The Golden Book of World's Greatest Mysteries – 60+ Whodunit Tales & Detective Stories

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Sprache - Englisch

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DigiCat presents to you a unique collection of World's Finest Mysteries by the World's Greatest Authors, formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. This carefully edited edition includes the most intruiging detective stories and head-scratching mysteries: Detective Stories The Purloined Letter (Edgar Allan Poe) A Scandal in Bohemia (A. Conan Doyle) The Safety Match (Anton Chekhov) Missing: Page Thirteen (Anna Katherine Green) . . . Suspense Stories The Birth Mark (Nathaniel Hawthorne) The Oblong Box (Edgar Allan Poe) A Terribly Strange Bed (Wilkie Collins) The Torture by Hope (Villiers de l'Isle Adam) The Mysterious Card (Cleveland Moffett) . . . Ghost Stories Thrawn Janet (Robert Louis Stevenson) The Horla (Guy de Maupassant) To Sura: A Letter (Pliny the Younger) . . . The Man Who Went Too Far (E.F. Benson) The Phantom Rickshaw (Rudyard Kipling) The Apparition of Mrs. Veal (Daniel Defoe) The Damned Thing (Ambrose Bierce) . . . The Deserted House (E. T. A. Hoffmann) The Withered Arm (Thomas Hardy) The House and the Brain (Lord Edward Bulwer-Lytton) The Roll-Call of the Reef (A. T. Quiller-Couch) The Open Door (Mrs. Margaret Oliphant) . . . Paranormal Psychic Stories When the World Was Young (Jack London) Joseph—A Story (Katherine Rickford) Ligeia (Edgar Allan Poe) A Ghost (Lafcadio Hearn) The Eyes of the Panther (Ambrose Bierce) Photographing Invisible Beings (William T. Stead) The Sin-Eater (Fiona Macleod) . . . Humorous Mystery Stories The Secret of Goresthorpe Grange (A. Conan Doyle) Mr. Bloke's Item (Mark Twain) The Man Who Went Too Far (E. F. Benson) The Man With The Pale Eyes (Guy de Maupassant)

About the Author

Samuel Langhorne Clemens, known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer. Born on November 30, 1835, in Florida, Missouri, Twain grew up in Hannibal, a town on the Mississippi River which later provided the setting for his most famous works, 'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer' (1876) and 'Adventures of Huckleberry Finn' (1884). With his keen wit and incisive satire, Twain is regarded as the 'father of American literature' by many, a title bestowed by William Faulkner. His narrative style, characterized by clear, economical language and the use of local dialect, captured the vanishing frontier life and rapidly modernizing America of the 19th century. Although 'The Golden Book of World's Greatest Mysteries – 60+ Whodunit Tales & Detective Stories' is a compilation that typically would not feature original works by Twain, his influence on the detective and mystery genre as an early pioneer is well acknowledged. A champion of the common person and an impassioned critic of social injustice and human absurdity, Twain's work transcends the limitations of time and place, making him one of the most enduring figures in American literature. He passed away on April 21, 1910, but remains a beloved and widely read author, with his novels and numerous stories continuing to captivate readers around the globe.

Product Details

Publisher: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Language: English

Size: 1160 Pages

Filesize: 1.5 MB

ISBN: 8596547769033