Collected Shorter Fiction Volume I

Author: Leo Tolstoy
Editor: Everyman's Library
ISBN: 0307806650
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Written over a period of more than half a century, Leo Tolstoy’s stories reflect every aspect of his art and personality. They cover his experiences as a soldier in the Caucasus, his married life, his passionate interest in the peasantry, his cult of truth and simplicity, and his growing preoccupation with religion. The stories in Volume 1 of the Collected Shorter Fiction date from the period in which the young Tolstoy wrote Anna Karenina and War and Peace. Ranging from brief, masterfully sketches of military life such as “The Wood-Felling” to novellas like Family Happiness, an uneasy imagining of the idyllic possibilities of marriage by the not-yet-married writer, all feature Tolstoy’s characteristically lavish deployment of detail, shrewd observation, and imaginative power. Translated by Louise and Aylmer Maude

Collected Shorter Fiction

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Editor: Everyman's Library
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Collects Tolstoy's shorter fiction, offering insight into his life as a soldier, married life, interest in peasantry, belief in truth and simplicity, and interest in religion.

Collected Shorter Fiction Volume Ii

Author: Leo Tolstoy
Editor: Everyman's Library
ISBN: 0307819914
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Ranging in scope from lengthy novellas to fables and folktales only a few pages long, Leo Tolstoy’s short fiction provides a marvelous opportunity to become closely acquainted with Russia’s great novelist. Volume 2 of the Collected Shorter Fiction reveals how Tolstoy’s growing spiritual preoccupations flowered into a series of extraordinary late masterpieces that equal anything in the earlier novels for intensity and power. Readers of The Death of Iván Ilých, The Kreutzer Sonata, Father Sergius, Master and Man, and Hadji Murád will recognize the brilliant novelist now transfigured by his passionate quest for salvation and forgiveness. Aylmer and Louise Maude’s classic translations are supplemented by new translations by Nigel J. Cooper of six stories, including two that have never before appeared in English.

Leo Tolstoy Collected Shorter Fiction

Author: Leo Tolstoy
Editor: Everyman Publishers
ISBN: 9781857152432
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Written over a period of more than half a century, Tolstoy's enchanting short stories and novellas reflect every aspect of his developing art and outlook. Volume 1 of the Everyman Collected Shorter Fiction is dominated by the characteristic experiences of his early life as soldier, land-owner, husband and father, the life which shaped Anna Karenina and War and Peace. It also includes several short fables which point to his later preoccupation with the religious life. Volume 2 reveals how these spiritual intimations flowered into a series of extraordinary late masterpieces which equal anything in the earlier novels for intensity and power. Readers of The Death of Ivan Ilych, The Kreutzer Sonata, Father Sergius, Master and Man and Hadji Murad will recognize the brilliant younger novelist, now transfigured by his passionate quest for salvation and forgiveness.

Collected Shorter Fiction Of Joseph Roth

Author: Joseph Roth
Editor: Granta Books (Uk)
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Roth's prose is quick, lucid and ironic; his fictions read like realist fables. Granta here presents his stories and novellas in new translations by the poet Michael Hofman.

A Blink Of The Screen

Author: Terry Pratchett
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1409043991
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In the four decades since his first book appeared in print, Terry Pratchett has become one of the world’s best-selling and best-loved authors. Here for the first time are his short stories and other short form fiction collected into one volume. A Blink of the Screen charts the course of Pratchett’s long writing career: from his schooldays through to his first writing job on the Bucks Free Press,; to the origins of his debut novel, The Carpet People; and on again to the dizzy mastery of the phenomenally successful Discworld series. Here are characters both familiar and yet to be discovered; abandoned worlds and others still expanding; adventure, chickens, death, disco and, actually, some quite disturbing ideas about Christmas,all of it shot through with his inimitable brand of humour. With an introduction by Booker Prize-winning author A.S. Byatt, illustrations by the late Josh Kirby and drawings by the author himself, this is a book to treasure.

The Gods Perspire

Author: Ken Rand
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ISBN: 9780978907891
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Rand pens a second volume of a massive collection of short stories. He has been described by "Locus Magazine" as a master of SF, fantasy, horror, and weirdness.

Complete Shorter Fiction

Author: Herman Melville
Editor: Everyman's Library
ISBN: 0375400680
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Gathers all of Melville's short stories and novellas, including "Billy Budd, Sailor," "Bartleby, the Scrivener," and "Benito Cereno"

Collected Short Fiction

Author: Roger F. Kennedy
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 145688669X
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The Collected Short Fiction of Roger F. Kennedy now appears in a two book set – Volumes 1 and 2 Volume 1 comprises 27 newly edited stories from The Windup Man and Lauri with an i. Volume 2 includes 24 newly edited stories from The Three of us and Mirror Image. Kennedy’s ironic imagination and wit shine through with fast-moving plot lines and dead-on dialogue in the time-honored tradition of pulp fiction.

