet left at the back of a wealth of brief tales that undergo as classics of the style.
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  • Sex Lives of the Dictators

    By Nigel Cawthorne

    Prion’s across the world bestselling intercourse Lives sequence offers lighthearted money owed of the sexual escapades of significant figures in heritage, politics, faith, the humanities, and movie. Irreverent and gossipy, the books are choked with carnal tidbits and eye-opening revelations. strength corrupts—absolute energy is much more enjoyable. Sex Lives of the Dictators is a glance on the bed room antics of the main robust, and a few of the main evil, males in background. Napoleon acknowledged "Not this night, Josephine," yet purely simply because he used to be busy wonderful different ladies. Lenin lower back to Russia within the closed teach in 1917 together with his spouse and mistresses, and Benito serenaded his conquests with a violin. And Hitler? good, as you will anticipate, he was once simply undeniable bizarre. 5 of his enthusiasts devoted suicide due to his questionable practices.
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  • Night in Tunisia: Stories

    By Neil Jordan

    First released whilst he was once slightly twenty-five, those tales introduce us to a tender builder in melancholy as he enters the primeval surroundings of a public bathtub; teenaged boys lolling approximately seashore motels, boasting approximately their exploits with ladies; a tender guy and an older lady enjoying out the final circulation in their affair; and a youngster musician who prostitutes his expertise. This booklet, which gained raves at its first e-book, indicates all of the hallmarks of the author who grew to become the award-winning movie director so popular today.

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  • Rumors from the Lost World

    By Alan Davis

    Publish yr note: First released in 1993

    The tales in Rumors from the misplaced World, are approximately looking and discovery, fall and redemption, reminiscence and loss. The characters are all shattered items of a damaged previous. A grandson is embarrassed through his grandfather to the purpose of hatred; but after the previous guy has died, the boy, now a tender guy with a kin of his personal, unearths solace in recounting his grandfather's lifestyles to people who by no means knew him.

    A husband, via the country of his marriage, makes a determined bid for emotional freedom while he drags his relations on a quixotic trip westward to "find the sun."

    The daughter of Italian immigrants in New Orleans unearths her merely power in family tree and the binding ties of historical past. In Davis's basic, real looking tales there's magic in an international that also by some means turns out without magic. Time, which so shapes those characters, isn't linear; what's long past isn't really misplaced. although there's tragedy, finally there's desire and the ability to proceed the adventure.
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  • 1986. Cuentos completos

    By Rodrigo Rey Rosa

    Un maestro en el género: este volumen fundamental incluye sus relatos publicados y algunos inéditos.

    «El hecho que más me ha parecido premonitorio de los angeles muerte ha sido darme cuenta de que una character que me gustaba me aburre profunda, infinitamente.»

    Muy pocos autores llegan a dominar el género del relato, cercano a l. a. poesía por su brevedad e impacto y del que Cortázar, Bioy Casares o Borges son los grandes maestros en lengua española: Rodrigo Rey Rosa está a l. a. altura de esos clásicos. Perturbadores, sensuales, angustiantes y llenos de suspense, dejan al lector absorto después de leerlos, como si despertara de un sueño o de un golpe. los angeles lectura de cada uno de estos cuentos, pertenecientes a seis libros distintos, hasta los últimos, inéditos y de escritura muy reciente, es una experiencia singular, cercana a un viaje inesperado. El recorrido traza también un retrato literario de los angeles evolución de un autor único.

    La crítica ha dicho...
    «Una literatura de los sentidos y del conocimiento esencial. Sensual y ethical. Leer para disfrutar casi irracionalmente.»
    Ernesto Ayala-Dip, El Correo Español

    «Quizá Rey Rosa hace con su propio país lo que su maestro Paul Bowles con Marruecos: verlo desde una distancia breve pero infranqueable, donde los angeles máxima economía de estilo acrecienta l. a. fuerza de las ambigüedades.»
    Edgardo Dobry, El País

    «Ese estilo que identificamos con los clásicos, donde las palabras son tan esenciales como l. a. tensión narrativa que crean. Añádase asimismo una forma muy abnormal de humor, este buen humor de quien escribe consciente de que una buena historia se apoya siempre en esta zona donde l. a. invención no niega los angeles realidad pero sí l. a. supera.»
    J. A. Masoliver Ródenas, La Vanguardia

    «Una obra extraordinariamente contenida, parca, intrigante. Una literatura a salvo de gestos inútiles, donde l. a. belleza parece nacer de esa curiosa inclinación por el silencio.»
    Raphaëlle Rérolle, Le Monde

    «Una escritura despojada hasta el máximo, en l. a. que ninguna palabra sobra, y sin embargo envolvente y sensual hasta rozar lo obsesivo, casi como un sueño vivido.»
    Pere Gimferrer

    «Incita al misterio y al ultimate de l. a. lectura creemos haber cerrado en falso una herida.»
    Arturo García Ramos, ABC (Cultural)

    «Una propuesta editorial que consolida una obra numerous, de impecable ejecución, y así agrupada es una felicitación para sus adeptos.»
    Francisco Solano, Babelia
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  • Tales of the Marvellous and News of the Strange (A Penguin Classics Hardcover)

