Selected Tales

Attentive to the historical and political dimensions of these very American tales, this new critical edition selects twenty-four tales and places the most popular - `The Fall of the House of Usher', `The Masque of the Red Death', `The ...

Selected Tales

Since their first publication in the 1830s and 1840s, Edgar Allan Poe's extraordinary Gothic tales have established themselves as classics of horror fiction and have also created many of the conventions which still dominate the genre of detective fiction. Yet, as well as being highly enjoyable, Poe's tales are works of very real intellectual exploration. Abandoning the criteria of characterization and plotting in favour of blurred boundaries between self and other, will and morality, identity and memory, Poe uses the Gothic to question the integrity of human existence. Indeed, Poe is less interested in solving puzzles or in moral retribution than in exposing the misconceptions that make things seem `mysterious' in the first place. Attentive to the historical and political dimensions of these very American tales, this new critical edition selects twenty-four tales and places the most popular - `The Fall of the House of Usher', `The Masque of the Red Death', `The Murders in the Rue Morgue; and `The Purloined Letter' - alongside less well-known travel narratives, metaphysical essays and political satires. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Selected Tales

Attentive to the historical and political dimensions of these very American tales, this new selection places the most popular -- `The Fall of the House of Usher', `The Masque of the Red Death', `The Murders in the Rue Morgue; and `The ...

Selected Tales

Since their first publication in the 1830s and 1840s, Edgar Allan Poe's extraordinary Gothic tales have established themselves as classics of horror fiction and have also created many of the conventions which still dominate the genre of detective fiction. As well as being highly enjoyable, Poe's tales are works of very real intellectual exploration. Attentive to the historical and political dimensions of these very American tales, this new selection places the most popular -- `The Fall of the House of Usher', `The Masque of the Red Death', `The Murders in the Rue Morgue; and `The Purloined Letter' -- alongside less well-known travel narratives, metaphysical essays and political satires.

The Decameron Selected Tales

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The Decameron  Selected Tales

This edition presents 33 of the 100 tales, with at least two from each of the ten days of storytelling. Boccaccio’s general introduction and conclusion to the work are also included, as are the introduction and conclusion to the first day; the reader is thus provided with a real sense of the Decameron’s framing narrative. Extensive explanatory notes are provided, and the volume is prefaced by a concise but wide-ranging introduction to Boccaccio’s life and times, as well as to the Decameron itself. A unique selection of contextual materials concludes the volume.

Selected Tales for Children and Young People

Edgeworth began telling stories while still at school in Derby (a particularly vivid one told of 'an adventurer who had a mask made of the dried skin taken ...

Selected Tales for Children and Young People

Maria Edgeworth was a pioneer of realist children's literature. This critical edition reveals the range of her writing for children, ranging from stories for very young children to tales for young adults, and includes The Purple Jar, The Good Aunt and The Grateful Negro. Annotated with a comprehensive introduction based on original research.

Billy Budd Sailor and Selected Tales

SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY THE definitive biography of Melville up to the publication of MobyDick is Hershel Parker's Herman Melville: A Biography, Volume I, ...

Billy Budd  Sailor and Selected Tales

`Truth uncompromisingly told will always have its ragged edges.' So wrote Melville of Billy Budd, Sailor, among the greatest of his works and, in its richness and ambiguity, among the most problematic. As the critic E. L. Grant Watson writes, `In this short history of the impressment and hanging of a handsome sailor-boy are to be discovered problems as profound as those which puzzle us in the pages of the Gospels.' Outwardly a compelling narrative of events aboard a British man-of-war during the turmoil of the Napoleonic Wars, Billy Budd, Sailor is a nautical recasting of the Fall, a parable of good and evil, a meditation on justice and political governance, and a searching portrait of three extraordinary men. The passion it has aroused in its readers over the years is a measure of how deeply it addresses some of the fundamental questions of experience that every age must reexamine for itself. The selection in this volume represents the best of Melville's shorter fiction, and uses the most authoritative texts. The eight shorter tales included here were composed during Melville's years as a magazine writer in the mid 1850's and establish him, along with Hawthorne and Poe, as the greatest American story writer of his age. Several of the tales - Bartleby the Scrivener, Benito Cereno, The Encantadas, The Paradise of Bachelors and the Tartarus of Maids - are acknowledged masterpieces of their genres. All show Melville a master of irony, point-of-view, and tone whose fables ripple out in nearly endless circles of meaning. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The Pardoner s Prologue and Tale Selected Tales from Chaucer

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The Pardoner s Prologue and Tale  Selected Tales from Chaucer

The classic respected series in a stunning new design. This edition of The Pardoner's Prologue and Tale from the highly-respected Selected Tales series includes the full, complete text in the original Middle English, along with an in-depth introduction by A. C. Spearing, detailed notes and a comprehensive glossary.

