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        Medios de pago
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          CONTENTS:ALEXANDER PUSHKIN1. The Queen of SpadesALGERNON BLACKWOOD:2. Confession3. S. O. S.4. The Wings of HorusARTHUR CONAN DOYLE5. B. 24ARTHUR O. FRIEL:6. The Spider7. The VultureARTHUR QUILLER-COUCH:8. Statement of Gabriel Foot, Highwayman9. The Affair of Bleakirk-on-Sands10. The Countess of BellarmineARTHUR STRINGER:11. The Adolescence of Number Eighty-Seven12. The Button Thief13. The Wire-TappersARTHUR TRAIN:14. Extradition15. The Baron de Ville16. The Golden Touch17. The Nth PowerBARONESS ORCZY18. Needs MustBARRY PAIN19. The Undying ThingCHARLES E. VAN LOAN20. For Brodie's BenefitCLEVELAND MOFFETT:21. The Mysterious Card22. The Mysterious Card UnveiledCOMPTON MACKENZIE23. CarnageCY WARMAN:24. A Locomotive as a War Chariot25. A Wild Night at Wood River26. The Express Messenger27. WakalonaE.NESBIT28. John Charrington's WeddingE.W. HORNUNG29. The Man at the WheelEDGAR ALLAN POE30. The Fall of the House of UsherEDGAR WALLACE:31. The Man Who Died Twice32. The Man Who Hated Earthworms33. The Man Who Lived at Clapham34. The Man Who Was Acquitted35. The Man Who Would Not SpeakEDWARD S. ELLIS36. A Stirring IncidentEDWARD S. ELLIS37. A Young HeroETHEL TURNER38. In the Silence of the Sleep-TimeEUGENE MANLOVE RHODES39. The Long ShiftFRANK L. PACKARD40. The Blood of KingsFRANK L. PACKARD41. The BuilderFRANK L. PACKARD42. The Man Who Didn't CountFRED M. WHITE43. Red PetalsFRED M. WHITE44. The Other Man's StoryFRED M. WHITE45. The ShebeenersFRED M. WHITE46. The WaterwitchG.B. LANCASTER47. The Brand of the WildGEORGE NEWNES48. A Fair SmugglerGILBERT PARKER:49. A Castaway of the South50. As Deep As the Sea51. The Gift of the Simple KingGUY BOOTHBY52. The Treasure of Sacramento NickH. BEDFORD-JONES:53. A Personal Problem54. Gallegher of Beaver55. Sun, Sand and Soap56. The Image of EarthH.A. LAMB57. Said Afzel's ElephantH.C. BAILEY58. Sir Albert's FallH.C. BAILEY59. The Devil of MarstonH.C. BAILEY60. The Lone HandH.G. WELLS61. The Treasure in the ForestH.G. WELLS62. Through a WindowHAPSBURG LIEBE63. The Jungle's AccoladeHAROLD BINDLOSS64. An Unofficial AffairHAROLD BINDLOSS65. Gillatly's MarchHAROLD TITUS66. The Man Who Wouldn't Stay PutHARVEY J. O'HIGGINS67. A Change of ProfessionHARVEY J. O'HIGGINS68. Captain Keighley's MenHARVEY J. O'HIGGINS69. Captain Meaghan's RetirementHENRY C. ROWLAND70. At the Break of the MonsoonHENRY C. ROWLAND71. At the Last of the EbbHENRY C. ROWLAND72. In the China SeaHENRY C. ROWLAND73. Jordan Knapp, TraderHENRY C. ROWLAND74. Rosenthal the JewHENRY C. ROWLAND75. The Shears of AtroposHENRY C. ROWLAND76. The Treasure BoxHENRY C. ROWLAND77. Two GentlemenJACK HOLT78. The GreaserJAMES AQUILA KEMPSTER79. The Vengeance of the WolfJAMES B. CONNOLLY80. The Illimitable SensesJOSEPHINE DODGE DASKAM81. The WarningMARY HEATON VORSE82. The Wallow of the SeaMARY RAYMOND SHIPMAN ANDREWS83. The ButlerMRS. BELLOC LOWNDES84. The LodgerO.HENRY85. The Phonograph and the GraftPHILIP K. DICK86. Adjustment TeamPHILIP K. DICK87. The Crystal CryptPHILIP K. DICK88. The Golden ManPHILIP K. DICK89. The Hanging StrangerRAFAEL SABATINI90. The Fool's Love StoryRAFAEL SABATINI91. The PrizeSAX ROHMER92. The Green MistSAX ROHMER93. The Yashmak of PearlsSTEWART EDWARD WHITE94. A Man and His DogW.W. JACOBS95. Jerry BundlerWADSWORTH CAMP96. The Signal TowerWILBUR DANIEL STEELE97. FreeWILKIE COLLINS98. The Angler's Story Of The Lady Of Glenwith GrangeWILLIAM MCLEOD RAINE99. The Winning of Miss Jimmie Tolliver
          Acerca de Arthur Conan Doyle

          Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (UK 1859-1930) Escritor  y médico nacido en Escocia, principalmente conocido por haber creado al famosísimo personaje Sherlock Holmes, el detective más conocido de todos los tiempos, versionado para TV y cine de forma cíclica. Otra gran serie de novelas confeccionadas por Doyle fueron las protagonizadas por el profesor Challenger (El Mundo Perdido), también trasladadas a la  ficción audiovisual.

          Acerca de Edgar Allan Poe

          Edgar Allan Poe  hijo de unos actores ambulantes de teatro, se quedó huérfano a los dos años. Fue criado por John Allan, un hombre de negocios rico, y educado en Inglaterra y Norteamérica. Su vida universitaria fue rebelde y libertina, en esta época es cuando el poeta empieza a beber, hasta que es expulsado de la Universidad de Virginia por jugador. En 1827 escribió su primer volumen de poesías, Tamerlán, en la que se denota una leve inclinación byroniana. En 1830 lo admitieron en la Academia Militar de West Point, de la que pronto fue expulsado. A partir de entonces se inicia su agitada carrera literaria.Vivía al día, como periodista con un sueldo mediocre, pero estas actividades lo llevaron a conseguir muchos trabajos en calidad de colaborador y posteriormente, llegar a la dirección de numerosos periódicos, entre ellos el Southern Literary Messenger, el cual se convirtió bajo su dirección en el más importante periódico del sur. Por todos estos empleos recibía un sueldo mísero, pero a cambio le daban la oportunidad de publicar sus relatos, lo que le proporcionó fama; sin embargo, la mayor parte del tiempo vivió el la más absoluta miseria, con algunos lapsos de relativa calma.

          Acerca de Alexander Pushkin

          Alexander Pushkin was born into the Russian nobility in Moscow in 1799. Educated by French tutors while learning Russian from the household serfs, he began publishing poems in his early teens and soon gained widespread recognition, especially for his use of vernacular. At 18 he received a government appointment in St. Petersburg and threw himself into cultural life, including associating with radical intellectuals. He published his first major work, the long poem Rusian and Ludmila, in 1820, shortly before being banished from the capital for writing political poems such as Ode to Liberty.In 1825 some friends were involved in the Decembrist uprising, and Pushkin's restrictions were tightened. Yet he wrote some of his greatest work in exile, including his play Boris Godunov and his novel-in-verse Eugene Onegin. Finally pardoned by the Tsar, he married Natalya Goncharova in 1831. They became regulars of court society, which soon impoverished Pushkin, and in 1837, scandalous rumors about Natalya prompted him to challenge an alleged paramour to a duel. Wounded, Pushkin died two days later. Fearing a public outpouring at his funeral, the government removed his body in the night, to be buried at his family's distant estate. Josh Billings is a fiction writer and translator who lives in Maine. He is also the translator of the Melville House edition of THe Duel, by Aleksandr Kuprin

          Acerca de H.G. Wells

          Herbert George Wells (1866-1946) nació en el barrio londinense de Bromley, en el Reino Unido. Una beca le permitió estudiar en la Escuela Normal de Ciencias de Londres. Trabajó de contable, maestro de escuela y periodista hasta 1895, año en el que publicó su primera novela, La máquina del tiempo, donde ya aparecía la explosiva mezcla de ciencia, política y aventura que haría de sus libros un éxito. Desde su publicación pudo dedicarse en exclusiva a la escritura. Wells escribió más de ochenta libros a lo largo de su vida, entre los que destacan aquellas obras que contribuyeron a crear un género, la ciencia ficción: El hombre invisible (1897), La guerra de los mundos (1898) y La vida futura (1933), todas llevadas al cine en varias ocasiones. Además Wells escribió Kipps: la historia de un hombre sencillo, (1905) o La historia del señor Polly (1910), profundos retratos de su época; y novelas sociales como Tono-Bungay (1909) o Mr. Britling Sees it Through (1916). Tras la Primera Guerra Mundial publicó un ensayo histórico que se haría muy popular en el Reino Unido, Esquema de la historia (1920), así como la celebrada Breve historia del mundo (1922). El pesimismo y las dudas acerca de la supervivencia del ser humano en una sociedad que la tecnología no había sido capaz de mejorar impregnan sus últimas obras, por ejemplo, El destino del homo sapiens (1939) o 42 to 44 (1944).

