Day's End and Other Stories

Author: H.E. Bates

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1448214904

Category: Fiction

Page: 286

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Day's End and Other Stories, H. E. Bates's first short story collection published in 1928 when he was just 23, depicts the rural lives of quirky characters cast in his distinctive, beautifully drawn style. Each story has a youthful quality, intimate and often profound, perfectly demonstrating the progression of this masterful wordsmith. Bates explores bittersweet young love in 'The Birthday', the delightful reflections of a man spellbound by the sounds of the sea and the breathing of his new baby in 'The Holiday', and two old friends in 'Fishing', described by David Garnett as a tale that “could hardly be shorter and could hardly be slighter, but it is a complete and perfect little work of art, full of humour and containing a profound reflection on human life." This edition of Day's End and Other Stories, published by Bloomsbury Reader to celebrate H. E. Bates's 110th birthday anniversary, is enhanced with a bonus story – In View of the Fact That – a rare gem previously published in a small pamphlet in 1927, and never reproduced.

Day's End and Other Bangla Stories

Author: Amiçya Deba,Subha Chakraborty Dasgupta

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788187075219

Category: Short stories, Bengali

Page: 265

View: 4490


This Volume Has Translations Of Stories By Jagadish Gupta, Jyotirindra Nandy, Subodh Ghosh, Nalendranath Mitra, Banaphoor And Ashapurna Devi Among Many Others.

Song without End and Other Stories

Author: Neelum Saran Gaur

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 8184755465


Page: 296

View: 4649


In ‘Connectivity’ a retired bureaucrat’s telephone line is accidentally connected to that of a grieving man’s; while a heart surgeon helps his patient across the great abyss in ‘Song without End’. The skilful grooming of a poet is described in ‘A Lane in Lucknow’; and a senile old nawab finds himself a stranger to an altered world in ‘The Taste of Almonds’. In ‘Through the Looking Glass’ a man losing his sight finds he can get to the heart of all the books in his library by an inexplicable miracle; and in ‘Play’ the roles an actor enacts are a source of important life lessons. Song without End and Other Stories is a collection of fifteen captivating short stories by Neelum Saran Gour that amuse and absorb by their lively engagement with people; places and ideas in an unforgettable way. Funny; humane and culturally vibrant; these tales portray characters who are challenged by life and who arrive at their own individual truths.

End of the Tiger and Other Stories

Author: John D. MacDonald

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0307826864

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 4145


End of the Tiger and Other Stories, a classic collection of short fiction from crime writer John D. MacDonald, the beloved author of Cape Fear and the Travis McGee series, is now available as an eBook. As prolific a novelist as John D. MacDonald was in his time, his output as a short-story writer is simply astonishing. All told, just a fraction of the five hundred pieces he produced as a working writer were anthologized, and End of the Tiger and Other Stories is the first of just a few such collections. Although renowned primarily as a noir author, these fifteen handpicked gems showcase MacDonald’s tremendous range. Written between 1947 and 1966, during the golden age of short fiction in America, and appearing in such national magazines as Cosmopolitan, The Saturday Evening Post, Collier’s, and Ladies’ Home Journal, these stories are a timeless testament to a writer at the top of his craft. This collection includes “Hangover,” “The Big Blue,” “The Trouble with Erica,” “Long Shot,” “Looie Follows Me,” “Blurred View,” “The Loveliest Girl in the World,” “Triangle,” “The Bear Trap,” “A Romantic Courtesy,” “The Fast Loose Money,” “The Straw Witch,” “End of the Tiger,” “The Trap of Solid Gold,” and “Afternoon of the Hero.” Features a new Introduction by Dean Koontz Praise for John D. MacDonald “The great entertainer of our age, and a mesmerizing storyteller.”—Stephen King “My favorite novelist of all time.”—Dean Koontz “To diggers a thousand years from now, the works of John D. MacDonald would be a treasure on the order of the tomb of Tutankhamen.”—Kurt Vonnegut “A master storyteller, a masterful suspense writer . . . John D. MacDonald is a shining example for all of us in the field. Talk about the best.”—Mary Higgins Clark

Critical Survey of Short Fiction: Lee K. Abbott - Morley Callaghan

Author: Charles Edward May,Frank Northen Magill

Publisher: Salem PressInc

ISBN: 9780893560072

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 3092

View: 3165


Profiles more than four hundred authors of short fiction from around the world, presenting biographical and bibliographic information and summaries of major works. Also includes a reference volume with a chronology; a bibliography; lists of major award winners; twenty-nine essays on short-fiction history, theory, and world cultures; and three indexes.

