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Escape Velocity: A Charles Portis Miscellany

by Charles Portis & Jay Jennings

Now, for the first time, his other writings-journalism, travel stories, short fiction, memoir, and even a play-have been brought together in Escape Velocity: A Charles Portis Miscellany, his first new book in...


Knockemstiff

PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize 2009

by Donald Ray Pollock

In this unforgettable work of fiction, Donald Ray Pollock peers into the soul of a tough Midwestern American town to reveal the sad, stunted but resilient lives of its residents. Knockemstiff is a genuine entry...


Selected Stories: Text Classics

by Katherine Mansfield & Emily Perkins

Here in one volume are twenty-three of the finest stories by Katherine Mansfield. Considered one of the finest short-story writers of the twentieth century, Mansfield was from a young age heavily influenced...


A Twist in the Tale

by Jeffrey Archer

No one can weave a web of suspense, deliver a jolt of surprise, or teach a lesson in living like bestselling author Jeffrey Archer. From Africa to the Middle East, and from London to Beijing, Archer takes us...


18 Best Stories by Edgar Allan Poe

by Edgar Allan Poe, Vincent Price & Chandler Brossard

A chilling compilation of some of Edgar Allen  Poe's best-loved stories, edited by Vincent Price and  Chandler Brossard and with an introduction by  Vincent Price, including:

The Black  Cat - The Fall...


The Road to Madness

by H.P. Lovecraft

One of the most influential practitioners of American horror, H.P. Lovecraft inspired the work of Stephen King, Anne Rice, and Clive Barker. As he perfected his mastery of the macabre, his works developed from...


The Bracelet: A Short Story

by Mary Jane Clark

Piper Donovan adores her brother. Her sister-in-law is another matter. Self-centered, greedy, and completely annoying, Zara is, inexplicably, the love of Robert’s life. Piper puts up with her to maintain peace...


The First Book of Short Stories

by Lyn Funnell

A collection of easy reading short stories that cover a variety of situations, places and characters. Another Fine Mess, Dining Out, If Britain became the new Venice, My Best Friend Jake and more will keep you...


Three Famous Short Novels: Spotted Horses Old Man The Bear

by William Faulkner

“You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore.” —William Faulkner

 

These short works offer three different approaches to Faulkner, each representative of his work...


Welcome to the Monkey House

by Kurt Vonnegut

Welcome to the Monkey House is a collection of Kurt Vonnegut’s shorter works. Originally printed in publications as diverse as The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction and The Atlantic Monthly, these superb...


SUSSEX BORN AND BRED: Tales from the Coast

by Alex Askaroff

"An utterly charming read" Sussex Born and Bred is a series of short stories in which both England's history and her people are brought vividly to life by a man who has spent a lifetime observing both. As you...


The New Atlantis

by Sir Francis Bacon

The New Atlantis is Sir Francis Bacon's creation of an ideal land where its citizens uphold the common qualities of "generosity and enlightenment, dignity and splendor, piety and public spirit." This short 1627...


The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes collects together eleven stories detailing the famous exploits and adventures of Baker Street's greatest detective. Arthur Conan Doyle's compilation was originally published in...


The Colonel

by Peter Watts

Colonel Keaton is in trouble. His wife has retreated into a virtual heaven and his son remains missing after joining an extrasolar mission to track down an alien race. He is presently tasked by his superiors...


Love in Infant Monkeys: Stories

by Lydia Millet

Lions, Komodo dragons, dogs, monkeys, and pheasants — all have shared spotlights and tabloid headlines with celebrities such as Sharon Stone, Thomas Edison, and David Hasselhoff. Millet hilariously tweaks these...


Historical Miniatures

by August Strindberg

Swedish polymath August Strindberg delivers a fascinating volume in Historical Miniatures. Just as the title implies, these are short vignettes drawn from history and presented in narrative form. You'll learn...


Horror of the Heights: And Other Tales of Suspense

by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Best known as the creator of super-sleuth Sherlock Holmes, Conan Doyle also wrote thrilling tales of the supernatural and the corruption of technology. His sharp wit and chillingly detailed writing are at their...


The Four Marys: A Quartet of Contemporary Folk Tales

by Jean Rafferty

Obsession, longing, deceit and even murder feature in this quartet of provocative novellas, which gives a modern twist to tales of women for whom all is not necessarily as it seems. Drawing on history, culture...


Brown Wolf and Other Jack London Stories

by Jack London

She had delayed, because of the dew-wet grass, in order to put on her overshoes, and when she emerged from the house found her waiting husband absorbed in the wonder of a bursting almond-bud. She sent a questing...


The Strength of the Strong

by Jack London

Jack London (January 12, 1876 - November 22, 1916), was an American author who wrote The Call of the Wild and other books. A pioneer in the then-burgeoning world of commercial magazine fiction, he was one of...