Short Stories

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Franny and Zooey

Franny and Zooey

by J D Salinger

Franny and Zooey is J. D. Salinger's third book, published as such in 1961, its two parts having originally appeared as a short story and a novella in The New Yorker in 1955 and 1957, respectively. Franny and Zooey, a sister and brother both in their 20s, are the two youngest members of the Glass family, which was a frequent focus of Salinger's writings. The action of both parts takes place over a long weekend in November 1955.
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.
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
Just So Stories

Just So Stories

by Rudyard Kipling

The delightful tales of whales and cats and kangaroos and crabs – everything from how the camel got in a humph (and got his hump!) to how the alphabet was invented. Enchanting and funny, these fantastical stories continue to delight each and every generation.With an inspiring written, inspiring introduction by Jonathan Stroud, author of the Bartimaeus trilogy, Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling is one of the twelve wonderful classic stories being relaunched in Puffin Classics in March 2008.
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
Where I'm Calling From

Where I'm Calling From

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.About the ReaderPeter Riegert... Read more
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.
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.
Girl With Curious Hair

Girl With Curious Hair

by David Foster Wallace

Girl with Curious Hair is a collection of short stories by David Foster Wallace, first published in 1989. Though they are not related, many of the stories share the theme of society's fascination with celebrity, some using real celebrities, including Alex Trebek, David Letterman and Lyndon Johnson, as fictional characters.
Drown

Drown

by Junot Diaz

Junot Díaz’s fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, and The Best American Short Stories. His highly-anticipated first novel, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, was greeted with rapturous reviews, including Michiko Kakutani in The New York Times calling it “a book that decisively establishes him as one of contemporary fiction's most distinctive and irresistible new voices.” His debut story collection, Drown, published eleven years prior to Oscar Wao, was also... Read more
Tales Of the South Pacific

Tales Of the South Pacific

by James A Michener

Tales of the South Pacific is a Pulitzer Prize winning collection of sequentially related short stories about World War II, written by James A. Michener in 1946. The stories were based on observations and anecdotes he collected while stationed as a lieutenant commander in the US Navy on the island of Espiritu Santo in the New Hebrides Islands (now known as Vanuatu). The skipper of PT-105 met Michener while stationed at the PT boat base on Tulagi in the Solomon Islands.
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.
A Good Man Is Hard To Find

A Good Man Is Hard To Find

by Flannery O'Connor

A Good Man Is Hard to Find and Other Stories is a collection of short stories by American author Flannery O'Connor. The Southern Gothic collection was first published in 1955 by Hartcourt, Brace and Company. The short stories explore O'Connor's grotesque view of life which is often realistic and ultimately hopeful. A Good Man is Hard to Find is her second published work and established O'Connor as a major voice in American literature. Short stories in the collection include "The... Read more
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.
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
Civilwarland In Bad Decline

Civilwarland In Bad Decline

by George Saunders

From the New York Times bestselling author of Tenth of December, a 2013 National Book Award Finalist for Fiction. A New York Times Notable Book "This book is a rare event: a brilliant new satirist bursting out of the gate in full stride, wildly funny, pure, generous—all that a great humorist should be."—Garrison Keillor "An astoundingly tuned voice—graceful, dark, authentic, and funny—telling just the kinds of stories we need to get us through these times."—Thomas... Read 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
The Golden Age

The Golden Age

by Kenneth Grahame

Looking back to those days of old, ere the gate shut behind me, I can see now that to children with a proper equipment of parents these things would have worn a different aspect. But to those whose nearest were aunts and uncles, a special attitude of mind may be allowed. They treated us, indeed, with kindness enough as to the needs of the flesh, but after that with indifference (an indifference, as I recognise, the result of a certain stupidity), and therewith the commonplace conviction that your child... Read more
Nine Stories

Nine Stories

by J D Salinger

Close Range

Close Range

by Annie Proulx

Tales From Shakespeare

Tales From Shakespeare

by Charles and Mary Lamb

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Vernon God Little

by D B C Pierre Dbc Pierre

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

Over the Border

Over the Border

by Robertson, Morgan

Our Former Lives in Art: Stories

Our Former Lives in Art: Stories

by Davis, Jennifer S

Random House, New York, 2007. Softcover. Very Good. Size: 8"- 9" Tall. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Short Stories; ISBN/EAN: 9780812973525. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 8961. . 9780812973525
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AU$16.00
The Bay of Contented Men

