By E. L. Doctorow
From a grasp of contemporary American letters comes a captivating choice of fabulous brief fiction approximately those who, as E. L. Doctorow notes in his Preface, are in some way "distinct from their surroundings--people in a few kind of contest with the present world." Containing six unforgettable tales that experience by no means seemed in e-book shape, and a variety of earlier classics, All the Time within the World is resonant with the secret, rigidity, and ethical research that distinguish the fiction of E. L. Doctorow.
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Flappers and Philosophers was once released in 1920 at the heels of Fitzgerald's sensational debut, This aspect of Paradise, and expected topics within the nice Gatsby.
This iconic assortment marks the writer's access into brief fiction, and comprises a few of his most renowned early tales, together with "Bernice Bobs Her Hair," "The Ice Palace," "Head and Shoulders," and "The Offshore Pirate. " In those pages we meet Fitzgerald's trademark characters: the gorgeous, headstrong younger women and the dissolute, wandering younger males who comprised what got here to be referred to as the misplaced iteration. With their bobbed hair and dangling cigarettes, his characters are subtle, witty, and, certainly, smooth: the spoiled heiress who falls for her kidnapper, the highbrow scholar whose lifestyles is became upside-down by means of a refrain woman, the feuding debutantes whose guns are slicing phrases and 2 scissors.
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For the 1st time in publishing heritage, Delphi Classics is proud to give the full works of grasp storyteller Ambrose Bierce. This finished publication is spiced with a variety of illustrations, infrequent and forgotten texts, concise introductions and the standard Delphi bonus fabric. (Version 1)
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* the entire brief tale collections, with person contents tables
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* photographs of ways the books have been first published, giving your eReader a flavor of the unique texts
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THE DANCE OF DEATH
THE MONK AND THE HANGMAN’S DAUGHTER
THE LAND past THE BLOW
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THE FIEND’S DELIGHT
COBWEBS FROM AN EMPTY SKULL
PRESENT AT a dangling, AND different GHOST STORIES
IN THE MIDST OF lifestyles: stories OF infantrymen AND CIVILIANS
CAN SUCH issues BE?
THE PARENTICIDE CLUB
THE FOURTH ESTATE
THE OCEAN WAVE
KINGS OF BEASTS
The brief Stories
LIST OF brief tales IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER
LIST OF brief tales IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER
The Poetry Collections
BLACK BEETLES IN AMBER
SHAPES OF CLAY
FABLES IN RHYME
SOME ANTE-MORTEM EPITAPHS
THE SCRAP HEAP
LIST OF POEMS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER
LIST OF POEMS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER
THE SHADOW at the DIAL, AND different ESSAYS
THE DEVIL’S DICTIONARY
WRITE IT RIGHT
ASHES OF THE BEACON
“ON WITH THE DANCE! ”: A REVIEW
A CYNIC appears to be like AT LIFE
BITS OF AUTOBIOGRAPHY
MISCELLANEOUS ARTICLES AND REVIEWS
LIST OF ESSAYS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER
LIST OF ESSAYS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER
THE LETTERS OF AMBROSE BIERCE
AMBROSE BIERCE via Vincent Starrett
AMBROSE BIERCE: AN APPRAISAL by means of Frederic Tabor Cooper
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THE UNDERGROUND recognition OF AMBROSE BIERCE
AMBROSE BIERCE via Ella Sterling Cummins
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AMBROSE BIERCE: A BIOGRAPHY by way of Carey McWilliams
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Daisy, hot and responsive, moving beneath him, tendrils of her blond hair stuck to her damp face, chocolate brown eyes heavy-lidded and out of focus, sassy mouth for once in her life following his lead without a single argument. Ruthlessly stomping the memories down, he forced himself to meet her gaze calmly. ” “But, hey, boys will be boys, right? ” It was a direct hit, since he’d spent his entire life trying to be the exact opposite of his father. “It was a long time ago,” he said stiffly. “Yes, it was,” she agreed.
Fine. Then do you want me to stay or to go? ” Shit. He regretted the choice the instant it left his mouth, but he needed someone, she was here, and she was qualified. He’d just have to live with it. But damned if the concessions would all be one-sided. ” She stooped to gather up two plastic grocery bags, then walked to the kitchen. After opening the refrigerator, she started emptying the bags. ” He walked over to see. ” She set a half gallon of milk on the shelf next to the quart of orange juice she’d already put there, and reached in her bag for two oranges, a container of fresh pineapple, and a container of cubed cantaloupe.
He looked at her standing there, all long legs, big flashing eyes, and hot-cheeked indignation, and said, “I’m telling the truth, Daisy. ” She blew out a disgruntled breath, but resumed her seat. ” “Hell, yes, I’m on a budget! The family fortune is long gone and I live on what I earn. ” His father had been a spendthrift in far worse ways as well, but that was none of her damn business. “Oh, please. Your father didn’t fork over a dime when he kicked Mom and me out of that great white hotel you Coltranes called home.
All the Time in the World: New and Selected Stories by E. L. Doctorow