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.
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.
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.
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, a dark romantic, and short story writer. Twice-Told Tales contains rearranged myths in which Hawthorne uses unexpected points of view to deftly twist the themes of classic folktales. From the unrepentant Gingerbread Man and his tirades against overprotective parents, meddlesome neighbors, and untrustworthy foxes, to the giant's wife who simply wants Jack out of the picture so that she and her mate may continue collaborating on poetry, these ironic tales introduce complex, emotional topics within a familiar context.
Arthur Conan Doyle was an English writer best known for his detective stories about Sherlock Holmes. "Tales of Medical Life" includes amazing stories about a subject that the author, being a physician himself, had a unique perspective on - the medical profession and people involved in it.
F.S. Fitzgerald was an American writer, whose works illustrate the Jazz Age. Tales of Jazz Age VI is a wonderful short-story collection showcases many of the celebrated novel's themes, as well as its unique writing style. The collection contains six stories, including Absolution in which a boy confesses to a priest and The Sensible Thing, where George O'Kelly, an aspiring engineer turned insurance salesman, fights to recapture the love of Jonquil Cary.
Joseph Thomas Sheridan Le Fanu was an Irish writer of Gothic novels, one of the most infl uential ghost story writers of the nineteenth century. As a part of an extraordinary collection of ghost stories, "Ghostly Tales" consists of one large tale called "Haunted Baronet." Full of mystery, thrilling revelations and paranormal, this collection is perfect for a sophisticated reader/