By: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930)
|The Last Galley Impressions and Tales|
By: Sir Charles G. D. Roberts (1860-1943)
Around The Campfire
Action and adventure short stories of men and animals in the wild. - Summary by David Wales
By: Sonya Dorman (1924-2005)
|The Putnam Tradition|
By: Stanley Gimble
By: Stanley Grauman Weinbaum (1902-1935)
|The Worlds of If|
|The Point of View|
By: Stanley John Weyman (1855-1928)
|In Kings' Byways|
By: Stanton Arthur Coblentz (1896-1982)
|Flight Through Tomorrow|
By: Stephen A. Kallis (1937-)
By: Stephen Bartholomew
By: Stephen Crane (1871-1900)
Selected Short Stories
At the time of his death at the age of 28, Stephen Crane had become an important figure in American literature. He was nearly forgotten, however, until two decades later when critics revived interest in his life and work. Stylistically, Crane's writing is characterized by vivid intensity, distinctive dialects, and irony. Common themes involve fear, spiritual crises and social isolation. Although recognized primarily for The Red Badge of Courage, which has become an American classic, Crane is also known for short stories such as "The Open Boat", "The Blue Hotel", "The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky", and The Monster...
By: Stephen Leacock (1869-1944)
From the cave man to Santa Claus; spies, know-it-alls, and journalists: all are fair game for Leacock’s special brand of humor. He touches on the changes time has brought about in the city, education, and work habits. Among the other topics in this work are nature, fishing, gardening, success, and spirits–both of the departed and of the variety Prohibition prohibited. Each chapter of this book is a standalone story and if you love a good laugh, these stories are for you. In me, Leacock’s wit produced the full range of laughter: smiles, chuckles, guffaws, and some uncontrollable giggles. Also, occasionally, I found myself shedding a tear or two. (Review by Debra Lynn)
By: Stephen Marlowe (1928-2008)
|A Place in the Sun|
|Black Eyes and the Daily Grind|
|The One and the Many|
By: Sterling E. Lanier (1927-2007)
|Join Our Gang?|
By: Stewart Edward White (1873-1946)
Blazed Trail Stories and Stories Of The Wild Life
Thirteen short stories by a popular writer of the early 20th century (not to be confused with an earlier book Blazed Trail). White's books were popular at a time when America was losing its vanishing wilderness. He was a keen observer of the beauties of nature and human nature, yet could render them in a plain-spoken style. Based on his own experience, whether writing camping journals or Westerns, he included pithy and fun details about cabin-building, canoeing, logging, gold-hunting, and guns and fishing and hunting...
By: Susan Coolidge (1835-1905)
Not Quite Eighteen
Not Quite Eighteen is a delightful collection of children’s stories that range from moral to whimsical. From unfinished fairy tales and daydreams about a pony who kept shop to a lesson on presence of mind, these anecdotes will entertain as well as improve the mind. (
By: Susan Glaspell (1876-1948)
In this collection of short stories, Susan Glaspell examines the unique character of America and its people.
By: T. D. Hamm
|The Last Supper|
By: T. R. Fehrenbach (1925-)
|Remember the Alamo!|
By: Talbot Baines Reed (1852-1893)
|Boycotted And Other Stories|
By: Taylor H. Greenfield
|The Sword and the Atopen|
By: Teddy Keller
By: Temple Bailey (-1953)
|The Gay Cockade|
By: Thaddeus William Henry Leavitt (1844-1909)
Kaffir, Kangaroo, Klondike; Tales Of The Gold Fields
Seven short stories. - Summary by david wales
By: Theodore Lockhard Thomas
|The Professional Approach|
By: Theodore Pratt (1901-1969)
|The Hohokam Dig|
By: Théophile Gautier (1811-1872)
|The Mummy's Foot|
By: Therese Windser
By: Thomas A. Janvier (1849-1913)
|Santa Fé's Partner Being Some Memorials of Events in a New-Mexican Track-end Town|
By: Thomas Bailey Aldrich (1836-1907)
|A Struggle For Life|
|Mademoiselle Olympe Zabriski|
|Miss Mehetabel's Son|
|Our New Neighbors At Ponkapog|
|Père Antoine's Date-Palm|
By: Thomas Edward Purdom
|The Green Beret|
By: Thomas Hardy (1840-1928)
Wessex Tales is a collection of six short stories written by Hardy in the 1880’s. If you’ve never read Hardy they’ll serve as a good introduction to his writing. Though not as comprehensive as his major works they do contain all the ingredients that make him instantly recognisable. (Introduction by T. Hynes.)
