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A Thin Ghost and Others

by Montague Rhodes James

A collection of short stories by a master of the genre.

The Four Million

by O. Henry

Written in 1906 when roughly four million people lived in New York City, it opens with a reference to Ward McAllister's "assertion that there were only "400" people in New York City who were really worth noticing....

Among Malay Pirates : a Tale of Adventure and Peril

by G. A. Henty

In this collection of shorter stories we visit Malay pirates, have a couple of tales of India, a shipwreck off the Channel Islands and a bursting dam in California, and finish off escaping from captivity in...

Advanced Chemistry

by Jack G. Huekels

There is a lot of entertainment and also a great deal of truth in this story. We recommend it highly.

The World with a Thousand Moons

by Edmond Moore Hamilton

Grim death was the only romance to be found on this world that boasted a thousand moons.

On the Makaloa Mat

by Jack London

The best Hawaii stories, and among London's best stories overall, including "Shin Bones" and "The Water Baby."

The House of Pride

by Jack London

South Sea Tales.

Sketches by Boz

by Charles Dickens

Sketches by Boz is a collection of short pieces published by Charles Dickens in 1836. Dickens' career as a writer of fiction truly began with this collection in 1833, when he started writing humorous sketches...

The Things that Make Me Weak and Strange Get Engineered Away

The Gods of Pegana

by Lord Dunsany

The book is a series of short stories linked by Dunsany's invented pantheon of deities who dwell in Pegāna. It was followed by a further collection Time and the Gods and by some stories in The Sword of Welleran...

Echoes In Evening Wear

by Will McIntosh

A provocative story about sex, commitment and the power of fantasy to take on a life of its own. If you’re likely to swoon at the mention of naughty bits, read no further.

Twenty-six and One and Other Stories

by Maxim Gorky

A collection of three short stories: Twenty-six and One, Tchelkache & Malva.

All In The Mind

by Gene L. Henderson

When does life begin?... A well-known book says "forty". A well-known radio program says "eighty". Some folks say it's mental, others say it's physical. But take the strange case of Mel Carlson who gave a lot...

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The Red Triangle

by Arthur Morrison

Being Some Further Chronicles of Martin Hewitt, Investigator. 6 short detective stories: The affair of Samuel's diamonds, The case of Mr. Jacob Mason, The case of the Lever Key, The case of the burnt barn, The...

Industrial Revolution

by Poul William Anderson

Ever think how deadly a thing it is if a machine has amnesia—or how easily it can be arranged....

The Escape

by Poul William Anderson

The effect of the Change was actually rather small—but great enough to make foxes open locked doors, turn a moron into a super-moron, and give Earth a galaxy while its own system fell to pieces under it!

The Miller's Daughter

by Emile Zola

At dawn a clamor of voices shook the mill. Pere Merlier opened the door of Francoise's chamber. She went down into the courtyard, pale and very calm. But there she could not repress a shiver as she saw the corpse...

The God of his Fathers & Other Stories

Creatures That Once Were Men

by Maxim Gorky

A collection of short stories with an introduction by G.K. Chesterton.