Download Gatsby Girls: Short Stories From The Post by F. Scott Fitzgerald PDF

By F. Scott Fitzgerald

GATSBY ladies - She used to be an impulsive, trendy and carefree Nineteen Twenties girl who embodied the essence of the Gatsby lady -- F. Scott Fitzgerald’s spouse, Zelda. As Fitzgerald stated, "I married the heroine of my stories."

All of the 8 brief tales contained during this assortment have been encouraged by way of Zelda.

Fitzgerald, one of many best writers of yank fiction, came upon early luck as a quick tale author for the main broadly learn journal of the early twentieth century -- the Saturday night submit. Fitzgerald's tales, first released by way of the publish among 1920 and 1922, introduced the Jazz Age and the "flapper" to existence and proven that the United States was once altering quicker than ever prior to. ladies have been bobbing their hair, ingesting and flirting shamelessly, and Fitzgerald introduced those interesting Gatsby women to existence within the pages of the put up.

A foreword by way of Jeff Nilsson, archivist for the submit, provides old context to this excellent, new assortment, that is highlighted by means of an creation written via Fitzgerald himself. each one tale is followed by way of the unique illustrations and the attractive disguise photos from the submit.

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Download Oblivion: Stories by David Foster Wallace PDF

By David Foster Wallace

Within the tales that make up Oblivion, David Foster Wallace joins the rawest, such a lot bare humanity with the limitless involutions of self-consciousness--a mix that's dazzlingly, uniquely his. those are worlds undreamt-of via the other brain. in basic terms David Foster Wallace may possibly exhibit a father's determined loneliness in terms of his son's having a pipe dream via a teacher's homicidal breakdown ("The Soul isn't a Smithy"). Or may discover the private and such a lot hilarious points of creativity via delineating the workplace politics surrounding profile of an artist who produces miniature sculptures in an anatomically unimaginable manner ("The pain Channel"). Or catch the discomfort of love's breakdown within the painfully well mannered apologies of a guy who believes his spouse is hallucinating the sound of his noisily snoring ("Oblivion"). every one of those tales is a whole global, as absolutely imagined as such a lot complete novels, instantaneously preposterously surreal and painfully quick.

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Download Stories by Doris Lessing PDF

By Doris Lessing

This significant assortment includes all of Doris Lessing's brief fiction, except the tales set in Africa, from the start of her profession in the past. Set in London, Paris, the south of France, the English geographical region, those thirty-five tales mirror the subjects that experience consistently characterised Lessing's paintings: the bedrock realities of marriage and different relationships among women and men; the quandary of the person whose very psyche is threatened by way of a society unattuned to its personal most threatening characteristics; the destiny of girls.

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Download Twelve Red Herrings by Jeffrey Archer PDF

By Jeffrey Archer

Jeffrey Archer, the the world over bestselling writer of Honor between Thieves, because the Crow Flies, and Kane & Abel, now serves up this creative new number of a dozen brief tales -- with a twist. Cleverly styled, with richly drawn characters and ingeniously plotted tale strains, all of the twelve items ends with a delightfully unforeseen flip of occasions.
An imprisoned guy is sure that his intended homicide sufferer is particularly a lot alive....A woman driving force is pursued relentlessly by way of a menacing determine in one other vehicle....A younger artist will get the largest holiday of her career....A stressed attractiveness manages definitely the right birthday celebration....An escaped Iraqi on Saddam Hussein's loss of life checklist will pay an involuntary stopover at to his native land. In each one story, humans are given a chance to grab, an important challenge to unravel, or a probability to prevent. How will they react? How could you? Capping off the gathering are extra rewards. within the ultimate tale, Archer deals a decision of 4 endings. And buried in every one tale is one other diversion -- a pink herring which Archer demanding situations his readers to discover.

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Download Sherlock Holmes: Have Yourself a Chaotic Little Christmas by Gwendolyn Frame PDF

By Gwendolyn Frame

It's that point of yr back on Baker road. that point while timber are trimmed, snow is falling, and... Mycroft helps Watson to play out an previous carol? good, take one obsessive Sherlockian and provides her a flood of rules from wildly-imaginative fellow fans... and also you get one wacky creation calendar of Sherlockian brief tales. A picnic in a graveyard, a snowball struggle, a violinist at the roof, a vampire or , Jack the Ripper, Professor Moriarty, and the Baker road Irregulars all mix to make this one unforgettable Christmas assortment.

