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    The Best Short Stories - 10

    Editorial: Shadow POET

    Idioma: Inglés

    ISBN: 9788828355182

    Formatos: PDF (Sin DRM)

    Compatibles con: Windows, Mac, iOS, Android & eReaders
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        The Best Short Stories - 10

        Editorial: Shadow POET

        Idioma: Inglés

        ISBN: 9788828355182

        Formatos: PDF (Sin DRM)

        Compatibles con: Windows, Mac, iOS, Android & eReaders
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          AUTHORSO. HenryFrank StocktonKate ChopinH.H. Munro (SAKI)Nathaniel HawthorneAmbrose BierceAnton ChekhovO. HenryArabian NightsEdited byAhmet Ünal ÇAMWitches' Loavesby O. HenryMiss Martha Meacham kept the little bakery on the corner (the one where you go up three steps, and the bell tinkles when you open the door).Miss Martha was forty, her bank-book showed a credit of two thousand dollars, and she possessed two false teeth and a sympathetic heart. Many people have married whose chances to do so were much inferior to Miss Martha's.Two or three times a week a customer came in in whom she began to take an interest. He was a middle-aged man, wearing spectacles and a brown beard trimmed to a careful point.He spoke English with a strong German accent. His clothes were worn and darned in places, and wrinkled and baggy in others. But he looked neat, and had very good manners.He always bought two loaves of stale bread. Fresh bread was five cents a loaf. Stale ones were two for five. Never did he call for anything but stale bread.Once Miss Martha saw a red and brown stain on his fingers. She was sure then that he was an artist and very poor. No doubt he lived in a garret, where he painted pictures and ate stale bread and thought of the good things to eat in Miss Martha's bakery.Often when Miss Martha sat down to her chops and light rolls and jam and tea she would sigh, and wish that the gentle-mannered artist might share her tasty meal instead of eating his dry crust in that draughty attic. Miss Martha's heart, as you have been told, was a sympathetic one.The Lady, or the Tiger?by Frank StocktonOldukça uzun bir süre sonra, yarı barbar bir kral yaşamıştı, bu fikirleri, uzak Latin komşularının ilerleyişiyle biraz parlatılmış ve keskinleşmiş olsa da, hala büyük, florid ve ezilmemişlerdi, ki bunların yarısı barbardı. O, bir o kadar da dayanılmaz bir otoriteye sahip ve o kadar da dayanılmaz bir adamdı ki, kendi isteğiyle, çeşitli fanileri gerçeklere dönüştürdü. Kendine komünizme çok verildi; Ve, kendisi ve kendisi üzerinde herhangi bir şey üzerinde anlaştığında, şey yapıldı. Yerli ve politik sistemlerinin her bir üyesi, tayin edilmiş rotasında düzgün bir şekilde hareket ettiğinde, doğası mülayim ve zekiydi; ama her ne zaman küçük bir otostop vardı ve orbitlerinin bir kısmı onların yörüngesinden çıkmıştı, o hala iftiharlıydı ve daha da gerizekalıydı, çünkü hiçbir şey onu çarpık düz hale getirmekten ve düzensiz yerleri ezmekten çok memnun değildi.
          Acerca de Ambrose Bierce

          AMBROSE BIERCE (1842–1914?) was one of nineteenth-century America’s most renowned satirists. The author of short stories, essays, fables, poems, and sketches, he was a popular columnist and wrote for several San Francisco and London newspapers during his forty-year journalism career.

