Download E-books The Monkey and the Tiger: Two Chinese Detective Stories PDF

By Robert Hans Van Gulik

The Monkey and The Tiger comprises detective tales, "The Morning of the Monkey" and "The evening of the Tiger." within the first, a gibbon drops an emerald within the open gallery of Dee's reputable place of dwelling, best the pass judgement on to find a surprisingly mutilated physique within the woods—and the way it bought there. within the moment, Dee is touring to the imperial capital to imagine a brand new place while he's separated from his escort through a flood. Marooned in a wide nation apartment surrounded through fierce bandits, Dee confronts an apparition that is helping him resolve a secret.

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Download E-books Franz Kafka: The Complete Stories PDF

By Franz Kafka

The entire tales brings jointly all of Kafka’s tales, from the vintage stories reminiscent of “The Metamorphosis,” “In the Penal Colony,” and “A starvation Artist” to shorter items and fragments that Max Brod, Kafka’s literary executor, published after Kafka’s dying. apart from his 3 novels, the entire of Kafka’s narrative paintings is incorporated during this volume. 

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Download E-books Paris Stories (New York Review Books Classics) PDF

By Mavis Gallant

A brand new YORK assessment BOOKS ORIGINAL

Mavis Gallant is a modern legend, a widespread contributor to The New Yorker for on the subject of fifty years who has, within the phrases of The ny Times, "radically reshaped the fast tale for decade after decade." Michael Ondaatje's new collection of Gallant's paintings gathers the most memorable of her tales set in Europe and Paris, the place Gallant has lengthy lived. Mysterious, humorous, insightful, and heartbreaking, those are stories of expatriates and exiles, clever teenagers and straying saints. jointly they compose a mystery heritage, straight away intimate and panoramic, of contemporary instances.

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Download E-books On Glorious Wings: The Best Flying Stories of the Century PDF

By Joseph Heller, William Faulkner, Frederick Forsyth, Louis L'Amour, Len Deighton, Stephen Coonts, Walter J. Boyne, James A. Miche

Given that its invention in 1903, the aircraft has develop into the dominant mode of shipping, go back and forth, and wrestle. It has introduced the whole planet nearer jointly and altered nearly each element of the way we are living today.

Along the way in which, the aircraft has encouraged writers in each decade of the 20th century to have fun this world-changing production. From the wild first years of aviation whilst daredevil males challenged one another to set altitude documents to the negative three-d panorama of strive against within the air via the entire wars of this century, authors from worldwide have written of the airplanes and the boys and ladies who fly them.

Now, bestselling writer Stephen Coonts has accrued the various best fiction approximately flying in a single quantity. On excellent Wings comprises tales and excerpts from world-renowned authors, together with Dale Brown, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Louis L'Amour, James Michener, Joseph Heller, Len Deighton, Frederick Forsyth, William Faulkner, Ralph Peters and Stephen Coonts himself. From the rickety wire-and-wood devices of the Nineteen Twenties to the prospective way forward for war in 2020, this assortment invitations you to take to the skies with a few of today's such a lot acclaimed authors, including:

"Five Weeks in a Balloon" through Jules Verne: Take a whimsical journey in the course of the air as imagined via one of many nice authors of the 19th century.

"All of the lifeless Pilots" by way of William Faulkner: considered one of America's maximum storytellers seems to be at Britain in global conflict II, the place a brash American pilot and an unflappable British officer conflict over an identical woman.

"Wings over Khabarovsk" through Louis L'Amour: the good Western author additionally penned many stories for the pulp magazines of the Thirties and '40s, together with this vintage of the style approximately an American pilot framed for spying at the a long way part of the world.

"An Hour to San Francisco," from The excessive and the potent, by way of Ernest okay. Gann: while a four-engine airplane loses an engine over the Pacific Ocean, what have been a monotonous journey turns into a white-knuckle race for survival.

"Corey Ford Buys the Farm," from Flight of the Intruder, by way of Stephen Coonts: throughout the Vietnam clash, pilots took evenly armed A-6 Intruders on harrowing near-suicide missions opposed to the North Vietnamese military. right here, the grasp of the army mystery takes you alongside for the journey contained in the cockpit as 3 Intruders head out to break a few Russian MiG opponents grounded in Laos.

