Virgo's tenacity, hard work and attention to detail make them able to see the solution to problems that would drive others crazy. It is through their rational thinking that they find peace and beauty in the world. If driven by the negative side, they can become too critical and difficult to reach. In this book you will find seven short stories specially selected to illustrate the different aspects of the Virgo personality. For a more complete experience, be sure to also read the anthologies of your rising sign and moon! This book contains: - Proserpine. - Bartleby, the Scrivener by Herman Melville. - A New England Nun by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman. - The Man In A Case by Anton Chekov. - The Birthmark by Nathaniel Hawthorne. - The Blue Cross by G.K. Chesterton. - The Princess and the Pea by Hans Christian Andersen.
About the Author
Lyman Frank Baum was an American author chiefly famous for his children's books, particularly The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and its sequels. He wrote 14 novels in the Oz series, plus 41 other novels, 83 short stories, over 200 poems, and at least 42 scripts. Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde was an Irish poet and playwright. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of London's most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. He is best remembered for his epigrams and plays, his novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, and the circumstances of his criminal conviction for "gross indecency", imprisonment, and early death at age 46. Adeline Virginia Woolf was an English writer, considered one of the most important modernist 20th-century authors and also a pioneer in the use of stream of consciousness as a narrative device. Woolf became one of the central subjects of the 1970s movement of feminist criticism and her works have since garnered much attention and widespread commentary for "inspiring feminism." Henri René Albert Guy de Maupassant was a 19th century French author, remembered as a master of the short story form, and as a representative of the Naturalist school, who depicted human lives and destinies and social forces in disillusioned and often pessimistic terms. Maupassant was a protégé of Gustave Flaubert and his stories are characterized by economy of style and efficient, effortless outcomes. Nathaniel Hawthorne was an American novelist, dark romantic, and short story writer. Much of Hawthorne's writing centers on New England, many works featuring moral metaphors with an anti-Puritan inspiration. His fiction works are considered part of the Romantic movement and, more specifically, dark romanticism. His themes often center on the inherent evil and sin of humanity, and his works often have moral messages and deep psychological complexity. Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald was an American fiction writer, whose works helped to illustrate the flamboyance and excess of the Jazz Age. While he achieved popular success, fame, and fortune in his lifetime, he did not receive much critical acclaim until after his death. Perhaps the most notable member of the "Lost Generation" of the 1920s, Fitzgerald is now widely regarded as one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century.
Table of ContentsProserpine. Bartleby, the Scrivener by Herman Melville. A New England Nun by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman. The Man In A Case by Anton Chekov. The Birthmark by Nathaniel Hawthorne. The Blue Cross by G.K. Chesterton. The Princess and the Pea by Hans Christian Andersen.