Download E-books The Lottery and Other Stories (FSG Classics) PDF

By Shirley Jackson

Some of the most terrifying tales of the 20th century, Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery” created a sensation whilst it used to be first released in 1948. this present day it's thought of a vintage paintings of brief fiction, a narrative awesome for its blend of sophisticated suspense and pitch-perfect descriptions of either the chilling and the mundane. The Lottery and different Stories additionally comprises twenty-four different tales encompassing the hilarious and the terrible, the unsettling and the ominous.

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Download E-books Dear Life: Stories (Vintage International) PDF

By Alice Munro

WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE® IN LITERATURE 2013

A New York Times awesome Book
A Washington Post outstanding paintings of Fiction
A top e-book of the 12 months: The Atlantic, NPR, San Francisco Chronicle, Vogue, AV Club

In tale after tale during this outstanding new assortment, Alice Munro pinpoints the instant anyone is without end altered by way of an opportunity come upon, an motion now not taken, or an easy coincidence. Her characters are improper and entirely human: a soldier coming back from battle and warding off his fiancée, a filthy rich girl determining even if to confront a blackmailer, an adulterous mom and her missed youngsters, a guilt-ridden father, a tender instructor jilted by means of her agency. Illumined by means of Munro’s unflinching perception, those lives draw us in with their quiet intensity and shock us with unforeseen turns. And whereas such a lot are set in her signature territory round Lake Huron, a few strike even toward domestic: an spectacular suite of 4 autobiographical stories bargains an remarkable glimpse into Munro’s personal youth. Exalted by means of her readability of imaginative and prescient and her exceptional reward for storytelling, Dear lifestyles shows how unusual, perilous, and amazing usual lifestyles may be.

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Download E-books Gutshot: Stories PDF

By Amelia Gray

A lady creeps during the ductwork of a quiet domestic. A scientific process unearths an item of worship. A carnivorous reptile divides and cauterizes a city. Amelia Gray's curio cupboard expands in Gutshot, the place isolation and coupling are driven to their darkish and outrageous edges. A grasp of the macabre, Gray's paintings isn't for the faint of middle or intestine: lick at your personal chance.

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Download E-books Abel Sanchez and Other Stories PDF

Delve into 3 of Spanish thinker Miguel de Unamuno's so much haunting parables. This crucial Unamuno reader starts with the full-length novel Abel Sanchez, a contemporary retelling of the tale of Cain and Abel. additionally incorporated are amazing brief tales, The insanity of physician Montarco and San Manuel Bueno, Martyr, that includes quixotic, philosophically existential characters faced by means of the uninteresting soreness of modernity.

Translated through Anthony Kerrigan and with an insightful advent through Mario J. Valdes

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Download E-books Rumpole and the Angel of Death PDF

By John Mortimer

In this selection of Rumpole tales the comedian, brave, and corpulent "great defender of muddled and sinful humanity" is joined by way of a profitable forged of villains and sufferers in stories whose wry humor and glowing wit deftly ship up the criminal method. In Rumpole and the Angel of Death our hero achieves resounding triumphs over the forces of prejudice and mean-mindedness. Rumpole and how throughout the Woods comprises Rumpole on this planet of hunters and the hunted, animal rights and human wrongs. In Rumpole and the Rights of Man, he reveals on the ecu courtroom of Human Rights that overseas justice is as fallible because the family type. And for the 1st time, Hilda, She Who needs to be Obeyed, tells a narrative all her own.

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Download E-books Full Dark, No Stars PDF

By Stephen King

The acclaimed number one New York Times and undisputed King of Horror Stephen King offers 5 unforgettable brief works, of to be able to quickly be tailored for movie, and which Booklist called “raw appears to be like on the limits of greed, revenge, and self-deception.” Like Different Seasons and Four prior Midnight, which generated such enduring hit motion pictures as The Shawshank Redemption and Stand by means of Me, complete darkish, No Stars proves Stephen King a grasp of the lengthy tale form.

“I think there's one other guy within each guy, a stranger…” writes Wilfred Leland James within the early pages of the riveting confession that makes up “1922,” the 1st during this pitch-black quartet of enchanting stories from Stephen King. For James, that stranger is woke up whilst his spouse Arlette proposes promoting off the relations abode and relocating to Omaha, surroundings in movement a ugly teach of homicide and insanity.

In “Big Driver,” quickly to be a big Lifetime motion picture starring Maria Bello, a cozy-mystery author named Tess encounters the stranger is alongside a again street in Massachusetts while she takes a shortcut domestic after a booklet membership engagement. Violated and left for lifeless, Tess plots a revenge that might carry her head to head with one other stranger: the only within herself.

