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Interpreter Of Maladies

Interpreter Of Maladies

by Jhumpa Lahiri

Interpreter of Maladies is a 2000 collection of nine short stories by Indian American author Jhumpa Lahiri. It won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award. It was also chosen as The New Yorker's Best Debut of the Year. The stories are about the lives of Indians and Indian Americans who are caught between the culture they have inherited and the "New World" they now find themselves in.
Dubliners

Dubliners

by James Joyce

Dubliners is a collection of 15 short stories by James Joyce, first published in 1914. The fifteen stories were meant to be a naturalistic depiction of the Irish middle class life in and around Dublin in the early years of the 20th century. The stories were written at the time when Irish nationalism was at its peak, and a search for a national identity and purpose was raging; at a crossroads of history and culture, Ireland was jolted by various converging ideas and influences.
Skeleton Crew

Skeleton Crew

by Stephen King

Skeleton Crew (1985) is the second published anthology of short stories by Stephen King. The first collection, Night Shift was published seven years prior in 1978. Different Seasons, a collection of four novellas, was published between the two in 1982. Skeleton Crew was originally published in hardcover form by Putnam (512 pages). It has been reprinted multiple times in the years since in both hardcover and paperback forms.
The Illustrated Man

The Illustrated Man

by Ray Bradbury

The Illustrated Man is a 1951 book of eighteen science fiction short stories by Ray Bradbury that explores the nature of mankind. While none of the stories have a plot or character connection with the next, a recurring theme is the conflict of the cold mechanics of technology and the psychology of people. The unrelated stories are tied together by the frame device of "the Illustrated Man", a vagrant with a tattooed body whom the unnamed narrator meets.
Tales Of Mystery and Imagination

Tales Of Mystery and Imagination

by Edgar Allan Poe

Tales of Mystery and Imagination, stories by American author Edgar Allan Poe have been compiled by Padraic Colum into a thrilling collection focused on Poe’s suspenseful stories. The first edition compiled by Padraic Colum was published in 1908 by Geoffrey Newnes Ltd. and includes an introduction by Colum explaining his decision to exclude Poe’s poems, comedies, and essays from the collection. A later 1919 edition, published by George G. Harrap & Co., includes 24 full-page black and white plates... Read more about this item
The Complete Stories

The Complete Stories

by Flannery O'Connor

Mary Flannery O'Connor was an American novelist, short-story writer and essayist.
Her novel, The Complete Stories of Flannery O’Connor, won the National Book Award in 1972. This collection of thirty-one short stories is a unique, tangible expression of O’Connor’s projected ideas of the southern United States in the 1950’s and 1960’s.
Included in this collection are twelve stories that are only included in this collection and not in her two other compilations, Everything That Rises Must Converge... Read more about this item
In Our Time

In Our Time

by Ernest Hemingway

In Our Time is the first published collection of Hemingway's short fiction.  The book collects several of the author's short stories about American life in the early 1920's, just after WWI. A few of these stories focus on the character Nick Adams.First published in Paris in 1924 by Three Mountains Press under the title in our time - in all lower case - the first state of this work was a set of 18 vignettes and numbered 32 pages in total.  Only 300 copies were printed, but due to a printing... Read more about this item
The Stories Of John Cheever

The Stories Of John Cheever

by John Cheever

The Stories of John Cheever is a 1978 short story collection by American author John Cheever. It contains some of his most famous stories, including "The Enormous Radio," "Goodbye, My Brother," "The Country Husband," "The Five-Forty-Eight" and "The Swimmer. " It won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1979; the paperback version won the American Book Award for Fiction in 1981.
Men Without Women

Men Without Women

by Ernest Hemingway

First published in 1927, Men Without Women is an early Hemingway collection containing fourteen short stories that are beginning to show the normal Hemingway themes: war and it's casualties, the interactions between men and women, sports, and violence.
"Banal Story," "In Another Country," "The Killers," "Ten Indians," "Hills Like White Elephants," "The Undefeated," "Fifty Grand," "In Another Country," "Now I Lay Me," "A Canary for One," and more.
Nightmares and Dreamscapes

