By: Anton Chekhov (1860-1904)
House With The Mezzanine And Other Stories
Six short stories and a novella by the Russian master. (david wales)
"Kashtanka," a shaggy-dog story penned by Anton Chekhov in seven parts and first published in 1887, relates the experiences of its eponymous heroine, a fox-faced, reddish dachshund-mix, whose name means 'little chestnut.' After her detestation of music causes her to become separated from the carpenter with whose family she had been living, Kashtanka finds herself taken up by an unusual vaudevillian and goes to live among an assortment of other intelligent animals, each of whom is observed with the characteristic empathy and humor that stamp Chekhov's work.
|The Slanderer 1901|
By: Arnold Bennett (1867-1931)
Tales of the Five Towns
This is a selection of short stories recounting, with gentle satire and tolerant good humour, the small town provincial life at the end of the nineteenth century, based around the six towns in the county of Staffordshire, England, known as the Potteries. Arnold Bennett chose to fictionalize these towns by changing their names and omitting one (Fenton) as he apparently felt that “Five Towns” was more euphonious than “Six Towns”. The real town names which are thinly disguised in the novel are: Hanley, Longton, Burslem and Tunstal, the fifth, Stoke became “Knype”...
Matador of the Five Towns and Other Stories
Twenty-two short stories by Arnold Bennett, mainly set in the 'Five Towns', Bennett's name for the pottery manufacturing towns of the English midlands
By: Arnold Castle
By: Arnold Marmor
|Spies Die Hard!|
By: Arthur B. Reeve (1880-1936)
The many adventures of Professor Craig Kennedy were chronicled by Arthur B. Reeve (October 15, 1880 - August 9, 1936). Reeve was an American mystery writer who created 82 Craig Kennedy mystery stories. The stories have a very Sherlock Holmes type feel, In fact Kennedy has been referred to as the "American Sherlock Holmes". Along with his reporter friend, Walter Jameson, Kennedy solves many crimes and unveils mysteries using science. This book contains twelve of Professor Kennedy's adventures. The interesting thing about these stories is Kennedy uses newly discovered science from his time period, which we take for granted today...
By: Arthur Christopher Benson (1862-1925)
|Paul the Minstrel and Other Stories Reprinted from The Hill of Trouble and The Isles of Sunset|
|The Isles of Sunset|
By: Arthur Dekker Savage
|Trees Are Where You Find Them|
By: Arthur Feldman
By: Arthur G. Hill
|The Terrible Answer|
By: Arthur Porges (1915-2006)
By: Arthur Schnitzler (1862-1931)
|The Dead Are Silent 1907|
By: Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch (1863-1944)
|Two Sides of the Face Midwinter Tales|
|The Delectable Duchy|
|Corporal Sam and Other Stories|
|News from the Duchy|
|The Roll-Call Of The Reef|
By: Asa Don Dickinson (1876-1960)
The Children's Book of Christmas Stories
Many librarians have felt the need and expressed the desire for a select collection of children's Christmas stories in one volume. This book claims to be just that and nothing more. Each of the stories has already won the approval of thousands of children, and each is fraught with the true Christmas spirit. It is hoped that the collection will prove equally acceptable to parents, teachers, and librarians.
Good Cheer Stories Every Child Should Know
This charming book has many stories that deal mostly with the holiday of Thanksgiving, perfectly suited for family listening and reading. and gathers in one volume tales of tasty turkeys, festive parties, generous gestures, and holiday cheer. The stories featured include works by such writers as Harriet Beecher Stowe, George Eliot, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and others. So if you want to listen to some great stories that bring out gratitude for life and a thanksgiving attitude, here are a bunch of the best.
By: August William Derleth (1909-1971)
By: Augusta Groner (1850-1929)
Case Of The Registered Letter
A man is found shot dead and the man to whom all evidence points insists he is innocent.
By: Augustus Allen Hayes (1837-1892)
|The Denver Express From "Belgravia" for January, 1884|
By: Barbara Constant
|The Sound of Silence|
By: Baroness Emmuska Orczy (1865-1947)
Castles in the Air
Baroness Emma Orczy (full name: Emma (”Emmuska”) Magdolna Rozália Mária Jozefa Borbála Orczy de Orczi) (September 23, 1865 – November 12, 1947) was a British novelist, playwright and artist of Hungarian noble origin. She was most notable for her series of novels featuring the Scarlet Pimpernel. Castles in the Air, a short novel or perhaps more like a collection of short stories with memories of a French rogue in the early 19th century Paris, was published in 1921 and about it I quote from the foreword: In very truth my good friend Ratichon is an unblushing liar, thief, a forger–anything you will; his vanity is past belief, his scruples are non-existent...
By: Barry Pain (1864-1928)
A gentle, yet deliciously humourous series of anecdotes following the life of the main character and his wife, Eliza.
By: Bascom Jones
By: Basil Wells (1912-2003)
|Moment of Truth|
By: Bayard Taylor (1825-1878)
|Beauty and the Beast, and Tales of Home|
|Who Was She? From "The Atlantic Monthly" for September, 1874|
By: Beatrix Potter (1866-1943)
Great Big Treasury of Beatrix Potter
Whether you're a parent or a child, a young reader or an older one, the Great Big Treasury of Beatrix Potter is indeed just that – a treasure chest of delightful, charming little stories full of animals and people. Beatrix Potter today has spawned a whole industry of merchandise, games and theme parks, but the stories remain as fresh and sparkling as they were when they first came out in 1901. The Great Big Treasury contains three collections compiled into one enchanting volume - The Giant Treasury of Peter Rabbit, Further Tales of Peter Rabbit and The Giant Treasury of Beatrix Potter...
By: Ben Bova (1932-)
|The Next Logical Step|
By: Benjamin A. (Benjamin Alexander) Heydrick (1871-1932?)
|Americans All Stories of American Life of To-Day|
By: Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881)
|Ixion In Heaven|
By: Benjamin Ferris
By: Bernard Edward Joseph Capes (1854-1918)
|At a Winter's Fire|
By: Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)
|The Miraculous Revenge Little Blue Book #215|
By: Bernhard Severin Ingemann (1789-1862)
|The Lock and Key Library|
By: Bill Garson (1917-)
By: Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson (1832-1910)
|Stories by Foreign Authors: Scandinavian|
By: Boyd Ellanby
By: Bradner Buckner
|The Day Time Stopped Moving|
By: Bram Stoker (1847-1912)
Dracula's Guest and other Weird Tales
Nine Gothic Horror Tales by the author of Dracula. Note : These tales are not for the squeamish!!! 0r a dark windy night.
By: Bret Harte (1837-1902)
Bret Harte (1837–1902) was an American author and poet, best remembered for his accounts of pioneering life in California.
|From Sand Hill to Pine|
Mrs. Skagg's Husbands and Other Stories
A collection of short stories set in the American West at the end of the 19th century.
|Under the Redwoods|
|Legends and Tales|
|Tales of the Argonauts|
|Tales of Trail and Town|
|Condensed Novels: New Burlesques|
|The Bell-Ringer of Angel's|
|Stories in Light and Shadow|
|A Protegee of Jack Hamlin's and Other Stories|