The Bay of Contented Men

by Drewe, Robert

Picador/Pan Books, Australia, 1989. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Inscribed by Author. Size: 8"-9" Tall. Previous owner's inscription in ink. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Australian Fiction; Short Stories; Inscribed by Author. ISBN: 0330271725. ISBN/EAN: 9780330271721. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 10307. . 9780330271721
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AU$40.00
Fishing Widows

Fishing Widows

by Lyons, Nick

NY: Fireside/Simon & Schuster. Good. 1989. Softcover. Small black dot at bottom edge of book- very light wear from handling. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 154 pages .
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$5.79
The Penguin Book of Scottish Short Stories

The Penguin Book of Scottish Short Stories

by J. F.247 Hendry

Penguin, UK, 1970. Paperback. Good. Paperback. 247 pages. *** PUBLISHING DETAILS: Penguin, UK, 1970. *** CONDITION: Good ... Covers have moderate creasing and superficial rubbing/wear. Edges of covers have superficial wear. Spine is uncreased. Pages are reasonably tanned. *** Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Short Stories; ISBN: 0140031286. ISBN/EAN: 9780140031287. Inventory No: 17110007.. 9780140031287
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AU$8.00
Music for Chameleons

Music for Chameleons

by Capote, Truman

New York: Signet-New American Library, 1981. . xviii + 265 pages; humorously inscribed and signed on the half-title page by Truman Capote, "For the (underlined) Miss Jones with good wishes from an admirer of beauty and mystery The (underlined) Mr. Capote"; accomplished in Capote's half-printed half-script hand, penned in blue ink; the story behind the commentary is that the young Kaylie Jones, author and daughter of James Jones (of 'From Here to Eternity' fame) was in the famous... Read more
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$1,500.00
The Hill Bachelors

The Hill Bachelors

by Trevor, William

Hardback. Good.
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£2.09
Strange Pilgrims. Twelve Stories

Strange Pilgrims. Twelve Stories

by Marquez, Gabriel Garcia

London: Jonathan Cape. 1993. Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. VeryTranslated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman. Robust, professional packaging and tracking provided for all parcels. 188 pages. . 1st UK Edition. Hardback.
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AU$18.00
Epiphany: Stories

Epiphany: Stories

by Sams, Ferrol

Atlanta GA: Longstreet Press. Good. 1994. Hardcover. Very good condition but has name blackened over inside front cover. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 301 pages .
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$5.79
Tales of the Fortunate Isles

Tales of the Fortunate Isles

by Eldridge, Paul

Thomas Yoseloff , New York . London, 1959. First Edition. Hardcover (Illustrated Boards). Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Arthur Zaidenberg. Pale yellow coloured endpapers. The text is illustrated with black-and-white line drawings by Arthur Zaidenberg. Tan coloured cloth covered boards with small built illustration to the lower right-hand corner of the front panel and gilt illustration and titles to the backstrip. Illustrated dustwrapper with white and black coloured titles to the... Read more
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AU$15.02
Return Trips Stories by Alice Adams

Return Trips Stories by Alice Adams

by Adams, Alice

London: William Heinemann Ltd. 1986. Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. Page edges lightly tanned. 195 pages . 1st UK Edition. Hardcover.
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AU$12.00
Stars of the New Curfew

Stars of the New Curfew

by Orki, Ben

London: Vintage. 1999. Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition. Mild age-toning to page edges. Robust, professional packaging and tracking provided for all parcels. 194 pages. . 1st thus. Softcover.
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AU$10.00
WAR CRIMES

WAR CRIMES

by Carey, Peter

St. Lucia: University of Queensland Press. 1981. Octavo Size. Very Good condition. 282 pages. Short stories. Robust, professional packaging and tracking provided for all parcels. . 1st thus. Softcover.
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AU$10.00
Curves and Bends and Cars That Won't Come Fast

Curves and Bends and Cars That Won't Come Fast

by Fleming, Brian

London: Phoenix House. 1999. Octavo Size. Very Good condition. Robust, professional packaging and tracking provided for all parcels. 213 pages. Author's first collection of short stories. . 1st thus. Softcover.
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AU$10.00
Selected Stories  - 1st Edition/1st Printing

Selected Stories - 1st Edition/1st Printing

by Pritchett, V. S

New York: Random House. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1978. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0394501284 . A Fine first printing of the first edition in alike dust-jacket; ; 333 pages .
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$34.00
Eye of the White Hawke Stories

Eye of the White Hawke Stories

by Dowling, Barry

Adelaide: Wakefield Press. 1997. Octavo Size. Very Good condition. Robust, professional packaging and tracking provided for all parcels. 175 pages. . 1st Edition. Softcover.
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AU$10.00
The Anatomy of Tobacco

