Download E-books The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes, Volume 3: The Novels (Slipcased Edition) PDF

By Arthur Conan Doyle

The 4 vintage novels of Sherlock Holmes, seriously illustrated and annotated with large scholarly statement, in an enticing and chic slipcase. The ebook of Leslie S. Klinger's great new annotations of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's 4 vintage Holmes novels in 2005 created a Holmes sensation. Klinger reassembles Doyle's 4 seminal novels of their unique order, with over 1,000 notes, 350 illustrations and interval photos, and tantalizing new Sherlockian theories. within, readers will locate:

A research in Scarlet (1887)―a story of homicide and revenge that tells of Holmes and Dr. Watson's first meeting;
The signal of Four (1889)―a chilling story of misplaced treasure...and of ways Watson met his wife;
The Hound of the Baskervilles (1901)―hailed because the maximum secret novel of all time; and
The Valley of Fear (1914)―a clean homicide scene that leads Holmes to unravel a long-forgotten mystery.

Whether as a stand-alone quantity or as a significant other to the fast tales, this vintage paintings illuminates the undying genius of Conan Doyle for a completely new new release. Two-color textual content; three hundred illustrations

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Download E-books The Foundling: And Other Tales of Prydain (The Chronicles of Prydain) PDF

By Lloyd Alexander

A spouse publication to The Chronicles of Prydain, this selection of brief tales revisits loved characters and divulges extra concerning the heritage of the paranormal land of Prydain.

Here, readers will locate Dallben, destined to be an enchanter; Angharad, a princess of the home of Llyr; Kadwyr, the rascal crow; and Medwyn, the paranormal protector of all animals. they are going to examine the awful historical past of the sword of Dyrnwyn or even learn how Fflewddur Fflam got here through his enchanted harp. How did Coll rescue rooster Wen whilst she disappeared on the hand of Arawn, Lord of the Land of demise? uncover the answer to this question and lots of extra, in The Foundling: And different stories of Prydain by means of Lloyd Alexander.

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Download E-books Stories of Your Life and Others PDF

By Ted Chiang

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“Shining, haunting, magnificent stories . . . Ted Chiang is so exhilarating so unique so fashionable he simply leaves you speechless. I continually recommend an individual learn at the very least fifty two books a 12 months for correct psychological functioning but when you just have time for one, be at peace: you stumbled on it.” —Junot Díaz 

Stories of Your lifestyles and Others delivers twin delights of the very, very unusual and the heartbreakingly usual, usually featuring characters who needs to confront unexpected change—the inevitable upward thrust of automatons or the looks of aliens—with a few experience of normalcy. With sharp intelligence and humor, Chiang examines what it potential to be alive in a global marked by way of uncertainty, but in addition via good looks and sweetness. An award-winning assortment from one in every of cutting-edge such a lot lauded writers, Stories of Your existence and Others is a modern vintage.

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Download E-books Modern Arabic Short Stories: A Bilingual Reader PDF

By Daniel L. Newman

The tales accumulated listed below are by way of top authors of the quick tale shape within the heart East this present day. as well as works by way of writers already standard within the West, reminiscent of Idwar al-Kharrat, Fu'ad al-Takarli and Nobel Prize winner Najib Mahfuz, the gathering contains tales by way of key authors whose reputation has hitherto been constrained to the center East. This bilingual reader is perfect for college students of Arabic in addition to fanatics of literature who desire to develop their appreciation of the paintings of heart jap writers. the gathering gains tales within the unique Arabic, followed via an English translation and a quick writer biography, in addition to a dialogue of context and heritage. every one tale is by means of a word list and dialogue of problematical language issues. 'Recommended' selection

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Download E-books The Encylopedia of the Dead (European Classics) PDF

By Danilo Kis

This choice of brief tales depicts human relationships, encounters, landscapes and the multitude of information that make up human life.

From Publishers Weekly
Kis ( backyard, Ashes ) makes an attempt to dazzle along with his showmanship as he restlessly dons one stylistic mantle after one other during this richly creative choice of tales. the result's erratic. a few of these brief narrativeswhich take demise, literature and love as their themesare perfunctory educational routines; others are amazing because the author's heavy, opulent language produces a seductive, dreamlike surroundings. within the surreal name tale, a Yugoslav lady stumbles upon an incredible encyclopedia compiled by way of a mysterious non secular sect whose sole goal is to checklist the lives of the useless in training for Judgment Day. In it, she unearths her father's biography and her personal antecedents. "To Die for One's state Is Glorious" describes the previous couple of hours of a nobleman sentenced to demise for his involvement in a bloody rebellion opposed to the Austro-Hungarian empire. In "The Legend of the Sleepers" (inspired through a sura within the Koran), a Christian martyr awakens from the useless numerous centuries later and reveals himself in a trancelike meditation in regards to the previous, current and destiny. Kis's philosophical musings should still satisfaction readers who loved his countryman Milorad Pavic's Dictionary of the Khazars.

