By: H. Beam Piper
H. Beam Piper (1904–1964) was an American science fiction author. He wrote many short stories and several novels. He is best known for his extensive Terro-Human Future History series of stories and a shorter series of “Paratime” alternate history tales.
|Time and Time Again|
|Crossroads of Destiny|
|Graveyard of Dreams|
By: H. G. Wells (1866-1946)
Little Wars (A Game for Boys)
Miniature wargaming got its start with the publication in 1913 of this thoroughly entertaining little account of how H.G. Wells, with certain of his friends, took their childhood toys and turned play into acceptable middle-aged sport by subjecting the exercise to the civilizing influence of actual rules. While wargaming progressed far past these beginnings, Wells observes how “little wars” with even his elementary rules can suggest the wholesale crudity of the real thing. “You have only to play at Little Wars three or four times to realise just what a blundering thing Great War must be...
The Red Room
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...
By: H. M. (Henry Major) Tomlinson (1873-1958)
By: H. P. Lovecraft (1890-1937)
Collected Public Domain Works of H. P. Lovecraft
H. P. Lovecraft’s name is synonymous with horror fiction. His major inspiration and invention was cosmic horror: the idea that life is incomprehensible to human minds and that the universe is fundamentally alien. This collection contains 24 Lovecraft works that are in the public domain.
By: H. R. Schoolcraft (1793-1864)
American Indian Fairy Tales
This book features a series of short stories collected by renowned ethnologist Henry R. Schoolcraft. The stories are adapted from old Native American legends with the aim to protect their authenticity from future contamination. Schoolcraft made it his duty to learn the Native American folklore, after living among them in the Great Lakes region and experiencing their culture firsthand. The allegorical collection include tales of adventure, whilst offering exciting explanations for natural phenomena as perceived by members of the tribe and their ancestors, who have passed down the tales from one generation to the next...
By: H. S. Armstrong
|Trifles for the Christmas Holidays|
By: Hamilton Wright Mabie (1846-1916)
Famous Stories Every Child Should Know
The group of stories brought together in this volume differ from legends because they have, with one exception,no core fact at the centre, from myths because they make no attempt to personify or explain the forces or processes of nature, from fairy stories because they do not often bring to the stage actors from a different nature from ours.... The stories which make up this volume are closer to experience and come, from the most part, nearer to the every-day happenings of life.
By: Hamlin Garland (1860-1940)
By: Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875)
Andersen's Fairy Tales
The Little Mermaid, The Ugly Duckling, The Snow Queen, The Real Princess and a host of other wonderful tales which form so much a part of childhood are part of Andersen's Fairy Tales, by Hans Christian Andersen. This volume contains eighteen selected stories. Some of them are old familiar friends, while others maybe new to some readers, but all of them equally enchanting and enthralling. Today, these stories are known almost everywhere in the world and have been translated into hundreds of languages...
The Little Mermaid" (Danish: Den lille havfrue, literally: "the little sea lady") is a very well known fairy tale by the Danish author Hans Christian Andersen about a young mermaid willing to give up her life in the sea and her identity as a mermaid to gain a human soul and the love of a human prince. The tale was first published in 1837 and has been adapted to various media including musical theatre and animated film. But this tale is not the Disney version, all cleaned up and made pretty. This is the way Andersen wrote it...
Hans Christian Andersen: Fairytales and Short Stories Volume 3, 1848 to 1853
A collection of some of Hans Christian Andersen's works. He is a Danish author and poet most famous for his fairy tales.
Hans Christian Andersen: Fairytales and Short Stories Volume 5, 1860 to 1865
A collection of some of Hans Christian Andersen's works. He is a Danish author and poet most famous for his fairy tales.
By: Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896)
Oldtown Fireside Stories
A sequel to Oldtown Folks, featuring some of the same characters, these are 15 charming short stories told by ole' Sam Lawson to entertain Horace and Bill, two impressionable, curious and clever young boys of Oldtown (a fictional 1850's New England village), during evenings gathered around the hearth, or roaming with Sam around the countryside. Stowe faithfully and masterfully captures many of the colloquial expressions, superstitions, beliefs, customs and habits of the period that have almost completely faded from modern American culture, as well as conveying many truths about the human condition that haven't changed a bit. ~
Dred, A Tale of the Great Dismal Swamp
This is Stowe's second book, another one depicting the horrors of southern slavery, published 4 years after Uncle Tom's Cabin and 5 years before the commencement of the Civil War, when new territories wanting admittance into the US , were vying to become slave states, threatening to spread the heinous system. While a work of fiction, the book successfully documents the horrors of the slave system, and depicts how some slaves escaped into the Dismal Swamp , where they often lived for years hiding from their pursuers, often in community...