Nightmares and Dreamscapes

by Stephen King

New to Pocket BooksâÈç Stephen King backlistâÈ'the short story collection containing the story "DolanâÈçs Cadillac," soon to be released as a feature film starring Christian Slater and Wes Bentley.With numerous unforgettable movies based on his short storiesâÈ'including Shawshank Redemption, 1408, and The Green MileâÈ'readers will be delighted to rediscover this classic collection, also released as a television mini-series and on DVD. Featuring twenty short horror stories, a television... Read more about this item
Holidays On Ice

Holidays On Ice

by David Sedaris

David Sedaris's beloved holiday collection is new again with six more pieces, including a never before published story. Along with such favoritesas the diaries of a Macy's elf and the annals of two very competitive families, are Sedaris's tales of tardy trick-or-treaters ("Us and Them"); the difficulties of explaining the Easter Bunny to the French ("Jesus Shaves"); what to do when you've been locked out in a snowstorm ("Let It Snow"); the puzzling Christmas traditions of other nations ("Six to Eight... Read more about this item
Haroun and The Sea Of Stories

Haroun and The Sea Of Stories

by Salman Rushdie

Haroun and the Sea of Stories is a 1990 children's book by Salman Rushdie. It was Rushdie's first novel after The Satanic Verses. It is a phantasmagorical story set in a city so old and ruinous that it has forgotten its name. Haroun and the Sea of Stories is an allegory for several problems existing in society today, especially in India and the Indian subcontinent. It looks at these problems from the viewpoint of the young protagonist Haroun.
The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes

The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes

by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is a collection of twelve stories by Arthur Conan Doyle, featuring his famous detective and illustrated by Sidney Paget. These are the first of the Sherlock Holmes short stories, originally published as single stories in the Strand Magazine from July 1891 to June 1892. The book was published in England on October 14 1892 by George Newnes Ltd and in a US Edition on October 15 by Harper. The initial combined print run was 14,500 copies.
Metamorphosis and Other Stories

Metamorphosis and Other Stories

by Franz Kafka

"Had one to name the author who comes nearest to bearing the same kind of relations to our age as Dante, Shakespeare, and Goethe bore to theirs, Kafka is the first one would think of." —W. H. Auden  
Runaway

Runaway

by Alice Munro

In Alice Munro's superb new collection, we find stories about women of all ages and circumstances, their lives made palpable by the subtlety and empathy of this incomparable writer. The runaway of the title story is a young woman who, though she thinks she wants to, is incapable of leaving her husband. In "Passion," a country girl emerging into the larger world via a job in a resort hotel discovers in a single moment of stunning insight the limits and lies of that mysterious emotion. Three stories are... Read more about this item
Years Best Science Fiction - Twenty Second Annual Collection

Years Best Science Fiction - Twenty Second Annual Collection

by Gardner Dozois

Includes bibliographical references.
The Story and Its Writer

The Story and Its Writer

by Ann Charters

Includes bibliographical references and index
The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight In Heaven

The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight In Heaven

by Sherman Alexie

The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven is a 1993 collection of interconnected short stories by Sherman Alexie. The characters and stories in the book, particularly "This is What It Means to Say Phoenix, Arizona" provided the basis of Alexie's screenplay for the film Smoke Signals.
Cathedral

Cathedral

by Raymond Carver

Raymond Carver was born in Clatskanie, Oregon, in 1938. His first collection of stories, Will You Please Be Quiet, Please (a National Book Award nominee in 1977), was followed by What We Talk About When We Talk About Love, Cathedral (nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in 1984), and Where I'm Calling From in 1988, when he was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He died in August of that year, shortly after completing the poems of A New Path to the Waterfall.
Nine Stories

