Written by Neil Gaiman Art by Various Cover by Dave McKean The third volume collecting Neil Gaiman's seminal, award- winning series starring the Dream King in deluxe format. ABSOLUTE SANDMAN VOL. 3 presents several key SANDMAN tales in a slipcased hardcover edition, including "Brief Lives," in which the Sandman's sister Delirium prevails upon her older brother to help her find their missing sibling, Destruction. But their journey through the Waking World has dramatic repercussions for their family and also for the relationship between the Sandman and his wayward son, Orpheus. Also included is the spectacular short story "Ramadan," a tale of a young king of ancient Baghdad and the deal he strikes with The Sandman to grant his city immortality, with spectacular illustrations by P. Craig Russell (Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde, The Jungle Book).
From the visionary mind of Matt Wagner, the world of Grendel returns with two value-priced omnibus volumes collecting all Grendel Tales stories! Featuring some of the best writers and artists in the industry and never-before-collected material, Grendel Tales Omnibus Volume 1 is sure to be a hit with longtime fans of this iconic character or newcomers just discovering Wagner's strange, dystopian future, where the angry spirit of Grendel is part of everyone's lives! With over 400 pages of story and art to enjoy and all cover work reproduced, Dark Horse is proud to present the Grendel Tales Omnibus collections!
Perhaps this book seems to consist of scattered stories. A boy dreaming of the sea; a man burning with jealousy; the businessman-loser, wishing to settle scores with a life; things that can talk.Love, passion, unexpected, sometimes on the edge of fantasy, detective plot twists… But only turning the last page, you will understand: the author’s ability not only to observe life, but also to notice the most interesting in it, combines these fragments of being into a single picture of the world.
James Fenimore Cooper was a prolific and popular American writer of the first half of the 19th century. His historical romances of frontier and Indian life in the early American days created a unique form of American literature. The Pathfinder is the fourth novel Cooper wrote featuring Natty Bumppo, his fictitious frontier hero, and the third chronological episode of the Leatberstocking Tales. A fast-paced narrative full of adventure and majestic descriptions of early frontier life, Indian raiders, and defenseless outposts, The Pathfinder set the standard for epic action literature.
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. "The Faith of Men" is a short story collection containing eight of Jack London's amazing adventure tales like "A Relic of the Pliocene", "A Hyperborean Brew", and "The Story of Jees Uck". All of them set in London's favorite place, the Yukon Territory.
Arthur Conan Doyle was a British writer best known for his detective fiction featuring the character Sherlock Holmes. His works also include fantasy and science fiction, as well as plays, romances, non-fiction and historical novels. Round the Red Lamp is a collection of medical and detective stories by Doyle, where he focused on the problems that present themselves to physicians and surgeons at the time. The Captain of the Polestar and Other Tales is a collection of early Doyle's short stories. It includes stories of mystery, comedy, shipwrecks and fantasy.
Jacob Grimm and his brother Wilhelm were philologists and folklorists. The brothers rediscovered a host of fairy tales, telling of princes and princesses in their castles, witches in their towers and forests, of giants and dwarfs, of fabulous animals and dark deeds. Together with the well-known tales of "Rapunzel", "The Goose Girl", "Sleeping Beauty", "Hansel and Gretel" and "Snow White", there are the darker tales such as "Death's Messengers" which deserve to be better known, and which will appeal not only to all who are interested in the history of folklore, but also to all those who simply love good story-telling.
Arkady and Boris Strugatsky's literary work has great diversity and can be divided into several periods. The period that I find of particular interest is the middle and late 1960s. Among several works of that period, the tales Monday Begins on Saturday and Tale of the Troika, form a sequel, the "Privalov cycle"; they also distinguish themselves from the other works by a dominant comic component. The comic can be found, in varying degrees, in most of the Strugatskys' works, but in the "Privalov cycle" it assumes the central and the most creative role as the authors use the comic effect, their basic device, to express their comic vision of the world.
Rudyard Kipling was an English journalist, short-story writer, poet, and novelist. "Soldiers Three" is a collection of short stories. The three soldiers of the title are Learoyd, Mulvaney and Ortheris, who had also appeared previously in the collection "Plain Tales from the Hills".
Jerome Klapka Jerome was an English writer and humourist. This collection of short stories includes Tommy and Co, a collection of funny tales about adventures of the group of journalists. In Told After Supper the members of a family and their guests turn to telling ghost stories after dinner. These stories get increasingly bizarre as the ghosts leap out of the tales and make an appearance in the family's home. In the mysterious story, Passing of the Third Floor Back, Christ-like stranger visits a run-down boarding home to transform the lives of its residents.
Thomas Hardy was an English novelist and poet. The phrase life's little ironies' is now proverbial, was coined by Hardy as the title for his third volume of short stories. The tales and sketches reflect many of the strengths and themes of the great novels of Hardy. The collection displays the whole range of Hardy's art as a writer of fiction, from fantasy to uncompromising realism, and from the loving re-creation of a vanished rural world to the repressions of fin de siecle bourgeois life.
F.S.Fitzgerald (1896-1940) was an American writer, whose works illustrate the Jazz Age. «All the Sad Young Men» is a wonderful short-story collection showcases many of the celebrated novel's themes, as well as its unique writing style. Two of the most famous tales, the beautifully elegiac «The Rich Boy and Winter Dreams», deal with wealthy protagonists - the old-money Anson Hunter and the self-made man Dexter Green - as they come to terms with lost love; while «Absolution», in which a boy confesses to a priest.
Tales of the Barbarians traces the creation of new mythologies in the wake of Roman expansion westward to the Atlantic, and offers the first application of modern ethnographic theory to ancient material. Investigates the connections between empire and knowledge at the turn of the millennia, and the creation of new histories in the Roman West Explores how ancient geography, local histories and the stories of wandering heroes were woven together by Greek scholars and local experts Offers a fresh perspective by examining passages from ancient writers in a new light