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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

by Francis Scott Fitzgerald

This story was inspired by a remark of Mark Twain's to the effect that it was a pity that the best part of life came at the beginning and the worst part at the end. By trying the experiment upon only one man...

In a Grove

by Ryūnosuke Akutagawa

"In a Grove" is an early modernist short story consisting of seven varying accounts of the murder of a samurai, Kanazawa no Takehiro, whose corpse has been found in a bamboo forest near Kyoto. Each section simultaneously...

Tales of Chinatown

by Sax Rohmer

Ten stories of Macabre Mystery by the creator of the famous Dr. Fu Manchu. Includes the excellent ghost story Tcheriapin and a creeping hand story called The Hand of Mandarin Qung.

The Horse-Dealer's Daughter

A Hunger Artist

by Franz Kafka

A Hunger Artist explores many of the themes that were close to him: spiritual poverty, asceticism, futility, and the alienation of the modern artist.

Gigolo

by Edna Ferber

Eight stories of tangy satire and sweet sentimentality. Filled with human drama, unfaltering reason, and extraordinary description.

Porcelain and Pink

by Francis Scott Fitzgerald

First published in the "Smart Set", and first published in book form in Tales of the Jazz Age in 1922. "And do you write for any other magazines?" inquired the young lady. "Oh, yes," I assured her. "I've had...

Mr. Icky

by Francis Scott Fitzgerald

This has the distinction of being the only magazine piece ever written in a New York hotel. The business was done in a bedroom in the Knickerbocker, and shortly afterward that memorable hostelry closed its doors...

The Diamond as Big as the Ritz

by Francis Scott Fitzgerald

The story tells of John T. Unger, a teenager from the town of Hades, Mississippi, who was sent to a private boarding school in Boston. During the summer he would visit the homes of his classmates, the vast majority...

Herbert West: Reanimator

Winter Dreams

Dutch Courage and Other Stories

by Jack London

A collection of very early stories published posthumously, with a preface by his wife Charmian.

The Jelly Bean

by Francis Scott Fitzgerald

Originally published in the periodical The Metropolitan, this story was first published in book form in Tales of the Jazz Age in 1922. "This is a Southern story, with the scene laid in the small Lily of Tarleton,...

The Music of Erich Zann

Celephais

The Primrose Path

Monkey Nuts

"O Russet Witch!"

by Francis Scott Fitzgerald

This short story was first published in the "Metropolitan," and first published in book form in Tales of the Jazz Age in 1922. "When this was written I had just completed the first draft of my second novel,...

What the Moon Brings

The Tomb