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Klingsor's Last Summer

by Hermann Hesse

This is the first English-language edition of Klingsor's Last Summer, which was originally published in 1920, a year after Demian and two years before Siddhartha. The book has three parts: a story called A Child's...


LIFE: Such As It Is

by Spring Wilde

Synopsis:

In a collection of short stories composed of laments, commentaries, musings and rants, Life: Such As It Is looks with unbridled elucidation at a variety of topics. It cogitates society's newly found...


The Atlas

by William Vollmann

Hailed by Newsday as "the most unconventional--and possibly the most exciting and imaginative--novelist at work today," William T. Vollmann has also established himself as an intrepid journalist willing to go...


In the House of Suddhoo and Other Stories

by Rudyard Kipling

In The House of Suddhoo and Other Stories

Table Of Contents

My Own True Ghost Story

The Sending of Dana Da

In the House of Suddhoo

His Wedded Wife


A Lodging for the Night and Pavilion On the Links

by Robert Louis Stevenson

A Lodging For The Night And Pavilion on the Links by Robert Louis Stevenson


The Canterville Ghost and Other Stories

by Oscar Wilde

The Canterville Ghost and Other Stories

Table Of Contents

LORD ARTHUR SAVILE'S CRIME

THE CANTERVILLE GHOST

THE SPHINX WITHOUT A SECRET

THE MODEL MILLIONAIRE

THE PORTRAIT OF MR. W. H.


Prince of the World: Stories

by Christopher Howard

In these six stories, Chris Howard reasserts his talent for evoking the gritty and the apocalyptic with poetic grace.

Intelligent People Speaking Reasonably follows two Iraq vets adrift in the civilian life...


Numbers in the Dark: And Other Stories

by Italo Calvino & Tim Parks

For the first time in paperback--a volume of thirty-seven diabolically inventive stories, fables, and "impossible interviews" from one of the great fantasists of the 20th century, displaying the full breadth...


The Last Girlfriend on Earth: And Other Love Stories

by Simon Rich

In "Center of the Universe," God struggles to balance the demands of his career with the needs of his long-term girlfriend. In "Magical Mr. Goat," a young girl's imaginary friend yearns to become "more than...


Tenth of December: Stories

Folio Prize 2014

by George Saunders

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY

People • The New York Times Magazine • NPR • Entertainment...


Selected Stories

by Robert Walser

In her preface to Robert Walser’s Selected Stories, Susan Sontag describes Walser as “a good-humored, sweet Beckett.” The more common comparison is to “a comic Kafka.” Both formulations effectively...


How to Get Along with Women

by Elisabeth de Mariaffi

A sharply original debut collection, How To Get Along With Women showcases Elisabeth de Mariaffi's keen eye and inventive voice. Infused with a close and present danger, these stories tighten the knot around...


Dangerous Laughter

by Steven Millhauser

Thirteen darkly comic stories, Dangerous Laughter is a mesmerizing journey that stretches the boundaries of the ordinary world.

From the Trade Paperback edition.


The Anchor Book of New American Short Stories

by Ben Marcus

“In twenty-nine separate but ingenious ways, these stories seek permanent residence within a reader. They strive to become an emotional or intellectual cargo that might accompany us wherever, or however, we...


Unusual Uses for Olive Oil

Professor Dr von Igelfeld #4

by Alexander Mccall Smith

Welcome to the insane and rarified world of Professor Dr Moritz-Maria von Igelfeld of the Institute of Romance Philology. Von Igelfeld is engaged in a never-ending quest to win the respect he feels certain he...


The Berlin Stories

by Christopher Isherwood & Armistead Maupin

A classic of 20th-century fiction, The Berlin Stories inspired the Broadway musical and Oscar-winning film Cabaret.First published in the 1930s, The Berlin Stories contains two astonishing related novels, The...


The Baby Train and Other Lusty Urban Legends

by Jan Harold Brunvand

America's premier folk detective is back on the case, sniffing out those zany but dubious stories that "really happened" to a friend of your sister's boyfriend's accountant's mechanic.Jan Harold Brunvand-''Mr....


There Once Lived a Girl Who Seduced Her Sister's Husband, and He Hanged Himself: Love Stories

by Ludmilla Petrushevskaya & Anna Summers

Love stories, with a twist: the eagerly awaited follow-up to the great Russian writer’s New York Times bestselling scary fairy tales

By turns sly and sweet, burlesque and heartbreaking, these realist fables...


Flying Leap

by Judy Budnitz

These shocking, brilliant, and ultimately beautiful stories chronicle the lives of ordinary people in extraordinary situations. Each tale is laced with enough wit, humor, and imagination to keep the reader constantly...


Fatal Charms: And Other Tales of Today

by Dominick Dunne

Dominick Dunne has met them all--stars and slugs, criminals and victims, the innocent and the hideously guilty. From posh Park Avenue duplexes to the extravagant mansions of Beverly Hills, from tasteful London...