40 Short Stories A Portable Anthology

40 Short Stories  A Portable Anthology
Author: Beverly Lawn
Pages: 329
ISBN: 131921570X
Available:
Release: 2020-09-14
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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40 Short Stories

40 Short Stories
Author: Beverly Lawn
Pages: 576
ISBN: 1457604752
Available:
Release: 2012-07-09
Editor: Bedford/St. Martin's
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

40 Short Stories, part of the highly successful Bedford/St. Martin's portable series of anthologies and guides, continues to offer a balanced mix of classic and contemporary short fiction for a low price. Editorial features — such as instruction on how to write about fiction and a glossary of literary terms — are located in the back of the book so the focus can remain on the stories. The stories themselves are arranged chronologically to help students trace the evolution of the short story genre. This book's small size, low price, and versatility make it the perfect anthology for a variety of classes, including introduction to fiction, composition, creative writing, or introduction to literature.

40 Short Stories

40 Short Stories
Author: Beverly Lawn
Pages: 546
ISBN: 031241305X
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Release: 2004
Editor: Bedford/st Martins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Gathering forty important short stories in a portable and economical format, the second edition includes even more of the fiction instructors want to teach and more of the help student readers need.

The Penguin Book of Italian Short Stories

The Penguin Book of Italian Short Stories
Author: Jhumpa Lahiri
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780141985626
Available:
Release: 2019-03-07
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

'Rich. . . eclectic. . . a feast' Telegraph This landmark collection brings together forty writers that reflect over a hundred years of Italy's vibrant and diverse short story tradition, from the birth of the modern nation to the end of the twentieth century. Poets, journalists, visual artists, musicians, editors, critics, teachers, scientists, politicians, translators: the writers that inhabit these pages represent a dynamic cross section of Italian society, their powerful voices resonating through regional landscapes, private passions and dramatic political events. This wide-ranging selection curated by Jhumpa Lahiri includes well known authors such as Italo Calvino, Elsa Morante and Luigi Pirandello alongside many captivating new discoveries. More than a third of the stories featured in this volume have been translated into English for the first time, several of them by Lahiri herself.

The World Set Free

The World Set Free
Author: H. G. Wells
Pages: 152
ISBN: 9781585092918
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Release: 2007-03
Editor: Book Tree
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This chilling, futuristic novel, written in 1913 and first published the following year, was incredibly prophetic on a major scale. Wells was a genius and visionary, as demonstrated by many of his other works, but this book is clearly one of his best. He predicts nuclear warfare years before research began and describes the chain reactions involved and the resulting radiation. He describes a weapon of enormous destructive power, used from the air that would wipe out everything for miles, and actually used the term "atomic bombs." This book may have been at least part of the original inspiration for the development of atomic weapons, as well as presenting many other ideas that would ultimately come to pass. Some ideas may still be coming, including a one-world government referred to as The World Republic, that will attempt to end all wars.

Flash Fiction Forward

Flash Fiction Forward
Author: James Thomas,Robert Shapard
Pages: 237
ISBN: 0393328023
Available:
Release: 2006
Editor: W. W. Norton
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An anthology of bite-sized tales represents the work of some of today's best fiction writers and includes Rick Moody's definition of an armoire, Lydia Davis's sojourn into the world of cats, and Dave Eggers's exploration of narrow escapes. Original.

On Picket Duty

On Picket Duty
Author: Louisa May Alcott
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781775453376
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Release: 2011-06-01
Editor: The Floating Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Though best known as the creator of beloved tales for young adults such as Little Women, Louisa May Alcott's choice of subjects ranged widely over the course of her creative career. The stories collected in On Picket Duty, and Other Tales focus on a range of social issues that were at the fore in nineteenth-century America.

