The Governess and Other Stories (Pushkin Collection)

By Stefan Zweig

Those 4 tales illustrate the big variety of Zweig’s material courting from fairly early in his occupation as a author of fiction (The Governess, rooted in an international of strict Edwardian morality), to overdue (Did He Do It?, virtually an English detective tale set close to tub, the place Zweig lived in exile). furthermore The Miracles of existence, set in 16th-century Antwerp in the course of the time of Protestant iconoclasm, and Downfall of a middle either handle the subject matter of anti-Semitism.

Pushkin assortment variants characteristic a spare, stylish sequence sort and enhanced, sturdy components. The assortment is typeset in Monotype Baskerville, litho-printed on Munken top rate White Paper and notch-bound by means of the independently owned printer TJ overseas in Padstow. The covers, with French flaps, are published on Colorplan Pristine White Paper. either paper and canopy board are acid-free and wooded area Stewardship Council (FSC) qualified.

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Skeleton Crew: Stories

By Stephen King

The number one New York Times bestseller and winner of the 1986 Locus Award for top assortment, Skeleton Crew is “Stephen King at his most sensible” (The Denver Post)—a terrifying, spell binding number of tales from the outer limits of 1 of the best imaginations of our time.

“Wildly imaginitive, delightfully diabolical…King once more proves to be the consummate storyteller” (The linked Press).

A grocery store turns into where the place humanity makes its final stand opposed to destruction. a visit to the attic turns into a trip to hell. a girl using a Jaguar reveals a frightening shortcut to paradise. An idyllic lake harbors a bottomless evil. And a wasteland island is the scene of the main terrifying fight for survival ever waged. This “wonderfully grotesque” assortment (The long island occasions e-book Review) comprises: “The Mist”; “Here There Be Tygers”; “The Monkey”; “Cain Rose Up”; “Mrs. Todd’s Shortcut”; “The Jaunt”; “The marriage ceremony Gig”; “Paranoid: A Chant”; “The Raft”; “Word Processor of the Gods”; “The guy Who wouldn't Shake Hands”; “Beachworld”; “The Reaper’s Image”; “Nona”; “For Owen”; “Survivor Type”; “Uncle Otto’s Truck”; “Morning Deliveries (Milkman No. 1)”; “Big Wheels: a story of the Laundry online game (Milkman No. 2)”; “Gramma”; “The Ballad of the versatile Bullet”; and “The Reach.”

King is healthier recognized for his iconic, immersive lengthy novels, yet he's additionally a grasp of the quick tale, and it is a wonderful assortment.

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High Lonesome: New and Selected Stories 1966-2006

By Joyce Carol Oates

No different author can fit the extraordinary oeuvre of Joyce Carol Oates. High Lonesome: New and chosen tales 1966-2006 gathers brief fiction from the acclaimed author's seminal collections and comprises 11 new stories that additional exhibit the breathtaking artistry and impressive originality of an incomparable expertise who "has imbued the yankee brief tale with an edgy energy and uncooked social surfaces" (Chicago Tribune).

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Scarecrow & Other Anomalies

By Oliverio Girondo

Poetry, Latino/Latina experiences. Bilingual variation; first English translation. SCARECROW is indescribable. it's so spectacularly unique that even if alerted via enhance become aware of, the reader will nonetheless be stunned by means of it greater than the rest she or he may need ever learn. "It seems to be that i'm living,/ that I exist amid this noise,/That i will be able to see those walls,/ that those fingers are mine,/ yet might be i'm wrong / and partitions and fingers/ are just issues remembered / from a former life."

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The Racing Factions (The Crossroads Brotherhood)

By Robert Fabbri

An ebook-exclusive brief tale from the bestselling Vespasian series.

Marcus Salvius Magnus is a fanatical supporter of the golf green Racing Faction and expects a guess to be honoured. even supposing he doesn't presume honesty from someone, he does think bookmaker on the Circus Maximus should still checklist every one wager scrupulously and pay the entire quantity due. yet Ignatius, the bookmaker, is silly sufficient to aim to cheat Magnus out of his winnings, incurring not just his wrath yet that still of the South Quirinal Crossroads Brotherhood of which Magnus is the chief. within the shady realm of Rome's underworld Magnus will use the whole assets of his felony fraternity to unique acceptable vengeance.

