Skin and Other Stories

Skin and Other Stories Author Roald Dahl
ISBN-10 9780141928937
Release 2001-09-27
Pages 224
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A collection of Roald Dahl's extraordinary short stories, specially chosen for teenagers by children's book consultant, Wendy Cooling. The thirteen stories have been taken from The Collected Short Stories of Roald Dahl, published by Michael Joseph.



Skin and Other Stories

Skin and Other Stories Author Roald Dahl
ISBN-10 9781101636305
Release 2013-05-30
Pages 224
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How would you get rid of a murder weapon without causing suspicion? Where would you hide a diamond where no one else would think of looking? What if you found out that the tattoo on your back was worth over a million dollars? You will discover that just about anything is possible in a Roald Dahl story, and here are eleven of his very best.



Skin and Other Stories

Skin and Other Stories Author Roald Dahl
ISBN-10 0613671228
Release 2002-01-01
Pages 212
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For use in schools and libraries only. Introduces teenagers to the adult short stories of Roald Dahl.



Skin and Other Stories

Skin and Other Stories Author Roald Dahl
ISBN-10 0141310340
Release 2002-01-01
Pages 212
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Introduces teenagers to the adult short stories of Roald Dahl.



Skin

Skin Author Roald Dahl
ISBN-10 OCLC:939650022
Release 2015
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This book presents a selection of short stories expecially for teenagers, showing the originality of Dahl's work as it moves from the shocking to the unbelievable and centres on such things as revenge and greed. They tell of a woman who murders her husband with a leg of lamb, a sound machine that enables us to hear plants crying, a diamond's journey, a man who has a great work of art tattooed on his back, and much more.



The Magic Skin

The Magic Skin Author de Balzac
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Release 2015-10-02
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La Peau de chagrin (The Magic Skin or The Wild Ass's Skin) is an 1831 novel by French novelist and playwright Honoré de Balzac (1799–1850). Set in early 19th-century Paris, it tells the story of a young man who finds a magic piece of shagreen that fulfills his every desire. For each wish granted, however, the skin shrinks and consumes a portion of his physical energy. La Peau de chagrin belongs to the Études philosophiques group of Balzac's sequence of novels, La Comédie humaine. Before the book was completed, Balzac created excitement about it by publishing a series of articles and story fragments in several Parisian journals. Although he was five months late in delivering the manuscript, he succeeded in generating sufficient interest that the novel sold out instantly upon its publication. A second edition, which included a series of twelve other "philosophical tales", was released one month later. Although the novel uses fantastic elements, its main focus is a realistic portrayal of the excesses of bourgeois materialism. Balzac's renowned attention to detail is used to describe a gambling house, an antique shop, a royal banquet, and other locales. He also includes details from his own life as a struggling writer, placing the main character in a home similar to the one he occupied at the start of his literary career. The central theme of La Peau de chagrin is the conflict between desire and longevity. The magic skin represents the owner's life-force, which is depleted through every expression of will, especially when it is employed for the acquisition of power. Ignoring a caution from the shopkeeper who offers him the skin, the protagonist greedily surrounds himself with wealth, only to find himself miserable and decrepit at the story's end. La Peau de chagrin firmly established Balzac as a writer of significance in France. His social circle widened significantly, and he was sought eagerly by publishers for future projects. The book served as the catalyst for a series of letters he exchanged with a Polish baroness named Ewelina Hańska, who later became his wife. It also inspired Giselher Klebe's opera Die tödlichen Wünsche.



The Blue Man and Other Stories of the Skin

The Blue Man and Other Stories of the Skin Author Robert A. Norman
ISBN-10 9780520952508
Release 2014-04-25
Pages 158
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Written by a leading dermatologist, The Blue Man and Other Stories of the Skin provides a compelling and accessible introduction to the life of our largest organ, while also recounting the author’s experiences with memorable patients he has treated who suffer from mysterious skin conditions. Robert Norman begins by highlighting the qualities of the skin, tracing the history of its conditions and diseases, then examining the cultural, social and psychological impact of both color and irregularity. The book also features an absorbing collection of stories about some of his most intriguing patients: from a man whose skin mysteriously turned blue, to a hypochondriacal woman who begins to show signs of a life-threatening disease. This is a fascinating account of the dynamic nature of the skin, and the people who inhabit it.



