Day's End and Other Stories

Author: H.E. Bates

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1448214904

Category: Fiction

Page: 286

View: 5868


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: 1324


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

Nachts an der Seine

Author: Jojo Moyes

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644223610

Category: Fiction

Page: 76

View: 6081


"Nachts an der Seine" ist ein hinreißender romantischer Kurzroman von Jojo Moyes, der Autorin des Bestsellers "Ein ganzes halbes Jahr". Nell war noch nie in Paris. Überhaupt hat sie noch kaum etwas gesehen von der Welt. Auf den Wochenendtrip mit ihrem Freund Pete freut sie sich deshalb schon ewig. Und nun steht sie in London am Bahnhof und Pete taucht nicht auf. Aufgehalten bei der Arbeit, aber er will nachkommen. Allein in einer fremden Stadt, eine schreckliche Vorstellung für die schüchterne Nell. Doch als sie den geheimnisvollen Fabien kennenlernt, ist Nell zum ersten Mal in ihrem Leben spontan: Sie steigt auf sein Mofa und lässt sich von ihm in die Pariser Nacht entführen ... Jojo Moyes‘ herzzerreißende Geschichte macht Mut zum Leben.

"In the Days of Serfdom" and Other Stories

Author: Leo Tolstoy

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812291549

Category: Fiction

Page: 312

View: 8287


"In the Days of Serfdom" and Other Stories, originally published in 1911, presents in miniature themes developed in Tolstoy's longer works War and Peace and Anna Karenina. The compelling stories in this collection have largely been ignored by contemporary scholars and teachers because of their general unavailability. Available once again, the stories reveal new thematic and stylisitic dimensions to Tolstoy's oeuvre. While not all of the stories deal with actual serfdom, they all address the legacy of serfdom, of choicelessness, in Tolstoy's Russia. These stories are also thoroughly modern, concerned as they are with the market economy, changing values, and women's roles in society. Artistically and historically significant, they constitute ethical and spiritual questionings that deal with lives out of control, with characters making sense of the experience of living.

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: 4402


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: 5044


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.

England und andere Stories


Author: Graham Swift

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423429461

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 9770


Feinsinnige Geschichten – mitten aus dem Leben Warum bricht es einem Vater fast das Herz, als er auf seiner wöchentlichen Einkaufstour eine Packung Fusilli in den Wagen legt? Was geht einem Zwölfjährigen durch den Kopf, bevor er seiner Mutter das Küchenmesser klaut? Was hält eine junge Ehefrau davon ab, das beste Hemd ihres Mannes zu waschen? Es sind Alltagsszenen, fragile Augenblicke und Gefühle, die Graham Swift mit klarer Sprache ertastet wie Gebilde aus sehr dünnem Glas. Stets sind es die scheinbar unbedeutenden, fast beiläufigen Begebenheiten, die Duldsamkeit ein Ende setzen, Aufbruch verheißen, Lebenswegen eine neue Richtung geben.

The Lost World and Other Stories

Author: Arthur Conan Doyle

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781853262456

Category: Fiction

Page: 461

View: 1139


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: 9073


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 Day They Took My Uncle, and Other Stories

Author: Lionel G. Garcia

Publisher: TCU Press

ISBN: 9780875652351

Category: Fiction

Page: 234

View: 5658


The Day They Took My Uncle and Other Stories is a collection of 15 shorts by novelist Lionel Garcia, dealing mostly with working-class and poor inhabitants of the southwestern U.S. Difficulties encountered by Latinos in America are a recurrent theme.

Kitty's Class Day and Other Stories

Author: Louisa May Alcott

Publisher: 1st World Publishing

ISBN: 1421815850

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 268

View: 6876


This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

The Life Manager and Other Stories

Author: Mirela Roznoveanu

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595766722

Category: Fiction

Page: 262

View: 1037


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.

End of the Tiger and Other Stories

Author: John D. MacDonald

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0307826864

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 8475


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

A Gift of Maple Syrup and Other Stories

Author: Eric Selby

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1440173494

Category: Fiction

Page: 220

View: 4309


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.

Things Look Different in the Light and Other Stories

Author: Medardo Fraile

Publisher: Pushkin Press

ISBN: 1782270965

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 9669


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.