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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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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."
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.
The Haiduks
Price: $4.75 USD. Words: 34,190. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2012 by Fario. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
It is Romania in the time of the Ottoman occupation. A band of brigands--the haiduks--has taken up arms against the Turk. Led by the lovely Floarea Codrilor, the haiduks do battle not only with the armies of mercenaries sent by the Sublime Porte, the bashi-bazouks, but also with debased Romanian aristocrats, the boyars and gospodars who would betray their native land to the foreign occupier.
Argos and His Master
Price: $1.25 USD. Words: 9,370. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2012 by Fario. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Literary collections » European / Italian
"Life is this way: first you have to beg for things and then you have to growl to keep them." Argos's master has been sent to the mountains for his health. Bored, he resolves to teach his hunting dog to talk. The experiment fails, but he himself--the more advanced animal--manages to learn Argos's language.
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 Murder on Via Belpoggio
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,010. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2011 by Fario. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
"Everyone felt his own beloved person threatened," notes the narrator of Svevo's sarcastic tale of a bungling murderer on the loose in the city of Trieste.
The Beautiful Death
Price: $1.90 USD. Words: 10,330. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2012 by Fario. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literary collections » European / Italian
The captain of the "Siracusa" has received orders to sail for Tangiers, where rebels have seized the Italian consulate. The blue peter is hoisted, and the sirens announcing the ship's departure echo off of the hills above Livorno. From all over the city, seamen and officers begin returning aboard--all of them, that is, but the junior lieutenant Luigi Carleoni, the ship captain's son.
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.
The Orange Corset
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 8,000. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2012 by Fario. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » European / German, Fiction » Coming of age
Fritz is the son of a Protestant minister whose church is in a village of eight hundred people. He will discover his life's calling when, having moved to the big city for high school, he sees an astonishing sight in the window of a shop just off a large square.
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.
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.
Midnight Mass and Other Stories
Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 86,400. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2014 by Fario. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literary collections » Caribbean & Latin American
Brazilian Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis was the finest storyteller of nineteenth-century Latin America. "Midnight Mass and Other Stories" offers a selection of Machado's tales, from the oft-translated and sly erotic title story, a classic of Brazilian literature, to such brief ironic tales, not previously translated into English, as "A Game," "Coimbra the Clerk," and "Sooner the Tarpeian Rock."

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