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- Autor: Nikolai Gogol
- Editor: Everyman's Library
- Data de publicação: 2008-10-07
- ISBN: 0307269698
- Número de páginas: 472 pages
- Tag: collected, tales
Collected here are Gogol’s finest tales—stories that combine the wide-eyed, credulous imagination of the peasant with the sardonic social criticism of the city dweller—allowing readers to experience anew the unmistakable genius of a writer who paved the way for Dostoevsky and Kafka. All of Gogol’s most memorable creations are here: the minor official who misplaces his nose, the downtrodden clerk whose life is changed by the acquisition of a splendid new overcoat, the wily madman who becomes convinced that a dog can tell him everything he needs to know. The wholly unique blend of the mundane and the supernatural that Gogol crafted established his reputation as one of the most daring and inventive writers of his time.
From the acclaimed translators of War and Peace, Crime and Punishment, and The Brothers Karamazov, a brilliant translation of Nikolai Gogol’s short fiction.
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- Autor: Edgar Allan Poe
- Editor: Wordsworth Editions
- Data de publicação: 2004-09-05
- ISBN: 184022052X
- Número de páginas: 1040 pages
- Tag: collected, tales, poems, edgar, allan
In 1836 he married his cousin Virginia but despite his prolific activities - journalism, poetry, lecturing, short stories, publishing, criticism and experimentation with fictional genres, including the detective novel which he virtually invented with the publication of 'The Murders in the Rue Morgue' (1841) - he received scant recognition for his efforts until the publication of 'The Raven' in 1845. The poem's instant popularity gave him a new visibility in literary circles, but his personal situation remained desperate: poverty, illness, drink, and the physical decline and ultimate death of Virginia in 1847 led to his untimely and premature decline. In 1849 he was found sick, injured and semi-conscious in a Baltimore tavern. Taken to hospital, he lingered on for four days, but never recovered and on October 7th Edgar Allan Poe died at the age of 40.
He was one of the most original writers in the history of American letters - a genius who, thanks to his dire reputation, was tragically misunderstood during his lifetime. It was not until Baudelaire enthusiastically translated his work that he found a wider audience in Europe, and became not only an enormous influence on modern French literature but also on the acclaimed work of writers such as Dostoevsky, Conan Doyle and Jules Verne.
The Second Collected Tales of Bauchelain & Korbal Broach: Three Short Novels of the Malazan Empire seleção on-line livro
- Autor: Steven Erikson
- Editor: Transworld Digital
- Data de publicação: 2018-09-20
- Número de páginas: 400 pages
- Tag: second, collected, tales, bauchelain, korbal, broach, three, short, novels, malazan, empire
The necromancers Bauchelain and Korbal Broach - reapers of the souls of the living, devourers of hope and modest personifications of evil - have a lot to answer for
And answer they will.
But first they must lie, murder and cheat their way through three more escapades in some of the more deprived fringes and impoverished communities of the Malazan Empire. Much to the shame of their long-suffering general factotum, Emancipoor Reese . . .
Here then - for readers' delectation and entertainment - are those escapades, namely the novellas The Crack'd Pot Trail, The Wurms of Blearmouth and The Fiends of Nightmaria . . .
The Tales of Mother Goose As First Collected by Charles Perrault in 1696 (English Edition) seleção on-line livro
- Autor: Charles Perrault
- Data de publicação: 2011-03-30
- Número de páginas: 68 pages
- Tag: tales, mother, goose, first, collected, charles, perrault, english, edition
The Collected Tales: Volume One (The Collected Tales of R.W. Webb Book 1) (English Edition) seleção on-line livro
- Autor: R.W. Webb
- Editor: Rooster Press
- Data de publicação: 2012-08-29
- Número de páginas: 306 pages
- Tag: collected, tales, volume, collected, tales, english, edition
The Night Walker
Up The Gump Stump
The Two O'Clock
A Visitor In Valhalla
Some Time **(previously unreleased)
Trubba-Trubba **(previously unreleased)
You owe it to yourself to own this impeccable collection of short fiction from one of America's most twisted imaginations.
What Readers Are Saying:
"Webb told a complete story, yet left room for the reader's imagination to go to work to fill in some of the lightly marked places and to decide for themselves exactly where the ride would end."
"With the use of Webb's phenomenal vivid imagery it was as if I watching these stories play out on a screen. These stories were filled with wonder, surprise and humor." -- The Two O'Clock
"I've never read a story quite like this. I am so totally in love with this author. It was as if Stephen King, William Faulkner and Flannery O'Connor all got together and gave birth to one really weird child. That child is named Ward Webb." -- Southern Gothic
"Ward Webb uses his magic to capture his readers and draw them into a story and leave them wanting more...If you are looking for an author who awakens your imagination with the written word, then look no further." -- A Visitor In Valhalla
"It was so vivid I yelled at the characters ... then realized what I'd just done." -- Patience
"I was on the second page when I stopped and returned to purchase everything Webb wrote. His gift at documenting the human condition, painting a scene and keeping you engrossed is something you seldom come across in 2012. Highly recommended!" -- Up The Gump Stump
Goddesses: Mysteries of the Feminine Divine (The Collected Works of Joseph Campbell Book 6) (English Edition) seleção on-line livro
- Autor: Joseph Campbell
- Editor: Joseph Campbell Foundation
- Data de publicação: 2018-09-11
- Número de páginas: 391 pages
- Tag: goddesses, mysteries, feminine, divine, collected, works, joseph, campbell, english, edition
Explore the mysteries of the feminine divineJoseph Campbell brought mythology to a mass audience. His bestselling books, including The Power of Myth and The Hero with a Thousand Faces, are the rare blockbusters that are also scholarly classics.
