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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell was an English novelist, biographer, and short story writer. Her novels offer a detailed portrait of the lives of many strata of Victorian society, including the very poor, and are of interest to social historians as well as lovers of literature. Collected Tales I contains five stories, including touching and emotional story Lizzie Leigh - a poignant tale about illicit love. It deals with the story of a young girl Lizzie who commits a sin and its repercussions. Gaskell brilliantly portraits the deep and true relations of a family.
Nathaniel Hawthorne was an American novelist, a dark romantic, and short story writer. In The Tanglewood Tales Hawthorne retells famous classical myths with imaginative charm that captures the Universality and moral wisdom of the stories. Hawthorne's lively, fresh retelling of six famous myths-"The Minotaur," "The Pygmies," "The Dragon's Teeth", "Circe's Palace," "The Pomegranate Seeds," and "The Golden Fleece"- captures the essence of these great stories.
Nathaniel Hawthorne was an American novelist, 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.
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.