You ve Got to Read this

You ve Got to Read this
Author: Ron Hansen,Jim Shepard
Pages: 630
ISBN: STANFORD:36105009752283
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Release: 1994
Editor: Harper Perennial
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"An exciting new anthology of short fiction chosen by thirty-five of this country's most distinguished and popular fiction writers, You've Got to Read This offers readers an unusually intimate glimpse into how accomplished writers experience literature." "Here are stories that inspired today's leading novelists and short-story writers to embark on their own writing careers, stories that took their breath away and changed them, or the way they responded to literature, forever. Oscar Hijuelos confesses his debt to the great Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges, whose brilliant story "The Aleph" inspired him to become a writer himself. Mary Gordon stands in awe of what James Joyce wrought in "The Dead," and wonders how writers who come after him can equal it. Robert Coover writes movingly of Angela Carter and her mysterious story "Reflections," while Kenneth A. McClane says that "Sonny's Blues" by James Baldwin literally saved his life." "Some of the stories presented here are classics, like Anton Chekhov's "Gooseberries," introduced by Eudora Welty, or Flannery O'Connor's "A Good Man Is Hard to Find," selected by Sue Miller. Some are less well known, like Lars Gustafsson's "Greatness Strikes Where It Pleases," introduced by Charles Baxter, or John Updike's "Packed Dirt, Churchgoing, a Dying Cat, a Traded Car," whose beauty stunned Lorrie Moore." "All were critically important to some of our finest contemporary writers - among them Annie Dillard, John Irving, Amy Tan, Louise Erdrich, Russell Banks, Jane Smiley, Bobbie Ann Mason, Tobias Wolff - and their comments about the selections offer fascinating entrances into the stories. For lovers of fiction, You've Got to Read This is a treasure trove, a dazzling collection of stories passionately and imaginatively chosen."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Short Shorts

Short Shorts
Author: Irving Howe,Ilana Wiener Howe
Pages: 262
ISBN: IND:32000001206327
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Release: 1982
Editor: David R Godine Pub
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Collects a variety of stories, which are each no longer than eight pages, by authors, including James Thurber, Doris Lessing, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and Leo Tolstoy

Literature

Literature
Author: Janet E. Gardner
Pages: 1458
ISBN: 1319075436
Available:
Release: 2017
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Boxers Briefs

Boxers   Briefs
Author: Stacy Bender
Pages: 280
ISBN: 1544783647
Available:
Release: 2017-03-25
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Boxers Real Men Don't Wax Cinderella's clueless. Prince charming, he is not. But that's not going to keep one devil of a cat from having his happy ending. Join Mephistopheles as he tries to convince two people that their stars are well and truly crossed. Bast Fantasy An ancient race lives among us. They hide in the shadows. Some are benevolent, others not. For Edwin Cole, an ordinary college teacher, a chance encounter reveals both on the same night. Will a whole new life begin, or will it crush him beneath its claws? Briefs First contact, bored technicians, demented seniors, and murderous pets. Here are a few short stories to make you laugh and wonder about the furry creature staring back at you.

Been Down This Mountain Long Enough

Been Down This Mountain Long Enough
Author: Jean Noel Stephanie
Pages: 80
ISBN: 1499575157
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Release: 2015-07-29
Editor: CreateSpace
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Been Down This Mountain Long Enough, is about a twenty-nine years old female who struggles to find courage in discovering her paths to freedom, independence, being in her own skin, and becoming a woman who is no longer uncomfortable with the fear of living and raising her daughters alone, which begins with getting out of the destructive relationship she is involved with an older man. In this novel, she shares her experience as an unstable and vulnerable young single parent in her quest to achieve that which society considers the "normal or moral" family establishment or accomplishment. However, the more she tried to achieve that status, the more she failed because she was making men, lust and unhealthy relationships priority. This book does not serve as a guide nor does it provide advice to women about their lives or relationships, but rather only a fictional story about one woman's experience.

The Transition to College Writing

The Transition to College Writing
Author: Keith Hjortshoj
Pages: 218
ISBN: UCSC:32106019990982
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Release: 2009-01-12
Editor: Bedford/st Martins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This brief rhetoric introduces the essential reading and writing strategies students need to succeed in courses across the curriculum. Taking the transition from high school to college as his starting point, Hjortshoj speaks directly and honestly to students, offering them practical strategies to shed ineffective habits and move toward a more mature, flexible understanding of how to respond to academic challenges. Distilling information about writing assignments from across the curriculum, Hjortshoj shows students how to decode these assignments and approach them effectively. The second edition offers more advice on how to meet the difficult challenge of synthesizing and integrating sources, and the text has been streamlined to be a better reference.

