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I, Robot is a fixup novel of science fiction short stories or essays by American writer Isaac Asimov. The stories originally appeared in the American magazines Super Science Stories and Astounding Science Fiction between 1940 and 1950 and were then compiled into a book for stand-alone publication by Gnome Press in 1950, in an initial edition of 5,000 copies. The stories are woven together by a framing narrative in which the fictional Dr. Susan Calvin tells each story to a reporter (who serves as the narrator) in the 21st century. Although the stories can be read separately, they share a theme of the interaction of humans, robots, and morality, and when combined they tell a larger story of Asimov's fictional history of robotics. Contains: "Introduction" (the initial portion of the framing story or linking text) "Robbie" (1940, 1950) "Runaround" (1942) "Reason" (1941) "Catch That Rabbit" (1944) "Liar!" (1941) "Little Lost Robot" (1947) "Escape!" (1945) "Evidence" (1946) "The Evitable Conflict" (1950)

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The Shining is a 1977 horror novel by American author Stephen King. It is King's third published novel and first hardback bestseller; its success firmly established King as a preeminent author in the horror genre. The setting and characters are influenced by King's personal experiences, including both his visit to The Stanley Hotel in 1974 and his struggle with alcoholism. The book was followed by a sequel, Doctor Sleep, published in 2013. The Shining centers on the life of Jack Torrance, a struggling writer and recovering alcoholic who accepts a position as the off-season caretaker of the historic Overlook Hotel in the Colorado Rockies. His family accompanies him on this job, including his young son Danny Torrance, who possesses "the shining", an array of psychic abilities that allow Danny to see the hotel's horrific past. Soon, after a winter storm leaves them snowbound, the supernatural forces inhabiting the hotel influence Jack's sanity, leaving his wife and son in incredible danger. ---------- Also contained in: - [Carrie / Night Shift / 'Salem's Lot / Shining](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL14917547W) - [Works (Danse Macabre / Salem's Lot / Shining)](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL24233994W)

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***Murder at the Vicarage (1930)is the first Miss Marple mystery book by Agatha Christie.*** Miss Jane Marple is a village busybody who applies human nature to crimes. Colonel Protheroe, magistrate universally despised, was shot in his study, unheard. His wife Anne admits newly arrived artist Lawrence Redding is an old flame, and both confess to murder. **The local inspector and Miss Marple sort through to the truth.** ***The murder of Colonel Protheroe shocks the town of St. Mary Mead, where the main entertainment is tea and gossip.*** Among the neighbors of St. Mary Mead, the most meddlesome, observant and shrewd person is Miss Marple. His intervention will be decisive in the resolution of a crime for which there are no suspects. ***Death in the vicarage, published in 1930, was the first appearance of one of the most important characters in the work of Agatha Christie, the spinster and insightful Miss Marple, whose cases have been adapted several times both to the cinema and in Form of television series.***

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Poirot had been present when Jane bragged of her plan to 'get rid of' her estranged husband. Now the monstrous man was dead, but how could Jane have stabbed Lord Edgware to death in his library at exactly the same time she was seen dining with friends? And what could be her motive now that the aristocrat had vinally granted her a divorce?

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67 STORIES: Angel of the Odd [Assignation](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL15645797W) Balloon-Hoax [Berenice](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL15645808W) [Black Cat](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL41068W) Bon-Bon Business Man [Cask of Amontillado](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL41016W) Colloquy of Monos and Una Conversation of Eiros and Charmion [Descent into the Maelstrom](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL273476W) Devil in the Belfry Diddling [Domain of Arnheim](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL15645889W) Duc De L'Ome1ette [Eleonora](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL14937980W) [Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL40987W) [Fall of the House of Usher](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL40987W) Four Beasts in One Gold-Bug Hop-Frog How to Write a Blackwood Article [Imp of the Perverse](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL15481077W) [Island of the Fay](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL15645993W) King Pest [Landor's Cottage](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL15646005W) Ligeia Lionizing Literary Life of Thingum Bob, Esq. Loss of Breath Man of the Crowd Man that was Used Up [Masque of the Red Death](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL41050W) Mellonta Tauta [Mesmeric Revelation](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL15646037W) Metzengerstein Morella MS. Found in a Bottle Murders in the Rue Morgue Mystery of Marie Roget Mystification Narrative of A. Gordon Pym of Nantucket Never Bet the Devil Your Head Oblong Box Oval Portrait [Pit and the Pendulum](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL273550W) Power of Words Predicament [Premature Burial](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL24583029W) [Purloined Letter](https://openlibraryorg/works/OL41065W) Shadow [Silence — A Fable](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL13370628W) Some Words with a Mummy Spectacles Sphinx System of Dr. Tart and Prof. Fether Tale of Jerusalem Tale of the Ragged Mountains [Tell-tale Heart](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL41059W) Thou Art the Man [Thousand-and-Second Tale of Scheherazade](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL15646039W) Three Sundays in a Week Unparalleled Adventure of One Hans Pfaall [Von Kempelen and His Discovery](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL25111544W) Why the Little Frenchman Wears His Hand in a Sling [William Wilson](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL16088822W) X-ing a Paragrab 55 POEMS:

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