By: Mark Twain
Eve's Diary is a comic short story by Mark Twain. It was first published in the 1905 Christmas issue of the magazine Harper's Bazaar, and in book format in June 1906 by Harper and Brothers publishing house. It is written in the style of a diary kept by the first woman in the Judeao-Christian creation myth, Eve, and is claimed to be "translated from the original MS." The "plot" of this novel is the first-person account of Eve from her creation up to her burial by, her mate, Adam, including meeting and getting to know Adam, and exploring the world around her, Eden...
The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg, and Other Stories
“The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg” is a piece of short fiction by Mark Twain. It first appeared in Harper’s Monthly in December 1899, and was subsequently published by Harper Collins in the collection The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg and Other Stories and Sketches (1900). This recording contains all the stories and sketches from the 1900 Harper Collins publication.
The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg
The town of Hadleyburg had the reputation of being the most honest town in a wide area, indeed an incorruptible community. The elders took this reputation so to heart that they brought up their children shielded from all temptation and trained thoroughly in total honesty. However, a stranger passing through the community was seriously offended by the actions of residents of this Utopia, and he vowed to gain revenge. After several years he came up with the perfect plan to embarrass the town and expose its hypocrisy. (Introduction by Leonard Wilson)
Alonso Fitz and Other Stories
A collection of Twain short stories including:The Loves Of Alonzo Fitz Clarence And Rosannah EtheltonOn The Decay Of The Art Of LyingAbout Magnanimous-Incident Literature The Grateful Poodle The Benevolent Author The Grateful HusbandPunch, Brothers, PunchThe Great Revolution In PitcairnThe Canvasser's TaleAn Encounter With An InterviewerParis NotesLegend Of Sagenfeld, In GermanySpeech On The BabiesSpeech On The WeatherConcerning The American LanguageRogers
Sketches New and Old
This collection of 63 writings by Mark Twain was published in 1875. Among other sketches, it contains “The Jumping Frog” in the original English, followed by a French translation (read here by Caroline Sophie) which Twain re-translated into English, showing how the French translation of his work was “badly flawed.” In many of these sketches, Twain shows his talent for outrageous and hilarious inventiveness, often in reaction to current events.
The Curious Republic of Gondour and Other Whimsical Sketches
As the title reveals, these stories are a collection of some of Mark Twain's more fanciful and eccentric works. They run the gamut from political commentary to our species' need to "be remembered" somehow. Taken as a whole the stories are "whimsical". Taken individually, they speak the truth in different ways. (Introduction by John Greenman)
Some Rambling Notes of an Idle Excursion
Written for the Atlantic magazine in 1877, this is a collection of stories about a trip Mark Twain made with some friends to Bermuda. It contains fascinating descriptions of Bermuda the island, and some of its people as well as an explanation of why Bermuda's houses are "so white".
How to Tell a Story, and Other Essays
In his inimitable way, Mark Twain gives sound advice about how to tell a story, then lets us in on some curious incidents he experienced, and finishes with a trip that proves life-changing.
By: Mary Cholmondeley (1859-1925)
|The Lowest Rung Together with The Hand on the Latch, St. Luke's Summer and The Understudy|
By: Mary E. (Mary Ellen) Bamford
|Out of the Triangle: a story of the Far East|
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: Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman (1852-1930)
|The Copy-Cat and Other Stories|
By: Mary Gaunt (1861-1942)
|The Moving Finger|
By: Mary Hallock Foote (1847-1938)
Touch of the Sun and Other Stories
Four short stories by Mary Hallock Foote (1847–1938), an American author and illustrator. She is best known for her illustrated short stories and novels portraying life in the mining communities of the turn-of-the-century American West. She is famous for her stories of place, in which she portrayed the rough, picturesque life she experienced and observed in the old West, especially that in the early mining towns. She wrote several novels, and illustrated stories and novels by other authors for various publishers...
In Exile and Other Stories
Six short stories by Mary Hallock Foote (1847–1938), an American author and illustrator. She is best known for her illustrated short stories and novels portraying life in the mining communities of the turn-of-the-century American West. She is famous for her stories of place, in which she portrayed the rough, picturesque life she experienced and observed in the old West, especially that in the early mining towns. She wrote several novels, and illustrated stories and novels by other authors for various publishers...
