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The Crushed Flower

by Leonid Andreyev

"His name was Yura. He was six years old, and the world was to him enormous, alive and bewitchingly mysterious. He knew the sky quite well. He knew its deep azure by day, and the white-breasted, half silvery,...


Make Something Up: Stories You Can't Unread

by Chuck Palahniuk

Stories you'll never forget—just try—from literature's favorite transgressive author

Representing work that spans several years, Make Something Up is a compilation of 21 stories and one novella (some previously...


Will You Please Be Quiet, Please?

by Raymond Carver

With this, his first collection of stories, Raymond Carver breathed new life into the American short story. Carver shows us the humor and tragedy that dwell in the hearts of ordinary people; his stories are...


Where I'm Calling From: Selected Stories

by Raymond Carver

A major collection of Carver's short stories, including seven new stories written shortly before the author's death in 1988.


What We Talk About When We Talk About Love

by Raymond Carver

Featured in the Academy Award-winning (Best Picture) film Birdman starring Michael Keaton

In his second collection of stories, as in his first, Carver's characters are peripheral people—people without education,...


Short Cuts

by Raymond Carver & Robert Altman

A movie tie-in edition to the brilliant new film by Robert Altman, based on these nine stories by Carver, "one of the great short story writers of our time--of any time" (Philadelphia Inquirer).


Cathedral

by Raymond Carver

"A dozen stories that overflow with the danger, excitement, mystery and possibility of life...Carver is a writer of astonishing compassion and honesty...his eye set only on describing and revealing the world...


Call If You Need Me: The Uncollected Fiction and Other Prose

by Raymond Carver

A VINTAGE CONTEMPORARIES ORIGINAL

A literary event: Raymond Carver's complete uncollected fiction and nonfiction, including the recently discovered "last" stories, found a decade after Carver's death and published...


The Acid House

by Irvine Welsh

Irvine Welsh's scintillating, disturbing, and altogether outrageous collection of stories—the basis for the 1998 cult movie directed by Paul McGuigan. He is called "the Scottish Celine of the 1990s" (Guardian...


Blavatsky's Nightmare Tales

by H. P. Blavatsky

"It was a dark, chilly night in September, 1884. A heavy gloom had descended over the streets of A——, a small town on the Rhine, and was hanging like a black funeral-pall over the dull factory burgh. The...


Victorian Short Stories

by James, Gaskell, Hardy & Moore et al.

"Mr and Mrs Openshaw came from Manchester to settle in London. He had been, what is called in Lancashire, a salesman for a large manufacturing firm, who were extending their business, and opening a warehouse...


England and Other Stories

by Graham Swift

From the Booker Prize–winning author of Last Orders and Wish You Were Here, his first new book of short fiction in nearly thirty years: beautifully crafted, piercingly observant stories that unite into a richly...


Peasants and Other Stories

by Anton Chekhov, Constance Garnett & Edmund Wilson

The ever maturing art and ever more ambitious imaginative reach of Anton Chekhov, one of the world's greatest masters of the short story, led him in his last years to an increasingly profound exploration of...


All Over Ireland: New Irish Short Stories

by Deirdre Madden

All Over Ireland, edited by Deirdre Madden (Molly Fox's Birthday, Time Present and Time Past), continues the tradition of featuring the work of both new and established writers, including Colm Tóibín, Mary...


A Hand Reached Down to Guide Me: Stories and a novella

by David Gates

These eleven stories, along with a masterful novella, mark the triumphant return of David Gates, whom New York magazine anointed “a true heir to both Raymond Carver and John Cheever.”

A Hand Reached Down...


The One Before

by Juan José|Kantor, Roanne Saer

Featuring some of Juan Saer's most loved characters, The One Before is his first story collection to appear in English.


Come Tomorrow You'll Regret Today: Collected Stories

by Patrick Trotti

In this fresh and subtle collection of short stories, Patrick Trotti offers a brutally vivid glimpse of millennial malaise in the Internet age. A high-school dropout struggles through the labyrinthine college...


Day's End and Other Stories

by H.E. Bates

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...


Moorish Literature

by René Basset

The Moorish ballads which appear in this volume are selected from a unique department of European literature. They are found in the Spanish language, but their character is oriental; their inspiration comes...


Ficciones

by Jorge Luis Borges, Anthony Bonner & Anthony Kerrigan

“Borges’s composed, carefully wrought, gnarled style is at once the means of his art and its object—his way of ordering and giving meaning to the bizarre and terrifying world he creates: it is a brilliant,...