          Acerca de Wilkie Collins

          Wilkie Collins, hijo del paisajista William Collins, nació en Londres en 1824. Fue aprendiz en una compañía de comercio de té, estudió Derecho, hizo sus pinitos como pintor y actor, y antes de conocer a Charles Dickens en 1851, había publicado ya una biografía de su padre, Memoirs of the Life of William Collins, Esq., R. A. (1848), una novela histórica, Antonina (1850), y un libro de viajes, Rambles Beyond Railways (1851). Pero el encuentro con Dickens fue decisivo para la trayectoria literaria de ambos. Basil (ALBA CLÁSICA núm. VI; ALBA MÍNUS núm.) inició en 1852 una serie de novelas sensacionales, llenas de misterio y violencia pero siempre dentro de un entorno de clase media, que, con su técnica brillante y su compleja estructura, sentaron las bases del moderno relato detectivesco y obtuvieron en seguida una gran repercusión: La dama de blanco (1860), Armadale (1862) o La Piedra Lunar (1868) fueron tan aplaudidas como imitadas. Sin nombre (1862; ALBA CLÁSICA núm. XVII; ALBA CLÁSICA MAIOR núm. XI) y Marido y mujer (1870; ALBA CLÁSICA MAIOR núm. XVI; ALBA MÍNUS núm.), también de este período, están escritas sin embargo con otras pautas, y sus heroínas son mujeres dramáticamente condicionadas por una arbitraria, aunque real, situación legal. En la década de 1870, Collins ensayó temas y formas nuevos: La pobre señorita Finch (1871-1872; ALBA CLÁSICA núm. XXVI; ALBA MÍNUS núm 5.) es un buen ejemplo de esta época. El novelista murió en Londres en 1889, después de una larga carrera de éxitos.

          Acerca de Algernon Blackwood

          Algernon Henry Blackwood, CBE (14 March 1869 – 10 December 1951) was an English short story writer and novelist, one of the most prolific writers of ghost stories in the history of the genre. He was also a journalist and a broadcasting narrator. S. T. Joshi has stated that "his work is more consistently meritorious than any weird writer's except Dunsany's" and that his short story collection Incredible Adventures (1914) "may be the premier weird collection of this or any other century".

          Acerca de Philip K. Dick

          Philip K. Dick (1928-1982) es autor de 36 novelas de ciencia ficción y 121 relatos breves en los que exploró la esencia de lo que hace al hombre humano, así como los peligros del poder centralizado. Hacia el final de su vida enfocó su trabajo hacia cuestiones metafísicas profundamente personales relacionadas con la naturaleza de Dios. Muchas de sus novelas y cuentos cortos han sido llevados al cine y la televisión, entre los que destacan Blade Runner (basada en ¿Sueñan los androides con ovejas eléctricas?), Desafío total, Minority Report y El hombre en el castillo. A lo largo de su carrera, que abarcó tres décadas, recibió el reconocimiento de la crítica y numerosos premios. En 2005 fue incluido en el Salón de la Fama de la Ciencia Ficción.

          Acerca de Edgar Wallace

          Autor del guión original de King-Kong. Con la aparición de la novela Los cuatro hombres justos dio inicio al moderno género del thriller. Escribió artículos, poesía, crítica teatral, novela, cuentos, cine y teatro. Hijo ilegítimo de un actor, fue bautizado como Edgar Wallace porque su madre usó el personaje ficticio de Walter Wallace para que figurase como padre. Polifacético y viajero, estuvo en contacto con el mundo del crimen de diferentes países: Sudafrica, Marruecos, el Congo,España, Inglaterra… De manera natural se acercó al mundo de la mafia: invitaba a comer a ex-presidiarios, estuvo asociado durante meses con ‘Ringer’ Barrie—un estafador del mundo de las carreras de caballos—y llegó a practicar la estafa por correo con el objetivo de estudiar sus técnicas, plasmadas en el artículo “Yo pude haber sido un delincuente con éxito”. También estuvo encargado de la seguridad del Palacio de Buckingham durante la Primera guerra mundial.

