By: Eugene Field (1850-1895)
|The Holy Cross and Other Tales|
By: Eva March Tappan (1854-1930)
Makers of Many Things
How are friction matches made? How do rags and trees become paper? Who makes the dishes on our tables? Published in 1916, this children's book explains the origins of everyday items in an entertaining and informative way. There are plenty of illustrations, so please feel free to read along.
By: Evelyn E. Smith (1927-2000)
|The Blue Tower|
|The Most Sentimental Man|
By: Everett B. Cole (1918-1977)
By: F. Clifford (Frank Clifford) Smith (1865-1937)
|A Lover in Homespun And Other Stories|
By: F. E. Hardart
|The Beast of Space|
By: F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
A life lived backwards, with events happening in reverse order forms the strange and unexpected framework of one of F Scott Fitzgerald's rare short stories. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button was published in Collier's in 1927 and the idea came to Fitzgerald apparently from a quote of Mark Twain's in which he regretted that the best part of life came at the beginning and the worst at the end. Fitzgerald's concept of using this notion and turning the normal sequence of life on its head resulted in this delightful, thought provoking fantasy tale...
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: Fannie Hurst (1889-1968)
As the city above soars gloriously skyward, the denizens of the city writhe in its dirty underbelly.The Vertical City is a collection of six short stories by Fannie Hurst . Each story, tells in gritty, dramatic style, of ugly inner city tragedy: unwed mothers, women doing what they need to do in order to escape poverty, or loneliness… A mother can literally give her life in the attempt to provide a better life for her child, and even then she may fail because her love, protection and guidance, cannot overcome the depravity of the environment.Stories included here are: She Walks In Beauty, Back Pay, The Vertical City, The Smudge, Guilty, and Roulette. Summary by Lisa Reichert
By: Fanny Coe [editor] (1866-1956)
The Book of Stories for the Storyteller
This is a delightful collection of 43 fairy tales (both old and new), folk lore, myths and real life stories by a variety of authors, brought together by writer Fanny E Coe. They are mostly short and are fun to listen to by children and adults and most teach valuable lessons about life. Some of the stories are: A Legend of the North Wind; How the Robin's Breast became Red; The Little Rabbits; St Christopher; The Necklace of Truth; A Night with Santa Claus; The Wolf-Mother of Saint Ailbe; Pocahontas and How Molly spent her Sixpence
By: Father John Koenig (1916-2004)
Stories for God's Little Ones
A charming collection of nine short stories for children with a moral weaved in each. These were originally published as separate booklets, under the series title "Stories for God's Little Ones".
By: Fergus Hume (1859-1932)
Hagar of the Pawn-Shop
Hagar Stanley, a beautiful young Gypsy, is driven by sexual harassment to leave her tribe and seek refuge with her uncle Jacob, a miserly London pawnbroker. He dies after teaching Hagar the business, and she takes over running the popshop till the legitimate heir can be traced. In the odd assortment of objects that pass across her counter, Hagar uncovers one mystery after another. Some items are linked to actual crimes, others to iniquitous acts of human deceit and betrayal. Whether investigating independently or alongside the police, Hagar combines her native shrewdness with woman's intuition to help untangle the webs of wickedness she encounters, that justice might prevail in the end...
By: Fitz Hugh Ludlow (1836-1870)
|A Brace Of Boys 1867, From "Little Brother"|
By: Fitz James O'Brien (1828-1862)
|The Diamond Lens|
By: Floyd L. Wallace (1915-2004)
By: Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849-1924)
Racketty-Packetty House and other stories
This is a collection of short stories and fairy tales by Frances Hodgson Burnett, the author of The Secret Garden and A Little Princess.
|Mère Giraud's Little Daughter|
|"Surly Tim" A Lancashire Story|
By: Frances Jenkins Olcott (1872-1963)
|Good Stories for Holidays|
By: Francis A. (Francis Alexander) Durivage (1814-1881)
|The Three Brides, Love in a Cottage, and Other Tales|
By: Francis Hopkinson Smith (1838-1915)
|The Veiled Lady and Other Men and Women|
|A Gentleman's Gentleman 1909|
Little Gray Lady
As every Christmas for the last 20 years, the Little Gray Lady lights a candle in her room and spends the evening alone, thinking of a great mistake she has made so long ago. This year, however, things are to play out differently..