“Fair Extension,” the shortest of those stories, is likely to be the nastiest and positively the funniest. creating a care for the satan not just saves Harry Streeter from a deadly melanoma yet presents wealthy recompense for a life of resentment.

In the final of the stories, quickly to be an enormous movie, Darcy Anderson’s husband of greater than 20 years is away on certainly one of his work journeys and his unsuspecting spouse appears to be like for batteries within the storage. Her toe knocks up opposed to a field below a worktable and she or he discovers the stranger inside of her husband. It’s a scary discovery, rendered with bristling depth, and it definitively ends “A sturdy Marriage.”

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Download E-books The Collected Stories of Amy Hempel PDF

By Amy Hempel

Amy Hempel is a grasp of the fast tale. This celebrated quantity gathers jointly her entire paintings -- 4 brief collections of attractive tales approximately marriages, minor mess ups, and moments of revelation.

along with her inimitable compassion and wit, Hempel introduces characters who make offerings that appear inevitable, and whose longings and misgivings evoke everlasting human adventure.

For readers who've identified Hempel's paintings for many years and should you are only studying her, this critical quantity includes the entire tales in Reasons to Live, At the Gates of the Animal Kingdom, Tumble Home, and The puppy of the Marriage. No reader of serious writing might be with no it.

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Download E-books The Plagiarist: A Novella PDF

By Hugh Howey

Adam Griffey resides lives. by way of day, he teaches literature. At evening, he steals it. Adam is a plagiarist, knowledgeable reader with an eye fixed for nice works. He prowls simulated worlds perusing digital texts, trying to find the following large factor. And while he unearths it, he memorizes it web page by means of web page, line through line, notice for observe. after which he brings it again to his international, the genuine international, and he sells it. yet what occurs while those digital worlds start to appear extra actual than his personal? What occurs while the folks inside of them suggest extra to him than flesh and blood? What occurs while a residing factor falls in love with somebody who doesn't really exist?

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Download E-books Nightshade and Damnations PDF

By Gerald Kersh

"No mortal can write this well." - Harlan Ellison

"Kersh has a wierd, perverted experience of genius. and the way he can write." - Virginia Kirkus

"Gerald Kersh had a wild mind's eye matched by way of a bright, near-hallucinatory type. a lot of his options are so unique that they blur the excellence among myth, technological know-how fiction, secret, and horror, however the cumulative influence of his brief tales is awful within the extreme." - Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural

An excursion in South the United States uncovers a terrifying race of guys with out bones who actually suck the existence out in their prey. a guy in twentieth century London makes a frightening discovery a few monster discovered off the coast of Brighton in 1745. A sea captain is going ashore on a abandoned island and reveals what appear to be the bones of a formerly unknown species of monster, in basic terms to benefit that the bones inform a way more tragic story than he may well ever have imagined. A struggle correspondent, none except Kersh himself, is crusing to the US whilst he meets a wierd guy who claims to be 438 years previous. those are the plots of quite a few of the unusual stories you'll find during this publication.

Gerald Kersh (1911-1968) used to be an excellent and creative author acclaimed in his time for his gritty novels of London lifestyles and his usually strange brief fiction, yet he has regrettably turn into ignored in view that his dying. This quantity comprises an advent through award-winning technology fiction writer Harlan Ellison, who additionally chosen the 11 tales that seem during this assortment and which symbolize the superior of Kersh's brief fiction. comprises: "The Queen of Pig Island", "Frozen Beauty", "The Brighton Monster", "Men with no Bones", "Busto Is a Ghost, Too suggest to offer Us a Fright!", "The Ape and the Mystery", "The King Who amassed Clocks", "Bone for Debunkers", "A fortunate Day for the Boar", "Voices within the dirt of Annan", "Whatever occurred to Corporal Cuckoo?"

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Download E-books Little Crackers: Tales from the Edge PDF

By Beda Higgins

Longlisted for the sting Hill and Frank O'Connor brief tale awards 2015. A mom struggles to bond along with her infant child; a pupil obsesses approximately flies spreading their killer germs; an previous guy is on the mercy of his care domestic nurse. humans can glance ‘normal’, yet appearances usually masks a darker internal truth. encouraged through the author’s studies as a nurse over the past thirty years, and written with compassion and a wild mind's eye, 'Little Crackers' opens a global of wierd characters - the paranoid, the remoted, the exploited and the depraved - and increases questions on how we take care of the main susceptible participants of our society. Obsession, dementia, post-natal melancholy, psychosis or even homicide all function during this quirky, magnificent 'Tales of the unforeseen' for the twenty first century.

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