Category: Short Stories

Kahlil Gibran, writer of "The Prophet", is understood during the international because the immortal Prophet of Lebanon and the Savant of his Age. "A Treasury of Kahlil Gibran", which offered over 100000 copies, resulted in a large call for for a sequel quantity. The call for has been met in "A moment Treasury of Kahlil Gibran".

In this impressive quantity Gibran's writing in his cherished mom tongue, Arabic, were translated beautifully into Englis by means of his nice good friend, Anthony Rizeallah Ferris. integrated are 4 nice books: "The damaged Wings", an exquisitely gentle, poetic love tale; "The Voice of the Master", Gibran's striking examine of his lifestyles; "Thoughts and Meditations", containing Gibran's non secular message to the area; and "Kahlil Gibran: A Self Portrait", during which Gibran's greatness is published via his letters.

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By Robert Jordan

Since 1990, whilst Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time® burst at the international with its first ebook, The Eye of the World, readers were expecting the finale of this amazing saga, which has bought over 40 million copies in over thirty languages.

The wait will quickly be over. The fourteenth and ultimate quantity, A reminiscence of sunshine, will be to be had in hardcover and audiobook on January eight, 2013.

However, you could learn the prologue, "By Grace and Banners Fallen," sooner than the book's legit unlock date. The prologue can be on hand in either digital textual content and electronic audio codecs in October 2012.

The Wheel of Time turns, and a while come and pass.
What used to be, what is going to be, and what is,
May but fall below the Shadow.

Let the Dragon experience back at the winds of time.

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By Andrew Lang

It is sort of most unlikely to check what youth will be like with out the mesmerizing international of fairyland. Cinderella, Little pink using Hood, giants and dwarfs, monsters and magicians, fairies and ogres — those are the partners who will thrill younger girls and boys of all lands and all occasions, as Andrew Lang's phenomenally winning collections of news have proved. From the day that they have been first published, the Lang fairy story books of many colours have entertained millions of girls and boys, as they've got additionally introduced excitement to the numerous mom and dad who've learn those unforgettable classics to their children.
The Blue Fairy Book was once the 1st quantity within the sequence and so it comprises the very best identified stories, taken from numerous resources: not just from Grimm, yet interesting adventures by means of Charles Perrault and Madame d'Aulnoy, The Arabian Nights, and different tales from well known traditions. the following in a single beautiful paperbound quantity — with enlarged print — are "Sleeping Beauty," "Rumpelstiltskin," "Beauty and the Beast," "Hansel and Gretel," "Puss in Boots," "Trusty John," "Jack the Giantkiller," "Goldilocks," and lots of different favorites that experience develop into an essential a part of our cultural heritage.
All in all, this assortment comprises 37 tales, all narrated within the transparent, full of life prose for which Lang was once well-known. not just are Lang's normally conceded to be the easiest English models of normal tales, his collections are the richest and widest in diversity. His place as one in all England's most well known folklorists in addition to his first-class literary skills makes his collections unmatchable within the English language.  

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By Craig Davidson

In steel-tipped prose, Craig Davidson conjures a savage international populated by way of combating canines, prizefighters, intercourse addicts, and gamblers. In his identify tale, Davidson introduces an stricken boxer whose hand by no means safely heals after a bone is damaged. The fighter's occupation descends to bouts that experience much less to do with game than with survival: no referee, no principles, now not even gloves. In "A suggest Utility" we input an excellent extra determined area: dogfights the place Rottweilers, pit bulls, and Dobermans struggle one another to the death.

Davidson's tales are small monuments to the telling aspect. The hostility of his fictional universe is tempered by means of the humanity he invests in his characters and by means of his sophisticated and intensely relocating observations in their motivations. He stocks with Chuck Palahniuk the uncanny skill to compel our realization, time and time back, to the main tough subject material.

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By Theodore Sturgeon

Through the winner of the Hugo, the Nebula, and the realm myth existence fulfillment Awards, this most recent quantity unearths Theodore Sturgeon in fantastic shape as he earnings attractiveness for the 1st time as a literary brief tale author. Written among 1957 and 1960, while Sturgeon and his relatives lived in either the United States and Grenada, eventually settling in Woodstock, manhattan, those tales mirror his expanding choice for psychology over ray weapons. tales comparable to "The guy Who informed Lies," "A contact of Strange," and "It Opens the Sky" exhibit impacts as diversified as William Faulkner and John Dos Passos. continuously in contact with the zeitgeist, Sturgeon takes at the Russian Sputnik launches of 1957 with "The guy Who misplaced the Sea," switching the scene to Mars and injecting his trademark mordancy and brilliant wordplay into the lawsuits. those mature tales additionally do not stint at the scares, as "The Graveyard Reader"—one of Boris Karloff's favourite stories—shows. Acclaimed novelist Jonathan Lethem's foreword well summarizes Sturgeon's massive success right here.

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By George Pelecanos

Classic reprints from: Edward P. Jones, George Pelecanos, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Richard Wright, Langston Hughes, James Grady, Julian Mayfield, Marita Golden, Elizabeth Hand, Julian Mazor, Ward simply, Jean Toomer, Roach Brown, Larry Neal, and others.

George Pelecanos is an autonomous movie manufacturer, the recipient of various overseas writing awards, a manufacturer and an Emmy-nominated author of the HBO sequence The Wire, and the writer of fifteen novels set in and round Washington, DC. he's the editor of the best-selling first quantity of D.C. Noir.

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By Courtney Eldridge

In the seven tales and one novella accumulated in Unkempt, Courtney Eldridge supplies existence to characters of fantastic originality. Probing the darker corners of the human psyche, she shows-with a sly and unforeseen feel of humor-the neurotic brain at paintings, the skewed viewpoint of an alcoholic father or mother, the character of sexual conquest, and the dangers of operating in retail. clean, humorous, and candid, Eldridge's writing promises a brand new and wonderful imaginative and prescient of lifestyles.

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By Nadine Gordimer

"You're no longer accountable for your ancestry, are you . . . but when that is so, why have marched below banned slogans, acquired your self overwhelmed up via the police, arrested a few times; plastered partitions with subversive posters . . . The earlier is legitimate purely with regards to even if the current acknowledges it."

In this choice of new tales Nadine Gordimer crosses the frontiers of politics, reminiscence, sexuality, and love with the fearless perception that's the hallmark of her writing. within the name tale a middle-aged educational who were an anti-apartheid activist embarks on an unadmitted pursuit of the chances for his personal racial identification in his great-grandfather's fortune-hunting interlude of dwelling tough on diamond diggings in South Africa, his younger spouse distant in London. "Dreaming of the useless" inspires a lunch in a brand new York chinese language eating place the place Susan Sontag and Edward acknowledged go back in extraordinary new avatars as site visitors within the dream of a loving good friend. The historian in "History" is a parrot who confronts individuals with the scandalizing voice replica of quarrels and clandestine love-talk on which it has eavesdropped."Alternative Endings" considers the best way writers make arbitrary offerings in tips to finish stories―and bargains 3, every one concerning a similar state of affairs, yet with a special answer, arrived at by means of the 3 senses: sight, sound, and smell.

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By Jack Canfield, Amy Newmark

During this e-book of one hundred and one inspirational tales, individuals percentage their own angel stories of religion, miracles, and responded prayers, with a view to amaze and encourage you.

Celestial, otherworldly, heavenly. regardless of the time period, occasionally there is not any earthly cause of what we adventure, and the next energy is obviously at paintings. you may be awed and encouraged via those actual own tales from humans, spiritual and non-religious, approximately desire, therapeutic, and support from angels.

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