While Campbell’s work reached wide and deep as he covered the world’s great mythological traditions, he never wrote a book on goddesses in world mythology. He did, however, have much to say on the subject. Between 1972 and 1986 he gave over twenty lectures and workshops on goddesses, exploring the figures, functions, symbols, and themes of the feminine divine, following them through their transformations across cultures and epochs.
In this provocative volume, editor Safron Rossi—a goddess studies scholar, professor of mythology, and curator of collections at Opus Archives, which holds the Joseph Campbell archival manuscript collection and personal library—collects these lectures for the first time. In them, Campbell traces the evolution of the feminine divine from one Great Goddess to many, from Neolithic Old Europe to the Renaissance. He sheds new light on classical motifs and reveals how the feminine divine symbolizes the archetypal energies of transformation, initiation, and inspiration.
A Rival from the Grave: The Complete Tales of Jules de Grandin, Volume Four: 4 seleção on-line livro
- Autor: Seabury Quinn
- Editor: Night Shade Books
- Data de publicação: 2018-09-25
- ISBN: 1597809683
- Número de páginas: 480 pages
- Tag: rival, grave, complete, tales, jules, grandin, volume
Today the names of H. P. Lovecraft, Robert E. Howard, August Derleth, and Clark Ashton Smith, all regular contributors to the pulp magazine Weird Tales during the first half of the twentieth century, are recognizable even to casual readers of the bizarre and fantastic. And yet despite being more popular than them all during the golden era of genre pulp fiction, there is another author whose name and work have fallen into obscurity: Seabury Quinn.
Quinn’s short stories were featured in well more than half of Weird Tales’s original publication run. His most famous character, the supernatural French detective Dr. Jules de Grandin, investigated cases involving monsters, devil worshippers, serial killers, and spirits from beyond the grave, often set in the small town of Harrisonville, New Jersey. In de Grandin there are familiar shades of both Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes and Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot, and alongside his assistant, Dr. Samuel Trowbridge, de Grandin’s knack for solving mysteries―and his outbursts of peculiar French-isms (grand Dieu!)―captivated readers for nearly three decades.
Collected for the first time in trade editions, The Complete Tales of Jules de Grandin, edited by George Vanderburgh, presents all ninety-three published works featuring the supernatural detective. Presented in chronological order over five volumes, this is the definitive collection of an iconic pulp hero.
The fourth volume, A Rival from the Grave, will include all the stories from “The Chosen of Vishnu” (1933) to “Incense of Abomination” (1938), as well as an introduction by George Vanderburgh and Robert Weinberg and a foreword by Mike Ashley.
- Autor: Jackie Pryce
- Data de publicação: 2014-07-01
- Número de páginas: 83 pages
- Tag: collected, tales, english, edition
‘Tea Break Tales’ is a collection of four short stories:
‘A Clean Sweep’ – Carol and Natalie meet up in the supermarket a year after they were both made redundant from their jobs and find that their fortunes are now very different.
‘Schrödinger’s Cat’ – a woman spends a long night alone before an appointment that could change her life.
‘Educating Deefa’ – Amy’s unruly red setter sets her on the path to romance.
‘Great-Aunt Julia’s Journal’ – Miranda discovers a family secret, one that involves her beloved late father, by reading through the entries in a very personal diary.
‘Coffee Time Tales’ is a collection of five short stories:
Coming Home – a young woman battles to get out of the woods and back into the company of those who love her.
‘The Voice’ – the little voice inside Lisa’s head seems determined to keep her safe from harm.
‘Stop, Thief!’ –a kleptomaniac forms an odd alliance with the woman who exposes her as a thief.
‘The Final Farewell’ – a group of spirits face up to the fact that they have to move on from their home of many years.
‘The Pregnancy Chair’ – an office chair seems to have consequences for everyone who sits in it for any length of time; everyone except for Emma.
By turns heart-warming and thought-provoking, these bite-sized pieces of fiction are perfect for when you want to enjoy a complete story in one sitting.
The collection is completed by ‘Seize The Day’, the heart-warming novelette-length story of Val, a single mother trying to balance her own hopes and dreams with the demands of her family and friends.
Abandoned by Tommy, her childhood sweetheart, she has learned to cope with the trials of life and to provide for her family while striving to bring them up with the right values.
Val is content with her lot but for one thing: she's lonely. Her best friend Trish keeps telling her that she must seize the day, and Val eventually realises that if she's to have a chance at happiness, she must do exactly that. She's afraid, but she's faced her fears before … can she conquer them again? And what will happen if she dares to make a bid for happiness?
- Autor: Shamus Sherwood
- Data de publicação: 2011-10-09
- Número de páginas: 170 pages
- Tag: collected, tales, english, edition
- Autor: Nikolai Vasil'evich Gogol
- Editor: Vintage
- Data de publicação: 1999-06-29
- ISBN: 9780375706158
- Número de páginas: 464 pages
- Tag: collected, tales, nikolai, gogol
More than a century and a half later, Nikolai Gogol's stories continue to delight readers the world over. Now a stunning new translation--from an award-winning team of translators--presents these stories in all their inventive, exuberant glory to English-speaking readers. For the first time, the best of Gogol's short fiction is brought together in a single volume: from the colorful Ukrainian tales that led some critics to call him "the Russian Dickens" to the Petersburg stories, with their black humor and wonderfully demented attitude toward the powers that be. All of Gogol's most memorable creations are here: the minor official who misplaces his nose, the downtrodden clerk whose life is changed by the acquisition of a splendid new overcoat, the wily madman who becomes convinced that a dog can tell him everything he needs to know.
These fantastic, comic, utterly Russian characters have dazzled generations of readers and had a profound influence on writers such as Dostoevsky and Nabokov. Now they are brilliantly rendered in the first new translation in twenty-five years--one that is destined to become the definitive edition of Gogol's most important stories.