This third and final collection of Classic Ghost Stories contains these chillers: "Mr. Justice Harbottle" by Joseph Sheridan Lefanu; "The Seventh Man" by Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch; "Some Haunted Houses" by Ambrose Bierce; "Miss Dulane and My Lord" by Wilkie Collins; and more.
Poignant, inspiring, and full of wisdom, Morning Song celebrates the joy a new child brings to the life of parents and family. With sources ranging from the Bible, Sappho, and traditional songs to Dickinson, Yeats, Frost, and our outstanding contemporary poets, this beautiful collection summons the cosmic and the comic, the spiritual and the pragmatic, the whimsical and the divine.
The Greatest Mysteries of All Time, Volume 6 is an exciting addition to this series, featuring the most acclaimed writers, past and present. This unique collection of master writers, including Wilkie Collins, Aldous Huxley, and Edith Wharton, edited by multi-award winning mystery connoisseur Otto Penzler, is a delightful mixture of mystery and suspense.
"Not Wise" by George Packer; "Choke Artist" by Lauren Collins; "Through the Roof" by James Surowiecki; "Memento Mori" by David Sedaris; "Rummy in Love" by Bruce McCall; "Once in a Lifetime" by Jhumpa Lahiri; and "Chosing Sides" by Anthony Lane.
Genuinely chilling narratives of paranormal phenomena, the returning dead, uncanny apparitions, sinister happenings and inexplicable events which make your blood run cold. Listen in the dark... if you dare!
"Nice Stories - Shame about the Voice!"
When Peter Russell finally meets the woman of his dreams, he falls as madly in love as you can on a flight from New York to L.A. Her name is Holly. She's achingly pretty with strawberry-blonde hair, and she reads Thomas Mann for pleasure. She gives Peter her phone number on a page of The Magic Mountain, but in his room that night, Peter finds the page is inexplicably, impossibly, enragingly...gone.
"I Like This Stupid Book :-)"
From ancient soothsayers to Wall Street stock pickers, humans have always yearned to be able to tell the future. The ability, needless to say, has mostly been overstated. But what if there was a sense in which you really could tell the future? And what if we could also make a particular outcome more likely, even certain? The emerging technology known as gene drives offers just such a prospect for favoring particular traits in future plants and animals.
Charles Dickens once again gathers his favourite storytellers around him and 'conducts' the story of 'The Wreck of the Golden Mary'. Dickens leads, Percy Fitzgerald, Harriet Parr, Adelaide Anne Procter, and others follow....
"All that glitters aint neccessarily gold"
Seven strange stories of intriguing optical illusions. The Diamond Lens by Fitz James O'BrienThe Devil's Spectacles by Wilkie CollinsThe Secret of the Smoked Spectacles by William Le QueuxMy Black Mirror by Wilkie CollinsThe Man who was Blind by Edwin PughA Coincidence by A. J. AlanTitbottom’s Spectacles by George William Curtis.
The stuff of nightmares! A terrifying collection of stories about haunted rooms, strange beds, terrifying dreams and sleepless nights. Listen at bedtime if you dare!
"Smoke on the Water", by David Remnick; "Dream On", by Ben McGrath; "Everything, Everywhere", by Michael Schulman; "Home Economics", by James Surowiecki; "The Other Obama", by Lauren Collins; "By the Foot", by Ian Frazier; "Advanced Placement", by Janet Malcolm; and "Class Acts", by David Denby.
"Puppetry", by Hendrik Hertzberg; "Are You the Messiah?", by Lauren Collins; "The Fun Stuff", by James Wood; "Dead Certain", by George Packer; "Nutty", by Paul Rudnick; and "Command Performances", by Anthony Lane.
"Study Buddy" by Ben McGrath; "Mr. Berendt's Party" by Lauren Collins; "Morales's Mistake" by James Surowiecki; "The Murrow Doctrine" by Nicholas Lemann; "The Pursuit of Happiness" by Tad Friend; and "Battle Lines" by David Denby.
"Too Much Information" by James Surowiecki; "Ready, Set, Rample" by Judith Thurman; "Barefootin'" by Lauren Collins; "Where Hip-Hop Lives" by Ben McGrath; "Fighting Faiths" by George Packer; and "Going Long" by John Cassidy.
"Bah Humbug" by Hendrik Hertzberg; "Baghdad to Swarthmore" by Ben McGrath; "Magnum P.I.s" by Lauren Collins; "Blackberry Picking" by James Surowiecki; "Far from Narnia" by Laura Miller; "All that Glitters" by Louis Menand; and "The Other" by Anthony Lane.
There are eight articles in this edition: "Love and Politics", by Adam Gopnik, "The King of Reading", by Nick Paumgarten, "Splitting Threads", by Lauren Collins, "The Tata Invasion", by James Surowiecki, "The Choice", by George Packer, "Last Session", by John Kenney, "Buying a Cure", by Jerome Groopman, and "Monstrous Times", by Anthony Lane.