By: Anton Chekhov (1860-1904)
|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: 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
|The Long Hillside A Christmas Hare-Hunt In Old Virginia 1908
|Mam' Lyddy's Recognition 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.