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By: Wright, Orville and Wilbur (1871-1948 / 1867-1912)
The Early History of the Airplane
The Brothers Orville (1871 - 1948) and Wilbur (1867 – 1912) Wright made the first controlled, powered and sustained heavier-than-air flight, on 17th December 1903. They were not the first to build and fly aircraft, but they invented the controls that were necessary for a pilot to steer the aircraft, which made fixed wing powered flight possible. The Early History of the Airplane consists of three short essays about the beginnings of human flight. The second essay retells the first flight: "This...
By: Robert W. Chambers (1865-1933)
|A Young Man in a Hurry and Other Short Stories|
By: James Branch Cabell (1879-1958)
|The Certain Hour|
By: Robert F. Young (1915-1986)
By: Lord Dunsany (1878-1957)
Very brief, well-crafted stories, many having surprise endings, all steeped in the dye of myth and calling to every reader's neglected imagination.
By: Lord Dunsany (1878-1957)
Gods of Pegāna
"The Gods of Pegāna" is the first book by Anglo-Irish fantasy writer Lord Dunsany, published on a commission basis in 1905... The book is a series of short stories linked by Dunsany's invented pantheon of deities who dwell in Pegāna. It was followed by a further collection "Time and the Gods" and by some stories in "The Sword of Welleran and Other Stories".
"A Dreamer's Tales" is the fifth book by Irish fantasy writer Lord Dunsany, considered a major influence on the work of H. P. Lovecraft, J. R. R. Tolkien, Ursula K. Le Guin, Michael Moorcock and others. "A Dreamer's Tales" is a collection of sixteen fantasy short stories, and varies from the wistfulness of "Blagdaross" to the horrors of "Poor Old Bill" and "Where the Tides Ebb and Flow" to the social satire of "The Day of the Poll." (text from Wikipedia articles on Lord Dunsany and "A Dreamer's Tales")
By: H. A. Guerber (1859-1929)
Story of the Greeks
This book is a collection of stories and histories about the Ancient Greeks, including many of their famous myths!
By: Joseph Addison (1672-1719)
|Essays and Tales|
By: Kate Douglas Smith Wiggin (1856-1923)
|The Village Watch-Tower|
By: Ivan S. Turgenev (1818-1883)
|A Nobleman's Nest|
|The Rendezvous 1907|
By: A. A. Milne (1882-1956)
Although best known for his Winnie the Pooh stories, A.A. Milne spent years as an editor at the English humor magazine Punch. These sprightly essays were chosen from the hundreds he wrote during that period. As usual, they are funny, wry, and poke fun at almost all of our human foibles. There are 6 short one act plays that he wrote to demonstrate the 6 allowable plots for amateur playwrights and they are absolutely hilarious. The other topics run the gamut from dogs to dates.
By: Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch (1863-1944)
|Two Sides of the Face Midwinter Tales|
|The Delectable Duchy|
|Corporal Sam and Other Stories|
|News from the Duchy|
|The Roll-Call Of The Reef|
By: Elbert Hubbard (1856-1915)
Elbert Hubbard is best known as the author of the "Little Journeys To The Homes of Famous People". These 11 short stores show the side of him that celebrated caring, friendship love among humans. The first describes how 5 frightened orphan children from a foreign country were cared for on a railroad journey of a thousand miles; all by strangers without any planning and without a word of English being spoken or needed. He observed caring human men and women of all ages doing whatever was necessary to see they reached their destination in whatever comfort could be provided...
By: Eleanor H. Porter (1868-1920)
|The Tangled Threads|
Across The Years
These 18 wonderful short stories by Eleanor H. Porter, the author of Pollyanna, deal with those marvelous and maddeningly frustrating creatures: human beings. As always, Porter describes real people with sensitivity and an insight into all of their variety that makes you say "I knew someone just like that". She is able to capture the faded, but not quite extinguished, dreams of the elderly and the bright hopes of youth. The theme of this collection is how we humans deal with life and love throughout our lives, "Across the Years", no matter where we are or what era we live in.
