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Some Roundabout Papers

by William Makepeace Thackeray

William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1863) was an English novelist of the 19th century. He was famous for his satirical works, particularly Vanity Fair (1847), a panoramic portrait of English society. Thackeray...


Roundabout Papers

by William Makepeace Thackeray

Mr. Roundabout, says a lady sitting by me, "how comes it that in your books there is a certain class (it may be of men, or it may be of women, but that is not the question in point)--how comes it, dear sir,...


The Christmas Books of Mr. M. A. Titmarsh

by William Makepeace Thackeray

This collection of short stories by William Makepeace Thackeray includes: "Mrs. Perkins's Ball", "Our Street", "Dr. Birch and his Young Friends", "The Kickleburys on the Rhine", "The Rose and the Ring; or, The...


How to Be a Man

by Tamara Linse

A girl whose self-worth revolves around masculinity, a bartender who loses her sense of safety, a woman who compares men to plants, and a boy who shoots his cranked-out father. These are a few of the hard-scrabble...


Haunted Childhoods

by Pauline Michel & Nigel Spencer

Abandonment, adoption, loneliness, and the search for the absolute are among the many themes explored in this violent yet tender collection of stories.


Hunter Quatermain's Story: The Uncollected Adventures of Allan Quatermain

by H. Rider Haggard & Peter Haining

Over a century after the debut of the intrepid hunter explorer Allan Quatermain in King Solomon's Mines, he remains one of the great heroes of literature whose adventures have been adapted for cinema and television....


Tourists From Algol: Stories Of The Unexpected

by Tom Henighan

Tom Henighan's numerous works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry include The Maclean's Companion to Canadian Arts and Culture, The Well of Time, and the YA novel Viking Quest (2001). He lives in Ottawa, and...


No One Belongs Here More Than You: Stories

Frank O'Connor Short Story Award 2007

by Miranda July

“These delightful stories do that essential-but-rare story thing: they surprise. They skip past the quotidian, the merely real, to the essential, and do so with a spirit of tenderness and wonder that is wholly...


Maggie: A Girl of the Streets: and Other Tales of New York

by Stephen Crane & Larzer Ziff

"A powerful, severe, and harshly comic portrayal of Irish immigrant life in lower New York exactly a century ago."-Alfred Kazin. Maggie, a powerful exploration of the destructive forces that underlie urban society...


More Twisted: Collected Stories, Vol. II

by Jeffery Deaver

Jeffery Deaver has famously thrilled and chilled fans with tales of masterful villains and the brilliant minds who bring them to justice. Now the author of the Lincoln Rhyme series (The Cold Moon and The Bone...


Music Through the Floor: Stories

by Eric Puchner

With Music Through the Floor, Pushcart Prize winner and former Wallace Stegner Fellow Eric Puchner makes an extraordinary debut: a collection of nine unforgettable stories -- strikingly original, fiercely funny,...


Death & Texas

by Clive Sinclair

Clive Sinclair’s first collection of stories won the Somerset Maugham Award. His second was short-listed for the inaugural Dylan Thomas Award. His third won both the PEN Silver Pen, and the Jewish Quarterly...


Questionable Practices: Stories

by Eileen Gunn

Trains that go to unexpected places. A steampunk quartet. Stories that shake the tree. Stories that question normal practices.


Inappropriate Behavior: Stories

by Murray Farish

The characters in Inappropriate Behavior teeter on the brink of sanity, while those around them reach out in support, watch helplessly, or duck for cover. In their loneliness, Murray Farish's characters cast...


Max and Moritz

by Wilhelm Busch

Great humor classic in both German and English. Also 10 other works: "Cat and Mouse," "Plisch and Plumm," and more.


The Varieties of Romantic Experience: Stories

by Robert Cohen

For years Robert Cohen has been praised by reviewers and readers alike for his masterful prose and his exuberant and penetrating comic vision. The New York Times has even called his writing redemptive -- so...


Four Weird Tales

by Algernon Blackwood

The Insanity of Jones, The Man Who Found Out, The Glamour of the Snow

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A Victim of Higher Space

by Algernon Blackwood

Blackwood was born in Shooter's Hill (today part of south-east London, but then part of northwest Kent) and educated at Wellington College. His father was a Post Office administrator who, according to Peter...


The Stone Ship

by William Hope Hodgson

William Hope Hodgson (1877-1918) was an English author. He produced a large body of work, consisting of essays, short fiction, and novels, spanning several overlapping genres including horror, fantastic fiction...


Men of the Deep Waters

by William Hope Hodgson

Included in this volume of William Hope Hodgson's short fiction are the stories, "On the Bridge," "The Seahorses," "The Derelict," "My House Shall Be Called the House," "From the Tideless Sea," "The Captain...