The Longest Day and Other Stories

The Longest Day and Other Stories S. Govind Raj [Author]

Author: S. Govind Raj

Publisher: Vishv Books Private Limited

ISBN: 8179877256

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 400

View: 5386


Siraj-ud-Daula, the Nawab of Bengal was neither coward nor afraid of wars. He routed the British army from Calcutta within four days. After that could he defend the State of Bengal in spite of his so many enemies because of his cruelty and profligacy? What caused his downfall? Was it profligacy or cruelty & who and how they conspired against him to take their revenge was a quite intrigue? It is an interesting historical story which one must read along with other interesting and inspiring stories.

The Lost World and Other Stories

Author: Arthur Conan Doyle

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781853262456

Category: Fiction

Page: 461

View: 4270


Headed by the larger-than-life figure of Professor Challenger, a scientific expedition sets out to explore a plateau in South America that remains frozen in time from the days when dinosaurs roamed the Earth. Seemingly impossible to penetrate, this lost world holds great danger for the four men, whether from fiendish ape-men or terrifying prehistoric creatures. Arthur Conan Doyle's classic tale of adventure and discovery still excites the reader today just as dinosaurs continue to grip the popular imagination.

The Short End of the Stick and Other Stories

Author: Irving Shulman

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595009956

Category: Fiction

Page: 260

View: 6073


These nine stories—many of them in novella length—display the entire scope of The Amboy Dukes, author Irving Shulman's unique style. Each offers a highly individual look at a segment of experience—caught mercilessly, ruthlessly explored, and with overtones that echo long after the reader has reached the end of the last page. Titles include: “Tears to Drown the Wind,” “Every Job's an Education” and “Your Hands Entrap my Quivering Heart”.

The Life Manager and Other Stories

Author: Mirela Roznoveanu

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595766722

Category: Fiction

Page: 262

View: 5630


In Mirela Roznoveanu's new book of fiction, human love is everywhere but strangely hard to find. Love animates a world where the tangled web of sexuality, commitment, language, place, and history enthralls us with its tantalizing detours, its cruel pretenders, and its unexpected pleasures. These tumultuous pages introduce us to people we can instantly recognize and never forget. From adventures that vividly signal a lifetime's meaning each returns with something new-something utterly different from that which was sought. Here in her first major work in English, we find the pulsing, streaming vision of time, place, history and character that distinguishes Roznoveanu's work in her native Romanian. Roznoveanu restores a visionary spirit lost to English for two or more generations. These stories come to us in the circuitous wake of the great early modernists, offering prodigious healing power for the grave psychic wounds that have afflicted the human condition since the crucial turning point of 1945. The Life Manager and Other Stories scintillates with cascades of luminous images and narrative reversals that seize our attention and don't let go. This is a book to return to again and again for its endlessly intriguing glimpses of the elusive peace and joy our souls thirst for.

The Man who Would be King

And Other Stories

Author: Rudyard Kipling

Publisher: Collector's Library

ISBN: 9781904919551

Category: India

Page: 368

View: 4487


A classic collection of short stories.

Things Look Different in the Light and Other Stories

Author: Medardo Fraile

Publisher: Pushkin Press

ISBN: 1782270965

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 9390


From one of the finest short-story writers in Spanish, this is the first anthology of his work to appear in English. Like Anton Chekhov and Katherine Mansfield, Medardo Fraile is a chronicler of the minor tragedies and triumphs of ordinary life, and each short tale opens up an entire exquisite world.Medardo Fraile, born in Madrid in 1925, is considered to be one of Spain's finest short-story writers. The collection Cuentos de verdad (on which this anthology is based), won him the 1965 Premio Nacional de la Crítica. While his stories have appeared in translation in other story collections, this is the first complete anthology of his work to appear in English.Things Look Different in the Light is introduced by Ali Smith and translated by Margaret Jull Costa, the award-winning translator of José Saramago, Fernando Pessoa and Javier Marías.

