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  • Sixes and Sevensby O. Henry

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    Fans of classic short fiction will relish this collection of gems from one of the unquestioned masters of the form. From a down-on-his-luck troubadour to a talking statue, Sixes and Sevens is populated by a cast of quirky, endearing characters that only O. Henry could conjure, not to mention plenty of the author's trademark plot twists and surprise... more...

  • Whirligigsby O. Henry

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    Settle in for a whimsical, thoroughly enjoyable whirlwind tour through the prodigious imagination of American short-story master O. Henry. This collection of classic tales is sure to please long-time fans and first-time readers alike. If you love classic O. Henry stories like "The Gift of the Magi" and have been curious about the rest of... more...

  • The Trimmed Lampby O. Henry

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    Set aside the cares and stresses of your day and take a tour through the lives of a wonderfully diverse collection of early-twentieth-century Americans in this charming collection of tales from O. Henry. Each story is a perfectly polished wonder of brevity, vivid characterization, and wit. Taken as a whole, this volume is a pleasing diversion that... more...

  • Cabbages and Kingsby O. Henry

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    As the result of a run-in with the law, struggling American writer William Sydney Porter chose to make a dash for the border in 1896. During the several months he spent in Honduras, Porter had enough time on his hands to begin exploring his talent for writing, which up until then had been merely a hobby. The result was the group of stories that are... more...

  • The Four Millionby O. Henry

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    One of O. Henry's most critically lauded collections of short stories, The Four Million homes in on the inhabitants of New York City. While many authors of the era focused exclusively on the denizens of the upper classes, O. Henry set out to chronicle the lives of those at every point on the socioeconomic spectrum. Packed with stirring stories... more...

  • Laid Up In Lavenderby Stanley J. Weyman

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    The old adage says that money changes everything, and according to the woebegone wealthy featured in the stories in Stanley J. Weyman's collection Laid Up in Lavender, that doesn't always mean change for the better. Romantic entanglements, legal woes, business failure, financial strife, and family drama are all exacerbated by fortune in these... more...

  • The King's Stratagemby Stanley J. Weyman

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    Craving some classic action-adventure tales? Dive into The King's Stratagem and Other Stories from acclaimed British author Stanley J. Weyman. Known for inserting strong historical elements into his fiction, Weyman was one of the most popular action-adventure writers of his era. These fast-paced tales are sure to please even the most discerning... more...

  • Keeping Trystby Annie F. Johnston

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 1.99

    Travel back to medieval times with "Keeping Tryst: A Tale of King Arthur's Time," an engaging short story packed with adventure and romance from the pen of Annie Fellows Johnston, the renowned creator of the Little Colonel series of novels for young adults. Readers young and old will lose themselves in the lyrical language and tightly... more...

  • The Jester's Swordby Annie F. Johnston

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 1.99

    Beloved children's author Annie Fellows Johnston returns with a rousing action-adventure tale set in the distant past. Packed with pulse-pounding thrills and surprising plot twists, this account of the brave prince Aldebaran coming into his birthright as an honorable warrior will please readers young and old alike. more...

  • Mortal Coilsby Aldous Huxley

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    Today, British author and essayist Aldous Huxley is best remembered for the bleak dystopian vision he set forth in the classic novel Brave New World. In the engaging short pieces collected in Mortal Coils, Huxley spreads his creative wings, dabbling in murder mysteries, romance, and satire. more...