While her grotesque and demanding grandmother retires to bed, Erendira still has floors to wash, sheets to iron, and a peacock to feed. The never-ending chores leave the young girl so exhausted that''s he collapses into bed with the candle still glowing on a nearby table - and is fast asleep when it topples over..
A man with a fondness for supernatural lovers enters into a relationship with a green-skinned woman that has vines growing out of her. A bronze statue comes to life on the streets..
In six darkly comic tales, Saul Bellow presents the human experience in all its preposterousness, poignancy, and pathos. In the title story, a professor well-known for his wit..
In these three sea stories, based on his own experience, Conrad invests his portraits of mundane ships and their crews with epic qualities of fortitude and courage in the face of..
In Barcelona, an aging Brazilian prostitute trains her dog to weep at the grave she has chosen for herself. In Vienna, a woman parlays her gift for seeing the future into a..
Lord Arthur Savile''s Crime and Other Stories, a much acclaimed collection of short semi-comic mystery stories, was first published in 1891.It includes: Lord Arthur Savile''s..
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