Description : Wonderfully wide-ranging and enjoyable, this outstanding collection features highly acclaimed short stories by Tolstoy who is regarded as one of the greatest writers in history. Among Russian writers, Leo Tolstoy is probably the best known to the Western world, largely because of War and Peace, his epic in prose, and Anna Karenina, one of the most splendid novels in any language. But during his long lifetime, Tolstoy also wrote enough shorter works to fill many volumes. The seven parts into which this book is divided include 'God Sees the Truth, but Waits' and 'A Prisoner in the Caucasus' which Tolstoy himself considered as his best. 'How Much Land Does a Man Need?' depicting the greed of a peasant for land; the most brilliantly told parable, 'Ivan the Fool'—these are all contained in this volume. The book includes an active table of contents for easy navigation. CONTENTS: PART 1 : FOLK-TALES RETOLD 1. The Godson 2. The Empty Drum 3. How Much Land does a Man Need? 4. The Repentant Sinner 5. The Three Hermits 6. A Grain as Big as a Hen’s Egg 7. The Imp and the Crust PART 2 : ADAPTATIONS FROM THE FRENCH 8. Too Dear! 9. The Coffee-House of Surat PART 3 : TALES FOR CHILDREN 10. A Prisoner in the Caucasus 11. The Bear-Hunt 12. God Sees the Truth, but Waits PART 4 : A FAIRY TALE 13. The Story of Iván the Fool PART 5 : STORIES GIVEN TO AID THE PERSECUTED JEWS 14. Work, Death and Sickness 15. Esarhaddon, King of Assyria 16. Three Questions PART 6 : STORIES WRITTEN TO PICTURES 17. Ilyás 18. Evil Allures, but Good Endures 19. Little Girls Wiser than Men PART 7 : POPULAR STORIES 20. A Spark Neglected Burns the House 21. Two Old Men 22. Where Love is, God is 23. What Men Live by Publisher : General Press
Description : Stephen Leacock sees the comic of social situations. His writing exposes the incongruity between appearance and reality in human conduct, and his work is characterized by the invention of lively comic situations. Through this seven specially selected short stories you can meet and have fun with this author: - My Financial Career - Merry Christmas - How to Make a Million Dollars - How to Live to be 200 - How to Avoid Getting Married - Aristocratic Education - Self-Made Men
Description : 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 "
Description : Presents a collection of short stories about sports from such authors as E. Annie Proulx, P.G. Wodehouse, Ellery Queen, Jeffrey Archer, and Joyce Carol Oates.
Description : Birth Of A Song Is A Collection Of 50 Short Stories By Ks Duggal, One Of The Leading Fiction Writers In India Today.This Is The Author'S Third Collection Of Short Fiction In English. His Earlier Works Were: Come Back My Master (Vikas), And Death Of A Song (Arnold-Heinemann). K.S. Duggal'S Short Story Entitled Come Back My Master Figures In The World'S Greatest Short Stories. These Stories Written Originally In Punjabi, The Author'S Mother Tongue, Have Mostly Been Translated Into English By The Author Himself. He Has Over 500 Stories In 21 Collections In The Original. They Reflect The Prevailing Milieu In The Resurgent India, Torn With Internal Conflicts And External Pressures Whether It Is Punjab In Turmoil Or The Rest Of The Country Blown Off Its Feet By The Severe Westerly Winds. A Master Craftsman, Every Story In The Collection Has A Moment Of Truth, A Moment Of Aesthetic Pleasure. It Helps The Reader To Know The Whatness Of Things Before The Effects Fades Away In The Quiet. It Is A Genre Close To Mr. Duggal'S Heartbeat, Ingesting Both Poetry And Drama. The Stories Reflect An Inventive Strain That Is Remarkable.
Description : A collection of classic short stories from the award-winning author, Albert Wendt, acknowledged as one of the Pacific's major writers. Albert Wendt's short stories, providing a complex and profound understanding of people and the world, have been read and praised in New Zealand, the Pacific and internationally. This collection brings together his classic stories published in the Flying-Fox in a Freedom Tree and the Birth and Death of the Miracle Man and Other Stories together with exciting, previously uncollected work. '. . . his stories have the tone of timeles, and very savvy, fables.' - New York Times 'A writer of international importance.' - Landfall
Description : New Enlarged Edition The present selection is an attempt to represent the wide range and variety of Mulk Raj Anand’s short stories. The first group represents the stories of ‘lyric awareness’. As in all poetry, the themes are elemental, such as birth and death, beauty, love and childhood, and the treatment often reveals a symbolic dimension added to realistic presentation. The prevailing mood of the second group of stories in this selection is of the ‘tears at the heart of things’. These stories are naturally allied to the brief tales of ‘lyric awareness’ but with a difference. Through his acute understanding of the complex social forces at work, Anand describes an India where tradition clashes with modernity. The range and variety of Anand’s short stories are not only in mood, tone and spirit but also in locale, characters and form. The setting ranges from the Punjab (as in The Parrot in the Cage) to Uttar Pradesh (as in The Price of Bananas) and Kashmir (as in Kashmir Idyll). Both the village and the city get almost equal representation. Mulk Raj Anand’s stories are a museum of human nature. Among the Indian writers of the short story in English, he has few peers.
Description : In his introduction to this one hundredth volume of the beloved Best American Short Stories, guest editor T. C. Boyle writes, “The Model T gave way to the Model A and to the Ferrari and the Prius . . . modernism to postmodernism and post-postmodernism. We advance. We progress. We move on. But we are part of a tradition.” Boyle’s choices of stories reflect a vibrant range of characters, from a numb wife who feels alive only in the presence of violence to a new widower coming to terms with his sudden freedom, from a missing child to a champion speedboat racer. These stories will grab hold and surprise, which according to Boyle is “what the best fiction offers, and there was no shortage of such in this year’s selections.” Mulling over the question of character likability, series editor Heidi Pitlor asks, “Did I like these characters? I very much liked reading their stories, as did T. C. Boyle.” Here are characters who “are living, breathing people who screw up terribly and want and need and think uneasy thoughts.” T. C. BOYLE, guest editor, has published fifteen novels and ten collections of short stories. He won the PEN/Faulkner Award in 1988 for his novel World’s End and the Prix Médicis étranger for The Tortilla Curtain in 1995, as well as the 2014 Henry David Thoreau Prize for excellence in nature writing. His most recent book is the novel The Harder They Come. HEIDI PITLOR, series editor, is a former senior editor at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. She is the author of the novels The Birthdays and The Daylight Marriage.