The Best Short Stories, Our Three-Volume Series, Now Complete in all formats

The Rook’s Page imprint of Açedrex Publishing is proud to announce that our first multi-volume series is now complete in all formats. Fifty of the greatest shorter narratives ever written in three attractive volumes!

Have you read the 50 best short stories of all time?

Rook’s Page Publishing is here to make it easy to meet that goal! This three-volume set in ebook and softcover formats commemorates the hundredth anniversary of a critical moment in the history of literature.

In 1914, the New York Times asked the most highly regarded authors of the day to name the best short story in the English language. Many of their responses have maintained consistent fame through time. Others have become hidden gems. All are essential literary experiences that will make you love to read again.

These masterpieces are collected here for the first time, masterfully copyedited and with an introduction by Martin Hill Ortiz, PhD.

Volume1Volume I includes:
An Introduction to the Times survey and the stories
A Lodging for the Night—A Story of Francis Villon by Robert Louis Stevenson
The Outcasts of Poker Flat by Bret Harte
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
The Man Who Would Be King by Rudyard Kipling
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
The Pavilion on the Links by Robert Louis Stevenson
The Maltese Cat by Rudyard Kipling
The Murders in the Rue Morgue by Edgar Allan Poe
The Purloined Letter by Edgar Allan Poe
Will o’ the Mill by Robert Louis Stevenson
Wolfert Webber; or, Golden Dreams by Washington Irving
The Ring of Thoth by Arthur Conan Doyle
The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County by Mark Twain
The Door in the Wall by H. G. Wells
Gifts of Oblivion by Dorothy Canfield

Volume I is available on ebook:

On Kindle in the USA, Canada, UK, Australia, India, and Japan

In the USA, the UK, and Europe for Nook

Worldwide at Kobo

Vol1 Weband in softcover (more than 500 pages!) at Amazon | CreateSpace | Barnes and Nobleyour favorite indie bookstore | request it at your library!

 

 

 

 

coverVolume II includes:
Introduction
Markheim by Robert Louis Stevenson
Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
The Luck of Roaring Camp by Bret Harte
The Brushwood Boy by Rudyard Kipling
Doctor Marigold by Charles Dickens
Rip Van Winkle by Washington Irving
An Unfinished Story by O. Henry
The Claws of the Tiger by Gouverneur Morris IV
The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe
Providence and the Guitar by Robert Louis Stevenson
Bread Upon the Waters by Rudyard Kipling
Marjorie Daw by Thomas Bailey Aldrich
Love in a Mist by A. Neil Lyons
His Wife by Stephen French Whitman
Rebecca and Rowena by William Makepeace Thackeray
Master and Man by Leo Tolstoy
The Necklace by Guy de Maupassant
The Piece of String by Guy de Maupassant
Cinderella by the Brothers Grimm
The Story of Ruth Anonymous
“What is the Best Short Story?” The original article as presented in the New York Times

Kindle in the USA, Canada, UK, Australia, Japan, and India

Nook in the USA, the UK, and Europe

Kobo worldwide

Vol2 Weband in softcover (almost 500 pages!) at Amazon | CreateSpace | Barnes and Noble | your favorite indie bookstore | request it at your library!

 

 

 

 

Volume3Volume III includes:
Introduction
The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
The Haunted and the Haunters; Or, the House and the Brain by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
A Municipal Report by O. Henry
The Man Without a Country by Edward Everett Hale
The Merry Men by Robert Louis Stevenson
The Gold Bug by Edgar Allan Poe
The Cricket on the Hearth, A Fairy Tale of Home by Charles Dickens
The Story of Richard Doubledick by Charles Dickens
The Belled Buzzard by Irvin S. Cobb
An Incident by Sarah Barnwell Elliott
A Journey by Edith Wharton
Beyond the Pale by Rudyard Kipling
Without Benefit of Clergy by Rudyard Kipling
The Stolen Story by Jesse Lynch Williams
The Dead by James Joyce
Biographies of the Selectors and the Selected Authors

Volume III is available:

On Kindle in the USA, Canada, UK, Australia, India, and Japan

For Nook for the USA, UK, and Europe.

