Category: Short Stories

Download E-books The English in Love: The Intimate Story of an Emotional Revolution PDF

By Claire Langhamer

Love has a heritage. It has intended various things to diversified humans at diversified moments and has served various reasons.

This e-book tells the tale of affection at an important element, a second whilst the emotional panorama replaced dramatically for big numbers of individuals. it's a tale dependent in England, yet trained through the USA, and covers the interval from the top of the 1st global struggle till the break-up of The Beatles.

To the informal observer, this period used to be a golden age of marriage. extra humans married than ever ahead of. They did so at more and more more youthful a while. And there has been a revolution in our concept of what marriage intended. Pragmatic notions of marriage as establishment have been outdated by means of the extra romantic perfect of a courting dependent upon person emotional dedication, love, intercourse, and private fulfilment.

And but, this new thought of marriage, in accordance with a trust within the transformative strength of affection and emotion, carried inside of it the seeds of its personal destruction. Romantic love, relatively while tied to sexual pride, finally proved an unreliable starting place upon which to construct marriages: fatally, it had the capability to evaporate over the years and stressed.

Scratching underneath the skin of the plain 'golden age' of marriage, Claire Langhamer uncovers the genuine tale of affection within the 20th century, through the memories of normal those that lived throughout the interval. it's a story of quiet emotional instability, continual subversion, and unsettling swap. At its finish, the assumption of life-long marriage used to be in severe decline. And, as Langhamer indicates, this used to be a decline without delay rooted within the contradictions and tensions that lay on the middle of the emotional revolution itself.

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Download E-books Mystery Writers of America Presents Vengeance PDF

Whilst a unique form of justice is needed---swift, potent, and personal---a new form of avenger needs to take motion. VENGEANCE gains new tales via bestselling crime writers together with Lee baby, Michael Connelly, Dennis Lehane, and Karin Slaughter, in addition to a few of present day brightest emerging abilities.

The heroes in those tales comprise a cop who is visible an excessive amount of, a lady who has been driven too some distance, or simply a regular individual doing what the legislation won't. a few name them vigilantes, others declare they're simply one other model of criminal.

Edited and with an creation by way of Lee baby, those tales display the stunning outcomes while women and men take the legislation into their very own arms.

Full checklist of contributors:

Alafair Burke

Lee Child

Michael Connelly

Mike Cooper

Brendan DuBois

Jim Fusilli

Michelle Gagnon

Darrell James

C.E. Lawrence

Dennis Lehane

Steve Liskow

Rick McMahan

Adam Meyer

Dreda Say Mitchell

Michael Niemann

Twist Phelan

Zoë Sharp

Karin Slaughter

Orest Stelmach

Anne Swardson

Janice legislation Trecker

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Download E-books Dark Entries PDF

By Robert Aickman

Robert Aickman (1914-1981) was once the grandson of Richard Marsh, a number one Victorian novelist of the occult. although his leader career in lifestyles used to be first as a conservationist of England's canals he finally became his skills to writing what he referred to as 'strange stories.' darkish Entries (1964) was once his first complete assortment, the debut in a physique of labor that will motivate Peter Straub to hail Aickman as 'this century's such a lot profound author of what we name horror stories.'

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Download E-books Men Without Women PDF

By Ernest Hemingway

CLASSIC brief tales FROM THE grasp of yankee FICTION
First released in 1927, Men with out Women represents a few of Hemingway's most crucial and compelling early writing. In those fourteen tales, Hemingway starts off to envision the subjects that will occupy his later works: the casualties of struggle, the customarily uneasy dating among women and men, game and sportsmanship. In "Banal Story," Hemingway bargains an enduring tribute to the famed matador Maera. "In one other state" tells of an Italian significant improving from conflict wounds as he mourns the premature dying of his spouse. "The Killers" is the hard-edged tale approximately Chicago gunmen and their power sufferer. Nick Adams makes an visual appeal in "Ten Indians," during which he's most likely betrayed by way of his Indian female friend, Prudence. And "Hills Like White Elephants" is a tender couple's sophisticated, heartwrenching dialogue of abortion. Pared down, gritty, and subtly expressive, those tales convey the younger Hemingway rising as America's most interesting brief tale author.