Nine Stories

by J D Salinger

Tales From Shakespeare

Tales From Shakespeare

by Charles and Mary Lamb

Close Range

Close Range

by Annie Proulx

Short Stories Books & Ephemera

Where Angels Fear To Tread

Where Angels Fear To Tread

by Robertson, Morgan

Stories Of the 90\'s

Stories Of the 90's

by Stanford, Derek

Tales From Shakespeare

Tales From Shakespeare

by Charles and Mary Lamb

J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd, 1944. Hardcover. Good. 1944. Reprinted. 320 pages. No dust jacket. Green cloth with black lettering. Pages and binding are presentable with no major defects. Minor issues present such as mild cracking, inscriptions, inserts, light foxing, tanning and thumb marking. Overall a good condition item. Boards have mild shelf wear with light rubbing and corner bumping. Some light marking and sunning.
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NZ$9.67
Last Tales (Four Square books)

Last Tales (Four Square books)

by Isak Dinesen

Four Square, 1967. Paperback. Good. 1967. 222 pages. Paperback book with pictorial cover. Pages and binding are presentable with no major defects. Minor issues present such as mild cracking, inscriptions, inserts, light foxing, tanning and thumb marking. Overall a good condition item. Paper cover has mild edge wear with light rubbing and creasing. Some light marking and tanning.
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NZ$5.53
The Leaning Tower and other Stories

The Leaning Tower and other Stories

by Katherine Anne Porter

Dell, 1963. Paperback. Good. 1963. First Printing. 191 pages. Illustrated paper covers. Light tanning to pages and reverse of covers. Hinges are lightly cracked but covers remain firmly attached. Paper covers have light edge-wear and corner curling with mild scuffing overall. Spine has minor rolling and creasing.
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NZ$13.62
AN AFTERNOON OF TIME (Signed Copy)

AN AFTERNOON OF TIME (Signed Copy)

by Charlwood, Don

Templestowe, Victoria , Australia: Burgewood Books, 1996. 174pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm, Signed on title page by author Don Charlwood. Previous owner's name to half-title page, three small marks to last page, else leaves clean and unmarked. Illustrated card wrapper minimally surface scratched and softly corner creased. From the rear panel: "In these ten lively wrought stories a corner of the Victorian countryside becomes a small timeless world rich with human experience. Partly... Read more about this item
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NZ$26.99
Tales From Shakespeare

Tales From Shakespeare

by Charles and Mary Lamb

J. M. Dent & Sons, 1961. Hardcover. Good/Acceptable. 1961. Reprinted. 312 pages. Illustrative jacket over red cloth. Pages and binding are presentable with no major defects. Minor issues present such as mild cracking, inscriptions, inserts, light foxing, tanning and thumb marking. Overall a good condition item. Boards have mild shelf wear with light rubbing and corner bumping. Some light marking and sunning. Unclipped jacket has moderate edgewear with chips, tears and creasing. Some rubbing to... Read more about this item
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NZ$12.04
The Blue Flower

The Blue Flower

by Henry Van Dyke

Charles Scribner's Sons, 1902. Hardcover. Acceptable. 1902. No Edition Remarks. 298 pages. No dust jacket. Blue cloth with decorations. Colour illustrated frontispiece. Slight cracking to hinges and gutters causing boards and binding to be loose. However, boards and pages throughout remain attached. Pages have light tanning and foxing throughout. Water staining to pages throughout, text remains unaffected. Previous owner's inscriptions to front free endpaper and rear pastedown. Boards have... Read more about this item
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NZ$27.42
High Ground

High Ground

by McGahern, John

Viking, New York, 1987. First US Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Size: 8"-9" Tall. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Short Stories; ISBN: 0670811815. ISBN/EAN: 9780670811816. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 10552. . 9780670811816
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NZ$22.49
The Cape Cod Lighter

The Cape Cod Lighter

by John O'Hara

Transworld Publishers, 1965. Paperback. Acceptable. 1965. First Corgi Edition. 368 pages. Pictorial paper cover. Pages are moderately tanned with mild foxing to text block edges. Slight taring to front pages, with a few small nicks, rub marks and water drops along text block edge. Minor dog-eared corners. Title page is slightly loose. Cover has moderate shelf-wear to edges and surfaces, with slight curling to corners. Mild crushing to spine ends, with visible reading creases to corners and spine. Book... Read more about this item
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NZ$21.14
Fond Adventures. Tales of the Youth of the World (1905)

