Selected Tales

Author: Edgar Allan Poe
Editor: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191605212
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Since their first publication in the 1830s and 1840s, Edgar Allan Poe's extraordinary Gothic tales have established themselves as classics of horror fiction and have also created many of the conventions which still dominate the genre of detective fiction. Yet, as well as being highly enjoyable, Poe's tales are works of very real intellectual exploration. Abandoning the criteria of characterization and plotting in favour of blurred boundaries between self and other, will and morality, identity and memory, Poe uses the Gothic to question the integrity of human existence. Indeed, Poe is less interested in solving puzzles or in moral retribution than in exposing the misconceptions that make things seem `mysterious' in the first place. Attentive to the historical and political dimensions of these very American tales, this new critical edition selects twenty-four tales and places the most popular - `The Fall of the House of Usher', `The Masque of the Red Death', `The Murders in the Rue Morgue; and `The Purloined Letter' - alongside less well-known travel narratives, metaphysical essays and political satires. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Selected Tales

Author: Brothers Grimm
Editor: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0241245052
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Selected Tales contains some of the most timeless and enchanting folk and fairy tales collected by the Brothers Grimm, translated with an introduction by David Luke in Penguin Classics. These folktales collected by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm are among the most memorable stories in European culture - conjuring up a world of spells and bewitchment, outwitted villains and cruel stepmothers, animal bridegrooms and enchanted princesses. Tales such as 'Hansel and Gretel', 'Little Red Cape' and 'The Robber Bridegroom' depict the dangers lurking in dark forests, and others, including 'Briar-Rose' and 'Snow White' show young beauties punished by unforgiving sorceresses. Other tales include 'Thickasathumb', which portrays a childless young couple whose wish for a baby is granted in an unexpected way, while 'The Frog King' tells of a rash promise made by a haughty princess to share her bed with a frog, and a fortune is won in 'The Blue Lamp', when a soldier gains a kingdom with the help of a magic lamp. David Luke's vibrant translation is accompanied by an introduction discussing the key themes of the tales and the literary background of the Brothers Grimm. This edition also includes new further reading and a chronology, with notes and a glossary. Jacob (1785-1863) and Wilhelm (1786-1859) are nowadays simply known as 'the brothers Grimm'. Both brothers were state-appointed librarians in Kassel, and later members of the Academy of Arts and Sciences in Berlin, where Frederick William IV of Prussia had invited them to settle. Two of Germany's greatest scholars, Jacob is regarded as the founder of the scientific study of the German language, and with his brother Wilhelm initiated the Deutsches Wörterbuch, a dictionary of all words in modern High German since 1450. If you enjoyed the Selected Tales of the Brothers Grimm, you might like Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales, also available in Penguin Classics.

Selected Tales Of The Genii Ed By R Whately

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Selected Tales

Author: James Henry
Editor: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141905352
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Throughout his life, Henry James was drawn to the short story form for the freedom and variety it offered. The nineteen stories in this selection span James's career, from brief tales to longer works, all exploring his concerns with the old world and the new, money, fame and art. 'Daisy Miller', the work that first brought him fame, depicts a bold, unsophisticated American girl abroad, and 'In the Cage' portrays a young telegraphist's romantic fantasies about customers who send telegrams from her post office. In 'The Birthplace' a Stratford tour guide embellishes the Shakespeare legend, while in the late masterpiece 'The Jolly Corner', an elderly American returns from Europe and encounters a strange apparition. Haunting, witty and beautifully drawn, James's tales are as complex and resonant as his novels.

Animals Are My Friends 12 Selected Tales From Around The World Ages 3 And Above

Author: José Arias Pepín
Editor: José Arias Pepín
ISBN: 840913053X
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Why do animals have tails? Why does the rooster sing “Cock-a-doodle-do!” at sunrise? The dog... comes from the wolf? We will find the answers in this selection of twelve popular stories from around the world for children between three and five years old and first readers. They have been carefully chosen and adapted by a storyteller for his story-telling sessions. The animals are the protagonists, together with a red-haired mermaid, the fairy who takes care of the animals or Amanikable, the protector of the seas. Through their adventures, we will learn in a funny way important values for children, such as friendship, generosity or knowledge of nature. The book contains twelve charming original illustrations. The tales are: "Why do animals have tails? (Finland), "The ant and the grain of wheat" (Spain), "The rooster Kirico" (Central America), "The two wolves" (North America), "Strength is in Numbers" (Sri Lanka), "The grateful squirrel" (Korea), "The Antelope and the Snail" (Africa), "The Fisherman and the Mermaid" (Scotland), "The Lost Kitten" (Russia), "The Rabbit and the Elephant" (Zambia), "The St Bernard Dog" (Switzerland) and "The First Seahorses" (Oceania). They are stories that belong to the oral tradition of the five continents and it is possible to find similar versions in different countries.

