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  • The Gift of the Magiby O. Henry

    The Floating Press 1906; US$ 2.99

    The Gift of the Magi is a treasured short story written by O. Henry. A young and very much in love couple can barely afford their one-room apartment, let alone the extra expense of getting Christmas presents for one another. But each is determined to show their love for the other in this traditional time of giving; each sells a thing they hold most... more...

  • Storiesby Doris Lessing

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.95

    This major collection contains all of Doris Lessing?s short fiction, other than the stories set in Africa, from the beginning of her career until now. Set in London, Paris, the south of France, the English countryside, these thirty-five stories reflect the themes that have always characterized Lessing?s work: the bedrock realities of marriage and other... more...

  • The Man Who Knew Too Muchby Gilbert K. Chesterton

    The Floating Press 1922; US$ 3.99

    The Man Who Knew Too Much is a collection of short stories by British writer Gilbert K. Chesterton, featuring his detective Horne Fisher. From the upper-classes himself, Fisher has a unique insight into political power--a position which complicates his investigations when they approach the higher levels of corrupt government. Chesterton's witty,... more...

  • If You Liked School, You'll Love Workby Irvine Welsh

    Random House 2008; US$ 13.08

    In 'Rattlesnakes', three young Americans find themselves lost in the desert, held captive by armed Mexicans; in 'The DOGS of Lincoln Park', a mysterious Korean chef may or may not have something to do with the disappearance of a socialite's pooch; an English bar owner battles to keep all his balls in the air on the Costa Brava; a film biographer becomes... more...

  • Collected Storiesby Hanif Kureishi; John Cheever

    Random House 2010; US$ 18.91

    WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY HANIF KUREISHI This outstanding collection by Pulitzer prize-winning novelist John Cheever show the power and range of one of the finest short story writers of the last century. Stories of love and of squalor, they include masterpieces such as 'The Swimmer' and 'Goodbye, My Brother' and date from the time of his... more...

  • Warriorsby George R.R. Martin; Gardner Dozois

    Tom Doherty Associates 2010; US$ 17.99

    From George R. R. Martin?s Introduction to Warriors: ?People have been telling stories about warriors for as long as they have been telling stories. Since Homer first sang the wrath of Achilles and the ancient Sumerians set down their tales of Gilgamesh, warriors, soldiers, and fighters have fascinated us; they are a part of every culture, every... more...

  • Classic English Mystery And Detective Storiesby Julian Hawthorne

    The Floating Press 1909; US$ 3.99

    When you're in the mood for suspense, nothing delivers like a collection of mystery and detective stories. These tales have been culled from the golden age of the genre, when masters like Charles Dickens, Thomas De Quincey, Laurence Sterne, and William Makepeace Thackeray were producing stories at a rapid clip to satisfy millions of devoted readers.... more...

  • The New York Stories of Edith Whartonby Edith Wharton; Roxana Robinson

    New York Review Books 2011; US$ 17.95

    A New York Review Books Original Edith Wharton wrote about New York as only a native can. Her Manhattan is a city of well-appointed drawing rooms, hansoms and broughams, all-night cotillions, and resplendent Fifth Avenue flats. Bishops? nieces mingle with bachelor industrialists; respectable wives turn into excellent mistresses. All are governed... more...

  • Wild Cards II: Aces Highby George R.R. Martin; Wild Cards Trust

    Tom Doherty Associates 2011; US$ 8.99

    Back in print after a decade, featuring fiction by George R. R. Martin, Roger Zelazny, Walter Jon Williams, and others, the second volume of the Wild Cards saga more...

  • Henry Lawson Selected Storiesby Henry Lawson

    HarperCollins Publishers 2010; US$ 19.64

    Rogues, larrikins and the lost people - these stories range from inspired, laconic comedies to pathos and tragedy. This selection showcases Lawson's range as a fiction writer and includes all his best-loved stories such as 'The Drover's Wife', 'The Union Buries its Dead' and 'The Loaded Dog'. These are tales that affirm Henry Lawson's reputation as... more...