Selected Stories (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics)

By O. Henry

Eighty brief tales by way of a grasp of the style

O. Henry's comedian eye and particular, ironic method of life's realities are unrivaled. those stories—about con males and tricksters and "innocent" deceivers, approximately destiny, good fortune, and coincidence—have extremely joyful generations of readers. Set in manhattan and the West, in principal the USA and the South, they display O. Henry's mastery of speech and position, and spotlight his appreciation of life's quirks.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the prime writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the easiest works all through background and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts more advantageous via introductions and notes by way of unique students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations through award-winning translators.

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The CALLSIGN: A Taskforce Story, featuring an exclusive excerpt from ENEMY OF MINE (Kindle Single): A Taskforce Story, Featuring an Excerpt from Ghosts of War (Pike Logan)

By Brad Taylor

In the 1st ever brief tale via Retired Delta strength officer Brad Taylor, the stakes couldn’t be greater as operator Pike Logan is going after the 1st Taskforce objective prime a staff he can’t absolutely trust.

Includes an exclusive preview of Brad Taylor’s hotly expected 3rd Pike Logan novel, Enemy of Mine, coming January 15, 2013.

Commissioned on the maximum point of the U.S. executive, and designed to function outdoors the limits of U.S. legislation, a brand new counter-terrorist unit often called the Taskforce has simply been shaped, yet no longer totally confirmed. before. Pike Logan has been given a workforce of operators drawn from the CIA’s nationwide Clandestine provider and the military’s targeted Operations Forces with none say in determining the lads on which he needs to rely. whereas executing a whole challenge profile workout on U.S. soil, a goal of chance seems to be ahead of the Taskforce is deemed challenge able. compelled to execute, Pike and his crew are despatched to Yemen to trace their first actual objective. the way forward for the Taskforce is determined by their luck, but if Pike is challenged via one in all his personal, their uncomplicated undertaking teeters on the point of catastrophe. the cost of failure will reverberate a lot deeper than the lack of the objective – instantly into the presidency itself.

Propulsive, compelling, and instructed with extraordinary realism, The Callsign brings readers new perception into the origins of the Taskforce as they execute the 1st Omega operation in a constant and action-packed brief story.

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Love...Maybe: The Must-Have Eshort Collection

By Claudia Carroll, Marnie Riches, Debbie Johnson, Catherine Ferguson

Love Valentine’s or hate it, now we have a narrative for everyone.

**A 272 web page e-book brief tale collection**

From heart-wrenching proposals to naughty little Chihuahuas; unforeseen mystery pregnancies to depraved love-potions; serendipitous short encounters that adjust the fingers of destiny to sour ghostly beauties who hang-out loveless singletons. this is often the final word Valentine’s Day brief tale assortment. Tear-jerking, enthralling, feel-good and marvelous… Curl up, chill out and break out into Valentine’s Day.

WE SINK OR SWIM jointly: The Weepy One
It’s the afternoon prior to the Lusitania docks. Tragedy moves. Will love survive?

SINGLE, 40 AND marvelous: The Feel-Good One
Kate needs she might flip again time to her twenty first, within the fingers of her adolescence sweetheart. be cautious what you need for …

AN UNFORGETTABLE inspiration: The to blame One
William accepts Samuel’s inspiration of marriage, yet discovers that Sam has been hiding a mystery. And it’s one who will swap their lives forever…

THE LOVE POTION: The Vengeful One
When a pharmacist discovers her boyfriend's infidelity, she chefs up a Valentine's dinner party he won’t forget…

THE MYSTERIOUS CASE OF CUPID AND THE DRAG QUEEN: The Suspicious One
Searching for a Chihuahua referred to as Cupid, PI Jayne McCartney discovers love comes with a bite!

SNOW ON VALENTINE’S DAY: The Bittersweet One
Clara is going to an analogous landmark each year, for a similar heartbreaking cause. yet what if issues change?

A short come across: The Romantic One
Rachel has a mystery. Daniel has a diamond ring. whilst a hurricane traps the 2 strangers jointly, future changes.

SAVING MIRANDA: The Serendipitous One
Dynamic Rufus and his wish to keep the planet has gained Miranda’s center, yet is he rather her excellent match?

THE STAINED GLASS middle: The mesmerizing One
Does the recent tenant have what it takes to wreck the spell of the 3 loveless ghosts at No.17?

