Short Stories

Download E-books Between Night and Morn PDF

By Kahlil Gibran

A range of early works through bestselling writer Kahlil Gibran bargains an obtainable advent to his appealing language and encouraging worldview The prolific writings of Kahlil Gibran, writer of The Prophet, proceed to motivate a faithful foreign following and feature reworked smooth Arabic literature. during this quantity of early writings, Gibran's uncomplicated but lyrical variety crosses from prose to poetry and yields perception into his commitment and internal imaginative and prescient of good looks, together with the story of an odd hermit in "The Tempest," the invention of affection misplaced to struggle in "The Mermaids," and the lengthy voyage of sea and soul within the prose poem "Between evening and Morn." From scathing indictments opposed to worldly wrongs to delicate religious exultations, among evening and Morn powerfully conjures up the temper and magnetism of Gibran.

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Download E-books Redemption - After Earth: Ghost Stories (Short Story) PDF

By Robert Greenberger

On a far off planet referred to as Nova leading, the United Ranger Corps defends the galaxy’s final people from an alien race often called the Skrel and their genetically engineered predators, the Ursa. yet one younger guy discovers that, within the struggle opposed to annihilation, the Rangers want extra aid than they fully grasp.

Ghost tales: Redemption is the fourth of six book brief tales that lead as much as the occasions of After Earth, the epic technological know-how fiction experience movie directed by way of M. evening Shyamalan and starring Jaden Smith and may Smith.

Anderson Kincaid was once in simple terms seven whilst one of many vast killing machines referred to as the Ursa tore off his arm. it will have killed him, too, had a Ranger no longer sacrificed her personal existence to save lots of his. Ever for the reason that, Anderson has desired to be a Ranger. After years of relentless education with a man-made limb, his hopes are beaten the day Cyper Raige himself comes knocking – to provide an explanation for the Corps’ strict rule opposed to accepting candidates with prosthetics. His dream denied, Anderson joins the Civilian protection Corps, purely to discover himself once more head to head with an Ursa. No saviour in sight, he needs to depend upon himself – and an influence he by no means knew he had – to outlive.

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Download E-books Over the Edge PDF

By Harlan Ellison

Over the Edge, a set of twelve brief tales and essays from Harlan Ellison, is a must‑read for any fan of the wild abandon and laser concentration of 1 of the century’s such a lot fantastic authors. advanced, attractive, audacious, sublime—it isn't really hyperbole while utilized to the Hugo and Nebula Award–winning writer whom the Washington Post calls “one of the nice residing American brief tale writers.”

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Download E-books Dubliners PDF

A definitive variation of maybe the best brief tale assortment within the English language

James Joyce’s Dubliners is a shiny and unflinching portrait of “dear soiled Dublin” on the flip of the 20 th century. those fifteen tales, together with such unforgettable ones as “Araby,” “Grace,” and “The Dead,” delve into the center of the town of Joyce’s beginning, taking pictures the cadences of Dubliners’ speech and portraying with a virtually brute realism their outer and internal lives. Dubliners is Joyce at his so much obtainable and such a lot profound, and this variation is the definitive textual content, licensed through the Joyce property and collated from all identified proofs, manuscripts, and impressions to mirror the author’s unique wishes.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the best writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the easiest works all through background and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts greater through introductions and notes by means of distinct students and modern authors, in addition to up to date translations by way of award-winning translators.

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Download E-books The Entire Predicament PDF

By Lucy Corin

Lucy Corin's bold debut tale assortment interweaves the normal and the experimental, best the reader via a global the place characters behave more often than not within the such a lot severe occasions and bizarrely with nearly no provocation in any respect. Corin is an unique, stylistically brave rising voice in modern avant-garde fiction.

Lucy Corin’s bold debut tale assortment leads the reader via a global the place characters behave generally within the such a lot severe events and bizarrely with nearly no provocation in any respect. Unpredictable and playful, Corin brilliantly dissects time, humans, areas, and issues, actually rendering the way it feels to be human.

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Download E-books Licks of Love: Short Stories and a Sequel, "Rabbit Remembered" PDF

By John Updike

During this awesome late-career assortment, John Updike revisits a number of the locales of his early fiction: the small-town Pennsylvania of Olinger Stories, the sandstone farmhouse of Of the Farm, the exurban New England of Couples and Marry Me, and Henry Bech’s long island of inventive ambition and taunting glamour. To a dozen brief tales spanning the yank Century, the writer has extra a novella-length coda to his quartet of novels approximately Harry “Rabbit” Angstrom. a number of strands of the Rabbit saga come jointly the following as, in the course of the fall and iciness vacation trips of 1999, Harry’s survivors fitfully entertain his reminiscence whereas pursuing their very own happiness as much as the sting of a brand new millennium. Love makes Updike’s fictional international move round—married love, filial love, feathery licks of erotic love, and love for the household details of heart American lifestyles.

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Download E-books Rumors from the Lost World PDF

By Alan Davis

Publish yr note: First released in 1993

The tales in Rumors from the misplaced World, are approximately looking and discovery, fall and redemption, reminiscence and loss. The characters are all shattered items of a damaged earlier. A grandson is embarrassed by means of his grandfather to the purpose of hatred; but after the outdated guy has died, the boy, now a tender guy with a relatives of his personal, reveals solace in recounting his grandfather's lifestyles to people who by no means knew him.

A husband, stricken by way of the kingdom of his marriage, makes a determined bid for emotional freedom while he drags his relations on a quixotic trip westward to "find the sun."

The daughter of Italian immigrants in New Orleans reveals her in basic terms power in family tree and the binding ties of background. In Davis's uncomplicated, sensible tales there's magic in a global that also in some way turns out with out magic. Time, which so shapes those characters, isn't really linear; what's long gone isn't really misplaced. although there's tragedy, eventually there's wish and the ability to proceed the adventure.

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Download E-books Miracle and Other Christmas Stories PDF

By Connie Willis

The winner of a number of Hugo and Nebula Awards, Connie Willis catch the undying essence of generosity and goodwill during this magical assortment if Christmas stories.  These 8 tales-two of that have by no means sooner than been published-boldly reimagine the tales of Christmas whereas celebrating the facility of affection and compassion.  This spell binding treasury includes:

"Miracle," within which a tender woman's rigorously devised plans to discover romance cross awry while her mother or father angel exhibits her the genuine which means of love
"In Coppelius's Toyshop," the place a jaded narcissist reveals himself trapped in a crowded toy shop at Christmastime
"Epiphany," during which 3 modern day wisemen embark on a quest in contrast to any they have ever experienced
"Inn," the place a choir singer provides guard to a homeless guy and his pregnant wife-only to profit later that there is even more to the couple than meets the eye
And extra

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Download E-books The Collected Stories of Amy Hempel PDF

By Amy Hempel

Amy Hempel is a grasp of the fast tale. This celebrated quantity gathers jointly her whole paintings -- 4 brief collections of lovely tales approximately marriages, minor mess ups, and moments of revelation.

together with her inimitable compassion and wit, Hempel introduces characters who make offerings that appear inevitable, and whose longings and misgivings evoke everlasting human adventure.

For readers who've recognized Hempel's paintings for many years and if you happen to are only researching her, this vital quantity includes the entire tales in Reasons to Live, At the Gates of the Animal Kingdom, Tumble Home, and The puppy of the Marriage. No reader of serious writing will be with no it.

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