Saki (Hector Hugh Munro) is best known for his witty, sometimes whimsical, often cynical and bizarre short stories. His best tales are often more macabre than Kipling's. In his early stories, Saki often portrayed eccentric characters, familiar from Oscar Wilde's plays. Saki's most frequently anthologized short stories are Tobermory', 'Sredni Vastar', 'The Unrest Cure' etc. He was a misogynist, anti-semite, and reactionary, who also did not take himself too serious. His stories, 'true enough to be interesting and not true enough to be tiresome', were considered ideal reading for schoolboys. However, Saki did not have any interest in safeguarding the Edwardian way of life. In this volume, we present a complete collection of his short stories. All stories are complete & unabridged.
Somehow or other I will be famous, and if not famous, I will be notorious', declared Oscar Wilde. He proved to be both. Oscar Wilde was a genius and he transformed his talent into his stories, plays and poems. The world in which Oscar Wilde lived was riddled with hypocrisy and he exposed it in his writings. His only novel, "The Picture of Dorian Gray' was published in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine in 1890 and provoked a storm of protest from the Victorian society. 'It is a tale spawned from the leprous literature of the French decadents - a poisoned book, the atmosphere of which is heavy with mephitic odours of moral and spiritual putrefaction', wrote the critic from the Daily Chronicle. Oscar Wilde wrote a preface, which appeared separately in the Fortnightly Review in March 1891. It contains the famous passage : 'Books are well written, or badly written. That is all'. This volume contains Oscar Wilde's only novel, 'The Picture of Dorian Gray' and all other stories. All stories are complete & unabridged.
Anton (Pavlovich) Chekhov is one of the great masters of modern short story. Chekhov portrayed often life in the Russian small towns, where tragic events occur in a minor key, as a part of everyday life. His characters are passive, filled with the feeling of hopelessness and the fruitlessness of all efforts. Some of his remarkable stories are Neighbours, Ward Number Six, The Black Monk, The Murder, Ariadne, The Man in a case, Gooseberries, About Love, Lady with the Dog. His last great story is The Betrothed. In this collection we present 100 best stories of Anton Chekhov. All stories are complete and unabridged.Product detailsPaperback: 480 pagesISBN-13: 978-8176060493Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 13.2 x 1.2 cm
Robin Hood is a heroic outlaw in English Folklore, a highly skilled archer and swordsman. But Robin Hood is not a lone outlaw but the leader of a trained band of fighters. The outlaw from Nottinghamshire who robs from the rich to give to the poor has emerged as one of the most enduring folk heroes in popular culture-and one of the most versatile. One of the most liked novels in the world. Now abridged & illustrated for young readers.Reading level: 10.00+ years
Paperback: 232 pages
Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 19 x 2 cm