By: Harriet S. Caswell (1834-)
|The Path of Duty, and Other Stories|
|Stories and Sketches|
By: Harry Harrison (1925-)
The Misplaced Battleship
"It might seem a little careless to lose track of something as big as a battleship ... but interstellar space is on a different scale of magnitude. But a misplaced battleship—in the wrong hands!—can be most dangerous." The world class con man and thief known as the Stainless Steel Rat (diGriz) has another very big problem to solve and this science fiction novella by the great Harry Harrison will see if he can solve it and perhaps four or five more like it before this fascinating and funny tale is finished. 'Use a thief to catch a thief' sounds great but it sometimes has unexpected results.
Arm of the Law
A quiet backwater outpost on Mars gets a surprise in the form of a new police recruit - in a box! Yep, it's a prototype robot cop sent to the backwater station for testing. And Harrison tells the strange, funny and scary things that begin to happen after that, as only he can.
This is a collection of 3 of Harry Harrison marvelous early stories that were published in Galaxy, Analog and Fantastic Universe. The Repairman (1958) is a straight fun SF story of a man getting a job done. It is most typical of his later style in series like the Stainless Steel Rat; Toy Shop (1962), a short piece exploring bureaucratic blindness and one ingenious way around it and The Velvet Glove (1956), my favorite for its writing style, fun perspective, sly social commentary on the scene in 1956 and just plain delightful imagination. And he manages to pack excitement and mystery in at the same time.
By: Harry Stephen Keeler (1890-1967)
|John Jones's Dollar|
By: Heinrich Hoffmann (1809-1894)
Hienrich Hoffmann was a German psychiatrist and doctor. He had written poetry and sketches for his son, and was persuaded to have a collection of these printed.The stories were not perceived as cruel or overly moral by Hoffmann's contemporaries.This American version contains a few of the stories from the original German "Struwwelpeter" publication.
By: Heinrich Zschokke (1771-1848)
|The Broken Cup|
By: Helen Huber
|I'll Kill You Tomorrow|
By: Helen M. Urban
|The Glory of Ippling|
By: Heman White Chaplin (1847-1924)
|Saint Patrick 1887|
|The Village Convict First published in the "Century Magazine"|
|In Madeira Place 1887|
|The New Minister's Great Opportunity First published in the "Century Magazine"|
By: Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall (1867-1941)
This Country of Ours
History made interesting for young readers—This Country of Ours by Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall provides a simple and easy to comprehend way of looking at the history of the United States. Arranged chronologically in seven long chapters, it presents events in a story form, making them memorable and very different from other formats. One of the challenges that writers of history face is about fleshing out the characters and making the bland repetition of dates and dynasties seem relevant to modern day readers...
By: Henry james (1843-1916)
It is Paris sometime after the Franco-Prussian War (1870--Germany won--the French Second Republic collapsed--France embittered). A French poet and a German composer come to admire one another's work and decide to collaborate on an opera. There are costs to pay. ( david wales)
By: Henry C. Bunner (1855-1896)
|Stories by American Authors, Volume 1|
By: Henry Hasse (1913-1977)
|Walls of Acid|
By: Henry Inman (1837-1899)
Tales Of The Trail; Short Stories Of Western Life
This 1898 collection of thirteen previously published articles exhibits the acute perception of one of the most popular writers of the late 19th-early 20th centuries. “These "Tales of the Trail" are based upon actual facts which came under the personal observation of the author… and will form another interesting series of stories of that era of great adventures, when the country west of the Missouri was unknown except to the trappers, hunters, and army officers.” Henry Inman was an American soldier, frontiersman, and author...