The General Prologue to the Canterbury Tales Selected Tales from Chaucer

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The General Prologue to the Canterbury Tales  Selected Tales from Chaucer

The classic respected series in a stunning new design. This edition of The General Prologue to the Canterbury Tales from the highly-respected Selected Tales series includes the full, complete text in the original Middle English, along with an in-depth introduction by James Winny, detailed notes and a comprehensive glossary.

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F. Scott Fitzgerald The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Selected Tales of the Jazz Age Collection Abridged & adapted © Беспалова Н. В., адаптация, ...

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«Загадочная история Бенджамина Баттона» – один из самых известных фантастических рассказов Фрэнсиса Скотта Фицджеральда, которые он называл «сказками века джаза»: человек родился 70-летним и прожил жизнь наоборот, пройдя путь от старика до младенца. О замысле этого необычного произведения автор писал так: «Идея сюжета родилась из замечания Марка Твена о том, как жаль, что лучшая часть жизни проходит ближе к началу, а худшая – ближе к концу. Мой эксперимент всего лишь над одним человеком в самом обычном мире едва ли смог в полной мере воздать должное этой идее».В книгу также вошли рассказы в стиле «сказок века джаза» «Первое мая» и «О, рыжая ведьма!».Текст сокращён и адаптирован. Уровень B1.

Evangeline and Selected Tales and Poems

Evangeline and Selected Tales and Poems

Distinguished poet Horace Gregory has selected thirty-seven of Longfellow's most enduring poems for this edition, the only paperback of Longfellow's poetry in print.

Selected Tales

This edition also includes new further reading and a chronology, with notes and a glossary. Jacob (1785-1863) and Wilhelm (1786-1859) are nowadays simply known as 'the brothers Grimm'.

Selected Tales

Selected Tales contains some of the most timeless and enchanting folk and fairy tales collected by the Brothers Grimm, translated with an introduction by David Luke in Penguin Classics. These folktales collected by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm are among the most memorable stories in European culture - conjuring up a world of spells and bewitchment, outwitted villains and cruel stepmothers, animal bridegrooms and enchanted princesses. Tales such as 'Hansel and Gretel', 'Little Red Cape' and 'The Robber Bridegroom' depict the dangers lurking in dark forests, and others, including 'Briar-Rose' and 'Snow White' show young beauties punished by unforgiving sorceresses. Other tales include 'Thickasathumb', which portrays a childless young couple whose wish for a baby is granted in an unexpected way, while 'The Frog King' tells of a rash promise made by a haughty princess to share her bed with a frog, and a fortune is won in 'The Blue Lamp', when a soldier gains a kingdom with the help of a magic lamp. David Luke's vibrant translation is accompanied by an introduction discussing the key themes of the tales and the literary background of the Brothers Grimm. This edition also includes new further reading and a chronology, with notes and a glossary. Jacob (1785-1863) and Wilhelm (1786-1859) are nowadays simply known as 'the brothers Grimm'. Both brothers were state-appointed librarians in Kassel, and later members of the Academy of Arts and Sciences in Berlin, where Frederick William IV of Prussia had invited them to settle. Two of Germany's greatest scholars, Jacob is regarded as the founder of the scientific study of the German language, and with his brother Wilhelm initiated the Deutsches Wörterbuch, a dictionary of all words in modern High German since 1450. If you enjoyed the Selected Tales of the Brothers Grimm, you might like Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales, also available in Penguin Classics.

Selected Tales

'Daisy Miller', the work that first brought him fame, depicts a bold, unsophisticated American girl abroad, and 'In the Cage' portrays a young telegraphist's romantic fantasies about customers who send telegrams from her post office.

Selected Tales

Throughout his life, Henry James was drawn to the short story form for the freedom and variety it offered. The nineteen stories in this selection span James's career, from brief tales to longer works, all exploring his concerns with the old world and the new, money, fame and art. 'Daisy Miller', the work that first brought him fame, depicts a bold, unsophisticated American girl abroad, and 'In the Cage' portrays a young telegraphist's romantic fantasies about customers who send telegrams from her post office. In 'The Birthplace' a Stratford tour guide embellishes the Shakespeare legend, while in the late masterpiece 'The Jolly Corner', an elderly American returns from Europe and encounters a strange apparition. Haunting, witty and beautifully drawn, James's tales are as complex and resonant as his novels.

Shlomo s Stories

A collection of stories by the late, world-renowned rabbi and folk singer Shlomo Carlebach.

Shlomo s Stories

A collection of stories by the late, world-renowned rabbi and folk singer Shlomo Carlebach.

Selected Tales

'Once upon a time in mid-winter, when the snowflakes were falling from the sky like down, a queen was sitting and sewing at a window ...' The tales gathered by the Grimm brothers are at once familiar, fantastic, homely, and frightening.

