Skin and Other Stories

Skin and Other Stories Author Roald Dahl
ISBN-10 9780141928937
Release 2001-09-27
Pages 224
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A collection of Roald Dahl's extraordinary short stories, specially chosen for teenagers by children's book consultant, Wendy Cooling. The thirteen stories have been taken from The Collected Short Stories of Roald Dahl, published by Michael Joseph.



The Magic Skin

The Magic Skin Author de Balzac
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Release 2015-10-02
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La Peau de chagrin (The Magic Skin or The Wild Ass's Skin) is an 1831 novel by French novelist and playwright Honoré de Balzac (1799–1850). Set in early 19th-century Paris, it tells the story of a young man who finds a magic piece of shagreen that fulfills his every desire. For each wish granted, however, the skin shrinks and consumes a portion of his physical energy. La Peau de chagrin belongs to the Études philosophiques group of Balzac's sequence of novels, La Comédie humaine. Before the book was completed, Balzac created excitement about it by publishing a series of articles and story fragments in several Parisian journals. Although he was five months late in delivering the manuscript, he succeeded in generating sufficient interest that the novel sold out instantly upon its publication. A second edition, which included a series of twelve other "philosophical tales", was released one month later. Although the novel uses fantastic elements, its main focus is a realistic portrayal of the excesses of bourgeois materialism. Balzac's renowned attention to detail is used to describe a gambling house, an antique shop, a royal banquet, and other locales. He also includes details from his own life as a struggling writer, placing the main character in a home similar to the one he occupied at the start of his literary career. The central theme of La Peau de chagrin is the conflict between desire and longevity. The magic skin represents the owner's life-force, which is depleted through every expression of will, especially when it is employed for the acquisition of power. Ignoring a caution from the shopkeeper who offers him the skin, the protagonist greedily surrounds himself with wealth, only to find himself miserable and decrepit at the story's end. La Peau de chagrin firmly established Balzac as a writer of significance in France. His social circle widened significantly, and he was sought eagerly by publishers for future projects. The book served as the catalyst for a series of letters he exchanged with a Polish baroness named Ewelina Hańska, who later became his wife. It also inspired Giselher Klebe's opera Die tödlichen Wünsche.



The lion s skin and other stories

The lion s skin and other stories Author William Somerset Maugham
ISBN-10 3190001235
Release 1975
Pages 43
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Skin

Skin Author Roald Dahl
ISBN-10 OCLC:939650022
Release 2015
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This book presents a selection of short stories expecially for teenagers, showing the originality of Dahl's work as it moves from the shocking to the unbelievable and centres on such things as revenge and greed. They tell of a woman who murders her husband with a leg of lamb, a sound machine that enables us to hear plants crying, a diamond's journey, a man who has a great work of art tattooed on his back, and much more.



The Blue Man and Other Stories of the Skin

The Blue Man and Other Stories of the Skin Author Robert A. Norman
ISBN-10 9780520952508
Release 2014-04-25
Pages 158
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Written by a leading dermatologist, The Blue Man and Other Stories of the Skin provides a compelling and accessible introduction to the life of our largest organ, while also recounting the author’s experiences with memorable patients he has treated who suffer from mysterious skin conditions. Robert Norman begins by highlighting the qualities of the skin, tracing the history of its conditions and diseases, then examining the cultural, social and psychological impact of both color and irregularity. The book also features an absorbing collection of stories about some of his most intriguing patients: from a man whose skin mysteriously turned blue, to a hypochondriacal woman who begins to show signs of a life-threatening disease. This is a fascinating account of the dynamic nature of the skin, and the people who inhabit it.



Wild Ass Skin and Other Stories

Wild Ass  Skin and Other Stories Author Honoré de Balzac
ISBN-10 OCLC:762340407
Release 1897
Pages 323
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Danny oder die Fasanenjagd

Danny oder die Fasanenjagd Author Roald Dahl
ISBN-10 3866158130
Release 2010
Pages 210
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Im Wald Fasanen zu jagen, ist verboten. Danny und sein Vater denken sich ein paar schlaue Tricks aus, wie sie die Vögel trotzdem fangen und die grimmigen Wildhüter überlisten können.



