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Everyone has the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. When one or more of those rights are taken away, someone has to pay.

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Pulsing to the rhythm of motherly devotion, these tales will break your heart, make you laugh out loud, and keep you on the edge of your chair from beginning to end.

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Playwright, poet, essayist, flamboyant man-­about-­town, Oscar Wilde pack an astonishing amount of work, genius, and controversy into two short decades, producing masterworks in every literary genre. This selection includes almost all of his short stories, including "The Canterville Ghost,­" "The Fisherman and his Soul,­" and "The Remarkable Rocket.­" Alongside THE MODEL MILLIONAIRE, Harper Perennial will publish the short fiction of Fyodor Dostoevsky, Herman Melville, Willa Cather, Leo Tolstoy, and Stephen Crane to be packaged in a beautifully designed, boldly colorful boxset in the aim to attract contemporary fans of short fiction to these revered masters of the form. Also, in each of these selections will appear a story from one of the new collections being published in the "Summer of the Short Story.­" A story from Simon Van Booy's forthcoming collection, LOVE BEGINS IN WINTER, will be printed at the back of this volume.

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Lost Face and Other Stories

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Трагикомическая ситуация повести Александра Вельтмана «Неистовый Роланд» сразу же напомнит читателю сюжет гоголевского «Ревизора». Вельтман строит рассказ, стараясь придать ситуации возможную достоверность. И внешний вид, и речи находящегося в бреду актера Зарецкого убеждают чиновников, что перед ними важная персона, скорее всего – генерал-­губернатор. Тут и открывается вся отвратительная неприглядность жизни провинциального города – казнокрадство, беззаконие, невежество, дикая грубость. И стоило антрепренеру узнать бедного актера, как на Зарецкого обрушивается гнев местного общества во главе с городничим.

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Die Serie "Meisterwerke der Literatur" beinhaltet die Klassiker der deutschen und weltweiten Literatur in einer einzigartigen Sammlung für Ihren eBook Reader. Lesen Sie die besten Werke großer Schriftsteller,­Poeten, Autoren und Philosophen auf Ihrem Reader. Dieses Werk bietet zusätzlich * Eine Biografie/Bibliografie des Autors. Die Serapionsbrüder nannte E.­T.­A. Hoffmann zusammenfassend eine Sammlung seiner zwischen 1819-­1821 entstandenen Novellen. In einer fiktiven Rahmenhandlung beschreibt er die Treffen einer Handvoll Freunde am Tag des Heiligen Serapion. Bei diesen Treffen erzählen die künstlerisch interessierten Freunde einander Geschichten (die Novellen Hoffmanns) und beurteilen diese gegenseitig. (aus wikipedia.­de)

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Craving some classic action-­adventure tales? Dive into The King's Stratagem and Other Stories from acclaimed British author Stanley J. Weyman. Known for inserting strong historical elements into his fiction, Weyman was one of the most popular action-­adventure writers of his era. These fast-­paced tales are sure to please even the most discerning fans of the genre.

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Krótkie i długie. O kobietach, mężczyznach, śmierci, przyjaźni. Każde inne. O miłości, pasji, walce i przeznaczeniu. Historie, które wszystko dzieli ale łączy koniec.­Co się stało w kawiarni pod szkołą filmową? Dlaczego pewien ojciec wspominając szkołę nie powiedział całej prawdy? Jak to możliwe, że serce może bić po śmierci? Co się stało zanim pilot samolotu Ił-­62 Tadeusz Kościuszko 9. Maja 1987 roku nadał komunikat radiowy „Do widzenia! Cześć! Giniemy!­”.­Czy to prawda, że samobójcy pozostają po śmierci z żywymi? I dlaczego bywa, że wysoko nad ziemią czasem milczy radio…Zbiór zawiera nagrodzone pierwszym miejscem w konkursie literackim „Mój Belfer” zorganizowanym przez Nauczycielski Klub Literacki przy Zarządzie Okręgu Opolskiego ZNP opowiadanie pt. „Tak jest, kapitanie!­Do widzeniaCzwarty dzień grudniaJej ostatnie samobójstwoJak słychać?­Tak jest, kapitanie!­Syndrom złamanych sercOchroniarzPół godziny Tadeusza KościuszkiPierwszy krok w niebo

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From the creative and well-­seasoned imagination of author, Ron Corcoran, comes the second volume in the Almost True Christmas Stories series. If you like colorful characters in fun-­filled stories that are close-­to-­true, mostly-­but not-­quite-­true, or darned-­near totally This second Volume is another collection of memorable holiday-­season adventures that inform, enlighten and entertain young and young-­at-­heart readers about what life was once like a hundred-­and-­forty years ago and what life could be like in the animal kingdom today. The author, a fun guy himself, intends his tales to challenge the imaginations of his readers with seemingly simple scenarios (some true) that lead to more challenging and engaging situations replete with unexpected complications. For example, learn what it was in the mid-­1800s that made lumberjacks’ pants “want to get up and dance.­” Or what’s the easiest way to make lunch out of an anthill?

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American writer Stephen Crane is best known for his classic depiction of the American Civil War in his novel "The Red Badge of Courage". It is the story of a 19-­year-­old boy named Henry Fleming who struggles to overcome his fear in battle. "The Red Badge of Courage" is widely regarded for its realistic depiction of a young man in battle and of the true meaning of courage. In addition to this classic novel several other of Crane's more popular shorter works have been added. These stories include the following: "The Veteran", "The Open Boat", "The Bride comes to Yellow Sky", "The Blue Hotel", "A Self-­Made Man", "A Mystery of Heroism", "A Gray Sleeve", "Three Miraculous Soldiers", "The Little Regiment", "An Indiana Campaign", and "An Episode of War".

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