Blossom English

Blossom English Author John Stephen Knodell
ISBN-10 4908152039
Release 2014-12-10
Pages 176
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The Blossom English series helps students develop their grammar, vocabulary, reading comprehension, and writing skills by integrating activities with amazing short stories by some of the most popular writers in the world. The Blossom English series was created to be used in classrooms, and is not a self-study textbook. Blossom English: SKIN uses 6 of the short stories from Roald Dahl's collection of fascinating, richly detailed tales. Within the textbook, learning activities focus on improving vocabulary, practicing essential grammar forms, idioms and phrasal verbs, as well as sentence development to essay writing. Interesting and relevant debate topics give students opportunities to practice speaking and listening in English. Blossom English is a series of English as a second language (ESL) textbooks that has been used with hundreds of extremely satisfied students.



The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More

The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More Author Roald Dahl
ISBN-10 9780241962039
Release 2011-10-27
Pages 256
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In The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar, seven tales of the bizarre and unexpected are told by the grand master of the short story, Roald Dahl. Enter a brilliant, sinister and wholly unpredictable world. Here you will find the suggestion of other-worldly goings on in a dark story about a swan and a boy; the surprising tale of a wealthy young wastrel who suddenly develops a remarkable new ability; and meet the hitchhiker whose light-fingers save the day. 'An unforgettable read, don't miss it' Sunday Times Roald Dahl, the brilliant and worldwide acclaimed author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, and many more classics for children, also wrote scores of short stories for adults. These delightfully disturbing tales have often been filmed and were most recently the inspiration for the West End play, Roald Dahl's Twisted Tales by Jeremy Dyson. Roald Dahl's stories continue to make readers shiver today.



Wild Ass Skin and Other Stories

Wild Ass  Skin and Other Stories Author Honoré de Balzac
ISBN-10 OCLC:762340407
Release 1897
Pages 323
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Wild Ass Skin and Other Stories has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Wild Ass Skin and Other Stories also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Wild Ass Skin and Other Stories book for free.



Bobcat and Other Stories

Bobcat and Other Stories Author Rebecca Lee
ISBN-10 9781925095296
Release 2014-06-25
Pages 256
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Winner of the 2013 Believer Book Award. At turns heartbreaking and wise, tender and wry Bobcat and Other Stories establishes Rebecca Lee as one of the most powerful and original voices in contemporary fiction. A university student on her summer abroad is offered the unusual task of arranging a friend's marriage. Secret infidelities and one guest's dubious bobcat-related injury propel a Manhattan dinner party to its unexpected conclusion. Students at an elite architecture retreat seek the wisdom of their revered mentor but end up learning more about themselves and one another than about their shared craft. In these acutely observed and scaldingly honest stories Lee gives us characters who are complex and flawed, cracking open their fragile beliefs and exposing the paradoxes that lie within their romantic and intellectual pursuits. Whether they're in the countryside of the American Midwest, on a dusty prairie road in Saskatchewan, or among the skyscrapers and voluptuous hills of Hong Kong, the terrain is never as difficult to navigate as their own histories and desires. Rebecca Lee is the author of the critically acclaimed novel The City Is a Rising Tide and the short story collection Bobcat and Other Stories. She has been published in The Atlantic and Zoetrope, and in 2001 she received a National Magazine Award for her short fiction. Originally from Saskatchewan, Lee is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop and is now a professor of creative writing at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. 'Bobcat and Other Stories is nothing short of brilliant. Rebecca Lee writes with the unflinching, cumulatively devastating precision of Chekhov and Munro, peeling back layer after layer of illusion until we're left with the truth of ourselves ...This extraordinary story collection is sure to confirm its author as one of the best writers of her generation.' Ben Fountain, author of Billy Flynn's Long Halftime Walk 'Mesmirisingly strange...[Lee's] eccentric eloquence...makes Bobcat so potent and powerful.' New York Times 'In all these stories, confused, sometimes misdirected men and women struggle to figure out their places in the world, stumble into often unhappy situations and sometimes, to their great misfortune, get exactly what they were hoping for...Lee captures little pieces of all of us and she does it in language so delicate and precise that you'll re-read passages for the joy of it.' Star Tribune 'Slim, sly and brilliant.' Oprah.com 'Lee writes with an unflinching eye toward the darkest and saddest aspects of life, often finding humor where least expected. This fresh, provocative collection, peerless in its vehement elucidation of contemporary foibles, is not to be missed.' Publisher's Weekly 'This is a potent, quietly daring and sturdily imagined collection, rich with a subtlety in short supply in our current short-fiction landscape, where writers seem to settle for lobbing verbal grenades in the reader's general direction. In stories like "Bobcat" and "Fialta," there is the real sense of significance, as though a whole subway system's worth of meaning is roaring beneath the text, ready to whisk the reader anywhere they need to go.' National Post