By: Mary Hartwell Catherwood (1847-1902)
|The Indian On The Trail From "Mackinac And Lake Stories", 1899|
By: Mary Louisa Molesworth (1839-1921)
Five Minutes' Stories
This is a collection of short stories for children. Listeners may wish to have a look at the text at Project Gutenberg to see the many illustrations accompanying each story.
By: Mary Noailles Murfree (1850-1922)
|The Young Mountaineers Short Stories|
|The Christmas Miracle 1911|
|The Phantom Of Bogue Holauba 1911|
|Who Crosses Storm Mountain? 1911|
|The Lost Guidon 1911|
|His Unquiet Ghost 1911|
|Wolf's Head 1911|
|The Crucial Moment 1911|
|A Chilhowee Lily 1911|
|Una Of The Hill Country 1911|
By: Mary Russell Mitford (1787-1855)
|The Beauty Of The Village|
|The Widow's Dog|
|Miss Philly Firkin, The China-Woman|
|The London Visitor|
|Town Versus Country|
|Mr. Joseph Hanson, The Haberdasher|
|The Lost Dahlia|
By: Maud Lindsay (1874-1941)
"I have endeavored to write, for mothers and dear little children, a few simple stories, embodying some of the truths of Froebel's Mother Play...Most of these stories have been told and retold to little children, and are surrounded, in my eyes, by a halo of listening faces" from the Preface to Mother Stories by Maud Lindsay
Are you a story teller? Almost all of us are, you know. Well, these 12 stories were written by Maud Lindsay to be told by someone who can weave the magic thread of speech into a performance that will hold the children spellbound. And we don't need to be perfect, just willing to tell a story; that is really all children ask, someone willing to tell a story. 8 of Librivox's Story tellers have volunteered to tell these enchanting tales (and sometimes sing the sweet little melodies that are included...
By: Maurice Leblanc (1864-1941)
The Eight Strokes of the Clock
The Eight Strokes of the Clock is a collection of eight short stories by Maurice Leblanc. The stories have his most famous creation, Arsène Lupin, gentleman-thief, as main character. The eight stories, even though independent, have a leading thread: Lupin, under the name of Serge Rénine, trying to conquer the heart of a young lady, travels with her, solving eight mysteries on the way.
By: Max Pemberton (1863-1950)
|The Man Who Drove the Car|
By: Max Simon Nordau (1849-1923)
|How Women Love (Soul Analysis)|
By: Michael Barrett (1848-)
|Up in Ardmuirland|
By: Michel Verne (1861-1925)
|In the Year 2889|
By: Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (1547-1616)
The Exemplary Novels of Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Originally compiled by Cervantes himself in 1613 as a collection of "exemplary" stories, this translated version from 1881 brings these stories to the English reader. Included in the collection are twelve stories selected by Cervantes, including "A Deceitful Marriage," which famously transitions seamlessly and humorously into the "Dialogue Between Scipio and Berganze".
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: Montague Glass (1877-1934)
|The Competitive Nephew|
By: Morgan Robertson (1861-1915)
|The Grain Ship|
By: Morris Hershman (1920-)
|Spacemen Never Die!|
By: Mrs. Molesworth (1839-1921)
|The Thirteen Little Black Pigs and Other Stories|
By: Murray F. Yaco
|No Moving Parts|
By: Murray Leinster (1896-1975)
The Ambulance Made Two Trips
Big Jake Connors is taking over his town through violence, inimidation and bribery but Detective Sergeant Fitzgerald can only grind his teeth in frustration. The gangsters seem to have everything going their way until the day that a little dry cleaning establishment declines their offer of 'protection' and strange things start to happen. Murray Leinster gives us another wonderful product of 'what if' from his limitless imagination to enjoy in this gem of a story. Listen and smile.
|Attention Saint Patrick|
|Sam, This is You|
By: Nataly von Eschstruth (1860-1939)
|The Gray Nun|
By: Nathaniel Gordon
|The Golden Judge|