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A Winter S Night And Other Stories

Author : Premchand
ISBN : 9788184750690
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Ten classic stories from the master of Hindi literature Nearly a century after they were written, Premchand’s numerous short stories, novels and plays, written both in Hindi and Urdu, continue to be a mirror to Indian society and its traditions. A Winter’s Night and Other Stories brings together, for young readers, some of his most powerful short stories. This is a world inhabited by people like Halku, forced to spend the bitterly cold winter night in the open, without a blanket; Kaki, the old invalid aunt, ill-treated by her own relatives; and Shankar, reduced to being a bonded labour for the sake of a handful of wheat. Premchand describes their plights with unflinching honesty. Yet all is not hopeless in this world. There is also little Hamid, who buys tongs for his old grandmother rather than toys for himself; Ladli, who saves her share of puris for her blind aunt; and Big Brother, trying in vain to remember the strange names of English kings and queens. Greed, dishonesty, cruelty abound in this world, as do kindness, bravery and humour. These ten stories are an ideal introduction to Premchand and his concerns and ideas that remain relevant to this day.

Stories For A Winter S Night

Author : Maurice Kenny
ISBN : 1877727962
Genre : Literary Collections
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"I feel the power which stories still have to bring us together, especially when there is loss or grief." --Leslie Marmon Silko

On A Winter S Night

Author : Sir Gilbert Campbell
ISBN : OCLC:156880684
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Tales For A Winter S Night

Author : Arthur Conan Doyle
ISBN : 9780897338912
Genre : Fiction
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This work brings together eight Arthur Conan Doyle mystery classics. When first gathered into one volume in 1908, the book was entitled Round the Fire Stories, since the author recommended that they be read ideally "'round the fire upon a winter's night." According to Barzun & Taylor in A Catalogue of Crime, "As one reads 'The Man with the Watches,' 'The Lost Special,' 'The Jew's Breastplate,' 'The Black Doctor' and the rest, one marvels again at Doyle's natural gift of storytelling and one relishes his ingrained habit of giving clues, even when they serve narrative and are not to be used for ratiocination. These stories are worth reading even around a radiator."

Born Dead On A Winter S Night

Author : Rolland Love
ISBN : 1536933201
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"Rolland Love takes readers on an odyssey of intriguing down-home personal history and mystical intuition in these hilarious home-spun tales." Deborah Shouse, author of Connecting in the Land of Dementia."Readers cannot help but return to their youth as they read about nature, adventure, danger, and wisdom earned and learned. Born Dead has it all!" Sam Giordano, health care consultant."Travel back to a time when families lived off the land as you read these tales of pigs and possums and cave and river adventures in the Ozark Mountains." Mary-Lane Kamberg, co-author, Homegrown in the Ozarks. "The unique stories and writing style in this memoir make it hard to stop reading. An enjoyable read for all ages from a natural storyteller." Scott Mansker, history teacher "Rolland Love has a wonderful way of bringing readers back to simpler times and making them feel like they were there in days gone by." Janet Chandler, RN, Boston "Readers feel like they are along for the journey in this tale of joy, learning, and loss written in the style of Mark Twain's timeless adventures of Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer." Jeannie Evans, Social Worker. Author of Beautiful Things.

Once Upon A Winter S Night

Author : Dennis L. McKiernan
ISBN : 1101119268
Genre : Fiction
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The bestselling author of the Mithgar novels presents a new version of a fable that fires the imagination and touches the heart... Once upon a winter's night, a poor crofter trades his daughter Camille to wed Prince Alain of the Summerwood in exchange for a lifetime of riches. Though love blossoms between Camille and the prince, he is haunted by sadness and will not allow her to see his unmasked face. Believing she can lift whatever curse has been bestowed upon him, Camille acts on her own—with devastating results, as all she loves is swept away. Now, to regain what she has lost, she must embark on a desperate quest through the hinterlands of Faery, seeking a mysterious place lycing somewhere east of the sun and west of the moon...

Winter In The Air

Author : Sylvia Townsend Warner
ISBN : 9780571309337
Genre : Fiction
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Winter in the Air comprises eighteen short stores written between 1938 and 1955. Despite the time span Sylvia Townsend Warner's biographer, Claire Harman, considers this collection the first 'to seem all-of-a-piece - not unvarious, but more controlled.' Although better known as a novelist, it is debateable whether that medium saw her at her best. Her short stories are invariably good, compassionate and with a leavening of wit which is, by turns, deeply comical and wryly ironic. Her reputation in this field needs reviving and to assist that Faber Finds are reissuing four volumes of her short stories: Winter in the Air, A Spirit Rises, A Stranger with a Bag and Scenes of Childhood. The stories in Winter in the Air are: Winter in the Air, Hee-Haw!; The Children's Grandmother; Evan; A Priestess of Delphi; At the Trafalgar Bakery; Shadwell; Under New Management; At a Monkey's Breast; Absolom, My Son; A Kitchen Knife; Uncle Blair; Emil; Idenborough; A Funeral at Clovie; A Passing Weakness; The Reredos; A Second Visit.

Fireside Stories

Author : Caitlin Matthews
ISBN : 1846860652
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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A collection of eight traditional tales associated with a variety of winter celebrations from Scottish, Russian, Inuit, Austrian, Czech, and Jewish lore.

Wicked Deeds On A Winter S Night

Author : Kresley Cole
ISBN : 9781849834261
Genre : Fiction
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Considering his history with Mariketa the Awaited, Bowen MacRieve of the Lykae clan should be pleased when dark forces unite against her. Yet when he discovers how vulnerable the beautiful, wee witch truly is, Bowen, a ruthless warrior, finds himself using all his strength and skill to keep her alive. Mari can't control the awesome power she possesses and recognizes the need for a temporary Protector - even one as cold as Bowen. Though it's rumoured that no one can touch his hardened heart, soon passion begins to burn between them. Once Bowen realizes he wants Mari for his own, will she withstand his wicked seduction - or surrender her body and her love to this fierce warrior?

If On A Winter S Night A Traveler

Author : Italo Calvino
ISBN : 9780544133402
Genre : Fiction
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Italo Calvino imagines a novel capable of endless mutations in this intricately crafted story about writing and readers. If on a Winter's Night a Traveler turns out to be not one novel but ten, each with a different plot, style, ambience, and author, and each interrupted at a moment of suspense. Together they form a labyrinth of literatures, known and unknown, alive and extinct, through which two readers, a male and a female, pursue both the story lines that intrigue them and one another.

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