The $30,000 Bequest and Other Stories

The $30,000 Bequest and Other Stories

Mark Twain

A collection of thirty comic short stories by the iconic American humorist and writer Mark Twain. Includes; The $30,000 Bequest; A Dog’s Tale; Was It Heaven? Or Hell?; A Cure for the Blues; The Enemy Conquered; or, Love Triumphant; The Californian’s Tale; A Helpless Situation; A Telephonic Conversation; Edward Mills and George Benton: A Tale; The five boons of Life; The First Writing-Machines; Italian Without A Master; Italian With Grammar; A Burlesque…

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Across the Years

Across the Years

Eleanor H. Porter

A collection of charming and insightful short stories from Eleanor H. Porter, best known for the widely acclaimed novel Pollyanna. Touching on an array of engaging subjects and timeless themes, these stories showcase Porter’s gift for crafting memorable characters that often find themselves in unusual or trying circumstances. Chapters include: When Father and Mother Rebelled; Jupiter Ann; The Axminster Path; Phineas…

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Actions and Reactions

Actions and Reactions

Rudyard Kipling

Actions and Reactions is a collection of short stories and poems. Chapters include: 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; The Puzzler; Little Foxes – A Tale Of The Gihon Hunt; Gallio’s Song; The House Surgeon; and, The Rabbi’s Song.

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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, missing people, weird employers, persecuted families and more.

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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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Again Sanders

Again Sanders

Edgar Wallace

This is Book 12 in Wallace’s African series. It consists of 12 short stories so can be read without having to read the previous books in this series. Chapters include: Bones And The Bee; The Terrible Talker; Thy Neighbour As Thyself; The Ghost Walker; The King’s Sceptre; In The Manner Of Lipstick; The Splendid Things; Bones The Psychic; The Rich Woman; The Keepers Of The Treasure; The Present; and, M’gala The Accurst.

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Again the Three Just Men

Again the Three Just Men

Edgar Wallace

More adventures of Edgar Wallace’s most popular characters, Manfred, Gonsalez, and Poiccart, better known to the underworld as the dreaded Three Just Men. Again the Three Just Men (published in the US as ‘The Law of the Three Just Men’ consists of 13 short stories. Chapters include: The Rebus; The Happy Travellers; The Abductor; The Third Coincidence; The Slane Mystery; The Marked Cheque; Mr Levingrou’s Daughter; The Share Pusher…

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All Souls’ Night, A Book of Stories

All Souls' Night, A Book of Stories

Hugh Walpole

A collection of sixteen short stories, including several of Walpole’s best supernatural tales. Includes: The Whistle; The Silver Mask; The Staircase; A Carnation For An Old Man; Tarnhelm Or, The Death Of My Uncle Robert; Mr. Oddy; Seashore Macabre – A Moment’s Experience; Lilac; The Oldest Talland; The Little Ghost; Mrs. Lunt; Portrait In Shadow; The Snow; The Ruby Glass; Spanish Dusk; and, Sentimental But True.

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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 his ideals, only to find that the past places what seems to be an…

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Atlantic Narratives: Modern Short Stories

Atlantic Narratives: Modern Short Stories

Various

A collection of 23 stories: The Preliminaries By Cornelia A. P. Comer; Buttercup-Night By John Galsworthy; Hepaticas By Anne Douglas Sedgwick; Possessing Prudence By Amy Wentworth Stone; The Glory-Box By Elizabeth Ashe; The Spirit Of The Herd By Dallas Lore Sharp; In The Pasha’s Garden, A Stamboul Night’s Entertainment By H. G. Dwight; Little Selves By Mary Lerner; The Failure By Charles Caldwell Dobie; Business Is Business By Henry…

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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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