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The Complete Short Stories

b THE ONLY COMPLETE COLLECTION BY THE NOBEL PRIZE WINNING AUTHOR b br In this definitive collection of Ernest Hemingway s short stories readers will delight in the author s most beloved classics such as i The Snows of Kilimanjaro Hills Like White Elephants i and i A Clean Well Lighted Place i and will discover seven new tales published for the first time in this collection For Hemingway fans i The Complete Short Stories i is an invaluable treasury


The Short Stories

Today F Scott Fitzgerald is known for his novels but in his lifetime his fame stemmed from his prolific achievement as one of America s most gifted and best paid writers of stories and novellas br br In The Short Stories of F Scott Fitzgerald Matthew J Bruccoli the country s premier Fitzgerald scholar and biographer assembles a sparkling collection that encompasses the full scope of Fitzgerald s short fiction br br The forty three masterpieces range from early stories that capture the fashion of the times to later ones written after the author s fabled crack up which are sober reflections on his own youthful excesses br br Included are classic novellas such as The Rich Boy May Day and The Diamond as Big as the Ritz as well as a remarkable body of work he wrote for the Saturday Evening Post and its sister slicks br br These stories can be read as an autobiographical journal of a great writer s career an experience deepened by the illuminating introductory headnotes that Matthew Bruccoli has written for each story placing it in its literary and biographical context br br Together these forty three stories compose a vivid picture of a lost era but their brilliance is timeless As Malcolm Cowley once wrote Fitzgerald remains an exemplar and archetype but not of the s alone in the end he represents the human spirit in one of its permanent forms br br This essential collection is ample testament to that statement and a monument to the genius of one of the great voices in the history of American literature


The Short Stories

At the age of twenty two Ernest Hemingway wrote his first short story Up in Michigan Seventeen years and forty eight titles later he was the undisputed master of the short story form and the leading American man of letters i The Short Stories i introduced here with a revealing preface by the author chronicles Hemingway s development as a writer from his earliest attempts in the chapbook i Three Stories and Ten Poems i published in Paris in to his more mature accomplishments in i Winner Take Nothing i Originally published in along with i The Fifth Column i this collection premiered The Capital of the World and Old Man at the Bridge which derive from Hemingway s experiences in Spain as well as The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber and The Snows of Kilimanjaro which figure among the finest of Hemingway s short fictions


The Overcoat and Other Short Stories

Four works by great th century Russian author The Nose a savage satire of Russia s incompetent bureaucrats Old Fashioned Farmers a pleasant depiction of an elderly couple living in rustic seclusion The Tale of How Ivan Ivanovich Quarrelled with Ivan Nikiforovich one of Gogol s most famous comic stories and The Overcoat widely considered a masterpiece of form


Goodbye, Columbus and Five Short Stories

Winner of the National Book Award br Roth s award winning first book about Neil Klugman Brenda Patimkin and their relationship which tests the boundaries of suspicion social class and love instantly established its author s reputation as a writer of explosive wit merciless insight and a fierce compassion for even the most self deluding of characters


Short Stories

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Miss Marple: The Complete Short Stories

Elderly Miss Jane Marple from St Mary s Mead village applies skills of observation and deduction to mysteries usually to murder from books i Tuesday Club Regatta Three Blind Mice i br Tuesday Club br Tuesday Night Club br Idol House of Astarte br Ingots of Gold br Bloodstained Pavement br Motive v Opportunity br Thumbmark of St Peter br Blue Geranium br Companion br Four Suspects br Christmas Tragedy br Herb of Death br Affair at the Bungalow br Death by Drowning br br Regatta br Miss Marple Tells a Story br br Three Blind Mice br Strange Jest br Tape Measure br Perfect Maid br Caretaker br br Double Sin br Greenshaw s Folly br Sanctuary


Wormwood: A Collection of Short Stories

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The Best Short Stories

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The Complete Short Stories of Mark Twain

For deft plotting riotous inventiveness unforgettable characters and language that brilliantly captures the lively rhythms of American speech no American writer comes close to Mark Twain This sparkling anthology covers the entire span of Twain s inimitable yarn spinning from his early broad comedy to the biting satire of his later years br p Every one of his sixty stories is here ranging from the frontier humor of The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County to the bitter vision of humankind in The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg to the delightful hilarity of Is He Living or Is He Dead Surging with Twain s ebullient wit and penetrating insight into the follies of human nature this volume is a vibrant summation of the career of in the words of H L Mencken the father of our national literature p