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Download E-books Fugue State PDF

By Brian Evenson

“Brilliant...Evenson manages to trap insanity with a masterful tone. the explicit genius of Fugue State rests in subtlety, in Evenson’s skill to take care of suspense, dread and paranoia via utter linguistic control.”—Time Out New York

“19 enjoyable and surreal stories...packed with subtly hilarious sentences.”—Cleveland simple Dealer

“Brian Evenson is likely one of the treasures of yank tale writing, a real successor either to the iteration of Coover, Barthelme, Hawkes and Co., but additionally to Edgar Allan Poe.”—Jonathan Lethem

"The tales during this assortment will thrill, unsettle, and captivate. Like lanterns in darkish rooms, paper boats carried down on subterranean waters, they lead the reader into mysterious and threatening territory. learn at your individual risk."—Kelly Link

Illustrated via picture novelist Zak Sally, Brian Evenson’s hallucinatory and darkly comedian tales of paranoia, pursuit, sensory deprivation, amnesia, and retribution rattle the cages of the psyche and peer into the gaping ethical chasm that opens once we develop into estranged from ourselves. From sadistic bosses with mystery fears to a lady trapped in a mime’s imaginary field, and from a post-apocalyptic misidentified Messiah to unwitting portraitists of the lifeless, the mind-bending global of this modern day Edgar Allan Poe exposes the horror contained inside our day-by-day lives.

Brian Evenson is the writer of the Edgar and overseas Horror Guild award-nominated novel The Open Curtain. stopover at his web site at www.brianevenson.com.

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Download E-books The Maze of the Enchanter: The Collected Fantasies, Vol. 4 PDF

Back in print in new exchange paperback variants, the fourth of 5 volumes gathering the total tales of well known “weird fiction” writer Clark Ashton Smith.

“None moves the notice of cosmic horror in addition to Clark Ashton Smith. In sheer daemonic strangeness and fertility of belief, Smith might be unexcelled through the other writer.” —H. P. Lovecraft

Clark Ashton Smith, one in every of the best members to seminal pulp magazines reminiscent of Weird Tales, helped outline and form “weird fiction” within the early 20th century, along contemporaries H. P. Lovecraft and Robert E. Howard, drawing upon his heritage in poetry to exhibit an unprecedented richness of mind's eye and expression in his tales of the weird and fantastical.

The amassed Fantasies sequence offers all of Smith’s fiction chronologically. licensed by means of the author’s property and counseled through Arkham residence, the tales during this sequence are observed via designated heritage notes from editors Scott Connors and Ron Hilger, who in education for this assortment meticulously in comparison unique manuscripts, quite a few typescripts, released variants, and Smith’s personal notes and letters. Their efforts have ended in the main definitive and whole choice of the author’s paintings to date.

The Maze of the Enchanter is the fourth of 5 volumes accumulating all of Clark Ashton Smith’s stories of myth, horror, and technology fiction. It comprises all of his tales from "The Mandrakes" (1932) to "The Flower-Women" (1933), and an creation via Gahan Wilson.

Skyhorse Publishing, lower than our evening colour and Talos imprints, is proud to put up a huge variety of titles for readers drawn to technological know-how fiction (space opera, time go back and forth, tough SF, alien invasion, near-future dystopia), myth (grimdark, sword and sorcery, modern city myth, steampunk, substitute history), and horror (zombies, vampires, and the occult and supernatural), and lots more and plenty extra. whereas now not each name we post turns into a New York Times bestseller, a countrywide bestseller, or a Hugo or Nebula award-winner, we're devoted to publishing caliber books from a various staff of authors.

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Download E-books Airships PDF

By Barry Hannah

Now thought of a latest vintage, Airships used to be venerated by way of Esquire journal with the Arnold Gingrich brief Fiction Award. The twenty tales during this assortment are a clean, exuberant get together of the hot American South — a land of highschool band contests, the place stable previous boys from Vicksurg are reunited in Vietnam and petty nostalgia and the consistent soreness of dissatisfied love succeed. Airships is a amazing demonstration of Barry Hannah's mature and unique talent.

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