While her grotesque and demanding grandmother retires to bed, Erendira still has floors to wash, sheets to iron, and a peacock to feed. The never-ending chores leave the young girl so exhausted that\'s he collapses into bed with the candle still glowing on a nearby table - and is fast asleep when it topples over...
В этом издании неадаптированные тексты блистательных рассказов американского юмориста смогут читать даже те, кто пока не очень хорошо знает английский. К каждой странице текста дается словарь самых нужных слов н..
In this third collection of prequel novellas to the New York Times bestselling Dorothy Must Die series, Danielle Paige delivers a dark and compelling reimagining of L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, perfect for fans of Cinder by Marissa Meyer, Beastly by Alex Flinn, and Wicked by Gregory Maguire. Before Amy Gumm lands in Oz in Dorothy Must Die, Dorothy Gale rules a twisted land where..
A collection of three prequel novellas to the New York Times bestselling Dorothy Must Die series by Danielle Paige! Follow Dorothy’s iconic companions from the beloved classic The Wonderful Wizard of Oz as each of their gifts becomes key to the downfall of Oz. After Dorothy Gale wished her way home and long before Amy Gumm found herself in Oz, Dorothy’s friends left the Road of Yellow Brick..
The return of Conan is at hand. By the mid 1970s, Robert E Howard\'s seminal Sword and Sorcery hero had cut a path through the comic-book world, restored to vivid life by prolific writer Roy Thomas and his host of talented artists.Of those artists, none contributed more to Conan\'s legacy than the legendary John Buscema. Taking the lush and detailed realism that had already been established in..
Настоящий сборник состоит из адаптированных рассказов американского писателя О.Генри. Текст рассказов несколько сокращен, а трудные слова и выражения заменены на общеупотребительные. Каждый рассказ сборника..
Mark Twain was an American writer, journalist, and publisher. Among his most famous novels are \"The Adventures of Tom Sawyer\" and its sequel, \"The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.\" His wit and satire, in prose and in speech, earned praise from critics and peers. This volume is a collection of amazing works like \"A Dog\'s Tale,\" \"A Cure for the Blues,\" and \"The $30,000 Bequest.\"
Произведения Дж. К. Джерома по праву считают классикой английской литературы. Его рассказы известны своим тонким интеллектуальным юмором и оригинальностью образов. В эту книгу вошли лучшие из его коротких..
Вниманию читателей предлагается сборник наиболее известных новелл О.Генри в полном, неадаптированном варианте. Издание рассчитано на лиц, владеющих основами английского языка и совершенствующих свои навыки в нем...
Across seven tales, Haruki Murakami brings his powers of observation to bear on the lives of men who, in their own ways, find themselves alone. Here are lovesick doctors, students, ex-boyfriends, actors, bartenders, and even Kafka’s Gregor Samsa, brought together to tell stories that speak to us all. In Men Without Women Murakami has crafted another contemporary classic, marked by the same wry..
Признанный классик американского юмора умеет заинтриговать, рассмешить, заставить задуматься и узнать в его героях себя или соседа. Теперь прочитать его рассказы смогут даже те, кто не очень уверенно читает..
Haunted houses, spectral chills, and of course, the odd cat...In this volume, Audrey Niffenegger, bestselling author of The Time Traveler’s Wife, has brought together her selection of the very creepiest, weirdest and wittiest ghost stories around.Scare yourself silly with old favourites by Edgar Allan Poe and M. R. James. Entertain the unnerving with tales from Neil Gaiman, Kelly Link and..
In the euphoric months before and after the publication of This Side of Paradise, F. Scott Fitzgerald, the flapper’s historian and poet laureate of the Jazz Age, wrote the ten stories that appear in this unique collection. Exploring characters and themes that would appear in his later works, such as The Beautiful and Damned and The Great Gatsby, these early selections are among the very best of..
Mark Twain was an American writer, journalist, and publisher. Among his most famous novels are \"The Adventures of Tom Sawyer\" and its sequel, \"The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.\" His wit and satire, in prose and in speech, earned praise from critics and peers. This volume includes four amazing works like \"A Fable,\" \"Hunting a Deceitful Turkey,\" \"The McWilliamses and The Burglar Alarm,\"..
THE CHRISTMAS STOCKING: Romy is all set to join her boyfriend and his family in France for Christmas, though truth be told she isn’t looking forward to it very much. And then she meets Felix – and her plans for the big day suddenly become a lot more interesting. CANDLELIGHT AT CHRISTMAS: It was meant to be the perfect Christmas – surrounded by friends and family in their beautiful home in..
The Vintage Classics Europeans series - with covers provided by textile design firm Wallace Sewell, these are must-have editions of European masterpieces, celebrating the warp and weft of a shared literary treasury Aging writer Gustave von Aschenbach is disappointed by Venice. The skies are leaden, the air is thick and sultry, and a sickening stench emanates from the murky labyrinth of canals. It..
