Most popular Anthologies (non-poetry) books
The most popular Anthologies (non-poetry) books currently available. Updated weekly.
A Literary Christmas is a seasonal anthology collecting poems, short stories and prose extracts by some of the greatest poets and writers in the English language. With a new cover by Sinem Erkas.
The detectives in this collection are masters of scientific deduction, whether they are identifying the perpetrator from a single scrap of fabric, or picking out the poison from a sinister line-up. The Measure of Malice collects tales of rational thinking to prove the power of the human brain over villainous deeds.
In this compelling new collection of short stories from SF's classic age our visions of `other' are shown in a myriad of forms - beings from other worlds, corrupted lifeforms from our own planet and entities from unimaginable dimensions.
Hilarious stories about life's mishaps from the creator of the immensely popular blog 'Hyperbole and a Half'. She tells fantastically funny, wise stories about the mishaps of her everyday life, with titles like 'Why Dogs Don't Understand Basic Concepts Like Moving' and 'The God of Cake'.
Lawyer, philosopher, statesman and defender of Rome's Republic, the author was a master of eloquence, and his pure literary and oratorical style and strict sense of morality have been a powerful influence on European literature and thought for over two thousand years in matters of politics, philosophy, and faith.
Award-winning writer Nikesh Shukla gathers twenty British Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic writers and artists to reflect on race, immigration and being `other' in Great Britain.
The incredible true stories behind the Amazon Original series Modern Love, starring Tina Fey, Anne Hathaway and Dev Patel.
Tells the story of the solitary miser Ebenezer Scrooge, who is taught the true meaning of Christmas by the three ghosts of Christmas. This title also includes: "The Story of the Goblins who Stole a Sexton", and the short story from "The Pickwick Papers" on which "A Christmas Carol" was based.
All who have longed for Mr. Rochester with Jane Eyre or imagined themselves out on the moors with Heathcliff in Wuthering Heights will treasure this tiny tome, and get acquainted with other novels of the celebrated Bronte Sisters-in just one sitting.
A collection of classic travel writing from great authors and adventurers, including Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain, The Road to Oxiana by Robert Byron, In Morocco by Edith Wharton, The Worst Journey in the World by Apsley Cherry-Garrard and A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains by Isabella Bird.
The unquiet souls of the dead, both as fictional creations and as 'real' apparitions, roam the pages of this haunting selection of ghost stories by Rex Collings.
An anthology of classical literature, both non-fiction and fiction, bringing together one hundred stories from the rich diversity of the literary canon of ancient Greece and Rome.
Specially commissioned short story collection with stellar contributors, all based on the stories behind favourite operas.
Delving deep into the sub-genre of Dark Fantasy, fiction expert Mike Ashley has gathered an unsettling mixture of twisted tales, encounters with logic-defying creatures and nightmarish fables certain to perplex, beguile and of course, entertain.
An international selection of 15 short stories by distinguished modern writers including Peter Carey, Zadie Smith and Bernard Malamud. Featuring the theme of 'difference', each story has something to say about cultural encounters, often arising from experiences of migration or uprooting. With biographic and photographic portraits.
Two witty and perceptive social dramas
Presents an introduction to contemporary Japanese fiction. Featuring many stories appearing in English, this title offers students at various levels the opportunity to enjoy a range of contemporary literature without having to constantly consult a dictionary.
Collection of short stories set after the events of HG Wells' War of the Worlds.
The Collins Complete Works of Oscar Wilde is the only truly complete and authoritative single-volume edition of Oscar Wilde's works, and is available in both hardback and this paperback edition.
Contains the descriptions of North America, a bountiful land of grapes and vines, discovered by Vikings five centuries before Christopher Columbus. This title counts the Icelandic settlement of Greenland by Eirik the Red and the chance discovery by seafaring adventurers of a mysterious new land.
Beginning in the late 1940's, American literature discovered a four-letter word, and the word was "beat." This book collects the significant writings of the fellow members of the Beat Generation. In poetry, fiction, essays, and memoirs, it captures the triumphant rudeness, energy, and exhilaration of a movement that swept through American letters.
This thrilling collection of twenty-one all-original stories, by an all-star list of contributors, will delight and astonish in equal measure with their cunning twists and dazzling reversals. George Martin himself offers a brand-new A Game of Thrones tale. Also featuring stories from Gillian Flynn, Joe Abercrombie, Neil Gaiman, and more!
