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By: Joe L. Hensley (1926-2007)
|Now We Are Three|
By: Thomas J. O'Hara
By: Paul Lohrman
|The Big Tomorrow|
By: Tom W. Harris
|Goodbye, Dead Man!|
By: Charles Heber Clark (1841-1915)
|Frictional Electricity From "The Saturday Evening Post."|
By: Douglass Sherley (1857-1917)
|Love Instigated: The Story of a Carved Ivory Umbrella Handle|
By: Edmund H. Leftwich
|The Bell Tone|
By: Helen M. Urban
|The Glory of Ippling|
By: Barbara Constant
|The Sound of Silence|
By: Robert Keable (1887-1927)
|The Priest's Tale - Père Etienne|
By: Kevin Scott
By: Gerry Maddren
|The Alternate Plan|
By: Neil Goble
|Master of None|
By: Alex James
|The Shining Cow|
By: Edward G. Robles
By: Charles Franklin Carter
|Old Mission Stories of California|
By: Sam McClatchie (1915-)
By: Walt Richmond (1922-1977)
|Poppa Needs Shorts|
By: Robert W. Haseltine
|Prelude to Space|
By: Richard Olin
|All Day Wednesday|
By: Rog Phillips (1909-1965)
|The Unthinking Destroyer|
By: Perceval Gibbon (1879-1926)
|The Second Class Passenger Fifteen Stories|
|Vrouw Grobelaar and Her Leading Cases Seventeen Short Stories|
|Those Who Smiled And Eleven Other Stories|
By: Edna Lyall (1857-1903)
The Autobiography of a Slander
The Autobiography of a Slander exposes the consequences of reckless words or, even worse, intentionally disparaging words. In this moral tale, told from the point of view of "the slander", Edna Lyall (pseudonym used by Ada Ellen Bayley) reveals her ideals and goals in life and relationships.
By: Stanley Gimble
By: Robert W. Lowndes (1916-1998)
By: Benjamin A. (Benjamin Alexander) Heydrick (1871-1932?)
|Americans All Stories of American Life of To-Day|
By: Anne Walker
|A Matter of Proportion|
By: Taylor H. Greenfield
|The Sword and the Atopen|
By: Arthur Porges (1915-2006)
By: Edmund Mitchell (1861-1917)
|Tales of Destiny|
By: David Mason
|Something Will Turn Up|
By: Theodore Pratt (1901-1969)
|The Hohokam Dig|
By: Mann Rubin
|The Second Voice|
By: Don Berry
|Sound of Terror|
By: F. Clifford (Frank Clifford) Smith (1865-1937)
|A Lover in Homespun And Other Stories|
By: Charles K. (Charles Kellogg) Field (1873-)
|Stanford Stories Tales of a Young University|
By: William Gerken
By: Victor A. Endersby (1891-1988)
By: Richard F. Thieme
By: Joseph Tinker
By: Edwin Lefevre (1871-1943)
|The Tipster 1901, From "Wall Street Stories"|
By: Herbert B. Livingston
|Daughters of Doom|
By: Anderson Horne
|The Day of the Dog|
By: Margery Verner Reed
By: Kenneth Harmon
By: Arnold Marmor
|Spies Die Hard!|
By: Michael Barrett (1848-)
|Up in Ardmuirland|
By: George (Henry George August) Hartmann (1852-1934)
|Tales of Aztlan; the Romance of a Hero of our Late Spanish-American War, Incidents of Interest from the Life of a western Pioneer and Other Tales|
By: Nathaniel Gordon
|The Golden Judge|
By: Alvin Heiner
By: Bascom Jones
By: Greye La Spina (1880-1969)
|Old Mr. Wiley|
By: Frank W. Coggins
|Say "Hello" for Me|
By: Fanny Coe [editor] (1866-1956)
The Book of Stories for the Storyteller
This is a delightful collection of 43 fairy tales (both old and new), folk lore, myths and real life stories by a variety of authors, brought together by writer Fanny E Coe. They are mostly short and are fun to listen to by children and adults and most teach valuable lessons about life. Some of the stories are: A Legend of the North Wind; How the Robin's Breast became Red; The Little Rabbits; St Christopher; The Necklace of Truth; A Night with Santa Claus; The Wolf-Mother of Saint Ailbe; Pocahontas and How Molly spent her Sixpence
By: Mary Gaunt (1861-1942)
|The Moving Finger|
By: Nataly von Eschstruth (1860-1939)
|The Gray Nun|
By: Gene Hunter
By: Arthur G. Hill
|The Terrible Answer|
By: J. B. Woodley
|With a Vengeance|
By: William J. Smith
|The Last Straw|
By: Vivia Hemphill (1889-1934)
|Down the Mother Lode|
By: Dick Purcell
|Mr. Chipfellow's Jackpot|
By: Annie Trumbull Slosson (1838-1926)
By: Ellen Robena Field
Buttercup Gold And Other Stories
A charming collection of short stories and verses for young children. First published by the Bangor, Maine Kindergarten Association.
