By: Robert Sheckley (1928-2005)
|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: E. T. A. Hoffmann (1776-1822)
|Stories by Foreign Authors: German — Volume 1|
By: Susan Glaspell (1876-1948)
In this collection of short stories, Susan Glaspell examines the unique character of America and its people.
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: John Wood Campbell (1910-1971)
|The Last Evolution|
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: 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: 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|