F. S. Fitzgerald was an American writer, whose works illustrate the Jazz Age. Tales of Jazz Age VIII is a collection of brilliant short stories, including Two Wrongs and an ironic The Night of Chancellorsville in which a trainload of light ladies is catapulted unawares into the realities of the Civil War.
Joseph Conrad was a Polish-British writer regarded as one of the greatest novelists to write in the English language. Though he did not speak English fluently until his twenties, he was a master prose stylist who brought a non-English sensibility into English literature. Collected Sea Tales contains stories that take rank with the most mature and romantic of his works.
THIS MOST COMPREHENSIVE COLLECTION of classic Russian tales available in English we meet both universal fairytale figures - thieves and heroes, kings and peasants, beautiful damsels and terrifying witches, enchanted children and crafty animals - and such uniquely Russian characters as Koshchey the Deathless, Baba Yaga, the Swan Maiden, and the glorious Firebird. The more than 175 tales culled from a centuries-old Russian storytelling tradition by the outstanding Russian ethnographer Aleksandr Afanas'ev reveal a rich, robust world of the imagination that will fascinate readers both young and old.
Nathaniel Hawthorne was an American novelist, a dark romantic, and short story writer. The stories in A Wonder-Book for Girls and Boys are all stories within a story. The frame story being that a Williams College student, Eustace Bright, is telling these tales to a group of children at Tanglewood, an area in Lenox. Massachusetts. All the tales are modified from the original myths.
Wealthy cannibals who dine on the discarded limbs of peculiars. A fork-tongued princess. The origins of the first ymbryne. These stories and more are featured in TALES OF THE PECULIAR, the collection of peculiar folktales (first introduced in Hollow City) that was revealed to hide unexpected information about the peculiar world, including clues to the locations of time loops. This is a perfect gift for the series' myriad fans and a compelling, rich, and truly peculiar story collection for everyone.
This book is by a Russian-speaking Brazilian author and contains short stories and fairy tales for adults. They are about the grace of love and awe of the Great Inconceivable and its creation. They are also about the way that consciously fostering these two ideas could create a universal world religion of consensual reconciliation. But who on earth earnestly wants that?
A selection from the famous collection of Oriental stories, including the classic favourites Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, Sindbad the Sailor and others. This reader uses the EXPANSIVE READING approach, where the text becomes a springboard to improve language skills and to explore historical background, cultural connections and other topics suggested by the text. As well as the story, this reader contains: Wide range of activities practising the four skills; Dossiers: Versions of 'The Thousand and One Nights' and Baghdad, the city of “The Thousand and One Nights”; KET-style activities and Trinity-style activities (Grade 4); Special AUDIO CD/CD-ROM with the text recorded in full and a variety of games and activities for further practice. Text adaption and activities by Jennifer Gascoigne.
The perfect gift for Shadowhunters. This gorgeous illustrated paperback brings the 11 stories about immortal warlock Magnus Bane together in a handy smaller format for the first time. A fan favourite character from Cassandra Clare's Shadowhunter Chronicles, Magnus features in The Mortal Instruments, The Infernal Devices, Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy and the movie of City of Bones. Magnus will never be able to tell all of his tales. No one would believe him. But these stories shed a little light on his often inscrutable character. They are stories he probably wishes had never got out.
Jack London was an American novelist, journalist and social activist. Pioneering the genre of magazine fiction and prototyping science fiction, he became one of the first writers, who gained worldwide fame and a large fortune. South Sea Tales is a collection of short stories, most of them are set aboard a ship or in island communities. The Call of the Wild is a short adventure novel set in Canada during the Klondike Gold Rush. The story starts when someone steals the main character, a dog Buck of a ranch in Santa Clara Valley, from his home and sells him into service as a sled dog in Alaska. Tales of the Fish Patrol is a collection of stories drawn from author's own experiences and memories of the days as a teenager aboard the fishing boats of San Francisco Bay.
This selection of a hundred of O.Henry's succinct tales displays the range, humour and humanity of a perennially popular short-story writer. Here Henry gives a richly colourful and exuberantly entertaining panorama of social life, ranging from thieves to tycoons, from the streets of New York to the prairies of Texas. These stories are famed for their 'trick endings' or 'twists in the tail': repeatedly the plot twirls adroitly, compounding ironies. Indeed, O.Henry's cunning plots surpass those of the ingenious rogues he creates. His style is genial, lively and witty, displaying a virtuoso's command of language and allusion. This great collection offers the reader delights for the mind, imagination and emotions.
F.S. Fitzgerald was an American writer, whose works illustrate the Jazz Age. A collection of incredible short stories Tales of the Jazz Age IV brings to vivid life the dazzling excesses, stunning contrasts, and simmering unrest of a glittering era. The familiar themes of aspiration and social satire already permeate Fitzgerald's writing. For example in Bernice Bobs Her Hair the fashionable Marjorie attempts to turn her dowdy cousin into a debutante, before betraying her out of jealousy. Also containing Benediction, Dalyrimple Goes Wrong and The Four Fists.
Charles Dickens was an English writer and social critic. This book contains three short ghost stories (in the vein of A Christmas Carol) that originally appeared as Christmas tales. Both spooky and touching, they are the perfect little tales for the Christmas holiday season.
Sir Henry Rider Haggard was an English writer of adventure novels set largely in Africa, and a founder of the Lost World literary genre. His stories, situated at the lighter end of Victorian literature, continue to be popular and influential. Collected Tales II from master storyteller includes two stories: Little Flower and Only a Dream, a ghost story about the strange experience of a widower about to remarry, who is visited on the eve of his wedding by the ghastly apparition of his dead first wife.
Joseph Conrad was a Polish-British writer regarded as one of the greatest novelists to write in the English language. Though he did not speak English fluently until his twenties, he was a master stylist, both lush and precise, who brought a non-English sensibility into English literature. Tales of Hearsay is a posthumous collection of four stories, published in 1911, the year after Conrad died, including The Tale which is considered to be the one of his best short stories.