Selected Short FictionSelected Short Fiction



These short works display Dickens's exuberant sense of comedy and character as his imagination is given free rein.

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780140431032

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Page: 432

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This witty and amusing collection of short pieces shows Dickens liberated from the more formal and sustained demands of the novel and experimenting with a diverse range of fictional techniques. In his tales of the supernatural, he creates frighteningly believable, spine-tingling stories of prophetic dreams and visions, as well as more fantastical adventures with goblins and apparitions. Impressionistic sketches combine imaginatively heightened travel journals with wry observations of home and abroad, while in his dramatic monologues, Dickens demonstrates his talent for exploring the secret workings of the human mind. These short works display Dickens's exuberant sense of comedy and character as his imagination is given free rein.

Selected Short FictionSelected Short Fiction



Dickens himself seems to have valued his short fiction precisely because it gave opportunities to express fancy in ... Nonetheless, this selection demonstrates in varying ways the essential characteristics of all Dickens's writing – his ...

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141936932

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Page: 432

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This witty and amusing collection of short pieces shows Dickens liberated from the more formal and sustained demands of the novel and experimenting with a diverse range of fictional techniques. In his tales of the supernatural, he creates frighteningly believable, spine-tingling stories of prophetic dreams and visions, as well as more fantastical adventures with goblins and apparitions. Impressionistic sketches combine imaginatively heightened travel journals with wry observations of home and abroad, while in his dramatic monologues, Dickens demonstrates his talent for exploring the secret workings of the human mind. These short works display Dickens's exuberant sense of comedy and character as his imagination is given free rein.

Selected StoriesSelected Stories



This new collection of ten stories shows the variety of his achievement as the works develop from an early realism towards myth and fairy tale, murder, and ghost stories.

Author: D. H. Lawrence

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780141441658

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Page: 400

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D.H. Lawrence was one of the great short story writers of the 20th century. This new collection of ten stories shows the variety of his achievement as the works develop from an early realism towards myth and fairy tale, murder, and ghost stories. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Selected Short StoriesSelected Short Stories



FICTION/SHORT STORIES D O V E R T H R I F T E D I T I O N S A carefully curated library of the world's greatest literature, Dover Thrift Editions are the most affordable choice for today's readers. The series offers a vast selection of ...

Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 9780486822310

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Page: 144

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Featured stories include "The Wives of the Dead," concerning reactions to loss; "The Gray Champion," a tale of the supernatural; and "Wakefield," in which a runaway husband can't quite let go.

Collected Short Stories Volume 3Collected Short Stories Volume 3



This third volume of Maugham’s stories, introduced and selected by the author himself, contains the celebrated series about Ashenden, a secret service agent in WWI.

Author: W. Somerset Maugham

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0140185917

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Page: 272

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This third volume of Maugham’s stories, introduced and selected by the author himself, contains the celebrated series about Ashenden, a secret service agent in WWI. Based on Maugham’s own experiences with the British Intelligence service in Switzerland, the stories are vignettes in which he dramatizes both the romance and absurdity of espionage as well as its ruthlessness and brutality. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Select Short FictionSelect Short Fiction



In the second section of Select Short Fiction, “Impressionistic Sketches,” Dickens presents views and impressions of the characters and settings of the Victorian London of his time, re-created through the eyes of a narrator.

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 9780486810768

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Page: 368

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Known and loved around the world for his vast and sprawling novels, Charles Dickens relished the opportunity to experiment with his shorter writings, investigating hitherto unexplored themes and engaging in uncharacteristic narrative techniques. This anthology presents some of the beloved storyteller's lesser-known works, focusing on tales that reflect his fascination with the supernatural as well as his impressionistic sketches and dramatic monologues. The collection opens with "The Story of the Goblins Who Stole a Sexton," in which a gravedigger learns a lesson from mischievous spirits. Other ghostly tales include "The Baron of Grogzwig," "To Be Read at Dusk," and more. A selection of brief, atmospheric essays, most of them written for newspapers and magazines, recaptures vibrant scenes from Victorian London — its prisons, churches, schools, and street life — as well as episodes from the author's extensive travels. The book concludes with a series of dramatic monologues from Doctor Marigold's Prescriptions and other stories, all of them abounding in Dickens' distinctive wit and imaginative power.

Collected Short Fiction 1892 1912Collected Short Fiction 1892 1912



The following volumes , all published by the University of Nebraska Press , have been planned in conjunction with Willa Cather's COLLECTED SHORT FICTION , 1892–1912 to comprise a comprehensive selection of Willa Cather's early writings ...

Author: Willa Cather

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803207700

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Page: 600

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Over forty short stories survey the initial years of discovery and artistic development of the beloved American author