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The Complete Short Stories of Saki

The Complete Short Stories of Saki



ISBN: 9781473546356
Year of publication: 2016

Saki THE COMPLETE SHORT STORIES REGINALD Reginald I did it I should have known better. I persuaded Reginald to go to the McKillops garden-party against his will. We all make mistakes occasionally. They know youre here, and theyll think it so funny if you dont go. And I want particularly to be in with Mrs McKillop just now. I know, you want one of her smoke Persian kittens as a prospective wife for Wumples or a husband, is it Reginald has a magnificent scorn for details, other than sartorial. And ...

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A Useless Man

A Useless Man


Sait Faik Abasiyanik

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Year of publication: 2015

Sait Faik Abasiyanik A Useless Man The Samovar Thats the morning call to prayer, my son. Wake up or youll be late for work. Ali had finally found a job. Hed been going to the factory for a week. His mother was happy. She knelt down on her prayer rug and said her prayers. Entering her sons room with the Supreme Being in her heart, and seeing his dream rippling along his smooth face and long, supple form a parade of machines, electric batteries, and light bulbs, a purr of oiled metal and diesel ...

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Flatland - A Romance of Many Dimensions

Flatland - A Romance of Many Dimensions


Edwin A Abbott

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Year of publication: 0

Flatland A romance of many dimensions byEdwin A. Abbott To The Inhabitants of SPACE IN GENERAL And H. C. IN PARTICULAR This Work is Dedicated By a Humble Native of Flatland In the Hope that Even as he was Initiated into the Mysteries Of THREE Dimensions Having been previously conversant With ONLY TWO So the Citizens of that Celestial Region May aspire yet higher and higher To the Secrets of FOUR FIVE OR EVEN SIX Dimensions Thereby contributing To the Enlargement of THE IMAGINATION And the ...

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A Death In The Family

A Death In The Family


James Agee

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Year of publication: 0

James Agee A Death In The Family A NOTE ON THIS BOOK James Agee died suddenly May 16, 1955. This novel, upon which he had been working for many years, is presented here exactly as he wrote it. There has been no re-writing, and nothing has been eliminated except for a few cases of first-draft material which he later re-worked at greater length, and one section of seven-odd pages which the editors were unable satisfactorily to fit into the body of the novel. The ending of A Death in the Family had ...

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Cold Hand in Mine: Strange Stories

Cold Hand in Mine: Strange Stories


Robert Aickman

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Year of publication: 0

COLD HAND IN MINE: Strange Stories by ROBERT AICKMAN For MARY GEORGE and ANN PYM who lent me a beautiful apartment without which this book could in no wise have taken form In the end it is the mystery that lasts and not the explanation. SACHEVERELL SITWELL For Want of the Golden City The Swords Corazn malherido Por cinco espadas FEDERICO GARCIA LORCA My first experience My first experience was far more of a test than anything that has ever happened to me since in that line.Not more agreeable, ...

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Great Circle

Great Circle


Conrad Aiken

ISBN: 9781504011402
Year of publication: 2015

Conrad Aiken Great Circle O frantick, fond, pathetique passion Ist possible such sensuall action Should clip the wings of contemplation O can it be the spirits function, The soule, not subject to dimension, Should be made slave to reprehension Of crafty natures paint Fie can our soule Be underling to such a vile controule JOHN MARSTON: The Scourge of Villanie I Why be in such a hurry, old fool What good is hurry going to do you Wrap yourself in a thick gauze of delay and confusion, like the ...

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Conversation; or, Pilgrims' Progress

Conversation; or, Pilgrims' Progress


Conrad Aiken

ISBN: 9781480420090
Year of publication: 2015

Conrad Aiken Conversation or, Pilgrims Progress I and after many difficulties in boisterous storms, at length, by Gods providence, upon the 9th November following, by break of the day we espied land, which we deemed to be Cape Cod and so afterward it proved. And the appearance of it much comforted us, especially seeing so goodly a land, and wooded to the brink of the sea it caused us to rejoice together, and praise God that had given us once again to see land. And thus we made our course ...

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Leg over Leg: Volumes Three and Four

Leg over Leg: Volumes Three and Four


Ahmad Faris al-Shidyaq

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Year of publication: 2015

Ahmad Faris al-Shidyaq Leg over Leg: Volumes Three and Four LETTER FROM THE GENERAL EDITOR The Library of Arabic Literature series offers Arabic editions and English translations of significant works of Arabic literature, with an emphasis on the seventh to nineteenth centuries. The Library of Arabic Literature thus includes texts from the pre-Islamic era to the cusp of the modern period, and encompasses a wide range of genres, including poetry, poetics, fiction, religion, philosophy, law, ...

