By: Charles B. Cory (1857-1921)
Montezuma's Castle and Other Weird Tales
This is a collection of weird tales inspired from the natural history expeditions of the author, an independently wealthy bird collector, Olympic golfer, writer of many books on birds of the world, and, as evidenced in these pages, a fine storyteller to boot.
By: Charles Dickens
Three Ghost Stories
As a gifted writer with a strong interest in supernatural phenomena, Charles Dickens produced a string of ghost stories with enduring charm. Three of them are presented here, of which The Signal Man is one of the best known. Though quite different from his most celebrated realistic and humorous critical novels, these ghost stories, Gothic and grotesque as they are, are of good portrayal, and worth a read/listen. Summary by Vivian Chan
|Some Christmas Stories|
The Wreck of the Golden Mary
A short story of a ship wreck in 1851 trying to round Cape Horn on its way to the California gold fields. Poignant and well written. (
Mudfog and Other Sketches
The Mudfog Papers was written by Victorian era novelist Charles Dickens and published from 1837–38 in the monthly literary serial Bentley's Miscellany, which he then edited. They were first published as a book as 'The Mudfog Papers and Other Sketches. The Mudfog Papers relates the proceedings of the fictional 'The Mudfog Society for the Advancement of Everything', a Pickwickian parody of the British Association for the Advancement of Science founded in York in 1831, one of the numerous Victorian learned societies dedicated to the advancement of Science...
|To Be Read at Dusk|
|Sketches of Young Couples|
|Sketches of Young Gentlemen|
By: Charles E. Fritch (1927-)
|I Like Martian Music|
|The Odyssey of Sam Meecham|
By: Charles Fenno Hoffman (1806-1884)
|The Man In The Reservoir|
By: Charles Franklin Carter
|Old Mission Stories of California|
By: Charles George Douglas Roberts (1860-1943)
|Earth's Enigmas A Volume of Stories|
By: Charles Hanson Towne (1877-1949)
|The Best Short Stories of 1921 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story|
By: Charles Heber Clark (1841-1915)
|Frictional Electricity From "The Saturday Evening Post."|
By: Charles K. (Charles Kellogg) Field (1873-)
|Stanford Stories Tales of a Young University|
By: Charles Knight (1791-1873)
Mind Amongst the Spindles
Lowell Massachusetts was founded in the 1820s as a planned manufacturing center for textiles and is located along the rapids of the Merrimack River, 25 miles northwest of Boston. By the 1850s Lowell had the largest industrial complex in the United States. The textile industry wove cotton produced in the South. In 1860, there were more cotton spindles in Lowell than in all eleven states combined that would form the Confederacy. Mind Amongst the Spindles is a selection of works from the Lowell Offering, a monthly periodical collecting contributed works of poetry and fiction by the female workers of the textile mills...
By: Charles Louis Fontenay (1917-2007)
|Service with a Smile|
|The Jupiter Weapon|
|The Gift Bearer|
By: Charles Reade (1814-1884)
|Stories by English Authors: England|
By: Charles Saphro
By: Charles V. De Vet (1911-1997)
|There is a Reaper ...|
|Monkey On His Back|
By: Charlotte Niese (1854-1935)
|The Story Of The Little Mamsell|
By: Chas. A. Stopher
By: Clara Dillingham Pierson (1868-1952)
Among the Pond People
Lovely book for children written by teacher and naturalist Clara Dillingham Pierson. This book in the "Among the People" series explores the animal inhabitants of a pond. The beautiful writing brings the pond creatures into being in the reader's imagination and allows them a glimpse of the mysterious lives being carried out above and below the water's surface.
By: Clifford D. Simak (1904-1988)
|The Street That Wasn't There|
By: D. H. Lawrence (1885-1930)
|The Prussian Officer|
By: Damon Francis Knight (1922-2002)
By: Dandin (6th Century)
Twenty Two Goblins
These 22 stories are told by the Goblin to the King Vikram. King Vikram faces many difficulties in bringing the vetala to the tantric. Each time Vikram tries to capture the vetala, it tells a story that ends with a riddle. If Vikram cannot answer the question correctly, the vampire consents to remain in captivity. If the king answers the question correctly, the vampire would escape and return to his tree. In some variations, the king is required to speak if he knows the answer, else his head will burst...
