Sixty Stories

Author: Donald Barthelme,David Gates

Publisher: Penguin Classics

ISBN: 9780141180939

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 451

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This excellent collection of Donald Barthelme's literary output during the 1960s and 1970s covers the period when the writer came to prominence--producing the stories, satires, parodies, and other formal experiments that altered fiction as we know it--and wrote many of the most beautiful sentences in the English language. Due to the unfortunate discontinuance of many of Barthelme's titles, 60 Stories now stands as one of the broadest overviews of his work, containing selections from eight previously published books, as well as a number of other short works that had been otherwise uncollected.

The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories - Part XI

Some Untold Cases (1880-1901)

Author: David Marcum

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 178705375X

Category: Fiction

Page: 510

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Part XI: 1880-1891 includes contributions from Jayantika Ganguly, Will Murray, Tracy Revels, Hugh Ashton, Matthew Simmonds, David Ruffle, Paul W. Nash, Mike Hogan, Craig Stephen Copland, Gayle Lange Puhl, Deanna Baran, Leslie Charteris and Denis Green, Roger Riccard, Robert Perret, Kevin P. Thornton, Stephen Herczeg, and M.A. Wilson and Richard Dean Starr, and a poem by Arlene Mantin Levy and Mark Levy. 34 new traditional Holmes adventures in two simultaneously published volumes "Somewhere in the vaults of the bank of Cox and Co., at Charing Cross, there is a travel-worn and battered tin dispatch box with my name, John H. Watson, M.D., Late Indian Army, painted upon the lid. It is crammed with papers, nearly all of which are records of cases to illustrate the curious problems which Mr. Sherlock Holmes had at various times to examine..." - Dr. John H. Watson So wrote Dr. Watson in "The Problem of Thor Bridge" and ever since, Sherlockians have been bringing us new adventures from this legendary tin dispatch box. While his original Literary Agent only edited the pitifully few sixty stories that make up the original Canon, there have since been literally thousands of traditional adventures about the true Sherlock Holmes - and there will never be enough! Throughout the original Holmes Canon, there were hints and teases of other intriguing cases - The Giant Rat of Sumatra... The Abernetty Tragedy... The Manor House Case. Watson mentions well over one-hundred of these, which have collectively come to be known as The Untold Cases. Now, the latest MX anthologies present thirty-four of those adventures in two simultaneously published volumes, with all royalties going to support the Stepping Stones School at Undershaw, one of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's former homes. Join us as we return to Baker Street and discover more authentic adventures of Sherlock Holmes, described by the estimable Dr. Watson as "the best and wisest... whom I have ever known." Each volume contains forwards by Lyndsay Faye, Roger Johnson, Melissa Grigsby, Steve Emecz, and David Marcum.

The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories - Part XII

Some Untold Cases (1894-1902)

Author: David Marcum

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 1787053784

Category: Fiction

Page: 524

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Part XII: 1894-1902 features contributions from C.H. Dye, David Marcum, Thomas Fortenberry, Daniel D. Victor, Nik Morton, Craig Janacek, S. Subramanian, Jim French, Robert Stapleton, Nick Cardillo, Paul D. Gilbert, Mike Hogan, Derrick Belanger, John Linwood Grant, Mark Mower, Jane Rubino, and Arthur Hall, and a poem by "Anon." 34 new traditional Holmes adventures in two simultaneously published volumes "Somewhere in the vaults of the bank of Cox and Co., at Charing Cross, there is a travel-worn and battered tin dispatch box with my name, John H. Watson, M.D., Late Indian Army, painted upon the lid. It is crammed with papers, nearly all of which are records of cases to illustrate the curious problems which Mr. Sherlock Holmes had at various times to examine..." - Dr. John H. Watson So wrote Dr. Watson in "The Problem of Thor Bridge" - and ever since, Sherlockians have been bringing us new adventures from this legendary tin dispatch box. While his original Literary Agent only edited the pitifully few sixty stories that make up the original Canon, there have since been literally thousands of traditional adventures about the true Sherlock Holmes - and there will never be enough! Throughout the original Holmes Canon, there were hints and teases of other intriguing cases - The Giant Rat of Sumatra... The Abernetty Tragedy... The Manor House Case. Watson mentions well over one-hundred of these, which have collectively come to be known as The Untold Cases. Now, the latest MX anthologies present thirty-four of those adventures in two simultaneously published volumes, with all royalties going to support the Stepping Stones School at Undershaw, one of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s former homes. Join us as we return to Baker Street and discover more authentic adventures of Sherlock Holmes, described by the estimable Dr. Watson as "the best and wisest... whom I have ever known." Each volume contains forwards by Lyndsay Faye, Roger Johnson, Melissa Grigsby, Steve Emecz, and David Marcum.

American Short Story since 1950

Author: Kasia Boddy

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748686533

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 184

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This book focuses specifically on short fiction written since 1950, a particularly rich and diverse period in the history of the form. A selective approach has been taken, focusing on the best and most representative work.