|The Parthenon By Way Of Papendrecht|
|The Man In The High-Water Boots|
|Forty Minutes Late 1909|
|A List To Starboard 1909|
By: François Coppée (1842-1908)
|The Lost Child|
By: Frank Banta
By: Frank Belknap Long (1903-1994)
|The Man from Time|
|The Mississippi Saucer|
|The Man the Martians Made|
|The Calm Man|
|The Sky Trap|
By: Frank Gelett Burgess (1886-1951)
Master of Mysteries
Subtitled, "Being an account of the problems solved by Astro, seer of secrets, and his love affair with Valeska Wynne, his assistant." Classic detective stories, with an atypical solver of them. Note, the book itself is published with no author name, which explains the introduction. Don't understand what I mean? Listen and find out! - Summary by TriciaG
By: Frank Harris (1855-1931)
|Eatin' Crow; and The Best Man In Garotte|
|The Sheriff And His Partner|
By: Frank Herbert (1920-1986)
|Old Rambling House|
By: Frank Linderman (1869-1938)
Indian Why Stories: Sparks from War Eagle's Lodge-Fire
Delightful fables, collected by a devotee of Indian lore, recounts many of the legends told to him by tribal members, among them intriguing explanations of "Why the Chipmunk's Back is Striped," "How the Otter Skin Became Great Medicine," "How the Man Found His Mate," and "Why Blackfeet Never Kill Mice."
By: Frank M. Robinson (1926-)
By: Frank R. Stockton (1834-1902)
The Bee-Man of Orn and Other Fanciful Tales
A collection of nine enchanting short stories filled with curious beasts and unexpected endings. Included are The Bee-Man of Orn; The Griffin and the Minor Canon; Old Pipes and the Dryad; The Queen's Museum; Christmas Before Last: Or, The Fruit of the Fragile Palm; Prince Hassak's March; The Battle of the Third Cousins; The Banished King; and The Philopena
By: Frank Richard Stockton (1834-1902)
|The Magic Egg and Other Stories|
|A Chosen Few Short Stories|
By: Frank W. Coggins
|Say "Hello" for Me|
By: Frederic Max
|Rex Ex Machina|
By: Frederik Pohl (1919-)
By: Fredric Brown (1906-1972)
|Earthmen Bearing Gifts|
|Hall of Mirrors|
By: Fritz Leiber (1910-1992)
|What's He Doing in There?|
Three Science Fiction Stories by Fritz Leiber
The Moon is Green, Bread Overhead and What's He Doing In There?! Three of the best known and loved Science Fiction short stories by the wonderful Fritz Lieber. Always tongue in cheek, and always with a funny twist, Leiber deftly shows how humans will adapt to or mess up the future. In ways that only humans can.
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
Ivan Matveich, the most ordinary person you might hope to meet, is swallowed alive by a crocodile at a sideshow. Finding life inside the belly of the beast quite comfortable, he makes a home for himself there. His disquisitions on the state of the world from inside the crocodile make him quite a name for himself; while all the while the discussion rages outside as to whether the beast is going to be cut open to release him or not, its value as a sideshow attraction having massively increased owing to the presence of the human voice buried inside it. One of Jorge Luis Borges' seven most favourite stories. - Summary by Tony Addison
By: G. C. Edmondson (1922-1995)
|Blessed Are the Meek|
By: G. K. Chesterton (1874-1936)
The Trees of Pride
Three trees, known as the Peacock trees, are blamed by the peasants for the fever that has killed many. Squire Vane scoffs at this legend as superstition. To prove them wrong, once and for all, he takes a bet to spend the night in the trees. In the morning he has vanished. Is he dead, and if so who has killed him? The poet? The lawyer? The woodsman? The trees?
By: G. L. Vandenburg
Four Science Fiction Stories by G.L.Vandenburg
G.L.Vandenburg wrote quirky and funny Science Fiction stories for Amazing Science Fiction Stories, and similar magazines in the 1950's. These four are a selection that give a good taste of his offbeat approach, strange sense of humor and relaxed narrative style that brought joy and excitement to those of us who bought these magazines and saw his name on the cover. In the first, Martian V.F.W., some strange visitors join a parade; in the second, Jubilation, U.S.A, our first visitors from outer space...
By: Gaston Derreaux
|The Sun King|
By: Gene Hunter
By: George (Henry George August) Hartmann (1852-1934)
|Tales of Aztlan; the Romance of a Hero of our Late Spanish-American War, Incidents of Interest from the Life of a western Pioneer and Other Tales|
By: George A. Birmingham (1865-1950)
|Our Casualty, and Other Stories 1918|
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.
By: George H. Smith (1922-1996)
By: George MacDonald (1824-1905)
“Old Ralph Rinkelmann made his living by comic sketches, and all but lost it again by tragic poems. So he was just the man to be chosen king of the fairies…” George MacDonald (December 10, 1824 – September 18, 1905) was a Scottish author, poet, and Christian minister. Though no longer well known, his works (particularly his fairy tales and fantasy novels) have inspired admiration in such notables as W. H. Auden, J. R. R. Tolkien, and Madeleine L’Engle. The Shadows is one such fairy tale...