By: Dave Dryfoos (1915-2003)
|Waste Not, Want|
|Tree, Spare that Woodman|
By: David Carpenter Knight
|The Love of Frank Nineteen|
By: David Henry Keller (1880-1966)
|The Rat Racket|
By: David Mason
|Something Will Turn Up|
By: Demetrios Vikelas (1835-1908)
|Stories by Foreign Authors: Polish, Greek, Belgian, Hungarian|
By: Desmond Winter Hall (1909-1992)
|A Scientist Rises|
By: Dick Purcell
|Mr. Chipfellow's Jackpot|
By: Don Berry
|Sound of Terror|
By: Don Peterson
|The White Feather Hex|
By: Don Thompson (1935-1994)
|High Dragon Bump|
By: Donald E. Westlake (1933-)
|They Also Serve|
By: Douglass Sherley (1857-1917)
|Love Instigated: The Story of a Carved Ivory Umbrella Handle|
By: E. G. von Wald
By: E. T. A. Hoffmann (1776-1822)
|Stories by Foreign Authors: German — Volume 1|
By: Eando Binder
|Shipwreck in the Sky|
By: Ed M. Clinton (1926-2006)
By: Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849)
12 Creepy Tales
From the master of the psychological horror genre comes this brilliant collection 12 Creepy Tales by Edgar Allan Poe. It features some of his classics like The Tell-Tale Heart, The Black Cat and The Cask of Amontillado which are supreme examples of his craft. The Black Cat is a truly horrifying story of a death-row confession of guilt by a serial killer. The much loved family cat becomes the agent of his destruction and inevitable descent into crime and madness. Another superb story is The Facts in the Case of M Valdemar...
The Murders in the Rue Morgue
This story opens with a mother and daughter found brutally murdered inside a locked room in an upstairs apartment on a street in Paris. The police are baffled by both the ferocity of the crime and the lack of clues. Neighbors give conflicting evidence. Two friends are intrigued by the entire situation as reported in the newspapers. They decide to do a little investigating on their own. What they come up with is one of the most shocking and strangest of conclusions. The Murders in the Rue Morgue by Edgar Allan Poe is perhaps the first modern detective tale, though similar stories by Voltaire and ETA Hoffman did appear a few decades earlier...
Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym
Published in 1838, The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket is Poe’s only complete novel and concentrates on several sea adventures gone awry. The novel follows Arthur Gordon Pym, who finds himself in the center of gloomy occurrences on board numerous vessels, as his anticipated sea adventure takes a drastic shift in the wind. Shipwreck, starvation, mutiny, near death experiences and cannibalism are just some of the issues endured in the gripping, and at times gruesome novel. The adventure...
Two Poe Tales
Edgar Allan Poe is best known for his famous short horror stories; however, horror is not the only genre in which he wrote. How To Write a Blackwood Article and its companion piece A Predicament are satirical works exploring the pieces of the formula generally seen in short horror stories (”articles”) found in the Scottish periodical “Blackwood’s Magazine” and the successful misapplication of said formula by – horrors! – a woman author! – respectively.
The Works of Edgar Allan Poe, Raven Edition
This, the first of 5 volumes containing Poe's works, contains 8 of his short stories as well as reflections, critiques, and eulogies by others.
|The Fall of the House of Usher|
By: Edgar Pangborn (1909-1976)
|The Good Neighbors|
By: Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875-1950)
Jungle Tales of Tarzan
Jungle Tales of Tarzan is a collection of twelve loosely-connected short stories written by Edgar Rice Burroughs, comprising the sixth book in order of publication in his series about the title character Tarzan. Chronologically, the events recounted in it actually occur between chapters 12 and 13 of the first Tarzan novel, Tarzan of the Apes.
By: Edith Nesbit (1858-1924)
The Book of Dragons
Eight enchanting tales about a variety of whimsical dragons, by a master of the craft, E Nesbit, are contained in this absolutely delightful volume, The Book of Dragons. While it's essentially meant for children, there are plenty of adults who will find it irresistible enough to peek into and a most charming way to spend a magical hour. Beautifully illustrated by the enormously talented Harold Robert Millar, the Scottish designer and illustrator famed for his unique and imaginative illustrations, The Book of Dragons is sure to delight both first time readers of the unique writer Edith Nesbit and those who have found pleasure in her other works...
The Magic World
Talking cats, birds, fish and bells, wicked fairies, uglified princesses – adventure, magic, and more magic. A delightful collection of stories for children of all ages. The Magic World is an influential collection of twelve short stories by E. Nesbit. It was first published in book form in 1912 by Macmillan and Co. Ltd., with illustrations by H. R. Millar and Gerald Spencer Pryse. The stories, previously printed in magazines (like Blackie’s Children’s Annual), are typical of Nesbit’s arch, ironic, clever fantasies for children.
