Guy De Maupassant is considered one of the fathers of the modern short story and one of the form's finest exponents. The story "Boule de Suif", written in 1880, is his masterpiece. A protege of Flaubert, Maupassant's stories are characterized by their economy of style and efficient, effortless dénouements. Many of the stories are set during the Franco-Prussian War of the 1870s and several describe the futility of war and the innocent civilians who, caught in the conflict, emerge changed. He authored some 300 short stories.
"Fantastic collection of Maupassant"
Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson investigate the legend of a supernatural hound, a beast that may be stalking a young heir on the fog-shrouded moorland that makes up his estate. The best of the Holmes novels!
"The Hound Mystery"
Hodja was a satirical Sufi, believed to have lived and died during the 13th century in today's Turkey. He is considered a populist philosopher and wise man, remembered for his funny stories and anecdotes. He appears in thousands of stories, sometimes witty, sometimes wise. These Hodja tales are replete with subtle humor and wisdom.
Sour and stingy Ebenezer Scrooge's emotional transformation after the supernatural visits of Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come. The novella met with instant success and critical acclaim. A Christmas Carol has never been out of print and has been adapted to film, opera, and other media.
"A Story we can never get enough of."
I wrote La Dolce Vita to fulfill a promise I made to the woman I loved with all my heart for sixty years and continue to love until the end of time. In writing this, I discovered myself. I learned who I am. I learned about selfless devotion. I learned that my life is truly a story. There's a war story, one of the most factual and personal ever told; there's a war- related illness that took a lovely angel to cure.