Stories to Get You Through the Night, Hardback Book

Stories to Get You Through the Night Hardback

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Stories to Get You Through the Night is a collection to remedy life's stresses and strains.

Inside you will find writing from the greatest of classic and contemporary authors; stories that will brighten and inspire, move and delight, soothe and restore in equal measure. This is an anthology to devour or to savour at your leisure, each story a perfectly imagined whole to be read and reread, and each a journey to transport the reader away from the everyday.

Immersed in the pages you will follow lovers to midnight trysts, accompany old friends on new adventures, be thrilled by ghostly delights, overcome heartbreak, loss and longing, and be warmed by tales of redemption, and of hope and happiness.

Whether as a cure for insomnia, to while away the hours on a midnight journey, or as a brief moment of escapism before you turn in, the stories contained in this remarkable collection provide the perfect antidote to the frenetic pace of modern life - a rich and calming selection guaranteed to see you through the night. Featuring stories by: Katherine Mansfield, Alice Munro, Anton Chekhov, Oscar Wilde, Haruki Murakami, Wilkie Collins, Kate Chopin, Elizabeth Gaskell, The Brothers Grimm, John Cheever, Arthur Conan Doyle, Virginia Woolf, Rudyard Kipling, Helen Simpson, Richard Yates, James Lasdun, Martin Amis, Angela Carter, Somerset Maugham and Julian Barnes


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Anthologies (non-poetry)
  • ISBN: 9780099541073



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This is quite a strange book, really. It's a collection of short stories but even now I've not sure what the unifying theme is meant to be. I liked the idea of stories to get you through the night, which I thought meant stories to bring you through those dark hours on nights where sleep won't come, and we've all had those nights. I'm not sure the collection works as that, though there are no doubt some lovely stories in it. The stories collected here were generally classics and of a high quality, I'm not disputing that, but I think the link between them was tenuous and that took away a little of my enjoyment of this as a collection for me.