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As a young man in the summer of 1897, Jack London joined the Klondike gold rush. From that seminal experience emerged these gripping, inimitable wilderness tales, which have endured as some of London’s best and most defining work. With remarkable insight and unflinching realism, London describes the punishing adversity that awaited men in the brutal, frozen expanses of the Yukon, and the extreme tactics these adventurers and travelers adopted to survive. As Van Wyck Brooks observed, “One felt that the stories had been somehow lived–that they were not merely observed–that the author was not telling tales but telling his life.­”This edition is unique to the Modern Library, featuring twenty-­three carefully chosen stories from London’s three collected Northland volumes and his later Klondike tales. It also includes two maps of the region, and notes on the text.­From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Ghosts, vampires, zombies, not entirely sane scientists, witches, robots, and men on the moon. A collection of short stories -- fantasy, horror, science fiction, and more -- some previously published and some not, some serious and some whimsical. Suitable reading for all adult varieties of Earthmen and other aliens.

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Stories That Uplift and Inspire is an anthology of Christian short stories designed to encourage and entertain readers. Some stories deal with serious issues such as addictions, recovery and codependency. Others depict the pain involved in life events as giving up a child for adoption, racial prejudice and not knowing a biological parent, while the story “And Mama Never Found Out” is humorous.

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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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