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  • Painted Windowsby Elia Wilkinson Peattie

    The Floating Press 2011; US$ 3.99

    Travel back in time and get a first-hand account of childhood in the nineteenth century in this stirring fictionalized account from renowned author Elia Wilkinson Peattie, who penned a series of popular novels for children in the early twentieth century. "Painted Windows" is sure to enthrall readers who like detailed, emotionally resonant... more...

  • On Picket Dutyby Louisa May Alcott

    The Floating Press 2011; US$ 3.99

    Though best known as the creator of beloved tales for young adults such as Little Women, Louisa May Alcott's choice of subjects ranged widely over the course of her creative career. The stories collected in On Picket Duty, and Other Tales focus on a range of social issues that were at the fore in nineteenth-century America. more...

  • The Mantleby Nikolai Gogol; Prosper Merimee; Claud Field

    The Floating Press 2011; US$ 3.99

    Explore the Russian creative movement known as literary realism through the work of writer Nikolai Vassilievitch Gogol, whom many critics regard not only as one of the foremost practitioners of this style, but also as one of the most significant literary figures of the twentieth century. This exquisitely translated collection brings together several... more...

  • The Blindman's Worldby Edward Bellamy

    The Floating Press 2011; US$ 1.99

    Acclaimed writer Edward Bellamy is best remembered for his utopian novel set in the year 2000, Looking Backward. His short story "The Blindman's World" spins an intriguing tale of an astronomer whose life changes forever when his powers of observation begin to fade. more...

  • Under the Shadow of Etnaby Giovanni Verga

    The Floating Press 2011; US$ 3.99

    Writer Giovanni Verga is credited with shedding light on the trials, tribulations and triumphs of rustic villagers in remote areas of nineteenth-century Italy. Under the Shadow of Etna brings together some of Verga's best-known works, including the story "Rustic Chivalry," which was also the basis for a wildly popular play. more...

  • Life's Minor Collisionsby Frances Lester Warner; Gertrude Warner

    The Floating Press 2011; US$ 3.99

    This charming collection of short fiction from sisters Gertrude Warner (author of the popular juvenile literature series The Boxcar Children) and Frances Lester Warner is a must-read for those who appreciate clever, well-plotted stories chock-full of memorable characters and period detail. Life's Minor Collisions is a wonderful way to while away... more...

  • The Indiscreet Letterby Eleanor Hallowell Abbott

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 1.99

    This classic short story unfolds during the last leg of a train journey. Three characters form different backgrounds and with decidedly distinct outlooks find themselves brought together by a curious tale about an "indiscreet letter." Each has their own opinion about the story and about life, love, and risk-taking. A surprising twist ending... more...

  • Waifs and Straysby O. Henry

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    In the minds of many critics, scholars and loyal readers, American author William Sydney Porter -- better known as O. Henry -- perfected the art of the short story. Waifs and Strays collects some of the short fiction he penned toward the end of his illustrious literary career. Long-time fans and first-time readers alike are sure to be charmed. more...

  • Strictly Businessby O. Henry

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    This collection of short stories from American author O. Henry brings together a motley cast of characters from all walks of life -- stage actors, blackmailers, soldiers, waitresses, and average citizens -- and adds in an array of unexpected plot twists and other surprises. For fans of short fiction, it doesn't get much better than this. more...

  • Roads of Destinyby O. Henry

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    Though American short story master O. Henry is best known for his surprise plot twists and trick endings, the philosophical complexity of his work is also a feature that the author's fans admire. The stories in this collection tackle some of the most persistent mysteries of life, all while maintaining the engaging, thrill-a-minute pace that was... more...