Portraits of Recovery

Sixty Stories of Hope and Faith

Author: Adam Gaynor

Publisher: Studio

ISBN: N.A

Category: Self-Help

Page: 129

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A moving compilation of personal testimonies introduces sixty men and women who have moved from addiction to recovery from substance abuse, as each of them relates his or her own story in the hope that readers will be inspired and motivated by their efforts. Original. 25,000 first printing.

Sixty Spooky, Strange and Surprising Stories about Abingdon

Author: Judy Stubley

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1780885245

Category: Abingdon (England)

Page: 136

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One day Judy was working in Abingdon Library, on her novel ‘The Story Traveller’, when she was approached by Brother Cedric- a ghost who died in 1327.At first she thought she was having a weird day dream, however on her next visit to the Library Brother Cedric again made himself known and asked her to ghost write his book for him. But then as Judy says in her foreword: ‘What writer wouldn’t jump at the chance to be a ‘ghost writer’ to a real ghost.’Brother Cedric, who used to illustrate the manuscripts at the Abbey, has been haunting the town ever since his untimely death. He has witnessed all the major events that have occurred since then and, as he has always taken an enormous interest in the local printers to the point of haunting them, he knows a great deal of other information about the town and its people.He is well aware that many wonderful history books have been written about Abingdon, but he wanted to write a book more specifically for children, to whet their appetites. That is why he sees this book as a ‘pick and mix’, in the hope that his young readers will want to delve even closer into the rich tapestry that makes up the stories of Abingdon.

Flying to America

45 More Stories

Author: Donald Barthelme

Publisher: Catapult

ISBN: 1582439176

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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A volume of the National Book Award–winning author’s uncollected—and three previously unpublished—short stories “arrives like a wonderous jewel unearthed” (Literary Journal). Donald Barthelme is widely recognized as one of the most influential and inventive writers of the 20th century. In this volume of unpublished or previously uncollected stories, he displays his keen eye for the absurd as well as his uniquely engaging, epiphanic, and richly textured style. The stories collected here delve into the themes that most fascinated Barthelme: the perils of the unfulfilled existence; the relationships between politics, art, sex, and life; and the importance of continuing to ask questions even though we are unable to learn the answers. Spanning Barthelme’s career, this posthumous collection includes his first published story, ‘Pages from the Annual Report,’ which appeared in 1959 under a pseudonym, as well as his last, ‘Tickets,’ published in The New Yorker shortly before he died in 1989. From this broad scope, “it is possible . . . to trace the author’s development from an early postmodern baroque . . . to the fragmentary, almost minimalist style of his late-’60s and early-’70s prime” (Los Angeles Times).

In Bed With Sherlock Holmes

Sexual Elements in Arthur Conan Doyle's Stories of the great Detective

Author: Christopher Redmond

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 1770700374

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

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In Bed with Sherlock Holmes provides a witty and well-researched discussion of the sexual elements in the Sherlock Holmes stories, and in Conan Doyle’s own life. An expert commentator on all things Victorian, Doyle also reflects that period’s attitudes toward sex and erotic love. This commentary will make the Sherlock Holmes stories even more interesting and intriguing since Redmond uses published and unpublished articles, books and letters, as well as quotes from speeches given at meetings, to enliven the text and give a broad out-look to this unusual assessment of Doyle’s best known stories. Each chapter opens with one of the original Sidney Paget illustrations. Bibliography. Index.

The Country of the Blind, and Other Stories

Author: H. G. Wells

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 1877527378

Category: Fiction

Page: 687

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The Country of the Blind and Other Stories brings together thirty-three of H. G. Wells' science fiction and fantasy short stories which were previously published separately in a variety of periodicals. The title refers to one of Wells' most popular short stories, included in this book.

The Scientific Sherlock Holmes

Cracking the Case with Science and Forensics

Author: James O'Brien

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199794960

Category: Fiction

Page: 175

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One of the most popular and widely known characters in all of fiction, Sherlock Holmes has an enduring appeal based largely on his uncanny ability to make the most remarkable deductions from the most mundane facts. The very first words that Sherlock Holmes ever says to Dr. Watson are, "How are you? You have been in Afghanistan, I perceive." Watson responds, "How on earth did you know that?" And so a crime-solving legend is born. In The Scientific Sherlock Holmes, James O'Brien provides an in-depth look at Holmes's use of science in his investigations. Indeed, one reason for Holmes's appeal is his frequent use of the scientific method and the vast scientific knowledge which he drew upon to solve mysteries. For instance, in heart of the book, the author reveals that Holmes was a pioneer of forensic science, making use of fingerprinting well before Scotland Yard itself had adopted the method. One of the more appealing aspects of the book is how the author includes real-world background on topics such as handwriting analysis, describing how it was used to capture the New York Zodiac killer and to clinch the case against the Lindbergh baby kidnapper. Sherlock Holmes was knowledgeable about several sciences, most notably chemistry. Therefore the book takes a close look at Holmes the chemist and discusses, for example, chemical poisons such as carbon monoxide, chloroform, and Prussic acid (the historical name for hydrogen cyanide). The author also debunks Isaac Asimov's famous assertion that Holmes was a blundering chemist. In addition, the book discusses mathematics, physics, biology, astronomy, meteorology, and geology, always in the context of Holmes's exploits. Sherlock Holmes continues to fascinate millions of readers and movie goers alike. The Scientific Sherlock Holmes is a must-read for the legion of fans of this most beloved of all fictional detectives.

