Seven of the greatest authors of all time present their great works in the short story genre. In this book you can travel through the minds of geniuses like Bram Stoker, Herman Melville and Oscar Wilde. The selection of August Nemo contains the following works for your appreciation: Dracula's Guest By Bram Stoker Bartleby, the Scrivener By Herman Melville The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving The Happy Prince by Oscar Wilde A Scandal In Bohemia By Arthur Conan Doyle The Sandman By E.T.A. Hoffman The Man Who Would Be King by Rudyard Kipling
About the Author
Bram Stoker was born in Ireland in 1847, he is best known for authoring the classic 19th century horror novel 'Dracula. Herman Melville was born in New York in 1819, the celebrated author wrote 'Moby-Dick' and several other sea-adventure novels, before turning to poetry later in his literary career. Washington Irving was born in New York in 1783, he is known for his biographical works and such stories as 'Rip Van Winkle' and 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.' Oscar Wilde, born on October 16, 1854 in Dublin, was a popular literary figure in late Victorian England, known for his brilliant wit, flamboyant style and infamous imprisonment for homosexuality. Arthur Conan Doyle was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, on May 22, 1859, . In 1890 his novel, A Study in Scarlet, introduced the character of Detective Sherlock Holmes. Doyle would go on to write 60 stories about Sherlock Holmes. E.T.A. Hoffmann, born January 24, 1776, Königsberg, Prussia, was a German writer, composer, and painter known for his stories in which supernatural and sinister characters move in and out of men's lives, ironically revealing tragic or grotesque sides of human nature. Rudyard Kipling was born on December 30, 1865, in Bombay, India. The author is famous for an array of works like 'Just So Stories' and 'The Jungle Book.' He received the 1907 Nobel Prize in Literature.
Date of Birth:May 22, 1859
Date of Death:July 7, 1930
Place of Birth:Edinburgh, Scotland
Place of Death:Crowborough, Sussex, England
Education:Edinburgh University, B.M., 1881; M.D., 1885