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Download Dreams of a Robot Dancing Bee by James Tate PDF

By James Tate

James Tate turns out either awed and bemused by means of small-town lifestyles in those forty-four tales choked with legends, flights of fancy, tragedies, and small ruptures in usual lifestyles. His narrators communicate in an idiom that's strange and fully American.

"When he turns to prose, this Pulitzer Prize-winning poet shows an incredibly simple style."—Details

James Tate is the writer of fourteen books of poetry and the recipient of diverse awards: fellowships from the NEA and Guggenheim foundations, the nationwide ebook Award, and the Pulitzer Prize.

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Download Things Will Never Be the Same: A Howard Waldrop Reader: by Howard Waldrop PDF

By Howard Waldrop

16 of the simplest brief tales from the single and purely tradition mashup genius mind of Howard Waldrop. This e-book has one problem:it's now not approximately lengthy adequate. yes, it's chock jam-packed with nice tales by way of the easiest brief fiction author of his new release, glossy classics like "The grotesque Chickens" and "Flying Saucer Rock n Roll" and "Heart of Whitenesse" and lots of extra. examine it because the most sensible tasting menu in literature. do that, then pass get extra. “Highlights comprise "The Lions Are Asleep This Night," a touching trade background of a would-be playwright set in Africa; "French Scenes," during which Francophiles make video clips utilizing pcs; and "Household phrases or the Powers That Be," a story Dickens enthusiasts are certain to love.”—Publishers Weekly

“Waldrop has selected sixteen of his most sensible brief tales and written a brand new afterword to every. The booklet opens with the a number of award-winner "The grotesque Chickens," within which an opportunity comment on a bus leads a tender researcher into backwoods Mississippi to find the true destiny of the dodo. It closes with a story of exchange realities, "The King of Where-I-Go," by some means combining the polio epidemic of the early Fifties, the well-known ESP experiments at Duke, and a man's love for H.G. Wells's The Time computing device. ...The most sensible Waldrops are likely to combine the funny and wistful. What if robot models of Mickey, Donald and Goofy, designed for an enjoyment park, have been the final creatures in the world? What if the Martians landed in Pachuco County, Tex., again within the past due nineteenth century, and a type of narrow Pickens personality used to be the sheriff in command of protecting the peace?”—Michael Dirda, Washington submit publication World

Table of Contents

Introduction
The gruesome Chickens
Flying Saucer Rock and Roll
Heirs of the Perisphere
The Lions Are Asleep This Night
Night of the Cooters
Do Ya, Do Ya, Wanna Dance?
Wild, Wild Horses
French Scenes
Household phrases; or, The Powers-That-Be
The Sawing Boys
Heart of Whitenesse
Mr. Goober’s Show
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The Dynasters
Calling Your Name
King of Where-I-Go

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Download Abel Sanchez and Other Stories by Miguel de Unamuno PDF

By Miguel de Unamuno

Delve into 3 of Spanish thinker Miguel de Unamuno's so much haunting parables.

This crucial Unamuno reader starts off with the full-length novel Abel Sanchez, a contemporary retelling of the tale of Cain and Abel. additionally integrated are outstanding brief tales, The insanity of general practitioner Montarco and San Manuel Bueno, Martyr, that includes quixotic, philosophically existential characters faced by way of the uninteresting pain of modernity.

Translated through Anthony Kerrigan and with an insightful creation by means of Mario J. Valdes

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Download The Delicate Prey by Paul Bowles PDF

By Paul Bowles

'And then in the future a solitary determine seemed, relocating towards them around the dead undeniable from the west.One guy on a camel... '

Paul Bowles's unforgettable brief tales painting humans dealing with adverse environments and the innate savagery of humanity. those 3 unbearably stressful stories from sun-drenched and brutal climes inform of vengeance, abandonment, violence and cruelty loved and suffered, in a surreal realm of horror.

This ebook comprises the fragile Prey, a far off Episode and The round Ruins.

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