The Doll: The Lost Short Stories

The lost stories of Daphne du Maurier collected in one volume for the first time br br Before she wrote Rebecca the novel that would cement her reputation as a twentieth century literary giant a young Daphne du Maurier penned short fiction in which she explored the images themes and concerns that informed her later work Originally published in periodicals during the early s many of these stories never found their way into print again until now br br Tales of human frailty and obsession and of romance gone tragically awry the thirteen stories in The Doll showcase an exciting budding talent before she went on to write one of the most beloved novels of all time In these pages a waterlogged notebook washes ashore revealing a dark story of jealousy and obsession a vicar coaches a young couple divided by class issues and an older man falls perilously in love with a much younger woman with each tale demonstrating du Maurier s extraordinary storytelling gifts and her deep understanding of human nature


The Collected Short Stories of Roald Dahl

i Alternate cover for this ISBN can be found a href https www goodreads com book show the collected short stories of roald dahl rel nofollow here a i br br This is a complete collection of the superb short stories which have appeared in i Over To You i i Kiss Kiss i i Someone Like You i i Switch Bitch i and eight further stories The Umberella Man Mr Botibol Vengeance is Mine Inc The Butler Ah Sweet Mystery of Life The Bookseller The Hitchhiker and The Surgeon


Selected Short Stories

This volume contains of Maupassant s classic stories Boule de Suif In the Spring The Graveyard Sisterhood Madame Tellier s Establishment A Ruse An Old Man Rust Two Friends The Jewels The Conservatory The Matter with Andr My Uncle Jules A Duel The Convert In the Bedroom Regret The decoration The Piece of String The Model The Hand Idyll Mother Savage Guillemot Rock Imprudence The Signal In the Woods The Devil The Horla The Mask and Mouche A fair selection of the master s short story output Roger Colet has written the introduction for the Penguin Classic edition


Pride and Prejudice: Story Grid Edition

How Do You Write a Love Story br br THE STORY GRID WILL TEACH YOU br br The Story Grid is a writing tool that br Tells you if your Story works or doesn t work br Pinpoints Story problems without abusing you the writer The Story Grid asserts that you are not the problem The problem is the problem br Reveals in very specific terms what you must do to fix your Story s problems br Guides you in re envisioning and resuscitating a seemingly irredeemable pile of paper you ve stuck in an attic drawer br Helps to inspire an original creation br br Why Is Pride and Prejudice the Consummate Love Story br br THE STORY GRID WILL SHOW YOU br br You ve read Jane Austen s classic Love Story and you aspire to write one yourself br br What do you do now br br In a magical world Jane Austen would sit down with you and explain how she wrote a novel that sells approximately copies a year more than two centuries after it was published br br In the real world Pride and Prejudice The Story Grid Edition is the next best thing By transforming the reading experience into writing inspiration it breaks down how Jane Austen abided by the five commandments of storytelling in each and every scene of her novel And it shows you how she delivered the obligatory scenes and conventions of the Love Story genre br br Pride and Prejudice The Story Grid Edition details the craft behind the dazzling storytelling and shows you how to tell your own best Love Story br


Hercule Poirot: The Complete Short Stories

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The Diary of a Young Girl (Popular Life Stories)

The Diary of a Young Girl started two days before Anne Frank s thirteenth birthday In the Nazis had occupied Holland and her family left their home to go into hiding as they were Jews Anne Frank recorded daily events her personal experiences and her feelings in her diary for the next two years Cut off from the outside world she and her family faced hunger boredom claustrophobia at living in confined quarters and the ever present threat of discovery and death One day she and her family were betrayed and taken away to the Bergen Belsen concentration camp where she eventually died br br It is a record of a sensitive girl s tragic experience during one of the worst periods in human history This diary is so powerful that it leaves a deep impact on the mind of its readers


Holy Frigging Matrimony: A Tangled Series Short Story (Tangled, #1.5)

b What does Drew Evans have to say next Find out in this forty page short story filled with his sexy charm unique advice and hilarious one liners b br br Marriage the final frontier Steven went first He was kind of our test subject Like those monkeys that NASA sent off into space in the fifties all the while knowing they d never make it back br br And now another poor rocket is ready to launch br br But this isn t just any posh New York wedding You ve seen my friends you ve met our families you know you re in for a treat Everyone wants their wedding to be memorable This one s going to be un frigging forgettable br br Holy Frigging Matrimony i takes place about a year after Tangled s end and is from Drew s POV i