Adventures in the Skin Trade

Adventures in the Skin Trade Author Dylan Thomas
ISBN-10 081120202X
Release 1955
Pages 275
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Thomas's unfinished novel of a Welsh boy's adventures in London is accompanied by twenty short stories



The wild ass skin The chouans and other stories v 2 The country doctor The quest of the absolute and other stories

The wild ass  skin  The chouans  and other stories     v 2  The country doctor  The quest of the absolute  and other stories Author Honoré de Balzac
ISBN-10 UOM:39015018622335
Release 1899
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Blossom English

Blossom English Author John Stephen Knodell
ISBN-10 4908152039
Release 2014-12-10
Pages 176
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The Blossom English series helps students develop their grammar, vocabulary, reading comprehension, and writing skills by integrating activities with amazing short stories by some of the most popular writers in the world. The Blossom English series was created to be used in classrooms, and is not a self-study textbook. Blossom English: SKIN uses 6 of the short stories from Roald Dahl's collection of fascinating, richly detailed tales. Within the textbook, learning activities focus on improving vocabulary, practicing essential grammar forms, idioms and phrasal verbs, as well as sentence development to essay writing. Interesting and relevant debate topics give students opportunities to practice speaking and listening in English. Blossom English is a series of English as a second language (ESL) textbooks that has been used with hundreds of extremely satisfied students.



The Wild Ass Skin and Other Stories Scholar s Choice Edition

The Wild Ass  Skin and Other Stories   Scholar s Choice Edition Author Honorae De Balzac
ISBN-10 1298461154
Release 2015-02-20
Pages 398
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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.



The Magic Skin And the Quest of the Absolute

The Magic Skin  And  the Quest of the Absolute Author Honore De Balzac
ISBN-10 0243214235
Release 2017-02-15
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Excerpt from The Magic Skin, And, the Quest of the Absolute: And Other Stories Volumes, * almost libraries, have been written about Balzac; and perhaps of very few writers, putting aside the three or four greatest of all, is it so difficult to select one or a few short phrases which will in any way denote them, much more sum them up. Yet the five words quoted above, which come from an early letter to his sister when as yet he had not found his way, characterize him, I think, better than at least some of the volumes I have read about him, and supply, when they are properly understood, the most valuable of all keys and companions for his comprehension. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.



The magic skin The quest of the absolute and other stories

The magic skin  The quest of the absolute  and other stories Author Honoré de Balzac
ISBN-10 COLUMBIA:0022066055
Release 1901
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Undercover Dschihadistin

Undercover Dschihadistin Author Anna Erelle
ISBN-10 9783426436370
Release 2015-04-24
Pages 272
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Die Journalistin Anna Erelle recherchiert in den sozialen Netzwerken, mit welchen Methoden radikale islamistische Organisationen in Europa Jugendliche für den Krieg in Syrien und dem Irak anwerben. Unter dem Deckmantel der jungen Konvertitin Melodie nimmt sie auf Facebook Kontakt mit einem Kommandanten im Islamischen Staat auf, dem gerissenen Rekrutierer Abu Bilel. Er ermuntert sie, nach Syrien zu reisen, und malt ihr ein verlockendes Leben an seiner Seite aus. Über vier Wochen korrespondiert Melodie mit Abu Bilel und entlockt ihm Informationen über Strategien des Islamischen Staats und das Söldnerleben in der Kampfzone. Dabei wird ihr erst allmählich klar, in welche Gefahr sie sich begibt. Ein brisanter Aufdecker, der unter die Haut geht.



The wild ass skin The Chouans and other stories

The wild ass  skin  The Chouans  and other stories Author Honoré de Balzac
ISBN-10 OCLC:28782415
Release 1899
Pages
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Die Weltenwanderin

Die Weltenwanderin Author Michel Faber
ISBN-10 3462033980
Release 2004
Pages 379
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My Pathology and Other Stories

My Pathology and Other Stories Author Lisa Tuttle
ISBN-10 9781782068730
Release 2013-09-26
Pages 178
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What if the logic of the world reflected the bizarre logic of the unconscious? Each story in My Pathology explores the insanity just below the surface of normal life, especially the madness that unites and divides the sexes. A woman's obsession with her younger sister's nocturnal activities centers uneasily upon the attic of their shared home, where someone or something has built a room-sized nest. A man's desire to connect with aliens threatens his ability to form human relationships. And in the title story, a modern-day alchemist has enlisted sexuality itself into his quest for the philosopher's stone, with uncertain consequences for the women who love him. By turns disturbing and compelling, these sixteen multi-faceted tales reprise the career of one of SF's most emotionally insightful writers.