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Someone Like You
Someone Like You Roald Dahl
These eighteen tales of the macabre show Dahl's dark brilliance as a short story writer.
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Collected Stories
Collected Stories Paul Bowles
In these hauntingly beautiful stories of abandonment and vengeance, extreme situations lead to disturbing conclusions.
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The Lottery And Other Stories
The Lottery And Other Stories Shirley Jackson
This is the definitive collection of Shirley Jackson's short stories, including 'The Lottery' - one of the most terrifying and iconic stories of the twentieth century, and an influence on writers such as Neil Gaiman and Stephen King.
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Hour Of The Star
Hour Of The Star Clarice Lispector
Living in the slums of Rio and eking out a living as a typist, Macabéa loves movies, Coca-Cola and her philandering rat of a boyfriend; she would like to be like Marilyn Monroe, but she is ugly, underfed, sickly and unloved. She has no future, and no sense of who she is.
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Tales From The Underworld
Tales From The Underworld Hans Fallada
Here, as in his novels, Fallada is by turns tough, darkly funny, streetwise and effortlessly engaging, writing with acute feeling about ordinary lives shaped by forces larger than themselves: addiction, love, money.
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Therese Desqueyroux
Therese Desqueyroux Francois Mauriac
François Mauriac's astonishing and daring novel is an unforgettable portrayal of a complex, fascinating woman trapped by provincial life.
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The Cyberiad
The Cyberiad Stanislaw Lem
In these fantastical short stories, Stanislaw Lem rewrites the laws of reality, space and language itself to take us on an anarchic and darkly comic journey through a newly imagined universe.
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A Cup Of Rage
A Cup Of Rage Raduan Nassar
A pair of lovers - a young female journalist and an older man who owns an isolated farm in the Brazilian outback - spend the night together. The next day they proceed to destroy each other. Amid vitriolic insults, cruelty and warring egos, their sexual adventure turns into a savage power game. This intense, erotic cult novel by one of Brazil's most infamous modernist writers explores alienation, the desire to dominate and the wish to be dominated.
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The Blue Room
The Blue Room Georges Simenon
For Tony and Andrée, there are no rules when they meet in the blue room at the Hôtel des Voyageurs. Their adulterous affair is intoxicating, passionate - and dangerous. Soon it turns into a nightmare from which there can be no escape.
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Complete Stories
Complete Stories Kingsley Amis
Kingsley Amis produced many short stories throughout his five decades as a published novelist; some of them character sketches which stand next to the novels, others daring experimentations with genre.
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The Collected Stories Of Isaac Bashevis Singer
The Collected Stories Of Isaac Bashevis Singer Isaac Bashevis Singer
Isaac Bashivis Singer's work explores humanity in all of its guises. This collection of forty-seven short stories, selected by Singer himself from across the whole of his career, brings together the best of his writing.
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