Three Tales

9 best books like Three Tales (Gustave Flaubert): Le Colonel Chabert, Seven Gothic Tales, The Wanderer, The Loser, Pot Luck, The Great Explosion, Pillars of Society, Men, Martians and Machines, Pierre et Jean

Le Colonel Chabert
AuthorHonoré de Balzac
ISBN2070411184
Le Colonel Chabert est supposé avoir été tué sur le champ d'honneur dans l'une des batailles de Napoléon. Laissé pour mort sur ​​le champ de bataille d'Eylau et ayant perdu sa mémoire, il a passé un an dans un asile. Le roman commence quand il revient à Paris, à la vie qu'il avait laisse derrière...
AuthorIsak Dinesen
ISBN0679736417
Originally published in 1934, Seven Gothic Tales, the first book by "one of the finest and most singular artists of our time" (The Atlantic), is a modern classic. Here are seven exquisite tales combining the keen psychological insight characteristic of the modern short story with the haunting mystery...
AuthorFritz Leiber
ISBN0575071125
All eyes were watching the eclipse of the Moon when the Wanderer--a huge, garishly colored artificial world--emerged. Only a few scientists even suspected its presence, and then, suddenly and silently, it arrived, dwarfing and threatening the Moon and wreaking havoc on Earth's tides and weather....
The Loser
AuthorThomas Bernhard
ISBN1400077540
Thomas Bernhard was one of the most original writers of the twentieth century. His formal innovation ranks with Beckett and Kafka, his outrageously cantankerous voice recalls Dostoevsky, but his gift for lacerating, lyrical, provocative prose is incomparably his own.
One of Bernhard's most...
AuthorÉmile Zola
ISBN0192831798
Pot Luck, Zola's most acerbic satire, describes daily life in a newly constructed block of flats in late nineteenth-century Paris. In examining the contradictions that pervade bourgeois life, Zola reveals a multitude of betrayals and depicts a veritable 'melting pot' of moral and sexual degeneracy....
AuthorEric Frank Russell
In his 1955 collection entitled "Men, Martians and Machines," English sci-fi author Eric Frank Russell told, via one short story and three novellas, some of the adventures of a starship crew that strongly suggested nothing less than a proto-"Star Trek" ensemble. The collection featured visits to...
AuthorHenrik Ibsen
ISBN1406953539
'There! I have given it him in earnest now; I don't think he will forget that thrashing! What do you say?--And I say that you are an injudicious mother! You make excuses for him, and countenance any sort of rascality on his part--Not rascality? What do you call it, then? Slipping out of the house at night,...
AuthorEric Frank Russell
ISBN0517551853
The people of the Solar System have broken the light-speed barrier, and exploration ships are going out in all directions, manned by - you guessed it! - Men, Martians, and Machines (Robots). This set of linked stories describes a part of the epic voyage of the Marathon, powered by the Flettner Drive,...
Pierre et Jean
AuthorGuy de Maupassant
ISBN0543898466
Pierre, médecin, ne comprend pas pourquoi un ami de sa famille a légué sa fortune à Jean, son frère cadet. Au terme d'une véritable enquête policière, il mettra au jour un terrible secret. Le quatrième roman de Maupassant (1850-1893), publié en 1888, est sans doute le meilleur. Le récit,...
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