The best detective stories of Agatha Christie shows the author's tendencies. Contrived and very good writer formed an interesting and readable stories in a book. Moreover, the book contains seven entertaining collection of stories which deal with robberies or murders.
'American literature and the short story might be said to have come of age at about the same time, and this, along with something in the bustling and energetic American temperament, might go some way towards explaining why the two go together as well as they do.' Twenty-one short stories from some of the best American writers over the last two hundred years provide a mesmerizing, multi-faceted portrait of a country, a people and the unique literature produced by this most exuberant of nations.
The now-famous "Nick Adams" stories show a memorable character growing from child to adolescent to soldier, veteran, writer, and parent -- a sequence closely paralleling the events of Hemingway's life. In this arrangement Nick Adams emerges clearly as the first in a long line of Hemingway's fictional selves. Later versions were all to have behind them part of Nick's history and, correspondingly, part of Hemingway's. This is a must-have for fans of the iconic author.
Containing 29 stories all originally published in the "Strand", this collection provides a rich mix of horror and the supernatural for all lovers of the macabre. In addition to ghost stories, there are tales of unnatural disasters, of horrifying monsters, of madness and revenge, and even comic fantasies. As well as chilling contributions from Graham Greene, Conan Doyle, H.G.Wells, Villiers de l'Isle Adam, and Sapper, there are unsettling stories from the more unlikely pens of Beverley Nichols, D.H.Lawrence, and children's writer E.Nesbit.
A Companion to the American Short Story traces the development of this versatile literary genre over the past 200 years. Sets the short story in context, paying attention to the interaction of cultural forces and aesthetic principles. Contributes to the ongoing redefinition of the American canon, with close attention to the achievements of women writers as well as such important genres as the ghost story and detective fiction. Embraces diverse traditions including African-American, Jewish-American, Latino, Native-American, and regional short story writing. Includes a section focused on specific authors and texts, from Edgar Allen Poe to John Updike
DH Lawrence is famous, or infamous depending on your point of view, for the novel Lady Chatterly's Lover. "England my England" is a most enjoyable collection of short stories investigating human emotions with some quite unexpected twists and turns that keeps you guessing to the end. The stories are generally around a dozen pages each and as such make excellent bedtime reading.
The stories in this book are in fact one story, that of a society adrift, like a shipwrecked crew upon a raft: fifty million people upon a wet and windy island in the Atlantic Ocean. Half of the inhabitants of Great Britain have been sold a patent medicine of peculiar austerity. Some of the characters in these stories complain of this medicine: but there is a far worse corrective others maintain, namely the Red Pills of Old Uncle Joe. The social medicines of the 'kindly' British spare you from the necessity of taking Old Uncle Joe's Red Pills.