A Bride s Story

Acclaimed creator Kaoru Mori (Emma, Shirley) brings the nineteenth-century Silk Road to lavish life, chronicling the story of Amir Halgal, a young woman from a nomadic tribe betrothed to a twelve-year-old boy eight years her junior.

Author: Kaoru Mori

Publisher: Yen Press

ISBN: 0316180998

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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Acclaimed creator Kaoru Mori (Emma, Shirley) brings the nineteenth-century Silk Road to lavish life, chronicling the story of Amir Halgal, a young woman from a nomadic tribe betrothed to a twelve-year-old boy eight years her junior. Coping with cultural differences, blossoming feelings for her new husband, and expectations from both her adoptive and birth families, Amir strives to find her role as she settles into a new life and a new home in a society quick to define that role for her.

Who Told the Most Incredible Story Vol 1

How Dog's Nose Became Dark and Other Stories Opoku-Agyeman, Naana J. ... he needed the appearance of wealth in order to attract mates, and then when the brides came to his home and found how poorly he lived, they would stay if the women ...

Author: Opoku-Agyeman, Naana J.

Publisher: Afram Publications (Ghana)

ISBN: 9789964705336

Category: Fiction

Page: 118

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Drawn from the oral tradition these tales will appeal to both children and adults everywhere. The stories provide deep insights into human life, with emphasis on the essence of African lifestyles and ways of understanding. 54 folktales in five volumes are in the series all are illustrated in colour. This delightful collection, the result of years of field research work that partly informed courses the author taught in African and Oral Literature, shapes her first creative writing project.

Tall Order

I could hardly afford the wedding at that time. My second uncle insisted that I had a dinner. I told him I could not afford it and neither could my mother. But he said, no, I was the eldest of my generation and I must have a wedding ...

Author: Shing Huei Peh

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company

ISBN: 9789813276062

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 344

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Goh Chok Tong was an improbable Prime Minister for an unlikely country. He had neither the connections nor the cunning to rise to the top, and was even once famously derided by his mentor Lee Kuan Yew for being "wooden" in his communication skills. Except for an imposing height most unusual in this part of the world, he was an ordinary man. He lost his father at a young age, lived in a two-bedroom public flat with his mother and four siblings and needed a government bursary to complete university. Yet somehow he succeeded. Tall Order tells the extraordinary story of his life and career over half a century, revealing how Singapore's second Prime Minister rose through a combination of strength, wit and a political nous which many, including himself, did not know he had. In this first of two volumes, Goh navigated years of a challenging apprenticeship to Lee, scoring numerous policy successes but also suffering political blows and humiliation. He was the man who first made Neptune Orient Lines, Singapore's national carrier, profitable, before entering politics. The stellar corporate stint was followed by his many novel policies and institutions that have since become household names in the country: Medisave, Total Defence, Residents' Committee and Nominated Member of Parliament. But the highlights were counterposed by setbacks, including overseeing the People's Action Party's first electoral defeat after independence at the Anson by-election. In the hands of acclaimed author and journalist Peh Shing Huei, this authorised biography reveals the private deliberations and negotiations between Goh and Lee before the maiden leadership transfer of independent Singapore. Tall Order is the first biography of Goh. This riveting book offers rare insights into Singapore's biggest and most important political and economic stories.

Henry James Complete Stories Vol 1 1864 1874 LOA 111

Could he not collect in their stead a comely cluster of moderate and rational expectations , and bind them about with a wedding favor ? His love was dead , his youth was dead ; that was all . There was no need of making a tragedy of it ...

Author: Henry James

Publisher: Library of America

ISBN: 1883011701

Category: Fiction

Page: 975

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“A dignified and impressive addition to your bookshelf that reveals James’s virtuoso performance in a genre he helped to define, refine and elevate.” — The Commercial Appeal This Library of America volume, the first of five of Henry James’s short fiction, brings together his first twenty-four published stories, thirteen never collected by James. Encompassing a wide range of subjects, settings, and formal techniques, they show the first explorations of some of James’s most significant themes: the force of social convention and the compromises it demands; the complex and often ambiguous encounter between Europe and America; the energies of passion measured against the rigors of artistic discipline. By his mid-twenties, James was a regular contributor to the most prestigious and popular magazines of his era. He is equally at ease writing historical tales, such as “Gabrielle de Bergerac,” a love story set in pre-Revolutionary France, as he is exploring contemporary events, as in the three stories that treat the effects of the American Civil War on civilians. James’s psychological acuity is already evident in “Master Eustace,” a study of the ruthlessness of a spoiled child, and in “Guest’s Confession,” where the comic portrayal of an arrogant businessman hints at his cruelty and self-absorption. In “The Romance of Certain Old Clothes,” and “The Last of the Valerii,” James begins to work with the supernatural and fantastic motifs that would continue to surface in his work. Early examples of James’s lifelong fascination with art and artists include “A Landscape Painter,” about a young painter’s attraction to a seemingly simple family living in a desolate coastal town, and “The Madonna of the Future,” where an aging artist avoids the unveiling of his masterpiece. Adumbrating later triumphs and compelling in their own right, these stories reveal and accomplished and cosmopolitan young talent mastering the art of the short story. LIBRARY OF AMERICA is an independent nonprofit cultural organization founded in 1979 to preserve our nation’s literary heritage by publishing, and keeping permanently in print, America’s best and most significant writing. The Library of America series includes more than 300 volumes to date, authoritative editions that average 1,000 pages in length, feature cloth covers, sewn bindings, and ribbon markers, and are printed on premium acid-free paper that will last for centuries.