But Magnus additionally has an issue: his client, Gaius Vespasius Pollo, is making an attempt to get his nephew, Sabinus, elected as a quaestor. to do that he feels that the help of the senior consul, Gnaeus Domitius Ahenobarbus, will be greater than invaluable. He asks Magnus to ease the consul - a guy identified for his severe violence - within the correct direction.

Ahenobarbus has a keenness: the pink Faction on the circus. may perhaps or not it's that Magnus may well wash tunics within the similar bath, bringing Ignatius down and securing Ahenobarbus' aid by means of trying to repair a chariot race in a way that hasn't ever been performed before?

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Life on the Dingleball Fringe

By Jon Herbert

Jon Herbert’s first choice of brief tales is via turns an severe account of these at the edge of society and a carefully humorous learn. Set often in bars and taverns in Salt Lake urban, this associated connection of brief fiction tells the tale of diverse down and outers, yet does so with affection and humor.

Rising from the dirt of Salt Lake's good documented historical past of untamed west brothels, distilleries and breweries comes a story taller than what Joseph Smith himself may perhaps inform. Herbert revisits Salt Lake's sordid and lots more and plenty suppressed previous by means of placing it in a present setting.

Like a good-natured Charles Bukowski, Herbert has an uncanny approach of expressing the naked essence of items round him. The tales stick to characters who're marginalized, drink method an excessive amount of and are drifting via a haze of ennui and failed relationships, yet for the main half are satisfied anyway.

The tales during this assortment supply moments of startling readability. With compassion, wit, and an acute eye, Herbert observes the minor failures, moments of revelation and strong instances that take place should you dwell lifestyles at the Dingleball Fringe.

"You can't throw a loose paperback replica of the booklet of Mormon in any path and never hit a PBR lovin' hipster on a fixie in downtown Salt Lake. Or a Guadalajaran en path to Canada in a minivan." - Jon Herbert

"I comprehend the folk that Herbert writes approximately and that i love them up to he does. the writer checked out the darkish part, had a couple of beverages with it and a pair of laughs after which went domestic to mattress. If Denis Johnson have been a bit funnier and much much less depressed he could write like Jon Herbert." Brian Whitney - writer of “37 tales approximately 37 Women.”

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Revenge of the Lawn: Stories 1962-1970

By Richard Brautigan

"Revenge of the garden" is Richard Brautigan in miniature and comprises no fewer than sixty two ultra-short tales set often in Tacoma, Washington (where the writer grew up) and within the flower-powered San Francisco of the overdue fifties and early sixties. of their compacted shape, which levels from the murderously brief "The Scarlatti Tilt" to one-page wonders just like the sexually poignant poetry of "An limitless offer of 35 Millimetre Film", Brautigan's tales take us right into a international the place his fleeting glimpses of daily strangeness depart tales and characters resonating in our heads lengthy after they're long past. "Revenge of the garden" is Brautigan's basically number of brief fiction and is mostly considered as the main autobiographical of his released paintings.

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Tales of Majipoor

Hailed as “one of the main absolutely discovered worlds of recent technology fiction,”(Booklist) Majipoor is a planet in contrast to the other, with numerous untold tales. Now, on hand for the 1st time in a single quantity, technology fiction grand grasp Robert Silverberg offers seven stories that chronicle millions of years of Majipoor’s historical past, from the arriving of the settlers of outdated Earth, to the growth of sizeable towns, to the intense lifetime of Lord Valentine. inside of those tales lie the secrets and techniques of Majipoor, a wondrous international of extraordinary imagination...

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That Old Ace in the Hole: A Novel

By Annie Proulx

From Pulitzer Prize and nationwide publication Award winner Annie Proulx comes a thrilling tale brimming with language, historical past, panorama, tune, and love.

Bob greenback is a tender guy from Denver attempting to make solid in a foul international. Out of school and aimless, greenback takes a task with worldwide red meat Rind, scouting out immense spreads of land that may be switched over to hog farms. quickly he is holed up in a two-bit Texas city referred to as Woolybucket, the place he settles into LaVon Fronk's previous bunkhouse for 50 cash a month, is helping out at Cy Frease's outdated puppy Café, and learns the not easy method how vigorously the previous Texas ranch proprietors will carry directly to their land, even if their teenagers wish no a part of it.

Robust, usually bawdy, strikingly unique, That outdated Ace within the Hole lines the waves of swap that experience formed the yank West during the last century -- and in Bob greenback, Proulx has created probably the most irrepressible characters in modern fiction.

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