Автор: Lovecraft H P Название: Classic Horror Stories ISBN: 0199639574 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780199639571 Издательство: Oxford Academ Цена: 1560 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ. Описание: H. P. Lovecraft (1890-1937) was a reclusive scribbler of horror stories for the American pulp magazines that specialized in Gothic and science fiction in the interwar years. He often published in Weird Tales and has since become the key figure in the slippery genre of "weird fiction." Lovecraft developed an extraordinary vision of feeble men driven to the edge of sanity by glimpses of malign beings that have survived from human prehistory or by malevolent extra-terrestrial visitations. The ornate language of his stories builds towards grotesque moments of revelation, quite unlike any other writer. This new selection brings together nine of his classic tales, focusing on the "Cthulhu Mythos," a cycle of stories that develops the mythology of the Old Ones, the monstrous creatures who predate human life on earth. The stories collected here include some of Lovecraft's finest, including "The Call of Cthulhu," "At the Mountains of Madness," "The Dunwich Horror," "The Colour Out of Space," "The Shadow over Innsmouth," and "The Shadow out of Time." The volume also includes vital extracts from Lovecraft's critical essay, "Supernatural Horror in Literature," in which he gave his own important definition of "weird fiction." In a fascinating introduction, Roger Luckhurst gives Lovecraft the attention he deserves as a writer who used pulp fiction to explore a remarkable philosophy that shockingly dethrones the mastery of man. Featuring a chronology, bibliography, and informative notes, this is a must-have critical edition for Lovecraft aficionados, and the best introduction to his work for first-time visitors to his strange fictional world.
Автор: Pushkin Alexander Название: The Queen of Spades and Other Stories ISBN: 0199538654 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780199538652 Издательство: Oxford Academ Рейтинг: Цена: от 692 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
Описание: This volume contains new translations of four of Pushkin's best works of fiction. The Queen of Spades has long been acknowledged as one of the world's greatest short stories, in which Pushkin explores the nature of obsession. The Tales of Belkin are witty parodies of sentimentalism, while Peter the Great's Blackamoor is an early experiment with recreating the past. The Captain's Daughter is a novel-length masterpiece which combines historical fiction in the manner of Sir Walter Scott with the devices of the Russian fairy-tale. The introduction provides close readings of the stories and places them in their European literary context.
Описание: Of all Jack London`s fictions none have been so popular as his dog stories. In addition to The Call of the Wild, the epic tale of a Californian dog`s adventures during the Klondike gold rush, this edition includes White Fang, and five famous short stories - `Batard`, `Moon-Face`, `Brown Wolf`, `That Spot`, and `To Build a Fire.
Автор: Kipling Rudyard Название: Just So Stories for Little Children ISBN: 0199538603 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780199538607 Издательство: Oxford Academ Рейтинг: Цена: от 615 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
Описание: How did the camel get his hump? Why won`t cats do as they are told? How did an inquisitive little elephant change the lives of elephants everywhere? Kipling`s imagined answers to such questions draw on the beast fables of India, and they are full of jokes, subtexts, and exotic references. This fully illustrated edition includes two extra stories and Kipling`s own explanation of the title.
Автор: Byatt, A. S. Название: The Oxford Book of English Short Stories ISBN: 0199561605 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780199561605 Издательство: Oxford Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 1040 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: A fresh contemporary design for A. S. Byatt's celebrated anthology of English short stories The Oxford Book of English Short Stories.The 37 stories featured here are selected from the 19th and 20th centuries, by authors ranging from Dickens, Trollope, and Hardy to J. G. Ballard, Angela Carter, and Ian McEwan.
Название: Oxford book of french short stories ISBN: 0192880373 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780192880376 Издательство: Oxford Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 1873 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Spanning the centuries from the late 18th to the late 20th, this collection of French short stories in translation should expand our idea of French writing by including new stories by women writers and by authors of Francophone origin.
