Author: David Foster Wallace
Publisher: Little, Brown
Release Date: 2011-04-15
The agents at the IRS Regional Examination Center in Peoria, Illinois, appear ordinary enough to newly arrived trainee David Foster Wallace. But as he immerses himself in a routine so tedious and repetitive that new employees receive boredom-survival training, he learns of the extraordinary variety of personalities drawn to this strange calling. And he has arrived at a moment when forces within the IRS are plotting to eliminate even what little humanity and dignity the work still has. The Pale King remained unfinished at the time of David Foster Wallace's death, but it is a deeply compelling and satisfying novel, hilarious and fearless and as original as anything Wallace ever undertook. It grapples directly with ultimate questions--questions of life's meaning and of the value of work and society--through characters imagined with the interior force and generosity that were Wallace's unique gifts. Along the way it suggests a new idea of heroism and commands infinite respect for one of the most daring writers of our time.
Author: Jacob Grimm
Publisher: Jacob Grimm
Release Date: 2016-02-27
This edition contains the English translation and the original text in German. "King Thrushbeard" is a fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm, tale number 52. It is Aarne-Thompson type 900. "König Drosselbart" ist ein Märchen (ATU 900). Es steht in den Kinder- und Hausmärchen der Brüder Grimm an Stelle 52 (KHM 52). Bis zur 2. Auflage schrieb sich der Titel "König Droßelbart".
Author: Jacob Ludwig Carl Grimm
Publisher: Delphi Classics
Release Date: 2017-07-01
The Brothers Grimm, Jacob and Wilhelm, were German academics, philologists and lexicographers, whose first collection of folk tales, Children's and Household Tales has enjoyed enduring popularity, influencing the works of countless other writers, while changing the course of children’s literature. This comprehensive eBook presents the complete fairy tales of The Brothers Grimm, with numerous illustrations, rare texts, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to the Grimms’ life and works * Concise introductions to the main texts * All the fairy tales and legends, translated by Margaret Hunt * The first English translation of the fairy tales by Edgar Taylor, with the original illustrations by George Cruikshank — available in no other collection * Multiple translations of the tales, including texts by Marian Edwardes, Lucy Crane and the famous edition illustrated by Arthur Rackham * Five different translations in total * Also includes the original German text of the fairy tales (1857 edition) * Features Thomas Crofton Croker’s FAIRY LEGENDS AND TRADITIONS OF THE SOUTH OF IRELAND, which the Brothers Grimm translated * Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * Famous tales are fully illustrated with their original artwork * Special alphabetical contents tables for the complete fairy tales * Easily locate the tales you want to read * Features a bonus biography - discover the authors’ intriguing life * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Fairy Tales GRIMMS’ FAIRY TALES EDGAR TAYLOR TRANSLATION, 1826 MARGARET HUNT TRANSLATION, 1884 LUCY CRANE TRANSLATION, 1886 ARTHUR RACKHAM ILLUSTRATED EDITION, 1909 MARIAN EDWARDES REVISION, 1912 THE ORIGINAL GERMAN TEXT, 1857 LIST OF FAIRY TALES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER The Translation FAIRY LEGENDS AND TRADITIONS OF THE SOUTH OF IRELAND by Thomas Crofton Croker The Biography THE BROTHERS GRIMM by Henry Sweet Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles or to purchase this eBook as a Parts Edition of individual eBooks
Author: Robert William Chambers
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date: 1895
Genre: Horror tales
A milestone of American supernatural fiction, The King in Yellow created a sensation upon its 1895 publication. Since then, it has markedly influenced writers in the genre, most famously, H. P. Lovecraft. Author Robert W. Chambers has been hailed as a writer of remarkable imaginative powers and the historic link between Edgar Allan Poe and Stephen King.