Selected Tales

'Once upon a time in mid-winter, when the snowflakes were falling from the sky like down, a queen was sitting and sewing at a window ...' The tales gathered by the Grimm brothers are at once familiar, fantastic, homely, and frightening. They seem to belong to no time, or to some distant feudal age of fairytale imagining. Grand palaces, humble cottages, and the forest full of menace are their settings; and they are peopled by kings and princesses, witches and robbers, millers and golden birds, stepmothers and talking frogs. Regarded from their inception both as uncosy nursery stories and as raw material for the folklorist the tales were in fact compositions, collected from literate tellers and shaped into a distinctive kind of literature. This new translation mirrors the apparent artlessness of the Grimms, and fully represents the range of less well-known fables, morality tales, and comic stories as well as the classic tales. It takes the stories back to their roots in German Romanticism and includes variant stories and tales that were deemed unsuitable for children. In her fascinating introduction, Joyce Crick explores their origins, and their literary evolution at the hands of the Grimms.

World of Hurt Selected Stories

WORLD OF HURT Selected Tales By Thomas Tessier A Macabre Ink Production Macabre Ink is an imprint of Crossroad Press Digital Edition published by Crossroad ...

World of Hurt  Selected Stories

World of Hurt gathers together for the first time twenty eight short stories and novellas by the award-winning, critically acclaimed author of horror and suspense, Thomas Tessier. By turns disturbing, mysterious, harrowing and horrifying, these tales illuminate the darkness swirling on the edge of what is real and what is not -- in both the world around us and in the lives of people caught up in it. Thomas Tessier's novels and stories have defied and pushed beyond genre expectations and norms, and World of Hurt is a milestone collection of his work. Stories included in this collection: In the Desert of Deserts The Vacant Lot Evelyn Grace The Banshee Blanca A Grub Street Tale Ghost Music La Mourante The Infestation at Ralls Infidel The Woman in the Club Car Curing Hitler The Green Menace In Praise of Folly The Ventriloquist Torching the Escalade Food Nocturne Club Saudade For No One Lulu If You See Me, Say Hello In the Sand Hills 10-31-2001 I Remember Me The Dreams of Dr. Ladybank Scramburg, USA Father Panic’s Opera Macabre

Selected Stories

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Selected Stories

A collection of twenty-four short stories and comic sketches by Anton Chekhov

Selected Tales

The restless, alienated spirit of turn-of-the-century Vienna is brilliantly caught in these seven tales - hitherto not readily available together in English translation - by Hugo von Hofmannsthal, one of the major writers of the period and ...

Selected Tales

Haunting early Modernist short fiction from Vienna. The restless, alienated spirit of turn-of-the-century Vienna is brilliantly caught in these seven tales - hitherto not readily available together in English translation - by Hugo von Hofmannsthal, one of the major writers of the period and Richard Strauss's librettist.

Selected Stories of Morley Roberts

But women play a subordinate role in the majority of his stories. ... Asked in 1905 to select a story in the “My Best Story” series for the Christmas ...

Selected Stories of Morley Roberts

In a career spanning over 50 years, Morley Roberts wrote hundreds of short stories and was one of the most successful operators in the Victorian-Edwardian literary marketplace. His remarkable imagination and willingness to experiment resulted in tales of sailors on the high seas, adventurers in the Australian bush, cowboys in the wild west, saloon society in frontier towns, tramps on the railroad, miners in the mountains of British Columbia, farmers on the South African veld, and writers in men’s clubs. Whatever the setting, Roberts evokes the dangers and challenges his characters face. With an eye for detail and an unerring skill in capturing the vernacular of the desperate characters he portrays, Roberts leads the reader into vividly-drawn masculine worlds. Markus Neacey acknowledges Roberts’s special contribution to the British short story by selecting the best examples from his extensive work. This edition includes: Critical introductionExtensive explanatory footnotesAuthor biographySuggestions for further readingSelection of contemporary reviewsExtracts from Roberts's interviews with The IdlerExtracts from Roberts's A Tramp's Note-bookThe full text of Roberts's lecture, The Sea in Fiction

Catawampus Selected Stories

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catawampus: /kat-uh-wom-puh s/: Adj. 1: crooked; out of alignment 2: askew; awry No single word describes this collection of short stories better than the title itself: Catawampus. Told with Brandon Christopher's wry wit, unflinching humor and imaginative style, each story gives us a brief and sudden glimpse into the stranger side of ordinary lives. They beckon us to pull back the veneer of normalcy to dive headfirst into the odd, the eccentric, the heartbreaking, and the hilarious. From funeral crashers and Roman philosophers to feuding landlords and peculiar tea parties, Catawampus is a refreshing and strikingly original fiction collection.

For the Major and Selected Stories

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For the Major and Selected Stories

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