Big Book of Best Short Stories Volume 1

He'll invest your sovereign for you, Hughie, pay you the interest every six months, and have a capital story to tell after dinner.' 'I am an unlucky devil,' growled Hughie. 'The best thing I can do is to go to bed; and, my dear Alan, ...

Author: Oscar Wilde

Publisher: Tacet Books

ISBN: 9783968583662

Category: Drama

Page: 1994

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This book contains 70 short stories from 10 classic, prize-winning and noteworthy authors. The stories were carefully selected by the critic August Nemo, in a collection that will please the literature lovers. For more exciting titles, be sure to check out our 7 Best Short Stories and Essential Novelists collections. This book contains: - Washington Irving:The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Rip Van Winkle The Devil and Tom Walker Christmas Guest from Gibbet Island The Legend of the Engulphed Convent The Adventure of my Uncle - Oscar Wilde:Lord Arthur Savile's Crime The Sphinx without a Secret A Model Millionaire The Happy Prince The Fisherman and his Soul The Nightingale and the Rose The Young King - Bram Stoker:The Castle of the King A Star Trap The Secret of the Growing Gold The Burial of the Rats Dracula's Guest The Squaw The Judge's House - H.G. Wells:The Time Machine A Dream Of Armageddon The Crystal Egg The Man Who Could Work Miracles The Flowering of the Strange Orchid The Sea Riders The Apple - Arthur Conan Doyle:A Scandal In Bohemia The Five Orange Pips The Disintegration Machine When the World Screamed The Great Keinplatz Experiment The Horror of the Heights The Ring of Thoth - E.T.A. Hoffman:The Golden Pot The Sandman Councillor Krespela Automata The Elementary Spirit The Jesuits' Church in G-- The Story of the Hard Nut - Rudyard Kipling:The Mark of the Beast The Phantom 'Rickshaw Mowgli's Brothers (from the Jungle Book) Kaa's Hunting (from the Jungle Book) Tiger! Tiger! (from the Jungle Book) The Strange Ride of Morrowbie Jukes The Man Who Would Be King - Franz Kafka:The Metamorphosis A Hunger Artist In the penal colony The Judgment Before the Law A Country Doctor A Report to an Academy - H.P. Lovecraft:The Call of Cthulhu The Outsider Pickman's Model The Statement of Randolph Carter The Colour out of Space The Dunwich Horror The Music of Erich Zann - Edgar Allan Poe:The Tell-Tale Heart The Cask of Amontillado The Masque of the Red Death The Pit and the Pendulum The Fall of the House of Usher The Murders in the Rue Morgue The Black Cat

Khushwant Singh Best Indian Short Stories Volume 1

Place: a wedding. That is where the story really begins. An Indian marriage spreads its tentacles into undiscovered corners of the Circle of Family, Friends and Acquaintances. Good care is taken to ensure that no one is left out.

Author: Khushwant Singh

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9789350292938

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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The Indian short story is extraordinary in its ability to stick to the traditional rules of the craft and still demonstrate remarkable originality. It revolves around a limited number of characters, confines itself in time and space, and has a well-plotted narrative that drives its central theme. Within the traditional framework, however, creativity flowers and a fresh and imaginative story emerges. This volume is chock-full with such stories, written by authors well known in their regional languages as well as those who have made a name for themselves in English literary circles. Carefully selected by India's literary giant, the late Khushwant Singh, these pieces represent the best of Indian writing from around the country.

Best Short Stories Omnibus Volume 1

It was not then de rigueur that the happy couple should set out on a wedding journey; but instead, they and their friends had a merry jovial dinner at the house of either bride or groom; and in this instance the whole party adjourned to ...

