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By: Alvin Heiner
By: Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914?)
The Parenticide Club
Ambrose Bierce (1842 – 1914?), best known as journalist, satirist and short story writer. Cynical in outlook, economical in style; Bierce vanished while an observer with Pancho Villa’s army. Four grotesque short stories about murder within the family, seen through the gently innocent eyes of family members … usually the murderer himself.My favorite murder (00:23)Oil of Dog (20:13)An Imperfect Conflagration (29:32)The Hypnotist (37:14)
Can Such Things Be?
24 short stories in fairly typical Bierce fashion - ghostly, spooky, to be read (or listened to) in the dark, perhaps with a light crackling fire burning dimly in the background. Stories of ghosts, apparitions, and strange, inexplicable occurrences are prevalent in these tales, some of which occur on or near Civil War fields of battle, some in country cottages, and some within urban areas. Can Such Things Be? implies and relates that anything is possible, at any time.
|An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge|
In the Midst of Life; Tales of Soldiers and Civilians
These stories detail the lives of soldiers and civilians during the American Civil War. This is the 1909 edition. The 1909 edition omits six stories from the original 1891 edition; these six stories are added to this recording (from an undated English edition). The 1891 edition is entitled In The Midst Of Life; Tales Of Soldiers And Civilians. The Wikipedia entry for the book uses the title Tales of Soldiers and Civilians. Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce (June 24, 1842 – after December 26, 1913) was an American editorialist, journalist, short story writer, fabulist and satirist...
|The Damned Thing 1898, From "In the Midst of Life"|
By: Amy Walton (1848-1899)
Kitchen Cat and Other Stories
These are three stories that will delight your heart and soul. The little girl Ruth in the first story is very privileged young lady with everything she could wish for except,of course, for companionship. Her mother has passed away and her father is a very busy lawyer who barely notices she is there. But then Ruth finds a scruffy, skinny and mostly ugly cat; the cat who lives in the kitchen and cellars,hence The Kitchen Cat. Her attempts to befriend this stray despite insurmountable obstsacles make this story a really heart warming tale...
By: Anatole France (1844-1924)
|The Well of Saint Clare|
|Balthasar and Other Works - 1909|
By: Anderson Horne
|The Day of the Dog|
By: Andre Norton (1912-2005)
|All Cats Are Gray|
|The Gifts of Asti|
By: Andrew Lang (1844-1912)
The Arabian Nights
The Arabian Nights is a collection of Perso-Arabic folk tales and other stories. The collection, or at least certain stories drawn from it (or purporting to be drawn from it), became widely known in the West from the 18th century, after it was translated from the Arabic — first into French and then into English and other European languages. The first English language edition, based on Galland’s French rather than the original Arabic, rendered the title as The Arabian Nights’ Entertainment – and this, or simply The Arabian Nights, has been the title by which it has been best known to English-speaking people ever since.
The Pink Fairy Book
All people in the world tell nursery tales to their children, and the stories are apt to be like each other everywhere. A child who has read the Blue and Red and Yellow Fairy Books will find some old friends with new faces in the Pink Fairy Book. Courage, youth, beauty, kindness, have many trials, but they always win the battle; while witches, giants, unfriendly cruel people, are on the losing hand. So it ought to be, and so, on the whole, it is and will be; and that is all the moral of fairy tales...
The Olive Fairy Book
Andrew Lang’s Olive Fairy Book (1907) was a beautifully produced and illustrated edition of fairy tales that has become a classic. This was one of many other collections of fairy tales, collectively known as Andrew Lang’s Fairy Books.
|Grass of Parnassus|
By: Anna Fuller (1853-1916)
|A Bookful of Girls|
By: Anna Katharine Green (1846-1935)
Missing: Page Thirteen
Violet Strange, a clever petite detective, is called upon to solve the mystery of a page gone missing from an important document. The futures of several people, including an eccentric misanthrope, a chemical scientist, a bride and groom, depend on the quick resolution of this problem. In solving one mystery, she uncovers another which dates back many years.