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: Henry Josephs
|The Fourth Invasion|
By: Henry Lawson (1867-1922)
|While the Billy Boils|
|On the Track|
|Over the Sliprails|
Dramatic Selections from Henry Lawson's Short Stories
01. That Pretty Girl in the ArmyThe Salvation Army is having a hard time of things in the rough Outback town of Bourke. That is, until Sister Hannah arrives... - Summary by Son of the Exiles Coordinated by: Son of the Exiles Sister Hannah: Devorah Allen Jack Moonlight: Tomas Peter Billy Woods: Jim Locke Jake Boreham: Larry Wilson Reformed Drunkard: Wayne Cooke Bob Brothers: Algy Pug Mitchell: Alan Mapstone Donald Macdonald: Michele Eaton One-Eyed Bogan: lorda Female Testifier: Lauren-Emma Blake Blunderer: Therese Lindholm Black Testifier: Wayne Cooke Heckler: ToddHW Narrator: KHand 02...
By: Henry Rider Haggard (1856-1925)
|Hunter Quatermain's Story|
By: Henry Slesar (1927-2002)
|My Father, the Cat|
|The Delegate from Venus|
By: Henry Van Dyke (1852-1933)
By: Henry van Dyke (1852-1933)
"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)
|The Ruling Passion; tales of nature and human nature|
|The Unknown Quantity A Book of Romance and Some Half-Told Tales|
|Fisherman's Luck and Some Other Uncertain Things|
|The Unruly Sprite A Partial Fairy Tale|
By: Henry Wallace Phillips (1869-1930)
This collection of eleven short stories is packed with Henry Wallace Phillips' offbeat humor. You will find a trolley car driver, bored with his route, who decides to drive around town instead. There are a couple of men unfamiliar with the basic properties of a canoe. And watch out for the curse of the chewing gum. Fun to read. Fun to record
By: Herbert B. Livingston
|Daughters of Doom|
By: Herbert D. Kastle
|The First One|
By: Hermann Sudermann (1857-1928)
|The Indian Lily and Other Stories|
By: Heywood Broun (1888-1939)
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)
|Tales from Two Hemispheres|
|Ilka on the Hill-Top and Other Stories|
|A Good-For-Nothing 1876|
By: Horace Brown Fyfe (1918-1997)
|A Transmutation of Muddles|
|The Outbreak of Peace|
|The Talkative Tree|
By: Horace Smith (1836-1922)
|Interludes being Two Essays, a Story, and Some Verses|
By: Howard Pyle (1853-1911)
Pepper and Salt
One must have a little pinch of seasoning in this dull, heavy life of ours; one should never look to have all the troubles, the labors, and the cares, with never a whit of innocent jollity and mirth. Yes, one must smile now and then, if for nothing else than to lift the corners of the lips in laughter that are only too often dragged down in sorrow. … Yet listen! One must not look to have nothing but pepper and salt in this life of ours—no, indeed! At that rate we would be worse off than we are now. I only mean that it is a good and pleasant thing to have something to lend the more solid part a little savor now and then! … Are you ready? Very well; then I will tell you a story.
By: Im Bang
Korean Folk Tales
"To any one who would like to look somewhat into the inner soul of the Oriental, and see the peculiar spiritual existences among which he lives, the following stories will serve as true interpreters, born as they are of the three great religions of the Far East, Taoism, Buddhism and Confucianism." Manuscripts by two of Korea's most famous authors, dating from the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries were uncovered in the early years of the twentieth century. Translation revealed stories that are not for the faint-hearted: gruesome, harsh, unlovely, depicting scenes of the day, as well as the hope for better things. - Summary by Lynne Thompson
By: Irvin S. Cobb (1876-1944)
|From Place to Place|
|The Escape of Mr. Trimm His Plight and other Plights|
|A Plea for Old Cap Collier|
By: Irving E. Cox
By: Irving W. Lande
By: Ivan S. Turgenev (1818-1883)
|A Nobleman's Nest|
|The Rendezvous 1907|
By: J. A. Taylor
|Far from Home|
By: J. Anthony Ferlaine
|One Out of Ten|
By: J. B. Woodley
|With a Vengeance|
By: J. Francis McComas (1911-1978)
By: Jack Douglas
By: Jack Egan
By: Jack G. Huekels
By: Jack London (1876-1916)
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
A collection of short stories by author 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...
|Love of Life and Other Stories|
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.