Portraits of Buddhist Women

Stories from the Saddharmaratnavaliya

Author: Dharmas?na (Thera)

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791451120

Category: Religion

Page: 231

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A collection of stories about women from the thirteenth-century Buddhist work that reveals much about women's status in their society and within Buddhism.

Sherlock Holmes Handbook

Second Edition

Author: Christopher Redmond

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 9781770705920

Category: Reference

Page: 336

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Sherlock Holmes Handbook sums up a Canadian scholar’s lifetime expertise about Sherlock Holmes – the characters and themes, the publishers and readers, Victorian London and the Houdini connection, radio actors and cartoonists, the fans who cling to Holmes’s reality and the professors who tease out motifs from the fifty-six short stories and four novels. The first edition of Sherlock Holmes Handbook appeared in 1993. This edition catches up on new films, new books (a few with a hint of the supernatural) and the advent of the Internet, which has spread Holmes’s fame and Sherlockian fun even further worldwide. The intervening years have brought three multi-volume editions of the Sherlock Holmes stories, with hundreds of footnotes providing new insights and new amusement. They have also seen Holmes repeatedly on the amateur and professional stages, including a few Canadian productions. And there have been changes to everything from copyright rules to libraries, booksellers and audio recordings.

Boys and Literacy

Exploring the Issues

Author: Trisha Maynard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134558562

Category: Education

Page: 176

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In recent years the issue of boys and literacy, namely that they are worse at it compared to girls, has become a key area of interest to all those concerned with the education of our children. This book highlights the key factors causing this divide and discusses the implementation of new strategies to overcome it, which have been the result of extensive qualitative research made by the author. Trisha Maynard reports case study findings of a primary school whose staff wanted to explore and improve boys' attitudes towards and attainment in literacy, and in particular their difficulties with writing. The book highlights issues concerning the reading and writing of stories, what teachers understand by 'good story writing' and the importance of teachers exploring boys' and girls' difficulties with literacy by themselves. It provides significant insight into boys' difficulties with writing as well as informing teachers how to find out about children's attainment.

An Epicure in the Terrible

A Centennial Anthology of Essays in Honor of H.P. Lovecraft

Author: Howard Phillips Lovecraft,David E. Schultz

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 9780838634158

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 347

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To commemorate the centennial of the birth of H. P. Lovecraft, the editors have assembled essays by leading Lovecraft scholars that embody a wide variety of critical approaches. Biographical essays treat Lovecraft's relation to his parents and his heritage; thematic essays discuss issues such as the function of the narrator in his fiction; and the comparative and genre studies examine Lovecraft's relation to modernism.

Tales of Times Now Past

Sixty-two Stories from a Medieval Japanese Collection

Author: Marian Ury

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520038646

Category: English literature

Page: 199

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Burning Brightly

New Light on Old Tales Told Today

Author: Kay Stone

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 1460403215

Category: Fiction

Page: 286

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Burning Brightly is the first full-length book treatment of professional storytelling in North America today. For some years there has been a major storytelling revival throughout the continent, with hundreds of local groups and centres springing up, and with storytelling becoming an important part of the professional training for librarians. In the book, Stone explores storytelling through storytellers themselves, while providing enlightening commentary from her own background as a storyteller. Included in her analysis are informative discussions of organized storytelling communities, individual tellers, and tales. Issues such as the modern recontextualization of old tales and the role of women in folktales are linked to individual storytelling accounts. Texts of eight stories that exemplify the approaches of the various storytellers are also included. Burning Brightly will be compelling reading for storytellers—and for everyone who loves storytelling.

Fantasy

A Collection of Short Stories

Author: V. Sasikumar

Publisher: Orient Blackswan

ISBN: 9788125022374

Category:

Page: 88

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This is an anthology of brilliant short stories by some of the best-known short story writers such as O Henry, Somerset Maugham, Ernest Hemingway, Evelyn Waugh, Ruskin Bond and others. The questions and discussions that follow each of the short stories enhance the value of the texts by guiding students to understand the theme, the plot and the deeper meanings of the stories other than forming an idea of the techniques employed by the story writer to strike the required effects in a story. The book can be used as a supplementary reader not only at the intermediate level in any part of the country but also at the undergraduate level.