By: Poul William Anderson (1926-2001)
|The Valor of Cappen Varra|
|Duel on Syrtis|
By: Mary E. Wilkins Freeman (1852-1930)
This is a long short story from 1899, approximately 95 minutes more or less, about a mysterious woman living virtually alone on the outskirts of a small New England town in a mansion with a magnificent garden. (Introduction by BellonaTimes)
By: Michel Verne (1861-1925)
|In the Year 2889|
By: Emerson Hough (1857-1923)
The Singing Mouse Stories
The singing mouse tells tales of nature in songs. This book is for those who want to know how the mountains ate up the plains, what the waters said or where the city went.
By: Gilbert Parker (1862-1932)
|Donovan Pasha, and Some People of Egypt|
By: Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881)
|Ixion In Heaven|
By: Rick Raphael (1919-1994)
|A Filbert Is a Nut|
By: James H. Schmitz (1911-1981)
|An Incident on Route 12|
|The Other Likeness|
|Watch the Sky|
By: Percy Fitzpatrick
The Outspan: Tales of South Africa
Six poignant short stories reminiscent of life as a transport rider in the Transvaal veld in the days of the gold rush in South Africa at the end of the 19th century. From an early age Fitzpatrick believed that life should be enjoyed to the full and his honest and often moving style of writing leaves one richer for having known him.
By: Asa Don Dickinson (1876-1960)
Good Cheer Stories Every Child Should Know
This charming book has many stories that deal mostly with the holiday of Thanksgiving, perfectly suited for family listening and reading. and gathers in one volume tales of tasty turkeys, festive parties, generous gestures, and holiday cheer. The stories featured include works by such writers as Harriet Beecher Stowe, George Eliot, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and others. So if you want to listen to some great stories that bring out gratitude for life and a thanksgiving attitude, here are a bunch of the best.
By: Hermann Sudermann (1857-1928)
|The Indian Lily and Other Stories|
By: Mary E Wilkins Freeman
A collection of interrelated short stories concerning the townfolk of a few small New England villages at the turn of the last century.
By: Marguerite of Navarre (1492-1549)
Heptameron of the Tales of Margaret, Queen of Navarre, Vol. 1
THE HEPTAMERON, first published posthumously in 1558, is divided into seven complete days containing 10 stories each, and an eighth day containing only 2 stories. The stories, many of which deal with love and infidelity, resulted in "accusations of looseness" by critics of the day. The author, Margaret of Navarre (also known as Margaret of Angoulême) became an influential woman in the intellectual and cultural circles of the French Renaissance. From an 1892 essay by the translator George Saintsbury: "In so large a number of stories with so great a variety of subjects, it naturally cannot but be the case that there is a considerable diversity of tone...
By: Annie F. Johnston (1863-1931)
|Cicely and Other Stories|
By: Maria Edgeworth (1767-1849)
|Murad the Unlucky and Other Tales|
By: Mildred Aldrich (1853-1928)
Told in a French Garden
American friends begin to summer in a beautiful French country house when WWI breaks out. They decide not to evacuate as the war encroaches. Their interactions are interwoven by the stories that they take turns telling after dinner each night to stimulate their nightly conversation and distract their thoughts from the war.
By: Anne Wales Abbott ed. (1808-1908)
Autumn Leaves, Original Pieces in Prose and Verse
The pieces gathered into this volume were, with two exceptions, written for the entertainment of a private circle, without any view to publication. The editor would express her thanks to the writers, who, at her solicitation, have allowed them to be printed. They are published with the hope of aiding a work of charity,—the establishment of an Agency for the benefit of the poor in Cambridge,—to which the proceeds of the sale will be devoted.
By: Arthur B. Reeve (1880-1936)
The many adventures of Professor Craig Kennedy were chronicled by Arthur B. Reeve (October 15, 1880 - August 9, 1936). Reeve was an American mystery writer who created 82 Craig Kennedy mystery stories. The stories have a very Sherlock Holmes type feel, In fact Kennedy has been referred to as the "American Sherlock Holmes". Along with his reporter friend, Walter Jameson, Kennedy solves many crimes and unveils mysteries using science. This book contains twelve of Professor Kennedy's adventures. The interesting thing about these stories is Kennedy uses newly discovered science from his time period, which we take for granted today...
