By: Robert Silverberg (1935-)
|The Hunted Heroes|
By: Raymond Z. Gallun (1911-1994)
|The Eternal Wall|
By: James Stephens
There is a Tavern in the Town
The soul of Irish wit is captured in this unique tale of a barstool philosopher, the concluding story from 'Here Are Ladies' by James Stephens. (Introduction by iremonger)
By: Edward Bellamy (1850-1898)
|The Blindman's World 1898|
|An Echo Of Antietam 1898|
|A Love Story Reversed 1898|
|With The Eyes Shut 1898|
|At Pinney's Ranch 1898|
|A Summer Evening's Dream 1898|
|The Cold Snap 1898|
|Hooking Watermelons 1898|
|Two Days' Solitary Imprisonment 1898|
|Potts's Painless Cure 1898|
|A Positive Romance 1898|
|The Old Folks' Party 1898|
|To Whom This May Come 1898|
By: Phaedrus (c. 15 BC - c. AD 50)
The Fables of Phaedrus
The fable is a small narrative, in prose or verse, which has as its main characteristic the aim of conveying a moral lesson (the “moral”), implicitly or, more normally, explicitly expressed. Even though the modern concept of fable is that it should have animals or inanimated objects as characters – an idea supported by the works of famous fabulists such as Aesop and La Fontaine – Phaedrus, the most important Latin fabulist, is innovative in his writing. Although many of his fables do depict animals or objects assuming speech, he also has many short stories about men, writing narratives that seem to the modern eye more like short tales than fables...
By: Thomas Bailey Aldrich (1836-1907)
|A Struggle For Life|
|Mademoiselle Olympe Zabriski|
|Miss Mehetabel's Son|
|Our New Neighbors At Ponkapog|
|Père Antoine's Date-Palm|
By: Lafcadio Hearn (1850-1904)
In Ghostly Japan
This collection of 14 stories collected by Lafcadio Hearn, contains Japanese ghost stories, but also several non-fiction pieces. Hearn tries to give a glimpse into the customs of the Japanese, by giving examples of Buddhist Proverbs and explaining the use of incense and the nation wide fascination with poetry. Furthermore, he has again translated several hair-rising ghost stories, like "A Passional Karma" about the truly undying love of a young couple.
Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things
Most of the following Kwaidan, or Weird Tales, have been taken from old Japanese books,— such as the Yaso-Kidan, Bukkyo-Hyakkwa-Zensho, Kokon-Chomonshu, Tama-Sudare, and Hyaku-Monogatari. Some of the stories may have had a Chinese origin: the very remarkable "Dream of Akinosuke," for example, is certainly from a Chinese source. But the story-teller, in every case, has so recolored and reshaped his borrowing as to naturalize it… One queer tale, "Yuki-Onna," was told me by a farmer of Chofu, Nishitama-gori, in Musashi province, as a legend of his native village...
By: Anton Chekhov (1860-1904)
|The Wife, and other stories|
|The Witch and other stories|
|The Schoolmistress, and other stories|
House With The Mezzanine And Other Stories
Six short stories and a novella by the Russian master. (david wales)
"Kashtanka," a shaggy-dog story penned by Anton Chekhov in seven parts and first published in 1887, relates the experiences of its eponymous heroine, a fox-faced, reddish dachshund-mix, whose name means 'little chestnut.' After her detestation of music causes her to become separated from the carpenter with whose family she had been living, Kashtanka finds herself taken up by an unusual vaudevillian and goes to live among an assortment of other intelligent animals, each of whom is observed with the characteristic empathy and humor that stamp Chekhov's work.
|The Slanderer 1901|
By: William Henry Giles Kingston
Stories of Animal Sagacity
300+ short stories of how smart and savvy various individual animals have been seen to be, and in most cases a little moral is drawn from the story.
|The Ferryman of Brill and other stories|
By: Jerome K. Jerome (1859-1927)
Second Thoughts Of An Idle Fellow
A second volume of humorous essays on various subjects, following the success of Idle thoughts Of An Idle Fellow.
|The Philosopher's Joke|
|Sketches in Lavender, Blue and Green|
|The Cost of Kindness|
|Passing of the Third Floor Back|
|The Fawn Gloves|
|The Love of Ulrich Nebendahl|
|The Soul of Nicholas Snyders, or, The Miser of Zandam|
|John Ingerfield and Other Stories|
|Mrs. Korner Sins Her Mercies|
By: Voltairine de Cleyre (1866-1912)
Selected Letters, Sketches and Stories
Voltairine de Cleyre (November 17, 1866 – June 20, 1912) was an American anarchist. She was skilled in many subjects and wrote essays, poems, letters, sketches, stories and speeches. These are her selected letters, sketches and stories.
