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Actions and Reactions

Actions and Reactions

Rudyard Kipling

Actions and Reactions is a collection of short stories and poems including: An Habitation Enforced, The Recall, Garm — A Hostage, The Power Of The Dog, The Mother Hive, The Bees And The Flies, With The Night Mail – A Story Of 2000 A. D., The Four Angels, A Deal In Cotton, The New Knighthood, The Puzzler, Little Foxes – A Tale Of The Gihon Hunt, Gallio’s…

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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Arthur Conan Doyle

Twelve Sherlock Holmes stories in one handy book. A Scandal In Bohemia, The Red Headed League, A Case Of Identity, The Boscombe Valley Mystery, The Five Orange Pips, The Man With The Twisted Lip, The Blue Carbuncle, The Speckled Band, The Engineer’s Thumb, The Noble Bachelor, The Beryl Coronet and The Copper Beeches. Tales of missing jewels…

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After Dark

After Dark

Wilkie Collins

A collection of short stories including; After Dark; The Traveler’s Story Of A Terribly Strange Bed; The Lawyer’s Story Of A Stolen Letter; The French Governess’s Story Of Sister Rose; The Angler’s Story Of The Lady Of Glenwith Grange; The Nun’s Story Of Gabriel’s Marriage; and, The Professor’s Story Of The Yellow Mask.

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The Altar of the Dead

The Altar of the Dead

Henry James

The Altar of the Dead is a short story by Henry James, first published in his collection Terminations in 1895. A fable of literally life and death significance, the story explores how the protagonist tries to keep the remembrance of his dead friends, to save them from being forgotten entirely in the rush of everyday events. He meets a woman who shares…

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Bartleby, The Scrivener

Bartleby, The Scrivener

Herman Melville

“Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street” is a short story by the American writer Herman Melville. It first appeared anonymously in two parts in the November and December 1853 editions of Putnam’s Magazine. It tells the story of Bartleby, a man hired to work in a law firm as a scrivener. As time goes on, Bartleby becomes stranger and stranger…

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The Battle of the Books and other Short Pieces

The Battle of the Books and other Short Pieces

Jonathan Swift

‘This discourse, as it is unquestionably of the same author, so it seems to have been written about the same time, with “The Tale of a Tub;” I mean the year 1697, when the famous dispute was on foot about ancient and modern learning. The controversy took its rise from an essay of Sir William Temple’s upon that subject; which was answered by W. Wotton…

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