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By: Henry Inman (1837-1899)

Book cover 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 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
Book cover 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)

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 (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: Henry Wallace Phillips (1869-1930)

Book cover Trolley Folly

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

Book cover Daughters of Doom

By: Herbert D. Kastle

Book cover The First One

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 The Outbreak of Peace
Book cover A Transmutation of Muddles
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: Howard Pyle (1853-1911)

Book cover 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

Book cover 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)

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 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.


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