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Cover for Riddar Blåskägg och andra sagor

Riddar Blåskägg och andra sagor

'Riddar blåskägg och andra sagor' är en samling bestående av tio av Charles Perraults klassiska sagor. När de korta berättelserna kom ut första gången riktades de främst till en vu ...

Cover for Den hemlighetsfulla ön

Den hemlighetsfulla ön

Ingenjören Cyrus Smith, journalisten Gideon Spilett, friade slaven Neb, sjömannen Pencroff och femtonåriga Harbert Brown är alla krigsfångar i Amerikas konfererade staters huvudsta ...

Cover for A Recollection

A Recollection

Just like Jack Nicholson’s character in ‘About Schmidt,’ the narrator of ‘A Recollection’ is feeling useless.He feels, to quote Morrissey, that ´Everyday is Like Sunday.’ To shake ...

Cover for Bertha


Laying the foundations for films, such as ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,’ starring Jack Nicholson, ‘Bertha’ is a study on mental illness.While the narrator visits his old friend ...

Cover for Discovery


Set aboard a steamship sailing from Le Havre to Trouville, ‘Discovery’ is a short and funny story, with a moral tucked away in the dialogue.When the narrator meets his old friend, ...

Cover for A New Year's Gift

A New Year's Gift

A masterpiece in literary manipulation, ‘A New Year’s Gift’ plays with our expectations while delivering a sobering dose of social commentary. We begin with Jacques, who is writing ...

Cover for Abandoned


Laying the foundations for films such as ‘Mother and Child,’ starring Naomi Watts and Samuel L Jackson, ‘Abandoned’ packs a lot into a short space. As a younger woman, Madame de Ca ...

Cover for The Diary of a Madman

The Diary of a Madman

Later made into a film, starring Vincent Price, ‘The Diary of a Madman’ is a dark and disturbing short story. In just three pages, Maupassant introduces us to an upright magistrate ...

Cover for The False Gems

The False Gems

Despite quietly loathing his wife’s penchant for fake jewellery, Mr and Mrs Lantin are happily married. When she dies, finances force him to sell her gems and he discovers that one ...

Cover for The Trip of Le Horla

The Trip of Le Horla

Have you ever experienced a hot air balloon ride?This short story describes a trip from Paris to Belgium taken by the popular French author Guy de Maupassant. Describing in detail ...

Cover for The Wardrobe

The Wardrobe

Fun and intriguing stories are an integral part of every dinner party. In Paris, a man chats with friends after dinner and recounts the story of his recent visit to a brothel. Afte ...

Cover for A Mother Of Monsters

A Mother Of Monsters

‘A Mother of Monsters’ is a dark and disturbing story. The narrator is visiting his friend, and they walk along the seafront. As their conversation continues, the friend tells him ...

Cover for A Widow

A Widow

Set during the hunting season, the Chateau Baneville is peopled with guests waiting for the weather to improve.After half-heartedly playing board games, they tell stories. None is ...

Cover for Alexandre


With all the wistful romance of ‘The Remains of the Day,’ (starring Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson), ‘Alexandre’ tells the story of a servant and his mistress, Madame Marambelle ...

Cover for All Over

All Over

A vain and wealthy man, Lormerin is a slave to his mirror and very little else. However, one day, he opens a letter to find that his old flame, Lise, will be in town with her daugh ...

Cover for The Corsican Bandit

The Corsican Bandit

It is often the most humble men that are the most dangerous.Central Corsica is dangerous. There is no question about that. Despite its beautiful scenery, the area is rife with band ...

Cover for Madame Parisse

Madame Parisse

Set on the French Riviera, ‘Madame Parisse’ tells the story of an aristocratic woman, trapped in an unhappy marriage. When her husband goes on a business trip for four days, she em ...

Cover for The Adopted Son

The Adopted Son

Money doesn’t buy happiness. But can it buy love?Two families live in the Norman countryside. Neither of them have any money. Both of them are happy, healthy, and fulfilled. A weal ...

Cover for The Colonel's Ideas

The Colonel's Ideas

Colone Laporte has an opinion about everything. Colonel Laporte is also right about everything. Or so he thinks. During a conversation with a friend, he is preaching his opinion ab ...

Cover for The Child

The Child

What do you do when the love of your life dies?Monsieur Lemonnier completely adores his wife. He spends every second with her. The only thing that their relationship misses is a ba ...

Cover for Saint Anthony

Saint Anthony

What if you had to put a roof over the heads of your enemies?Anthony is a farmer. Sturdy and patriotic, he will stop at nothing to fight the Prussians. Bringing glory to his countr ...

Cover for Atlantiksen Salainen Tiede: Mysteereihin initioitu

Atlantiksen Salainen Tiede: Mysteereihin initioitu

11 500 vuotta sitten Thut asetetaan vihdoin kynnyksenvartijan kauhun kokeeseen. Amentan pyramidin hiljaisuus ja pimeys tiivistyvät sarkofagin kylmässä yksinäisyydessä: tuleeko Thut ...

Cover for Aladdin, lampun prinssi. Tarina Pekka Housunkuluttajasta

Aladdin, lampun prinssi. Tarina Pekka Housunkuluttajasta

Pekka Housunkuluttaja haluaisi itselleen samanlaisen taikalampun kuin Aladdinilla. Sen avulla Pekka voisi toteuttaa omia toiveitaan. Isä lupaa hankkia pojalleen taikalampun, mutta ...

Cover for Jaakoppi


"Ja kuitenkaan ei Törres Snörtevold ollut nähnyt paljon oikeata kultaa eläessään; muutamia kullatuita kehyksiä pappilan salissa, siinä kaikki." Törres Snörtevold on köyhä maalaispo ...

Cover for Carmen


Carmen on ajaton tarina kuolemattomasta rakkaudesta, intohimosta ja mustasukkaisuudesta. Espanjalainen korpraali don José tapaa mustalaistyttö Carmenin ja rakastuu palavasti. Niinp ...