Fario

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Fario publishes English-language electronic editions of older books or shorter pieces originally published in German, Catalan, French, Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese. Several original English-language stories are available as well.

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Midnight Mass
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,430. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2012 by Fario. Categories: Fiction » Classics, Fiction » Literary collections » Caribbean & Latin American
It's Christmas Eve, 1861 or 1862. Seventeen-year-old Nogueira, a native of the provinces living in Rio de Janeiro for his studies, has arranged with a neighbor to go to midnight mass. Into the parlor where he is waiting up alone walks Dona Conceição, the thirty-year-old wife of the man in whose house he is lodging. "Midnight Mass," perhaps Machado's most beloved tale, is a Brazilian classic.
Betrothal in Santo Domingo
Price: $1.40 USD. Words: 14,360. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2013 by Fario. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » European / German, Fiction » Classics
"In Port-au-Prince, on the French side of the island of Santo Domingo, there lived, at the beginning of the century, when the blacks were killing the whites, a dreadful old Negro by the name of Congo Hoango."
False Confidences
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,450. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2012 by Fario. Categories: Plays » European / French
"A lover is permitted to look for ways to please, and he must be forgiven when he succeeds." Dorante, a well-bred and handsome but penniless young businessman, takes a position as an administrator for a rich and beautiful widow.
Generous Wine
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,690. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2011 by Fario. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
At a wedding party thrown for one of his wife's nieces, an older man is given permission to go off of his normally strict diet. Partaking too heavily of the food and wine, he becomes irascible and is rebuked in public by his wife and daughter. That night, in bed, in which, try as he might, he is unable to find a comfortable position, he has terrifying visions.
The Secret Cause
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,180. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2012 by Fario. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literary collections » Caribbean & Latin American
The disquieting pleasures of a forty-year-old man are gradually made clear to a young doctor in this short story by the great Brazilian Machado de Assis. Translated by Juan LePuen.
Miss Dollar
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,430. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2012 by Fario. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literary collections » Caribbean & Latin American
A classified ad is offering a large reward for the return of a lost greyhound. Mendonça, a single young doctor who has found the dog, makes his way to a house on Rua de Mata-cavalos, where the reward he ultimately collects is much different from the one mentioned in the classifieds.
The Philter
Price: $2.15 USD. Words: 11,510. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2012 by Fario. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » European / French, Fiction » Literature » Literary
"The Philter" is a dual-language edition of "Le Philtre," Stendhal's brief tale of a young Spanish woman's inexplicable passion for a circus rider from Naples. Both the original French tale and the newly translated English version are hyperlinked to facilitate swift navigation from one language to the other.
The Machete
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,590. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2012 by Fario. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literary collections » Caribbean & Latin American
Inácio Ramos is a cellist. His young wife, daughter of a poor shopkeeper, does not understand his art. She is drawn instead to popular music and those who play it, above all to a mediocre law student who is back in Rio de Janeiro for the holidays.


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