Animal Farm: A Fairy Story

In Orwell finished Animal Farm a political fable based on the story of the Russian Revolution and its betrayal by Joseph Stalin In the book a group of barnyard animals overthrow and chase off their exploitative human masters and set up an egalitarian society of their own Eventually the animals intelligent and power loving leaders the pigs subvert the revolution and form a dictatorship whose bondage is even more oppressive and heartless than that of their former human masters All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others At first Orwell had difficulty finding a publisher for the small masterpiece but when it appeared in Animal Farm made him famous and for the first time prosperous br br Animal Farm was one of Orwell s finest works full of wit and fantasy and admirably written It has however been overshadowed by his last book Nineteen Eighty four a novel he wrote as a warning after years of brooding on the twin menaces of Nazism and Stalinism The novel is set in an imaginary future in which the world is dominated by three perpetually warring totalitarian police states The book s hero the Englishman Winston Smith is a minor party functionary in one of those states His longing for truth and decency leads him to secretly rebel against the government which perpetuates its rule by systematically distorting the truth and continuously rewriting history to suit its own purposes Smith has a love affair with a like minded woman but then they are both arrested by the Thought Police The ensuing imprisonment torture and reeducation of Smith are intended not merely to break him physically or make him submit but to root out his independent mental existence and his spiritual dignity until he can love only the figure he previously most hated the apparent leader of the party Big Brother Smith s surrender to the monstrous brainwashing techniques of his jailers is tragic enough but the novel gains much of its power from the comprehensive rigour with which it extends the premises of totalitarianism to their logical end the love of power and domination over others has acquired its perfected expression in the perpetual surveillance and omnipresent dishonesty of an unassailable and irresistible police state under whose rule every human virtue is slowly being suborned and extinguished Orwell s warning of the potential dangers of totalitarianism made a deep impression on his contemporaries and upon subsequent readers and the book s title and many of its coined words and phrases Big Brother is watching you newspeak doublethink became bywords for modern political abuses br Orwell wrote the last pages of Nineteen Eighty four in a remote house on the Hebridean island of Jura which he had bought from the proceeds of Animal Farm He worked between bouts of hospitalization for tuberculosis of which he died in a London hospital in January br Context br Context Historical br Plot Overview br Character List br Analysis of Major Characters


The Best Short Stories of Edgar Allan Poe

This volume contains a collection of some of the best short stories ever written by Edgar Allan Poe A master of the macabre Poe exhibits his literary prowess in these classic short stories Contained within this volume are the following The Gold Bug The Murders in the Rue Morgue The Balloon Hoax The Purloined Letter A Descent into the Maelstrom The Black Cat The Fall of the House of Usher The Masque of the Red Death The Cask of Amontillado The Pit and the Pendulum and The Tell Tale Heart


Short Stories from Hogwarts of Heroism, Hardship and Dangerous Hobbies (Pottermore Presents, #1)

i Minerva was the Roman goddess of warriors and wisdom William McGonagall is celebrated as the worst poet in British history There was something irresistible to me about his name and the idea that such a brilliant woman might be a distant relative of the buffoonish McGonagall i J K Rowling br br Pottermore Presents is a collection of J K Rowling s writing from the Pottermore archives short reads originally featured on pottermore com with some exclusive new additions These eBooks with writing curated by Pottermore will take you beyond the Harry Potter stories as J K Rowling reveals her inspiration intricate details of characters lives and surprises from the wizarding world br br These stories of heroism hardship and dangerous hobbies profile two of the Harry Potter stories most courageous and iconic characters Minerva McGonagall and Remus Lupin J K Rowling also gives us a peek behind the closed curtains of Sybill Trelawney s life and you ll encounter the reckless magical beast loving Silvanus Kettleburn along the way br br Cover art by MinaLima


Young Goodman Brown and Other Short Stories

Throughout his richly varied literary career Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote compelling short stories of enduring appeal His first important publication long before i The Scarlet Letter i was the collection i Twice Told Tales i which brought the New England writer immediate fame and high praise from no less an authority than Edgar Allan Poe Another compilation i Mosses from an Old Manse i followed in and achieved further success br This volume contains six stories from those collections as well as another superb selection My Kinsman Major Molineux In addition to the latter tale and the title story this edition includes Dr Heidegger s Experiment The Birthmark Rappaccini s Daughter Roger Malvin s Burial and The Artist of the Beautiful Here are tales rich in atmosphere and suspense with plots centering on subjects as diverse as witchcraft revenge the power of guilt and a passion for the beautiful all recounted in the distinctive voice of one of America s great writers br


