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By: Wright, Orville and Wilbur (1871-1948 / 1867-1912)

The Early History of the Airplane by Wright, Orville and Wilbur 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)

Book cover A Young Man in a Hurry and Other Short Stories

By: James Branch Cabell (1879-1958)

Book cover The Certain Hour

By: Robert F. Young (1915-1986)

Book cover Star Mother
Book cover Collector's Item

By: Lord Dunsany (1878-1957)

Book cover Fifty-One Tales

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)

Book cover 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".

Book cover Dreamer's Tales

"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)

Book cover 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)

Book cover Essays and Tales

By: Kate Douglas Smith Wiggin (1856-1923)

Book cover The Village Watch-Tower
Book cover Homespun Tales
Book cover The Flag-Raising

By: Ivan S. Turgenev (1818-1883)

Book cover A Nobleman's Nest
Book cover The Rendezvous 1907

By: A. A. Milne (1882-1956)

Book cover Happy Days

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)

Book cover Two Sides of the Face Midwinter Tales
Book cover The Delectable Duchy
Book cover News from the Duchy
Book cover Wandering Heath
Book cover Corporal Sam and Other Stories
Book cover The Roll-Call Of The Reef

By: Elbert Hubbard (1856-1915)

Book cover Mintage

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)

Book cover The Tangled Threads
Book cover 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)

Book cover The Valor of Cappen Varra
Duel on Syrtis by Poul William Anderson Duel on Syrtis

By: Mary E. Wilkins Freeman (1852-1930)

Evelina's Garden by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman Evelina's Garden

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)

Book cover In the Year 2889

By: Emerson Hough (1857-1923)

The Singing Mouse Stories by Emerson Hough 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)

Book cover Donovan Pasha, and Some People of Egypt

By: Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881)

Book cover Ixion In Heaven

By: Rick Raphael (1919-1994)

Book cover A Filbert Is a Nut
Book cover Sonny

By: James H. Schmitz (1911-1981)

Book cover An Incident on Route 12
Book cover The Other Likeness
Book cover Watch the Sky
Book cover Oneness

By: Percy Fitzpatrick

The Outspan: Tales of South Africa 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)

Book cover 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)

Book cover The Indian Lily and Other Stories

By: Mary E Wilkins Freeman

Edgewater People by Mary E Wilkins Freeman Edgewater People

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)

Book cover 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)

Book cover Cicely and Other Stories

By: Maria Edgeworth (1767-1849)

Book cover Murad the Unlucky and Other Tales

By: Mildred Aldrich (1853-1928)

Told in a French Garden by Mildred Aldrich 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 by Anne Wales Abbott ed. 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)

Book cover Poisoned Pen

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)

Book cover Rídan The Devil And Other Stories 1899
Book cover A Memory Of The Southern Seas 1904
Book cover By Reef and Palm
Book cover The Colonial Mortuary Bard; "'Reo," The Fisherman; and The Black Bream Of Australia 1901
Book cover In The Far North 1901
Book cover "Old Mary" 1901
Book cover "Five-Head" Creek; and Fish Drugging In The Pacific 1901
Book cover "Pig-Headed" Sailor Men From "The Strange Adventure Of James Shervinton and Other Stories" - 1902
Book cover Rodman The Boatsteerer And Other Stories 1898
Book cover Foster's Letter Of Marque A Tale Of Old Sydney - 1901
Book cover Susâni 1901
Book cover Sarréo 1901
Book cover Officer And Man 1901
Book cover The Brothers-In-Law: A Tale Of The Equatorial Islands; and The Brass Gun Of The Buccaneers 1901
Book cover Pâkia 1901
Book cover "Martin Of Nitendi"; and The River Of Dreams 1901
Book cover John Corwell, Sailor And Miner; and, Poisonous Fish 1901
Book cover 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)

Book cover The Best Short Stories of 1917 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story
Book cover The Best Short Stories of 1915 And the Yearbook of the American Short Story
Book cover The Best Short Stories of 1920 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story
Book cover The Best Short Stories of 1919 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story

By: Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson (1832-1910)

Book cover Stories by Foreign Authors: Scandinavian

By: Timothy S. Arthur (1809-1885)

Book cover The Last Penny and Other Stories
Book cover Who Are Happiest? and Other Stories

By: Pansy (1841-1930)

Divers Women by Pansy Divers Women

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)

Book cover Sac-Au-Dos 1907

By: Fredric Brown (1906-1972)

Book cover Earthmen Bearing Gifts
Book cover Two Timer
Book cover Keep Out
Book cover Hall of Mirrors

By: Various

Book cover 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)

Book cover Old Rambling House

By: Maksim Gorky (1868-1936)

Book cover Creatures That Once Were Men

By: L. Adams Beck (1862-1931)

The ninth vibration and other stories by L. Adams Beck 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)

Book cover Pardners
Book cover Laughing Bill Hyde and Other Stories

By: Rossiter Johnson (1840-1931)

Book cover 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...

Book cover Stories of Comedy

By: Hamlin Garland (1860-1940)

Book cover Main-Travelled Roads

By: Laurence M. Janifer (1933-2002)

Book cover Lost in Translation
Book cover The Man Who Played to Lose
Book cover Sight Gag
Book cover Mex

By: Temple Bailey (-1953)

Book cover The Gay Cockade

By: Henry Lawson (1867-1922)

Book cover While the Billy Boils
Book cover On the Track
Book cover Over the Sliprails

By: Francis Hopkinson Smith (1838-1915)

Book cover Abijah's Bubble
Book cover The Veiled Lady and Other Men and Women
Book cover A Gentleman's Gentleman 1909
Book cover The Parthenon By Way Of Papendrecht

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