Short Stories

Download E-books The Complete Short Stories of Saki (H. H. Munro) PDF

Hector Hugh Munro (1870-1916) used to be a British author, whose witty works satirizing Edwardian society and tradition led him to be referred to as a grasp of the fast tale. Munro, higher well-known through the pen identify Saki, produced works that contrasted the conventions and hypocrisies of Edwardian England with the easy and infrequently merciless kingdom of nature, a clash which the latter frequently gained. this entire version of brief tales will entertain readers with its splendidly complicated characters, wealthy political satire and high-quality narrative type. The ebook starts with Saki's first works, the "Reginald" tales, a small sequence of vignettes situated round the societal and cynical younger Reginald. additionally integrated are Saki's later and extra well known tale collections: "Reginald in Russia," the a little macabre stories of "The Chronicles of Clovis," Saki's most sensible recognized "Beasts and Super-Beasts," "The Toys of Peace," and "The sq. Egg."

Show description

Download E-books The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty PDF

With a preface written by means of the writer particularly for this variation, this can be the full choice of tales via Eudora Welty.


Including the sooner collections A Curtain of Green, The broad Net, The Golden Apples, and The Bride of the Innisfallen, in addition to formerly uncollected ones, those 41 tales display Eudora Welty's expertise for writing from various points-of-view with “vision that's candy through nature, constantly humanizing, uncannily goal, yet by no means indignant” (Washington Post).

Show description

Download E-books Kissssss: A Miscellany PDF

By Steve Katz

This collection—derived from many impulses yet unified via one exact sensibility—contains passionate subversive acts of language, indirect takes on American existence, outbursts of comedian genius, lengthy meditations at the cruelty of latest customs, and humorous, annoying glimpses of everyday life. fact is rendered pitilessly actual, and myth bares its teeth.
At as soon as playful and devastatingly severe, the works during this assortment hire numerous forms—genres, anti-genres, fantasies, games—while highlighting the hazards and delights of up to date existence: Hollywood, tsunamis, battle, the artwork global, AIDS, ambition, guns of mass destruction, relations values, perverse sexualities, city violence, small switch and massive dollars, are all used to friend the waters of mind's eye and truth.

Show description

Download E-books Across the Bridge PDF

By Robertson Davies, Mavis Gallant

A brand new choice of tales by way of Mavis Gallant is usually a tremendous publishing occasion. For this can be the author who--like Margaret Atwood and Alice Munro--has made Canadian brief tales a presence at the global literary scene, and on our bestseller lists.

In Across the Bridge 4 of the 11 tales are hooked up, following the fortunes of the Carette kinfolk in Montreal. In "1933" their widowed mom teaches Berthe and Marie to disclaim that she was once a seamstress and to claim as an alternative that she used to be "clever together with her hands." In "The selected Husband" the luckless suitor Louis has to endure the front-parlour scrutiny of Marie's mom and sister: "But then Louis started to cough and needed to conceal his mouth. He was once in hassle with a caramel. The Carettes regarded away, in order that he might strangle unobserved. 'How darkish it is,' acknowledged Berthe, to permit him imagine he couldn't be seen."

We then persist with their marriage, the beginning of Raymond, and Raymond's flight from his mom and aunt to his eventual position as a hotel supervisor in Florida. "'The position was once packed with Canadians,' he acknowledged. 'They stole like raccoons...'"

With the exception of "The Fenton Child," an eerie tale set in postwar Montreal, the opposite tales ensue within the Paris Mavis Gallant is familiar with so good. "Across the Bridge," the identify tale, starts with the narrator's mom throwing her reluctant daughter's marriage ceremony invites into the Seine. "I watched the envelopes fall in a sluggish bathe and land at the darkish water and go with the flow aside. Strangers leaned at the parapet and stared, too, yet not anyone spoke."

This is a wonderful choice of tales through a author on the most sensible of her form.

From the Hardcover edition.