The Complete Short Stories

Herbert George Wells was perhaps best known as the author of such classic works of science fiction as i The Time Machine i and i War of the Worlds i But it was in his short stories written when he was a young man embarking on a literary career that he first explored the enormous potential of the scientific discoveries of the day He described his stories as a miscellany of inventions yet his enthusiasm for science was tempered by an awareness of its horrifying destructive powers and the threat it could pose to the human race A consummate storyteller he made fantastic creatures and machines entirely believable and by placing ordinary men and women in extraordinary situations he explored with humor what it means to be alive in a century of rapid scientific progress At the dawn of a new millennium Wells singular vision is more compelling than ever


Collected Short Stories

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The Collected Short Stories of Saki

i All decent people live beyond their incomes nowadays and those who aren t respectable live beyond other peoples i br br Saki H H Munro stands alongside Anton Chekhov and O Henry as a master of the short story His extraordinary stories are a mixture of humorous satire irony and the macabre in which the stupidities and hypocrisy of conventional society are viciously pilloried This collection includes i Sredni Vastar i and i The Unrest Cure i br br i We all know that Prime Ministers are wedded to the truth but like other married couples they sometimes live apart i br br Description from back cover


The Gift of the Magi and Other Short Stories

Here are sixteen of the best stories by one of America s most popular storytellers For nearly a century the work of O Henry has delighted readers with its humor irony and colorful real life settings The writer s own life had more than a touch of color and irony Born William Sidney Porter in Greensboro North Carolina in he worked on a Texas ranch then as a bank teller in Austin then as a reporter for the Houston Post Adversity struck however when he was indicted for embezzlement of bank funds Porter fled to New Orleans then to Honduras before he was tried convicted and imprisoned for the crime in In prison he began writing stories of Central America and the American Southwest that soon became popular with magazine readers After his release Porter moved to New York City where he continued writing stories under the pen name O br HenryThough his work earned him an avid readership O Henry died in poverty and oblivion scarcely eight years after his arrival in New York But in the treasury of stories he left behind are such classics of the genre as The Gift of the Magi The Last Leaf The Ransom of Red Chief The Voice of the City and The Cop and the Anthem all included in this choice selection A selection of the Common Core State Standards Initiative


Short Stories From Rabindranath Tagore

The sixteen short stories collected here were written between and by the Bengali poet writer painter musician and mystic Sir Rabindranath Tagore Throughout these stories Tagore s main interest is people and the kaleidoscope of human emotions as men and women struggle with the restrictions and prohibitions of contemporary Hindu society


A Good Hanging: Short Stories

div Twelve remarkable gritty stories starring Detective Inspector John Rebus in his home city of Edinburgh as only Ian Rankin can portray it not just the tearooms and cobbled streets of the tourist brochures but a modern urban metropolis with a full range of criminals and their victims blackmailers peeping Toms and more than one kind of murderer It s a city like any other a city that gives birth to crimes of passion accidents and long hidden jealousy and a city in which criminal minds find it all too easy to fade into the shadows As dedicated readers of the series well know nobody is better equipped to delve into Edinburgh s back alleys and smoky pubs than Rebus and no one better able to illuminate his world than Ian Rankin br div


50 Great Short Stories

i Great Short Stories i is a comprehensive selection from the world s finest short fiction The authors represented range from Hawthorne Maupassant and Poe through Henry James Conrad Aldous Huxley and James Joyce to Hemingway Katherine Anne Porter Faulkner E B White Saroyan and O Connor The variety in style and subject is enormous but all these stories have one point in common the enduring quality of the writing which places them among the masterpieces of the world s fiction


Romeo and Juliet: (Annotated with short biography)

No Fear Shakespeare gives you the complete text of i Romeo and Juliet i on the left hand page side by side with an easy to understand translation on the right br br br br Each No Fear Shakespeare contains br br br The b complete text b of the original play br A b line by line translation b that puts Shakespeare into everyday language br A complete list of b characters b with descriptions br Plenty of b helpful commentary b


The Best Short Stories of O. Henry

The more than stories written by O Henry provided an embarrassment of riches for the compilers of this volume The final selection of the thirty eight stories in this collection offers for the reader s delight those tales honored almost unanimously by anthologists and those that represent in variety and balance the best work of America s favorite storyteller They are tales in his most mellow humorous and ironic moods They give the full range and flavor of the man born William Sydney Porter but known throughout the world as O Henry one of the great masters of the short story