And on Kobo worldwide.

Vol3 Weband in softcover (well over 500 pages!) at Amazon | CreateSpaceBarnes and Noble | your favorite indie bookstore | request it at your library!

Nueva Publicación: Herencia de Clorinda Matto de Turner

H2Con placer incomparable, podemos ya anunciar que hemos conseguido el sueño de llevar al público lector moderno todas tres “novelas peruanas” de la incomparable Clorinda Matto de Turner. Terminamos la colección con la novela más urbana y más orientada hacia las mujeres: Herencia.

La última novela de la siempre controversial Clorinda Matto de Turner toma lugar en la Lima del siglo XIX. Retrata a seis mujeres que tienen que tomar sus decisiones limitadas a base de las apariencias bonitas que a lo mejor ocultan fealdad. En su tiempo fue considerada pornográfica por describir los sentimientos más íntimos de sus personajes femeninos.

Es una representación de las clases altas y bajas y un razonamiento sobre el grado en que un entorno sano y una buena educación aumentan la probabilidad de que un joven se convierta en un adulto bueno. Más compleja y sutil que Aves sin nido e Índole, Herencia presenta la vida urbana en una serie de observaciones agudas. Es una especie de secuela, porque ofrece además el final de la historia de Margarita, el amor de Manuel, empezada en Aves sin nido. No querrás perder la oportunidad de ver cómo Margarita recibe su Herencia.

Por ser la primera persona que expuso el maltrato de los indígenas del Perú, Clorinda Matto de Turner fue censurada por la Iglesia Católica, se quemó en efigie, y forzosamente emigró a la Argentina. Como Aves sin nido, Herencia critica abiertamente la sociedad de su tiempo a la misma vez que es una novela encantadora. No ha dejado de ser importantísima y relevante.

Presentada en edición electrónica corregida por primera vez, hemos preservado algunas de las inconsistencias ortográficas particulares del Perú del siglo XIX y corregido los simplemente molestos.

La portada es muy especial porque utiliza una fotografía auténtica del Perú del siglo XIX que muestra claramente la moda vigente de que las mujeres taparan la cara al salir a la calle.

Herencia se puede comprar por muy poco en: Kindle US | Kindle España | Kindle México | Nook | Kobo

Nueva publicación: Índole de Clorinda Matto de Turner

Indole BoreasVista la alta calidad de Aves sin nido además de las ideas sensatas de su autora, hace tiempo que queremos llevar las otras dos “novelas peruanas” de Clorinda Matto de Turner al público lector en formato digital. Ya por fin el sueño empieza a hacerse realidad: tenemos el placer de presentar Índole, la segunda novela, que se publicó originalmente dos años después de Aves sin nido.

Don Antonio y doña Eulalia se quieren profundamente. Son el modelo de la pareja feliz. Tanta felicidad atrae enemigos: para Antonio, puede ser la bancarrota si no sacrifica su integridad y para Eulalia, puede ser el cura del pueblo, que la desea a cualquier precio.

Conoces Aves sin nido de esta misma autora: este libro es su complemento. Trata algunos de los mismos temas desde la perspectiva de la gente de buena “índole,” con la misma sensibilidad y la misma agudeza de observación. Leer este libro es volver sobre los pasos de los peruanos de hace 150 años.

Por ser la primera persona que expuso el maltrato de los indígenas del Perú, Clorinda Matto de Turner fue censurada por la Iglesia Católica, se quemó en efigie, y forzosamente emigró a la Argentina. Como Aves sin nido, Índole critica abiertamente a los funcionarios, las autoridades judiciales, y el clero de su tiempo a la misma vez que es una novela encantadora. No ha dejado de ser importantísima y relevante.

Presentada en edición electrónica corregida por primera vez, hemos preservado algunas de las inconsistencias ortográficas particulares del Perú del siglo XIX y corregido los simplemente molestos.

Se puede comprar y gozar ya.