Remember the wonderfully romantic book of letters by Beethoven, Byron and Napoleon that featured in the Sex and the City film? That collection didn't actually exist, but all of the letters referenced in the film were real; so Macmillan decided to create Love Letters of Great Men . . .
This volume is the only paperback to offer the main body of the plays which make up York's famous Corpus Christi cycle. The selection here emphasises the scope of the oldest and best-preserved of the English Mystery cycles, and the modern spelling, detailed notes, and general introduction make the volume particularly useful for both readers and actors.
A selection of Edgar Allen Poe's critical writings, short fiction and poetry that demonstrates his intense interest in aesthetic issues, and the astonishing power and imagination with which he probed the darkest corners of the human mind.
Ken Liu presents a new anthology of Chinese short speculative fiction.
With an introduction by Kamila Shamsie`Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. Orwell's ambition to create a fairer and more egalitarian society is essential inspiration as we strive for freedom and equality in today's world.
With an introduction by Neil GaimanBefore television and radio, before penny paperbacks and mass literacy, people would gather on porches, on the steps outside their homes, and tell stories. The storytellers knew their craft and bewitched listeners would sit and listen long into the night as moths flitted around overhead. The Moth is a non-profit group that is trying to recapture this lost art, helping storytellers - old hands and novices alike - hone their stories before playing to packed crowds at sold-out live events., The very best of these stories are collected here: whether it's Bill Clinton's hell-raising press secretary or a leading geneticist with a family secret; a doctor whisked away by nuns to Mother Teresa's bedside or a film director saving her father's Chinatown store from money-grabbing developers; the Sultan of Brunei's concubine or a friend of Hemingway's who accidentally talks himself into a role as a substitute bullfighter, these eccentric, pitch-perfect stories - all, amazingly, true - range from the poignant to the downright hilarious.
Contains contributions from Edgar Allan Poe, H P Lovecraft, Shirley Jackson, Ray Bradbury, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and - of course - Stephen King.
Known for her strong beliefs and fearless attitude, Pocket Maya Angelou Wisdom highlights some of the writer and activist's most memorable quotes. With insights on women, love and life, politics and culture, this book pays tribute to one of the world's most beloved icons.
New volume of the best-selling review of the year made up of the wry and astute observations of the unpublished Telegraph letter writers.
Told through his own words, this essential introduction to Oscar Wilde's extraordinary life and work is accompanied by stimulating commentary and stylish design and illustration. For new readers and devotees alike.
Eisenhower * Meghan Markle * Sojourner Truth * Salman Rushdie * Panti Bliss * Nelson Mandela * Robert F. Kennedy * Virginia Woolf * Richard Nixon * Socrates * Nelson Mandela * Mark Twain * Marie Curie * George Bernard Shaw * Susan Sontag AND MANY, MANY MORE
A collection of Oscar Wilde's many varied works. These include the tender fairy stories he wrote for his children; his novels, many of which shocked and outraged many readers of his day; plays which were enormously successful and continue to be so; and poems and essays.
Winsor McCay's Little Nemo is one of the greatest cultural phenomena of early 20th-century media. Nemo's dreamscape journey continues in this second volume, collecting all of his escapades from 1910 to 1927 in brilliant color and XXL resolution-329 episodes in total, including the legendary Airship Adventures. A delightful exploration of...
The 100 finest short stories ever written, collected in one gorgeous volume.
From all six Celtic cultures - Irish, Scots, Welsh, Cornish, Manx and Breton - Ellis has included popular myths and legends, as well as bringing to light exciting tales which have been lying in manuscript form, translated and unknown to the modern general reader.
Published to mark the 80th anniversary of the start of the Second World War, these are powerful wartime stories written by the finest women writers of that generation.
The many facets of book-mania are pondered and celebrated with both sincerity and irreverence in this lively selection of essays, poems, lectures and commentaries ranging from the 16th to the 20th century.
Familiar faces from the world of travel, plus Lonely Planet writers, share their most remarkable, poignant and memorable experiences from the road. This collection of inspiring tales will encourage you to think a little differently about the world and the transformative power of travel. Features practical details to help you recreate each life-affirming experience.