A Gift of Maple Syrup and Other Stories

Author: Eric Selby

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1440173494

Category: Fiction

Page: 220

View: 3841


By chance, Olivia Spenser-Graf and Sadie Hunt turned onto Route 33, thinking the autumn foliage too spectacular to bypass. A year later bibliophile Olivia would be telling customers that it had been their Robert Frost moment, except ours was the road taken that brought us here. Only a few miles up that road they pulled into a weedy parking area, drawn to the boarded-up one-room schoolhouse that, within a year, would be renovated and opened as Stacks and Snacks, a bookshop and natural foods eatery. In eighteen stories, some touching, some raucous, Eric Selby examines redemption, grace, family, and community dysfunction through the lives of small-town people living in Gilead County, Vermont. His unforgettable characters include a beloved old-time barber, a cast of frustrated teachers and students, a family whose farm has to be sold, religious nuts, a retired out-of-state couple with long-held hostilities, and a hymn-singing child who confuses hosanna with Obama. As people in the county grapple with their problems, Sadie and Olivia find themselves woven into most of their lives. A Gift of Maple Syrup and Other Stories offers insights into the human condition. These stories celebrate the endurance of the human spirit.

A White Heron and Other Stories

Author: Sarah Orne Jewett

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486158594

Category: Fiction

Page: 128

View: 6215


Wonderfully descriptive prose from distinguished regionalist writer includes 10 tales dealing with female friendships, poverty, and compassion: "The Town Poor," "Miss Peck’s Promotion," "The Passing of Sister Barsett," and seven more. Includes a selection from the Common Core State Standards Initiative.

Sunstroke: And Other Stories

And Other Stories

Author: Ian Watson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0575114762

Category: Fiction

Page: 190

View: 2366


This second collection of Watson's short stories further demonstrates his seemingly inexhaustible imagination. In 'The Thousand Cuts' the entire human race finds its consciousness blanked out for varying periods, but life seems somehow to have gone on in the missing days, and indeed, previously intractable problems have moved towards a solution. In 'Sunstroke' a doctor blinded accidentally during the voyage to a seemingly benign new world becomes gradually aware of disturbing changes afflicting her sighted companions. These stories, and many others, confirm Watson's place in the forefront of contemporary SF writers.

Jeeves and the Yule-Tide Spirit and Other Stories

Author: P.G. Wodehouse

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473518598

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 573


‘Does one desire the Yule-tide spirit, sir?’ ‘Certainly one does. I am all for it.’ Aunts, engagements, misunderstandings and hangover cures; this delightful collection from ‘the greatest chronicler of a certain kind of Englishness’ (Julian Fellowes) brings together a baker’s dozen of P. G. Wodehouse’s finest short stories. ‘A comic master’ David Walliams ‘A cavalcade of perfect joy’ Caitlin Moran

Indentations and Other Stories

Author: Joe Schall

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814788726

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 182

View: 8245


Indentation and Other Stories is a collection of nine stories ranging from the wildly funny and idiosyncratic to the downright bizarre. The title story features a pathological dentist who seeks a quirky catharsis by decorating his apartment in hygienic dental paraphernalia. Other tales frolic through the lives of characters who border on the delightfully absurd: a woman, after going through menopause, struggles to recreate her menstrual periods by altering her diet; a former New York street reporter, fired because of his "ideals," aspires to become a credible street person and decides, tentatively, to have a religious experience; an English major turned psychologist writes a pseudoscientific "article"—complete with footnotes and a University of New Jersey cover letter—which argues, by example, for the use of figurative language in scientific journal writing. Other stories are more humanizing: "The Perils of Asthma" is a sympathetic lok at a twelve-year-old boy struggling to grow up amidst his perplexing asthma, his eccentric Catholic parents, and his mystifying quasi-erections. All of the stories are grounded in the allure of language, the luxuriance of detail, and the celebration of human compulsion and obsession.