By: Arthur Schnitzler (1862-1931)
|The Dead Are Silent 1907|
By: Mack Reynolds (1917-1983)
|I'm a Stranger Here Myself|
|Gun for Hire|
By: D. H. Lawrence (1885-1930)
|The Prussian Officer|
By: Edmond Hamilton
The Stars, My Brothers
Edmond Hamilton (1904 – 1977) had a career that began as a regular and frequent contributor to Weird Tales magazine. The first hardcover publication of Science Fiction stories was a Hamilton compilation, and he and E.E. “Doc” Smith are credited with the creation of the Space Opera type of story. He worked for DC Comics authoring many stories for their Superman and Batman characters. Hamilton was also married to fellow author Leigh Brackett. – Published in the May, 1962 issue of Amazing Stories “The Stars, My Brothers” gives us a re-animated astronaut plucked from a century in the past and presented with an alien world where the line between humans and animals is blurred.
|The Man Who Saw the Future|
By: Robert Sheckley (1928-2005)
3 Robert Sheckley short stories that demonstrate the breathof his fantastic imagination. In Watchbird, the question "can machines solve human problems?" is answered with a resounding YES! But there may be a few unforeseen glitches. Just a few. Warrior Race drops us into an alien race of warriors who fight in a way you will never be able to imagine until you listen. And Beside Still Waters is a gentle story that shows us a man who really wants to get away from it all ... sitting on a rock in the asteroid belt with only a robot for a friend. No girls allowed! A poignant and unsettling story to say the least.
|Beside Still Waters|
|Cost of Living|
|The Hour of Battle|
By: Padraic Colum (1881-1972)
The Golden Fleece and the Heroes Who Lived Before Achilles
This is Irish folklorist Padraic Colum's masterful retelling of many Greek myths, focusing on Jason and the Argonauts' quest to find the Golden Fleece. He also includes the stories of Atalanta, Heracles, Perseus, Theseus, and others.
By: Ben Bova (1932-)
|The Next Logical Step|
By: Thomas Nelson Page (1853-1922)
|"A Soldier Of The Empire"|
|The Burial of the Guns|
|Mam' Lyddy's Recognition 1908|
|The Long Hillside A Christmas Hare-Hunt In Old Virginia 1908|
|"Run To Seed" 1891|
|Old Jabe's Marital Experiments 1908|
|The Sheriffs Bluff 1908|
|The Spectre In The Cart 1908|
|P'laski's Tunament 1891|
By: Edith Nesbit (1858-1924)
By: Morgan Robertson (1861-1915)
|The Grain Ship|
By: Jennie Hall (1875-1921)
Viking tales are tales from Iceland, featuring the king Halfdan and his son Harald.
By: Cecil Henry Bompas
Folklore of the Santal Parganas
This is an intriguing collection of folklore from the Santal Parganas, a district in India located about 150 miles from Calcutta. As its Preface implies, this collection is intended to give an unadulterated view of a culture through its folklore. It contains a variety of stories about different aspects of life, including family and marriage, religion, and work. In this first volume, taken from Part I, each story is centered around a particular human character. These range from the charmingly clever (as in the character, The Oilman, in the story, “The Oilman and His Sons”) to the tragically comical (as in the character, Jhore, in the story “Bajun and Jhore”)...
By: Robert Michael Ballantyne (1825-1894)
|Personal Reminiscences in Book Making and Some Short Stories|
By: James Blish (1921-1975)
By: Frederik Pohl (1919-)
By: Clifford D. Simak (1904-1988)
|The Street That Wasn't There|
By: Fritz Leiber (1910-1992)
|What's He Doing in There?|
Three Science Fiction Stories by Fritz Leiber
The Moon is Green, Bread Overhead and What's He Doing In There?! Three of the best known and loved Science Fiction short stories by the wonderful Fritz Lieber. Always tongue in cheek, and always with a funny twist, Leiber deftly shows how humans will adapt to or mess up the future. In ways that only humans can.
By: Max Beerbohm (1872-1956)
In order to liven up the literary history of Great Britain in the 1890s (as if Oscar Wilde, Stevenson, Kipling, Hardy, etc., were not lively enough) Max Beerbohm wrote short biographies of six imaginary writers. Though their works of course no longer exist, he leaves the impression that the literary world is really none the poorer. It is, of course, the six men themselves (Beerbohm himself is the seventh man of the title) who are worth our attention. ( Nicholas Clifford) Note that the Gutenberg edition of Seven Men is incomplete, but the missing sections may be found separately James Pethel http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/759 E.V. Laider http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/761
By: Walter Pater (1839-1894)
By: Théophile Gautier (1811-1872)
|The Mummy's Foot|
By: Anstey, F. (1856-1934)
The Black Poodle and Other Tales
This is a collection of ten humorous short stories
By: Prosper Mérimée (1803-1870)
|How The Redoubt Was Taken 1896|
By: Stewart Edward White (1873-1946)
Blazed Trail Stories and Stories Of The Wild Life
Thirteen short stories by a popular writer of the early 20th century (not to be confused with an earlier book Blazed Trail). White's books were popular at a time when America was losing its vanishing wilderness. He was a keen observer of the beauties of nature and human nature, yet could render them in a plain-spoken style. Based on his own experience, whether writing camping journals or Westerns, he included pithy and fun details about cabin-building, canoeing, logging, gold-hunting, and guns and fishing and hunting...
By: Susan Glaspell (1876-1948)
In this collection of short stories, Susan Glaspell examines the unique character of America and its people.
By: Cyrus Macmillan
Canadian Wonder Tales
This is a collection of folk tales originating in Canada, some from aboriginal oral tradition and others due to early French, Scottish, Irish and British colonists. They are presented as “fables” though many are without obvious moral.