As the title reveals, these stories are a collection of some of Mark Twain's more fanciful and eccentric works. They run the gamut from political commentary to our species' need to "be remembered" somehow. Taken as a whole the stories are "whimsical". Taken individually, they speak the truth in different ways.
Charles Dickens was an English writer and social critic. This volume showcases two collections of little-known sketches by Dickens. Whimsical, satirical, witty and exuberant, the sketches ridicule the behavior of their subjects with perfect comic effect, offering fascinating evidence of a writer learning his craft and refining his style.
Полный вариант заголовка: «Letters of the Right Honourable Lady M–y W–y M–e : Vol. 2 : written during her travels in Europe, Asia and Africa, to persons of distinction, men of letters, &c. in different parts of Europe : which contain among other curious relations, accounts of the policy and manners of the Turks, drawn from the sources that have been inaccessible to other travellers : in 2 volumes».
Herman Melville was an American poet and novelist of the American Renaissance, best known for his allusive adventure novel "Moby-Dick." Mysterious and unpredictable, the "Pierre: or, The Ambiguities" contains all the good and intriguing features of the Gothic fiction genre. "The Apple-Tree Table and Other Sketches" is a wonderful collection of the author's short stories, such as "Jimmy Rose," "The Happy Failure," "The 'Gees," and of course "The Apple-Tree Table" itself.
Charles Dickens was an English writer and social critic. Sketches by Boz is the collection of short pieces he originally published in various newspapers and other periodicals between 1833 and 1836. This richly varied collection of observations shows us the London at its best and worst - its streets, theatres, inns, pawnshops, law courts, prisons, omnibuses and the river Thames - in honest and visionary descriptions of everyday life and people. A startling mixture of humour and pathos, these sketches reveal London as wonderful terrain for an extraordinary young Dickens.