Download E-books Strange Wine (The Harlan Ellison Collection) PDF

By Harlan Ellison

From Harlan Ellison, whom the Washington Post regards as a “lyric poet, satirist, explorer of strange mental corners, and purveyor of natural horror and black comedy,” comes Strange Wine. become aware of between those stories the spirits of performed Nazi battle criminals who stroll ny streets; the damned soul of a murderess escaped from hell; gremlins writing the fantasies of a gone‑dry author; and the beautiful Dr. D’arque Angel, who offers her sufferers doses of loss of life. yet much more so, become aware of the readability of voice and braveness of conviction of an writer who feels passionately, who thinks deeply, and who writes like a locomotive barreling via a tornado.

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Download E-books Selected Stories (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics) PDF

By O. Henry

Eighty brief tales through a grasp of the style

O. Henry's comedian eye and targeted, ironic method of life's realities are unrivaled. those stories—about con males and tricksters and "innocent" deceivers, approximately destiny, success, and coincidence—have thrilled generations of readers. Set in big apple and the West, in imperative the USA and the South, they display O. Henry's mastery of speech and position, and spotlight his appreciation of life's quirks.

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

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Download E-books Aesop's Fables PDF

By Aesop

Aesop's Fables is a set of tales credited to Aesop, a slave and storyteller believed to have lived in old Greece among 620 and 564 BCE.

of various origins, the tales linked to Aesop's identify have descended to fashionable instances via a couple of assets and comprise such favorites as The Fox and the Grapes, The Tortoise and the Hare, The Farmer and the Stork, The North Wind and the solar, The Ant and the Grasshopper and hundreds and hundreds more.

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Download E-books Unpossible and Other Stories PDF

By Daryl Gregory

The quick tales during this first assortment by means of seriously acclaimed author Daryl Gregory run the gamut from technological know-how fiction to modern fable, with a couple of tales that defy effortless type. His characters might be neuroscientists, superhero sidekicks, middle-aged heroes of kid's tales, or fantatics spreading a virus-borne faith, yet they're all convincingly human. • comprises never-before released brief tales • advent through Nancy Kress

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Download E-books The Horror Stories of Robert E. Howard PDF

By Robert E. Howard

Listed below are Howard’s maximum horror stories, all of their unique, definitive models. a few of Howard’s best-known characters–Solomon Kane, Bran Mak Morn, and sailor Steve Costigan between them–roam the forbidding locales of the author’s fevered mind's eye, from the swamps and bayous of the Deep South to the fiend-haunted woods outdoors Paris to distant jungles in Africa.

The assortment contains Howard’s masterpiece “Pigeons from Hell,” which Stephen King calls “one of the best horror tales of [the 20th] century,” a story of 2 tourists who bump into the ruins of a Southern plantation–and into the maw of its deadly mystery. In “Black Canaan” even the simplest warrior has little likelihood of taking down the evil voodoo guy with unholy powers–and none in any respect opposed to his wily mistress, the diabolical excessive Priestess of Damballah. In those and different lavishly illustrated classics, comparable to the revenge nightmare “Worms of the Earth” and “The Cairn at the Headland,” Howard spins stories of unrelenting terror, the legacy of 1 of the world’s nice masters of the macabre.

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Download E-books Folktales from the Japanese Countryside (World Folklore Series) PDF

From certainly one of Japan's most well liked and revered storytellers, this assortment introduces readers to greater than forty wonderous stories from rural Japan―many that experience no longer formerly been noticeable or heard―from animal stories and stories of supernatural beings to tales approximately village characters and clergymen and their apprentices. it is a interesting collection that may pride younger listeners, intrigue older readers, and supply students new insights. heritage at the nation and eastern tradition, notes at the stories, a word list, recipes, video games and crafts, and colour photographs and illustrations improve the gathering. All levels.

As in lots of international locations, storytelling is a respected paintings in Japan, and standard stories were rigorously preserved for hundreds of years. but just a small element of Japan's stories has been shared with English-speaking audiences. From one among Japan's preferred and revered storytellers, this assortment introduces readers to greater than forty wondrous stories from rural Japan―stories that experience now not formerly been noticeable or heard―from animal stories and stories of supernatural beings to tales approximately village characters and clergymen and their apprentices.

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Download E-books Self Portraits: Fictions PDF

By Frederic Tuten

“An awesome, glittering, sparkling, Proustian, Conradian, Borgesian, diamond-faceted, language-studded, myth-drowned Dream!”―Cynthia Ozick

those mysterious, interrelated tales create a portrait of the author’s lifestyles, either actual and imagined, as he seems in each one story variously as hero, bystander, artist, and ghost, yielding a fascinating autobiography of the imagination.

fable and fact collide because the book’s critical characters―two lovers―meet, half, and reunite, many times, at varied levels in existence and in landscapes either regular and unique. demise looks as a genial waiter in a café throughout from the Metropolitan Museum of artwork; speaking circus elephants console a ringmaster for his unrequited love; a tender boy barters with pirates for his grandmother’s soul; and as a fridge starts off spilling mini-glaciers right into a couple’s East Village house, a voyage to Antarctica commences on an icy schooner awaiting them in Tompkins sq. Park.

Love, and its secret, is on the middle of those self pictures, yet love additionally for artwork, for event, and for the eagerness of being alive.

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