The World s Greatest Short Stories

Ranging from the 19th to the 20th centuries, this wonderfully wide-ranging and enjoyable anthology includes Poe, Chekhov, Joyce, Kafka, Faulkner, Pirandello, Mann, and other major writers of world literature.

Author: James Daley

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486114791

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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Ranging from the 19th to the 20th centuries, this wonderfully wide-ranging and enjoyable anthology includes Poe, Chekhov, Joyce, Kafka, Faulkner, Pirandello, Mann, and other major writers of world literature.




The Oxford Book of American Short Stories

Presents a collection of fifty-six familiar and unfamiliar stories by such writers as Washington Irving, Ernest Hemingway, Edgar Allan Poe, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Henry James, and Kate Chopin.

Author: Joyce Carol Oates

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195092622

Category: Fiction

Page: 768

View: 117

Presents a collection of fifty-six familiar and unfamiliar stories by such writers as Washington Irving, Ernest Hemingway, Edgar Allan Poe, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Henry James, and Kate Chopin.

World s Most Popular Short Stories

You can run into love seeking you in some stories, and destiny waiting to change the course of lives in others. The heady mix of humour, satire and drama makes these stories an essential cocktail of emotions.

Author: Maupassant, Anton Chekhov, O Henry & Saki

Publisher: Sristhi Publishers & Distributors

ISBN: 9387022862

Category: Fiction

Page: 280

View: 692

World’s Most Popular Short Stories is a collection of tales that are soothing, yet scintillating, motivational and magical, and a gentle mix of the common and the special. Handpicked stories by four master craftsmen – Guy de Maupassant, Anton Chekhov, O Henry and Saki – will not only give you a taste of their contemporary societies and cultures, but also take you on an adventure of a lifetime. Their extraordinary stories are a mixture of tragedy and humorous satire, irony and the macabre, in which the stupidities and hypocrisy of conventional society are viciously pilloried. You will meet the common folks who love to spend evenings in the company of girls, and you will also meet couples from humble origins working hard to repay a debt which was wrongly assumed in the first place. You can run into love seeking you in some stories, and destiny waiting to change the course of lives in others. The heady mix of humour, satire and drama makes these stories an essential cocktail of emotions.

THE WORLD S GREATEST SHORT STORIES

This anthology is an amalgam of some of the classic short stories from the early nineteenth century, from around the globe.

Author: EMBASSY BOOKS.

Publisher:

ISBN: 9789386450913

Category: Fiction

Page: 312

View: 286

The world's greatest short stories features an outstanding array of astonishing narratives by most widely acclaimed classic writers. Every era marks its prelim with a set of far-reaching writers, which have an unusual approach and perspectives that create as the keystone for a whole new generation of literacy demesne. But, still, there are some authors that hold their acknowledged and recognised importance throughout the following epochs. The collectanea includes the three strangers by thomas hardy, a lodging for the night by robert louis stevenson, the angel of the odd by edgar allan poe and facing cane by honoré de balzac, to name a few. This anthology is an amalgam of some of the classic short stories from the early nineteenth century, from around the globe.

The Greatest Short Stories of Leo Tolstoy

The message in all his stories is presented with such humour that the reader hardly realises that it is strongly didactic. These stories give a snapshot of Russia and its people in the late nineteenth century.

Author: Leo Tolstoy

Publisher: Samaira Book Publishers

ISBN: 9387550168

Category: Fiction

Page: 380

View: 493

The Russian novelist and moral philosopher Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910) ranks as one of the world s great writers, and his 'War and Peace' has been called the greatest novel ever written. But during his long lifetime, Tolstoy also wrote enough shorter works to fill many volumes. The message in all his stories is presented with such humour that the reader hardly realises that it is strongly didactic. These stories give a snapshot of Russia and its people in the late nineteenth century.

World s Best Short Stories

Presenting masterpieces of literature by the likes of Rudyard Kipling, William M. Thackeray, Guy de Maupassant, Nathaniel Hawthorne and J. M. Barrie, this edition belongs in every avid reader’s personal collection.

Author: Various

Publisher: Jaico Publishing House

ISBN: 8184958382

Category: Fiction

Page: 436

View: 399

A selection of timeless masterpieces from Charles Dickens Edgar Allan Poe William Thackeray Rudyard Kipling and many more World’s Best Short Stories is a collection of captivating tales from around the world, penned by some of the greatest storytellers of all time. Featuring pioneers of the short-story genre, this book promises to entertain you in many different ways. Be it the intellectual but endlessly fun The Gold-Bug by Edgar Allan Poe, or even the enduringly brilliant Aladdin from the Arabian Nights, every story has a unique charm. Also included are the ever-popular A Christmas Carol by master storyteller Charles Dickens and Rip Van Winkle by Washington Irving. Presenting masterpieces of literature by the likes of Rudyard Kipling, William M. Thackeray, Guy de Maupassant, Nathaniel Hawthorne and J. M. Barrie, this edition belongs in every avid reader’s personal collection.

100 Great Short Stories

"This is a wonderful collection of authors from America and around the world.

Author: James Daley

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 0486803287

Category: Fiction

Page: 768

View: 437

"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

50 Greatest Short Stories

50 Greatest Short Stories is a selection from the best of the world's short fiction, bringing together writings by great masters of the genre.

