Download E-books The Portable Chaucer: Revised Edition (Portable Library) PDF

By Geoffrey Chaucer

Within the fourteenth century Geoffrey Chaucer, who served 3 kings as a customs reputable and exact envoy, almost invented English poetry. He did so via marriage ceremony the language of universal speech to metrical verse, making a medium which can accommodate stories of courtly romance, bawdy fabliaux, astute mental portraiture, dramatic monologues, ethical allegories, and its author’s brilliant studying in fields from philosophy to medication and astrology. Chaucer’s accomplishment is unrivaled through any poet prior to Shakespeare and—in The Canterbury Tales and Troilus and Cressida—ranks with that of the good English novelists.
 
Both The Canterbury Tales and Troilus and Cressida are offered entire during this anthology, in clean glossy translations through Theodore Morrison that show either the gravity and gaiety of the center English originals. The moveable Chaucer additionally comprises decisions from The e-book of Duchess, the home of status, The Bird's Parliament, and The Legend of excellent Women, including brief poems. Morrison's advent is essential for its insights into Chaucer as guy and artist, and as a fabricated from the center a long time whose shrewdness, humor, and compassion have a perfectly modern ring.

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Download E-books Declarations of War PDF

By Len Deighton

A number of 13 tales that supply an within view of combating males poised on the fringe of dying. incorporates a new fourteenth tale which looks right here for the first actual time.

Len Deighton's purely choice of shorter fiction, this miraculous array of reports spans twenty-three centuries of warfare.

From Hannibal's march on Rome - while unusual, relocating gadgets terrorise the troops of 1 of the hardest and such a lot skilful armies in background - to the efforts of a belittled Civil warfare common to get his males to stand the accomplice military; to the sunrise skies above an artillery-blasted French battle-line the place a dogfight unfolds, to Vietnam; the place misplaced American squaddies stumble throughout an deserted army airfield. an advantage tale, new to this version, finds a really varied form of conflict, performed out within the present-day Mexican borderlands.

Each tale in Declarations of struggle explores the consequences of conflict upon man's personality, the way it pushes him to behave in a dehumanized, machine-like approach, usually resulting in remarkable deeds, either solid and in poor health. It portrays human clash via a chain of devastating studies and indicates how nice deeds are frequently however the smallest thread within the huge cloth of war.

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Download E-books The Mandarin and Other Stories (Dedalus European Classics) PDF

Eca de Queiroz's sharply satirical paintings aimed to reveal the hypocrisies of his age. within the Mandarin his lascivious anti-heroes Teodoro and Teodorico,are dragged from their slim Lisbon lives into unique encounters with chinese language mandarins, the satan (in the guise of a dark-suited civil servant)and Jesus Christ Himself. This brief novel is followed through the quick tales Jose Matias, The Hanged guy and The Idiosyncrasies of a tender blonde lady.

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Download E-books Katherine Mansfield's Short Stories PDF

By Katherine Mansfield

"Katherine Mansfield's brief Stories," the writer captures a few of the fleeting impressions we stumble upon day-by-day. a few tales, like "The backyard Party", "The Doll's House", "The Daughters of the overdue Colonel", adequately express the experience of loss, the breathlessness of juvenile, and the remorse of unfulfilled lives all in sophisticated but awesome prose. the great thing about Mansfield's writing lies in her poetic description of detail--her strength of suggestion--and her braveness. She was resolute, either in her existence and in her writing, to maneuver opposed to the present of the time. Her existence was once choked with difficulties: her future health, her love existence, and her writing all prompted her measureless soreness, yet regardless of those she lived her existence the best way she selected to stay it. There are30 tales during this very first-class Katherine Mansfield assortment. Her designated descriptions of gadgets are intrinsic to the tales, tiny flickers that opened up and create a canvas on which her characters have interaction. each tale has its personal suppressed ardour as Ms. Mansfield will get correct into the guts of what makes us all human. they're packed with arrivals and departures, spinsterhood and marriage, love and loss and pangs of depression. young ones play a job in her writings, as do differences of social category. existence is a fight for her characters, who're undying of their humanity, although all of them reside in an international that existed greater than eighty years in the past. With infrequent exceptions, the tales are unhappy. Layered with subtleties as they take care of the main issues of lifestyles and dying, "Katherine Mansfield's brief tales" deals many small slices of existence, infrequent glimpses into human nature with sharp insights intended to spark thoughts and emotions within the reader, all whereas delivering a deeply enriching literary event.

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Download E-books Secret Cargo PDF

By Charles Christian

Prickly house travelers, each one with their very own spectacular mystery, locate they've got extra in universal than they before everything inspiration - and never simply their love of early cinema. however the course of real love, and twenty third century know-how (much like today’s) doesn't continually run easily. Can they belief one another and will they belief their rescuers?

