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The Awakening & Other Short Stories

The Awakening shocked turn-of-the-century readers with its forthright treatment of sex and suicide. Departing from literary convention, Kate Chopin failed to condemn her heroine's desire for an affair with the son of a Louisiana resort owner, whom she meets on vacation.

In The Year 2889
In The Year 2889 Sented by Daniel

The plot of "In the Year 2889" is undeniably prophetic in both subject and tone. It portrays a day in the busy life of the managing editor of the world's largest newspaper in New York City (now called Centropolis).

A Stable for Nightmares
A Stable for Nightmares Sented by Cameron

A Stable for Nightmares is a horror fiction by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu. Plot Summary : About thirty years ago I was selected by two rich old maids to visit a property in that part of Lancashire which lies near the famous forest of Pendle, with which Mr. Ainsworth’s “Lancashire Witches” has made us so pleasantly familiar.

The Child That Went With The Fairies
The Child That Went With The Fairies Sented by Christopher

In an isolated area of southern Ireland lives an impoverished widow and her young children. She guards her children well and with good reason, for nearby is a known haunt of the faerie folk. Plants and trees, known for their natural properties to repel evil, grow about her dilapidated cabin. One day, her three youngest children go missing. As the light begins to fade, both mother and her eldest daughter are sure that the little ones have been taken by the faeries. At the coming of night, the two anxious women see the lost children coming down the road, but alas there are but two of them, not three. The children tell that whilst playing by the road that day, a stately carriage came by. Within the carriage sits a beautiful lady.

A Smile of Fortune
A Smile of Fortune Sented by Cameron

A Smile of Fortune is one of Joseph Conrad’s lesser-known long stories. He was essentially a nineteenth century writer who anticipated and then lived into the modernist age of the early twentieth century, helping to shape its spirit of uncertainty, anxiety, and moral ambiguity. Even his own life and works share the contradictions of the era. He is best known as an author of mannish sea tales, yet he only achieved success with a novel set largely on dry land which had a woman as its central character (Flora Barral in Chance).

Irish Fairy Tales
Irish Fairy Tales Sented by Daniel

This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process.

The Vampire
The Vampire Sented by Jacob

Jan Nepomuk Neruda (Czech: [ˈjan ˈnɛpomuk ˈnɛruda]; 9 July 1834 – 22 August 1891) was a Czech journalist, writer and poet, one of the most prominent representatives of Czech Realism and a member of "the May school".

The Son of the Wolf
The Son of the Wolf Sented by Cameron

This anthology is a thorough introduction to classic literature for those who have not yet experienced these literary masterworks.

Scarlet Plague
Scarlet Plague Sented by Carlos

Jack London's post-apocalyptic vision takes place in 2072, sixty years after an uncontrollable plague epidemic has depopulated the planet.

South Sea Tales
South Sea Tales Sented by Daniel

South Sea Tales (1911) is a collection of short stories by Jack London set in island communities, like those of Hawaii. There is also stories set on board a ship.

First Love
First Love Sented by Rebecca

Vladimir Petrovich Voldemar, a 16-year-old, is staying in the country with his family and meets Zinaida Alexandrovna Zasyekina, a beautiful 21-year-old woman, staying with her mother, Princess Zasyekina, in a wing of the manor.

Youth Sented by Emma

The science fiction short story Youth by Isaac Asimov, first appeared in the May issue of Space Science Fiction back in 1952.

Slingshot Sented by Daniel

Slingshot is presented here in a high quality paperback edition.

The Vampire Maid
The Vampire Maid Sented by Christopher

It was the exact kind of abode that I had been looking after for weeks, for I was in that condition of mind when absolute renunciation of society was a necessity.

The Thing on the Doorstep
The Thing on the Doorstep Sented by Cameron

The Thing on the Doorstep is a short story written by H.P. Lovecraft, part of the Cthulhu Mythos universe of horror fiction.

The Silver Key
The Silver Key Sented by Cameron

"The Silver Key" is a short story by American horror fiction writer H. P. Lovecraft. Howard Phillips Lovecraft (August 20, 1890 – March 15, 1937) — known as H.P. Lovecraft — was an American author who achieved posthumous fame through his influential works of horror fiction. Virtually unknown and only published in pulp magazines before he died in poverty, he is now regarded as one of the most significant 20th-century authors in his genre.

The Shadow out of Time
The Shadow out of Time Sented by Daniel

Voted one of the top ten Science Fiction and Fantasy Books of 2001 by Cinescape Magazine. "The Shadow out of Time" is H. P. Lovecraft's last major story. It was first published in Astounding Stories for June 1936. And yet, this text has never been published as Lovecraft wrote it—until now. The recent discovery of Lovecraft's handwritten manuscript allows readers to appreciate this magnificently cosmic story exactly as originally written.

The Shadow Over Innsmouth
The Shadow Over Innsmouth Sented by Emma

This edition contains the following famous horror fiction stories of H.P. Lovecraft: The Shadow Over Innsmouth, The Dreams in the Witch-House, The Lurking Fear, The Rats in the Walls

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