Introduced and edited by Brian W. Aldiss
In this collection created exclusively for The Folio Society, legendary science-fiction writer Brian Aldiss selects and introduces a series of electrifying short stories.
Gothic horror stories, traditional adventure tales and surreal fantasies – the Folio Society publishes a wide range of short story books. From collections by masters of the genre to anthologies of hilarious comic tales, each book includes original illustrations and features specially designed striking hardback bindings. See below for the list of Folio Short Story collections.
William Trevor has selected and introduced 25 tales for this collection, acknowledging his debt to the author. V.S. Pritchett weaves his tales from the fabric of ordinary lives, the results by turns melancholy and nostalgic.
Mark Twain's reputation grew ever larger as the rest of the world caught up with his wickedly dry wit. In these stories, satires, travel pieces, speeches, letters and anecdotes, Twain pokes fun at himself and other Americans in places as diverse as the Mississippi riverboats and the castles of Europe.
Mark Twain was a brilliant and prolific writer of short stories, using them to capture a dazzling variety of characters, landscapes and registers. This edition gathers nearly 50 of his greatest tales, revealing his extraordinary versatility.