Quick reads by great writers.
This book is a special edition of "Quick Reads" series. ... "To buy books would be a good thing", observed Arthur Schopenhauer, "if we also could buy the time to read them". All devoted readers long for more time to spend with their books, and the next best thing to buying time is making the most of the available moments. "Great Short Short Stories: Quick Reads by Great Writers" offers that opportunity. An outstanding collection of 30 brilliant short stories, each just six or fewer pages in length, it provides the chance to absorb an entire story (or ...|
Among the country's greatest artistic contributions, twentieth-century Russian literature was revolutionary on its approach to realism, injecting characters with human weaknesses familiar to all. It also provided fodder for other such important concepts as existentialism and even passive resistance, which was rooted in the works of Tolstoy and practiced successfully by Gandhi and Martin Luther King.
The twelve powerful short stories in this collection are excellent examples of writing by the foremost authors from Russia's Golden Age of Literature. Ideal for students of Russian literature, this magnificent ...|
Featuring 19 of the finest works from the most distinguished writers in the American short-story tradition, this new compilation begins with Nathaniel Hawthorne's 1835 tale "Young Goodman Brown" and ranges across an entire century, concluding with Ernest Hemingway's 1927 classic, "The Killers".
Other selections include Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart", Melville's "Bartleby", Harte's "The Luck of Roaring Camp", "To Build a Fire", by Jack London, "The Real Thing" by Henry James, F. Scott Fitzgerald's "Bernice Bobs Her Hair", ...|
The delighted wonder surrounding a cat that has learned to talk quickly turns to dismay when the feline's conversation involves the scandalous remarks he's overheard. "Tobermory" abounds in the irony for which its author, Saki, is well known and admired. Along with the other short stories in this first-rate anthology, it showcases the talents of a renowned British writer.
Other stories include Anthony Trollope's "The Parson's Daughter of Oxney Colne," a subtle study of the psychological cost of maintaining self-esteem; Thomas Hardy's "The Fiddler of the Reels", in which ...|
Twelve of the finest short stories by great French writers comprise this excellent collection, with themes that range from desire and psychological intrigue to the mysteries of failure and success.
Classic explorations of passion, terror and fate, these enduring literary gems will be invaluable to student and teachers and a joy for anyone who delights in fine writing. ...|