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By: Herbert B. Livingston

Book cover Daughters of Doom

By: Herbert D. Kastle

Book cover The First One

By: Herman Melville (1819-1891)

Bartleby, the Scrivener by Herman Melville Bartleby, the Scrivener

Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street is a novella by the American novelist Herman Melville (1819–1891). It first appeared anonymously in two parts in the November and December 1853 editions of Putnam's Magazine, and was reprinted with minor textual alterations in his The Piazza Tales in 1856.

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 A Transmutation of Muddles
Book cover The Outbreak of Peace
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: 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 South Sea Tales
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.

Book cover The Red One
Book cover Moon-Face
Book cover The God of His Fathers: Tales of the Klondyke
Book cover The Night-Born
Book cover Tales of the Fish Patrol

Wildest among the fisher-folk may be accounted the Chinese shrimp-catchers. It is the habit of the shrimp to crawl along the bottom in vast armies till it reaches fresh water, when it turns about and crawls back again to the salt. And where the tide ebbs and flows, the Chinese sink great bag-nets to the bottom, with gaping mouths, into which the shrimp crawls and from which it is transferred to the boiling-pot. This in itself would not be bad, were it not for the small mesh of the nets, so small that the tiniest fishes, little new-hatched things not a quarter of an inch long, cannot pass through...

By: Jack Sharkey (1931-)

Book cover The Dope on Mars
Book cover Minor Detail

By: Jack Williamson (1908-2006)

Book cover The Cosmic Express

By: Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm (1785-1863; 1786-1859)

Grimms' Fairy Tales by Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm Grimms' Fairy Tales

Talking animals, wicked stepmothers, valiant tailors, cruel witches! Sixty-two stories that feature familiar figures like Hansel and Gretel, Rapunzel, Rumplestiltskin, The Twelve Dancing Princesses and Snow-White and Rose Red as well as lesser-known characters like The White Snake, Sweetheart Roland and Clever Elsie are contained in this volume of Grimms' Fairy Tales by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm. The original volume published in 1812 contained more than 85 tales and this number kept increasing till it got to the seventh edition which contained more than two hundred stories...

By: Jacob A. Riis (1849-1914)

Book cover Children of the Tenements

By: Jacob Grimm (1785-1863), Wilhelm Grimm (1786-1859), and Andrew Lang (1844-1912) (1785-1863)

Personal Collection of Short Tales  compiled by Carmie by Jacob Grimm (1785-1863), Wilhelm Grimm (1786-1859), and Andrew Lang (1844-1912) Personal Collection of Short Tales compiled by Carmie

This is a selection of the fairy tales (in English) written by Jacob Ludwig Carl Grimm and Wilhelm Karl Grimm in the early 19th Century. These stories are fantastical and although aimed squarely at the flexible mind of a child which can assimilate much stranger concepts than an adult they are quite dark and occasionally brutal. The stakes can be quite high as in Rumpelstiltskin where a terrible bargain is made without due regard to possible future consequences and Tom Thumb who seems forever about to be imprisoned or sliced in two...

By: James A. Cox

Book cover A Choice of Miracles

By: James B. (James Brendan) Connolly (1868-1957)

Book cover Sonnie-Boy's People

By: James Bell Salmond (1891-1958)

Book cover My Man Sandy

By: James Blish (1921-1975)

Book cover One-Shot

By: James Branch Cabell (1879-1958)

Book cover The Certain Hour

By: James Causey

Book cover Teething Ring
Book cover Competition

By: James H. Schmitz (1911-1981)

Book cover An Incident on Route 12
Book cover The Other Likeness
Book cover Watch the Sky
Book cover Oneness

By: James Huneker (1857-1921)

Book cover Visionaries

By: James Joyce (1882-1941)

Dubliners by James Joyce Dubliners

A young boy falls in love with his friend's much older sister and is desperate to get her the perfect gift from the Araby Fair. After a party, a man discovers something he had never known about his wife, which has a devastating impact on their marriage. An ambitious mother schemes to get her daughter a role in a series of concerts. A drunken legal clerk takes out his frustrations on his helpless young son. These and other brilliant stories are contained in the collection entitled Dubliners...