The Amethyst Box
On the evening before his marriage, Sinclair loses a precious curiosity from his collection: an amethyst box, containing a tiny flask of deadly poison. He suspects that this poison is in the possession of either his betrothed or her cousin, the girl his best friend Worthington loves. Turning to Worthington for help, they try to recover the box before the poison can be administered...
|Midnight In Beauchamp Row 1895|
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: Anne Walker
|A Matter of Proportion|
By: Annie F. Johnston (1863-1931)
|Cicely and Other Stories|
By: Annie Hamilton Donnell (1862-)
By: Annie Trumbull Slosson (1838-1926)
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...
Child’s New Story Book
Short and sweet stories for children.
Tiny Story Book
Short and sweet stories for children.
|Adventures of a Sixpence in Guernsey by A Native|
Incidents of Childhood
Short stories for children that hide practical lessons within charming glimpses of life in England in the Early 19th Century.
By: Anstey, F. (1856-1934)
The Black Poodle and Other Tales
This is a collection of ten humorous short stories
By: Anthony Hope (1863-1933)
By: Anthony Trollope (1815-1882)
What is it like to be a fox hunted by hounds? We find out through the senses of an escaped convict as he struggles to free himself from would-be captors. The struggle is brutal. In the end, we are left wondering which person really wins--the pursued or the pursuer. Or perhaps which one is now the pursuer, which the pursued.
|An Unprotected Female at the Pyramids|
|The Courtship of Susan Bell|
|The Mistletoe Bough|
|The Man Who Kept His Money in a Box|
|The Parson's Daughter of Oxney Colne|
|A Ride Across Palestine|
|Miss Sarah Jack of Spanish Town, Jamaica|
|Relics of General Chasse|
|The House of Heine Brothers|
|La Mere Bauche|
|John Bull on the Guadalquivir|
|O'Conors of Castle Conor|
|Mrs. General Talboys|
|George Walker at Suez|
Why Frau Frohmann Raised Her Prices and Other Stories
A collection of five stories by Anthony Trollope: Why Frau Frohmann Raised Her Prices; The Lady of Launay; Christmas at Thompson Hall; The Telegraph Girl; and Alice Dugdale
These 'tales' describe a series of encounters between various magazine editors and those who wish to have their works published. While containing some amusing bits, the tales are relatively grim, compared to most Trollope stories. The Turkish Bath: This editor, visiting a Turkish bath, is accosted by an Irish stranger, who, after some conversation, requests to submit a manuscript to the magazine. The editor's reactions to the solicitation and subsequent familiarity with the writer's circumstances forms the frame of the story...
By: Anton Chekhov (1860-1904)
The Tales of Chekhov
This is the first of thirteen volumes of Anton Chekhov’s short stories, translated by Constance Garnett. Anton Chekhov was a Russian doctor who turned to fiction as a hobby, and quickly blossomed into one of the masters of the short story genre. Though he is arguably best known for his dramatic works, such as The Cherry Orchard, his stories are widely considered to be some of the most perfect examples of short fiction ever written. Constance Black Garnett was an English housewife who taught herself Russian as a hobby, and subsequently introduced the English-speaking world to some of the greatest Russian authors, including Chekhov and Dostoevsky...
|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: Arnold Bennett (1867-1931)
Tales of the Five Towns
This is a selection of short stories recounting, with gentle satire and tolerant good humour, the small town provincial life at the end of the nineteenth century, based around the six towns in the county of Staffordshire, England, known as the Potteries. Arnold Bennett chose to fictionalize these towns by changing their names and omitting one (Fenton) as he apparently felt that “Five Towns” was more euphonious than “Six Towns”. The real town names which are thinly disguised in the novel are: Hanley, Longton, Burslem and Tunstal, the fifth, Stoke became “Knype”...
