Download E-books Le Père Milon et autres nouvelles PDF

By Guy de Maupassant

Notre édition complète des nouvelles de Maupassant se poursuit par ce quantity, publié en 1899, six ans après l. a. mort de l'écrivain. Presque tous ces récits avaient paru dans l. a. presse. Certains d'entre eux ont été développés dans Une vie. Le recueil est riche en 'contes cruels', qui abordent les gouffres noirs de l'être humain. On y rencontre aussi des histoires comiques. Les femmes y sont décrites comme menteuses, entièrement soumises à leur physiologie, et à leur intérêt amoureux. Les deux sexes sont incapables de se comprendre, affirme Maupassant, grand lecteur de Schopenhauer.

Les hommes ne sont pas présentés de manière plus optimiste : brutaux, naïfs, odieux. Il y a aussi les exclus de l. a. vie ou de los angeles société : vieilles filles, enfants naturels, drogués, prêtres, femme défigurée, aveugle, paralytique : l'homme est merciless envers les faibles. l. a. guerre est l'expression favourite de cette cruauté, que dénonce los angeles nouvelle 'Le Père Milon'.

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Download E-books Perchance to Dream: Selected Stories PDF

The profoundly unique and wildly wonderful brief tales of a mythical Twilight Zone author, with a foreword through Ray Bradbury and an afterword by way of William Shatner
It is just ordinary that Charles Beaumont may make a reputation for himself crafting scripts for The Twilight Zone—for his was once an mind's eye so unlimited it should have emerged from another measurement. Perchance to Dream contains a range of Beaumont’s best tales, together with seven that he later tailored for Twilight Zone episodes.

Beaumont dreamed up fantasies so gigantic and sundry they burst throughout the partitions of no matter what field may possibly include them. Supernatural, horror, noir, technology fiction, delusion, pulp, and extra: all have been both at domestic in his wondrous brain. those are tales the place lions stalk the plains, vintage automobiles rove the streets, and spacecraft hover simply overhead. right here roam musicians, magicians, vampires, monsters, toreros, extraterrestrials, androids, and even perhaps the satan himself. With dizzying feats of grasp storytelling and joyously eccentric humor, Beaumont remodeled his nightmares and reveries into impeccably crafted tales that depart themselves indelibly stamped upon the partitions of the brain. In Beaumont’s arms, not anything is very unlikely: all of it turns out believable, even likely.

For greater than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the major writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the simplest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts more suitable through introductions and notes via special students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations via award-winning translators.

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The six tales in Outside exhibit Barry Lopez’s majestic expertise as a fiction author. Lopez writes in spare prose, yet his narratives resonate with an uncanny energy. With a reverence for our external and inside landscapes, those tales provide profound perception into the relationships among people and animals, creativity and wonder, and, finally, lifestyles and dying. time and again, no matter if describing a Navajo rug owning the essence of its maker, a boy who can switch locations together with his half-coyote puppy (named Leaves), or a instructor whose presence brings into query the that means of friendship, Lopez portrays elemental and sacred locations. His prose transcends its simplicity to go into areas of ask yourself and secret. As James Perrin Warren says in his compelling creation, “Lopez’s narrators endure witness to outstanding styles and reasons . . . The storyteller is key to the group and to a fit panorama, however the very important courting is additionally reciprocal. . . . We take part, in addition to Lopez, within the lengthy heritage of storytelling. We turn into a part of the ambience during which knowledge indicates itself.”

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Download E-books 41 Stories: 150th Anniversary Edition (Signet Classics) PDF

By O. Henry, Burton Raffel

The grasp of Irony

Readers across the world realize O. Henry because the top brief tale author of the early 20th century. well known as a grasp of irony, O. Henry additionally screens the following fantastic wordplay and a wry mixture of pathos and humor.

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Download E-books Mary and O'Neil: A Novel in Stories PDF

By Justin Cronin

Mary and O’Neil often marveled at how, of the entire lives they could have led, that they had by some means came upon this one jointly. after they met on the Philadelphia highschool the place they’d come to educate, every one had suffered a profound loss that had no longer healed. How most probably used to be it that they can discover ways to belief, less love, again?

Justin Cronin’s poignant debut lines the lives of Mary Olson and O’Neil Burke, susceptible younger lecturers who rediscover in one another an international alive with promise and desire. From the formative reports in their early maturity to marriage, parenthood, and past, this novel in tales illuminates the moments of grace that allow Mary and O’Neil to make peace with the deep emotional legacies that hang-out them: the unexpected, mysterious loss of life of O’Neil’s mom and dad, Mary’s long-ago choice to finish a being pregnant, O’Neil’s sister’s conflict with disorder and a stricken marriage. Alive with magical nuance and unforeseen encounters, Mary and O’Neil celebrates the unusual in universal lives, and the redemptive energy of affection.

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Download E-books Resplendent: Destiny's Children Book Four PDF

By Stephen Baxter

RESPLENDENT is a suite of reports that encompasses mankind's epic struggle for survival opposed to the Xeelee, a story of the way guy will swap and evolve over our epic trip out into the universe. those stories will surround the increase of sub-molecular empires within the first nanoseconds after the large Bang to mankind's ultimate transformation.

Full of state-of-the-art technology, descriptions of time and house on a mind-boggling scale and noteworthy, all-too-human characters. it really is either the capstone to 1 of the main major sequence within the historical past of SF and a outstanding fulfillment in its personal correct. this can be a mature and uniquely gifted author on the top of his powers.

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Download E-books Fugue State PDF

By Brian Evenson

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

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

“Brian Evenson is likely one of the treasures of yankee tale writing, a real successor either to the iteration of Coover, Barthelme, Hawkes and Co., but in addition 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 dangerous territory. learn at your individual risk."—Kelly Link

Illustrated through photo 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 girl trapped in a mime’s imaginary field, and from a post-apocalyptic misidentified Messiah to unwitting portraitists of the useless, the mind-bending global of this modern day Edgar Allan Poe exposes the horror contained inside of 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 site at

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By Jerzy Pilch

Neither strictly a suite of news nor a singular, the 10 items that include My First Suicide straddle the road among intimate revelation and drunken confession. via turns nostalgic and poetic, those tales mix irony and humor, anecdote and gossip, love and wish with an irresistibly readable variety that's classic Pilch.

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