By: Louis Becke (1855-1913)
|Rídan The Devil And Other Stories 1899|
|A Memory Of The Southern Seas 1904|
|By Reef and Palm|
|The Colonial Mortuary Bard; "'Reo," The Fisherman; and The Black Bream Of Australia 1901|
|"Old Mary" 1901|
|"Five-Head" Creek; and Fish Drugging In The Pacific 1901|
|In The Far North 1901|
|"Pig-Headed" Sailor Men From "The Strange Adventure Of James Shervinton and Other Stories" - 1902|
|Rodman The Boatsteerer And Other Stories 1898|
|Foster's Letter Of Marque A Tale Of Old Sydney - 1901|
|"Martin Of Nitendi"; and The River Of Dreams 1901|
|The Brothers-In-Law: A Tale Of The Equatorial Islands; and The Brass Gun Of The Buccaneers 1901|
|Officer And Man 1901|
|John Corwell, Sailor And Miner; and, Poisonous Fish 1901|
|Âmona; The Child; And The Beast; And Others From "The Strange Adventure Of James Shervinton and Other Stories" - 1902|
By: Edward Joseph Harrington O'Brien (1890-1941)
|The Best Short Stories of 1917 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story|
|The Best Short Stories of 1915 And the Yearbook of the American Short Story|
|The Best Short Stories of 1920 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story|
|The Best Short Stories of 1919 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story|
By: Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson (1832-1910)
|Stories by Foreign Authors: Scandinavian|
By: Timothy S. Arthur (1809-1885)
|The Last Penny and Other Stories|
|Who Are Happiest? and Other Stories|
By: Pansy (1841-1930)
A collection of short stories, highlighting some of the best and worst characteristics we women are capable of in our Christianity and in our home life.
By: Joris-Karl Huysmans (1848-1907)
By: Fredric Brown (1906-1972)
|Earthmen Bearing Gifts|
|Hall of Mirrors|
International Short Stories Volume 3: French Stories
The third book of a three volume anthology of international short stories, we now turn to French stories. Authors include Honoré de Balzac, Voltaire, Guy de Maupassant, Victor Hugo and more. Compiled and translated by Francis J. Reynolds.
By: Frank Herbert (1920-1986)
|Old Rambling House|
By: Maksim Gorky (1868-1936)
|Creatures That Once Were Men|
By: L. Adams Beck (1862-1931)
The ninth vibration and other stories
This is a collection of the following short stories: The Ninth Vibration -- The Interpreter : A Romance of the East -- The Incomparable Lady : A Story of China with a Moral -- The Hatred of the Queen : A Story of Burma -- Fire of Beauty -- The Building of the Taj Majal -- How Great is the Glory of Kwannon! -- The Round-Faced Beauty. Many of them are romantic, some of them are fantasy and others are occult fiction.(Introduction by Linda Andrus)
By: Rex Ellingwood Beach (1877-1949)
|Laughing Bill Hyde and Other Stories|
By: Rossiter Johnson (1840-1931)
Stories of Mystery Little Classics, Volume 8 (of 18)
MANUAL OF SURGERY, OXFORD MEDICAL PUBLICATIONSBY ALEXIS THOMSON, F.R.C.S.Ed.PREFACE TO SIXTH EDITION Much has happened since this Manual was last revised, and many surgical lessons have been learned in the hard school of war. Some may yet have to be unlearned, and others have but little bearing on the problems presented to the civilian surgeon. Save in its broadest principles, the surgery of warfare is a thing apart from the general surgery of civil life, and the exhaustive literature now available on every aspect of it makes it unnecessary that it should receive detailed consideration in a manual for students...
|Stories of Comedy|
By: Hamlin Garland (1860-1940)
By: Laurence M. Janifer (1933-2002)
|Lost in Translation|
|The Man Who Played to Lose|
By: Temple Bailey (-1953)
|The Gay Cockade|
By: Henry Lawson (1867-1922)
|While the Billy Boils|
|On the Track|
|Over the Sliprails|
By: Francis Hopkinson Smith (1838-1915)
|The Veiled Lady and Other Men and Women|
|A Gentleman's Gentleman 1909|
Little Gray Lady
As every Christmas for the last 20 years, the Little Gray Lady lights a candle in her room and spends the evening alone, thinking of a great mistake she has made so long ago. This year, however, things are to play out differently..