Fond Adventures. Tales of the Youth of the World (1905)

by Hewlett, Maurice

London: Macmillan & Co., 1905. Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. First Edition.. Original blue cloth, with repeated pattern of blindstamped hearts. Minimal scuffing, otherwise a very bright, crisp copy, near fine. Contains 4 stories: The Heart's Key, Brazenhead the Great, Buondelmonte's Saga & The Love Chase..
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NZ$32.90
Exile and the Kingdom

Exile and the Kingdom

by Camus, Albert

A English ed. good paperback, minor signs of wear on cov. as in image, text/block tight clean. 117p. 20x13cm. 150gr.
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NZ$16.60
Diamond Cut Diamond. A Story of Tuscan Life; and Other Stories (1875)

Diamond Cut Diamond. A Story of Tuscan Life; and Other Stories (1875)

by Trollope, T. Adolphus [Thomas Adolphus Trollope]

London: Chatto & Windus, 1876. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First One-Volume Edition, Piccadilly Novels. Original gren cloth, elaborately blocked in gilt; yellow endpapers. Gilt on spine fairly dulled, a few light foxing spots, otherwise a tight copy, very good..
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NZ$87.73
The Strength of Straw (1900)

The Strength of Straw (1900)

by Stuart, Esmé [ie Amelie Claire Leroy]

London: John Long, 1900. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition.. Original deep pink cloth, lettered and decorated in orange and black. Spine lightly sunned, endpapers browned, very good. Stuart is best-remembered for her stories for younger readers, many put out by the SPCK; but she also wrote at least nine three-decker novels for adult readership. The Strength of Straw is an adult title: a scarce collection of 15 short stories..
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NZ$54.83
A Hatchment (1913)

A Hatchment (1913)

by Graham, R. B. Cunninghame [Robert Bontine Cunninghame Graham]

London: Duckworth & Co., 1913. Book. Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. Original red cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. Spine a little darkened/dulled, lightly speckled on rear board, signature (1916) in pencil on front free endpaper, otherwise good. 16 short stories with settings from Scotland to South America: A Hatchment, Los India, A Retrospect, El Rodeo, Upwards, A Moral Victory, Bismillah, Mist in Menteith, The Pass of the River, Anastasio Lucena, A Page of Pliny, The Beggar Earl, A Belly-God,... Read more about this item
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NZ$54.83
Tales from Shakespeare

Tales from Shakespeare

by Charles and Mary Lamb

Ward, Lock & Co. Ltd, 1111. Hardcover. Good/Good. No Edition Remarks. 252 pages. Illustrated dust jacket over grey cloth. Subtle foxing and tanning to pages. Much more prominent to text block edges, pastedowns and free endpapers. Binding remains firm. Boards have minor corner bumping and edgewear with mild scuffing overall. Spine has subtle tanning with soft crushing to ends. Book has a slight forward lean. Unclipped dust jacket with minor rubbing, chipping and tearing to edges. Some minor tanning,... Read more about this item
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NZ$29.76
The Palace Thief

The Palace Thief

by CANIN, Ethan

New York: Random House, 1994. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First edition. Fine in fine dustwrapper. Although not marked in any way, this copy is from the distinguished modern first edition collection of Bruce Kahn.
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NZ$74.71
Tales Of Mystery And Imagination

Tales Of Mystery And Imagination

by Edgar Allan Poe

Pan Books Ltd, 1968. Paperback. Acceptable. 1968. 11th Impression. 222 pages. Paperback book with pictorial cover. Slight cracking to binding, pages remain attached. Pages have light tanning and foxing throughout. Previous owner's inscriptions to first and last pages. Water staining to some pages, text remains unaffected. Paper cover has mild edgewear with curling to corners. Light tanning to spine and edges with splits to spine ends causing cloth to be frayed. Sticker to front cover. Tear and... Read more about this item
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NZ$7.50
On the River Styx and Other Stories

On the River Styx and Other Stories

by MATTHIESSEN, Peter

New York: Random House, 1989. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. First edition. Fine in very good dustwrapper with a long internally repaired tear.
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NZ$33.96
Twice-told Tales

