Magic, Martians and Miracles, three tales from the father of science fiction. The Magic Shop tells the tale of a man and his young son Gip, as they visit a curious magic shop. The owner shows them many miraculous things, while showering Gip with gifts. Is it real magic as he says? Or simple parlour tricks? In The Crystal Egg, Mr. Cave owns an antique shop which houses many objects including a crystal egg. His family grow angry when he refuses to sell it for a large sum of money, but his reluctance is due to his ability to see another world through the egg. An alien world. The Man Who Could Work Miracles features Mr. Fortheringay, a man who doesn't believe in miracles, until he discovers he can make things happen at will. But will he be tempted to go too far? Open the door to a strange new world, step inside and be amazed. This collection will stay with you long after you have finished reading.
American women writers have long been creating an extraordinarily diverse and vital body of fiction, particularly in the decades since World War II. Recent authors have benefited from the struggles of their predecessors, who broke through barriers that denied women opportunities for self-expression. This reference highlights American women writers who continue to build upon the formerly male-dominated canon.
Included are alphabetically arranged entries for more than 60 American women writers of diverse ethnicity who wrote or published their most significant fiction after World War II. Each entry is written by an expert contributor and includes: LDBLA brief biographyLDBLA discussion of major works and themesDBLA survey of the writer's critical receptionLDBLA bibliography of primary and secondary sources
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