Описание: Lock the doors and turn on the lights These seven blood-chilling tales of the macabre are a showcase of the supernatural that is sure to haunt your dreams. Includes John Polidori's genre-defining "The Vampyre," Edward Bulwer-Lytton's "Monos and Daimonos," Clemence Housman's "The Werewolf," plus 4 anonymous tales, including "The Curse" and "The Victim."
Описание: How often have I said to you that when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth. -- Sherlock Holmes When Holmes wearied of mundane Victorian reality, he reached for the cocaine; his creator Doyle reached beyond reality, to the occult mystery world as real to him as a hansom cab--so real that it became part of his fiction. It is no surprise that in the year "A Study in Scarlet" appeared (1887), this versatile writer was reading seriously in spiritualism, attending seances, and had already written some of the thrilling tales in this book. The Best Supernatural Tales of Arthur Conan Doyle gathers together for the first time in an American edition the fifteen finest short stories in this genre by the master storyteller. Relative to his vast literary output, Doyle wrote comparatively few stories dealing specifically with spiritualism, Egyptian magic, psychometry, and other occult domains he knew so thoroughly -- and these scattered stories, skeptically dismissed or simply buried beneath the mass of his detective, historical, sports, medical, and other pieces, have yet to receive their due as superior or typical examples of his narrative power. The polymath Doyle has recourse to many twilit borderline realms of the beyond in these stories which appeared in various periodicals from 1880 to 1921. "The Bully of Brocas Court" gives a new slant to the Victorian ghost story in one of Doyle's favorite settings, the world of boxing. "The Captain of the Polestar" recalls the weird northern backdrop of the author's whaling adventures; "The Brown Hand" deals in body-soul bondage with a touch of the East. Two hackle-raising histories, "Lot No. 249" and "The Ring of Thoth," depend on the riddle of Egyptian mummy lore; "The Leather Funnel" and "The Silver Hatchet" involve psychometry, a material object's retention of an aura or memory of its past, which a sensitive being can "replay" through dreams. And then there is "J. Habakuk Jephson's Statement," Doyle's speculative solution to the Marie Celeste conundrum, which was vehemently denounced when published (anonymously) because it seemed so true and so terrible. Doyle readers, students of the occult, and anyone who loves an imaginative tale will wish to experience, through these obscure, rarely reprinted stories, what was personally so close to their author.
Автор: Collins Wilkie Название: Tales of Terror and the Supernatural ISBN: 0486203077 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780486203072 Издательство: Dover Рейтинг: Цена: 1347 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Автор: Schopenhauer Arthur Название: The Art of Literature ISBN: 0486434419 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780486434414 Издательство: Dover Рейтинг: Цена: 807 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Profound and witty, these essays by the noted philosopher analyze elements of literature and the literary scene. Schopenhauer's observations on style, criticism, reputation, and genius constitute a handbook on writing of enduring value.
Автор: Dover Publications Inc Название: Medieval Literature: A Basic Anthology ISBN: 0486813428 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780486813424 Издательство: Dover Рейтинг: Цена: 541 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Excerpts include works by St. Augustine, Boethius, Chaucer, Marie de France, Snorri Sturluson, Boccaccio, and Dante, others; plus selections from such anonymous works as Song of Roland and The Nibelungenlied.
"Absolutely wonderful; a marvelous journey which meanders through some of the most formative literature, non-fiction, and poetry to come out of the United States." -- The Literary Sisters At the end of the Civil War, another long and arduous struggle began as the nation attempted to reunite. Literature offered a path toward solidarity, and this concise anthology surveys the writings of major American authors from the war's end to the dawn of the Jazz Age. Featured works include those of Emily Dickinson, Wallace Stevens, William Carlos Williams, Robert Frost, Langston Hughes, and other poets. Mark Twain is prominently represented among the storytellers, along with Ambrose Bierce, Stephen Crane, and F. Scott Fitzgerald. Three short novels appear in their entirety: Daisy Miller by Henry James, The Call of the Wild by Jack London, and Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton. Speeches by Sitting Bull and Theodore Roosevelt, memoirs by Booker T. Washington and Helen Keller, and many other selections recapture a vibrant era in American literature. Informative introductory notes supplement the authoritative texts.
Автор: Jones Charles W. Название: Medieval Literature in Translation ISBN: 0486415813 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780486415819 Издательство: Dover Рейтинг: Цена: 2699 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Comprehensive anthology contains exquisite cross-section of Western medieval literature, from Boethius and Augustine to Dante, Abelard, Marco Polo, and Villon, masterfully translated by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Charles Eliot Norton, C. K. Scott Moncrieff, Lord Tennyson, Sir Walter Scott, Thomas Carlyle, Matthew Arnold, Lord Byron, others. "No better anthology exists." -- Commonweal.