The 10 Works to read in this life Vol:1, contains now several HTML tables of contents that will make reading a real pleasure!
The first table of contents (at the very beginning of the ebook) lists the titles of all novels included in this volume. By clicking on one of those titles you will be redirected to the beginning of that work, where you'll find a new TOC that lists all the chapters and sub-chapters of that specific work.
Middlemarch by George Eliot
Cabin Fever by B. M. Bower
Bel-Ami by Guy de Maupassant
The Black Cat by Edgar Allan Poe
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare
Hamlet by William Shakespeare
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne
A veritable feast of short stories to tempt the palate of the discerning reader, A Tale or Two and a Few More is a captivating collection of tales about humanity in all its guises. Here we have tales of love, loss, hope, compassion and forgiveness.
Catch a glimpse into the private and personal experience of a World War 1 survivor, and share momentarily, his pain as he revisits his past. Admire the work ethic of Matt, a police officer facing his worst nightmare. Rejoice at a family reunion that brought an extra sparkle to Christmas festivities, or laugh at the consequences for Emily, a young lawyer desperate to find love, but jumps to the wrong conclusion when the man of her dreams arrives.
These and many other characters are to be found within the pages of this collection.
From Harlan Ellison, whom the Washington Post regards as a “lyric poet, satirist, explorer of odd psychological corners, and purveyor of pure horror and black comedy,” comes Strange Wine. Discover among these tales the spirits of executed Nazi war criminals who walk Manhattan streets; the damned soul of a murderess escaped from hell; gremlins writing the fantasies of a gone‑dry writer; and the exquisite Dr. D’arque Angel, who deals her patients doses of death. But even more so, discover the clarity of voice and courage of conviction of an author who feels passionately, who thinks deeply, and who writes like a locomotive barreling through a tornado.
In New Orleans, Club Desire is the best private club, where members go to escape from reality and live their naughtiest fantasies. Names and titles not required.
She’s been a naughty submissive so her Master brings a gorgeous Mistress to the dungeon to punish her.
But if it's punishment, is it wrong to enjoy it?
Will the Master accept it when the Mistress enjoys his submissive a bit too much? Or is she playing with fire?
Download this short story to learn what happens in their steamy menage.
The short story is often viewed as an inferior relation to the Novel. But it is an art in itself. To take a story and distil its essence into fewer pages while keeping character and plot rounded and driven is not an easy task. Many try and many fail. In this series we look at short stories from many of our most accomplished writers. Miniature masterpieces with a lot to say. In this volume we examine some of the short stories of Alexandre Dumas. Alexandre Dumas born into poverty in 1802. Complicating his life was his African ancestry which gave rise to much racist behaviour against him despite being seven eighths French. Raised by his mother after his Fathers death by age 4 he was a voracious reader. At age 20, with the restoration of the French Monarchy he went to Paris to attend on The Duke of Orleans. Thereafter he began to write plays and two early successes allowed him to write full time. Dumas helped in the revolution of 1830 which installed his former employer as the new King. In his late 30s came the books he is so well known for “The Three Musketeers” and “The Count Of Monte Cristo” and with these and others his fame was set both in France and across the World. Dumas was a great wanderer spending years in Belgium, Russia and Italy. A prolific writer on politics and travel we look here at his short work; Martin Guerre. It is a work of great power holding the attention and asking questions about what is real and what if….. This stories are also available as an audiobook from our sister company Word Of Mouth. Many samples are at our youtube channel http://www.youtube.com/user/PortablePoetry?feature=mhee The full volume can be purchased from iTunes, Amazon and other digital stores and read for you by Richard Mitchley
In his "Ghostly little book," Charles Dickens invents the modern concept of Christmas Spirit and offers one of the world's most adapted and imitated stories. We know Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim, and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future, not only as fictional characters, but also as icons of the true meaning of Christmas in a world still plagued with avarice and cynicis
Another breathtaking short story from the author of The Clockwork Dagger and The Clockwork Crown, set in the same world…
Captain Hue hoped he was rid of his troubles once Octavia Leander and Alonzo Garrett disembarked from his airship Argus. But he was quickly proved wrong when his ship was commandeered by Caskentian soldiers. He is ordered on a covert and deadly mission by the smarmy Julius Corrado, an elite Clockwork Dagger.
Now Captain Hue must start a mutiny to regain control of his airship, which means putting his entire crew at risk—including his teenage son Sheridan. As the weather worsens and time runs out, it’ll take incredible bravery to bring the Argus down….perhaps for good.