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A Haunted House

von Virginia Woolf

Virginia Woolf's intention to publish her short stories is carried out in this volume, posthumously collected by her husband, Leonard Woolf. Containing six of eight stories from Monday or Tuesday, seven that...

The Virgin and the Gipsy

The Awakening & Other Short Stories

von Kate Chopin

The Awakening shocked turn-of-the-century readers with its forthright treatment of sex and suicide. Departing from literary convention, Kate Chopin failed to condemn her heroine's desire for an affair with the...

The Vampire Maid

The Death of Ivan Ilych

The Yellow Fairy Book

von Andrew Lang

The Editor thinks that children will readily forgive him for publishing another Fairy Book. We have had the Blue, the Red, the Green, and here is the Yellow. If children are pleased, and they are so kind as...

The Crimson Fairy Book

von Andrew Lang

A collection of fairy tales.

The Orange Fairy Book

von Andrew Lang

Andrew Lang's Fairy Books — also known as Andrew Lang's "Coloured" Fairy Books or Andrew Lang's Fairy Books of Many Colors — are a series of twelve collections of fairy tales, published between 1889 and...

The Innocence of Father Brown

von Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Twelve mysteries featuring Father Brown, the short, stumpy Catholic priest with "uncanny insight into human evil."

The Gun

von Philip K. Dick

Nothing moved or stirred. Everything was silent, dead. Only the gun showed signs of life ... and the trespassers had wrecked that for all time. The return journey to pick up the treasure would be a cinch ......

The Story of the Inexperienced Ghost

Just so Stories

von Rudyard Kipling

The stories, first published in 1902, are pourquoi stories, fantastic accounts of how various phenomena came about. A forerunner of these stories is "How Fear Came" in The Second Jungle Book (1895), in which...

The Grey Fairy Book

von Andrew Lang

The tales in the Grey Fairy Book are derived from many countries—Lithuania, various parts of Africa, Germany, France, Greece, and other regions of the world.

How It Feels To Die, By One Who Has Tried It; and Other Stories

von Grant Allen

This is a collection of stories by Grant Allen, published in various years. The title story is personal. Allen nearly drowned when he fell through the ice while skating as a boy in Canada, and wrote about the...

Stories for Parents, Children and Grandchildren - Volume 2

von Paulo Coelho

“Stories for Parents, Children and Grandchildren” is a stroll through the universal traditions and legends, lulled by the unforgettable magic words “Once upon a time…” This book by Paulo Coelho contains...

The Empty House and Other Ghost Stories

Youth

von Isaac Asimov

Red and Slim found the two strange little animals the morning after they heard the thunder sounds. They knew that they could never show their new pets to their parents.

Sci-Fi and Fantasy Stories From 'The Sun'

von Edward Page Mitchell

Later described as "the lost giant of American science fiction," Edward Page Mitchell wrote many science fiction and fantasy short stories in the 1870's to 1890's, nearly all of which were published anonymously...

The Man Who Would be King

von Rudyard Kipling

The Man Who Would be King (1888) is a short story by Rudyard Kipling chronicling the adventures of two British men who become kings in Kafiristan (now a province of Afghanistan).

True Names

von Cory Doctorow & Benjamin Rosenbaum

The tale of duelling galactic colony-organisms that are competing to recruit all the matter in the universe for raw computation.