"Power River MOA," from The Sky Masters, through Dale Brown: on the Powder River weapons-testing website, the jet opponents might fireplace blanks, however the air strive against simulations are as genuine as may be. Strap your self in for a trip within the newest in bomber technology-the EB-52 Megafortress.

"Retaliation," from The warfare in 2020, by means of Ralph Peters: within the close to destiny, the United States is threatened through a joint Iran-Japan army strength that threatens the center East and Europe. Saddle up with the high-tech, hard-hitting cavalry infantrymen of the longer term and their armored, fire-breathing destiny flying machines as they take wing to raid on an enemy base.

With an advent and tale notes written by means of Stephen Coonts, On excellent Wings is a must have for any aviation fanatic.

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Download E-books The Legend of Good Women (Medieval Texts and Studies) PDF

The long-awaited severe version of Chaucer's textual content brings jointly, for the 1st time, complete manuscript versions and the result of contemporary paliographical and codicological paintings. The editors tackle the matter of distinguishing among authorial and scribal edition, and the result of this exam problem conventional theories approximately Chaucer as a reviser. 
     The Legend of fine Women is a poem within the kind of a dream imaginative and prescient; the 3rd longest of Chaucer's works and is in all likelihood the 1st major paintings in English to take advantage of the iambic pentameter or decasyllabic couplets, which he later used during the Canterbury Tales.

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Download E-books The Doll: The Lost Short Stories PDF

By Daphne Du Maurier

“Du Maurier is in a category by way of herself.”
New York Times

Perhaps most sensible identified for her immortal gothic masterwork Rebecca—the foundation for the Academy Award-winning movie directed through Alfred Hitchcock—Daphne de Maurier all started her illustrious writing occupation penning brief tales. In The Doll, 13 of du Maurier’s early shorter fictional works were collected—each tale written sooner than the author’s twenty-third birthday and a few in print for the 1st time because the Thirties. Compelling stories of human foibles and tragic romance, the tales in The Doll symbolize the emergence of a amazing literary expertise who later went directly to create Jamaica Inn, The Birds, and different vintage works. This breathtaking choice of brief fiction belongs at the bookshelf of each Daphne du Maurier fan.

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By George S. Clason

Loved by way of hundreds of thousands, this undying vintage holds the most important to all you want and every thing you need to accomplish. this is often the e-book that unearths the key to private wealth.
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numerous readers were helped through the recognized “Babylonian parables,” hailed because the maximum of all inspirational works just about thrift, monetary making plans, and private wealth. In language so simple as that present in the Bible, those attention-grabbing and informative tales set you on a convinced route to prosperity and its accompanying joys. Acclaimed as a modern day vintage, this celebrated bestseller bargains an realizing of—and an answer to—your own monetary difficulties that may advisor you thru an entire life. this is often the booklet that holds the secrets and techniques to protecting your money—and making more.
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Download E-books Diamond Dust: Stories PDF

By Anita Desai

Upon the new booklet of Fasting, Feasting, critics raved approximately Anita Desai: "Desai is greater than clever; she's an indisputable genius" (Washington submit ebook World). The Wall road magazine referred to as Fasting, Feasting "poignant, penetrating . . . a ultimate novel, " whereas the Boston Globe celebrated Desai's "beautiful literary universe." Now, during this richly varied assortment, Desai trains her luminous highlight on deepest universes, stretching from India to New England, from Cornwall to Mexico. Skillfully navigating the fault traces among social legal responsibility and private loyalties, the boys and ladies in those 9 stories set out on trips that all at once transcend the faded -- or strangely lead them again to the place they began from. within the mischievous name tale, a cherished puppy brings not anything yet catastrophe to his obsessed grasp; in different stories, outdated friendships and family members ties fan the flames of buried emotions, challenging both renewed dedication or get away. And within the ultimate beautiful tale, a tender lady discovers a brand new type of freedom in Delhi's rooftop community.
together with her trademark "perceptiveness, delicacy of language, and sharp wit" (Salman Rushdie) in complete facts right here, Anita Desai once more gloriously confirms that she is "India's most interesting author in English" (Independent).

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