Mechanical Heart

Mechanical Heart
Author: James S. Bowers
Pages: 46
ISBN: 1291613501
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Release: 2013-12
Editor: Lulu.com
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

'Dreaming to have a human set foot on Mars is not dreaming big enough.' Mechanical Heart is a glimpse into the mind of science fiction writer, James S. Bowers. In this sampling of short stories from space, science and society we travel to places near and far across several intricate universes. We observe the distant future colonisation of an alien world light years from home, society flipped on it's head after an unexpected revolution, addiction to a substance easily obtainable in the days of tomorrow and a christmas tale with a dark side. Bowers explores complex social issues in one story whilst knitting together a narrative around genuine historical mysteries in another. This book contains the complete collection of short stories by a new and exciting writer including two prequels to his upcoming full length novel, a behind the story section about the title piece where Bowers explains his inspiration for the idea and a comprehensive about the author section.

Pieces of Time

Pieces of Time
Author: Robert D. Young
Pages: 216
ISBN: 1545010870
Available:
Release: 2017-03-22
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book of short stories includes a broad range of subjects and themes from childhood to approaching death. From a boy coming to grips with an unusual family, to a boy growing to be a man, to a Tahitian man covering his body with tattoos, to an older man dying leaning against a cactus in Mexico. Pieces of Time.

The Big Book of Stories and Poems

The Big Book of Stories and Poems
Author: Lavanya Senthil
Pages: 32
ISBN: 1500864919
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Release: 2014-11-29
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Collection of short stories and poems from the hopes , dreams and world view of a 8 yr old girl.

Here in the Silence

Here in the Silence
Author: Noreen Lace
Pages: 82
ISBN: 0692736115
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Release: 2016-06-03
Editor: Readlips Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Here in the Silence is a collection of short stories which reveal characters stuck in their own type of reticence. Some are unable to articulate their desires, others choose not to. A resentful son needs to come to terms with his father's unsavory past. A young woman finds herself in trouble and doesn't know how to help herself. A successful writer has difficulty responding to the girl of his dreams. What can their silences tell us about the world, the people around us, and ourselves? This collection brings together some previously published short stories as well as new fiction. Some of the previously published stories are no longer in print and this is the only place to read them.

Twenty Seven

Twenty Seven
Author: Shayne Woodsmith
Pages: 278
ISBN: 0994810520
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Release: 2015-09-03
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Envision a cold and calculating future world, where mankind has attained miraculous gains on the one certain, chilling fact of life that has plagued the species since the dawn of time. In this bold new landscape, humans are able to predict the body's natural demise with a specific numerical prediction of the age of death, called a PDA. What's more, life spans have dramatically increased, and humans can fend off the inevitable depending on how they live. That is, all humans except for one: Sophia Nolan, who, since birth, has faced a number that has idled at a grim twenty-seven. Twenty-Seven, Shayne Woodsmith's arresting, dystopian debut novel, lays bare the plight of this one mere mortal and what her all-too-human condition suggests for a species that has been forever fixated on cheating death. As Sophia rapidly approaches the age of twenty-seven, she must reckon with the consuming obsession of the society around her. Fast-paced, thought-provoking, and at times utterly frantic, Twenty-Seven delivers a disarmingly honest portrayal of human frailty and strength through the lens of one tormented outcast. While presciently casting a cold eye on our health-obsessed future, it exposes the darker side of an all-too-sterile world, where the ultimate prestige is longevity. You may never look at the notion of a long and healthy life in the same way again.

The Dead Ones

The Dead Ones
Author: Ken Berglund
Pages: 58
ISBN: 1492274984
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Release: 2013-04-20
Editor: CreateSpace
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In the wake of a meteor storm, a 15 year old boy discovers a very unusual stone in his backyard. It's a stone unlike anything he has ever seen before, with six vertical lines engraved into it. He soon discovers that the stone has the power to resurrect the dead, but only six may return. However, with each person that is resurrected, the boy unknowingly begins to unlock an ancient evil that has been waiting centuries to be released.

Destinies Intertwined

Destinies Intertwined
Author: Gayatri Deshmukh
Pages: 198
ISBN: 1503254968
Available:
Release: 2014-12-01
Editor: CreateSpace
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Lark isn't your normal princess. She's the princess of Myrinor, an influential kingdom with a rich history. Along with that title come great responsibilities, such as learning swordplay, trying her best to be the perfect role model, and most importantly, hiding her deepest secret. As days go by, she discovers that her best friend, Julian, is not what he seems. An ancient curse resurfaces from the past and drags them both into the heart of a forgotten kingdom. The fates of both kingdoms rest in their hands. The quest begins to end it all.