He also, however, wrote many masterly short stories, and this volume contains four of the longest and best in distinguished translations that have stood the test of time. Count Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910) is best known for "War and Peace" and "Anna Karenina", commonly regarded as amongst the greatest novels ever written. In the early story ' Family Happiness' , Tolstoy explores courtship and marriage from the point of view of a young wife. In ' The Kreutzer Sonata' he gives us a terrifying study of marital breakdown, in ' The Devil' a powerful depiction of the power of sexual temptation, and, in perhaps the finest of all, ' The Death of Ivan Ilyich' , he portrays the long agony of a man gradually coming to terms with his own mortality.
The Death of Ivan Ilyich & Other Stories
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|First Love and Other Stories Oxford World's Classics Oxford University Press Ivan T. |
|The Jew and Other Stories Faber and Faber Turgenev I. |
The Jew, An Unhappy Girl, The Duellist, Three Portraits and Enough, in Constance Garnett' s classic 1900 translation. Five short tales by Turgenev include: This title includes The Duellist, an early (1846) study of contrasting characters which clearly demonstrates his movement away from the romantic and melodramatic tradition in Russian literature, and towards his unerringly realistic portraiture of individual lives, a skill that is perhaps most perfectly expressed in his short works. The Jew and Other Stories contains a difficult and uncompromising short tale by the Russian master Turgenev, and four additional tales.
|The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Other Stories Oxford World's Classics Oxford University Press Tolstoy L. |
In his Introduction Andrew Kahn explores Tolstoy' s moral concerns and the stylistic features of these late stories, sensitively translated by Nicolas Pasternak Slater. Two vivid parables and '
|Death in Venice and Other Stories Random House, Inc. Thomas M. |
This superb new translation of "Death in Venice" and six other stories by Thomas Mann is a tour de force, sure to establish itself as the definitive text for English-speaking readers.
|Audio CD. The Hound of Death and Other Stories (количество CD дисков: 6) |
A collection of Agatha Christie’s stories of the macabre and the occult, where a message from beyond the grave unmasks an insane killer, and a nun has the power to cause a landslide.
|The man with the scar and other stories (Человек со шрамом и другие рассказы): 2 аудиокассеты Английский клуб. Advanced Айрис-Пресс Моэм У.С. |
|The Red Pony and other stories ('Рыжий пони' и др. рассказы) (на англ.яз.) Полиглот ISBN 5-05-005604-7 Полиглот Радуга Стейнбек Д. |
Сборник знакомит читателя с новеллами известного американского писателя Джона Стеинбека (1902-1968).
|The Happy Prince and other stories (Счастливый принц и другие сказки) (на англ.яз.) Классики в оригинале Юпитер-Интер Уайльд О. |
|The Man Who Would be King and Other Stories Wordsworth Classics Wordsworth Rudyard K. |
Other famous short stories included are: ' Only a Subaltern' , ' The Phantom Rickshaw' , ' Wee Willie Winkie' , and ' Baa Baa Black Sheep' . This anthology of Rudyard Kipling' s greatest short stories contains some of the most memorable and popular examples of the genre of which he was an undisputed master. ' The Man Who Would be King' is a classic tale of adventure as the opportunistic, renegade and vagabond pair of Daniel Dravot and Peachey Carnehan attempt to establish themselves at the level of god and king over the primitive people of Kafiristan.
|The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and Other Stories CollLibra CRW Publishing Stevenson R.L. |
The Body Snatchers, Markheim and Olalla.
|The Cut Glass Bowl and Other Stories Macmillan Readers Macmillan Publishers Margaret T. |
|A Gentle Creature and Other Stories Oxford University Press Dostoevsky F. |
In White Nights the apparent idyll of the dreamer' s romantic fantasies disguises profound loneliness and estrangement from ' living life' . Despite his sentimental friendship with Nastenka, his final withdrawal into the world of the imagination anticipates the retreat into the ' underground' of many of Dostoevsky' s later intellectual heroes.
|Canterville Ghost and Other Stories Pearson Oscar W. |
|The Gift of the Magi & Other Stories Pearson O' H. |
|The Man With Two Shadows & Other Stories Pearson Thomas H. |
|The White Heron & Other Stories Pearson |
|The Dreams In The Witch House & Other Stories Penguin Group Lovecraft H.P. |
One of the masters of ' weird fiction' , H. P. Lovecraft expanded the vast boundaries of the horror genre with his vividly imagined stories of exotic and fantastical otherworlds, nightmarish dreamscapes or the supernatural terrors lurking beneath the surface of small-town America.
|Harlequin Tea Set and Other Stories Penguin Group Christie A. |
|Poor Folk and Other Stories Penguin Group Dostoyevsky F. |
|Candide and Other Stories Collector's Library CRW Publishing Voltaire |
Millionaire, courtier, jailbird and genius, Voltaire lived a life as dangerous and fantastic as any of his creations.