Collected Short Fiction 1892 1912

Author: Willa Cather
Editor: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803207707
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Over forty short stories survey the initial years of discovery and artistic development of the beloved American author

Willa Cather S Collected Short Fiction

Author: Willa Cather
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The Man Who Made Models

Author: R. A. Lafferty
Editor: Centipede Press
ISBN: 9781613470466
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The first in a series of collected short fiction of science fiction great R.A. Lafferty.

Ernest Dowson

Author: Ernest Christopher Dowson
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781902459257
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"Ernest Christopher Dowson (1867-1900) is best known as the author of a number of exquisite lyrics which epitomize the mood and style of the English 1890s - verses like ""Cynara"" and ""They are not long"". Yet Arthur Symons was only repeating what Dowson ofte"

Collected Short Fiction

Author: Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul
Editor: Everyman's Library
ISBN: 0307594025
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Offers insight into the author's range and creative process, in a treasury that includes pieces from such classics as "Miguel Street" and "In a Free State."

The Collected Short Fiction Of C J Cherryh

Author: C. J. Cherryh
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101666463
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All of C.J. Cherryh's award-winning short fiction, collected in one volume for the first time... “It’s rare that I’m not working on a novel. Short stories often happen between novels. Consequently my output is fairly small. But I love the tale-telling concept, the notion that I can spin a yarn, rather than construct something architectural and precise.” So writes triple Hugo Award-winning author C.J. Cherryh in the introduction to this book, the first comprehensive collection of her independent short fiction. For though Cherryh is primarily known for her novels, it’s clear both from the more than two dozen brilliant and varied stories collected here, as well as her commentaries about them, that she loves the short forms and truly enjoys her forays into them. We welcome you to join the realms of C. J. Cherryh’s imagination, where you’ll visit: “Cassandra”—the Hugo Award-winning tale of a woman cursed with a unique, prophetic madness. “Threads of Time”—an unforgettable reminder that when you play tricks in time, Time itself may play the greatest trick on you. Sunfall—in which six mighty Earth cities laden with the grandeur of history confront their fates in the far future light of our own dying sun. And many other magical, alien, and future worlds, in a volume that incorporates all C. J. Cherryh’s previous, long-unavailable collections, individual short stories that have never been compiled before, and a never-before-published novella written specifically for this book. Board this spaceship where your tour guide is one of the most gifted and brilliant science fiction and fantasy writers, and embark on a journey fueled by the imagination of the incomparable C. J. Cherryh.

Willa Cather S Collected Short Fiction

Author: Willa Cather
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The Collected Short Stories Of Louis L Amour

Author: Louis L'Amour
Editor: Bantam
ISBN:
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Presents a collection of tales of danger, hardship, and adventure in the Old West.

The Collected Short Fiction Of Bruce Jay Friedman

Author: Bruce Jay Friedman
Editor: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
ISBN: 1555847862
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An “irresistible” collection of short fiction by an author who “has been likened to everyone from J. D. Salinger to Woody Allen” (The New York Times Book Review). Hailed by Newsweek as “a bona fide literary event,” The Collected Short Fiction of Bruce Jay Friedman brings together dozens of the New York Times–bestselling author’s greatest stories, which originally appeared in Esquire, The New Yorker, and other magazines. “Readers who feel short stories are too high-flown—too literary, arcane, and serious—will find counterbalance in Friedman, whose stories have uncomplicated structures, obvious gists, intelligible metaphors, and unambiguous endings and come wrapped in humor. This compilation of his output in the short story form between 1953 and 1995 has a thematic arrangement, with categories such as ‘Mother,’ ‘Crazed Youth,’ and ‘Sex.’ Some of the more outstanding pieces are ‘The Subversive,’ about the narrator’s air force buddy whom the narrator believed to be the most all-American guy he ever met until his friend commits a crazed act ‘The Gent,’ concerning a man who succumbs to a seduction by his best friend’s daughter; and ‘The Night Boxing Ended,’ in which ringside heckling goes way out of bounds.” —Booklist “From poignant bildungsroman to sly satire, from wicked comedy to surrealistic farce, this virtuosic collection covers more than four decades’ worth of short stories . . . Friedman explores themes such as loneliness, aging, fear, parenthood and ethnicity, spinning tales in an expertly modulated voice.” —Publishers Weekly “Friedman [is] more interesting than most of Malamud, Roth, and Bellow . . . What makes him more important is that he writes out of the viscera instead of the cerebrum.” —Nelson Algren, The Nation “Pure delight.” —Newsday

Complete Shorter Fiction

Author: Oscar Wilde
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780192833761
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For the first time in one volume, this complete collection of all the short fiction Oscar Wilde published contains such social and literary parodies as "Lord Arthur Savile's Crime" and "The Canterville Ghost;" such well-known fairy tales as "The Happy Prince," "The Young King," and "The Fisherman and his Soul;" an imaginary portrait of the dedicatee of Shakespeare's Sonnets entitled "The Portrait of Mr. W.H.;" and the parables Wilde referred to as "Poems in Prose," including "The Artist," "The House of Judgment," and "The Teacher of Wisdom."