Half of Everything: Stories by Natasha Duncan-Drake From The Wittegen Press Giveaway Games

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Many genres, 14 exciting stories in this anthology of shorts and novellettes by Natasha Duncan-Drake. Whether you're looking for horror, Sci-Fi or something else, you'll find what you're looking for in this collection.

In July 2012, Wittegen Press gave away a short story, or story part every day to their readers. Each story was only available for one day, but now the 14 stories by Natasha Duncan-Drake from The Wittegen Press Giveaway Games have been gathered here into 1 volume.

These stories, plus all the other stories from the Wittegen Press Giveaway Games can be found in one volume:

Myriad Imaginings: All The Stories From The Wittegen Press Giveaway Games

If you would prefer to select stories by genre, they are also available in five separate anthologies:

Book of Darkness: Horror Stories From The Wittegen Press Giveaway Games

Beyond Our Horizon: Science Fiction and Fantasy Stories From The Wittegen Press Giveaway Games

Supernature: Paranormal Stories From The Wittegen Press Giveaway Games

Romantics: Erotic Romance Stories From The Wittegen Press Giveaway Games

Bright Young Things: Young Adult Stories From The Wittegen Press Giveaway Games

Sophie Duncan's (the other half of Wittegen Press) stories are also available in an individual anthology:

The Other Half of Everything: Stories by Sophie Duncan From The Wittegen Press Giveaway Games

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Publisher
Wittegen Press
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Pages
249
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ISBN
9781908333483
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Fantasy / General
Fiction / Horror
Fiction / Science Fiction / General
Juvenile Fiction / Fantasy & Magic
Literary Collections / General
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There are numerous time-honored stories which have become so incorporated into the literature and thought of our race that a knowledge of them is an indispensable part of one's education. These stories are of several different classes. To one class belong the popular fairy tales which have delighted untold generations of children, and will continue to delight them to the end of time. To another class belong the limited number of fables that have come down to us through many channels from hoar antiquity. To a third belong the charming stories of olden times that are derived from the literatures of ancient peoples, such as the Greeks and the Hebrews. A fourth class includes the half-legendary tales of a distinctly later origin, which have for their subjects certain romantic episodes in the lives of well-known heroes and famous men, or in the history of a people.

It is to this last class that most of the fifty stories contained in the present volume belong. As a matter of course, some of these stories are better known, and therefore more famous, than others. Some have a slight historical value; some are useful as giving point to certain great moral truths; others are products solely of the fancy, and are intended only to amuse. Some are derived from very ancient sources, and are current in the literature of many lands; some have come to us through the ballads and folk tales of the English people; a few are of quite recent origin; nearly all are the subjects of frequent allusions in poetry and prose and in the conversation of educated people. Care has been taken to exclude everything that is not strictly within the limits of probability; hence there is here no trespassing upon the domain of the fairy tale, the fable, or the myth.

That children naturally take a deep interest in such stories, no person can deny; that the reading of them will not only give pleasure, but will help to lay the foundation for broader literary studies, can scarcely be doubted. It is believed, therefore, that the present collection will be found to possess an educative value which will commend it as a supplementary reader in the middle primary grades at school. It is also hoped that the book will prove so attractive that it will be in demand out of school as well as in.

Acknowledgments are due to Mrs. Charles A. Lane, by whom eight or ten of the stories were suggested.

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