By: Edith Wharton (1862-1937)
The Greater Inclination
This is Edith Wharton's earliest published collection of short stories (1899). Like much of her later work, they touch on themes of marriage, male/female relationships, New York society, and the nature and purpose of art. One of the stories, "The Twilight of the God," is written as a short play. The role of Warland is read by mb, and the role of Oberville by Bruce Pirie.
This is Edith Wharton's second published collection of short stories (1901). One of these seven stories, "Copy: A Dialogue," is written as a short play. The role of Hilda is read by Arielle Lipshaw, and the role of Ventnor by Mark F. Smith.
|The Early Short Fiction of Edith Wharton — Part 1|
Tales of Men and Ghosts
Tales of Men and Ghosts was published as a collection in 1910, though the first eight of the stories had earlier appeared in Scribner's and the last two in the Century Magazine. Despite the title, the men outnumber the ghosts, since only "The Eyes" and "Afterward" actually call on the supernatural. In only two of the stories are women the central characters, though elsewhere they play important roles. Wharton enjoys subjecting her subjects -- all of them American gentlemen and gentlewomen, in the conventional senses of the word -- to various moral tests and sometimes ironic tests...
|The Descent of Man and Other Stories|
|The Hermit and the Wild Woman|
|Coming Home 1916|
|The Triumph Of Night 1916|
|The Choice 1916|
|Autres Temps... 1916|
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: Edmund H. Leftwich
|The Bell Tone|
By: Edmund Mitchell (1861-1917)
|Tales of Destiny|
By: Edna Ferber (1865-1968)
Buttered Side Down
"And so," the story writers used to say, "they lived happily ever after." Um-m-m—maybe. After the glamour had worn off, and the glass slippers were worn out, did the Prince never find Cinderella's manner redolent of the kitchen hearth; and was it never necessary that he remind her to be more careful of her finger-nails and grammar? After Puss in Boots had won wealth and a wife for his young master did not that gentleman often fume with chagrin because the neighbors, perhaps, refused to call on the lady of the former poor miller's son? It is a great risk to take with one's book-children...
This sparkling collection of 7 short stories by Ferber including some that are considered her all time best like The Woman Who Tried To be Good and The Maternal Feminine. Writing for and about women, Edna Ferber touches the very heart and soul of what it means to be human; to make good choices and bad; to be weak and strong. This was a very popular book when published in 1913
Emma McChesney and Company
This is the final volume in the trilogy following the smart, stylish, divorced and independent businesswoman Emma McChesney in her career from stenographer, then drummer (traveling salesman) to owner of her own company. (The first was Roast Beef, Medium and the second Personality Plus). Edna Ferber first gained success with these stories and later went on to write Show Boat, Giant and other well known books. First published in 1915, Emma's son, Jock, has moved to Chicago with his new wife. Emma decides to sell in South America and proves she has not lost her magic touch...
The Homely Heroine
Who ever heard of a plain and downright homely heroine? Isn't a heroine by definition beautiful? Well, Edna Ferber, in her well known style that later produced Show Boat and Giant, tells us about just such a heroine in the first of these four special short stories. They are special to me because of their insight into the deep courage and faith of 'ordinary' people, people like most of us. And of course our failings and frailties and sometimes, the prince does not marry the right person. The other stories are A Bush League Hero, What she Wore and The Man Who Came Back.
By: Edna Lyall (1857-1903)
The Autobiography of a Slander
The Autobiography of a Slander exposes the consequences of reckless words or, even worse, intentionally disparaging words. In this moral tale, told from the point of view of "the slander", Edna Lyall (pseudonym used by Ada Ellen Bayley) reveals her ideals and goals in life and relationships.
By: Edward Bellamy (1850-1898)
|The Blindman's World 1898|
|An Echo Of Antietam 1898|
|A Love Story Reversed 1898|
|With The Eyes Shut 1898|
|At Pinney's Ranch 1898|
|A Summer Evening's Dream 1898|
|The Cold Snap 1898|
|Hooking Watermelons 1898|
|Two Days' Solitary Imprisonment 1898|
|Potts's Painless Cure 1898|
|A Positive Romance 1898|
|The Old Folks' Party 1898|