Show description

Download E-books The Case Against Satan (Penguin Classics) PDF

By Ray Russell

Before The Exorcist and Rosemary’s Baby, there has been The Case opposed to Satan
By the 20 th century, the exorcism had all yet vanished, burnt up by means of sleek technological know-how and psychology. yet Ray Russell—praised via Stephen King and Guillermo del Toro as a cosmopolitan practitioner of Gothic fiction—resurrected the ritual together with his vintage 1962 horror novel, The Case Against Satan, giving new upward push to the exorcism on web page, display, or even in genuine life.

Teenager Susan Garth was once “a clean-talking candy little lady” of highschool age sooner than she begun having “fits”—a surprising aversion to church buildings and a newfound fondness for vulgarity. Then one evening, she strips in entrance of the parish priest and sinks her nails into his throat. If no longer insanity, then the reply has to be demonic ownership. to conquer the satan, Bishop Crimmings recruits Father Gregory Sargent, a more youthful priest with a flavor for contemporary principles and brandy. As the 2 males struggle not only the darkness tormenting Susan but additionally each other, a soul-chilling revelation lurks within the shadows—one that is aware that the darkest evil is going by means of many names.

For greater than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the top writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the easiest works all through heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts superior by means of introductions and notes through amazing students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations through award-winning translators.

Show description

Download E-books Where We Live and Die PDF

By Brian Keene

The muses are monsters. With them, we are living and die.

Since his earliest tales, Brian Keene has deconstructed the mystique of the writing existence. Isolation, relationships misplaced, lengthy hours, inconsistent paychecks, heartbreak are all a part of the activity. Keene has unflinchingly laid naked the realities of the full-time author. Where we are living and Die collects Brian Keene's most sensible tales in regards to the writing existence, together with his metafictional ghost tale masterpiece "The woman at the Glider," a glimpse of Adam Senft (from Keene's Dark Hollow


Ghost Walk

) in Hell, and a never-before-printed spoken note poem encapsulating the heritage of the horror style. Where we are living and Die is a masterful assortment by way of a Grandmaster of Horror and a fictional guidebook for the operating writer.

Show description

Download E-books Our Former Lives in Art: Stories PDF

By Jennifer S. Davis

Set opposed to the backdrop of the Deep South, those 9 haunting tales discover substantial themes–authenticity, the relinquishing of adolescence, the attractiveness of desires lost–in a fashion that eventually affirms the act of residing and the worth of human relationships. In “Giving Up the Ghost,” a guy sits beside a deadly vehicle destroy to proportion the final moments of a stranger’s existence. In “Witnessing,” a tender lady befriends her lover’s unwell spouse. In “Rapture,” a housewife’s unforeseen romantic stumble upon in the course of a twister rocks her tidy suburban existence.
How will we develop into who we're? And what makes us love each other? With empathy, wit, and lovely language, Davis blends the true and the alleged to create a kaleidoscope of the human heart.
Praise for Our Former Lives in Art
“Davis creates magnificently conflicted characters with low key stylistic panache.”
Publishers Weekly

“Davis stocks with different southern woman short-story writers, comparable to Flannery O’Connor and Eudora Welty, a feeling of enjoy of the absurdity operating throughout the human condition.”
Booklist (starred overview)

"A paintings of deep emotional resonance and acute mental power"
Holiday Reinhorn, writer of Big Cats

“Jennifer Davis’s tales have a wry sensibility in them, and compassion, a candy perversity, and a feeling of ask yourself approximately simply being alive. Her stories mark the craziness and unhappiness of formative years because it collides necessarily with failed needs, loss, and sexual desire.”
Lynne Tillman, writer of American Genius, A Comedy

"Unusually insightful and gorgeously written, those strong tales exhibit how occasionally the main unforeseen discoveries within the current can light up the prior and alter somebody forever.  Jennifer Davis isn't just an writer to monitor, she's one to read–now."
Cristina Henriquez, writer of Come jointly, Fall Apart

Show description