Category: Short Stories Anthologies

Download The Wall (New Directions Paperbook) by Jean-Paul Sartre PDF

By Jean-Paul Sartre

Considered one of Sartre’s maximum existentialist works of fiction, The Wall comprises the one 5 brief tales he ever wrote. Set through the Spanish Civil conflict, the identify tale crystallizes the recognized philosopher’s existentialism.'The Wall', the lead tale during this assortment, introduces 3 political prisoners at the evening sooner than their execution. in the course of the gaze of an neutral doctor—seemingly there for the men's solace—their psychological descent is charted in beautiful, frequently harrowing element. and because the morning attracts inexorably nearer, the lads pass the mental wall among existence and loss of life, lengthy ahead of the 1st shot earrings out. This incredible image of lifestyles in pain is the best advent to a set of news the place the neurosis of the trendy international is reflected within the lives of the folks that inhabit it . this can be an unexpurgated variation translated from the French through Lloyd Alexander.

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Download Till Human Voices Wake Us by Mark Budz PDF

By Mark Budz

In such groundbreaking novels as Crache and Idolon, Mark Budz demonstrated his acceptance as one in every of technology fiction’s most fun and leading edge writers. Now he surprises us back with an bold new mystery set in 3 realities instantaneously, the place 3 assorted lives hold within the balance….What in case your international have been swiftly working out of tomorrows? And what if the one technique to store the longer term used to be to relive the prior? yet which prior holds the main to survival? That’s the life-and-death query confronted by means of 3 determined humans separated through the prior, current, and destiny yet who proportion a unmarried terrifying fact. A tortured soul, brain-damaged in a bike coincidence, concerns a pirate broadcast out of a van in near-future California. In Depression-era San Francisco an architect with an inoperable mind tumor seeks a paranormal remedy. A post-human area tourist stuck in a cosmic twist of fate searches for the way to reconstruct himself and the longer term. In Mark Budz’s spellbinding narrative, their lives–and deaths–are drawn jointly through a strength much more strong than future.

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Download Ford County: Stories (Limited Edition) by John Grisham PDF

By John Grisham

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Number 1 New York instances bestselling writer John Grisham takes us again to Ford County, Mississippi, the surroundings of his first novel, A Time to Kill. This riveting selection of brief tales good points an unforgettable forged of characters: Wheelchair-bound Inez Graney and her older sons embark on a strange highway journey in the course of the Mississippi Delta to go to Inez’s youngest son, Raymond—on dying row. A hard-drinking, low-grossing divorce attorney bored stiff together with his spouse, his lifestyles, and the legislation plans a drastic get away after an unforeseen mobilephone name. A quiet, unassuming facts collector units out to deliver down a flashy on line casino proprietor along with his ability at blackjack—as payback for the robbery of his spouse. A stalker hunts sufferers in a retirement domestic, a attorney confronts a vengeful adversary from the prior, and a tender guy from a well known kin is pushed off through scandal and fear—but reveals unforeseen redemption at the incorrect aspect of the tracks. frequently hilarious, usually relocating, and constantly unique, this assortment makes it abundantly transparent why John Grisham is our most well-liked storyteller.

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Download The Kreutzer Sonata by Leo Tolstoy, Doris Lessing, Isai Kamen PDF

By Leo Tolstoy, Doris Lessing, Isai Kamen

While Marshal of the the Aristocracy Pozdnyshev suspects his spouse of getting an affair along with her track companion, his jealousy consumes him and drives him to homicide. arguable upon book in 1890, The Kreutzer Sonata illuminates Tolstoy’s then-feverish Christian beliefs, his conflicts with lust and the hypocrisies of nineteenth-century marriage, and his considering at the position of artwork and song in society.

In her creation, Doris Lessing exhibits how appropriate The Kreutzer Sonata is to our knowing of Tolstoy the artist, in addition to to feminism and literature. this contemporary Library Paperback vintage additionally comprises Tolstoy’s Sequel to the Kruetzer Sonata.

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Download Myths and legends of Britain and Ireland by Richard Jones PDF

By Richard Jones

Britain and eire are domestic to millions of religious and mythical websites. From recognized areas of magic and intrigue, resembling Stonehenge and Newgrange Abbey, to vague caves and holy wells, the place fairies live and unexplained phenomena take place, those islands have a wealth of awe-inspiring destinations. Richard Jones has traveled the size and breadth of england and eire, looking for the main mystical websites and areas of secrets and techniques and magic, all of that are open to the general public. He has investigated tales of Arthurian legend tested Druid stones, Roman temples, tombs and quoits and explored parts which are shrouded in fable and the resource of historical legend. Richard then describes those locations of non secular strength intimately and with enthusiasm. He finds the origins of the myths and legends, tells the tales of the enigmatic characters which were concerned with them, and paints an evocative photograph of those non secular areas. This alluring consultant to over a hundred mystical locations is illustrated with a mixture of dramatic, specially-commissioned images. There are maps of every sector and all of the areas coated may be visited via participants of the general public the tackle and speak to numbers of every place is integrated inside every one access.

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Download In an arid land: thirteen stories of Texas by Paul Malone PDF

By Paul Malone

“What I’m approximately to inform came about close to the little city of Alpine, Texas, while i used to be clean out of the provider and had a few cash in my wallet. . . . the item that occurred shouldn’t have occurred and that i want it by no means did. yet there’s no denying it and in a fashion I’ve been at the lam as a result of it ever since.” So starts off the identify tale of In an Arid Land, a set that depicts episodes within the lives of normal humans dealing with actual difficulties. testomony to the demanding situations of daily life, the tales frequently revolve round tragic turning points—the lack of a friend, divorce, retirement, or the trials of growing to be up and outdated. Malone’s characters are, certainly, frequently at the lam.

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Download Thieves' World: Enemies of Fortune by Steven Brust, C. J. Cherryh, Andrew Offutt, Visit Amazon's PDF

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Empires upward thrust and fall, yet Sanctuary lives on.Sanctuary, a lawless urban ruled via evil forces, strong magic, and political intrigue the place survival is an unforeseen bonus.A contemporary hurricane has left a boat choked with unique shipment and arcane secrets and techniques wrecked off the shore of Sanctuary during this moment of a brand new sequence of shared international anthologies. Thieves' international: Enemies of Fortune keeps the tale with stories of necromancers and assassins, urchins and knaves, and naturally, thieves. This unforeseen booty results in boons and curses for the world-weary citizens … in addition to the standard energy fight between factions wishing to take lethal virtue at any new flip of events.All new tales by way of Lynn Abbey, Stephen Brust, C.J.Cherryh, Jeff Grubb, Mickey Zucker Reichert, Dennis McKiernan, Andrew Offutt, Robin Wayne Bailey, Diana Paxson, Jody Lynn Nye, Selina Rosen, and Jane Fancher.

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