    The first English translation of this astonishing number of medieval Arab fable stories

    A nice cache of old, magical tales within the related culture as The Arabian Nights, Tales of the Marvellous and information of the Strange is a unprecedented locate. relationship from no less than a millennium in the past, those are the earliest-known Arabic brief tales, which survived in one, ragged manuscript in a library in Istanbul. a few stumbled on their approach into The Arabian Nights, yet so much have by no means been learn in English sooner than. Composed to fascinate their unique audiences, those fascinating, surreal, baffling, and lovely tales are certainly either fantastic and weird.
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  • The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes, Volume 2: The Return of Sherlock Holmes, His Last Bow & The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes

    By Arthur Conan Doyle

    Publish 12 months note: First released in 2005

    The e-book of Leslie S. Klinger's fantastic new annotations of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's vintage Holmes brief tales in 2004 created a Holmes sensation. to be had back in an attractively-priced variation just like the 1st, other than this version has no outer slipcase (Volume One is accessible separately).

    Inside, readers will locate the entire brief tales from The go back of Sherlock Holmes, His final Bow and The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes, with a cornucopia of insights: newcomers will take advantage of Klinger's insightful biographies of Holmes, Watson, and Conan Doyle; historical past fans will enjoy the wealth of Victorian literary and cultural information; Sherlockian fans will puzzle over tantalizing new theories; artwork enthusiasts will thrill to the 450-plus illustrations, which make this the main lavishly illustrated variation of the Holmes stories ever produced. the hot Annotated Sherlock Holmes illuminates the undying genius of Arthur Conan Doyle for a completely new iteration of readers.

    Literary Awards
    Anthony Award Nominee for most sensible serious Nonfiction (2006)
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  • The Water Museum: Stories

    NAMED extraordinary e-book OF THE yr by way of Washington Post, most sensible BOOKS OF THE yr: Kirkus Reviews, NPR, Men's Journal

    A new brief tale assortment from Luis Alberto Urrea, bestselling writer of The Hummingbird's Daughter and The Devil's Highway.

    From one in every of America's preeminent literary voices comes a brand new tale assortment that proves once more why the writing of Luis Alberto Urrea has been referred to as "wickedly reliable" (Kansas urban Star), "cinematic and charged" (Cleveland simple Dealer), and "studded with delights" (Chicago Tribune). analyzing the borders among one kingdom and one other, among one individual and one other, Urrea unearths his mastery of the quick shape. This assortment contains the Edgar-award profitable "Amapola" and his now-classic "Bid Farewell to Her Many Horses," which had the dignity of being selected for NPR's "Selected Shorts" no longer as soon as yet two times.

    Suffused with wanderlust, compassion, and no small quantity of rock and roll, THE WATER MUSEUM is a suite that confirms Luis Alberto Urrea as an American grasp.
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  • Las curas milagrosas del Doctor Aira (Spanish Edition)

    El extraño caso del surgeon Aira, un médico descreído que tiene el don de obrar milagros, aunque no soporta hacerlos. as curas milagrosas del health professional Aira incluye en un solo volumen tres novelas cortas de César Aira. l. a. primera es l. a. que da nombre a esta obra y gira en torno al ordinary health practitioner Aira, un cuarentón empobrecido, escéptico y solitario, que no obstante tiene el don de hacer milagros, verdaderos milagros, pero con desgana y sin fe. El tilo lleva a cabo l. a. siguiente pregunta: ¿Acaso no podemos pasarnos l. a. vida tratando de entender los angeles frase que dijo nuestro padre, allá en tiempos remotos, los angeles única vez que rompió su silencio? Algo de esto nos comunica esta crónica del Niño Peronista bajo los efectos del Tilo Monstruo en l. a. Plaza de Pringles. Fragmentos de un diario en los Alpes transcurre en una casa que atesora muñecos, juguetes, miniaturas, álbumes y cómics... De esa acumulación surge, para el viajero y para el lector, una especie de magia que lo envuelve todo. Aunque no solo de los angeles acumulación de objetos. También, y en última instancia tal vez, del nacimiento del relato: el del viaje que hubo que hacer para estar frente al Nuevo Mundo que se describe, o el de las historias que están al fondo, o a l. a. vuelta, de l. a. descripción y que tienen, también ellas, los angeles extrañeza fascinante de los objetos. ENGLISH DESCRIPTION The unusual case of health care provider Aira, a discredited general practitioner who has the reward of operating miracles, even supposing he can’t undergo to do it. health practitioner Aira’s astonishing treatments comprises 3 brief novels by way of César Aira in a single quantity. the 1st is the identify paintings within the quantity, concerning the unusual health care provider Aira, a negative, skeptical, lonely forty-something guy, who still has the present of operating miracles—true miracles—but with no enthusiasm or religion. Fragments of a diary within the Alps occurs in a home that holds dolls, toys, miniatures, albums, and comics. From this accumulation arises one of those magic that surrounds every little thing, either for tourists and for the reader. yet not only from the pile of items. additionally, and maybe within the final example, from the start of the story: that of the adventure that needed to be made to be dealing with the recent international that's defined, or that of the tales that lie on the backside, or round the nook, of the outline and which even have the attention-grabbing strangeness of gadgets.
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