Life's Little Ironies; A Set Of Tales With Some Colloquial Sketches Entitled A Few Crusted Characters
Eighteen short stories by a master story teller.
Changed Man And Other Tales
Eleven short stories.
Group of Noble Dames
The pedigrees of our county families, arranged in diagrams on the pages of county histories, mostly appear at first sight to be as barren of any touch of nature as a table of logarithms. But given a clue—the faintest tradition of what went on behind the scenes, and this dryness as of dust may be transformed into a palpitating drama. Out of such pedigrees and supplementary material most of the following stories have arisen and taken shape.
By: Thomas J. O'Hara
By: Thomas Nelson Page (1853-1922)
|"A Soldier Of The Empire"|
|The Burial of the Guns|
|Mam' Lyddy's Recognition 1908|
|The Long Hillside A Christmas Hare-Hunt In Old Virginia 1908|
|"Run To Seed" 1891|
|Old Jabe's Marital Experiments 1908|
|The Sheriffs Bluff 1908|
|The Spectre In The Cart 1908|
|P'laski's Tunament 1891|
By: Thornton DeKy
|The Ultimate Experiment|
By: Timothy S. Arthur (1809-1885)
|The Last Penny and Other Stories|
|Who Are Happiest? and Other Stories|
By: Tom Godwin (1915-1980)
|The Nothing Equation|
|Cry from a Far Planet|
By: Tom Leahy
|One Martian Afternoon|
By: Tom W. Harris
|Goodbye, Dead Man!|
Famous Modern Ghost Stories
An entertaining selection of “modern” ghost stories selected “to include specimens of a few of the distinctive types of modern ghosts, as well as to show the art of individual stories.”Sure to please the love of the supernatural in all of us!
The Arabian Nights Entertainments
A collection of folklore stories accumulated during the Islamic Golden Age, The Arabian Nights Entertainments has entertained and fascinated readers for centuries. The book centers on a frame story concerning the sultan Shahrayah and his wife Scheherazade, who cleverly narrates captivating stories to her husband each night in order to save herself from his retribution and live another day. As a result the book encourages the literary technique of a story within a story. The frame story begins when the sultan Shahrayar learns of his brother’s adulterous wife and subsequently discovers his own wife is guilty of infidelity...
The Lilac Fairy Book
Published in 1910, The Lilac Fairy Book is the last book in the series of fairytale collections known as Andrew Lang's “Coloured” Fairy Books and features stories from various folklores and cultures including Welsh, Portuguese, Scottish, Italian, and many other foreign literary branches. Moreover, the collection is a gem in the short story genre due to the fact that Lang collected some of the featured stories from foreign languages and made them available to English audiences. Featuring 33 stories, The Lilac Fairy Book offers a different perspective to the happy-ever-after fairytales most people are accustomed to and expect...
Lords of the Housetops: Thirteen Cat Tales
The Lords of the Housetops reveals the cat through the creative lenses of 13 authors. Consequently, this carefully chosen collection of stories is as complex, charismatic and clever as a cat.
Reginald in Russia and other sketches
Reginald in Russia is the title story in a collection of fifteen witty and satirical stories, sketches and one "playlet" by that master of the short story H. H. Munro, better Known as Saki. The stories are: Reginald in Russia -- The Reticence of Lady Anne -- The Lost Sanjak -- The Sex That Doesn't Shop -- The Blood-feud of Toad-Water -- A Young Turkish Catastrophe -- Judkin of the Parcels -- Gabriel-Ernest -- The Saint and the Goblin -- The Soul of Laploshka -- The Bag -- The Strategist -- Cross Currents -- The Baker's Dozen (A Playlet) -- The Mouse.
By: V. E. Thiessen
|There Will Be School Tomorrow|
By: V. R. Francis
|The Flying Cuspidors|
Best Russian Short Stories
In this collection of Russian stories, editor and compiler Thomas Seltzer selects from a range of the best examples of 19th and early 20th century Russian literature. As a survey of famous authors at the height of the powers, as well as some writers who have been unjustly neglected, this anthology is indispensable.
