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Stuck on You (Short Reads)

by Jeffrey Archer

Millions of readers around the world have relished Jeffrey Archer's short stories. Taking inspiration from his favourite short story writers - F. Scott Fitzgerald, Maupassant, H. H. Munro, W. Somerset Maugham...

The Wilkie Collins Megapack: 25 Classic Stories by the Author of The Moonstone

by Wilkie ` Collins

"The Wilkie Collins Megapack" collects 25 short works -- ranging from mystery and suspense to gothics and ghost stories -- by the author of THE MOONSTONE and THE WOMAN IN WHITE! Collected are:




by Nancy Springer

Iris is an imaginative little girl with the ability to make just about anything seem to come to life when she plays with it. After Iris' death at a young age, her mother feels that there isn't much left to celebrate...

Kinsey and Me: Stories

by Sue Grafton

In 1982, Sue Grafton introduced Kinsey Millhone. Today, Kinsey is an icon of detective fiction and her creator is at the top of her form. This collection is both a look at Sue Grafton’s own early life in the...

Bloodcurdling Tales of Horror and the Macabre: The Best of H. P. Lovecraft

by H.P. Lovecraft

This is the collection that true fans of horror fiction have been waiting for: sixteen of H.P. Lovecraft's most horrifying visions, including Lovecraft's masterpiece, THE SHADOW OUT OF TIME--the shocking revelation...

Short, Shorter and Shorter Stories I

The Western Megapack: 25 Classic Western Stories

by Johnston McCulley & Robert E. Howard

Hours of great reading await, with Western tales from some of the 19th and 20th century's most renowned authors, including Johnston McCulley (creator of Zorro), Robert E. Howard (famous for Conan the Barbarian),...

His Fathers' Advice

by Don Schecter

In high school, Sam Conner is a star quarterback and an artist. He dates a pretty cheerleader and seems to have it all. Behind the scenes of his school life, Sam lives in an unconventional family with two gay...

Uncollected Stories of William Faulkner

by William Faulkner

This invaluable volume, which has been republished to commemorate the one-hundredth anniversary of Faulkner's birth, contains some of the greatest short fiction by a writer who defined the course of American...

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...

The Awakening

by Kate Chopin

The Awakening (1899) appears in this collection of short stories. Upon publication of the story Chopin's writing was highly praised, but the public was outraged by the content and only one edition was printed....

Chinese Folklore Tales

by Rev. J. Macgowan

Taoism, Confucianism and Buddhism have been major influences on Chinese folklore tales. Events of legend and history, romance and human nature, explanations of nature and landscape, and themes of the supernatural;...

Bark: Stories

by Lorrie Moore

A new collection of stories by one of America’s most beloved and admired short-story writers, her first in fifteen years, since Birds of America (“Fluid, cracked, mordant, colloquial . . . Will stand by...

The Rain is a Lie

by Gennifer Albin

In Arras, space and time aren't ideas, they are tangible substances woven together by beautiful girls into the very fabric of reality. The looms that create Arras are as controlled as the Spinsters who work...

The Short Novels of John Steinbeck: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

by John Steinbeck

Collected here for the first time in a deluxe paperback volume are six of John Steinbeck's most widely read and beloved novels. From the tale of commitment, loneliness and hope in Of Mice and Men, to the tough...

The Guy de Maupassant Megapack: 144 Novels and Short Stories

by Guy de Maupassant

A protege of Flaubert, Maupassant's stories are characterized by their economy of style and efficient, effortless dénouements. Many of the stories are set during the Franco-Prussian War of the 1870s and several...

Fire Above, Fire Below

by Garth Nix

"Fire Above, Fire Below" is about the crisis that the dying of a dragon living below a major city causes, and the pact made many years earlier to deal with such a situtation.


by Linda Gray

What is destiny? Does it really exhist? Are we living following a path already traced? These are questions womankind poses since when men started looking up at stars. Normally we do not believe in destiny, we...

The Beautiful Indifference

Portico Prize for Fiction 2012

by Sarah Hall

Winner of the Portico Prize

Winner of the Edge Hill University Short Story Prize

Short-listed for the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award

Sarah Hall has been hailed as "one of the most significant and...

Strange News from Another Star

by Hermann Hesse

In 1919, the same year Demian was published, seven of these stories appeared as a book entitled Märchen--literally, Fairy Tales. For this first edition in English, we have followed the arrangement Hesse made...