Автор: Craig Название: The Oxford Book of Detective Stories ISBN: 0192803719 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780192803719 Издательство: Oxford Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 2861 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This is a new anthology of detective stories with an international flavour, from the middle of the last century to the present day. Ranging from 19th-century France to contemporary Scotland via Denmark, Italy, Czechoslovakia, Japan, America, Canada, and elsewhere, the anthology shows how different nationalities imposed their own stamp on the genre.
Описание: The 37 stories featured here are selected from the 19th and 20th centuries. They range from Dickens and Hardy to J.G. Ballard and Angela Carter, though many draw from the richness of earlier works. Their subjects range from humour to horror and from the sublime to the farcical.
Автор: Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel De Название: Exemplary stories ISBN: 0199555001 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780199555000 Издательство: Oxford Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 1144 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: More popular in their day than Don Quixote, Cervantes`s Exemplary Stories (1613) surprise, challenge and delight. Ranging from the picaresque to the satirical, the Exemplary Stories defy the conventions of heroic literature through a combination of comic irony, moral ambiguity, realism, and sheer mirth. This new translation captures the full vigour of Cervantes`s wit and makes available two rarely printed gems, `The Illustrious Kitchen Maid` and `The Power of Blood`. Contains: The Little Gypsy Girl; The Jealous Old Man from Extremadura; The Glass Graduate; Rinconete and Cortadillo; The Deceitful Marriage; The Dialogue of The Dogs; The Illustrious Kitchen Maid; The Power of Blood
Автор: M`erim`ee Название: Carmen and Other Stories ISBN: 0199540446 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780199540440 Издательство: Oxford Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 1040 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: One of the earliest exponents of the short story, Prosper Merimee wrote the universally-acclaimed tale Carmen, which provided the basis for one of the world's most popular operas. In addition to this classic tale, the includes "Colomba," "Mateo Falcone," "The Storming of the Redoubt," "Tamango," "The Etruscan Vase," "The Game of Backgammon," "The Venus of Ille" and "Lokis." About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more. "
Автор: Chekhov Anton Название: Ward Number Six and Other Stories ISBN: 0199553890 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780199553891 Издательство: Oxford Academ Рейтинг: Цена: от 641 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
Описание: Writing towards the close of the nineteenth century, Chekhov - himself a country doctor - recorded in his fiction the symptoms of a diseased society. The seven
stories collected here are a bleakly savage indictment of a society paralysed by spiritual malaise, and morbidly conscious of evils which can neither be killed nor cured. This volume also
contains an Introduction by Ronald Hingley.
Автор: Hernandez Felisberto Название: Piano Stories ISBN: 0811221806 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780811221801 Издательство: Wiley Рейтинг: Цена: 1357 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Piano Stories presents fifteen wonderful works by the great Uruguayan author Felisberto Hernandez, "a writer like no other," as Italo Calvino declares in his introduction: "like no European or Latin American. He is an 'irregular, ' who eludes all classifications and labellings -- yet he is unmistakable on any page to which one might randomly open one of his books." Piano Stories contains classic tales such as "The Daisy Dolls," "The Usher," and "The Flooded House."
Автор: Franz Kafka Название: A Hunger Artist and Other Stories ISBN: 0199600929 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780199600922 Издательство: Oxford Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 1040 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: 'In recent decades, interest in hunger artists has greatly diminished.' Kafka published two collections of short stories in his lifetime, A Country Doctor: Little Tales (1919) and A Hunger Artist: Four Stories (1924). Both collections are included in their entirety in this edition, which also contains other, uncollected stories and a selection of posthumously published works that have become part of the Kafka canon. Enigmatic, satirical, often bleakly humorous, these stories approach human experience at a tangent: a singing mouse, an ape, an inquisitive dog, and a paranoid burrowing creature are among the protagonists, as well as the professional starvation artist. A patient seems to be dying from a metaphysical wound; the war-horse of Alexander the Great steps aside from history and adopts a quiet profession as a lawyer. Fictional meditations on art and artists, and a series of aphorisms that come close to expressing Kafka's philosophy of life, further explore theme
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