7 best short stories: Morality Tales

7 best short stories: Morality Tales

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Overview

One of the functions of literature is to share experiences and reflections, thus improving the community as a whole. It is in this spirit that the authors compiled here wrote stories full of important lessons. Critic August Nemo selected seven short stories with timeless messages:   - The Aged Mother by Matsuo Basho - The Five Boons of Life by Mark Twain - The Awful Fate of Melpomenus Jones by Stephen Leacock - Work, Death and Sickness by Leo Tolstoy - The Father by Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson - Emancipation. A Life Fable by Kate Chopin - An Uncomfortable Bed by Guy de Maupassant       

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9788577772490
Publisher: Tacet Books
Publication date: 06/05/2019
Series: 7 best short stories - specials , #6
Sold by: Bookwire
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 20
File size: 234 KB
Age Range: 10 Years

About the Author

Leo Tolstoy (born August 28, 1828, Yasnaya Polyana, Tula province, Russian Empire—died November 7, 1910, Astapovo, Ryazan province), Russian author, a master of realistic fiction and one of the world's greatest novelists. Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson (8 December 1832 – 26 April 1910) is considered to be one of The Four Greats (De Fire Store) among Norwegian writers, the others being Henrik Ibsen, Jonas Lie, and Alexander Kielland. Bjørnson is also celebrated for his lyrics to the Norwegian National Anthem. Kate Chopin (born Katherine O'Flaherty; February 8, 1850 – August 22, 1904) was an American author of short stories and novels based in Louisiana. She is now considered by some scholars to have been a forerunner of American 20th-century feminist authors of Southern or Catholic background, such as Zelda Fitzgerald. Within a decade of her death, Chopin was widely recognized as one of the leading writers of her time. Stephen P. H. Butler Leacock, (30 December 1869 – 28 March 1944) was a Canadian teacher, political scientist, writer, and humorist. Between the years 1915 and 1925, he was the best-known English-speaking humorist in the world. He is known for his light humour along with criticisms of people's follies.The Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour was named in his honour. Born on November 30, 1835, in Florida, Missouri, Samuel L. Clemens wrote under the pen name Mark Twain and went on to author several novels, including two major classics of American literature: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. He was also a riverboat pilot, journalist, lecturer, entrepreneur and inventor. Twain died on April 21, 1910, in Redding, Connecticut. French writer Guy de Maupassant is famous for his short stories, which paint a fascinating picture of French life in the 19th century. He was prolific, publishing over 300 short stories and six novels, but died at a young age after ongoing struggles with both physical and mental health.  Matsuo Bashō (1644 – 1694), born as Matsuo Chūemon Munefusa, was the most famous poet and essayist of the Edo Period in Japan (1603 - 1867).

Date of Birth:

September 9, 1828

Date of Death:

November 20, 1910

Place of Birth:

Tula Province, Russia

Place of Death:

Astapovo, Russia

Education:

Privately educated by French and German tutors; attended the University of Kazan, 1844-47

Table of Contents

The Aged Mother by Matsuo Basho The Five Boons of Life by Mark Twain The Awful Fate of Melpomenus Jones by Stephen Leacock Work, Death and Sickness by Leo Tolstoy The Father by Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson Emancipation. A Life Fable by Kate Chopin An Uncomfortable Bed by Guy de Maupassant

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