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

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.



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.



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



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 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.



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.



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 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



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 Moths and Other Stories

The Moths and Other Stories Author Helena María Viramontes
ISBN-10 1611922267
Release 2014-05-14
Pages 127
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Fiction. THE MOTHS AND OTHER STORIES, Helena Maria Viramontes' stories exploring women's struggles to overcome the dictates of family, culture, and church, is in a new edition. Prejudice and the social and economic status of Chicanos often form the backdrop for these haunting stories, but their central, unifying theme deals with the social and cultural values which shape women's lives and which they struggle against with varying degrees of success.



Switch Bitch

Switch Bitch Author Roald Dahl
ISBN-10 9781101605455
Release 2012-08-28
Pages 208
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"Dahl is too good a storyteller to become predictable." —The Daily Telegraph In Switch Bitch four tales of seduction and suspense are told by the grand master of the short story, Roald Dahl. Topping and tailing this collection are "The Visitor" and "Bitch," stories featuring Dahl's notorious hedonist Oswald Hendryks Cornelius (or plain old Uncle Oswald) whose exploits are frequently as extraordinary as they are scandalous. In the middle, meanwhile, are "The Great Switcheroo" and "The Last Act," two stories exploring a darker side of desire and pleasure. In the black comedies of Switch Bitch Roald Dahl brilliantly captures the ins and outs, highs and lows of sex. 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. From the Trade Paperback edition.



The Magic Skin And the Quest of the Absolute

The Magic Skin  And  the Quest of the Absolute Author Honore De Balzac
ISBN-10 0243214235
Release 2017-02-15
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Excerpt from The Magic Skin, And, the Quest of the Absolute: And Other Stories Volumes, * almost libraries, have been written about Balzac; and perhaps of very few writers, putting aside the three or four greatest of all, is it so difficult to select one or a few short phrases which will in any way denote them, much more sum them up. Yet the five words quoted above, which come from an early letter to his sister when as yet he had not found his way, characterize him, I think, better than at least some of the volumes I have read about him, and supply, when they are properly understood, the most valuable of all keys and companions for his comprehension. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.