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Leg over Leg: Volumes One and Two

Leg over Leg: Volumes One and Two


Ahmad Faris al-Shidyaq

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Year of publication: 2015

Ahmad Faris al-Shidyaq Leg over Leg: Volumes One and Two LETTER FROM THE GENERAL EDITOR The Library of Arabic Literature series offers Arabic editions and English translations of significant works of Arabic literature, with an emphasis on the seventh to nineteenth centuries. The Library of Arabic Literature thus includes texts from the pre-Islamic era to the cusp of the modern period, and encompasses a wide range of genres, including poetry, poetics, fiction, religion, philosophy, law, science, ...

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25 Favorite Children's Books for Middle Readers

25 Favorite Children's Books for Middle Readers


L Frank Baum
Daniel Defoe
Charles Dickens
Kenneth Grahame
Washington Irving
Jack London
Robert Louis Stevenson
Mark Twain
Frances Hodgson Burnett
Jules Verne
Rudyard Kipling
Louisa May Alcott
Johanna Spyri
Jonathan Swift
Johann David Wyss
Anna Sewell
R D Blackmore
Lucy Maude Montgomery
Eleanor H Porter

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Year of publication: 2011

25 Favorite Childrens Books For Middle Readers Table of Contents Robinson Crusoe, by Daniel Defoe 1719 Gullivers Travels, by Jonathan Swift 1726 Swiss Family Robinson, by Johann David Wyss 1813 The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, by Washington Irving 1819 Rip Van Winkle, by Washington Irving 1820 A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens 1843 A Journey to the Centre of the Earth, by Jules Verne 1864 Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott 1868 Little Men, by Louisa May Alcott 1871 The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, ...

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Tevye the Dairyman and Motl the Cantor's Son

Tevye the Dairyman and Motl the Cantor's Son


Sholem Aleichem

ISBN: 9781101022146
Year of publication: 2009

Tevye the Dairyman and Motl the CantorS Son by Sholem Aleichem For my family, with love: Howie our four children and their spouses our seven grandchildren About Authors SHOLEM ALEICHEM is the pen name of Sholem Rabinovitch 18591916, the most beloved writer in Yiddish literature and the creator of the famous Tevye character in the musical Fiddler on the Roof. His hundreds of short stories, plays, novels, poems, and feuilletons are still read, studied, produced, and translated all over the world. ...

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Tevye the Dairyman and the Railroad Stories

Tevye the Dairyman and the Railroad Stories


Sholem Aleichem

ISBN: 9780307795243
Year of publication: 1987

Tevye the Dairyman and The Railroad Stories by Sholem Aleichem Introduction 1 A little over a century ago, in 1883, an aspiring writer of comic talents named Sholem Rabinovich, who was then serving as a crown rabbi, a state-appointed clerical functionary in a small Jewish community in the Ukraine, published a satirical account of local politics in the St. Petersburg Yiddishe Folksblat and playfully signed it Sholem Aleichemthat is to say, Hello There It was not his first alias. He already had, ...

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Stempenyu: A Jewish Romance

Stempenyu: A Jewish Romance


Sholem Aleichem

ISBN: 9781612192444
Year of publication: 0

Stempenyu A Jewish Romance by Sholom Aleichem DEDICATION TO MY DEARLY BELOVED GRANDFATHER REB MENDALLE MOCHER SEPHORIM To my dear grandfather, greetings Stempenyu, my first long novel, which I inscribe to you, is yours not only because I have the honour to inscribe it to you, but also because it was you who instilled into me the desire to write such a novel. In one of your letters you said to me: I should have advised you not to write a novel. Your tastes, and your genre, lie elsewhere. And I ...

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The Letters of Menakhem-Mendl and Sheyne-Sheyndl and Motl, the Cantor's Son

The Letters of Menakhem-Mendl and Sheyne-Sheyndl and Motl, the Cantor's Son


Sholem Aleichem

ISBN: 9781480440838
Year of publication: 2002

The Letters of Menakhem-Mendl and Sheyne-Sheyndl and Motl, the Cantors Son by Sholem Aleichem For Lucy S. Dawidowicz Introduction Taken together, Sholem Aleichems three great semicomic works, Tevye the Dairyman, The Letters of Menakhem-Mendl and Sheyne-Sheyndl, and Motl, the Cantors Son, might be said to compose a right triangle. The sides of the right angle are formed by Tevye and Menakhem-Mendl, which meet each other squarely. Motl joins the two obliquely. The trio bounds Sholem Aleichems ...

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2150 A.D.

2150 A.D.


Thea Alexander

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Year of publication: 1971

Prologue to Journal of Jon Lake Born September 12, 1948 Died May 2, 1976 My name is Karl Johnson and I was the roommate and best friend of Jon Lake, who wrote the following journal. People have questioned me about the strange behavior and subsequent death of Jon, but Ive been afraid to be completely truthful in my answers. At first I didnt know what had happened. When I found out, I refused to believe it. Finally, however, I have accepted the truth, though I realize it will be rejected by many ...

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