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Lena, a considerably passive young woman, is moving through life when she meets Herman, a considerably passive young man such as herself. A piece of prose on society’s demands from the individual, by one of modernism’s prominent voices.
“Here we are, at eight hundred yards. Men are like insects. See! I think we should always contemplate them from this height, to judge correctly of their proportions. The Place de la Comedie is transformed into an immense ant-hill. Observe the crowd which is gathered on the quays; and the mountains also get smaller and smaller.”
Augustus Darvell is asked to set on a trip with a friend, and has one chilling, mysterious request: “Conceal my death from every human being.” A chilling short classic which influenced English vampire literature and the creation of “Frankenstein.”
Young Juanito is given an incomprehensible deed to execute, which leaves the fate of his entire family in his hands. “El Verdugo” – the executioner – is a dramatic tale based, according to its author, on an actual incident from the days of Napoleon’s war in Spain.
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