Kindle | Kindle España | Kindle México | Nook | Kobo

The 50 Best Short Stories of All Time, The Final Volume

Volume3

At last, Volume III of this unique series of the very best literature the English language has to offer has arrived! You can finally read and enjoy all 50 of the stories chosen by the best authors of 1914 for a very low price. These stories stand the test of time.

Have you read the 50 best short stories of all time?

In 1914, a critical moment in literature, the New York Times asked the most highly regarded authors of the day to name the best short story in the English language. Many of their responses have maintained consistent fame through time. Others have become hidden gems. All are essential literary experiences that will make you love to read again.

These masterpieces are collected here for the first time, masterfully copyedited and with an introduction by Martin Hill Ortiz, PhD.

This volume includes:

Introduction

The Turn of the Screw by Henry James

The Haunted and the Haunters; Or, the House and the Brain by Edward Bulwer-Lytton

A Municipal Report by O. Henry

The Man Without a Country by Edward Everett Hale

The Merry Men by Robert Louis Stevenson

The Gold Bug by Edgar Allan Poe

The Cricket on the Hearth, A Fairy Tale of Home by Charles Dickens

The Story of Richard Doubledick by Charles Dickens

The Belled Buzzard by Irvin S. Cobb

An Incident by Sarah Barnwell Elliott

A Journey by Edith Wharton

Beyond the Pale by Rudyard Kipling

Without Benefit of Clergy by Rudyard Kipling

The Stolen Story by Jesse Lynch Williams

The Dead by James Joyce

Biographies of the Selectors and the Selected Authors

The final volume of this exceptional series is now available in ebook:

On Kindle in the USA, Canada, UK, Australia, India, and Japan

For Nook for the USA, UK, and Europe.

And on Kobo worldwide.

Check back for soft cover editions soon!

Some of the stories you’ll find in Volumes I and II, already available:
The Outcasts of Poker Flat by Bret Harte
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
The Man Who Would Be King by Rudyard Kipling
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
The Ring of Thoth by Arthur Conan Doyle
The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County by Mark Twain
The Door in the Wall by H. G. Wells
Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
Rip Van Winkle by Washington Irving
The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe
The Necklace by Guy de Maupassant

 

The Best Short Stories Chosen in 1914 by the most prominent authors of the day, Volume I, is available in ebook at the following outlets:

Volume1On Kindle in the USA, Canada, UK, Australia, India, and Japan

In the USA, the UK, and Europe for Nook

Worldwide at Kobo

 

 

The Best Short Stories Chosen in 1914 by the most prominent authors of the day, Volume II is available in ebook at these outlets:

coverKindle in the USA, Canada, UK, Australia, Japan, and India

Nook in the USA, the UK, and Europe

Kobo worldwide

 

The Second Volume of the 50 Best Short Stories of All Time

coverHave you read the 50 best short stories of all time? The elves at Rook’s Page have been very busy trying to help you reach that goal! If you thought Volume I was good, take a look at Volume II, the most international installment of this amazing series.

In 1914, a critical moment in literature, the New York Times asked the most highly regarded authors of the day to name the best short story in the English language. Many of their responses have maintained consistent fame through time. Others have become hidden gems. All are essential literary experiences that will make you love to read again.

These masterpieces are collected here for the first time, masterfully copyedited and with an introduction by Martin Hill Ortiz, PhD.

This volume includes:
Introduction
Markheim by Robert Louis Stevenson
Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
The Luck of Roaring Camp by Bret Harte
The Brushwood Boy by Rudyard Kipling
Doctor Marigold by Charles Dickens
Rip Van Winkle by Washington Irving
An Unfinished Story by O. Henry
The Claws of the Tiger by Gouverneur Morris IV
The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe
Providence and the Guitar by Robert Louis Stevenson
Bread Upon the Waters by Rudyard Kipling
Marjorie Daw by Thomas Bailey Aldrich
Love in a Mist by A. Neil Lyons
His Wife by Stephen French Whitman
Rebecca and Rowena by William Makepeace Thackeray
Master and Man by Leo Tolstoy
The Necklace by Guy de Maupassant
The Piece of String by Guy de Maupassant
Cinderella by the Brothers Grimm
The Story of Ruth Anonymous
“What is the Best Short Story?” The original article as presented in The New York Times