Selected Tales

Author: Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
Editor: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780199555581
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This new translation offers a more representative selection of the Grimms' tales by including fables and morality tales as well as all the best known 'fairy' tales. It faithfully conveys the Grimms' own texts and provides a wealth of information about the origins of the stories, their literary evolution at the hands of the Grimms, with examples of earlier versions and stories that were omitted as being unsuitable for children.

Selected Tales And Sketches

Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101077808
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The short fiction of a writer who helped to shape the course of American literature. With a determined commitment to the history of his native land, Nathaniel Hawthorne revealed, more incisively than any writer of his generation, the nature of a distinctly American consciousness. The pieces collected here deal with essentially American matters: the Puritan past, the Indians, the Revolution. But Hawthorne was highly - often wickedly - unorthodox in his account of life in early America, and his precisely constructed plots quickly engage the reader's imagination. Written in the 1820s, 30s, and 40s, these works are informed by themes that reappear in Hawthorne's longer works: The Scarlet Letter, The House of the Seven Gables and The Blithedale Romance. And, as Michael J. Colacurcio points out in his excellent introduction, they are themes that are now deeply embedded in the American literary tradition.

Evangeline And Selected Tales And Poems

Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101157640
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Distinguished poet Horace Gregory has selected thirty-seven of Longfellow's most enduring poems for this edition, the only paperback of Longfellow's poetry in print.

Shlomo S Stories

Author: Shlomo Carlebach
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1568219601
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A collection of stories by the late, world-renowned rabbi and folk singer Shlomo Carlebach.

Selected Tales

Author: Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev
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Selected Tales

Author: David Herbert Lawrence
Editor: Heinemann Educational Publishers
ISBN: 9780435121747
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One of a series of top-quality fiction for schools, this selection of short stories offers an introduction to the longer and more difficult novels of D.H. Lawrence.

Droll Stories

Author: Honore de Balzac
Editor: Dover Publications
ISBN: 0486826678
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These choice selections from Honoré de Balzac's Droll Stories offer a lively and lusty portrait of sixteenth-century French life and manners. Told in the tradition of Boccaccio, Chaucer, and Rabelais, they allegedly originated in manuscripts from the abbeys of Touraine. Originally published in three sets of ten tales in the 1830s, the stories abound in episodes of good-humored licentiousness that scandalized Balzac's contemporaries and continue to delight modern readers. French novelist and playwright Honoré de Balzac (1799–1850) was a founder of realism in European literature. An inspiration to Proust, Dickens, Faulkner, Dostoyevsky, and countless others, Balzac wrote works that were hailed for their multifaceted characters and exquisite attention to detail. This edition's excellent translation was the first to make his Contes Drolatiques available to English-speaking readers.

Selected Tales For Children And Young People

Author: Maria Edgeworth
Editor: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137341203
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Maria Edgeworth was a pioneer of realist children's literature. This critical edition reveals the range of her writing for children, ranging from stories for very young children to tales for young adults, and includes The Purple Jar, The Good Aunt and The Grateful Negro. Annotated with a comprehensive introduction based on original research.

The Decameron

Author: Giovanni Boccaccio
Editor: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486149463
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A group of escapees from plague-ridden Florence pass the time by telling tales of romance in this landmark of medieval literature. Features 25 of the original 100 stories. J. M. Rigg translation.

Selected Tales

Author: Henryk Sienkiewicz
Editor: American Institute of Polish Culture
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Selected Tales

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Sixty-five German folk-fairy tales with explanatory, introductory material, notes on each individual selection, and a glossary of Scots words.

Selected Tales

Author: graf Leo Tolstoy
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Selected Tales From Beatrix Potter

Author: Beatrix Potter
Editor: Frederick Warne Publishers
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Collects four of the author's stories about animals, including "The tale of Peter Rabbit" and "The tale of Timmy Tiptoes."

Selected Tales From Tales Of A Traveller

Author: Washington Irving
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King Arthur And His Knights

Author: Howard Pyle
Editor: e-artnow
ISBN: 8026884310
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The Story of King Arthur and His Knights consists of a large series of episodes in the legend of the mythological first king of Britain King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table. First part of the book tells how young Arthur pulled a sword out of an anvil, how he learned of his royal lineage, and how he thus became king. Second part tells the stories of Merlin, Sir Pellias, Sir Gawaine and other noble knights.