By: Eleanor Hallowell Abbott (1872-1958)
The Indiscreet Letter
Three fellow travelers on a train enter into a discussion concerning what they would call an ‘indiscreet letter.’ The discussion albeit short, produces some rather interesting revelations during the journey and at journey’s end.
By: Elia Wilkinson Peattie (1862-1935)
|The Shape of Fear|
|A Mountain Woman|
|A Michigan Man 1891|
By: Elizabeth Gaskell
The Grey Woman
A “Bluebeard” story in which a young woman marries a man whom she discovers has killed his previous wives and is trying to kill her as well.
|The Grey Woman and other Tales|
By: Elizabeth Stoddard (1823-1902)
|Lemorne Versus Huell|
By: Ellen Newbold La Motte (1873-1961)
|Civilization Tales of the Orient|
By: Ellis Parker Butler (1869-1937)
|Pigs is Pigs|
|Solander's Radio Tomb|
|The Water goats and other troubles|
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: Émile Zola (1840-1902)
The Flood, trans. by an unknown translator
A well-to-do French farm family is destroyed by a flood. The story, thrilling to the very end, is told from the point of view of the family’s 70-year-old patriarch. The story speaks of the helplessness of mankind in the face of the forces of nature.
|Four Short Stories By Emile Zola|
By: Emilie Kip Baker
|Short Stories and Selections for Use in the Secondary Schools|
By: Emma Orczy (1865-1947)
The League of the Scarlet Pimpernel
Written by Baroness Orczy and first published in 1919, The League of the Scarlet Pimpernel is a sequel book to the classic adventure tale, The Scarlet Pimpernel. The book consists of eleven short stories about Sir Percy Blakeney’s exploits in rescuing various aristos and French citizens from the clutches of the guillotine. The stories which are listed below, are set in 1793 but appear in no particular order. They occasionally refer to events in other books in the series.
|The Dean's Watch|
By: Ernest Bramah (1868-1942)
Four Max Carrados Detective Stories
Ernest Bramah is mainly known for his ‘Kai Lung’ books – Dorothy L Sayers often used quotes from them for her chapter headings. In his lifetime however he was equally well known for his detective stories. Since Sherlock Holmes we have had French detectives, Belgian detectives, aristocratic detectives, royal detectives, ecclesiastical detectives, drunken detectives and even a (very) few quite normal happily married detectives. Max Carrados was however probably the first blind detective.
By: Ernest M. Kenyon
By: Ethel M. Dell (1881-1939)
|The Swindler and Other Stories|
|The Odds And Other Stories|
By: Eugene Field (1850-1895)
|Second Book of Tales|
|A Little Book of Profitable Tales|
|The Holy Cross and Other Tales|
By: Eva March Tappan (1854-1930)
Makers of Many Things
How are friction matches made? How do rags and trees become paper? Who makes the dishes on our tables? Published in 1916, this children's book explains the origins of everyday items in an entertaining and informative way. There are plenty of illustrations, so please feel free to read along.
By: Evelyn E. Smith (1927-2000)
|The Blue Tower|
|The Most Sentimental Man|
By: Everett B. Cole (1918-1977)
By: F. Clifford (Frank Clifford) Smith (1865-1937)
|A Lover in Homespun And Other Stories|
By: F. E. Hardart
|The Beast of Space|
By: F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
A life lived backwards, with events happening in reverse order forms the strange and unexpected framework of one of F Scott Fitzgerald's rare short stories. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button was published in Collier's in 1927 and the idea came to Fitzgerald apparently from a quote of Mark Twain's in which he regretted that the best part of life came at the beginning and the worst at the end. Fitzgerald's concept of using this notion and turning the normal sequence of life on its head resulted in this delightful, thought provoking fantasy tale...