Download E-books The Man Who Would Be King: Selected Stories (Penguin Classics) PDF

Rudyard Kipling is without doubt one of the so much magical storytellers within the English language. This new choice brings jointly the easiest of his brief writings, following the improvement of his paintings over fifty years. They take us from the cruel, merciless, vividly discovered international of the "Indian" tales that made his identify, during the experimental modernism of his center interval to the highly-wrought subtleties of his later items. together with the story of madness and empire, "The guy Who will be King," the high-spirited "The Village that Voted the Earth used to be Flat," the fantasy of youth cruelty and revenge "Baa Baa, Black Sheep," the menacing mental examine "Mary Postgate" and the ambiguous portrayal of grief and mourning in "The Gardener," listed here are tales of criminals, ghosts, femmes fatales, insanity and murder.

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

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Download E-books Blow-Up: And Other Stories PDF

By Julio Cortazar

A tender woman spends her summer season holiday in a rustic residence the place a tiger roams . . . a guy examining a secret reveals out too overdue that he's the murderer's sufferer . . . within the fifteen tales accumulated here—including "Blow-Up," which used to be the foundation for Michelangelo Antonioni's movie of an analogous name—Julio Cortazar explores the boundary the place the standard meets the mysterious, even perhaps the poor.

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Download E-books Carnal Surgery PDF

Post-mortem fetishes, crippled intercourse slaves, a serial killer who retains the fingers of his sufferers, executive conspiracies, lifeless police officers and doomed pornographers. From working room morality performs to a city that serves up piss and cum combined beverages, this can be the unusual and demanding global of Edward Lee. From some of the most infamous, debatable, and severe voices in horror fiction comes a brand new choice of depravity and terror. Carnal surgical procedure collects 11 of Lee's so much wanted stories of intercourse and dismemberment.

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Download E-books Very Short Stories: 300 Bite-Size Works of Fiction PDF

By Sean Hill

CREATIVE FICTION that matches ON A POST-IT yet CAN movement READERS WITH strong stories of affection, lifestyles, loss of life, AND daily LIFE

In this unique assortment, writer Sean Hill has crafted 1000s of enticing tales that conjure a whole novel in exactly a sentence or . occasionally unhappy, frequently funny and continually artistic, those stories contact on a variety of existence stories from romance and family members to dying and sex.

Nana rocked in her outdated wood rocking chair. “Timmy, you might have consistently been my favorite,” she stated. He checked out her. “Nana, I’m Bobby.”

Read your diary, stumbled on your mystery. i assumed I enjoyed you, yet now I’m uncertain. Don’t understand what to do, you glance so human.

Clowning was once Daryl’s occupation, cooking used to be his ardour. Stella suggestion he was once excellent. She cherished to snigger and not realized to prepare dinner.

Alex obtained Sharon a hoop for Valentine’s Day, which she offered to shop for the gun that stopped him from loving her.

In 2009, Sean Hill mixed his love of writing and know-how through growing @VeryShortStory, a Twitter feed the place he interacts along with his readers and stocks his 140-character stories.

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Download E-books Weird Tales, Volume 357 PDF

The 357th factor of strange stories journal is a party of brief fiction, with a variety of significant new tales via Karen Heuler, J. Robert Lennon, Karen Tidbeck, N.K. Jemisin, Peter M. Ball, and Mark Meredith. beneficial properties comprise The Eyrie, misplaced in Lovecraft, and an interview with Caitlin R. Kiernan.

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Download E-books Bears Discover Fire and Other Stories PDF

By Terry Bisson

Bears detect Fire is the 1st brief tale assortment through the main acclaimed technological know-how fiction writer of the last decade, writer of such extraordinary novels as Talking guy and Voyage to the pink Planet. It brings jointly nineteen of Bisson's best works for the 1st time in a single quantity, between them the darkly comedian name tale, which garnered the field's optimum honors, together with the Hugo, Nebula, Theodore Sturgeon, and Locus awards.

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Download E-books The Simple Art of Murder PDF

By Raymond Chandler

Prefaced by means of the recognized Atlantic Monthly essay of an identical identify, during which he argues the virtues of the hard-boiled detective novel, this assortment in general drawn from tales he wrote for the pulps demonstrates Chandler's ingenious, unique facility with the shape.

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Download E-books Not Safe After Dark and Other Stories PDF

By Peter Robinson

Now not secure after darkish includes all of Peter Robinson's brief crime stories, together with 3 tales approximately Inspector Banks, a private-eye tale set in Florida, and different tales of crime and secret. it isn't outstanding that the name tale is an workout in noir suspense, as is the trendy vintage "Innocence," which gained Crime author of Canada's top brief tale Award. This ebook additionally comprises crime/detective tales set some time past, together with one written in particular for this assortment.

Whether he writes natural detective tales or heartbreakingly noir stories, Peter Robinson is a considerate author who's the most effective plotters and stylists within the business.

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Download E-books The Worst Years of Your Life: Stories for the Geeked-Out, Angst-Ridden, Lust-Addled, and Deeply Misunderstood Adolescent in All of Us PDF

By Mark Jude Poirier

A pleasant and terrifying number of twenty brief tales, edited via significantly acclaimed author and novelist Mark Jude Poirier.
Adolescence. thankfully it's over with early and as soon as you've comprehensive procuring remedy, there's nonetheless an opportunity to maneuver on along with your existence.
The Worst Years of Your Life says all of it: angst, melancholy, turning out to be pains, puberty, nasty boys and nastier ladies; those are tales of aaawkwardness and embarassment from a stellar record of participants. nice postmodern classics like John Barth's "Lost within the Funhouse" are paired with more recent choices, corresponding to Stacey Richter's "The attractiveness Treatment" and A.M. Homes's "A actual Doll," during this searing, unforgettable assortment. an ideal e-book for revisiting outdated favorites and getting to know new ones, and the chance to relive the worst years of your lifestyles -- with no need to relive the worst years of your existence.

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Download E-books The Balkan Escape: A Casiopeia Vitt Adventure (Cotton Malone, Book 5.5) PDF

By Steve Berry

Steve Berry's first ever publication specific brief tale reveals an adventurer in a wierd and forbidding land, looking for a protracted misplaced treasure, and intensely a lot in harm's way.

As a choose to enigmatic billionaire Henrik Thorvaldsen, Cassiopeia Vitt treks into Bulgaria's Rila mountains looking for a buried stash of tremendously infrequent artifacts from a bygone civilization: the traditional tomb of a Thracian king. but if her presence is found by means of a shadowy crew of Russians secretly mining the realm, she wishes a manner out. Who to trust turns into the query, and her lifestyles relies on selecting the best option.

Includes a sneak-preview of the Cotton Malone thrillers The Emperor's Tomb and The Columbus Affair.

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