          Acerca de Rafael Sabatini

          Rafael Sabatini (1875-1950) was a prolific Italian/English writer whose historical novels of adventure, intrigue, and romance were bestsellers. He is best known for Scaramouche (1921), The Sea Hawk (1915), and Captain Blood (1922)—all were immensely popular when released, and each was adapted into a classic Hollywood film of the same title.

          Acerca de Sax Rohmer

          Sax Rohmer was the acclaimed author of the Fu-Manchu series of novels. The first, The Mystery of Fu-Manchu, was published in 1912 with many more following. Rohmer also wrote more traditional detective stories and supernatural horror. He died in London in 1959.

          Acerca de Ethel Turner

          Born in England in 1870, Ethel Turner came to Australia with her mother and sisters when she was 10 years old. She showed a great love of literature while at school and in her late teens launched a literary and social magazine in Sydney with her sister Lilian. Ethel kept diaries for a remarkable 62 years, recording the details of her full and eventful life. In January 1893 she recorded in her diary, Night started a new story that I shall call Seven Little Australians." Later that year, she finished the book, parcelled it up and sent it off to a publisher in Melbourne. Since then the book has sold over 2 million copies in the English language and has been reprinted over 50 times. It has been translated into at least 11 languages, performed as a stage play, and been made into a film, a BBC television series in 1953, and a 10-episode television series for the ABC in 1973. Ethel Turner went on to write over 40 books in her lifetime, including children's stories, short stories and poems, many of which appeared in the Town and Country journal and in the Sun Herald newspaper. Seven Little Australians has been read and loved by children all over the world, and it has been continuously in print for over 100 years. Ethel Turner died in 1958, leaving as her memorial a book that is now regarded as a classic in children's literature. Her granddaughter Philippa Poole has published a book about her grandmother entitled The Diaries of Ethel Turner. "

          Acerca de Baroness Orczy

          Baroness Emmuska Orczy (1865-1947) was a British novelist, playwright and artist of Hungarian noble origin. She was most notable for her series of novels featuring the Scarlet Pimpernel. Some of her paintings were exhibited at the Royal Academy in London. In 1903, she and her husband wrote a play based on one of her short stories about an English aristocrat, Sir Percy Blakeney, Bart., who rescued French aristocrats from the French Revolution: The Scarlet Pimpernel. This theatrical success generated huge sales for the novel that followed. She went on to write over a dozen sequels featuring Sir Percy Blakeney, his family, and the other members of the League of the Scarlet Pimpernel, of which the first, I Will Repay (1906), was the most popular. The last Pimpernel book, Mam'zelle Guillotine, was published in 1940. None of her three subsequent plays matched the success of The Scarlet Pimpernel. She also wrote popular mystery fiction and many adventure romances. Her Lady Molly of Scotland Yard was an early example of a female detective as the main character. During the First World War, Baroness Orczy formed the Women of England's Active Service League, an unofficial organization aimed at the recruitment of male volunteers for active service. Her aim was to enlist 100,000 women who would pledge "to persuade every man I know to offer his service to his country." Some 20,000 women joined her organization.

          Acerca de Compton MacKenzie

          Sir Compton Mackenzie OBE (1883-1972), was born into a theatrical family in 1883. A writer and Scottish nationalist, he published almost a hundred books across a range of different genres, including fiction, history, biography, literary criticism, satire, children's stories and poetry. He is best known for two comedies set in Scotland, Whisky Galore and The Monarch of the Glen. CARNIVAL and THE ADVENTURES OF SYLVIA SCARLETT are now back in print as part of the John Murray Heritage Series.

          Acerca de W.W. Jacobs

          W.W. Jacobs is considered a master of the macabre tale, and especially The Monkey's Paw, the lead story in this collection, is a classic horror tale. Collected here are 18 of his stories, and will introduce North American mystery and horror aficionados to one of the great lost artists of the genre. Readers will be delighted by his range of witty and skillful prose, and will see how they are infused with shrewd and sardonic humor. Jacobs was a master at weaving terror and suspense into scenes of everyday life. Readers new to Jacobs are in for a rare treat. Gary Hoppenstand is a professor of American thought and language at Michigan State University. He is the author of Clive Barker's Short Stories: Imagination as Metaphor in the Books of Blood and Other Works and the editor of "Popular Fiction: An Anthology, which won the Popular Culture Association's National Book Award.

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