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The Rise of Silas Lapham

by William Dean Howells

Silas Lapham goes from rags to riches, and his ensuing moral susceptibility is the center of this tale. Silas earns a fortune in the paint business, but lacks social standards, a failure which he attempts to...

Hudson River Bracketed

Herzog's Benediction

Nibsy's Christmas

by Jacob August Riis

A collection of 3 short stories about Christmas.

Tarrano the Conqueror

by Raymond King Cummings

In Tarrano the Conqueror is presented a tale of the year 2430 A.D.--a time somewhat farther beyond our present-day era than we are beyond Columbus' discovery of America. My desire has been to create for you...

Dr. Heidenhoff's Process

by Edward Bellamy

Dr. Heidenhoff has the perfect solution for unwanted memories.

Ruth Fielding Down East

No Moving Parts

George Walker at Suez

Christian Gellert's Last Christmas

by Berthold Auerbach

A Christmas short-story extracted from "German Tales".

Chain of Command

by Stephen Arr

By going through channels, George worked up from the woodwork to the top brass!



His Second Wife


Gentle Julia

With the Eyes Shut

The Beldonald Holbein


by Carroll M. Capps

To disobey the orders of the Council of Four was unthinkable to a Space Admiral of the old school. But the trouble was, the school system had changed. A man, a fighter, an Admiral had to think for himself now,...

Lotus Alley


The Yillian Way

by John Keith Laumer

The ceremonious protocol of the Yills was impressive, colorful--and, in the long run, deadly!