"The Stranger" by Albert Camus is the story of a man coming to terms with the indifference of the world. Its protagonist, Meursault, meets an abusive womanizer following the death of his mother and, through his acquainta... More »

One of the most memorable book cover designs is that of George Orwell's "1984," which features a striking combination of contrasting colors and minimalism. Another attractive cover is the one featured on "The Stranger" b... More »

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The characters in Daguio's short story, "Wedding Dance," are a man, Awiyao, and his wife, Lumnay. The story begins during the final moments of their marriage, because Awiyao has left his childless wife to marry another w... More »

"The Drunkard" by Frank O'Connor is a short story narrated by Larry Delaney, a man who recollects an incident from his childhood in Ireland. Asked by his concerned mother to accompany his father, a drunkard, on a visit t... More »

"The Devil and Tom Walker," a short story by Washington Irving, tells of a man who sells his soul to the devil, known as Old Scratch, in exchange for great wealth. He becomes a usurer, swindling money from other people, ... More »

In the short story "The Cask of Amontillado" by Edgar Allen Poe, the narrator, Montresor, wreaks vengeance on another man, Fortunato, by luring him deep into wine vaults on the pretext of testing a cask of wine that he c... More »

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Written by Manuel Arguilla, "How My Brother Leon Brought Home a Wife" is the story of a man introducing his city-born wife to his more provincial family. Told from the perspective of Leon's younger brother Baldo, the sho... More »