By: Benjamin Ferris
By: Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)
|The Miraculous Revenge Little Blue Book #215|
By: Bernhard Severin Ingemann (1789-1862)
|The Lock and Key Library|
By: Bill Garson (1917-)
By: Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson (1832-1910)
|Stories by Foreign Authors: Scandinavian|
By: Boyd Ellanby
By: Bradner Buckner
|The Day Time Stopped Moving|
By: Bram Stoker (1847-1912)
Dracula's Guest and other Weird Tales
Nine Gothic Horror Tales by the author of Dracula. Note : These tales are not for the squeamish!!! 0r a dark windy night.
By: Bret Harte (1837-1902)
Bret Harte (1837–1902) was an American author and poet, best remembered for his accounts of pioneering life in California.
The Luck Of Roaring Camp And Other Sketches
Bret Harte (1836–1902) was an American author and poet, best remembered for his accounts of pioneering life in California.... He moved to California in 1853, later working there in a number of capacities, including miner, teacher, messenger, and journalist. He spent part of his life in the northern California coastal town of Union (now known as Arcata), a settlement on Humboldt Bay that was established as a provisioning center for mining camps in the interior.... In 1868 he became editor of The Overland Monthly, another new literary magazine, but this one more in tune with the pioneering spirit of excitement in California...
|From Sand Hill to Pine|
Mrs. Skagg's Husbands and Other Stories
A collection of short stories set in the American West at the end of the 19th century.
|Under the Redwoods|
|Legends and Tales|
|Tales of the Argonauts|
|Tales of Trail and Town|
|Condensed Novels: New Burlesques|
|The Bell-Ringer of Angel's|
|Stories in Light and Shadow|
|A Protegee of Jack Hamlin's and Other Stories|
|Mr. Jack Hamlin's Mediation|
|Openings in the Old Trail|
|Drift from Two Shores|
|Trent's Trust, and Other Stories|
By: Bryce Walton (1918-1988)
|Has Anyone Here Seen Kelly?|
By: C. Alphonso Smith (1864-1924)
|Short Stories Old and New|
By: C. C. Beck
By: C. C. MacApp (1917-1971)
|And All the Earth a Grave|
By: C. M. Kornbluth (1924-1958)
|The Altar at Midnight|
By: C.V. Tench
Astounding Stories 01, January 1930
In January of 1930 a new magazine with a flashy color cover appeared on newsstands, Astounding Stories of Super-Science. Filled with stories of adventure, sometimes with only a tinge of science, this magazine was to host and nurture many science fiction giants like Murray Leinster and Ray Cummings and would help inspire many of the writers of the "Golden Age of Science Fiction". This inaugural issue includes stories by Murray Leinster, Ray Cummings, S. P. Meek, Victor Rousseau and others.
By: Cal Stewart (1856-1919)
Uncle Josh's Punkin Centre Stories
A collection of comedic short stories from the perspective of an old country man.
By: Carl Richard Jacobi (1908-1997)
|The Long Voyage|
|Made in Tanganyika|
By: Carl Sandburg (1878-1967)
Carl Sandburg is beloved by generations of children for his Rootabaga Stories and Rootabaga Pigeons (which is not in the public domain), a series of whimsical, sometimes melancholy stories he originally created for his own daughters. The Rootabaga Stories were born of Sandburg’s desire for “American fairy tales” to match American childhood. He felt that the European stories involving royalty and knights were inappropriate, and so populated his stories with animals, skyscrapers, trains, corn fairies, and other colorful characters.
By: Carroll Watson Rankin (1864-1945)
The Girls of Gardenville
It is pleasant to have another book about a group of merry, natural girls, who have the attractions of innocence and youthful faults. "The Sweet Sixteen" Club made fudge, and went on picnics, and behaved just as jolly, nice maidens should. (The Outlook, vol. 82, Mar. 24, 1906)
By: Catherine L. Moore (1911-1987)
|Song in a Minor Key|
By: Cecil Henry Bompas
Folklore of the Santal Parganas
This is an intriguing collection of folklore from the Santal Parganas, a district in India located about 150 miles from Calcutta. As its Preface implies, this collection is intended to give an unadulterated view of a culture through its folklore. It contains a variety of stories about different aspects of life, including family and marriage, religion, and work. In this first volume, taken from Part I, each story is centered around a particular human character. These range from the charmingly clever (as in the character, The Oilman, in the story, “The Oilman and His Sons”) to the tragically comical (as in the character, Jhore, in the story “Bajun and Jhore”)...
