Category: Short Stories

Download Island by Alistair Macleod PDF

By Alistair Macleod

Those gradual, appealing tales - resolute and resonant - are small masterpieces: it appears uncomplicated yet truly crafted with huge, immense ability and precision.

Set opposed to the unforgiving panorama of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, they're all inquisitive about the complexities and mysteries of the human center, the unbreakable bonds and unbridgeable chasms among guy and girl, mother or father and baby. Steeped in reminiscence and delusion and washed within the brine and blood of the lengthy conflict with the land and the ocean, those tales rejoice a passionate engagement with the flora and fauna and a continuity of the generations within the face of transition, within the face of affection and loss.

As John McGahern says in his eloquent foreword: 'the paintings has a largeness, of feeling, of mind, of imaginative and prescient, an outstanding openness and generosity, even an old style courtliness. The tales stand securely outdoor of style whereas reflecting deep change'.

Bringing jointly all Alistair MacLeod's brief fiction, and together with formerly uncollected tales, Island represents the good fulfillment of 1 of the world's most interesting storytellers.

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Download The Aleph and Other Stories (Penguin Classics) by Jorge Luis Borges PDF

By Jorge Luis Borges

Full of philosophical puzzles and supernatural surprises, those tales comprise a few of Borges’s such a lot absolutely learned human characters. With uncanny perception he's taking us contained in the minds of an unrepentant Nazi, an imprisoned Mayan priest, fanatical Christian theologians, a lady plotting vengeance on her father’s “killer,” and a guy expecting his murderer in a Buenos Aires visitor house.  This quantity additionally comprises the hauntingly short vignettes approximately literary mind's eye and private id amassed within the Maker, which Borges wrote as failing eyesight and public status started to undermine his feel of self.

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Download Little Black Book of Stories by A. S. Byatt PDF

By A. S. Byatt

Like Hans Christian Andersen and the Brothers Grimm, Isak Dinesen and Angela Carter, A. S. Byatt is aware that fairy stories are for grownups. And during this ravishing assortment she breathes new lifestyles into the form.

Little Black booklet of Stories deals shivers in addition to magical thrills. Leaves rustle underfoot in a depressing wood: two middle-aged ladies, formative years neighbors reunited accidentally, enterprise right into a darkish wooded area the place as soon as, a long time sooner than, they saw–or idea they saw–something unspeakable. one other girl, lately bereaved, reveals herself slowly yet absolutely changing into stone. A coolly rational ob-gyn has his international driven off-axis by way of a waiflike artwork pupil along with her personal principles concerning the makes use of of the physique. Spellbinding, witty, attractive, terrifying, the Little Black publication of Stories is Byatt on the top of her craft.

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Download The Warmasters by David Drake, Eric Flint, David Weber PDF

By David Drake, Eric Flint, David Weber

Ms. Midshipwoman Harrington" by means of David Weber: prior to she kept the galaxy, she used to be "Ms. Midshipwoman Harrington," after which an stumble upon with "pirates" who have been greater than they appeared begun Honor Harrington's fantastic occupation. deciding on facets by way of David Drake: Lieutenant Huber stepped off the starship into an ambush - yet Slammers aren't purported to get ambushed. Huber can store his occupation if he survives a suiclde project. The Island via Eric Flint: imagine basic Belisarius was once tricky? Meet the spouse of 1 of his officials. She is decided to arrive her wounded husband - going over the damaged our bodies of the enemy if helpful.

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Download Who Goes There? by John W. Campbell Jr. PDF

By John W. Campbell Jr.

The tie-in to the impending blockbuster prequel to John Carpenter's the item - the by no means prior to instructed tale of the unique doomed Norwegian excursion. whilst a bunch of medical researchers, remoted in Antarctica, stumble throughout an alien spaceship buried within the ice it sort of feels like a huge chance. The alien pilot can simply be noticeable - a shadowy determine frozen only a brief intensity into the ice. It appears as if he survived the crash purely to be flash-frozen at the Antarctic plateau. The group struggle the frozen stipulations to unfastened the send from the ice - with disastrous effects - and rescue the alien. As they shipping the corpse, considered one of their maximum reveals, out at the ice again to their camp, numerous scientists start to event notable, vibrant and unsettling desires. They're brushed off because the made from pressure and the tough stipulations ...but the nightmare is just beginning.

Contents:
Introduction by way of John W. Campbell
Who is going There?
Blindness
Frictional Losses
Dead Knowledge
Elimination
Twilight
Night

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Download A Third Treasury of Kahlil Gibran by Kahlil Gibran PDF

By Kahlil Gibran

A revelatory number of essays and poems through a grasp of jap philosophy In those writings, Gibran deals verses and lyric prose that own the entire grandeur of wealthy tune. listed here are the nice truths and heartening joys drawn from the tears and sufferings of guy. every one paintings flickers with simile and symbolism, from "Seven Reprimands,"containing clever ideas to reside by way of, to "The Sayings of the Brook,"about the secrets and techniques to good looks, wealth, and advantage. those are profound exaltations of an outstanding soul, and a trove of knowledge as appropriate this day as whilst it was once first written.

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Download The John Varley Reader by John Varley PDF

By John Varley

From the instant John Varley burst onto the scene in 1974, his brief fiction used to be like not anything someone else used to be writing. His tales received each award the technological know-how fiction box needed to provide, again and again over. His first assortment, The endurance of Vision, released in 1978, used to be crucial choice of the last decade, and altered what fanatics could come to anticipate from technology fiction.

Now, The John Varley Reader gathers his top tales, many out of print for years. this can be the quantity no Varley fan-or technology fiction reader-can do without.

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Download No Comebacks by Frederick Forsyth PDF

By Frederick Forsyth

First released in nice Britain in 1982 by way of Hutchinson

Ten tales from Frederick Forsyth with the Master's touch.

Deception, blackmail, homicide, revenge - those are the topics of news that flow from London to the coast of Spain, from Mauritius to Dublin to Dordogne. no matter if his topic is assassination via stealth, the tough self assurance trick or the chilly surprise of twist of fate, Frederick Forsyth isn't lower than compulsive, the element continually authentic.

Ten tales with the master's contact - a brilliantly readable first assortment through an incomparable craftsman of suspense.

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Download Short Stories: The Ultimate Ernest Hemingway by Ernest Hemingway PDF

By Ernest Hemingway

The final word Ernest Hemingway: brief tales brings jointly the most well-liked and loved brief tales by way of the acclaimed American writer. Assembling tales from such collections as In Our Time, males with out ladies, Winner Take not anything, and The Nick Adams tales, the last word Ernest Hemingway: brief tales is a party of Hemingway’s masterful therapy of this well known style. tales during this assortment comprise “Hills Like White Elephants,” “Indian Camp,” “On the Quai at Smyrna,” and “The Snows of Kilimanjaro.”

HarperPerennial Classics brings nice works of literature to lifestyles in electronic structure, upholding the top criteria in e-book creation and celebrating studying in all its types. search for extra titles within the HarperPerennial Classics assortment to construct your electronic library.

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