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  • The Empty Houseby Algernon Blackwood

    The Floating Press 1906; US$ 3.99

    Curl up with a collection of mystery and horror tales from an author whom many critics regard as one of the masters of the genre. The Empty House and Other Ghost Stories showcases some of Algernon Blackwood's finest -- and most spine-tingling -- short fiction. Whether you're a longtime fan of Blackwood's work or a first-time reader who's curious about... more...

  • The Bell in the Fogby Gertrude Atherton

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    American author Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton achieved significant literary acclaim during her career, garnering comparisons to luminaries like Henry James and Ambrose Bierce. This collection of spine-tingling gothic tales will please fans of the genre who don't want to sacrifice literary quality when it comes to scary stories. more...

  • At the Bottom of the Riverby Jamaica Kincaid

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2000; US$ 13.99

    Jamaica Kincaid's inspired, lyrical short stories Reading Jamaica Kincaid is to plunge, gently, into another way of seeing both the physical world and its elusive inhabitants. Her voice is, by turns, naively whimsical and biblical in its assurance, and it speaks of what is partially remembered partly divined. The memories often concern a childhood... more...

  • The Things They Carriedby Tim O'Brien

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2009; US$ 14.95

    A classic work of American literature that has not stopped changing minds and lives since it burst onto the literary scene, The Things They Carried is a ground-breaking meditation on war, memory, imagination, and the redemptive power of storytelling.    The Things They Carried depicts the men of Alpha Company: Jimmy Cross, Henry Dobbins, Rat Kiley,... more...

  • Collected Stories of Carson McCullersby Carson McCullers

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1998; US$ 15.00

    Carson McCullers--novelist, dramatist, poet--was at the peak of her powers as a writer of short fiction. Here are nineteen stories that explore her signature themes: wounded adolescence, loneliness in marriage, and the tragicomedy of life in the South. Here too are "The Member of the Wedding" and "The Ballad of the Sad Cafe," novellas that Tennessee... more...

  • Scary Tales To Tell In The Darkby Anthony Masters

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2011; US$ 7.99

    It's Late At Night. The Fire's Burning Low and Something's Howling Outside. Now it's time for a ghost story. But just make sure you're not on your own... more...

  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Buttonby F. Scott Fitzgerald

    The Floating Press 1922; US$ 9.95

    "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" is a 1922 short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald. The story begins in 1860, just before the beginning of the American Civil War, with the birth of the central character, Benjamin Button. Benjamin is born with the body and demeanor of a very old man and within a few hours is already able to talk. To dodge... more...

  • Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimmby Jacob Grimm; Wilhelm Grimm; Edgar Taylor

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.95

    The Brothers Grimm, Jacob (1785-1863) and Wilhelm (1786-1859), were born in Hanau, near Frankfurt, in the German state of Hesse. Throughout their lives they remained close friends, and both studied law at Marburg University. Jacob was a pioneer in the study of German philology, and although Wilhelm's work was hampered by poor health the brothers... more...

  • The Awakeningby Kate Chopin

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 6.99

    The Awakening (1899) appears in this collection of short stories. Upon publication of the story Chopin's writing was highly praised, but the public was outraged by the content and only one edition was printed. The Awakening was rediscovered in the 1960s, when Chopin was praised for raising feminist questions. The story follows the personal discovery... more...

  • The Amateur Cracksmanby E. W. Hornung

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 3.99

    First published in 1899, The Amateur Cracksman was the first collection of stories detailing the exploits and intrigues of gentleman thief A. J. Raffles in late Victorian England. Raffles was E. W. Hornung's most famous character. Popular in its day, the book led to three later works: The Black Mask and A Thief in the Night , both collections of... more...