By: Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936)
The Man Who Would Be King
The Man Who Would Be King tells the story of two British adventurers in British India who become kings of Kafiristan, a remote part of Afghanistan. It was inspired by the exploits of James Brooke, an Englishman who became the “white Raja” of Sarawak in Borneo, and by the travels of American adventurer Josiah Harlan, who claimed the title Prince of Ghor. The story was first published in The Phantom Rickshaw and other Tales (Volume Five of the Indian Railway Library, published by A H Wheeler & Co of Allahabad in 1888)...
Rewards and Fairies
Joseph Rudyard Kipling (December 30, 1865 – January 18, 1936) was an English author and poet, born in India, and best known today for his children’s books, including The Jungle Book, Just So Stories, and Puck of Pook’s Hill; his novel, Kim; his poems, including “Mandalay”, “Gunga Din”, and “If—”; and his many short stories, including “The Man Who Would Be King” and the collections Life’s Handicap, The Day’s Work, and Plain Tales from the Hills. He is regarded as a major “innovator in the art of the short story”; his children’s books are enduring classics of children’s literature; and his best work speaks to a versatile and luminous narrative gift...
The Brushwood Boy
The experiences in public school, Sandhurst and military life in India of Major George Cottar together with his adventures in the dream world he discovers and frequents.
|The Works of Rudyard Kipling|
|Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II|
|Actions and Reactions|
|Stories by English Authors: The Orient|
These are selections of Kipling's writings; some poems, some fiction, some history but all by the master storyteller himself. Rikki-Tikki-Tavi' -- William the Conqueror, Part I -- William the Conqueror, Part II -- Wee Willie Winkie -- A matter of fact -- Mowgli's brothers -- The lost legion -- Namgay Doola -- A germ-destroyer -- 'Tiger! Tiger!' -- Tods' amendment -- The story of Muhammad Din -- The finances of the gods -- Moti Guj, Mutineer.
|The Bridge Builders|
|The Day's Work - Part 01|
By: Russell Burton
|Weak on Square Roots|
By: Russell R. Winterbotham (1904-1971)
|The Minus Woman|
By: Saki (1870-1916)
Saki was the pen name of the British author Hector Hugh Munro (1870 – 1916). His witty, biting and occasionally odd short stories satirised Edwardian culture. Saki is considered a master of the short story and has been compared to O. Henry and Dorothy Parker as well as Noel Coward and Oscar Wilde (who clearly influenced Saki). His first collection of short stories, Reginald, was published by Methuen Press in 1904 though these stories first appeared in the ‘Westminster Gazette’. The stories...
The Chronicles of Clovis
This is the third collection of short stories by Saki, following on from “Reginald” and “Reginald in Russia”. Although some of the stories have characters that do not appear elsewhere in the collection, many of them are loosely centred round the young Clovis Sangrail (effectively a reincarnation of Reginald).
Beasts and Super-Beasts
Saki (December 18, 1870 – November 14, 1916) was the pen name of British author Hector Hugh Munro. Saki’s world contrasts the effete conventions and hypocrisies of Edwardian England with the ruthless but straightforward life-and-death struggles of nature. Nature generally wins in the end.
By: Sam McClatchie (1915-)
By: Sam Merwin (1910-1996)
|Reel Life Films|
|It's All Yours|
By: Samuel W. (Samuel Ward) Francis (1835-1886)
|A Christmas Story Man in His Element: or, A New Way to Keep House|
By: Samuel Wilberforce (1805-1873)
|The Rocky Island and Other Similitudes|
By: Sarah Cory Rippey
The Goody-Naughty Book
The Goody-Naughty Book was originally published as two books back to back. Opening the book from one end, the reader experiences “The Goody Side” where the children are polite and thoughtful. However, turning the book over and beginning from the other side, one reads “The Naughty Side” where the children are lazy and irritable. These short, moral stories teach children the proper way to behave and that there are consequences if they don’t.
By: Sarah Orne Jewett (1849-1909)
|The Queen's Twin and Other Stories|
By: Selma Lagerlöf (1858-1940)
Selma Lagerlöf was born in Vaermland, Sweden, in 1858 and enjoyed a long and very successful career as a writer, receiving the Nobel-Price in Literature in 1909. She died in Vaermland in 1940. Invisible Links (Osynliga länkar) is a collection of short stories with an underlying theme about the links that influence and guide people’s actions and lives. It was first published in 1894 and the English translation in 1895. The stories are often set in Lagerlöf’s Vaermland, but they also depict legends and history of Sweden, and some have connections to other works by Lagerlöf. Invisible Links is a good introduction to the writings of Selma Lagerlöf.
By: Sergey Nikolov
Princess Rose and the Golden Bird
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...
