Download E-books Pictor's Metamorphoses: and Other Fantasies PDF

By Hermann Hesse

In the spring of 1922, a number of months after finishing Siddhartha, Hermann Hesse wrote a fairy story that was once additionally a love tale, encouraged through the girl who was once to develop into his moment spouse. That tale, Pictor's Metamorphoses, is the center piece of this anthology of Hesse's luminous brief fiction. in keeping with The Arabian Nights and the paintings of the Brothers Grimm, the 19 tales accrued the following symbolize a part century of Hesse's brief writings. They demonstrate the total diversity of Hesse's lifetime fascination with fantasy--as dream, fairy story, satire, or allegory.

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Download E-books What We Talk About When We Talk About Love: Stories PDF

By Raymond Carver

In his moment assortment, together with the long-lasting and much-referenced identify tale featured within the Academy Award-winning movie Birdman, Carver establishes his recognition as essentially the most celebrated short-story writers in American literature—a haunting meditation on love, loss, and companionship, and discovering one’s manner throughout the dark.

From the booklet edition.

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Download E-books Various Miracles: Stories PDF

By Carol Shields

The small miracles of our daily lives are on fascinating show during this unforgettable assortment by means of Pulitzer Prize winner Carol Shields

Various Miracles 
brings jointly twenty-one brief tales, smooth parables that light up the mysteries of daily existence.
In the name tale, 4 strangers on a bus are all interpreting a similar e-book. In “Fragility,” Ivy’s husband displays on their marriage, the loss of life in their younger son, Christopher, and the aircraft experience that may bring them to a brand new life.
From “The Metaphor Is useless – cross It On” to “Home” to “Others”—in which a couple’s act of generosity is repaid in annual Christmas playing cards with out go back address—this assortment is via turns witty, artistic, and relocating. no matter if portraying a violinist craving to damage freed from overprotective mom and dad or an aged widow mowing her garden to the thunderous timpani of reminiscence, Carol Shields depicts the struggles of standard humans stuck up in impressive conditions. It’s a global the place magic coexists with fact, and the place leaps of religion and acts of kindness create their very own miracles.

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Download E-books The Postcolonial Short Story: Contemporary Essays PDF

This e-book places the quick tale on the middle of up to date postcolonial stories and questions what postcolonial literary feedback could be. targeting brief fiction among 1975 and this present day – the interval during which serious conception got here to figure out postcolonial reports – it argues for a complicated critique exemplified via the anomaly of the shape.

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Download E-books The Nine Billion Names of God: The Collected Stories of Arthur C. Clarke, 1951-1956 PDF

By Maxwell Caulfield

This quantity is of unique curiosity -- incorporated are quite a lot of vintage tales, together with the identify tale, "Jupiter Five," "The Deep Range," "Second Dawn," and the earliest of the wonderfully comedian narratives instructed by means of Harry Purvis for the good thing about the denizens of the White Hart.

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Download E-books His Immortal Embrace (Zebra Historical Romance) PDF

By Hannah Howell, Lynsay Sands

His Immortal Embrace

The craving, by means of Hannah Howell

affected by an historical curse, the younger males of extended family MacCordy succeed in manhood simply to stroll perpetually in darkness, thirsting for blood--and Alpin MacCordy isn't any assorted. He needs to wed for coin and land, regardless of his betrothed's terror--and his personal fascination for one more girl, girl Sophie Hay. . .

Bitten, via Lynsay Sands

After brooding Keeran MacKay saves Emily Wentworth Collins from a storm-tossed send: he bargains her protect in his secluded citadel. but if a savage kiss finds Keeran's actual nature, Emily realizes that yielding to Keeran's untamed hope may perhaps swap her personal existence. . .forever.

Stranger within the evening, via Sara Blayne

Georgiana Thornberry hopes to unearth old treasure whereas exploring the moldering ruins of her ancestral domestic. as an alternative she encounters Julius Lathrop. Does the enigmatic--and disturbingly attractive--stranger carry the foremost to a kin legend? Or whatever way more sinister?

The Awakening, by way of Kate Huntington

Orphaned Thalia Layton is troubled to listen to that her cherished, eccentric Aunt Cordelia has taken sick. yet upon her arrival at Cordelia's distant property, Thalia discovers that her aunt has harbored harmful secrets--and that Thalia's personal charm to Adrian Lucerne, Cordelia's mysterious--and oddly nocturnal--companion, may perhaps end up to be a sensual temptation that would expense her existence. . .

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Download E-books The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye PDF

By A. S. Byatt

The impressive name tale of this choice of fairy stories for adults describes the unusual and uncanny dating among its extravagantly clever heroine--a global popular pupil of the paintings of story-telling--and the fantastic being that lives in a mysterious bottle, present in a dusty store in an Istanbul bazaar. As A.S. Byatt renders this courting with a robust blend of erudition and fervour, she makes the interplay of the ordinary and the supernatural appear not just convincing, yet inevitable.

