Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive.We are republishing many of these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
Classic from the year 2009 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, language: English, comment: Volume I includes: The Begging-Letter Writer, Bill-Sticking, A Child's Dream of a Star, The Child's Story, A Christmas Tree, The Detective Police, Doctor Marigold, Down with the Tide, abstract: The Begging-Letter Writer The amount of money he annually diverts from wholesome and useful purposes in the United Kingdom, would be a set-off against the Window Tax. He is one of the most shameless frauds and impositions of this time. ...] *** Bill-Sticking IF I had an enemy whom I hated - which Heaven forbid - and if I knew of something which sat heavy on his conscience, I think I would introduce that something into a Posting-Bill, and place a large impression in the hands of an active sticker. I can scarcely imagine a more terrible revenge. ...] *** A Child's Dream of a Star THERE was once a child, and he strolled about a good deal, and thought of a number of things. He had a sister, who was a child too, and his constant companion. ...] *** The Child's Story Once upon a time, a good many years ago, there was a traveller, and he set out upon a journey. It was a magic journey, and was to seem very long when he began it, and very short when he got half way through. ...] *** A Christmas Tree I have been looking on, this evening, at a merry company of children assembled round that pretty German toy, a Christmas Tree. The tree was planted in the middle of a great round table, and towered high above their heads. It was brilliantly lighted by a multitude of little tapers; and everywhere sparkled and glittered with bright objects. ...] *** The Detective Police WE are not by any means devout believers in the old Bow Street Police. To say the truth, we think there was a vast amount of humbug about those worthies. Apart from many of them being men of very indifferent character, and far too much in the habit of consorting with thieves and the like
The short stories that populate this book hold a mirror to various facets of life. They reflect a gamut of diverse emotions and moods. They display a rich variety of writing styles apt for the narrative – sombre for a serious social theme, flippant for a humorous anecdote, even a classical play format, and so on. The vibrant energy from these reflections of life turns the otherwise inanimate pages into ‘Living Pages.’
In this collection, meet: Guillaume, who gives up everything to protect his child; young Matthew, who stakes his life to save his home; and Fran�ois, who makes the biggest sacrifice to rescue his grandson.
This is the inaugural book of original short stories created by the students in AP Literature and Composition at Irma Rangel Young Women's Leadership School. The stories written fall into various genres, such as: historical fiction, suspense, science fiction, horror, romance, mystery, ect... The students created their own worlds in which their characters inhabit. The conflicts they face, the lessons they learn, and the relationships they create are as unique as the student who wrote them.
The short stories that populate this book hold a mirror to various facets of life. They reflect a gamut of diverse emotions and moods. They display a rich variety of writing styles apt for the narrative - sombre for a serious social theme, flippant for a humorous anecdote, even a classical play format, and so on. The vibrant energy from these reflections of life turns the otherwise inanimate pages into 'Living Pages.'
Including Tales by Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson, Rudyard Kipling, and Many Other Important Authors in the Genre
Author: Various Authors
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
These early works by various authors were originally published between the late 16th century and early 20th century and we are now republishing them with a brand new introduction as part of our Cryptofiction Classics series. 'Cryptofiction - Volume I.' contains a collection of short stories that include 'The Mark of the Beast' by Rudyard Kipling, 'The Eyes of the Panther' by Ambrose Bierce, 'In the Avu Observatory' by H. G. Wells, and many other classic tales of strange creatures. The genre of cryptofiction has grown up in the shadow of its older brothers, science fiction and fantasy, and specialises in the concept of mysterious creatures such as sea monsters, wolf-men, and lost pre-historic creatures. Cryptofiction takes its name from another, non-literary practice: cryptozoology. This is generally regarded as a pseudoscience by mainstream scientists, relying as it does upon anecdotal, often unverifiable evidence. However, it still boasts many enthusiasts, and continues to exert considerable artistic allure. Cryptofiction is here to stay, and the stories in this collection map the development of a genre which is as strange as it is fascinating. The Cryptofiction Classics series contains a collection of wonderful stories from some of the greatest authors in the genre, including Ambrose Bierce, Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Jack London. From its roots in cryptozoology, this genre features bizarre, fantastical, and often terrifying tales of mythical and legendary creatures. Whether it be giant spiders, werewolves, lake monsters, or dinosaurs, the Cryptofiction Classics series offers a fantastic introduction to the world of weird creatures in fiction.