By: Mary E. (Mary Ellen) Bamford
|Out of the Triangle: a story of the Far East|
By: M. (Arnaud) Berquin (1747-1791)
|The Looking-Glass for the Mind or Intellectual Mirror|
By: Edward William Thomson (1849-1924)
|Old Man Savarin and Other Stories|
By: Samuel Wilberforce (1805-1873)
|The Rocky Island and Other Similitudes|
By: Lorimer Stoddard (1864-1901)
|The Indian's Hand 1892|
By: George Paul Goff
|Nick Baba's Last Drink and Other Sketches|
By: Fitz Hugh Ludlow (1836-1870)
|A Brace Of Boys 1867, From "Little Brother"|
By: Charles Fenno Hoffman (1806-1884)
|The Man In The Reservoir|
By: Horace Smith (1836-1922)
|Interludes being Two Essays, a Story, and Some Verses|
By: Charlotte Niese (1854-1935)
|The Story Of The Little Mamsell|
By: Augustus Allen Hayes (1837-1892)
|The Denver Express From "Belgravia" for January, 1884|
Short Science Fiction Collection
Science fiction (abbreviated SF or sci-fi with varying punctuation and case) is a broad genre of fiction that often involves sociological and technical speculations based on current or future science or technology. This is a reader-selected collection of short stories originally published between 1931 and 1963, that entered the US public domain when their copyright was not renewed. Summary by Cori Samuel, with Wikipedia input.
Short Ghost Story Collection
The Short Ghost Story Collection contains ten classic spooky tales written by such master craftsmen as Algernon Blackwood, Charles Dickens, Bram Stoker and Saki among others. The stories range from haunted houses to reincarnation (as a predatory otter), ancient curses in which marble statues come alive and wreak a horrible revenge and a long narrative poem that describes a dialog between a ghost and a human being. This anthology features authors like Lewis Carroll and E Nesbit who are traditionally regarded as children's writers and other practitioners of the paranormal like American writer Mary E...
By: Joseph Jacobs (1854-1916)
English Fairy Tales
Jack the Giant-Killer, Tom Thumb, Goldilocks and The Three Bears, Henny Penny, Dick Whittington, The Three Little Pigs, Red Riding Hood and a host of immortal characters are found in this delightful collection of English Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs. The book made its first appearance in 1890 and has remained a firm favorite with both young and old ever since. Fairy tales have traditionally emanated from France and Germany. The famous compilations by La Fontaine and the Brothers Grimm have overshadowed children's literature for centuries...
Short Mystery Story Collection
The Short Mystery Story Collection by Various is a real treat for intrigue enthusiasts! This volume features such greats as Ambrose Bierce, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Anton Chekov. Some unexpected names like P G Wodehouse and Kate Chopin also crop up, bending their prodigious talents to the genre. The ten stories contained in this volume range from events as diverse as the mysterious death of a sea-captain in a seedy boarding house, a group of women who deal with a crime committed by a friend,...
By: Eric L. Busby
Star Trek: The Section 31 Files
This collection from Darker Projects brings the Star Trek series back to life with a fictional account of our universe on the brink of war. With stakes running high a splinter group decides to take on the most morally dubious missions and bring us the listeners along for the ride. Sometimes in war there are no good options and this series explores those darker decisions that don't have to be made in everyday life. The story is action packed and goes at light speed jumping around the universe always keeping in the center of the action and outwitting the enemy.
Star Trek: Lost Frontier
This story begins after a long and devastating war that has left The Federation in shambles. The pressing mission for the remaining ships in Star Fleet is to travel the war-torn galaxy's and find old alleys to reunite under one federation. Many of the classic Star Trek races make an appearance in this series including the Klingons, Romulans and everyone's favorite the Borg! This book is fast paced and a very creative read. It comes recommended highly for anyone who has followed Star Trek and it also fills in a good amount of background information for those less well versed in the subject.
Famous Modern Ghost Stories
An entertaining selection of “modern” ghost stories selected “to include specimens of a few of the distinctive types of modern ghosts, as well as to show the art of individual stories.”Sure to please the love of the supernatural in all of us!
The Arabian Nights Entertainments
A collection of folklore stories accumulated during the Islamic Golden Age, The Arabian Nights Entertainments has entertained and fascinated readers for centuries. The book centers on a frame story concerning the sultan Shahrayah and his wife Scheherazade, who cleverly narrates captivating stories to her husband each night in order to save herself from his retribution and live another day. As a result the book encourages the literary technique of a story within a story. The frame story begins when the sultan Shahrayar learns of his brother’s adulterous wife and subsequently discovers his own wife is guilty of infidelity...