Twice-told Tales

by Nathaniel Hawthorne

J. M. Dent and Sons Ltd, 1961. Hardcover. Good. 1961. Reprinted. 357 pages. No dust jacket. Green cloth with gilt lettering. Pages are mildly tanned throughout. Text is clear. Binding remains firm. Boards have mild edge-wear with bumping to corners. Light crushing to spine. Gilt lettering remains bright and clear.
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NZ$17.26
Tales From Shakespeare

Tales From Shakespeare

by Charles & Mary Lamb

J M Dent & Sons, 1961. Hardcover. Good/Good. 1961. Last Reprinted. 312 pages. Pictorial dust jacket over red cloth. Black and white illustrations throughout. Pages and binding are presentable with no major defects. Minor issues present such as mild cracking, inscriptions, inserts, light foxing, tanning and thumb marking. Overall a good condition item. Boards have mild shelf wear with light rubbing and corner bumping. Some light marking and sunning. Unclipped jacket has light edge wear with minor... Read more about this item
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NZ$8.64
Tales of Mystery and Imagination

Tales of Mystery and Imagination

by Edgar Allan Poe

Collins Clear-Type Press, 1111. Hardcover. Acceptable. No Edition Remarks. 476 pages. No dust jacket. Red cloth. Black and white illustrated frontispiece. Severe cracking to hinges causing boards to be loose. Pages slightly loose. Pages have light tanning and foxing throughout. Boards have light shelf-wear with corner bumping. Light sunning to spine and edges with crushing to spine ends.
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NZ$17.72
Seven Gothic Tales

Seven Gothic Tales

by Isak Dinesen

Putnam, 1969. Hardcover. Good/Good. 1969. 508 pages. Green jacket over purple cloth. Pages are clean and bright with a firm binding. Endpapers and page edges are lightly tanned and foxed. Boards are a little rub worn, slight shelf wear to corners, spine and edges. Corners are a little bumped. Spine ends are mildly crushed. Tanning to spine and edges. Book has a forward lean. Boards are bowed. The unclipped dust jacket has moderate edge wear, tears and chips to edges and spine ends. Tanning to spine and... Read more about this item
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NZ$12.41
Mediterranean Nights

Mediterranean Nights

by Dennis Wheatley

Arrow Books, 1966. Paperback. Good. 1966. Reprinted. 320 pages. Illustrated paper cover. Pages and binding are presentable with no major defects. Minor issues present such as mild cracking, inscriptions, inserts, light foxing, tanning and thumb marking. Overall a good condition item. Paper cover has mild edge-wear with light rubbing and creasing. Some light marking and tanning.
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NZ$7.98
Him With His Foot in His Mouth and Other Stories

Him With His Foot in His Mouth and Other Stories

by Saul Bellow

New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1984. First. Fine+/Fine+. First edition, first issue, with a full number line on the copyright page. In original, unclpped ($15.95), jacket in mylar. Jacket in near new condition. Blue cloth over boards with deossed devince on front (small) and gilded lettering on spine. Short and light pencil note on ffep; page 133/134 the corner is creased (so smooth I believe it was done at publishing). No other indication the book has been read. Interior is in as new condition.... Read more about this item
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NZ$62.40
Dubliners

Dubliners

by James Joyce

Penguin Books, 1970. Paperback. Acceptable. 1970. Reprinted. 220 pages. Pictorial paperback. Penguin Modern Classics. Pages are rather marked with pronounced tanning and foxing, plus thumbing.Foxing more noticeable towards the start and end of the book and on text block edges. Pencil inscriptions to front endpaper. Slight gutter cracking. Front endpaper slightly loose. Some annotations and marginalia throughout. Paper cover has minor wear with slight marks, creases, some sunning and modest edge wear.... Read more about this item
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NZ$5.81
Museums and Women and Other Stories

Museums and Women and Other Stories

by UPDIKE, John

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1972. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Third printing. Bottom page edges soiled, near fine in a near fine lightly age-toned dustwrapper.
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NZ$42.45