The Mirror Thief
In 16th-century Venice, taking the city’s secret technology of making mirrors off the island is punishable by death; but one man has a plan and, in other incarnations of Venice, Venice Beach California, 1953 and the Venetian casino in Las Vegas, 2003, other thieves have similar plans for stealing secrets.
Flappers and Philosophers
Published in 1920 following the success of the novel This Side of Paradise, Fitzgerald's first collection of short stories includes many of his finest. 'The Offshore Pirate', 'Bernice Bobs Her Hair', 'The Ice Palace' and 'Benediction' present his archetypal Jazz Age heroines, the beautiful and wilful young women who became a hallmark of his fiction. Part of the Cambridge Edition series, this volume includes notes and details of the stories' composition and publication history.