Author: Terry O'Brien (Quiz master)

Publisher: Rupa Publications India

ISBN: 9788129137258

Category: Short stories

Page: 588

View: 784

50 Greatest Short Stories is a selection from the best of the world's short fiction, bringing together writings by great masters of the genre. Carefully picked for their timeless quality, readers are sure to be delighted by the inclusion of such favourites as 'The Gift of the Magi', 'The Lady with the Dog', 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button', 'Rain' and 'Mrs Packletide's Tiger', to name but a few. This outstanding and wide-ranging anthology of stories is a collector's item, designed for readers to refresh their acquaintance with some of the world's finest writing and for newer readers to be introduced to it. Anton Chekov, Charles Dickens, Katherine Mansfield, Guy de Maupassant, F. Scott Fitzgerald, H. Rider Haggard, O. Henry, Rudyard Kipling, W.W. Jacobs, Virginia Woolf, D.H. Lawrence, Saki, Jerome K. Jerome, H.G. Wells, Kate Chopin, Ambrose Bierce, Jack London, Frank Stockton, Edgar Allan Poe, Stephen Leacock, James Joyce, Bram Stoker, Joseph Conrad, M. R. James, W. Somerset Maugham, R. L. Stevenson.


World s Best Short Stories Volume 1

World's Best Short Stories is a collection of captivating tales from around the world, penned by some of the greatest storytellers of all time. This is a wonderful collection of famous authors and their splendid stories.

Author: GP Editors

Publisher: GENERAL PRESS

ISBN: 9388760212

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 484

World's Best Short Stories is a collection of captivating tales from around the world, penned by some of the greatest storytellers of all time. This is a wonderful collection of famous authors and their splendid stories. Centuries are covered, making this a great resource for any lover of literature, English teachers and students. 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. Contributors include Leo Tolstoy, James Joyce, Edgar Allan Poe, Guy de Maupassant, Charles Dickens, Anton Chekhov, Mark Twain, Rudyard Kipling, Rabindranath Tagore, Saki, Kate Chopin and many more.


Footnotes from the World s Greatest Bookstores

This collection of 75 evocative paintings and colorful anecdotes invites you into the heart and soul of every community: the local bookshop, each with its own quirks, charms, and legendary stories.

Author: Bob Eckstein

Publisher: Clarkson Potter

ISBN: 0553459309

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 176

View: 822

A New York Times Bestseller From the beloved New Yorker cartoonist comes a collection of paintings and stories from some of the world’s most cherished bookstores. This collection of 75 evocative paintings and colorful anecdotes invites you into the heart and soul of every community: the local bookshop, each with its own quirks, charms, and legendary stories. The book features an incredible roster of great bookstores from across the globe and stories from writers, thinkers and artists of our time, including David Bowie, Tom Wolfe, Jonathan Lethem, Roz Chast, Deepak Chopra, Bob Odenkirk, Philip Glass, Jonathan Ames, Terry Gross, Mark Maron, Neil Gaiman, Ann Patchett, Chris Ware, Molly Crabapple, Amitav Ghosh, Alice Munro, Dave Eggers, and many more. Page by page, Eckstein perfectly captures our lifelong love affair with books, bookstores, and book-sellers that is at once heartfelt, bittersweet, and cheerfully confessional.


Stories of Your Life and Others

Stories of Your Life and Others delivers dual delights of the very, very strange and the heartbreakingly familiar, often presenting characters who must confront sudden change—the inevitable rise of automatons or the appearance of ...

Author: Ted Chiang

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 1931520895

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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From the author of Exhalation, an award-winning short story collection that blends "absorbing storytelling with meditations on the universe, being, time and space ... raises questions about the nature of reality and what it is to be human" (The New York Times). Stories of Your Life and Others delivers dual delights of the very, very strange and the heartbreakingly familiar, often presenting characters who must confront sudden change—the inevitable rise of automatons or the appearance of aliens—with some sense of normalcy. With sharp intelligence and humor, Chiang examines what it means to be alive in a world marked by uncertainty, but also by beauty and wonder. An award-winning collection from one of today's most lauded writers, Stories of Your Life and Others is a contemporary classic. Includes “Story of Your Life”—the basis for the major motion picture Arrival

The World s One Hundred Best Short Stories

A 1927 collection of ten adventure short stories, including offerings from Bret Harte, O. Henry, Victor Hugo, and Robert Louis Stevenson.

Author: Grant Overton

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781434414038

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 252

View: 512

A 1927 collection of ten adventure short stories, including offerings from Bret Harte, O. Henry, Victor Hugo, and Robert Louis Stevenson.


Flash Fiction International Very Short Stories from Around the World

These brilliantly chosen stories challenge readers to widen their vision and celebrate both the local and the universal.

Author: James Thomas

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393352420

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 483

A dazzling new anthology of the very best very short fiction from around the world. What is a flash fiction called in other countries? In Latin America it is a micro, in Denmark kortprosa, in Bulgaria mikro razkaz. These short shorts, usually no more than 750 words, range from linear narratives to the more unusual: stories based on mathematical forms, a paragraph-length novel, a scientific report on volcanic fireflies that proliferate in nightclubs. Flash has always—and everywhere—been a form of experiment, of possibility. A new entry in the lauded Flash and Sudden Fiction anthologies, this collection includes 86 of the most beautiful, provocative, and moving narratives by authors from six continents, including best-selling writer Etgar Keret, Zimbabwean writer Petina Gappah, Korean screenwriter Kim Young-ha, Nobel Prize winner Czeslaw Milosz, and Argentinian “Queen of the Microstory” Ana María Shua, among many others. These brilliantly chosen stories challenge readers to widen their vision and celebrate both the local and the universal.