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End of the Tether, The

Ranked by critics and literary experts as one of the most important English writers, Joseph Conrad contributed to the Western canon with such masterpieces as Heart of Darkness and Lord Jim. A master of intricate psychological portraiture, Conrad brings this skill to bear in "The End of the Tether," a story about an elderly man's attempt to come to grips with his own mortality.

Father Goriot (World’s Classics Series)

This eBook edition of "Father Goriot (World's Classics Series)" has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Father Goriot takes place during the Bourbon Restoration, which brought profound changes to French society; the struggle by individuals to secure a higher social status. Set in Paris in 1819, it follows the intertwined lives of three tenants of the Maison Vauquer boarding house: the elderly doting Goriot; a mysterious criminal-in-hiding named Vautrin; and a naive law student named Eug?ne de Rastignac. Goriot is an elderly retired vermicelli-maker who has bankrupted himself to support his two well-married daughters. Vautrin wants to get his hands on the fortune of an unmarried woman, trying to implicate Rastignac in the murdering of her brother. Rastignac, who moved to Paris from the south of France, becomes attracted to the upper class and he is willing to use any means to better his situation.

Journey Work: A Science Fiction Story

Get mad, old man, but don't give up;you're not through by a long shot. Somewherethere's a job for you, a job that youth can'tdo ... a dangerous job, but a good onethat'll bring you fame, fortune and peace.... It is a pleasure to publish this new, high quality, and affordable edition of this science fiction story.

Our Town

After an atomic bomb blast, a bunch of senior citizens are all that's left of a small town. They shoot down any aircraft thats comes in low enough to be shot, not caring which side it might be from...

Seller of the Sky: A Short Science Fiction Story

No one took Old Arch seriously; he was just anancient, broken-down wanderer who went about seekingalms and spreading tales of the great Outside. Butsometimes children are curious and believing whenadults are cynical and doubting.... It is a pleasure to publish this new, high quality, and affordable edition of this science fiction story.