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Moon-Face

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MOON FACE AND OTHER STORIES

By Jack London

CONTENTS

MOON FACE THE LEOPARD MAN'S STORY LOCAL COLOR AMATEUR NIGHT THE MINIONS OF MIDAS THE SHADOW AND THE FLASH ALL GOLD CANYON PLANCHETTE

MOON FACE

John Claverhouse was a moon faced man. You know the kind, cheek bones wide apart, chin and forehead melting into the cheeks to complete the perfect round, and the nose, broad and pudgy, equidistant from the circumference, flattened against the very centre of the face like a dough ball upon the ceiling. Per...

Death Wish

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Death Wish

By NED LANG

Illustrated by WEISS

Compared with a spaceship in distress, going to hell in a handbasket is roomy and slow!

The space freighter Queen Dierdre was a great, squat, pockmarked vessel of the Earth Mars run and she never gave anyone a bit of trouble. That should have been sufficient warning to Mr. Watkins, her engineer. Watkins was fond of saying that there are two kinds of equipment the kind that fails bit by bit, and the kind that fails all at once.

Watkins was short and red faced, magnificently mustached, and always a little out o...

Bunte Steine Ein Festgeschenk

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Bunte Steine

Ad. Stifter

Dieses Buch wurde als sechster Band der f├╝nften Auswa...

Island Nights Entertainments –by: Robert Louis Stevenson

A marvelous depiction of two sides of South Sea Islands' life through three separate tales. One, the experience of the incoming British keen to live free and exploit the innocent; the other the supernatural as perceived by Stevenson working in the lives of the natives. One tale carries the germ of the story of Madame Butterfly, since become a part of Western culture. Another is an extraordinary retelling of a German horror story transposed to a South Sea Island setting. The last is an effort of the pure Stevensonian imagination and there can be nothing better.

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When God Laughs, and Other Stories –by: Jack London

This collection of Jack London's short stories touches on a variety of topics, from his love of boxing, to relationships between criminals, to the trials of life and travel on many frontiers, to an allegory about a king who desired a nose. London is considered a master of the short story, a form much more to his liking and personality than his novels. He was active and quick of mind and the short story suited him well.

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WHEN GOD LAUGHS, AND OTHER STORIES

By Jack London

1911 Mills and Boon edition

Contents:

When God Laughs The Apostate A Wic...

Le Amanti

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MATILDE SERAO

LE AMANTI

LA GRANDE FIAMMA TRAMONTANDO IL SOLE L'AMANTE SCIOCCA SOGNO DI UNA NOTTE D'ESTATE.

MILANO

FRATELLI TREVES, EDITORI

1894.

OPERE di MATILDE SERAO,

( Edizioni Treves ).

All'erta, Sentinella! racconti napoletani, 3.a ed. L. 4 Il romanzo della fanciulla , 4.a edizione 2 Il paese di cuccagna , romanzo, 2.a edizione 5 Il ventre di Napoli (1885), 3.a edizione 1 L'Italia a Bologna . Con 15 incisioni 2 GLI Amanti...

Taras Bulba and Other Tales

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TARAS BULBA AND OTHER TALES

By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol

Introduction by John Cournos

Contents:

Taras Bulba St. John's Eve The Cloak How the Two Ivans Quarrelled The Mysterious Portrait The Calash

INTRODUCTION

Russian literature, so full of enigmas, contains no greater creative mystery than Nikolai Vasil'evich Gogol (1809 1852), who has done for the Russian novel and Russian prose what Pushkin has done for Russian poetry. Before these two men came Russian literature can hardly have been said to exist. It was pompous and effet...

In a German Pension –by: Katherine Mansfield

The first collected volume of short stories of the New Zealand modernist. Inspired by her own travels, Mansfield begins to refine her craft with a series of tales which depict German life at the brink of the first world war. (Introduction by S. Kovalchik)

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IN A GERMAN PENSION

By Katherine Mansfield

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1. Germans at Meat. 2. The Baron. 3. The Sister of the Baroness. 4. Frau Fischer. 5. Frau Brechenmacher attends a Wedding. 6. The Modern Soul. 7. At Lehmann's. 8. The Luft Bad. 9...

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