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Moon And Sixpence

by W. Somerset Maugham "Witty, compelling." — The Boston Globe. Gripped by an overwhelming obsession, Charles Strickland, a conventional London stockbroker, decides in midlife to desert his wife, family, business, and civilization for his art. One of Maugham’s most popular works, The Moon and Sixpence is a riveting story about an uncompromising and self-destructive man […]

Selected Short Stories

by Honoré de Balzac Considered a founder of the realistic school of fiction, prolific French novelist Honoré de Balzac (1799–1850) wrote in meticulous detail, depicting ordinary and undistinguished lives in tales that nevertheless abounded in melodramatic plots and violent passions.This convenient dual-language volume includes six of Balzac’s most highly regarded short stories: "An Episode During […]

World’s Greatest Short Stories

by James Daley Wonderfully wide-ranging and enjoyable, this outstanding collection features short stories by great nineteenth- and twentieth-century writers from America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Western Europe. Included are Hemingway’s "A Clean, Well-Lighted Place," in which two waiters and a lonely customer in a Spanish cafe confront the concept of nothingness; "A & P," […]