London Bone And Other Stories

Author: Michael Moorcock
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1473213304
Size: 14,54 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Read: 550

Mysterious fossils found deep under London's streets create a whole new 'heritage' industry - but what does selling London's history mean for the city? In these remarkable stories Moorcock explores the parts of London most of us will never see, and creates a patchwork of tales which build up to a portrait of the whole city.

Love Of Life And Other Stories

Author: Jack London
Editor: The Floating Press
ISBN: 1775419584
Size: 18,50 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Read: 831

Although best known as a master of the action-adventure genre, Jack London's interests were wide-ranging, and the topics he addressed in his prodigious body of work varied significantly, as well. In this engaging collection of tales, London spans the gamut between romance, exploration of unknown lands, and much in between.

Helen Breaks Bones And Other Stories

Author: Robert Dennison
Editor: GeneralStore PublishingHouse
ISBN: 9781894263559
Size: 20,94 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 441

Love Of Life And Other Stories By Jack London

Author: Jack London
Editor: Editora Dracaena
ISBN: 8582182023
Size: 16,56 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 935

Stories of Jack London first published in the early twentieth century. Read now one of the most important names in American literature. Jack London was born John Griffith Chaney on January 12, 1876, in San Francisco, California. After working in the Klondike, London returned home and began publishing stories. His novels, including The Call of the Wild, White Fang and Martin Eden, placed London among the most popular American authors of his time. London, who was also a journalist and an outspoken socialist, died in 1916.

In Hawaii With Jack London

Author: Jack London
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 0710306873
Size: 19,67 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 202

First published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Call Of The Wild White Fang And Other Stories

Author: Jack London
Editor: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141909986
Size: 16,97 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 853

The biting cold and the aching silence of the far North become an unforgettable backdrop for Jack London's vivid, rousing, superbly realistic wilderness adventure stories featuring the author's unique knowledge of the Yukon and the behavior of humans and animals facing nature at its cruelest.

Ark Of Bones And Other Stories

Author: Henry Dumas
Editor: Southern Illinois Univ Pr
Size: 17,64 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 321

A free-lance writer, active in the area of “little magazine” writing and publishing, and a member of the teaching staff of the Experiment in Higher Education at Southern Illinois University in East St. Louis, Henry Dumas had amassed a considerable body of work at the time of his death in 1968 at the age of thirty-four. These two volumes (Ark of Bones and Other Stories and Poetry for my People), comprise most of his work, published and unpublished. They amply show the sensitivity and skill with which he approached the themes of blackness and youth, the preoccupations of the stories, and, in the themes and techniques of the poems, demonstrate the awareness of what an African heritage can mean to an American writer.

Jeeves And The Yule Tide Spirit And Other Stories

Author: P.G. Wodehouse
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1473518598
Size: 15,69 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 503

‘Does one desire the Yule-tide spirit, sir?’ ‘Certainly one does. I am all for it.’ Aunts, engagements, misunderstandings and hangover cures; this delightful collection from ‘the greatest chronicler of a certain kind of Englishness’ (Julian Fellowes) brings together a baker’s dozen of P. G. Wodehouse’s finest short stories. ‘A comic master’ David Walliams ‘A cavalcade of perfect joy’ Caitlin Moran

Moon Face And Other Stories

Author: Jack London
ISBN: 9781689292054
Size: 14,46 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 950

John Claverhouse was a moon-faced man. You know the kind, cheek-bones wide apart, chin and forehead melting into the cheeks to complete the perfect round, and the nose, broad and pudgy, equidistant from the circumference, flattened against the very centre of the face like a dough-ball upon the ceiling. Perhaps that is why I hated him, for truly he had become an offense to my eyes, and I believed the earth to be cumbered with his presence. Perhaps my mother may have been superstitious of the moon and looked upon it over the wrong shoulder at the wrong time.Be that as it may, I hated John Claverhouse. Not that he had done me what society would consider a wrong or an ill turn. Far from it. The evil was of a deeper, subtler sort; so elusive, so intangible, as to defy clear, definite analysis in words. We all experience such things at some period in our lives. For the first time we see a certain individual, one who the very instant before we did not dream existed; and yet, at the first moment of meeting, we say: "I do not like that man." Why do we not like him? Ah, we do not know why; we know only that we do not. We have taken a dislike, that is all. And so I with John Claverhouse.What right had such a man to be happy? Yet he was an optimist. He was always gleeful and laughing. All things were always all right, curse him! Ah I how it grated on my soul that he should be so happy! Other men could laugh, and it did not bother me. I even used to laugh myself--before I met John Claverhouse.But his laugh! It irritated me, maddened me, as nothing else under the sun could irritate or madden me. It haunted me, gripped hold of me, and would not let me go. It was a huge, Gargantuan laugh. Waking or sleeping it was always with me, whirring and jarring across my heart-strings like an enormous rasp. At break of day it came whooping across the fields to spoil my pleasant morning revery. Under the aching noonday glare, when the green things drooped and the birds withdrew to the depths of the forest, and all nature drowsed, his great "Ha! ha!" and "Ho! ho!" rose up to the sky and challenged the sun. And at black midnight, from the lonely cross-roads where he turned from town into his own place, came his plaguey cachinnations to rouse me from my sleep and make me writhe and clench my nails into my palms.I went forth privily in the night-time, and turned his cattle into his fields, and in the morning heard his whooping laugh as he drove them out again. "It is nothing," he said; "the poor, dumb beasties are not to be blamed for straying into fatter pastures."He had a dog he called "Mars," a big, splendid brute, part deer-hound and part blood-hound, and resembling both. Mars was a great delight to him, and they were always together. But I bided my time, and one day, when opportunity was ripe, lured the animal away and settled for him with strychnine and beefsteak. It made positively no impression on John Claverhouse. His laugh was as hearty and frequent as ever, and his face as much like the full moon as it always had been.Then I set fire to his haystacks and his barn. But the next morning, being Sunday, he went forth blithe and cheerful."Where are you going?" I asked him, as he went by the cross-roads."Trout," he said, and his face beamed like a full moon. "I just dote on trout."Was there ever such an impossible man! His whole harvest had gone up in his haystacks and barn. It was uninsured, I knew. And yet, in the face of famine and the rigorous winter, he went out gayly in quest of a mess of trout, forsooth, because he "doted" on them! Had gloom but rested, no matter how lightly, on his brow, or had his bovine countenance grown long and serious and less like the moon, or had he removed that smile but once from off his face, I am sure I could have forgiven him for existing. But no, he grew only more cheerful under misfortune.I insulted him. He looked at me in slow and smiling surprise.

The Mysterious Stranger And Other Stories

Author: Mark Twain
Editor: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486111164
Size: 13,73 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Read: 208

Includes four memorable selections spanning the career of famed American humorist: "The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County," "The £1,000,000 Bank Note," "The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg," and "The Mysterious Stranger."