Some of the stories you’ll find in Volumes I (now available) and III (coming soon):
The Outcasts of Poker Flat by Bret Harte
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
The Man Who Would Be King by Rudyard Kipling
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
The Murders in the Rue Morgue by Edgar Allan Poe
The Ring of Thoth by Arthur Conan Doyle
The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County by Mark Twain
The Door in the Wall by H. G. Wells
Gifts of Oblivion by Dorothy Canfield
The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
A Journey by Edith Wharton
Beyond the Pale by Rudyard Kipling

The Best Short Stories Chosen in 1914 by the most prominent authors of the day, Volume II is now ready for the public at these outlets:

Kindle in the USA, Canada, UK, Australia, Japan, and India

Nook in the USA, the UK, and Europe

Kobo worldwide

 

Volume1The Best Short Stories Chosen in 1914 by the most prominent authors of the day, Volume I, is also available in ebook at the following outlets (check back soon for the soft cover edition!):

On Kindle in the USA, Canada, UK, Australia, India, and Japan

In the USA, the UK, and Europe for Nook

Worldwide at Kobo

The 50 Best Short Stories of All Time, New from Rook’s Page

Volume1Have you read the 50 best short stories of all time?

Rook’s Page Publishing is here to make it easy to meet that goal! Our first release is Volume I in a three-volume set that commemorates the hundredth anniversary of a critical moment in the history of literature.

In 1914, the New York Times asked the most highly regarded authors of the day to name the best short story in the English language. Many of their responses have maintained consistent fame through time. Others have become hidden gems. All are essential literary experiences that will make you love to read again.

These masterpieces are collected here for the first time, masterfully copyedited and with an introduction by Martin Hill Ortiz, PhD.

This volume includes:
An Introduction to the Times survey and the stories
“A Lodging for the Night—A Story of Francis Villon” by Robert Louis Stevenson
“The Outcasts of Poker Flat” by Bret Harte
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
The Man Who Would Be King by Rudyard Kipling
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
“The Pavilion on the Links” by Robert Louis Stevenson
“The Maltese Cat” by Rudyard Kipling
“The Murders in the Rue Morgue” by Edgar Allan Poe
“The Purloined Letter” by Edgar Allan Poe
“Will o’ the Mill” by Robert Louis Stevenson
“Wolfert Webber; or, Golden Dreams” by Washington Irving
“The Ring of Thoth” by Arthur Conan Doyle
“The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County” by Mark Twain
“The Door in the Wall” by H. G. Wells
“Gifts of Oblivion” by Dorothy Canfield

Some of the stories you’ll find in Volumes II and III, coming soon:
“Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” by Robert Louis Stevenson
“Rip Van Winkle” by Washington Irving
“The Fall of the House of Usher” by Edgar Allan Poe
“The Necklace” by Guy de Maupassant
The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
“A Journey” by Edith Wharton
“Beyond the Pale” by Rudyard Kipling

Don’t miss them!

The Best Short Stories Chosen in 1914 by the most prominent authors of the day, Volume I, is available in ebook at the following outlets (check back soon for the soft cover edition!)

On Kindle in the USA, Canada, UK, Australia, India, and Japan

In the USA, the UK, and Europe for Nook

Worldwide at Kobo

New Imprint Coming Soon

Açedrex Publishing is proud to announce the biggest news since our founding:

RPP

Rook’s Page is a joint venture with a trusted colleague. We’ll be publishing exciting books in English. Coming soon, a three-volume series aptly titled The Best Short Stories.

Açedrex Publishing is also taking on a new edition of the perennial favorite, The Laughing Princess by Seymour Hamilton. This time, full-color illustrations and line drawings by the immensely talented Shirley MacKenzie will be found throughout. See some of Shirley’s work here  and check back for updates!