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Download E-books Cold Comfort: A Novella (Inspector Ian Rutledge) PDF

A brand-new Ian Rutledge e-original novella from Charles Todd, together with a unique excerpt from the subsequent Rutledge novel, Hunting Shadows, on hand this January.

It’s 1915, and the good struggle is only six months outdated. Lieutenant Ian Rutledge has left in the back of his occupation at Scotland backyard and is now serving in France. He’s briefly with the sappers—men digging underground tunnels towards the German traces to trigger explosions below the enemy trenches. In his region, Rutledge and his males set their fees and get out of the tunnel as speedy as attainable. however the fees don’t burst off. It’s insanity to return down and discover why, yet Rutledge and personal Williams volunteer. They slightly make it again prior to the tunnel blows up. Rutledge suspects that Welsh miners lower the fuse too lengthy, even if they deny it.

Then Williams confides to Rutledge that those similar males, part brothers Taffy Jones and Aaron Lloyd, have attempted ahead of this to kill him. And they’re decided adequate to possibility different men’s lives in addition. Rutledge discovers in the course of a raging conflict that homicide has made its approach to France, and he needs to have the option to end up it.

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Download E-books Innocents Aboard: New Fantasy Stories PDF

By Gene Wolfe

Gene Wolfe could be the unmarried most sensible author in fable and SF this present day. His rates and experiences definitely help that competition, and so does his striking brief fiction oeuvre. Innocents Aboard gathers myth and horror tales from the decade that experience by no means ahead of been in a Wolfe assortment. Highlights from the twenty-two tales contain "The Tree is my Hat," event and horror within the South Seas, "The evening Chough," a protracted solar tale, "The strolling Sticks," a darkly funny story of a supernatural inheritance, and "Houston, 1943," lurid adventures in a dream that has no finish. this can be significant fiction at its best.

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Download E-books Look at the Birdie: Unpublished Short Fiction PDF

By Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

Look on the Birdie is a suite of fourteen formerly unpublished brief tales from essentially the most unique writers in all of yankee fiction. during this sequence of completely rendered vignettes, written simply as he used to be beginning to locate his comedian voice, Kurt Vonnegut paints a hot, clever, and humorous portrait of lifestyles in post—World struggle II America–a global the place squabbling undefined, highschool geniuses, misfit place of work employees, and small-town lotharios fight to evolve to altering know-how, ethical ambiguity, and unheard of affluence.

listed below are stories either cautionary and hopeful, each one brimming with Vonnegut's trademark humor and profound humanism. A kinfolk learns the drawback of confiding their private secrets and techniques right into a magical invention. a guy reveals himself in a Kafkaesque international of difficulty after he runs afoul of the shady underworld boss who calls the photographs in an upstate manhattan city. A quack psychiatrist became "murder counselor" concocts a unique new outlet for his paranoid sufferers. whereas those tales replicate the anxieties of the postwar period that Vonnegut used to be so adept at capturing– and supply perception into the advance of his early style–collectively, they've got a undying caliber that makes them simply as correct this day as after they have been written. It's most unlikely to visualize any of those items flowing from the pen of one other author; every one in its personal means is unmistakably, quintessentially Vonnegut.

that includes a Foreword by way of writer and longtime Vonnegut confidant Sidney Offit and illustrated with Vonnegut' s usually insouciant line drawings, Look on the Birdie is an unforeseen present for readers who notion his detailed voice were stilled forever–and serves as a great creation to his brief fiction for an individual who has but to adventure his genius.

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Download E-books The Collected Short Stories of Louis L'Amour, Volume 7: Frontier Stories PDF

There's no tale extra surprisingly American than the western and no author as nice a grasp of the shape as Louis L’Amour. during this ultimate paperback quantity of L’Amour’s accrued brief fiction, you’ll locate a few of his most well-liked characters, heroes who've develop into part of our cultural legacy, in addition to the normal those that embrace not just the spirit of the West however the undying fight of the simplest and worst in us all.
listed here are stories of sincere thieves and crooked lawmen, of dream chasers and treasure hunters, of fellows and ladies hoping for a moment probability and others all the way down to their final. all through, L’Amour demonstrates the unerring contact for element and willing perception into human nature that lend those tales the facility to delight, shock, and entertain readers of each new release.

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