By W. Somerset Maugham
The tales during this assortment movement from Malaya to the United States and England, and comprise a few of Maugham's most renowned stories; 'Flotsam and Jetsam', the tale of an previous lady trapped for years in a loveless marriage within the distant rubber plantations; 'The guy with the Scar', and particularly the outlet tale 'The Vessel of Wrath', a story of the unforeseen love that grows among a religious missionary nurse and a drunken reprobate. during this moment quantity of his accumulated tales, Maugham illustrates his attribute wry belief of human foibles and his genius for evoking compelling drama from an acute experience of time and position.
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The tales during this assortment circulation from Malaya to the US and England, and contain a few of Maugham's most renowned stories; 'Flotsam and Jetsam', the tale of an previous lady trapped for years in a loveless marriage within the distant rubber plantations; 'The guy with the Scar', and significantly the hole tale 'The Vessel of Wrath', a story of the unforeseen love that grows among a religious missionary nurse and a drunken reprobate.
For the 1st time in publishing heritage, Delphi Classics is proud to give the full works of grasp storyteller Ambrose Bierce. This entire book is spiced with a variety of illustrations, infrequent and forgotten texts, concise introductions and the standard Delphi bonus fabric. (Version 1)
* fantastically illustrated with pictures in terms of Bierce's lifestyles and works
* Concise introductions to the collections and different texts
* The infrequent novella THE DANCE OF demise seems to be the following for the 1st time in electronic print
* all of the brief tale collections, with person contents tables
* that includes 475 stories, many showing for the 1st time in electronic print
* pictures of ways the books have been first published, giving your eReader a style of the unique texts
* first-class formatting of the texts
* well-known works equivalent to COBWEBS FROM AN EMPTY SKULL
are absolutely illustrated with their unique artwork
* designated chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the poetry, essays and the quick stories
* simply find the works you need to read
* the whole non-fiction, with many scarce essays and newspaper articles
* comprises Bierce's letters - spend hours exploring the author’s own correspondence
* targeted feedback part, with essays comparing Bierce’s contribution to literature
* additionally offers a different ‘Biercian Texts’ part with attention-grabbing articles at the works and disappearance of Ambrose Bierce
* contains a bonus full-length biography - observe Bierce's literary life
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres
THE DANCE OF DEATH
THE MONK AND THE HANGMAN’S DAUGHTER
THE LAND past THE BLOW
The brief tale Collections
THE FIEND’S DELIGHT
COBWEBS FROM AN EMPTY SKULL
PRESENT AT a dangling, AND different GHOST STORIES
IN THE MIDST OF existence: stories OF squaddies AND CIVILIANS
CAN SUCH issues BE?
THE PARENTICIDE CLUB
THE FOURTH ESTATE
THE OCEAN WAVE
KINGS OF BEASTS
The brief Stories
LIST OF brief tales IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER
LIST OF brief tales IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER
The Poetry Collections
BLACK BEETLES IN AMBER
SHAPES OF CLAY
FABLES IN RHYME
SOME ANTE-MORTEM EPITAPHS
THE SCRAP HEAP
LIST OF POEMS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER
LIST OF POEMS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER
THE SHADOW at the DIAL, AND different ESSAYS
THE DEVIL’S DICTIONARY
WRITE IT RIGHT
ASHES OF THE BEACON
“ON WITH THE DANCE! ”: A REVIEW
A CYNIC appears to be like AT LIFE
BITS OF AUTOBIOGRAPHY
MISCELLANEOUS ARTICLES AND REVIEWS
LIST OF ESSAYS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER
LIST OF ESSAYS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER
THE LETTERS OF AMBROSE BIERCE
AMBROSE BIERCE by means of Vincent Starrett
AMBROSE BIERCE: AN APPRAISAL by way of Frederic Tabor Cooper
ANOTHER try and advance BIERCE INTO IMMORTALITY
THE UNDERGROUND attractiveness OF AMBROSE BIERCE
AMBROSE BIERCE via Ella Sterling Cummins
LIST OF BIERCIAN ARTICLES AND REVIEWS
AMBROSE BIERCE: A BIOGRAPHY by means of Carey McWilliams
Certainly one of Ray Bradbury’s vintage brief tale collections, to be had in book for the 1st time.
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Plus seventeen different extraordinary stories via Ray Bradbury, grasp of wonderful fiction, writer of the Martian Chronicles and Fahrenheit 451.
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Probably before you were born. ’’ ‘‘That’s a long time ago. ’’ ‘‘Once you have it you don’t forget it,’’ he replied, and as we waited for the EKG he told me the story. He was out in the desert, testing a new heat-seeking missile for the Air Force. The crew was up before dawn, and the ⅐ 33 ⅐ target—burning oil drums—was visible for miles across the ﬂats. He stood in the open with a radio, wearing a white dress shirt because he was expected at the ofﬁce later that morning. They ﬁred the missile from over the horizon, and it came across the desert at two thousand miles per hour.
Now I could have read anything there. ‘‘It must have been the Word,’’ the attending said, looking down at her, his face grim. For an instant he looked angry, vengeful. And there it was, blue-black, the full size of my thumb, held in the pathologist’s tweezers. The blood clot. ’’ The attending looked solemn, stern, but the anger I had seen was gone. Surprised, we simply nodded as he bowed his head and spoke. Our father who art in heaven Hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.
Dull, vague, in his chest, going up into his neck and down his left arm. He felt sick to his stomach. He felt like he couldn’t breathe. ’’ He looked up at me, breathing more easily now on the oxygen, his lips growing pink again. ‘‘I had pain exactly like this thirty years ago,’’ he said. ‘‘Probably before you were born. ’’ ‘‘That’s a long time ago. ’’ ‘‘Once you have it you don’t forget it,’’ he replied, and as we waited for the EKG he told me the story. He was out in the desert, testing a new heat-seeking missile for the Air Force.