Includes selections from: The two gentlemen of Verona; The comedy of errors; The taming of the shrew; Petruchio & Kate; A midsummer night’s dream; Romeo and Juliet; The merchant of Venice; Hath not a Jew...; Much ado about nothing; As you like it; Hamlet; O what a rogue...; Twelfth night; All’s well that ends well; Measure for measure
Stories included in this volume are “Lost and Found” by Hugh B. Cave, “Pigeon Blood” by Paul Cain, “Rough Justice” by Frederick Nebel, “Black” by Paul Cain, “The Missing Mr. Lee” by Hugh B. Cave, “Taking His Time” by Rueben J. Shay, “Trouble Chaser” by Paul Cain, "Waiting for Rusty" by William Cole, and “Too Many Have Lived” by Dashiell Hammett.
At the Tabard Inn, thirty travelers of widely varying classes and occupations are gathering to make the annual pilgrimage to Becket’s shrine at Canterbury. It is agreed that each traveler will tell four tales to help pass the time and that the host of the inn will judge the tales and reward the best storyteller with a free supper upon their return.
In 1685, Irish physician Peter Blood is falsely charged with treason and sentenced to 10 years as an indentured slave in the Caribbean colonies. But when Spaniards attack their colony, Blood and his fellow convicts steal their ship, sailing off to become the boldest pirates on the Spanish Main.
Savage, a security specialist, joins with Akira, master of the samurai arts, their mission the retrieval of a woman whose billionaire husband is out to destroy her. They soon realize they are trapped in a mission more far-reaching than the protection of one person. They are bound together in a common nightmare, a set of horrifying memories, a terrifying past that never happened.
A collection of stories that delve into the experiences of Chinese immigrants in America. A composer takes comfort in the songs of a parakeet; a group of children declare their wish to change their names so that they might sound more "American," unaware of how deeply this will sadden their grandparents; a Chinese professor attempts to defect with the help of a former student.
On a Halloween night, eight boys are led on an incredible journey into the past by the mysterious “spirit” Moundshroud. Riding a dark autumn wind from ancient Egypt to the land of the Celtic druids, from Mexico to a cathedral in Paris, they will witness the haunting beginnings of the holiday called Halloween.
Twenty-five years ago, the alien Givers came to Earth and bestowed upon the human race the greatest technology ever seen--four giant towers known as Ladders. Then, for reasons unknown, the Givers disappeared. Only a skilled crew of children can perform the maintenance necessary to keep the Laddertop stations up and running and back on Earth, competition is fierce to enter Laddertop Academy. Best friends Robbi and Azure, two 11 year old girls who are candidates for the academy, will become entangled in a dangerous mystery that may help them solve the riddle of the Givers--if it doesn't destroy Earth first.
To prove that the Leviathans, that inhabit Jupiter's atmosphere possess intelligence, physicist Grant Archer readies a deep-pressure manned probe for immersion in the giant planet's deadly cloud cover. Millionaire Katherine Westfall seeks to outmaneuver Archer in her bid for the top spot in the International Astronautical Authority by any means possible--including murder.
Young street urchin Hissune gets his due for helping Lord Valentine regain his throne. As a reward, he is sent into the depths of the Labyrinth. As Hissune prepares for a summons to return to Castle Mount, he relives the lives of Majipoor's most famous and notorious inhabitants, and learns wisdom that will shape his destiny.
Sam Spade is the archetypal tough, cynical P.I., “able,” as his creator explained, “to take care of himself in any situation, able to get the best of anybody he comes in contact with, whether criminal, innocent by-stander or client.” And what a client! – the irresistible and treacherous femme fatale Brigid O’Shaughnessy.
While other detectives bend and manipulate the law, Mike Hammer holds it in total contempt, seeing it as nothing more than an impediment to justice, the one virtue he holds in absolute esteem. Now, the no-holds-barred private eye returns, with his gorgeous secretary, Velda, and a collection of New York City characters, in “Dangerous Days” and “Oil and Water.”
PI Mike Hammer has two murders to untangle: the killing of the Captain, a homeless panhandler and the slaying of gambling kingpin Marty Wellman. Marty's lady friend turns to Mike for help when the Mob fingers her next. Seems the new kingpin thinks she made off with ten mil courtesy of her late lover. Hammer takes the case, igniting a series of attempts on his life.
When ten-year-old Dinah Kirkham saw her father leave their Manchester home in the middle of the night never to come back, she learned she could only trust herself. She worked to support her family, even in the face of despair and grinding poverty. Then one day she heard a new message, a new purpose ignited in her heart, and new life opened up before her.
Seven great plays which illustrate the development of European drama from ancient time to the threshold of the modern theatre: Medea: The Tempest; The Imaginary Invalid: Camille; An Enemy of the People; Arms and the Man; Uncle Vanya.
Celia de Gray makes inroads as the first saleswoman for Felding-Roth Pharmaceutical Company, but uncovers inadequate testing of new prescription drugs and false advertising. She finds that her work, and her marriage to Dr. Andrew Jordan, pose difficult choices she didn't expect.
Sweeney Todd's barber shop stood next to St. Dunstan's Church, a few blocks from the Royal Courts of Justice. Here, he robbed and murdered hundreds of customers and disposed of their remains in the underground bakery of Mrs. Lovett where she ground the cadavers into stuffing for her meat pies. The man you lunched with yesterday could be your lunch today!