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In this simple tale of the English countryside, we learn about a chair-mender named Margaret who has spent her life roaming from house to house offering her services and observing the lives of others – while never truly having a life or home of her own. But this will all change when she knocks on the door at the great manor of Thresholds Farm.
The is taken from the second book of the first part Goethe’s Autobiography “Dichtung und Wahrheit” – a young woman is visited by the god Mercury and given the task of distributing three enchanted apples to the men she deems most handsome. But this simple task proves to be more difficult than expected as she encounters a dazzling array of supernatural obstacles.
In this early and underrated Edith Wharton story, a woman who has just passed away encounters her perfect companion in the afterlife. Cultured and refined, he has all of the qualities she dreamed of in a man while alive. Incidentally, he is not her husband–which leads her to question the nature of love and commitment.
A moving fairy tale of love and transgression in which a lion-tamer steals from the forbidden Golden Apple Tree, ensuring his own death. What could drive someone to such an act? A literary classic by a forgotten female Canadian author.
“The Door in the Wall” is a truly legendary story. Written in 1911, it tackles universal themes such as nostalgia, time, and regret. A successful politician recalls how as a boy he used to venture into a magical green door that would take him to an earthly paradise full of joy and light. But as he grows older, the concerns of his daily life prevent him from returning–with bitter results.