The Dead by James Joyce The Dead

This novella is the final story in Joyce’s collection Dubliners. It describes a Christmas party given by Kate and Julia Morkan, two elderly Dublin ladies, that is attended by their nephew, Gabriel Conroy, and his wife. While the party is festive, full of dancing, drinking, and eating, it is also pervaded by political, religious, and sexual tensions, as well as memories of loss. When Gabriel and his wife go home at the end of the night, she reveals a long-kept secret that leads to an epiphany.

By: James McKimmey (1923-)

Book cover Planet of Dreams
Book cover The Eyes Have It
Book cover Celebrity
Book cover Pipe of Peace
Book cover George Loves Gistla

By: James Oliver Curwood (1878-1927)

Book cover Back to God's Country and Other Stories
Book cover Thomas Jefferson Brown

By: James R. Hall

Book cover Am I Still There?

By: James Stephens

Book cover There is a Tavern in the Town

The soul of Irish wit is captured in this unique tale of a barstool philosopher, the concluding story from 'Here Are Ladies' by James Stephens. (Introduction by iremonger)

By: James V. McConnell (1925-1990)

Book cover Life Sentence

By: Jennie Hall (1875-1921)

Viking Tales by Jennie Hall Viking Tales

Viking tales are tales from Iceland, featuring the king Halfdan and his son Harald.

By: Jerome Bixby (1923-1998)

Book cover Zen
Book cover Where There's Hope

By: Jerome K. Jerome (1859-1927)

Second Thoughts Of An Idle Fellow by Jerome K. Jerome Second Thoughts Of An Idle Fellow

A second volume of humorous essays on various subjects, following the success of Idle thoughts Of An Idle Fellow.

Book cover The Philosopher's Joke
Book cover Sketches in Lavender, Blue and Green
Book cover The Cost of Kindness
Book cover Passing of the Third Floor Back
Book cover The Fawn Gloves
Book cover The Love of Ulrich Nebendahl
Book cover The Soul of Nicholas Snyders, or, The Miser of Zandam
Book cover John Ingerfield and Other Stories
Book cover Mrs. Korner Sins Her Mercies

By: Jesse F. Bone (1916-1986)

Book cover The Issahar Artifacts
Book cover Pandemic
Book cover A Question of Courage

By: Jim Harmon (1933-2010)

Book cover The Last Place on Earth
Book cover Measure for a Loner
Book cover The Planet with No Nightmare

By: Joe Archibald (1898-1989)

Book cover Operation Earthworm

By: Joe L. Hensley (1926-2007)

Book cover Now We Are Three

By: Joel Chandler Harris (1848-1908)

Uncle Remus by Joel Chandler Harris Uncle Remus

Bearing a striking resemblance to Aesop of Aesop's Fables fame, American author Joel Chandler Harris' Uncle Remus is also a former slave who loves to tell simple and pithy stories. Uncle Remus or to give it its original title, Uncle Remus: His Songs and His Sayings was published in late 1880 and received instant acclaim. The book was reviewed in hundreds of journals and newspapers across the country, leading to its immense success, both critical and financial. “Remus” was originally a fictional character in a newspaper column...

By: John Berryman (1919-1988)

Book cover Vigorish

By: John Buchan (1875-1940)

Book cover The Moon Endureth: Tales and Fancies

By: John Charles Dent (1841-1888)

The Gerrard Street Mystery and Other Weird Tales by John Charles Dent The Gerrard Street Mystery and Other Weird Tales

John Charles Dent, the author of the following remarkable stories, was born in Kendal, Westmorland, England, in 1841. His parents emigrated to Canada shortly after that event, bringing with them, of course, the youth who was afterwards to become the Canadian author and historian. Mr. Dent received his primary education in Canadian schools, and afterwards studied law, becoming in due course a member of the Upper Canada Bar. He only practised for a few years, then returned to England to pursue a literary career, writing mostly for periodicals...

By: John Cory

Book cover Egocentric Orbit

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