The Complete Short Stories

b THE ONLY COMPLETE COLLECTION BY THE NOBEL PRIZE WINNING AUTHOR b br In this definitive collection of Ernest Hemingway s short stories readers will delight in the author s most beloved classics such as i The Snows of Kilimanjaro Hills Like White Elephants i and i A Clean Well Lighted Place i and will discover seven new tales published for the first time in this collection For Hemingway fans i The Complete Short Stories i is an invaluable treasury


The Short Stories

Today F Scott Fitzgerald is known for his novels but in his lifetime his fame stemmed from his prolific achievement as one of America s most gifted and best paid writers of stories and novellas br br In The Short Stories of F Scott Fitzgerald Matthew J Bruccoli the country s premier Fitzgerald scholar and biographer assembles a sparkling collection that encompasses the full scope of Fitzgerald s short fiction br br The forty three masterpieces range from early stories that capture the fashion of the times to later ones written after the author s fabled crack up which are sober reflections on his own youthful excesses br br Included are classic novellas such as The Rich Boy May Day and The Diamond as Big as the Ritz as well as a remarkable body of work he wrote for the Saturday Evening Post and its sister slicks br br These stories can be read as an autobiographical journal of a great writer s career an experience deepened by the illuminating introductory headnotes that Matthew Bruccoli has written for each story placing it in its literary and biographical context br br Together these forty three stories compose a vivid picture of a lost era but their brilliance is timeless As Malcolm Cowley once wrote Fitzgerald remains an exemplar and archetype but not of the s alone in the end he represents the human spirit in one of its permanent forms br br This essential collection is ample testament to that statement and a monument to the genius of one of the great voices in the history of American literature


The Short Stories

At the age of twenty two Ernest Hemingway wrote his first short story Up in Michigan Seventeen years and forty eight titles later he was the undisputed master of the short story form and the leading American man of letters i The Short Stories i introduced here with a revealing preface by the author chronicles Hemingway s development as a writer from his earliest attempts in the chapbook i Three Stories and Ten Poems i published in Paris in to his more mature accomplishments in i Winner Take Nothing i Originally published in along with i The Fifth Column i this collection premiered The Capital of the World and Old Man at the Bridge which derive from Hemingway s experiences in Spain as well as The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber and The Snows of Kilimanjaro which figure among the finest of Hemingway s short fictions


The Overcoat and Other Short Stories

Four works by great th century Russian author The Nose a savage satire of Russia s incompetent bureaucrats Old Fashioned Farmers a pleasant depiction of an elderly couple living in rustic seclusion The Tale of How Ivan Ivanovich Quarrelled with Ivan Nikiforovich one of Gogol s most famous comic stories and The Overcoat widely considered a masterpiece of form


Goodbye, Columbus and Five Short Stories

Winner of the National Book Award br Roth s award winning first book about Neil Klugman Brenda Patimkin and their relationship which tests the boundaries of suspicion social class and love instantly established its author s reputation as a writer of explosive wit merciless insight and a fierce compassion for even the most self deluding of characters


Short Stories

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Miss Marple: The Complete Short Stories

Elderly Miss Jane Marple from St Mary s Mead village applies skills of observation and deduction to mysteries usually to murder from books i Tuesday Club Regatta Three Blind Mice i br Tuesday Club br Tuesday Night Club br Idol House of Astarte br Ingots of Gold br Bloodstained Pavement br Motive v Opportunity br Thumbmark of St Peter br Blue Geranium br Companion br Four Suspects br Christmas Tragedy br Herb of Death br Affair at the Bungalow br Death by Drowning br br Regatta br Miss Marple Tells a Story br br Three Blind Mice br Strange Jest br Tape Measure br Perfect Maid br Caretaker br br Double Sin br Greenshaw s Folly br Sanctuary


Wormwood: A Collection of Short Stories

No description available


The Best Short Stories

No description available


The Complete Short Stories of Mark Twain

For deft plotting riotous inventiveness unforgettable characters and language that brilliantly captures the lively rhythms of American speech no American writer comes close to Mark Twain This sparkling anthology covers the entire span of Twain s inimitable yarn spinning from his early broad comedy to the biting satire of his later years br p Every one of his sixty stories is here ranging from the frontier humor of The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County to the bitter vision of humankind in The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg to the delightful hilarity of Is He Living or Is He Dead Surging with Twain s ebullient wit and penetrating insight into the follies of human nature this volume is a vibrant summation of the career of in the words of H L Mencken the father of our national literature p


