International Short Stories

International Short Stories

by Bayard TaylorF. P. Dunne Mary E. Wilkins Freeman and others
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date: 17/05/2016
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Contents


THE PROPHETIC PICTURES


By Nathaniel Hawthorne


THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW


By Washington Irving


THE GOLD-BUG


By Edgar Allan Poe


CORPORAL FLINT'S MURDER
(From "The Oak Openings")


By J. Fenimore Cooper


UNCLE JIM AND UNCLE BILLY


By Bret Harte


THE NOTARY OF PERIGUEUX


By H. W. Longfellow


THE WIDOW'S CRUISE


By F. R. Stockton


THE COUNT AND THE WEDDING QUEST


By O. Henry


MISS TOOKER'S WEDDING GIFT


By John Kendrick Bangs


THE FABLE OF THE TWO MANDOLIN PLAYERS AND THE WILLING PERFORMER


By George Ade


THE FABLE OF THE PREACHER WHO FLEW HIS KITE, BUT NOT BECAUSE HE WISHED TO DO SO


By George Ade


THE SHADOWS ON THE WALL


By Mary E. Wilkins Freeman


MAJOR PERDUE'S BARGAIN


By Joel Chandler Harris


A KENTUCKY CINDERELLA


By F. Hopkinson Smith


BY THE WATERS OF PARADISE


By F. Marion Crawford


A MEMORABLE NIGHT


By Anna Katharine Green


THE MAN FROM RED DOG


By Alfred Henry Lewis


JEAN MICHAUD'S LITTLE SHIP


By Charles G. D. Roberts


THOSE OLD LUNES!


By W. Gilmore Simms


THE CHIROPODIST


By Bayard Taylor


"MR. DOOLEY ON CORPORAL PUNISHMENT"


By F. P. Dunne


OVER A WOOD FIRE


Donald G. Mitchell--"Ik Marvel"

ISBN:
1230001136296
1230001136296
Category:
Fantasy & magical realism (Children's / Teenage)
Format:
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date:
17-05-2016
Language:
English
Publisher:
AEB Publishing
O. Henry

O. Henry (1862-1910) had a short but colourful life. Born William Porter in Greensboro, North Carolina, he initially worked as a pharmacist before moving into journalism. In 1896 he was arrested for embezzling funds while working as a bookkeeper for a bank.

In a moment of madness, he absconded on his way to the courthouse before his trial and fled to Honduras for six months. He returned to face trial after learning that his wife was dying of tuberculosis and served three years in jail. While in prison, he adopted the pen name O. Henry, and after his release he found great fame and popularity as a short story writer.

Washington Irving

Washington Irving was born in 1783 in New York City. In addition to writing fiction, Irving studied law, worked for his family's business in England and wrote essays for periodicals.

Some of his most famous tales, including Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, were first published under the pseudonym Geoffrey Crayon.

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Nathaniel Hawthorne was born in Salem, Massachusetts, where he wrote the bulk of his masterful tales of American colonial history.

His career as a novelist began with The Scarlet Letter (1850) and also includes The house of the Seven Gables, The Blithedale Romance, and The Marble Faun.

Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) is one of America's greatest and best-loved writers.

Known as the father of the detective story, Poe is perhaps most famous for his short stories particularly his shrewd mysteries and chilling, often grotesque tales of horror he was also an extremely accomplished poet and a tough literary critic.

Poe's life was not far removed from the drama of his fiction. Orphaned at a young age, he was raised by a foster family. As a young man, he developed problems with gambling, debts, and alcohol, and was even dismissed from the army.

His love life was marked by tragedy and heartbreak. Despite these difficulties, Poe produced many works now considered essential to the American literary canon.

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