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  • Doctor Marigoldby Charles Dickens

    The Floating Press 1865; US$ 2.99

    Craving some feel-good fiction? Curl up with "Doctor Marigold," a heartwarming tale from the pen of beloved author Charles Dickens. The story follows the tragedies and triumphs of a street vendor who loses a child and then adopts a young deaf girl and raises her to adulthood. The story is both a masterpiece of social realism and a reminder... more...

  • Doctor Who: The Legends of River Songby Jenny T. Colgan; Jacqueline Rayner; Steve Lyons; Guy Adams; Andrew Lane

    Ebury Publishing 2016; US$ 15.98

    ?Hello, sweetie!? Melody Pond, Melody Malone, River Song?She has had many names. Whoever she really is, this archaeologist and time traveller has had more adventures (and got into more trouble) than most people in the universe. And she?s written a lot of it down. Well, when you?re married to a Time Lord (or possibly not), you have to keep track... more...

  • The Dolly Dialoguesby Anthony Hope

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    In the character of Dolly Foster, British writer Anthony Hope has created an unforgettable embodiment of the turbulent end of the Victorian era. Constrained by old-fashioned conventions but bursting with newfangled ideas, this young woman is the element that ties together all of the vignettes and short tales collected in The Dolly Dialogues. more...

  • Dorothyby Constance Fenimore Woolson

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    Constance Fenimore Woolson was the great niece of James Fenimore Cooper and a close friend and correspondent of Henry James. A successful short story and novel writer Woolson was one of the "local color", or American literary regionalism authors popular in late-nineteenth century America. She travelled a great deal through America and Europe... more...

  • Elephantby Raymond Carver

    Random House 2016; US$ 12.78

    These seven stories were the last that Carver wrote. Among them is one of his longest, 'Errand', in which he imagines the death of Chekhov, a writer Carver hugely admired and to whose work his own was often compared. This fine story suggests that the greatest of modern short-story writers may, in the year before his untimely death, have been flexing... more...

  • Embarrassmentsby Henry James

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Though American literary master Henry James was an ardent proponent of realistic story elements that readers could relate to, many of his works also deal with the question of perception and how our senses and beliefs can influence the way we see the world. It's a running theme in the four short stories collected in James' Embarrassments. more...

  • Esmeraldaby Frances Hodgson Burnett

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 0.99

    Cultures clash to disastrous effect in this tale from Frances Hodgson Burnett, acclaimed author of titles such as Little Lord Fauntleroy and The Secret Garden. An American family living in Paris strives to make a splash among the upper crust of their adopted country. The story is told from the perspective of a tutor hired to instruct their lovely young... more...

  • Eugene Pickeringby Henry James

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 2.99

    One of Henry James' specialties is the longish short story that delves into philosophical questions via detailed character studies, and "Eugene Pickering" is a perfect example of this. In it, James compares and contrasts two archetypes: a bookish scholar who has remained largely sheltered for most of his life and a streetwise "doer"... more...

  • The Exemplary Novels of Cervantesby Miguel de Cervantes; Walter K. Kelly

    The Floating Press 2015; US$ 3.99

    Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes was the creative tour de force behind one of the first modern European novels, Don Quixote. Several years later, his literary experiments resulted in another innovation: the first novellas ever written in Spanish. Modeled after a format that was popular among Italian writers during the period, these stories pair Cervantes'... more...

  • The Face and the Maskby Robert Barr

    The Floating Press 2015; US$ 3.99

    This eclectic and wide-ranging collection from Scottish-born writer Robert Barr is a diverting and enjoyable read. The tales range from an account of political intrigue among radical leftists, to the story of a young Parisian woman who gets caught up in a baffling crime, to the slapstick comedy of "The Great Pegram Mystery," one of the first-ever... more...