The Doll: The Lost Short Stories

The lost stories of Daphne du Maurier collected in one volume for the first time br br Before she wrote Rebecca the novel that would cement her reputation as a twentieth century literary giant a young Daphne du Maurier penned short fiction in which she explored the images themes and concerns that informed her later work Originally published in periodicals during the early s many of these stories never found their way into print again until now br br Tales of human frailty and obsession and of romance gone tragically awry the thirteen stories in The Doll showcase an exciting budding talent before she went on to write one of the most beloved novels of all time In these pages a waterlogged notebook washes ashore revealing a dark story of jealousy and obsession a vicar coaches a young couple divided by class issues and an older man falls perilously in love with a much younger woman with each tale demonstrating du Maurier s extraordinary storytelling gifts and her deep understanding of human nature


The Collected Short Stories of Roald Dahl

i Alternate cover for this ISBN can be found a href https www goodreads com book show the collected short stories of roald dahl rel nofollow here a i br br This is a complete collection of the superb short stories which have appeared in i Over To You i i Kiss Kiss i i Someone Like You i i Switch Bitch i and eight further stories The Umberella Man Mr Botibol Vengeance is Mine Inc The Butler Ah Sweet Mystery of Life The Bookseller The Hitchhiker and The Surgeon


Selected Short Stories

This volume contains of Maupassant s classic stories Boule de Suif In the Spring The Graveyard Sisterhood Madame Tellier s Establishment A Ruse An Old Man Rust Two Friends The Jewels The Conservatory The Matter with Andr My Uncle Jules A Duel The Convert In the Bedroom Regret The decoration The Piece of String The Model The Hand Idyll Mother Savage Guillemot Rock Imprudence The Signal In the Woods The Devil The Horla The Mask and Mouche A fair selection of the master s short story output Roger Colet has written the introduction for the Penguin Classic edition


Pride and Prejudice: Story Grid Edition

How Do You Write a Love Story br br THE STORY GRID WILL TEACH YOU br br The Story Grid is a writing tool that br Tells you if your Story works or doesn t work br Pinpoints Story problems without abusing you the writer The Story Grid asserts that you are not the problem The problem is the problem br Reveals in very specific terms what you must do to fix your Story s problems br Guides you in re envisioning and resuscitating a seemingly irredeemable pile of paper you ve stuck in an attic drawer br Helps to inspire an original creation br br Why Is Pride and Prejudice the Consummate Love Story br br THE STORY GRID WILL SHOW YOU br br You ve read Jane Austen s classic Love Story and you aspire to write one yourself br br What do you do now br br In a magical world Jane Austen would sit down with you and explain how she wrote a novel that sells approximately copies a year more than two centuries after it was published br br In the real world Pride and Prejudice The Story Grid Edition is the next best thing By transforming the reading experience into writing inspiration it breaks down how Jane Austen abided by the five commandments of storytelling in each and every scene of her novel And it shows you how she delivered the obligatory scenes and conventions of the Love Story genre br br Pride and Prejudice The Story Grid Edition details the craft behind the dazzling storytelling and shows you how to tell your own best Love Story br


Hercule Poirot: The Complete Short Stories

No description available


The Diary of a Young Girl (Popular Life Stories)

The Diary of a Young Girl started two days before Anne Frank s thirteenth birthday In the Nazis had occupied Holland and her family left their home to go into hiding as they were Jews Anne Frank recorded daily events her personal experiences and her feelings in her diary for the next two years Cut off from the outside world she and her family faced hunger boredom claustrophobia at living in confined quarters and the ever present threat of discovery and death One day she and her family were betrayed and taken away to the Bergen Belsen concentration camp where she eventually died br br It is a record of a sensitive girl s tragic experience during one of the worst periods in human history This diary is so powerful that it leaves a deep impact on the mind of its readers


Holy Frigging Matrimony: A Tangled Series Short Story (Tangled, #1.5)

b What does Drew Evans have to say next Find out in this forty page short story filled with his sexy charm unique advice and hilarious one liners b br br Marriage the final frontier Steven went first He was kind of our test subject Like those monkeys that NASA sent off into space in the fifties all the while knowing they d never make it back br br And now another poor rocket is ready to launch br br But this isn t just any posh New York wedding You ve seen my friends you ve met our families you know you re in for a treat Everyone wants their wedding to be memorable This one s going to be un frigging forgettable br br Holy Frigging Matrimony i takes place about a year after Tangled s end and is from Drew s POV i


