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By: F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940)
Bernice Bobs Her Hair
Pretty but socially clueless Bernice lets her know-it-all cousin push her around, but eventually, something's gotta give! (Introduction by BellonaTimes)
By: Baroness Emmuska Orczy (1865-1947)
Castles in the Air
Baroness Emma Orczy (full name: Emma (”Emmuska”) Magdolna Rozália Mária Jozefa Borbála Orczy de Orczi) (September 23, 1865 – November 12, 1947) was a British novelist, playwright and artist of Hungarian noble origin. She was most notable for her series of novels featuring the Scarlet Pimpernel. Castles in the Air, a short novel or perhaps more like a collection of short stories with memories of a French rogue in the early 19th century Paris, was published in 1921 and about it I quote from the foreword: In very truth my good friend Ratichon is an unblushing liar, thief, a forger–anything you will; his vanity is past belief, his scruples are non-existent...
By: Henry James (1843-1916)
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.
|Some Short Stories [by Henry James]|
By: Anthony Trollope (1815-1882)
What is it like to be a fox hunted by hounds? We find out through the senses of an escaped convict as he struggles to free himself from would-be captors. The struggle is brutal. In the end, we are left wondering which person really wins--the pursued or the pursuer. Or perhaps which one is now the pursuer, which the pursued.
|An Unprotected Female at the Pyramids|
|The Courtship of Susan Bell|
|The Mistletoe Bough|
|The Man Who Kept His Money in a Box|
|The Parson's Daughter of Oxney Colne|
|A Ride Across Palestine|
|Miss Sarah Jack of Spanish Town, Jamaica|
|Relics of General Chasse|
|The House of Heine Brothers|
|La Mere Bauche|
|John Bull on the Guadalquivir|
|O'Conors of Castle Conor|
|Mrs. General Talboys|
|George Walker at Suez|
By: Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821-1881)
White Nights & Other Stories
White Nights and Other Stories by Fyodor Dostoyevsky is a compilation published in 1918 by The MacMillan Company, NY (USA) and Heinemann (UK). It contains these 7 works:- White Nights- Notes from the Underground- A Faint Heart- A Christmas Tree and a Wedding- Polzunkov- A Little Hero- Mr. Prohartchin
By: William Patten (1868-1946)
The Junior Classics
The purpose of The Junior Classics is to provide, in ten volumes containing about five thousand pages, a classified collection of tales, stories, and poems, both ancient and modern, suitable for boys and girls of from six to sixteen years of age.
Short Story Classics (American)
MANUAL OF SURGERY, OXFORD MEDICAL PUBLICATIONSBY ALEXIS THOMSON, F.R.C.S.Ed.PREFACE TO SIXTH EDITION Much has happened since this Manual was last revised, and many surgical lessons have been learned in the hard school of war. Some may yet have to be unlearned, and others have but little bearing on the problems presented to the civilian surgeon. Save in its broadest principles, the surgery of warfare is a thing apart from the general surgery of civil life, and the exhaustive literature now available on every aspect of it makes it unnecessary that it should receive detailed consideration in a manual for students...
International Short Stories Volume 1: American Stories
The first volume of a 3 volume anthology, this work focuses on American short stories and draws from Nathaniel Hawthorne, Anna Katherine Greene, James Fenimore Cooper, Edgar Allan Poe and many other favorites. Topics range from historical to science fiction, melodramatic to philosophic.
By: Walt Whitman (1819-1892)
The Wound Dresser
The Wound Dresser is a series of letters written from the hospitals in Washington by Walt Whitman during the War of the Rebellion to The New York Times, the Brooklyn Eagle and his mother, edited by Richard Maurice Burke, M.D., one of Whitman's literary executors.
By: Edith Nesbit (1858-1924)
Nine Unlikely Tales for Children
Nine original and, yes, unlikely fairy-tales, which include stories of the arithmetic fairy, the king who became a charming villa-residence and the dreadful automatic nagging machine. All are classic-Nesbit: charming, novel and not afraid to squeeze in a moral or two — told with proper fairy-tale style. Summary by Cori
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: Julian Hawthorne, editor
Library of the World's Best Mystery and Detective Stories
The Library of the World's Best Mystery and Detective Stories is a six-volume edition, which contains one hundred and one tales written by authors as diverse and separated by history as Pliny the Younger (first century AD), Voltaire (17th century) and Guy de Maupassant (19th century) and also from different parts of the world. This volume which is the first, contains twenty interesting stories, and an introduction by the editor. The fascinating aspect of mystery stories is that sometimes the author allows the puzzle to solve itself without expert detective aid, while in other cases, a sleuth bends his or her deductive powers to the mystery...
By: Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864)
The Great Stone Face and Other Tales of the White Mountains
A collection of four short stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne, the common theme of which is New Hampshire's White Mountains. Consists of: The Great Stone Face, written in 1850 and revolves around the 'Old Man of the Mountain (Cannon Mtn.) in New Hampshire which sadly collapsed on May 3, 2003; The Ambitious Guest, written in 1835; The Great Carbuncle, written in 1837; and Sketches From Memory, written sometime prior to The Great Carbuncle as will become obvious.
|The Great English Short-Story Writers, Volume 1|
|Mosses from an Old Manse and other stories|
|From Twice Told Tales|
Wonder Book for Girls and Boys
A Yankee student stays at a country house called Tanglewood during a golden New England fall. Also at the house are about a dozen children: younger cousins of the student and their friends of varying ages. The student, as much to amuse himself as to amuse the children, organises games and activities and tells stories. And the stories he tells are wild and fantastic. When his store of fairy tales and folk legends is exhausted he hits on the idea of retelling Greek Myths in his own style.We visit Tanglewood...
|The Snow Image and other stories|
|John Inglefield's Thanksgiving (From: "The Snow Image and Other Twice-Told Tales")|
|The Old Manse (From "Mosses from an Old Manse")|
|The Wives of the Dead (From: "The Snow Image and Other Twice-Told Tales")|
|The Christmas Banquet (From "Mosses from an Old Manse")|
|Main Street (From: "The Snow Image and Other Twice-Told Tales")|
|Buds and Bird Voices (From "Mosses from an Old Manse")|
|The Man of Adamant (From: "The Snow Image and Other Twice-Told Tales")|
|The New Adam and Eve (From "Mosses from an Old Manse")|
|Sunday at Home (From "Twice Told Tales")|
|The Hall of Fantasy (From "Mosses from an Old Manse")|
|A Virtuoso's Collection (From "Mosses from an Old Manse")|
|P.'s Correspondence (From "Mosses from an Old Manse")|
|Little Daffydowndilly (From: "The Snow Image and Other Twice-Told Tales")|
|Old Ticonderoga, a Picture of the Past (From: "The Snow Image and Other Twice-Told Tales")|
|Fire Worship (From "Mosses from an Old Manse")|
|The Old Apple Dealer (From "Mosses from an Old Manse")|
|Sylph Etherege (From: "The Snow Image and Other Twice-Told Tales")|
|Old News (From: "The Snow Image and Other Twice-Told Tales")|
|The Intelligence Office (From "Mosses from an Old Manse")|
|Passages from a Relinquished Work (From "Mosses from an Old Manse")|
|Sketches from Memory (From "Mosses from an Old Manse")|
|Monsieur du Miroir (From "Mosses from an Old Manse")|
By: Andre Norton (1912-2005)
|All Cats Are Gray|
|The Gifts of Asti|
By: George Eliot (1819-1880)
Brother Jacob is a short story by George Eliot, in which she explores the relationship between the selfish, self-centered and ambitious David Faux and his idiot brother, Jacob.