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Short Stories

  • A classic work of American literature that has not stopped changing minds and lives since it burst onto the literary scene, The Things They Carried is a ground-breaking meditation on war, memory, imagination, and the redemptive power of storytelling.   The Things They Carried depicts the men of Alpha Company: Jimmy Cross, Henry Dobbins, Rat...

    Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
    published : 2009
  • Lydia Davis is one of our most original and influential writers. She has been called "an American virtuoso of the short story form" ( Salon ) and "one of the quiet giants . . . of American fiction" ( Los Angeles Times Book Review ). Now, for the first time, Davis's short stories will be collected in one volume, from the groundbreaking Break It Down...

    Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    published : 2010
  • In these twelve dazzlng stories, the bestselling, award-winning Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie explores the ties that bind men and women, parents and children, Africa and the United States. Searing and profound, suffused with beauty, sorrow, and longing, these stories map, with Adichie's signature emotional wisdom, the collision of two cultures and the deeply...

    Publisher : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
    published : 2009
  • Dubliners comprises fifteen short stories, which Joyce intended should accurately reflect the life of the Irish middle class. Each story centers around the moment of epiphany, when a character suddenly understands something about themselves or their life and surroundings that they didn't understand before. The protagonists of the stories progress...

    Publisher : The Floating Press
    published : 1914
  • Jeffrey Archer, the internationally bestselling author of Honor Among Thieves, As The Crow Flies, and Kane & Abel, now serves up this inventive new collection of a dozen short stories -- with a twist. Cleverly styled, with richly drawn characters and ingeniously plotted story lines, each of the twelve pieces ends with a delightfully unexpected turn...

    Publisher : St. Martin's Press
    published : 2005
  • Just as Norman Maclean writes at the end of "A River Runs through It" that he is "haunted by waters," so have readers been haunted by his novella. A retired English professor who began writing fiction at the age of 70, Maclean produced what is now recognized as one of the classic American stories of the twentieth century. Originally published in 1976,...

    Publisher : University of Chicago Press
    published : 2009
  • A moving new book of fiction which could be seen as a collection of eleven stories that is almost a novel ... or a novel broken up into eleven interrelated stories. It resembles a photograph album - a series of clearly observed moments that trace the course of a life, and also of the other lives intertwined with it - those of parents, of siblings,...

    Publisher : Little, Brown Book Group
    published : 2009
  • There is witchcraft in science and a science to witchcraft. Both will conspire against you eventually. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

    Publisher : Tom Doherty Associates
    published : 2011
  • This volume contains sixteen examples of the English short story at its best: immediately captivating and hugely entertaining. Some stories are classics, such as James Joyce?s ?The Dead?; others ? like ?Mr Loveday?s Little Outing? by Evelyn Waugh ? are relatively unknown and a joy to discover. The collection also includes Charles Dickens? premonitory...

    Publisher : Penguin Books Ltd
    published : 1992
  • Innovative, startlingly perceptive and aglow with colour, these fifteen stories were written towards the end of Katherine Mansfield's tragically short life. Many are set in the author's native New Zealand, others in England and the French Riviera. All are revelations of the unspoken, half-understood emotions that make up everyday experience - from...

    Publisher : Penguin Books Ltd
    published : 2007