In six darkly comic tales, Saul Bellow presents the human experience in all its preposterousness, poignancy, and pathos. In the title story, a professor well-known for his wit struggles to animate his memoirs as he teeters on the brink of despair; in “the old System,” a distinguished biochemist tries to find room in his life for love; and in “A Father to Be,” a man is startled to find..
Maxim Gorky is a Russian writer and playwright, one of the most significant and well-known Russian writers and thinkers in the world. Gorky was nominated five times for the Nobel Prize in Literature. Having begun with romantically inspired novels, songs in prose and short stories, Gorky then turned to dramaturgy. At the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries, he became famous for his works in a..
Bram Stoker was an Irish novelist, best known today for his universally famous gothic novel \"Dracula\", the main villain of which is still one of the most popular antagonists in the modern media. This volume is a collection of chilling horror fiction including the title tale \"Dracula\'s Guest\" and other wonderful stories like \"The Judge\'s House\", \"The Squaw\" and \"The Secret of the..
David Herbert Lawrence was an English novelist, poet, playwright and literary critic, one of the key writers of the early twentieth century, most famous for his criticism of rationalism and industrialization. \"A Fragment of Stained Glass and Other Stories\" is a delightful collection of author\'s early short stories like \"The Thorn in the Flesh\", \"Daughters of the Vicar\", \"The Shadow in the..
Предлагаем вниманию любителей американской литературы рассказы знаменитого писателя Дж.Д.Сэлинджера, известного читателям прежде всего благодаря роману \"Над пропасть во ржи\". В книге представлен полный..
Eight inspiring true stories of people showing great courage in the face of incredible difficulties. Read about the real Erin Brockovich, an incredible escape from death in Africa, Cuba\'s bravest runner... and more!
Книга знакомит читателя с творчеством известного английского писателя Джозефа Редьярда Киплинга. Путешествуя по разным странам, в 1899 году он провел несколько месяцев в Южной Африке, где собрал материал для новой..
William Sydney Porter known by his pen name O. Henry, was an American short story writer. His wit and plot twists were adored by his readers, but often panned by the critics. Collected Short Stories includes \"Psyche and the Pskyscraper\", \"A Bird of Bagdad\", \"Compliments of the Season\", \"A Night in New Arabia\" and other stories.
William Sydney Porter known by his pen name O. Henry, was an American short story writer. His stories are known for their surprise endings. Most of O. Henry\'s stories are set in his own time, the early 20th century. Many take place in New York City and deal for the most part with ordinary people: policemen, waitresses, etc. This book includes wonderfull stories like \"The Trimmed Lamp\", \"A..
Herbert George Wells was an English writer. He was prolific in many genres, writing dozens of novels, short stories, and works of social commentary, but he is now best remembered for his science fiction novels. \"Twelve Stories and a Dream\" presents the readers with a variety of classic Wells\' tales. The stories include: \"Filmer\", \"The Magic Shop\", \"The Valley of Spiders\" and many others,..
Herbert George Wells was an English writer. He was prolific in many genres, writing dozens of novels, short stories, and works of social commentary, but he is now best remembered for his science fiction novels. This volume contains some of his most wonderful short stories, including \"The Sea Raiders\" - the story which describes a brief period when a previously unknown sort of giant squid, which..
Previously titled Pistols for Two, this collection includes three of Heyer’s earliest short stories, published together in book form for the very first time. A treat for all fans of Georgette Heyer, and for those who love stories full of romance and intrigue. Affairs of honour between bucks and blades, rakes and rascals; affairs of the heart between heirs and orphans, beauties and bachelors;..
Произведения Марка Твена по праву считают классикой американской литературы. Его рассказы известны своим тонким интеллектуальным юмором и оригинальностью образов. В эту книгу вошли его лучшие смешные рассказы...
A mountain climber, high in The Andes, falls into a strange valley. In London a man is looking for a green door. A third man tries to help an unhappy ghost. Each of these exciting stories shows us two very different worlds. But which is better? And can we be happier in another world?
Книга \"Рассказы Ника Адамса\" - это собранные под одной обложкой рассказы разных лет, объединенные главным героем. Неадаптированный текст снабжен подробными комментариями и словарем. Книга предназначена для..
В книгу вошли рассказы знаменитого английского писателя У.С.Моэма. Разнообразные упражнения к рассказам направлены на расширение словарного запаса учащихся, приобретение навыков перевода и умение выражать свою..
The stories in this book are exciting and sometimes very strange. Some are sad and some are happy. We meet many interesting people - a young man in love, a lonely customer in a shop, a shy soldier. Strange things happen to all these people. But life is strange sometimes.