Author: H. P. Lovecraft

Publisher: Tacet Books

ISBN: 9783968587554

Category: Fiction

Page: 9882

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This book contains 350 short stories from 50 classic, prize-winning and noteworthy authors. Wisely chosen by the literary critic August Nemo for the book series 7 Best Short Stories, this omnibus contains the stories of the following writers: - H.P. Lovecraft, - Edgar Allan Poe, - Arthur Conan Doyle, - Katherine Mansfield, - Jack London, - Guy de Maupassant, - Virginia Woolf, F. - Scott Fitzgerald, - Edith Wharton, - Stephen Crane, - Susan Glaspell, - Kate Chopin, - Laura E. Richards, - Alice Dunbar-Nelson, - Louisa May Alcott, - Hans Christian Andersen, - Charles Dickens, - Nathaniel Hawthorne, - Henry James, - Mark Twain, - Charlotte Perkins, - Elizabeth Gaskell, - Herman Melville, - James Joyce, - Leo Tolstoy, - Nikolai Gogol, - Anton Chekhov, - Fyodor Dostoevsky, - Maxim Gorky, - Leonid Andreyev, - Ivan Turgenev, - Joseph Conrad, - Aleksander Pushkin, - Robert Louis Stevenson, - Robert E. Howard, - G. K. Chesterton, - Edgar Wallace, - Arthur Machen, - Ambrose Bierce, - Talbot Mundy, - Abraham Merritt, - Zane Grey, - Edgar Rice Burroughs, - Oscar Wilde, - Rudyard Kipling, - E.T.A. Hoffman, - Bram Stoker, - H.G. Wells, - Franz Kafta - Washington Irving.

Mrs Millionaire Short Story Book Series Volume 1

Will Dan ever prove his innocence? Is a wedding for him still on the horizon? SERIES VOLUME 1 247 Mrs. Millionaire and the Housekeeper Book. MRS. MILLIONAIRE SHORT STORY BOOK SERIES VOLUME 2 Mrs. Millionaire and the Thief Book 6 RUNAWAY ...

Author: Marissa Marchan

Publisher: 3 Ways Publishing

ISBN: 9781953577160

Category: Fiction

Page: 282

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Mrs. Millionaire Short Story Book Series Volume 1 is a collection of fictional stories. Each story focuses on an unlucky family or individual who crosses paths with Mrs. Millionaire. We’ve all met people who have made significant life changes and overcome adversity, but only a few have gone through such a remarkable transformation. With so many stories of hope, encouragement, and life lessons to be learned, it only takes one to make a difference. Wild child. Reckless youth. Unruly. Obstinate. Matilde Jane Parker, or Tilly to her family and friends, is best known for her rebellious personality and reputation as a party girl. She is the daughter of a wealthy industrialist and grew up as an heiress and socialite in an upper-class family. She is intelligent and headstrong, but despises school and everything it stands for, although she performs admirably with little effort. Tilly enjoys causing mischief, and her out-of-control behavior worsens as she gets older. Tilly meets Dusty, the man of her dreams, and learns for the first time in her life what it means to give in and when to walk away from a relationship. Because of this experience, she gains a newfound appreciation for her family. Unfortunately, it was too late. In the blink of an eye, it turned her entire world upside down. Her parents were killed in a car accident. She resents being forced to mature to take over their family business, and she still feels this way after many years. Then, one day, a traumatic event changes her perception of herself. Someone attacked her in the underground parking lot of her building. Thankful for a stranger saving her, it has changed her outlook on life and helped her become a better person. Rather than living her life as a victim, she uses her power and wealth to help those who cannot defend themselves. Tilly finds herself in various situations and occasionally works as an amateur detective who helps people in need solve the problems she is involved in. This story depicts Matilde’s transformation from a troubled adolescent to a philanthropist. Nobody could have predicted that one day she would become a superhero without a mask or costume, assisting the poor, the homeless, and abandoned children.

Collected Short Stories Volume 1

When the game was over, while they smoked their pipes and drank whisky, they would begin telling stories. Walker told with gusto the story of his marriage. He had got so drunk at the wedding feast that the bride had fled and he had ...

Author: W. Somerset Maugham

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781409076339

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

View: 398


This classic collection of stories moves from England, France and Spain to the silver sands of the South Pacific. It includes the famous story 'Rain', the tragedy of a narrow-minded and overzealous missionary and a prostitute, and 'The Three Fat Women of Antibes,' an extravagantly sardonic tale of abstention and greed, as well as a host of other brilliant tales.

Agents of Change The Melinda and Bill Gates Story Vol1 1


Author: Melissa Seymour

Publisher: StormFront Entertainment

ISBN: 9781626658943

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 47

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Bill Gates has been called the sultan of software and the master of the modern PC. His wife, Melinda Gates, has dedicated her life to helping women in third world countries to improve the living conditions for women. Together, they head The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, an organization recognized for its humanitarian works. The graphic novel explores what motivates this power couple.