The Legend of the Black Sea
A story which shows that strength of character, and belief in the good in everything is above all else The old fisherman had a good dog, Boley, and an evil black cat, Sershina. "Master, this cat will be our undoing! Let's drive her away! Black cat, evil cat!" yelped Boley "Don't say that! You'll see that Serzhina will change and become good!" answered the old fisherman... Excerpt: There once lived an old man on the shore of a beautiful sea. All day he wove nets and caught fish. There were so many that the old fisherman shared them with his animals...
By: Sewell Ford (1868-1946)
|Shorty McCabe on the Job|
|Side-stepping with Shorty|
By: Sewell Peaslee Wright (1897-1970)
By: Sherwood Anderson (1876-1941)
Anderson’s uniquely structured piece focuses on the lives of Winesburg’s most intriguing residents, as each shares a personal recount of their lives and experiences in the small town. The stories essentially intertwine to illustrate the development of George Willard, as he transforms from a heedless young man, to a man well aware of life’s trials and the extent of human misery. Exploring various themes including isolation, communication, limitation, and suffering, Winesburg, Ohio offers a glimpse into its characters heartfelt confessions...
By: Sholem Aleichem (1859-1916)
Jewish Children (Yudishe Kinder)
Although written from a child’s perspective, this is not a kids book but a series of funny, poignant, and sometimes disturbing stories about life in a late 19th-century Russian-Jewish village — the world of my grandparents. Sholem Rabinovich (1859-1916) was born in Pereiaslav, Ukraine and later immigrated to New York. His short stories about Tevye and his daughters were freely adapted into the musical FIDDLER ON THE ROOF. Rabinovich’s will contained the following injunction: “Let my name be recalled with laughter or not at all.” His translator, Hannah Berman, was Irish of Lithuanian descent.Some of these stories may be too intense for younger children.
By: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930)
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
A concoction of twelve stories, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is the third book in the original Sherlock Holmes series. It shadows the experiences of detective Sherlock Holmes, an enigmatic genius, as he tries to unravel the mystery of each investigation he partakes in. Set in late 19th century London, the novel not only creates a successful mystery plot, but also circulates through real locations including Hyde Park, the river Thames, St George’s Church in Hanover Square, as well as adding fictional places to spice things up...
The Return of Sherlock Holmes
A young gambler is found shot dead in a closed room. Dr. Watson, who still mourns the disappearance of his famous friend is intrigued enough to step out of his house and take a look at the crime scene. A crowd has gathered there, curiously gazing up at the room where the crime is supposed to have taken place. Watson inadvertently jostles against an elderly, deformed man and knocks a stack of books from the fellow's hand. The man curses Watson vilely and disappears into the throng. It suddenly occurs to Watson that one of the books that he had helped the stranger pick up had seemed familiar...
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
For more than a century and a quarter, fans of detective fiction have enjoyed the doings of the iconic sleuth, Mr. Sherlock Holmes. In the company of his faithful companion, Dr Watson, Holmes has consistently delighted generations of readers. Created by a Scottish writer and physician, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, this immortal private eye has solved cases for kings and commoners, lovely damsels and little old ladies, engineers and country squires and a legion of others who come to him in distress and perplexity...
Tales of Terror and Mystery
Though Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is best known for his detective stories, he also wrote other short stories which are masterpieces of mystery and suspense. In some of the stories in “Tales of Terror and Mystery”, a suppressed uneasiness gradually builds up and evolves into sheer terror. In others, the story line unexpectedly changes and comes to a horrific conclusion. Sit back in the comfort of your armchair and let yourself be transported to the strange but compelling world created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
His Last Bow
The disappearance of a German spy and the gathering storm that foretells the prelude to World War I is what greets you in this riveting book. The further you read the more mysteries unfold like secret submarine plans with some pages missing found in the hands of a corpse. There's also family insanity in Cornwall, a dead Spaniard and mafia hiding in an empty London flat. His Last Bow was published in the Strand Magazine circa 1908 and included several other short stories as well. Even during Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's own lifetime, Holmes had acquired cult status...
The Lost World
A journalist who undertakes a life threatening mission to impress the woman he loves, a mysterious plateau in South America that none of the locals dare to enter and an adventurous English aristocrat are all charectors you will encounter in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Lost World. With Dinosaurs, ape-men, diamonds and secret tunnels the book is filled with enough action, excitement, drama and adventure to go around. For Sherlock Holmes enthusiasts, Conan Doyle's hero in this book Professor Challenger is almost the antithesis of the cerebral sleuth...
Danger! and Other Stories
This is a volume of short stories by the famous Arthur Conan Doyle.
|My Friend The Murderer|
|The Dealings of Captain Sharkey and Other Tales of Pirates|
|The Cabman's Story The Mysteries of a London 'Growler'|
|The Last of the Legions and Other Tales of Long Ago|
|The Last Galley Impressions and Tales|
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: 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|