THE VALENTINE-FREE area: The humorous One
Ousted by way of her teenage son’s Valentine’s plans, Jenny has no concept the best way to spend the main romantic evening of the year…

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Troublemakers

By Harlan Ellison

Includes the Nebula and Hugo Award–winning tale, “ ‘Repent, Harlequin!’ acknowledged the Ticktockman.”

 

A distinct new selection of Ellison’s brief tales, chosen specially for this quantity by means of the writer, together with the newly revised and improved story “Never ship to understand for Whom the Lettuce Wilts.” In a occupation spanning greater than fifty years, Harlan Ellison has written or edited seventy-five books, greater than seventeen hundred tales, essays, articles, and newspaper columns, dozen teleplays, and a dozen videos. Now, for the 1st time anyplace, Troublemakers offers a suite of Ellison’s vintage tales that would introduce new readers to a author defined by way of the New York Times as having “the spellbinding caliber of a very good nonstop talker, with a cultural warehouse for a mind.” contains the award‑winning tales “‘Repent, Harlequin!’ stated the Ticktockman” and “Deeper Than the Darkness.” 

 

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Little Faces

By Vonda N. McIntyre

How can humans deal with the big distances and nice spans of time required to commute in deep house? what's going to their civilization glance like... or their biology?

Nominated for the Nebula Award.

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The Third Bear

By Jeff VanderMeer

Compared via critics to Borges, Nabokov, and Kafka, modern fantasist Jeff VanderMeer maintains to amaze with this surreal, cutting edge, and absurdist accumulating of award-winning brief fiction. unique beasts and inconceivable tourists roam restlessly via those darkly diverting and finely honed tales.

In “The Situation,” a beleaguered place of work employee creates a child-swallowing manta-ray for use for tutorial reasons (once defined as Dilbert meets Gormenghast). In “Three Days in a Border Town,” a sharpshooter seeks the reality approximately her husband in an elusive floating urban past a far-future horizon; “Errata” follows an oddly commonplace author who has marshaled a penguin, a shaman, and pearl-handled pistols with which to devise the tip of the realm. additionally integrated are tales unique to this assortment, together with “The Quickening,” during which a lonely baby is torn among familial legal responsibility and loyalty to a maligned speaking rabbit.

Chimerical and hypnotic, VanderMeer leads readers throughout the postmodern right into a new literature of the imagination.

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The Collected Stories

By Leonard Michaels

"Leonard Michaels's tales stand along these of his most sensible Jewish contemporaries―Grace Paley and Philip Roth." ―Mona Simpson, The ny instances booklet assessment

"Leonard Michaels was once an unique . . . with a concise, stinky and pyrotechnic variety that tolerated no flab." ―Phillip Lopate, The country

"As reliable as any author you are more likely to run across." ―Alex Abramovich, Bookforum

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The Sea-Wolf and Selected Stories (Signet Classics)

Inspired into provider aboard the seal-hunting Ghost, Humphrey Van Weyden turns into an unwilling player in a stressful shipboard drama. With a cautious eye, he watches the vessel’s abusive captain, Wolf Larsen, an enigma who can abandon sailors at the open water, then go back to analyzing the ethical philosophers. the most effective sea novels ever written, The Sea-Wolf tells of mutiny, shipwreck, and a determined confrontation.…
 
Also during this quantity, “The legislations of Life,” “The 1000 Dozen,” “All Gold Canyon,” and “Moon-Face” supply extra riveting motion and event. In those stories, London’s descriptions of the natives, the northern canine, or even the tundra trap the essence of the exuberant lifestyles he skilled firsthand.

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Helpless

By Rosie Lewis

A dramatic brief tale from debut writer and foster carer Rosie Lewis.

A digital-exclusive brief tale from Rosie Lewis, plus a sneak peek bankruptcy from Rosie’s hugely expected debut memoir, Trapped.

Baby Sarah is born to a crack-addicted mom on a freezing chilly evening in December. Rosie is woken a couple of brief hours later, at 1am, and brought to the maternity unit through police escort to assemble the baby and take her to a spot of safety.

But it quickly turns into transparent that Sarah is being affected by critical withdrawal signs. understanding that separation is inevitable, Rosie attempts to keep up a certified distance yet that’s more straightforward acknowledged than performed.

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