The significant other tales during this assortment every one exhibit varied points of Byatt's notable reward for appeal. they vary from fables of sexual obsession to allegories of political tragedy; they draw us into narratives which are as enchanting as goals and as bracing as philosophical meditations; and so they all us to inhabit an ingenious universe incredible within the precision of its element, its highbrow consistency, and its splendor.

"A dreamy treat.... it's not in basic terms unusual, it's wondrous."
--Boston Globe

"Alternatingly erudite and earthy, direct and playful.... If Scheherazade ever wishes a holiday, Byatt can step in, indefinitely."
--Chicago Tribune

"Byatt's writing is crystalline and wonderfully imaginative.... those [are] completely shaped tales."
--Washington put up booklet World

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Download E-books The Book of Swords PDF

By George R. R. Martin, Robin Hobb, Scott Lynch, Garth Nix, Gardner Dozois

New epic myth within the grand tradition—including a never-before-published track of Ice and fireplace tale by way of George R. R. Martin!

fable fiction has produced probably the most unforgettable heroes ever conjured onto the web page: Robert E. Howard’s Conan the Barbarian, Michael Moorcock’s Elric of Melniboné, Fritz Leiber’s Fafhrd and the grey Mouser. vintage characters like those made sword and sorcery a storytelling sensation, a cornerstone of delusion fiction—and an thought for a brand new iteration of writers, spinning their very own outsize stories of magic and swashbuckling adventure.

Now, in The Book of Swords, acclaimed editor and bestselling writer Gardner Dozois provides an all-new anthology of unique epic stories through a stellar forged of award-winning glossy masters—many of them set of their authors’ best-loved worlds. sign up for today’s most interesting tellers of amazing stories, together with George R. R. Martin, ok. J. Parker, Robin Hobb, Ken Liu, C. J. Cherryh, Daniel Abraham, Lavie Tidhar, Ellen Kushner, and extra on action-packed trips into the outer geographical regions of darkish appeal and intrepid derring-do, that includes a beautiful collection of fearless swordsmen and warrior ladies who face down possibility and loss of life at each flip with braveness, crafty, and chilly steel.

FEATURING 16 ALL-NEW STORIES:

“The top guy Wins” via okay. J. Parker
“Her Father’s Sword” through Robin Hobb
“The Hidden woman” by means of Ken Liu
“The Sword of future” through Matthew Hughes
“‘I Am a good-looking Man,’ stated Apollo Crow” by means of Kate Elliott
“The Triumph of advantage” by means of Walter Jon Williams
“The Mocking Tower” through Daniel Abraham
“Hrunting” by means of C. J. Cherryh
“A lengthy, chilly path” by means of Garth Nix
“When i used to be a Highwayman” via Ellen Kushner
“The Smoke of Gold Is Glory” by way of Scott Lynch
“The Colgrid Conundrum” via wealthy Larson
“The King’s Evil” via Elizabeth Bear
“Waterfalling” via Lavie Tidhar        
“The Sword Tyraste” through Cecelia Holland
“The Sons of the Dragon” through George R. R. Martin
 
And an creation by means of Gardner Dozois

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Download E-books Collected Stories PDF

By Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Collected listed below are twenty-six of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's such a lot tremendous and captivating brief tales, offered within the chronological order in their e-book in Spanish from 3 volumes: Eyes of a Blue Dog,Big Mama's Funeral, and The amazing and unhappy story of lnnocent Eréndira and Her Heartless Grandmother. Combining mysticism, historical past, and humor, the tales during this assortment span greater than 20 years, illuminating the improvement of Marquez's prose and displaying the subjects of family members, poverty, and loss of life that resound all through his fiction.

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Download E-books Fun with Problems PDF

By Robert Stone

In Fun with difficulties, Robert Stone demonstrates once more that he is “one of our best residing writers” (Los Angeles Times). The tales during this new assortment share the signature combination of longing, violence, and black humor with which Stone illuminates the darkish corners of the human soul. complete lives are laid naked with outstanding precision, in appealing prose: a screenwriter includes on a decades-long affair with a gorgeous actress, whose descent into habit he can neither flip from nor proportion; a bored husband alternatives up a mysterious girl in simple terms to discover that his ego has led him woefully off track; a world-beating Silicon Valley government gets an unwelcome visitor at his mansion within the hills; a scuba dive takes uneasy newlyweds to some extent of no return. enjoyable with Problems showcases Stone’s excellent gift: to pinpoint and make genuine the impulses—by turns violently coercive and quietly seductive—that reason us to hide, exhibit, and betray our truest selves.

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