The not likely pair of twentieth century movie buffs understand each motion picture finishing ever made yet the place will they be whilst the credit roll?

Secret shipment has been nominated for the British technological know-how Fiction organization Awards 2014.

About the Author

Charles Christian is a former barrister and Reuters correspondent grew to become award-winning expertise journalist, publication writer, blogger, new media maven, technology fiction writer, storyteller and keynote speaker.

His dystopian sci fi and concrete myth tales are Gothic stories for the twenty first century - with a feeling of humour and a topical twist.

Charles lives in Norfolk together with his spouse, Jane, 3 canine and a horse.

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Download E-books The Robert Sheckley Megapack: 15 Classic Science Fiction Stories PDF

By Robert Sheckley

The Robert Sheckley Megapack provides 14 brief tales and 1 novel through the writer Neil Gaiman referred to as "probably the easiest short-story author throughout the '50s to the mid-1960s operating in any field." listed here are stories of event in unusual futures, jam-packed with the wry wit and piercing characterizations that made Sheckley one of many nice writers operating in technology fiction!

"Robert Sheckley: the simplest short-story author the sector has produced." — Alan Dean Foster

"I had no thought the contest was once so terrifyingly good." — Douglas Adams

Included during this quantity are:

WATCHBIRD

THE prestige CIVILIZATION

ASK A silly QUESTION

COST OF LIVING

BAD MEDICINE

DIPLOMATIC IMMUNITY

WARRIOR RACE

THE HOUR OF BATTLE

KEEP YOUR SHAPE

WARM

DEATH WISH

BESIDE nonetheless WATERS

FOREVER

THE LEECH

ONE MAN'S POISON

And you should definitely seek this publication shop for "Wildside Megapack" to work out many extra entries during this sequence, masking technological know-how fiction, fable, mysteries, westerns, classics, and lots more and plenty, a lot more!

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Download E-books A Bottomless Grave: and Other Victorian Tales of Terror (Dover Thrift Editions) PDF

Preoccupied with loss of life, and repressed in lots of components in their lives, Victorians appear to have stumbled on an emotional outlet in ghost tales, eerie stories, and a fascination with the macabre. Writers of the period fed this urge for food with a continuous dinner party of news steeped in terror and the supernatural.
This certain assortment gathers jointly 21 of those Victorian-era spine-tinglers, yet in contrast to so much anthologies, which characteristic an identical drained stories, this quantity comprises 21 impressive, yet missed tales from that point interval. The manufactured from painstaking learn in libraries, old bookshops, and different out-of-the-way documents, those infrequent gemstones comprise the name tale, a black comedy by way of Ambrose Bierce; "The send that observed a Ghost," a story of seafaring secret by way of Frank Norris; "The Tomb," man de Maupassant's ugly account of 1 man's incurable eager for his deceased lover; Richard Marsh's unsettling story of "The Haunted Chair," and 17 more.
Compelling stories via such lesser-known writers as Dorothea Gerard, J. Keighley Snowden, Robert Barr, and Georgina C. Clark around out this choice of rigorously selected, hard-to-find narratives, absolute to pride the main discerning reader of Victorian stories of terror and the supernatural.

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Download E-books Store of the Worlds: The Stories of Robert Sheckley (New York Review Books Classics) PDF

By Robert Sheckley

An NYRB Classics Original

Robert Sheckley was once an eccentric grasp of the yankee  brief tale, and his stories, no matter if set in dystopic city­scapes, ultramodern advertisements companies, or aboard spaceships lighting fixtures out for opposed planets, are one of the so much startlingly unique of the 20 th century. at the present time, because the new worlds, exchange universes, and artificial pleasures Sheckley foretold turn into our truth, his imaginative and prescient starts off to appear much less absurdist and extra prophetic. This retrospective choice, selected by means of Jonathan Lethem and Alex Abramovich, brings jointly the easiest of Sheckley’s deadpan farces, proving once more that he belongs beside such mordant critics of up to date mores as Bruce Jay Friedman, Terry Southern, and Thomas Pynchon.

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Download E-books Eldritch Tales: A Miscellany of the Macabre PDF

Following the outstanding good fortune of Necronomicon, its significant other quantity brings jointly Lovecraft's final significant tales plus his bizarre poetry, a couple of vague revisions, and a few outstanding nonfiction, together with the seminal serious essay "Supernatural Horror in Literature."

Gathering jointly in chronological order the remainder of Lovecraft's infrequently noticeable yet impressive brief fiction, this assortment contains the whole lot of the long-out-of-print number of thirty-six sonnets "Fungi from Yuggoth."

Lovecraft died on the age of forty-seven, yet in his brief lifestyles he became out dozens of reports that modified the face of horror. His impressive mind's eye spawned either the Elder God Cthulhu and his eldritch cohorts, in addition to the surprisingly compelling city of Innsmouth, all of which characteristic the following.

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