Reflecting the variety of modern Spanish literature, these stories range from the sharp insights of Gabriel Garc?a Marquez's "Mar?a dos Prazeres" to Isabel Allende's powerful evocation of the oral traditions of the Amerindian "Walimai", the deceptive simplicity of Javier Mar?as's "On the Honeymoon", and the philosophical speculation of Laura Freixas's "Absurd Ending".
This anthology of Rudyard Kipling`s greatest short stories contains some of the most memorable and popular examples of the genre of which he was an undisputed master. `The Man Who Would be King` is a classic tale of adventure as the opportunistic, renegade and vagabond pair of Daniel Dravot and Peachey Carnehan attempt to establish themselves at the level of god and king over the primitive people of Kafiristan. Other famous short stories included are: `Only a Subaltern`, `The Phantom Rickshaw`, `Wee Willie Winkle`, and `Baa Baa, Black Sheep`. `The Man Who Would be King` was made into a popular film in 1975, starring Sean Connery, Michael Caine and Christopher Plummer and directed by John Huston
Jerome Klapka Jerome was an English writer and humourist. Collected Short Stories is a series of sketchy tales of relationships and acquaintences. These are gentle, undemanding stories of couples in love, several men with peculiar character traits and anecdotal mishaps.