Animal Farm: A Fairy Story

In Orwell finished Animal Farm a political fable based on the story of the Russian Revolution and its betrayal by Joseph Stalin In the book a group of barnyard animals overthrow and chase off their exploitative human masters and set up an egalitarian society of their own Eventually the animals intelligent and power loving leaders the pigs subvert the revolution and form a dictatorship whose bondage is even more oppressive and heartless than that of their former human masters All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others At first Orwell had difficulty finding a publisher for the small masterpiece but when it appeared in Animal Farm made him famous and for the first time prosperous br br Animal Farm was one of Orwell s finest works full of wit and fantasy and admirably written It has however been overshadowed by his last book Nineteen Eighty four a novel he wrote as a warning after years of brooding on the twin menaces of Nazism and Stalinism The novel is set in an imaginary future in which the world is dominated by three perpetually warring totalitarian police states The book s hero the Englishman Winston Smith is a minor party functionary in one of those states His longing for truth and decency leads him to secretly rebel against the government which perpetuates its rule by systematically distorting the truth and continuously rewriting history to suit its own purposes Smith has a love affair with a like minded woman but then they are both arrested by the Thought Police The ensuing imprisonment torture and reeducation of Smith are intended not merely to break him physically or make him submit but to root out his independent mental existence and his spiritual dignity until he can love only the figure he previously most hated the apparent leader of the party Big Brother Smith s surrender to the monstrous brainwashing techniques of his jailers is tragic enough but the novel gains much of its power from the comprehensive rigour with which it extends the premises of totalitarianism to their logical end the love of power and domination over others has acquired its perfected expression in the perpetual surveillance and omnipresent dishonesty of an unassailable and irresistible police state under whose rule every human virtue is slowly being suborned and extinguished Orwell s warning of the potential dangers of totalitarianism made a deep impression on his contemporaries and upon subsequent readers and the book s title and many of its coined words and phrases Big Brother is watching you newspeak doublethink became bywords for modern political abuses br Orwell wrote the last pages of Nineteen Eighty four in a remote house on the Hebridean island of Jura which he had bought from the proceeds of Animal Farm He worked between bouts of hospitalization for tuberculosis of which he died in a London hospital in January br Context br Context Historical br Plot Overview br Character List br Analysis of Major Characters


The Best Short Stories of Edgar Allan Poe

This volume contains a collection of some of the best short stories ever written by Edgar Allan Poe A master of the macabre Poe exhibits his literary prowess in these classic short stories Contained within this volume are the following The Gold Bug The Murders in the Rue Morgue The Balloon Hoax The Purloined Letter A Descent into the Maelstrom The Black Cat The Fall of the House of Usher The Masque of the Red Death The Cask of Amontillado The Pit and the Pendulum and The Tell Tale Heart


Short Stories from Hogwarts of Heroism, Hardship and Dangerous Hobbies (Pottermore Presents, #1)

i Minerva was the Roman goddess of warriors and wisdom William McGonagall is celebrated as the worst poet in British history There was something irresistible to me about his name and the idea that such a brilliant woman might be a distant relative of the buffoonish McGonagall i J K Rowling br br Pottermore Presents is a collection of J K Rowling s writing from the Pottermore archives short reads originally featured on pottermore com with some exclusive new additions These eBooks with writing curated by Pottermore will take you beyond the Harry Potter stories as J K Rowling reveals her inspiration intricate details of characters lives and surprises from the wizarding world br br These stories of heroism hardship and dangerous hobbies profile two of the Harry Potter stories most courageous and iconic characters Minerva McGonagall and Remus Lupin J K Rowling also gives us a peek behind the closed curtains of Sybill Trelawney s life and you ll encounter the reckless magical beast loving Silvanus Kettleburn along the way br br Cover art by MinaLima


Young Goodman Brown and Other Short Stories

Throughout his richly varied literary career Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote compelling short stories of enduring appeal His first important publication long before i The Scarlet Letter i was the collection i Twice Told Tales i which brought the New England writer immediate fame and high praise from no less an authority than Edgar Allan Poe Another compilation i Mosses from an Old Manse i followed in and achieved further success br This volume contains six stories from those collections as well as another superb selection My Kinsman Major Molineux In addition to the latter tale and the title story this edition includes Dr Heidegger s Experiment The Birthmark Rappaccini s Daughter Roger Malvin s Burial and The Artist of the Beautiful Here are tales rich in atmosphere and suspense with plots centering on subjects as diverse as witchcraft revenge the power of guilt and a passion for the beautiful all recounted in the distinctive voice of one of America s great writers br


