100 Great Short Stories

Author: James Daley
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
ISBN: 0486803287
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"This is a wonderful collection of authors from America and around the world. Centuries are covered, making this a great resource for English teachers and any lover of literature." — Life Community Church This treasury of one hundred tales offers students and other readers of short fiction a splendid selection of stories by masters of the form. Contributors from around the world include Edgar Allan Poe, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Guy de Maupassant, Charles Dickens, Anton Chekhov, Mark Twain, Saki, Luigi Pirandello, Kate Chopin, and Ring Lardner. The stories, which are arranged chronologically, begin with tales by Daniel Defoe ("The Apparition of Mrs. Veal," 1705), Benjamin Franklin ("Alice Addertongue," 1732), and Washington Irving ("The Devil and Tom Walker," 1824). Highlights from the nineteenth century include Ivan Turgenev's "The District Doctor" (1852), Sarah Orne Jewett's "A White Heron" (1886), Thomas Hardy's "Squire Petrick's Lady" (1891), and Rudyard Kipling's "Wee Willie Winkie" (1899). From the twentieth century come James Joyce's "Araby" (1914), Franz Kafka's "The Judgment" (1916), Virginia Woolf's "The Mark on the Wall" (1921), "The Broken Boot" (1923) by John Galsworthy, and many others. "A fabulous collections of stories sure to please any reader! The chronological layout is perfect for those looking to explore the development of stories over time and their relation to society." — Whitchurch-Stouffville Public Library

Die kalte Umarmung

Author: Mary Elizabeth Braddon
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
ISBN: 3849645428
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"Geschichten für schlaflose Nächte" bietet Ihnen die schönsten, gruseligsten, unheimlichsten und atemberaubendsten Kurzgeschichten der okkulten und übernatürlichen Belletristik. Klassiker des Horror-, Geister- und Mystery-Genres erwachen hier zu neuem Leben. Band 8: Die kalte Umarmung Er war jung, hübsch, fleißig, enthusiastisch, metaphysisch, wagemutig, ungläubig, herzlos. Er war ein Künstler und Liebe war für ihn nur etwas zeitweiliges. Während er seiner Geliebten erzählt, dass er für sie selbst aus dem Jenseits zurückkehren würde, wendet er sich bereits anderen Frauen zu. Bald sieht keine Geliebte keinen Ausweg mehr. Sie bringt sich um und es zeigt sich, dass Liebe nach dem Tod tatsächlich dramatische Formen annehmen kann ...

100 Great American Short Stories

Author: John Grafton
Publisher: Dover Publications
ISBN: 9780486831848
Format: PDF, Docs
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Includes "The Man With Two Lives," Ambrose Bierce; "The Locket," Kate Chopin; "Out of Season," Ernest Hemingway; "The Fiddler," Herman Melville; "The Black Cat," Edgar Allan Poe; "Luck," Mark Twain; "The Dilettante," Edith Wharton; and more.

Ewiger Schlaf

Author: Greg Iles
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 3838717252
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Der Geologe John Waters führt ein glückliches Leben mit Frau und Kind in Natchez, Mississippi. Das war nicht immer so, denn Jahre zuvor drohte ihn die obsessive Liebesbeziehung zu einer anderen Frau zu vernichten. Doch die Frau verschwand und fand einen schrecklichen Tod in New Orleans. Nun, zehn Jahre später, macht John die Bekanntschaft der attraktiven Immobilienmaklerin Eve Sumner, einer Frau, die offenbar jedes Detail aus seiner bewegten Vergangenheit zu kennen scheint. Als auch Eve ums Leben kommt, wird der Geologe in einen Strudel aus Hass und Gewalt verwickelt, der ihn an den Rand des Wahnsinns bringt...

Chicago Stories

Author: James Daley
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
ISBN: 0486810518
Format: PDF, ePub
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America's Second City abounds in literary talent, and this anthology spotlights writers associated with Chicago as well as tales that take the Midwestern metropolis as their setting. Contributors include Richard Wright, Saul Bellow, James T. Farrell, Edna Ferber, Zane Grey, and many others. George Ade's "The Judge's Son" offers a brief character sketch in which two down-and-outers find solace in their shared suffering; "From A to Z," by Susan Glaspell, recounts an idealistic young woman's pursuit of a glamorous publishing job on Michigan Avenue; Will J. Cuppy's "The Extra Major" profiles a struggling freshman at the University of Chicago; and "Reform in the First" presents Brand Whitlock's study of Chicago politics. Additional stories include Nelson Algren's "A Bottle of Milk for Mother"; "The Fall of Edward Barnard" by W. Somerset Maugham; Stuart Dybek's "Chopin in Winter"; and other moving and thought-provoking tales.

The 100 Greatest Advertisements 1852 1958

Author: Julian Watkins
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486144089
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The priceless ingredient; His master's voice; 9944/100% pure; over 100 others. How they were written, their impact, and much more. Remarkable record. 130 illustratrions.