Day's End and Other Bangla Stories

Author: Amiçya Deba,Subha Chakraborty Dasgupta

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788187075219

Category: Short stories, Bengali

Page: 265

View: 454


This Volume Has Translations Of Stories By Jagadish Gupta, Jyotirindra Nandy, Subodh Ghosh, Nalendranath Mitra, Banaphoor And Ashapurna Devi Among Many Others.

Song without End and Other Stories

Author: Neelum Saran Gaur

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 8184755465


Page: 296

View: 2760


In ‘Connectivity’ a retired bureaucrat’s telephone line is accidentally connected to that of a grieving man’s; while a heart surgeon helps his patient across the great abyss in ‘Song without End’. The skilful grooming of a poet is described in ‘A Lane in Lucknow’; and a senile old nawab finds himself a stranger to an altered world in ‘The Taste of Almonds’. In ‘Through the Looking Glass’ a man losing his sight finds he can get to the heart of all the books in his library by an inexplicable miracle; and in ‘Play’ the roles an actor enacts are a source of important life lessons. Song without End and Other Stories is a collection of fifteen captivating short stories by Neelum Saran Gour that amuse and absorb by their lively engagement with people; places and ideas in an unforgettable way. Funny; humane and culturally vibrant; these tales portray characters who are challenged by life and who arrive at their own individual truths.

End of the Tiger and Other Stories

Author: John D. MacDonald

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0307826864

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 5549


End of the Tiger and Other Stories, a classic collection of short fiction from crime writer John D. MacDonald, the beloved author of Cape Fear and the Travis McGee series, is now available as an eBook. As prolific a novelist as John D. MacDonald was in his time, his output as a short-story writer is simply astonishing. All told, just a fraction of the five hundred pieces he produced as a working writer were anthologized, and End of the Tiger and Other Stories is the first of just a few such collections. Although renowned primarily as a noir author, these fifteen handpicked gems showcase MacDonald’s tremendous range. Written between 1947 and 1966, during the golden age of short fiction in America, and appearing in such national magazines as Cosmopolitan, The Saturday Evening Post, Collier’s, and Ladies’ Home Journal, these stories are a timeless testament to a writer at the top of his craft. This collection includes “Hangover,” “The Big Blue,” “The Trouble with Erica,” “Long Shot,” “Looie Follows Me,” “Blurred View,” “The Loveliest Girl in the World,” “Triangle,” “The Bear Trap,” “A Romantic Courtesy,” “The Fast Loose Money,” “The Straw Witch,” “End of the Tiger,” “The Trap of Solid Gold,” and “Afternoon of the Hero.” Features a new Introduction by Dean Koontz Praise for John D. MacDonald “The great entertainer of our age, and a mesmerizing storyteller.”—Stephen King “My favorite novelist of all time.”—Dean Koontz “To diggers a thousand years from now, the works of John D. MacDonald would be a treasure on the order of the tomb of Tutankhamen.”—Kurt Vonnegut “A master storyteller, a masterful suspense writer . . . John D. MacDonald is a shining example for all of us in the field. Talk about the best.”—Mary Higgins Clark

Critical Survey of Short Fiction: Lee K. Abbott - Morley Callaghan

Author: Charles Edward May,Frank Northen Magill

Publisher: Salem PressInc

ISBN: 9780893560072

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 3092

View: 4330


Profiles more than four hundred authors of short fiction from around the world, presenting biographical and bibliographic information and summaries of major works. Also includes a reference volume with a chronology; a bibliography; lists of major award winners; twenty-nine essays on short-fiction history, theory, and world cultures; and three indexes.

The Longest Day and Other Stories

The Longest Day and Other Stories S. Govind Raj [Author]

Author: S. Govind Raj

Publisher: Vishv Books Private Limited

ISBN: 8179877256

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 400

View: 9802


Siraj-ud-Daula, the Nawab of Bengal was neither coward nor afraid of wars. He routed the British army from Calcutta within four days. After that could he defend the State of Bengal in spite of his so many enemies because of his cruelty and profligacy? What caused his downfall? Was it profligacy or cruelty & who and how they conspired against him to take their revenge was a quite intrigue? It is an interesting historical story which one must read along with other interesting and inspiring stories.

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Other Stories

Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1607108704

Category: Fiction

Page: 1052

View: 4177


No home library is complete without the classics! The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Other Stories brings together the essential works from Arthur Conan Doyle in an elegant, leather-bound, omnibus edition—a keepsake to be read and treasured. There is one literary detective who stands above all others, whose powers of deduction are known the world over, whose influence can still be felt in today's most modern whodunits. Who is it, you ask? Why, it's elementary! Sherlock Holmes, the famous gumshoe of 221B Baker Street. And Sir Arthur Conan Doyle--the man who made him famous in such tales as The Hound of the Baskervilles and A Study in Scarlet--changed the world of mysteries, inspiring legions of devoted fans. Whether you're a devotee or you've yet to be awed by Holmes's powers of deduction, you'll love this Canterbury Classics edition of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famous works, including The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, The Sign of Four, The Valley of Fear, The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, The Return of Sherlock Holmes, and The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes. A classic keepsake for fans of detective novels, as well as all great literature, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Other Stories is the perfect addition to any library.

The Short End of the Stick and Other Stories

Author: Irving Shulman

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595009956

Category: Fiction

Page: 260

View: 8975


These nine stories—many of them in novella length—display the entire scope of The Amboy Dukes, author Irving Shulman's unique style. Each offers a highly individual look at a segment of experience—caught mercilessly, ruthlessly explored, and with overtones that echo long after the reader has reached the end of the last page. Titles include: “Tears to Drown the Wind,” “Every Job's an Education” and “Your Hands Entrap my Quivering Heart”.

The Lost World and Other Stories

Author: Arthur Conan Doyle

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781853262456

Category: Fiction

Page: 461

View: 4845


Headed by the larger-than-life figure of Professor Challenger, a scientific expedition sets out to explore a plateau in South America that remains frozen in time from the days when dinosaurs roamed the Earth. Seemingly impossible to penetrate, this lost world holds great danger for the four men, whether from fiendish ape-men or terrifying prehistoric creatures. Arthur Conan Doyle's classic tale of adventure and discovery still excites the reader today just as dinosaurs continue to grip the popular imagination.