Short Stories eBooks
A beast, or a human being in whose veins coursed undisciplined blood, might, as involuntarily as the boughs of trees lash before storms, perform wild and wicked deeds after inhaling that hot air, evil with the sweat of sin- evoked toil, with nitrogen stored from festering sores of nature and the loathsome emanations of suffering life.
This collection of short stories deal with a wide gambit of underlying emotions of love, dedication, mistrust, hope and many of the traits and elements that make up the complexity of human beings from all walks of life and settings. It is these diverse characteristics that make our fellow humans so interesting.
From introduction by G.K. Chesterton: Here, in the very act of describing a kind of a fall from humanity, Gorky expresses a sense of the strangeness and essential value of the human being which is far too commonly absent altogether from such complex civilisations as our own.