О.Генри - один из самых известных классиков американской литературы, признанный мастер короткой прозы. Его произведениям свойственны тонкий юмор, неожиданные развязки, яркие персонажи и, безусловно, любовь к людям и жизни.В этот сборник включены интересные и трогательные рассказы "Дары волхвов", "Фараон и хорал", "Меблированная комната", "Через двадцать лет" и многие другие. Читайте зарубежную литературу в оригинале!
Книга представляет собой сборник занимательных рассказов известного американского писателя О. Генри. Психологизм и тонкое чувство юмора, присущие его рассказам, обрели миллионы поклонников по всему миру. Тексты рассказов адаптированы в учебных целях до уровня Pre-Intermediate. После каждого рассказа даётся комментарий, перевод трудных слов и выражений, а также упражения, направленные на проверку понимания текста, отработку лексики и грамматических структур, развитие устной речи. Книга адресована учащимся 7-8 классов средних школ, лицеев и гимназий. В комплект с книгой входит аудиоприложение.
Книга представляет собой сборник занимательных рассказов известного американского писателя О. Генри. Психологизм и тонкое чувство юмора, присущие его рассказам, обрели миллионы поклонников по всему миру.Тексты рассказов адаптированы в учебных целях до уровня Рге-Intermediate. После каждого рассказа даётся комментарий, перевод трудных слов и выражений, а также упражнения, направленные на проверку понимания текста, отработку лексики и грамматических структур, развитие устной речи.Книга адресована учащимся 7—8 классов средних школ, лицеев и гимназий.
Four works by great 19th-century Russian author - "The Nose," a savage satire of Russia's incompetent bureaucrats; "Old-Fashioned Farmers," a pleasant depiction of an elderly couple living in rustic seclusion; "The Tale of How Ivan Ivanovich Quarrelled with Ivan Nikiforovich," one of Gogol's most famous comic stories; and "The Overcoat," widely considered a masterpiece of form.
Издание на английском языке. Four works by great 19th-century Russian author: The Nose, a savage satire of Russia's incompetent bureaucrats; Old-Fashioned Farmers, a pleasant depiction of an elderly couple living in rustic seclusion; The Tale of How Ivan Ivanovich Quarrelled with Ivan Nikiforovich, one of Gogol's most famous comic stories; and The Overcoat, widely considered a masterpiece of form.
Other Stories and Other Stories is a stunning collection of short stories from Ali Smith. Individually lucid and luminous, these formally inventive and exquisite tales resonate subtly together. In examining the distances and connections between ourselves and others, and lightly and expertly inching us closer to the bone, storytelling itself has never seemed so necessary, so moving or so joyous. "Beautifully written and quietly unsettling". (Big Issue). "Bold and sensitive. Smith's prose is a joy". (Independent). "A wonderful collection; deceptively easy on one level with its whirling library of ghost story, funny story, love story, scary story, and more. Like Russian dolls, separate yet invisibly linked, they unfold from and into one another". (Herald). "Smith breathes life into her imagined words with a true understanding of the craft of the short-story writer. She dances surely and lightly over the form". (Guardian). "Captures quiet epiphanies of the extraordinary in the mundane". (Sunday Times). "These stories fizz with life". (The Times Literary Supplement). Ali Smith is the author of novels Girl Meets Boy, Like, The Accidental, Hotel World and There But For The. She has published the short story collections The First Person and Other Stories, Free Love and Other Stories, Other Stories and Other Stories and The Whole Story and Other Stories. She has been twice shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, twice nominated for the Orange Prize and won the Whitbread Novel of the Year in 2005.
Gogol's stories are admired for their skillful mingling of fantasy and reality, quiet good humor and use of mundane details - as Gogol put it - `to extract the extraordinary from the ordinary.` Imaginative and timeless, they remain as fresh and significant today as they were to readers generations ago. This rich selection of four short stories by the great 19th-century Russian author of Dead Souls includes `The Nose,` a savage satire of incompetent bureaucrats and the snobbery and complacency of the Russian upper classes; `Old-Fashioned Farmers,` a sketch depicting an elderly couple who live a happy but simple life in rustic seclusion; `The Tale of How Ivan Ivanovich Quarrelled with Ivan Nikiforovich,` one of Gogol's most famous comic stories; and `The Overcoat,` an exceptionally moving tale - considered a masterpiece of the form - about a poor and much-ridiculed St. Petersburg official.
With his beloved Gothic tales, Washington Irving is said to have created the genre of the short story in America. Though Irving crafted many of the most memorable characters in fiction, from Rip Van Winkle to Ichabod Crane, his gifts were not confined to the short story alone. He was also a master of satire, essay, travelogue, and folktale, as evidenced in this classic collection.Henry Wadsworth Longfellow said, "Every reader has a first book... which, in early youth, first fascinates his imagination, and at once excites and satisfies the desires of his mind. To me, this first book was The Sketch Book of Washington Irving... The charm of The Sketch Book remains unbroken; the old fascination still lingers about it."
From the author of "Crime and Punishment" comes this remarkable collection of short fiction. A selection often compelling tales, steeped in Dostoyevsky's characteristic themes of spiritual torment and psychological struggle, evoke life in Czarist Russia. Featured stories include "The Dream of a Ridiculous Man," "Bobok," "An Honest Thief," "An Unpleasant Predicament," "Another Man's Wife," "The Peasant Marey," "The Crocodile," "A Faint Heart," "A Christmas Tree and a Wedding," and the title work. Fyodor Dostoyevsky created powerful depictions of the human condition that led to significant developments in twentieth-century thought, including psychoanalysis and existentialism. His influence resonates in the works of latter-day authors such as Proust, Faulkner, Hemingway, and Kafka. This collection of his short stories offers thought-provoking glimpses into the Russian author's moving portrayals of the conflict between flesh and spirit.
The richness of Oscar Wilde's way with words and ideas is given full range in this sparkling collection of short stories written between 1887 and 1891. From the comic tales of The Canterville Ghost and Lord Arthur Savile's Crime to the marvelous fairy stories and fantasies of The Selfish Giant, The Happy Prince and The Star Child, we are treated to the extravagance and dexterity of Wilde's exceptional wit, in stories that will appeal to both adults and children. Beautifully illustrated by Wilde's fellow decadent and aestheticist, the inimitable Aubrey Beardsley, this Macmillan Collector's Library edition of The Happy Prince & Other Stories also features an afterword by author David Stuart Davies.Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.