The stories in this collection move from Malaya to America and England, and include some of Maugham''s most famous tales: "Flotsam and Jetsam", the story of an old woman trapped for years in a loveless marriage, "The Man with the Scar" and "The Vessel of Wrath", a tale of the unexpected love that grows between a devout missionary nurse and a drunken reprobate. Maugham illustrates his characteristic wry perception of human foibles and his genius for evoking compelling drama from an acute..
Susan Sontag is most often remembered as a brilliant essayist - inquisitive, analytical, fearlessly outspoken. Yet all throughout her life, she also wrote short stories: fictions..В корзину Подробнее
William Sydney Porter known by his pen name O. Henry, was an American short story writer. His wit and plot twists were adored by his readers, but often panned by the critics...В корзину Описание
Joseph Conrad was a Polish-British writer regarded as one of the greatest novelists to write in the English language. Though he did not speak English fluently until his twenties,..В корзину Описание
Hilarious, exuberant, subtle, tender, brutal, spectacular, and above all unexpected: these two extraordinary volumes contain the limitless possibilities of the British short story..В корзину Описание