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By: Henry Hasse (1913-1977)

Book cover Walls of Acid

By: Henry James (1843-1916)

The Real Thing by Henry James The Real Thing

The Real Thing is, on one level, a somewhat ironic tale of an artist and two rather particular models. Yet it also raises questions about the relationship between the notion of reality in our humdrum world, and the means that an artist must use in trying to achieve, or reflect, that reality. Though the protagonist is an artist and illustrator of books, not a writer, it's not hard to imagine that James has himself, and other writers, in mind.

Book cover Some Short Stories [by Henry James]
Book cover Four Meetings

By: Henry Josephs

Book cover The Fourth Invasion

By: Henry Lawson (1867-1922)

Book cover While the Billy Boils
Book cover On the Track
Book cover Over the Sliprails

By: Henry Rider Haggard (1856-1925)

Book cover Hunter Quatermain's Story

By: Henry Slesar (1927-2002)

Book cover My Father, the Cat
Book cover The Delegate from Venus
Book cover Reluctant Genius
Book cover Dream Town

By: Henry van Dyke

The Spirit of Christmas by Henry van Dyke The Spirit of Christmas

A collection of short Christmas works by the author of The Story of the Fourth Wise Man

By: Henry Van Dyke (1852-1933)

Book cover The Mansion

By: Henry van Dyke (1852-1933)

Book cover Blue Flower

"Sometimes short stories are brought together like parcels in a basket. Sometimes they grow together like blossoms on a bush. Then, of course, they really belong to one another, because they have the same life in them. ...There is such a thought in this book. It is the idea of the search for inward happiness, which all men who are really alive are following, along what various paths, and with what different fortunes! Glimpses of this idea, traces of this search, I thought that I could see in certain tales that were in my mind,—tales of times old and new, of lands near and far away...

By: Henry Van Dyke (1852-1933)

Book cover The Ruling Passion; tales of nature and human nature
The Unknown Quantity A Book of Romance and Some Half-Told Tales by Henry Van Dyke The Unknown Quantity A Book of Romance and Some Half-Told Tales
Book cover Fisherman's Luck and Some Other Uncertain Things
Book cover The Unruly Sprite A Partial Fairy Tale

By: Herbert B. Livingston

Book cover Daughters of Doom

By: Herbert D. Kastle

Book cover The First One

By: Herman Melville (1819-1891)

Bartleby, the Scrivener by Herman Melville Bartleby, the Scrivener

Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street is a novella by the American novelist Herman Melville (1819–1891). It first appeared anonymously in two parts in the November and December 1853 editions of Putnam's Magazine, and was reprinted with minor textual alterations in his The Piazza Tales in 1856.

By: Hermann Sudermann (1857-1928)

Book cover The Indian Lily and Other Stories

By: Heywood Broun (1888-1939)

Seeing Things at Night by Heywood Broun Seeing Things at Night

This Book is a collection of humorous short stories which describe the comedy in everyday things and situations.

By: Hjalmar Hjorth Boyesen (1848-1895)

Book cover Tales from Two Hemispheres
Book cover Ilka on the Hill-Top and Other Stories
Book cover A Good-For-Nothing 1876

By: Horace Brown Fyfe (1918-1997)

Book cover Irresistible Weapon
Book cover A Transmutation of Muddles
Book cover The Outbreak of Peace
Book cover Flamedown
Book cover Satellite System
Book cover The Talkative Tree
Book cover Exile

By: Horace Smith (1836-1922)

Book cover Interludes being Two Essays, a Story, and Some Verses

By: Irvin S. Cobb (1876-1944)

Book cover From Place to Place
Book cover The Escape of Mr. Trimm His Plight and other Plights
Book cover A Plea for Old Cap Collier

By: Irving E. Cox

Book cover The Guardians

By: Irving W. Lande

Book cover Slingshot

By: Ivan S. Turgenev (1818-1883)

Book cover A Nobleman's Nest
Book cover The Rendezvous 1907

By: J. A. Taylor

Book cover Far from Home

By: J. Anthony Ferlaine

Book cover One Out of Ten

By: J. B. Woodley

Book cover With a Vengeance

By: J. Francis McComas (1911-1978)

Book cover Criminal Negligence

By: Jack Douglas

Book cover Dead World
Book cover Test Rocket!

By: Jack Egan

Book cover Cully

By: Jack G. Huekels

Book cover Advanced Chemistry

By: Jack London (1876-1916)

The Sea Wolf by Jack London The Sea Wolf

A maritime classic acclaimed for its exciting adventure, The Sea Wolf offers a thrilling tale of life at sea, while exploring the many difficulties that may erupt on board a ship captained by a brutally hedonistic and controlling individual. Additionally, the psychological adventure novel covers several themes including mutiny, existentialism, individualism, brutality, and the intrinsic will to survive. The novel sets into motion when its protagonist, the soft and cultivated scholar Humphrey van Weyden, is witness to a precarious collision between his ferry and another ship...

The Faith of Men by Jack London The Faith of Men

A collection of short stories by author Jack London

The Jacket (or Star Rover) by Jack London The Jacket (or Star Rover)

This book by Jack London was published under the name of "The Jacket" in the UK and "The Star Rover" in the US. A framing story is told in the first person by Darrell Standing, a university professor serving life imprisonment in San Quentin State Prison for murder. Prison officials try to break his spirit by means of a torture device called "the jacket," a canvas jacket which can be tightly laced so as to compress the whole body, inducing angina. Standing discovers how to withstand the torture by entering a kind of trance state, in which he walks among the stars and experiences portions of past lives...

Book cover Love of Life and Other Stories
Book cover South Sea Tales
Book cover When God Laughs, and Other Stories

This collection of Jack London's short stories touches on a variety of topics, from his love of boxing, to relationships between criminals, to the trials of life and travel on many frontiers, to an allegory about a king who desired a nose. London is considered a master of the short story, a form much more to his liking and personality than his novels. He was active and quick of mind and the short story suited him well.

Book cover Children of the Frost
Book cover Road

Jack London credited his skill of story-telling to the days he spent as a hobo learning to fabricate tales to get meals from sympathetic strangers. In The Road, he relates the tales and memories of his days on the hobo road, including how the hobos would elude train crews and his travels with Kelly’s Army.

Book cover The Red One

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