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October 2013

Ancient Sorceries And Other Chilling Tales
May 2013

Evelyn Waugh: a biography
A Talent To Annoy
October 2012

The Savage Wedding
Break of Day
Christmas Pudding (hardback gift edition)
Les Belles Amours
Marianne
July 2012

The Cabala
The Woman of Andros & The Ides of March
The Man on the Bridge
The Love of the Last Tycoon & The Crack-up
Roundabout Way
May 2012

On the Side of the Angels
The Secret City
The World Over
October 2011

Pigeon Pie
The Juniper Tree
Christmas Pudding
July 2011

New Arabian Nights
The Mystery of a Hansom Cab
Uncommon Law
May 2011

When I was Otherwise
The Real Charlotte
October 2010

A Christmas Carol - No Longer Available
The Aloe - No Longer Available
The Gift of the Magi - No Longer Available
Agnes Grey - No Longer Available
July 2010

The Undiscovered Country
Island Pharisees - No Longer Available
Heart of Darkness - No Longer Available
Highland Fling
May 2010

The Man Who Loved Children
Maurice Guest - No Longer Available
Peking Picnic
The Unbearable Bassington - No Longer Available
March 2010

Scenes from the Latin Quarter - No Longer Available
Wuthering Heights - No Longer Available
The Knot of Vipers
The Green Child
January 2010

The Dupin Mysteries
These Charming People
Non Combatants and others
October 2009

Allan Quatermain
A State of Change
Love in Winter
July 2009

We, the Accused
Incandescence
Shirley's Guild
May 2009

Gulliver's Travels and A Modest Proposal
You Shall Know Them
My Name is Aram
Silas Marner - No Longer Available
March 2009

South Wind
The Conclave
Potiki
Two People
January 2009

Mr. Perrin and Mr. Traill - Kindle edition
The Voyage
Mr Perrin and Mr Traill - No Longer Available
Love in a Wych Elm & Other Stories
Tales of Sexual Desire
October 2008

Juan in America
How I Became a Holy Mother
Kidnapped - No Longer Available
The Hireling
July 2008

The Hound of the Baskervilles - No Longer Available
Messer Marco Polo - No Longer Available
Green Dolphin Country
The Incredulity of Father Brown
June 2008

The Dark Flower - No Longer Available
The Napoleon of Notting Hill
Dracula - No Longer Available
The Man who Knew Everything - Kindle edition
The Man Who Knew Everything
March 2008

The Green Hat
An Error of Judgement
On Horseback and Other Stories
Plain Tales from the Hills - No Longer Available
On Horseback and Other Stories







185 pages, paperback
125x195mm, Portrait
ISBN-10: 0955519691
ISBN-13: 9780955519697
They are at once uplifting and depressing, cynical and idealistic, humorous and thought-provoking. The one thing each story has in common is that it leaves the reader with a new insight into the human condition. 'On Horseback', the title story, gets to grip with contemporary Paris and Parisian society. In 'That Pig of a Morin' the author renders beautifully the interaction between the sexes in relation to courtship as governed by the customs of the time. Female characters feature in every shape and size throughout his work and in this volume we encounter many examples, from the unfortunate Madame Loisel in 'The Necklace' to the plucky Jewess, Rachel, in 'Mademoiselle Fifi'. In his stories de Maupassant found the perfect vehicle for his startling range of subjects; sharpness of observation coupled with wit and objectivity paint a vivid picture of his time. Above all, however, he is a supreme story-teller who values the telling of stories above all else those collected here are amongst his very best, proving again that his quality as a writer of short stories is beyond question.
A BBC radio programme celebrating the life and work of Guy de Maupassant
Guy de Maupassant - Guy du Maupassant (1850-1893) is one of the fathers of the short story. In his brief life, he wrote prolifically, often producing three or four volumes of stories in a year. For most of his life he lived in Paris.

For more information about Guy de Maupassant please follow this link.



Anthony Guise - Anthony Guise, himself an exponent of the short story, and extensively published in Britain and abroad, read history at Oxford and is a literary prize-winner. He lives in London.


By the same author or foreword writer:
My Name is Aram By William Saroyan;  Anthony Guise (Foreword)