“Brazilian Tales” is a collection of six short stories selected by Isaac Goldberg as best representative of the Brazilian Literature of his period – the end of the 19th century. His comprehensive preface aims at familiarizing the reader with a literature that was – and still is – virtually unknown outside the boundaries of its own land, and the pieces chosen by Goldberg to be translated belong to writers that reached popularity and appreciation while still alive. This “pioneer volume”, as the translator himself puts it, still keeps its charm and interest as a way of offering to the English speaking public some “sample cases” of Brazilian Literature.
Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern
The Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, is a work of enormous proportions. Setting out with the simple goal of offering "American households a mass of good reading", the editors drew from literature of all times and all kinds what they considered the best pieces of human writing, and compiled an ambitious collection of 45 volumes (with a 46th being an index-guide). Besides the selection and translation of a huge number of poems, letters, short stories and sections of books, the collection offers, before each chapter, a short essay about the author or subject in question...
Yiddish Tales (יידיש מעשה)
A collection of 48 wonderful English language stories from Sholem Alechem, I. L. Perez, Shalom Asch, and others. Tales of humour and drama, tragedy and pathos set mostly in the Jewish communities of 19th-century eastern Europe, Russia, and the Ukraine. Translated from Yiddish by Helena Frank.
|Seven Icelandic Short Stories|
|Adventures in Many Lands|
|Golden Stories A Selection of the Best Fiction by the Foremost Writers|
|Stories from Everybody's Magazine|
|Tales from Many Sources Vol. V|
Times' Red Cross Story Book By Famous Novelists Serving In His Majesty's Forces
These eighteen stories were published in 1915, in the midst of World War I. "Published For The Times' Fund For The Sick And Wounded" - Summary by Book's title page and david wales
Christmas Hamper: Full of Pictures and Tales
This book contains stories, tales, and pictures from Christmas for little folks! - Summary by Shriya
By: Victor A. Endersby (1891-1988)
By: Victoria Glad
|Each Man Kills|
By: Virginia Woolf
Monday or Tuesday
Adeline Virginia Woolf was an English author, essayist, publisher, and writer of short stories, regarded as one of the foremost modernist literary figures of the twentieth century. During the interwar period, Woolf was a significant figure in London literary society and a member of the Bloomsbury Group. Her most famous works include the novels Mrs. Dalloway (1925), To the Lighthouse (1927), and Orlando (1928), and the book-length essay A Room of One's Own (1929), with its famous dictum, "A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction...
By: Vivia Hemphill (1889-1934)
|Down the Mother Lode|
By: W. C. (William Chambers) Morrow (1853-1923)
|The Ape, the Idiot & Other People|
|The Inmate Of The Dungeon 1894|
By: W. H. H. (William Henry Harrison) Murray (1840-1904)
|A Ride With A Mad Horse In A Freight-Car 1898|
By: Walt Richmond (1922-1977)
|Poppa Needs Shorts|
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: Walt [Illustrator] Louderback
|The Boy Scouts Book of Stories|
By: Walter Crane (1845-1915)
The Frog Prince and Other Stories
The three charming stories contained in The Frog Prince and Other Tales include a less-known fairy-tale called Princess Belle-Etoile besides the title story and Alladin and the Wonderful Lamp. Published in 1874, the tales are re-told by the famous illustrator Walter Crane, who has also provided some of the most lovely illustrations in the book. The book makes an ideal gift and both parents and children will certainly enjoy it. It's perfect for bedtime story-reading sessions and kids would love gazing at the beautiful Greek-style illustrations that are scattered throughout the book...
By: Walter J. Sheldon (1917-)
|Two Plus Two Makes Crazy|
|This is Klon Calling|
By: Walter M. Miller (1923-1996)
|Death of a Spaceman|
By: Walter Pater (1839-1894)
By: Walter S. Tevis (1928-1984)
|The Big Bounce|
By: Washington Irving (1783-1859)
The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent.
Apart from "Rip Van Winkle" and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" - the pieces which made both Irving and The Sketch Book famous - other tales include "Roscoe", "The Broken Heart", "The Art of Book-making", "A Royal Poet", "The Spectre Bridegroom", "Westminster Abbey", "Little Britain", and "John Bull". His stories were highly influenced by German folktales, with "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" being inspired by a folktale recorded by Karl Musaus. Stories range from the maudlin (such as "The Wife" and...