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The most popular Anthologies (non-poetry) books currently available. Updated weekly.
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My First Memory: Epiphanies, Watersheds and Origin Stories
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Literary Christmas: An Anthology
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.
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Penguin Book of Christmas Stories: From Hans Christian Andersen to Angela Carter
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Measure of Malice: Scientific Detection Stories
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.
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Menace of the Monster: Classic Tales of Creatures from Beyond
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.
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Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened
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'.
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Selected Works
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.
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Good Immigrant
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.
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Modern Love: Now an Amazon Prime series
The incredible true stories behind the Amazon Original series Modern Love, starring Tina Fey, Anne Hathaway and Dev Patel.
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Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Writings
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.
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Brontes: The Complete Novels in One Sitting
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.
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Curiosities and Splendour: An anthology of classic travel literature
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.
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Classic Victorian & Edwardian Ghost Stories
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.
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Of Gods and Men: 100 Stories from Ancient Greece and Rome
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.
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Midsummer Nights: Tales from the Opera:: with Kate Atkinson, Sebastian Barry, Ali Smith & more
Specially commissioned short story collection with stellar contributors, all based on the stories behind favourite operas.
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Doorway to Dilemma: Bewildering Tales of Dark Fantasy
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.
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Elements of Style
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World of Difference: An Anthology of Short Stories from Five Continents
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.
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Dilemma of a Ghost and Anowa 2nd Edition
Two witty and perceptive social dramas
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Short Stories in Japanese: New Penguin Parallel Text
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.
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BBC National Short Story Award 2018
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Moth Presents: Occasional Magic: 50 True Stories of Defying the Impossible
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Scarlet Traces: A War of the Worlds Anthology: A War of the Worlds Anthology
Collection of short stories set after the events of HG Wells' War of the Worlds.
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Complete Works of Oscar Wilde
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.
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Vinland Sagas
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.
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Portable Beat Reader
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.
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Rogues
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!
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Love Letters of Great Men
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 . . .
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O. Henry Prize Stories 2018
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Postcards to Europe: The unique must-have collection
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York Mystery Plays: A Selection in Modern Spelling
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.
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Traces of the Great War
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Penguin Book of Japanese Short Stories
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Fall of the House of Usher and Other Writings
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.
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Broken Stars
Ken Liu presents a new anthology of Chinese short speculative fiction.
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Orwell on Freedom
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.
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Moth: This Is a True Story
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.
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American Supernatural Tales
Contains contributions from Edgar Allan Poe, H P Lovecraft, Shirley Jackson, Ray Bradbury, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and - of course - Stephen King.
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Pocket Maya Angelou Wisdom: Inspirational quotes and wise words from a legendary icon
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.
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So That Went Well...: Unpublished Letters to the Daily Telegraph
New volume of the best-selling review of the year made up of the wry and astute observations of the unpublished Telegraph letter writers.
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Best-Loved Oscar Wilde
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.
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Speeches of Note: A celebration of the old, new and unspoken
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
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Collected Works of Oscar Wilde
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.
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Winsor McCay. The Complete Little Nemo 1910-1927
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...
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Richard Jefferies: A Miscellany
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That Glimpse of Truth: The 100 Finest Short Stories Ever Written
The 100 finest short stories ever written, collected in one gorgeous volume.
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Mammoth Book of Celtic Myths and Legends
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.
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Wave Me Goodbye: Stories of the Second World War
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.
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Shelf Life: Writers on Books and Reading
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.
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Best Moment Of Your Life
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.