          Acerca de Nathaniel Hawthorne

          <p><b>Nathaniel Hawthorne</b> nació en 1804 y llevó, al menos hasta los treinta y cinco años, una vida sumamente solitaria y rara: desde que su padre, capitán mercante, muriera en 1808, vivió recluido sin salir apenas en la mansión familiar de Salem (Nueva Inglaterra) junto a su madre y sus dos hermanas, con las que al parecer casi ni se veía ni se hablaba. En su soledad, leía y escribía, especialmente cuentos fantásticos, envuelto en la innatural atmósfera de la casa y en su historia de recuerdos trágicos (uno de sus antepasados fue juez en el famoso proceso de las brujas de Salem), que novelaría posteriormente en <i>La casa de los siete tejados</i> (1851).</p><p> El problema del mal y de su transmisión a través de las generaciones llegaría a convertirse en el tema por excelencia de sus obras, entre ellas la célebre <i>La letra escarlata</i> (1850). En 1839, dejó por fin la casa familiar y se instaló en Boston, donde fue inspector de aduanas; en 1842, se casó; participó brevemente en la experiencia de la comuna de Brook Farm, sobre la que escribió una novela, <i>La granja de Blithedale</i> (1852); fue luego cónsul de los Estados Unidos en Liverpool, vivió en Florencia, Roma y Londres, pero su realidad –dice Borges– fue, siempre, el tenue mundo crepuscular, o lunar, de las imaginaciones fantásticas. <i>El libro de las maravillas</i> (1852), así como su continuación, <i>Cuentos de Tanglewood</i> (1853), representan la faceta más clara y luminosa de su personalísima obra. Murió en Plymouth (Nueva Inglaterra) en 1864.</p>

          Acerca de O. Henry

          O. Henry (Greensboro, 1862 - Nueva York, 1910). Seudónimo de William Sidney Porter. Narrador estadounidense, muy popular por sus relatos humorísticos y de finales sorprendentes, al que junto a E. A. Poe, B. Harte y M. Twain se considera fundador de la proverbial short story norteamericana.Como si se tratase de una de sus historias, en 1896 recibió una citación para presentarse ante un tribunal por el hurto de una pequeña suma de un banco de Austin en el que había estado empleado. Huyó y a su vuelta estuvo tres años en prisión.En 1902 se traslada a Nueva York, donde escribirá algunos de sus mejores libros de relatos, como The Four Million, cuyos cuentos están recogidos en el libro que ahora publicamos. Describe a la gente común y corriente de Nueva York a través de la ironía, la burla y el realismo que lo hizo famoso, además del afortunado uso del lenguaje popular.

          Acerca de Anton Chekhov

          Anton Chekhov was one of the most important and influential playwrights in world theatre. Chekhov began his career writing jokes for popular magazines to support himself while he studied to become a medical doctor. He wrote twelve plays (including The Cherry Orchard, Uncle Vanya, Three Sisters, The Seagull, Ivanov and the untitled play often called Platonov) and around six hundred stories, revolutionising both forms forever – and continued to practise medicine throughout his literary career. He died from tuberculosis in 1904 at the age of forty-four.

          Acerca de Kate Chopin

          American author Kate Chopin (1850-1904) wrote two published novels and about a hundred short stories in the 1890s. Most of her fiction is set in Louisiana and most of her best-known work focuses on the lives of sensitive, intelligent women.Her short stories were well received in her own time and were published by some of America's most prestigious magazines-Vogue, the Atlantic Monthly, Harper's Young People, Youth's Companion, and the Century. A few stories were syndicated by the American Press Association. Her stories appeared also in her two published collections, Bayou Folk (1894) and A Night in Acadie (1897), both of which received good reviews from critics across the country. Twenty-six of her stories are children's stories-those published in or submitted to children's magazines or those similar in subject or theme to those that were. By the late 1890s Kate Chopin was well known among American readers of magazine fiction.Her early novel At Fault (1890) had not been much noticed by the public, but The Awakening (1899) was widely condemned. Critics called it morbid, vulgar, and disagreeable. Willa Cather, who would become a well known twentieth-century American author, labeled it trite and sordid.Some modern scholars have written that the novel was banned at Chopin's hometown library in St. Louis, but this claim has not been able to be verified, although in 1902, the Evanston, Illinois, Public Library removed The Awakening from its open shelves-and the book has been challenged twice in recent years. Chopin's third collection of stories, to have been called A Vocation and a Voice, was for unknown reasons cancelled by the publisher and did not appear as a separate volume until 1991.

          Acerca de Frank Stockton

          Frank Stockton wrote many stories-both fairy tales and realistic fictions-but while a few remain popular to this day despite their elevated language and florid Victorian phrases-none have the impact still of "The Lady, or the Tiger?"

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