The Light Princess & Other Fairy Tales
George MacDonald claimed that he did not write for children, but for the child-like. Some of his longer works are clearly intended for adults, and this fantastic fiction influenced later writers such as G.K. Chesterton, J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis. But you can find some of his best writing in the stories aimed squarely at children, and these are three of the finest.The Light Princess. A wicked aunt curses her baby niece so that gravity has no effect on her, and she floats through the air as if it were water...
The Cruel Painter
This is the story of a daring college student's quest to win the icy heart of a beautiful girl. Unfortunately, the girl is the daughter of a cunning and sadistic master artist, who takes the student as an apprentice with the express intent of torturing the youth with his own hopeless love. The story is set in late 16 century Prague, amid mysterious happenings and the terrifying rumors of a vampire on the loose.
By: George Manville Fenn (1831-1909)
|Brave and True Short stories for children by G. M. Fenn and Others|
By: George O. Smith (1911-1981)
|The Big Fix|
By: George Paul Goff
|Nick Baba's Last Drink and Other Sketches|
By: Georgene Faulkner (1873-1958)
White Elephant And Other Tales from Old India Retold
This book is a collection of short stories from India. - Summary by sid
By: Gerald Vance
3 Science Fiction Stories by Gerald Vance
Three Science Fiction stories by the great Gerald Vance: Monsoons of Death is a very nice blend of horror story and a study of true bravery on the planet Mars. A newly commissioned lieutenant finds out a lot about both! In Larson's Luck, Vance takes us on a light hearted jaun into hot shot space ship pilots, piracy and the good part of breaking the rules. The last story, Vital Ingredient, takes the listener far into the future when the sport of boxing still has two musceled opponents battling it out in a ring, but they are simply puppets, every muscle, feint and jab controlled by ring side 'managers'; ex fighters who have moved up...
By: Gerry Maddren
|The Alternate Plan|
By: Gilbert Parker (1862-1932)
|Donovan Pasha, and Some People of Egypt|
Lane that had no Turning, and Other Tales concerning the People of Pontiac
This is a collection of short stories by Gilbert Parker. Parker was a Canadian writer who wrote a number of bestsellers that had a lasting influence on Canadian literature, but whose importance for his time is now largely overlooked. One of the prime examples of his art is the short story collection The Lane that had no Turning, which is a series of short stories set in the fictional provincial town of Pontiac in Quebec. This collection "contains some of his best work, and is viewed by some as being in the tradition of such Gothic classics as Stoker's Dracula and James's The Turn of the Screw...
By: Giovanni Boccaccio (1313-1375)
Giovanni Boccaccio’s The Decameron is a collection of novellas or short novels written during the 14th century. There are 100 tales contained in the book which is presented together. The book’s title The Decameron combines the two Greek words “deka” meaning ten and “hemera” meaning day. The title can be literally translated as “ten day,” which is also the time frame in which the stories are told by the 7 young women and 3 young men. In the book, each of the ten persons took their turns to tell stories for a day...
By: Graph Waldeyer
|The 4-D Doodler|
By: Green Peyton (1907-1968)
|The Coming of the Ice|
By: Greye La Spina (1880-1969)
|Old Mr. Wiley|
By: Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880)
Three Short Works
Here is a collection of strikingly different pieces by Flaubert: a prose poem in the voices of Death, Satan and Nero; the trials and apotheosis of a medieval saint; and the life of a selfless maid in 19th century France. Each exhibits the vigorous exactness, and the mixture of realism and romanticism, for which Flaubert is renowned.
By: Guy de Maupassant (1850-1893)
Boule de Suif
Boule de Suif (1880) is a short story by the late-19th century French writer Guy de Maupassant. It is arguably his most famous short story, and is the title story for his collection on the Franco-Prussian War, entitled "Boule de Suif et Autres Contes de la Guerre" ("Boule de Suif and Other Stories of the War"). John Ford said that his film Stagecoach was in many ways a western rewrite of Boule de Suif.
|The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Volume 1|
By: H. A. Guerber (1859-1929)
Story of the Greeks
This book is a collection of stories and histories about the Ancient Greeks, including many of their famous myths!
By: H. B. Carleton
By: H. Beam Piper (1904-1964)
Five Sci-Fi Short Stories by H. Beam Piper
Henry Beam Piper’s book “Five Sci-Fi Short Stories“ is a collection of: The Answer, Temple Trouble, Flight From Tomorrow, Police Operation and Graveyard of Dreams. “The Answer” is about two nuclear scientists who have successfully made a very powerful weapon and are planning to drop it from space on un-expecting earthlings. The story is set in 1984, many years after a supposed nuclear war between the US and the Soviet Union had ended. The stories "Temple Trouble" and "Police Operation" deal with alternate histories which is a theme that Piper is well known for...