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ANTHOLOGIES

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FIFTEEN HUNDRED YEARS OF SUPERNATURAL ENCOUNTERS
Edited by SCOTT G. BRUCE

Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages

Publisher: Penguin Classics

On Sale: 09/27/2016

Price: $17.00

ISBN: 978-0-143-10768-2

The walking dead from 15 centuries haunt this compendium of ghostly visitations through the ages, exploring the history of our fascination with zombies and other restless souls.
 
Since ancient times, accounts of supernatural activity have mystified us. Ghost stories as we know them did not develop until the late nineteenth century, but the restless dead haunted the premodern imagination in many forms, as recorded in historical narratives, theological texts, and personal letters. The Penguin...

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Format: Trade Paperback, 1216 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 07/12/2016

Price: $25.00

ISBN: 978-1-101-91009-2

What if life was neverending? What if you could change your body to adapt to an alien ecology? What if the pope were a robot? Spanning galaxies and millennia, this comprehensive anthology showcases classic contributions from H. G. Wells, Arthur C. Clarke, Octavia E. Butler, and Kurt Vonnegut, alongside a century of the eccentrics, rebels, and visionaries who have inspired generations of readers. Within its pages, you’ll find beloved worlds of space opera, hard SF, cyberpunk, the New Wave,...

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Edited by SHAUN WHITESIDE

Format: Hardcover, 416 pages

Publisher: Everyman's Library

On Sale: 03/01/2016

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-1-101-90756-6

Paris Stories gathers classic stories about the City of Light by a wide range of writers across four centuries. 

Perhaps no other European city has so captured the imagination of the artistically and romantically minded. Laurence Sterne explores the temptations of the French capital in a teasing study of foreign mores, and Restif de la Bretonne provides an eyewitness account of the horrors and glories of the French Revolution. Hugo, Balzac, Flaubert, and Zola offer fascinating portraits of...

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COLLECTED SHORTER FICTION
Written by TERRY PRATCHETT
Foreword by A. S. BYATT

Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages

Publisher: Anchor

On Sale: 02/09/2016

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-0-804-16921-9

A collection of short fiction from Terry Pratchett, spanning the whole of his writing career from schooldays to Discworld and the present day.
 
In the four decades since his first book appeared in print, Terry Pratchett has become one of the world's best-selling and best-loved authors. Here for the first time are his short stories and other short-form fiction collected into one volume.A Blink of the Screen charts the course of Pratchett's long writing career: from his schooldays through to...

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A UNIQUE COLLECTION OF 23 PLAYS FOR THREE ACTORS

Format: Trade Paperback, 768 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 12/01/2015

Price: $18.95

ISBN: 978-1-101-87229-1

Plays for Three is a unique anthology of 23 outstanding plays for three actors by an exciting mix of established and emerging playwrights.
 
Everyone’s heard that “Two’s company, three’s a crowd.” That may be true on a date, but on stage, three is a magic number. Add a third character to any interaction and the dramatic possibilities increase exponentially: suddenly there’s competition, intrigue, shifting allegiances, comic misunderstandings, secrets and lies. Triangles make excellent drama,...

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Edited by OTTO PENZLER

Format: Trade Paperback, 816 pages

Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard

On Sale: 10/27/2015

Price: $25.00

ISBN: 978-1-101-87261-1

The biggest collection of Sherlock Holmes stories ever assembled! 

Arguably no other character in history has been so enduringly popular as Sherlock Holmes. Ever since his first appearance, in Arthur Conan Doyle’s 1887 novella A Study in Scarlet, readers have loved reading about him almost as much as writers have loved writing about him. 

Here, Otto Penzler collects eighty-three wonderful stories about Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson, published over a span of more than a hundred years....

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Format: Hardcover, 400 pages

Publisher: Everyman's Library

On Sale: 10/27/2015

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-1-101-90759-7

Now joining Everyman’s Library—the most extensive and distinguished collectible library of the world’s greatest works—is an appealing new collection in a small Pocket Classics format, perfect for gift giving and reading pleasure.

Stories from the Kitchen is a one-of-a-kind anthology of classic tales showcasing the culinary arts from across the centuries and around the world.

Here is a mouthwatering smorgasbord of stories with food in the starring role, by a range of masters of fiction—from...

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Edited by LAURA FURMAN

Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages

Publisher: Anchor

On Sale: 09/15/2015

Price: $15.95

ISBN: 978-1-101-87231-4

The O. Henry Prize Stories 2015 gathers twenty of the best short stories of the year, selected from thousands published in literary magazines. The winning stories span the globe—from the glamorous Riviera to an Eastern European shtetl, from a Native American reservation to a tiny village in Thailand. But their characters are universally recognizable and utterly compelling, whether they are ex-pats in Africa, migrant workers crossing the Mexican border, Armenian immigrants on the rough...

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IN HER OWN WORDS
Written by MAEVE BINCHY
Introduction by GORDON SNELL

Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages

Publisher: Anchor

On Sale: 07/21/2015

Price: $15.95

ISBN: 978-0-804-17276-9

Before she was a bestselling novelist, Maeve Binchy started out as a columnist for The Irish Times. Her articles—focused on the famous and the obscure alike—were filled with the warmth, wit, and keen human interest that readers would come to love in her fiction. 

From royal weddings to boring airplane companions, from Samuel Beckett to Margaret Thatcher, from life as a waitress to “senior moments,” Maeve’s Timesgives us five decades of Binchy’s insight into a changing world—revealing her...

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Edited by BEN MARCUS

Format: Trade Paperback, 784 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 07/21/2015

Price: $16.95

ISBN: 978-0-804-17354-4

In New American Stories, the beautiful, the strange, the melancholy, and the sublime all comingle to show the vast range of the American short story . In this remarkable anthology, Ben Marcus has corralled a vital and artistically singular crowd of contemporary fiction writers. Collected here are practitioners of deep realism, mind-blowing experimentalism, and every hybrid in between. Luminaries and cult authors stand side by side with the most compelling new literary voices. Nothing less...

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Written by ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE
Introduction by ANDREW LYCETT

Format: Hardcover, 456 pages

Publisher: Everyman's Library

On Sale: 12/02/2014

Price: $25.95

ISBN: 978-0-375-71267-8

Three of the enthralling novels that brought us the world’s greatest fictional detective are gathered here in one volume.

In 1887, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s mystery novel A Study in Scarlet unleashed for the first time the unflappable Sherlock Holmes and his partner, Dr. John Watson. Watson and Holmes would go on to become two of the most widely admired characters in all of literature. The stories and novels that followed—including The Sign of Four and The Hound of the Baskervilles—expanded...

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Edited by LAURA FURMAN

Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages

Publisher: Anchor

On Sale: 09/09/2014

Price: $15.95

ISBN: 978-0-345-80731-1

The O. Henry Prize Stories 2014 gathers twenty of the best short stories of the year, selected from thousands published in literary magazines. The winning stories roam the world, from Nigeria to Venice, from an erupting volcano in Iceland to a brothel in the old Wild West. They feature a dazzling array of characters: a young American falling in love in Japan, a girl raised by snake-handling fundamentalists, an old man mourning his late wife, and a fierce guard dog with a talent for escape....

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