Matador of the Five Towns and Other Stories
Twenty-two short stories by Arnold Bennett, mainly set in the 'Five Towns', Bennett's name for the pottery manufacturing towns of the English midlands
By: Arnold Castle
By: Arnold Marmor
|Spies Die Hard!|
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: Arthur Christopher Benson (1862-1925)
|Paul the Minstrel and Other Stories Reprinted from The Hill of Trouble and The Isles of Sunset|
|The Isles of Sunset|
By: Arthur Dekker Savage
|Trees Are Where You Find Them|
By: Arthur Feldman
By: Arthur G. Hill
|The Terrible Answer|
By: Arthur Porges (1915-2006)
By: Arthur Schnitzler (1862-1931)
|The Dead Are Silent 1907|
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: Asa Don Dickinson (1876-1960)
The Children's Book of Christmas Stories
Many librarians have felt the need and expressed the desire for a select collection of children's Christmas stories in one volume. This book claims to be just that and nothing more. Each of the stories has already won the approval of thousands of children, and each is fraught with the true Christmas spirit. It is hoped that the collection will prove equally acceptable to parents, teachers, and librarians.
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: August William Derleth (1909-1971)
By: Augusta Groner (1850-1929)
Case Of The Registered Letter
A man is found shot dead and the man to whom all evidence points insists he is innocent.
By: Augustus Allen Hayes (1837-1892)
|The Denver Express From "Belgravia" for January, 1884|
By: Barbara Baynton (1857-1929)
Bush Studies is a short story collection published in London in 1902. Baynton presents a grimly realist view of bush life in Australia for women in colonial Australia. She wrote in response to Henry Lawson's romantic depiction of bush life during the same era.
By: Barbara Constant
|The Sound of Silence|
By: Baroness Emmuska Orczy (1865-1947)
Castles in the Air
Baroness Emma Orczy (full name: Emma (”Emmuska”) Magdolna Rozália Mária Jozefa Borbála Orczy de Orczi) (September 23, 1865 – November 12, 1947) was a British novelist, playwright and artist of Hungarian noble origin. She was most notable for her series of novels featuring the Scarlet Pimpernel. Castles in the Air, a short novel or perhaps more like a collection of short stories with memories of a French rogue in the early 19th century Paris, was published in 1921 and about it I quote from the foreword: In very truth my good friend Ratichon is an unblushing liar, thief, a forger–anything you will; his vanity is past belief, his scruples are non-existent...
By: Barry Pain (1864-1928)
A gentle, yet deliciously humourous series of anecdotes following the life of the main character and his wife, Eliza.
Stories in Grey
This is a collection of short stories by Barry Pain. Pain was well-known in his time for his supernatural and horror stories. This collection contains 15 interesting examples of his work. - Summary by Carolin
Stories without Tears
This is a collection of short stories by Barry Pain, first published in 1914. While generally best-known for his horror and supernatural fiction, Barry Pain turns to general fiction, mystery, and humour in this volume. Sorely needed in 1914, one might say, and perhaps also sorely needed today. - Summary by Carolin
By: Bascom Jones
By: Basil Wells (1912-2003)
|Moment of Truth|
By: Bayard Taylor (1825-1878)
|Beauty and the Beast, and Tales of Home|
|Who Was She? From "The Atlantic Monthly" for September, 1874|
By: Beatrix Potter (1866-1943)
Great Big Treasury of Beatrix Potter
Whether you're a parent or a child, a young reader or an older one, the Great Big Treasury of Beatrix Potter is indeed just that – a treasure chest of delightful, charming little stories full of animals and people. Beatrix Potter today has spawned a whole industry of merchandise, games and theme parks, but the stories remain as fresh and sparkling as they were when they first came out in 1901. The Great Big Treasury contains three collections compiled into one enchanting volume - The Giant Treasury of Peter Rabbit, Further Tales of Peter Rabbit and The Giant Treasury of Beatrix Potter...
Collection of Beatrix Potter Stories
What can we say about the delightful Beatrix Potter stories? Starting with the naughty Peter Rabbit and his mis-adventures, progressing through The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle whose funny name is just the start of the interesting things about her, then expounding on the Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck, and many many more, these stories are all gems of the art of story telling. This is your chance to enjoy reading them aloud and recording them for children to enjoy listening to in the years and decades to come. Aren't you curious to learn more about the Fierce Bad Rabbit? Or the Tale of the Two Bad Mice? This is your chance to read aloud. And remember to have fun !!
By: Ben Bova (1932-)
|The Next Logical Step|
By: Benjamin A. (Benjamin Alexander) Heydrick (1871-1932?)
|Americans All Stories of American Life of To-Day|
By: Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881)
|Ixion In Heaven|