The Lilac Fairy Book
Published in 1910, The Lilac Fairy Book is the last book in the series of fairytale collections known as Andrew Lang's “Coloured” Fairy Books and features stories from various folklores and cultures including Welsh, Portuguese, Scottish, Italian, and many other foreign literary branches. Moreover, the collection is a gem in the short story genre due to the fact that Lang collected some of the featured stories from foreign languages and made them available to English audiences. Featuring 33 stories, The Lilac Fairy Book offers a different perspective to the happy-ever-after fairytales most people are accustomed to and expect...
By: Anonymous (1821-1890)
The Book of A Thousand Nights and a Night
This is a collection of stories collected over thousands of years by various authors, translators and scholars. The are an amalgam of mythology and folk tales from the Indian sub-continent, Persia, and Arabia. No original manuscript has ever been found for the collection, but several versions date the collection’s genesis to somewhere between AD 800-900. The stories are wound together under the device of a long series of cliff-hangers told by Shahrazad to her husband Shahryar, to prevent him from executing her...
Coffee Break Collection
If you find yourself with nothing particular to do in an airport, train or bus or you've got a quiet evening to yourself in a hotel room or you're facing the delicious prospect of an extended lunch or tea break, why not pick up Coffee Break Collection 001 and enjoy the experience? This anthology has a selection of humorous pieces guaranteed to keep you entertained. Opening with a master of the genre, PG Wodehouse, the first story is a pseudo-scholarly treatise on football captains! A delightful piece follows – Beyond Pandora by RJ Martin with its memorable opening line, “The ideal way to deal with a pest...
Children's Short Works
Most parents know and understand the value of children's stories. Reading aloud to your children becomes an occasion for family warmth and bonding. But quite apart from this, the true importance of introducing children to fiction helps them to make sense of the real world they will have to encounter at some later stage. Stories also give them hope, teach moral values and help them to understand the complex nature of the society that they will ultimately have to live in. Children's Short Works Vol 001 contains ten delightful traditional tales...
Local Color Collection
In this celebration of diversity, learn about the myriad histories and cultures behind our volunteers.
Best Russian Short Stories
In this collection of Russian stories, editor and compiler Thomas Seltzer selects from a range of the best examples of 19th and early 20th century Russian literature. As a survey of famous authors at the height of the powers, as well as some writers who have been unjustly neglected, this anthology is indispensable.
Child’s New Story Book
Short and sweet stories for children.
“Brazilian Tales” is a collection of six short stories selected by Isaac Goldberg as best representative of the Brazilian Literature of his period – the end of the 19th century. His comprehensive preface aims at familiarizing the reader with a literature that was – and still is – virtually unknown outside the boundaries of its own land, and the pieces chosen by Goldberg to be translated belong to writers that reached popularity and appreciation while still alive. This “pioneer volume”, as the translator himself puts it, still keeps its charm and interest as a way of offering to the English speaking public some “sample cases” of Brazilian Literature.
The House that Jack Built
“The House that Jack Built” is a standard of juvenile literature that delights children and adults alike with the increasingly lengthy sentences, stretched to the breaking point, that make up its narrative. Through a chain of events, beginning with a rodent eating some grain and culminating in a festive wedding, children learn that playing with grammar can be fun! You can read along with this recording.
Tiny Story Book
Short and sweet stories for children.
Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern
The Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, is a work of enormous proportions. Setting out with the simple goal of offering "American households a mass of good reading", the editors drew from literature of all times and all kinds what they considered the best pieces of human writing, and compiled an ambitious collection of 45 volumes (with a 46th being an index-guide). Besides the selection and translation of a huge number of poems, letters, short stories and sections of books, the collection offers, before each chapter, a short essay about the author or subject in question...
American Women's Literature, 1847 to 1922
This is a collection of 20 short stories and long-form poetry by American women writers.
Short Humor Collection
This is a collection of short humorous works first published before 1923.
The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes, Volume 1
The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes was a British TV series from the early 70s that dramatized stories written contemporaneously with the Sherlock Holmes stories of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. This anthology contains twelve of the thirteen stories adapted as episodes for the first season. Sadly, one story, "The Missing Witness Sensation" by Ernest Bramah, is not public domain in the U.S., but can be read in the anthology Max Carrados Mysteries.
Yiddish Tales (יידיש מעשה)
A collection of 48 wonderful English language stories from Sholem Alechem, I. L. Perez, Shalom Asch, and others. Tales of humour and drama, tragedy and pathos set mostly in the Jewish communities of 19th-century eastern Europe, Russia, and the Ukraine. Translated from Yiddish by Helena Frank.