David Herbert Lawrence was an English novelist, poet, playwright and literary critic, one of the key writers of the early twentieth century, most famous for his criticism of rationalism and industrialization. This volume includes many wonderful short stories like \"Tickets, Please\", \"The Blind Man\", and \"Monkey Nuts\". Some of these works Lawrence wrote during World War I, then extensively..
Set against the backdrop of the Salem witch hunts, Elizabeth Gaskell\'s somber novella reveals much about the complicity of mankind. Recently orphaned, Lois is forced to leave the English parsonage that had been her home and sail to America. When the girl joins her distant family, she finds jealousy and dissension are rife, and her cousins quick to point the finger at the \"imposter.\" With the..
This book contains four of Shakespeare\'s most famous plays retold in a story format for easy reading. The stories in this collection are The Merchant of Venice, A Midsummer Night\'s Dream, Hamlet, and Julius Caesar.
Книга знакомит читателя с творчеством известного английского писателя Артура Конан Дойла. На страницах книги вы встретитесь со знакомыми персонажами - профессором Челленджером и его командой, узнаете, где можно..
More than a million copies and several million electronic versions of this book have sold in less than a year. Everyday Saints is the English translation of the work that has soared at the top of the bestseller lists in Russia since its publication in late 2011. Winner of several national awards including \"Book of the Year\", its readership spans philosophical boundaries, from the devoutly..
It is Christmas in Paris, but beneath the sparkling lights and glittering decorations lie sinister deeds and dark secrets... This collection brings together three of Simenon\'s most enjoyable Christmas tales, newly translated, featuring Inspector Maigret and other characters from the Maigret novels. In \'A Maigret Christmas\', the Inspector receives two unexpected visitors on Christmas Day, who..
Насколько хорошо мы знаем себя и своих близких? Вдруг в ком-то из них обитает древний демон? Вдруг любимый супруг на самом деле окажется серийным убийцей? Вдруг наши ночные кошмары были не просто ужасными видениями, а..
Чарльз Диккенс - один из самых известных писателей викторианской Англии. Его мастерство владения языком, умение строить сюжет и наполнять его незабываемыми персонажами принесли автору заслуженное звание классика. А..
Joseph Conrad was a Polish-British writer regarded as one of the greatest novelists to write in the English language. Though he did not speak English fluently until his twenties, he was a master prose stylist who brought a non-English sensibility into English literature. Collected Short Stories I contains two of the Conrad\'s most powerful, gripping stories, including Amy Foster - a classic story..
Предлагаемый сборник рассказов американских писателей - не хрестоматия и не антология. В него вошли образцы творчества тех авторов, которые стремятся раскрыть духовный мир среднего американца, показать, и как..
William Sydney Porter known by his pen name O. Henry, was an American short story writer. His wit and plot twists were adored by his readers, but often panned by the critics. Collected Short Stories includes amazing stories like \"The Rose of Dixie\", \"The Third Ingredient\", \"The Hiding of Black Bill\", \"Schools and Schools\" and many others.
Joseph Conrad was a Polish-British writer regarded as one of the greatest novelists to write in the English language. Though he did not speak English fluently until his twenties, he was a master prose stylist who brought a non-English sensibility into English literature. Written under various influences stories from Collected Short Stories II are linked by Conrad\'s treatment of loyalty and..
William Sydney Porter known by his pen name O. Henry, was an American short story writer. His wit and plot twists were adored by his readers, but often panned by the critics. Collected Short Stones contains \"Sound and Fury\", \"Tracked to Doom\", \"A Strange Story\" and other famous stories by O. Henry.
Herbert George Wells was an English writer. He was prolific in many genres, writing dozens of novels, short stories, and works of social commentary, but he is now best remembered for his science fiction novels. This volume contains some of his most wonderful short stories, including a short ghost story \"The Red Room\" and \"The Country of the Blind\" - a story of a country which is cut off from..
Some people choose adventure. Others suddenly find themselves in danger in their ordinary lives. This book tells the true stories of survivors. In the Antarctica cold or the Sahara Desert heat, in the wide Atlantic Ocean or a small Rwandan bathroom, these people have known terrible suffering – but have lived.
Mark Twain is one of America’s most famous and best-loved writers. He wrote about every important subject of his time. Twain’s stories are usually amusing but with a serious message too. You will read about people’s hopes and fears, happiness and terrible sadness - and wonderful practical jokes!
During the Second World War Roald Dahl served in the RAF and even suffered horrific injuries in an air crash in the Libyan desert. Drawing on his own experiences as a fighter pilot, Dahl crafted these ten spine-tingling stories: of air battles in the sky; of the nightmare of being shot down; the infectious madness of conflict; and the nervy jollity of the Mess and Ops room. Dahl brilliantly..
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