The Anatomy of Tobacco

by Machen, Arthur

NY: Alfred A. Knopf. Good with no dust jacket; Boards soiled, spine label darkened and chipped, . bookplate scar and owner stamp on front pastedown, date stamp and Gotham . Book Mart label on rear endpapers.. 1926. Reprint. Hardcover. Yellow cloth with printed paper spine label. Decorative endpapers. A revised edition containing new introduction by the author. A collection of essays about tobacco and pipe smoking. ; 186 pages .
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$50.00
Angel, All Innocence and other Stories

Angel, All Innocence and other Stories

by Weldon, Fay

London: Bloomsbury Classics. 1985. 12mo [approx 12.7x18.7cm] Near fine condition in near fine Dustjacket. DJ protected in our purpose-made plastic sleeve. A very nice copy. Robust, professional packaging and tracking provided for all parcels. 182 pages. . Reprint. Hardback.
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AU$10.00
Wilderness Tips (Advance Reading Copy)

Wilderness Tips (Advance Reading Copy)

by Margaret Atwood

Fine (touch of shelf wear, else crisp and unread) in wrappers, as issued. SCARCE in this condition.
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$9.00
Jump And Other Stories

Jump And Other Stories

by Nadine Gordimer

Farrar, Straus And Giroux. Used; Very Good. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1991. Hardcover. Previous owner name on front free end page. Book Condition: Very Good. Jacket Condition: Very Good. . 1991. HARDCOVER.
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$9.95
The Nightmare

The Nightmare

by Forester, C. S

Michael Joseph, London, 1954. First Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good Condition/Good. foreword by author. Khaki coloured cloth covered boards with black and red coloured titles to the backstrip. Plain text dustwrapper with black and red coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. Black-and-white photograph of author to the rear dustwrapper panel. A series of short stories based around the Nazi regime during its tenure in Germany and in Europe. As he says in his... Read more
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AU$25.03
RARELY WELL-BEHAVED A Collection of Short Stories

RARELY WELL-BEHAVED A Collection of Short Stories

by Duncan, Phyllis

Iuniverse. Very Good. 2000. Softcover. Signed and dated Dec 2010 by author on half title page, no further inscription. Some curl to the covers. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 220 pages; Signed by Author .
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$14.00
The Burnt Ones

The Burnt Ones

by Patrick White

Penguin, Middlesex, England, 1984. Reprint. Medium Trade Paperback. Very Good. Medium Trade Paperback. 316 pages. *** PUBLISHING DETAILS: Penguin, Middlesex, England, 1984. Reprint. *** CONDITION: Very Good ... Covers have no creasing or wear. Spine is uncreased. Pages are reasonably tanned and lightly creased. *** ABOUT THIS BOOK: Short works by the contemporary Australian writer deal with the experiences and complexities of a wide range of characters *** Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction;... Read more
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AU$13.50
The Illustrated Man (with Sydney Butchkes Dust Jacket Illustration)

The Illustrated Man (with Sydney Butchkes Dust Jacket Illustration)

by Bradbury, Ray

Garden City, New York: Doubleday and Company, Inc. This early trade edition of Ray Bradbury's classic, "The Illustrated Man" features the original Sydney Butchkes artwork and cover design on the price-clipped dust jacket, and a photo of Bradbury on the rear panel credited to George Czerna. (See photo). Although the only date is the 1951 copyright date, the book is most likely from around 1959, since it mentions "Dandelion Wine" on the top of a book listing by the author. The... Read more
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$69.99
On The Yankee Station

On The Yankee Station

by Boyd, William

Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England: Penguin Books. Near Fine. 1982. Reprint; First Printing. Paperback. Very minor cover creases and shelf wear. ; Nice tight flat copy, no names or marks inside, appears unread. Cover artwork by Roy Knipe. ; 192 pages; Collection of thirteen short stories. Adolescent sex in a Scottish boys' public school. Oddballs on the seedy side of America. Murder in a quiet Devon cottage. Comical, ironical or lacerating - wit is the keynote of these stories, which include two... Read more
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€3.50
Hearts of gold

Hearts of gold

by Sinclair, Clive

Penguin, Harmondsworth, Middlesex, 1982. Reprint. Softcover. Very Good Condition. clean copy, only damage is a marking pen stripe on the bottom edge. Slight ageing of the page edges, and tracer foxing to the first page The stories are not only very finally poised but genuinely contemporary, stylistically serious. The result is a reconciling of several possible conditions and postures – Times literary supplement Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 147 pages. Please refer... Read more
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AU$9.10