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The Innocence of Father Brown

by Gilbert Keith Chesterton

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

Warrior of the Light - Volume 2

by Paulo Coelho

“Warrior of the Light” is a collection of texts that, for the first time, are gathered from the internet writings of Paulo Coelho. In his inimitable style, Paulo Coelho helps us to discover the warrior of...

A Haunted House

by 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 Violet Fairy Book

by Andrew Lang

This is a new collection of Fairy stories in continuation of the series which "The Blue Fairy Book" was the initial volume.

The Virgin and the Gipsy

The Birth-Mark

The Man Who Would be King

by 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).

The Yellow Fairy Book

by 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 Awakening & Other Short Stories

by 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 Grey Fairy Book

by 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.

The Crystal Crypt

by Philip K. Dick

Stark terror ruled the Inner-Flight ship on that last Mars-Terra run. For the black-clad Leiters were on the prowl ... and the grim red planet was not far behind.

Arson Plus

by Samuel Dashiell Hammett

This Black Mask story introduces ''The Continental Op'', a character who would eventually appear in 28 stories and two novels.

The Crimson Fairy Book

by Andrew Lang

A collection of fairy tales.

The Purloined Letter

by Edgar Allan Poe

"The Purloined Letter" is a short story by American author Edgar Allan Poe. It is the third of his three detective stories featuring the fictional C. Auguste Dupin, the other two being "The Murders in the Rue...

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...

Youth

by 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.

The Orange Fairy Book

by 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 Story of the Inexperienced Ghost

The Star

Dracula's Guest