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The Door in the Wall

The Door in the Wall

H. G. Wells

Includes such stories as: The Door in the Wall , The Sea Raiders and The Moth .

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Filboid Studge, the Story of a Mouse That Helped

Filboid Studge, the Story of a Mouse That Helped

Saki

Includes such stories as: Filboid Studge , a Story of a Mouse That Helped , Todermory , Mrs Packletide's Tiger , Sredni Vashtar , The Music on the Hill , The Recessional and The Cobweb .

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Chess

Chess

Stefan Zweig

A group of passengers on a cruise ship challenge the world chess champion to a match. At first, they crumble, until they are helped by whispered advice from a stranger in the crowd - a man who will risk everything to win.

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The Cornet-player Who Betrayed Ireland

The Cornet-player Who Betrayed Ireland

Frank O'Connor

Contains such stories as: The Cornet-Player Who Betrayed Ireland , Guests of the Nation , A Story by Maupassant , and First Confession .

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Flypaper

Flypaper

Robert Musil

Includes such stories as: Flypaper , Monkey Island , Fisherman on the Baltic , Sheep , As Seen in Another Light , Sarcophagus Cover , Monuments , The Paint Spreader , It's Lovely Here and The Blackbird .

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Odour of Chrysanthemums

Odour of Chrysanthemums

D. H. Lawrence

Features two stories of fragile happiness and failed dreams. In this book, a tragedy forces a woman to acknowledge that she has never known her husband, and a man blinded in the First World War discovers an unexpected peace. It...

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The Lady in the Looking Glass

The Lady in the Looking Glass

Virginia Woolf

Includes such stories as: The Lady in the Looking Glass , A Society , The Mark on the Wall , Solid Objects and Lappin and Lapinova .

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Canon Alberic's Scrap-book

Canon Alberic’s Scrap-book

M. R. James

Features four stories, in which figures appear in paintings, demonic voices are heard, books awaken ancient horrors - and ordinary objects and situations are transformed into inescapable nightmares. This book includes: Canon...

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The Machine Stops

The Machine Stops

E. M. Forster

Features two affecting short stories that combine the fantastical with the allegorical. This book includes The Machine Stops and A Celestial Omnibus .

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The Mark-2 Wife

The Mark-2 Wife

William Trevor

Includes such stories as: The Mark-2 Wife , The Time of Year and Cheating at Canasta .

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Dear Illusion

Dear Illusion

Kingsley Amis

'I suppose it was conceited of me. But it was fun. And I felt like getting a bit of my own back on some of the people who'd conned and flattered me into wasting all those years.'

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The Expelled

The Expelled

Samuel Beckett

Includes: The Expelled and First Love .

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Short Treatise on the Joys of Morphinism

Short Treatise on the Joys of Morphinism

Hans Fallada

Drawing on the author's own history of addiction, this title features two stories: A Short Treatise on the Joys of Morphinism and Three Years of Life .

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The Delicate Prey

The Delicate Prey

Paul Bowles

Features three unbearably tense tales from sun-drenched and brutal climes that tell of vengeance, abandonment, violence and cruelty enjoyed and suffered, in a surreal realm of horror. This book includes: The Delicate Prey , A...

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The Queen's Necklace

The Queen’s Necklace

Italo Calvino

In these two stories from an inventive, comic master of the
form, old friends and friendly rivals Pietro and Tommasso discover
a treasure lost by the side of the road, and become suspected of a
using a blameless chicken for...

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Bluebeard

Bluebeard

Angela Carter

Features fairy tales that conjure up a world of resourceful women, black-hearted villains, wily animals and incredible transformations. This book includes: Bluebeard , Little Red Riding Hood , Puss in Boots , The Sleeping...

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The Strange Crime of John Boulnois

The Strange Crime of John Boulnois

G. K. Chesterton

Includes: The Strange Crime of John Boulnois and The Blue Cross .

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Romance of the Thin Man and the Fat Lady

Romance of the Thin Man and the Fat Lady

Robert Coover

Paul stepped off the curb and got hit by a truck. He didn't know what it was that hit him at first, but now, here on his back, under the truck, there could be no doubt.

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Babylon Revisited

Babylon Revisited

F. Scott Fitzgerald

F Scott Fitzgerald's stories defined the 1920s 'Jazz Age' generation, with their glittering dreams and tarnished hopes. This book features three tales of a fragile recovery, a cut-glass bowl and a life lost. It portrays the...

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