The Queen of Spades, one of his most popular and chilling short Stories, tells of an inveterate card player who develops a dangerous obsession with the secret of an old lady''s luck, which he believes will bring him the wealth he craves. The Negro of Peter the Great, a story based on the life Pushkin''s own great-grandfather, is a vivid depiction - and criticism - of both French and Russian society, while Dubrovsky is the Byronic tale of a dispossessed young officer. The Captain''s Daughter..
Maugham takes us from England to France, to Chicago and to the beautiful island of Tahiti. Roger Charing is engaged to marry Ruth, but he changes his mind...Купить Подробнее
These seven stories were the last that Carver wrote. Among them is one of his longest, "Errand", in which he imagines the death of Chekhov, a writer Carver..Купить Описание
When the young salesman Gregor Samsa wakes up one morning transformed into a monstrous insect, his shock and incomprehension are coupled with the panic of..Купить Описание
Other Stories and Other Stories is a stunning collection of short stories from Ali Smith. Individually lucid and luminous, these formally inventive and..Купить Подробнее
Book DescriptionTwelve stories introducing a remarkable new writer...In Calamity and Other Stories, Daphne Kalotay portrays with affection and frankness the..Описание
This captivating collection of short stories, selected from works written during Chekhov''s prolific period, displays those qualities for which the Russian..Купить Описание