The Complete Short Stories

Herbert George Wells was perhaps best known as the author of such classic works of science fiction as i The Time Machine i and i War of the Worlds i But it was in his short stories written when he was a young man embarking on a literary career that he first explored the enormous potential of the scientific discoveries of the day He described his stories as a miscellany of inventions yet his enthusiasm for science was tempered by an awareness of its horrifying destructive powers and the threat it could pose to the human race A consummate storyteller he made fantastic creatures and machines entirely believable and by placing ordinary men and women in extraordinary situations he explored with humor what it means to be alive in a century of rapid scientific progress At the dawn of a new millennium Wells singular vision is more compelling than ever


Collected Short Stories

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The Collected Short Stories of Saki

i All decent people live beyond their incomes nowadays and those who aren t respectable live beyond other peoples i br br Saki H H Munro stands alongside Anton Chekhov and O Henry as a master of the short story His extraordinary stories are a mixture of humorous satire irony and the macabre in which the stupidities and hypocrisy of conventional society are viciously pilloried This collection includes i Sredni Vastar i and i The Unrest Cure i br br i We all know that Prime Ministers are wedded to the truth but like other married couples they sometimes live apart i br br Description from back cover


The Gift of the Magi and Other Short Stories

Here are sixteen of the best stories by one of America s most popular storytellers For nearly a century the work of O Henry has delighted readers with its humor irony and colorful real life settings The writer s own life had more than a touch of color and irony Born William Sidney Porter in Greensboro North Carolina in he worked on a Texas ranch then as a bank teller in Austin then as a reporter for the Houston Post Adversity struck however when he was indicted for embezzlement of bank funds Porter fled to New Orleans then to Honduras before he was tried convicted and imprisoned for the crime in In prison he began writing stories of Central America and the American Southwest that soon became popular with magazine readers After his release Porter moved to New York City where he continued writing stories under the pen name O br HenryThough his work earned him an avid readership O Henry died in poverty and oblivion scarcely eight years after his arrival in New York But in the treasury of stories he left behind are such classics of the genre as The Gift of the Magi The Last Leaf The Ransom of Red Chief The Voice of the City and The Cop and the Anthem all included in this choice selection A selection of the Common Core State Standards Initiative


Short Stories From Rabindranath Tagore

The sixteen short stories collected here were written between and by the Bengali poet writer painter musician and mystic Sir Rabindranath Tagore Throughout these stories Tagore s main interest is people and the kaleidoscope of human emotions as men and women struggle with the restrictions and prohibitions of contemporary Hindu society


A Good Hanging: Short Stories

div Twelve remarkable gritty stories starring Detective Inspector John Rebus in his home city of Edinburgh as only Ian Rankin can portray it not just the tearooms and cobbled streets of the tourist brochures but a modern urban metropolis with a full range of criminals and their victims blackmailers peeping Toms and more than one kind of murderer It s a city like any other a city that gives birth to crimes of passion accidents and long hidden jealousy and a city in which criminal minds find it all too easy to fade into the shadows As dedicated readers of the series well know nobody is better equipped to delve into Edinburgh s back alleys and smoky pubs than Rebus and no one better able to illuminate his world than Ian Rankin br div


50 Great Short Stories

i Great Short Stories i is a comprehensive selection from the world s finest short fiction The authors represented range from Hawthorne Maupassant and Poe through Henry James Conrad Aldous Huxley and James Joyce to Hemingway Katherine Anne Porter Faulkner E B White Saroyan and O Connor The variety in style and subject is enormous but all these stories have one point in common the enduring quality of the writing which places them among the masterpieces of the world s fiction


Romeo and Juliet: (Annotated with short biography)

No Fear Shakespeare gives you the complete text of i Romeo and Juliet i on the left hand page side by side with an easy to understand translation on the right br br br br Each No Fear Shakespeare contains br br br The b complete text b of the original play br A b line by line translation b that puts Shakespeare into everyday language br A complete list of b characters b with descriptions br Plenty of b helpful commentary b


The Best Short Stories of O. Henry

The more than stories written by O Henry provided an embarrassment of riches for the compilers of this volume The final selection of the thirty eight stories in this collection offers for the reader s delight those tales honored almost unanimously by anthologists and those that represent in variety and balance the best work of America s favorite storyteller They are tales in his most mellow humorous and ironic moods They give the full range and flavor of the man born William Sydney Porter but known throughout the world as O Henry one of the great masters of the short story