By: Charles A. Gunnison (1861-1897)
By: Charles A. Stearns
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
Charles Dickens 200th Anniversary Collection Vol. 1
The Charles Dickens 200th Anniversary Collection comprises short works - fiction, essays, poetry, letters, magazine articles and speeches - and each volume will be a pot pourri of all genres and periods of his writing. This first volume is released on Dickens' 200th birthday, February 7th 2012. Further volumes will follow during the anniversary year.Volume 1 includes short stories including, amongst others, The Holly Tree, the first part of Holiday Romance and three pieces from Mugby Junction.Some...
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 G. D. Roberts (1860-1943)
Hoof and Claw
These 14 short stories about animals are superb examples of Roberts smooth storytelling style. Knows as the Father of Canadian Poetry, he loved to also write in prose about the wilderness and the personalities of the animals to be found there as well as the exciting things they are capable of. Bears, White Wolves, Lynxs, hawks and yes, cattle are just a few of the animals written about.
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: Charles Waddell Chesnutt (1858-1932)
The Conjure Woman
Published in 1899 by Houghton Mifflin, Chesnutt's first book, The Conjure Woman, was a collection of seven short stories, all set in "Patesville" (Fayetteville), North Carolina. While drawing from local color traditions and relying on dialect, Chesnutt's tales of conjuring, a form of magic rooted in African hoodoo, refused to romanticize slave life or the "Old South." Though necessarily informed by Joel Chandler Harris's popular Uncle Remus stories and Thomas Nelson Page's plantation fiction, The Conjure Woman consciously moved away from these models, instead offering an almost biting examination of pre- and post-Civil War race relations...
The Wife of His Youth and Other Stories of the Color Line
Published in 1899, The Wife of His Youth and Other Stories of the Color Line is a collection of narratives that addresses the impact of Jim Crow laws on African Americans and white Americans of the South. Many of Chesnutt's characters are of mixed-race ancestry which sets them apart for a specific yet degrading kind of treatment from blacks and whites. These stories examine particularly how life in the South was informed through a legacy of slavery and Reconstruction—how members of the “old dominion” desperately struggled to breath life into the corpse of an antebellum caste system that no longer defined the path and direction in which this country was headed...
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: Cyrus Macmillan
Canadian Wonder Tales
This is a collection of folk tales originating in Canada, some from aboriginal oral tradition and others due to early French, Scottish, Irish and British colonists. They are presented as “fables” though many are without obvious moral.
By: D. H. Lawrence (1885-1930)
The Prussian Officer and Other Stories
The collection of short stories – of which The Prussian Officer is one – was Lawrence’s first such book. A German officer and his orderly are the focus of the piece and, while socially the superior of his orderly, the officer demonstrates his is the distinctly baser character. (Introduction by Cathy Barratt)
|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: Dashiell Hammett (1894-1961)
Tenth Clew and Other Continental Op Stories
Biographer Nathan Ward has called “The Tenth Clew” Dashiell Hammett’s “first real jewel of a story.” In it, Hammett’s nameless Continental Detective Agency operative survives being knocked unconscious and dumped in San Francisco Bay. This kind of action was what his Black Mask magazine editors and readers were asking for, and Hammett somewhat grudgingly obliged them with continuing stories of the Continental Op.
By: Dave Dryfoos (1915-2003)
|Waste Not, Want|
|Tree, Spare that Woodman|
By: David Carpenter Knight
|The Love of Frank Nineteen|
By: David Cory (1872-1966)
This is a lovely collection of short stories and poems some well known others not so well known. Something to appeal to everyone.
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. Boyd Smith (1860-1943)
Selected Works of E. Boyd Smith
A sampling of the children's books written and illustrated by E. Boyd Smith. The first story is Mr. Smith's version of the Story of Noah's Ark. He then tells us the story of Pocahontas and Captain John Smith. Next we join a hen as she hatches her chicks and their life on the farm. We then go on several adventures with Bob and Betty as they visit their Uncle's farm, go to the seashore and learn about ships, and then learn about railroads and trains. Our last story is a brief history of the United States up until the time just after World War I.