Jack London (1876 - 1916) 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. "Tales of the Fish Patrol" is a collection of stories like "White and Yellow", "The King of the Greeks", and "A Raid on the Oyster Pirates" drawn from author's own experiences and memories of the days as a teenager aboard the fishing boats of San Francisco Bay.
What is a «holy woman,» or a holy man for that matter? According to the Jewish mystics, a holy person is someone who has not lost the holiness that every baby is born with. A holy person is someone who fulfills it. Stories about Jewish holy women have rarely been collected in such an engaging and entertaining form. The tales display a specifically female Jewish spirituality, giving us a peek into a world of devotional beauty that focuses on kindness. These stories of laughter and tears, humility and bravery, striving and trance, have an appeal spanning the denominational spectrum: they are spiritual nourishment for the soul. The rabbis say there are both male and female angels and angels are on earth as well as in heaven. These tales enhance our appreciation of the female angels on earth.
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.
In this selection of tales by the master folklorist Andrew Lang, the reader is taken into the romantic world of the gallant Knights of the Round Table and their courageous and chivalrous deeds, fair maidens, castles steeped in history, the quest for the Holy Grail, and the tragic love of King Arthur and Sir Lancelot for Guinevere, and Tristan for Iseult. The Arthurian legends are the most potent of the thrilling and mist-enshrouded tales of adventure to be passed down from prerecorded history, and they have as much appeal today as they did in the age of the troubadours.
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.
Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875) was born in Odense, the son of a shoemaker. His early life was wretched, but he was adopted by a patron and became a short-story writer, novelist and playwright, though he remains best-known for his magical fairy tales which were published between 1835 and 1872. For 150 years his stories have been delighting both adults and children. Packed with a light-hearted whimsy combined with a mature wisdom they are as entrancing as ever. Here are all of Andersen's 154 tales, and among the favourites are The Red Shoes, The Mermaid, The Real Princess, The Emperor's New Clothes, The Tinder Box and of course The Ugly Duckling.
F. S. Fitzgerald (1896-1940) was an American writer, whose works illustrate the Jazz Age. A collection of incredible short stories "Tales of the Jazz Age" brings to vivid life the dazzling excesses, stunning contrasts, and simmering unrest of a glittering era.
The popular paperback edition of this fascinating collection of stories, which continue the tales of The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion and contains an alternative version of The Children of Hurin. Unfinished Tales is a collection of narratives ranging in time from the Elder Days of Middle-earth to the end of the War of the Ring, and provides those who have read The Lord of the Rings with a whole collection of background and new stories from the twentieth century's most acclaimed popular author. The book concentrates on the realm of Middle-earth and comprises such elements as Gandalf's lively account of how it was that he came to send the Dwarves to the celebrated party at Bag-End, the emergence of the sea-god Ulmo before the eyes of Tuor on the coast of Beleriand, and an exact description of the military organization of the Riders of Rohan. Unfinished Tales also contains the only story about the long ages of Numenor before its downfall, and all that is known about such matters as the Five Wizards, the Palantiri and the legend of Amroth. The tales were collated and edited by JRR Tolkien's son and literary heir, Christopher Tolkien, who provides a short commentary on each story, helping the reader to fill in the gaps and put each story into the context of the rest of his father's writings.
This specially commissioned selection of Conrad's short stories includes 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. Il Conde and The Tale are subtle portrayals of bewildered outrage; An Anarchist and The Informer are sardonic depictions of revolutionaries; and Prince Roman is a tale of magnificent, doomed heroism set in Conrad's native Poland during the Uprising of 1831.
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.
F.S. Fitzgerald was an American writer, whose works illustrate the Jazz Age. A collection of incredible short stories Tales of the Jazz Age II brings to vivid life the dazzling excesses, stunning contrasts, and simmering unrest of a glittering era.
F.S. Fitzgerald was an American writer, whose works illustrate the Jazz Age. A collection of incredible short stories Tales of the Jazz Age I brings to vivid life the dazzling excesses, stunning contrasts, and sirnmering unrest of a glittering era.