Parable of the Sower

Parable of the Sower Author Octavia E. Butler
ISBN-10 9781472214775
Release 2014-03-27
Pages 300
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When unattended environmental and economic crises lead to social breakdown, no one is safe. In a night of fire and death, Lauren Olamina, the young daughter of a minister, loses her family and home and ventures out from their ravaged gated community into the unprotected American landscape. But what begins as a fight for survival soon leads to something much more: a startling vision of human destiny ... and the birth of a new faith.



The First Person and Other Stories

The First Person and Other Stories Author Ali Smith
ISBN-10 9780141900322
Release 2012-10-04
Pages 224
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The First Person and Other Stories is the fourth collection of short stories by Ali Smith. The First Person and Other Stories effortlessly appeals to our hearts, heads and funny bones. Always intellectually playful, but also very moving and funny, Smith explores the ways and whys of storytelling. In one, a middle-aged woman conducts a poignant conversation with her gauche fourteen-year-old self. In another, an innocent supermarket shopper finds in her trolley a foul-mouthed, insulting and beautiful child. Challenging the boundaries between fiction and reality, a third presents its narrator, 'Ali', as she drinks tea, phones a friend and muses on the relationship between the short story and - a nymph. Innovative, sophisticated and intelligent, the stories in The First Person and Other Stories are packed full of ideas, jokes, nuance and compassion. Ali Smith and the short story are made for each other. 'Smith's is a profoundly optimistic vision. These stories are frightening yet funny, and the sheer exuberance and playfulness of her language endows dark matters with a lightness of touch' New Statesman 'She's a genius, genuinely modern in the heroic, glorious sense' Alain de Botton 'Terrific . . . hurrah for Ali Smith . . . The best short-story writers make it look as easy as making a cup of tea. Ali Smith is one of these . . . A bold and brilliant collection of stories by a writer unafraid to give it to us as it is' Times 'A glorious collection that celebrates and subverts the short story form' Independent



Adventures in the Skin Trade

Adventures in the Skin Trade Author Dylan Thomas
ISBN-10 081120202X
Release 1955
Pages 275
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Thomas's unfinished novel of a Welsh boy's adventures in London is accompanied by twenty short stories



The Unfinished World And Other Stories

The Unfinished World  And Other Stories Author Amber Sparks
ISBN-10 9781631490910
Release 2016-01-25
Pages 320
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A highly anticipated collection of wildly imaginative short stories from “one of contemporary fiction’s true mad scientists” (Necessary Fiction). In the weird and wonderful tradition of Kelly Link and Karen Russell, Amber Sparks’s dazzling new collection bursts forth with stories that render the apocalyptic and otherworldly hauntingly familiar. In “The Cemetery for Lost Faces,” two orphans translate their grief into taxidermy, artfully arresting the passage of time. The anchoring novella, “The Unfinished World,” unfurls a surprising love story between a free and adventurous young woman and a dashing filmmaker burdened by a mysterious family. Sparks’s stories—populated with sculptors, librarians, astronauts, and warriors—form a veritable cabinet of curiosities. Mythical, bizarre, and deeply moving, The Unfinished World and Other Stories heralds the arrival of a major writer and illuminates the search for a brief encounter with the extraordinary.



The Bloody Chamber And Other Stories

The Bloody Chamber And Other Stories Author Angela Carter
ISBN-10 9781409015369
Release 2012-10-31
Pages 176
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WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY HELEN SIMPSON From familiar fairy tales and legends - Red Riding Hood, Bluebeard, Puss in Boots, Beauty and the Beast, vampires and werewolves - Angela Carter has created an absorbing collection of dark, sensual, fantastic stories.



The lion s skin and other stories

The lion s skin and other stories Author William Somerset Maugham
ISBN-10 OCLC:164482564
Release 1970
Pages 43
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The lion s skin and other stories has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The lion s skin and other stories also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The lion s skin and other stories book for free.