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He Knew He Was Right

"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,...

The Desert of Wheat

The Pat Hobby Stories

by Francis Scott Fitzgerald

The setting: Hollywood: the character: Pat Hobby, a down-and-out screenwriter trying to break back into show business, but having better luck getting into bars. Written between 1939 and 1940, when F. Scott Fitzgerald...

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...

The Four Days' Night

by Fred Merrick White

Another in the "Doom of London" series, in which the author sounds a clarion call of potential disasters that may fall upon the great city. Here he relates a tale of air pollution. Excerpt: They crawled along...

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."

At the Time Appointed

by Anna Maynard Barbour

The fortunes of a young mining engineer who through an accident loses his memory and identity. In his new character and under his new name, the hero lives a new life of struggle and adventure. The volume will...

Erling the Bold

by Robert Michael Ballantyne

This is a tale of a Sea-rover, or Viking as they're called. In the author's own words, "The present tale is founded chiefly on the information conveyed in that most interesting work by Snorro Sturleson "The...

The Middle Temple Murder

by Joseph Smith Fletcher

The body of a man is found on the steps to Middle Temple Lane near London's courts of law, and a journalist and a young lawyer are drawn into the ensuing investigation.

Odes and Sonnets

by Clark Ashton Smith

Short book of Clark Ashton Smith's early poetry.

The Valley of Ghosts

A Thin Ghost and Others

by Montague Rhodes James

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

Reed Anthony, Cowman

by Andy Adams

From the writer and genuine Western Trail cattle driver, responsible for some of the best and most realistic accounts of cowboy life in literature.

The Guardians

by Irving Cox

It’s not always “The Truth shall set you free!” Sometimes it’s “Want of the Truth shall drive you to escape!” And that can be dangerous!

The Impossibles

Psi-Power #2

by Randall Garrett & Laurence Mark Janifer

Published in Analog as "Out Like a Light," The Impossibles involves Malone with a new kind of crime wave. Late-model cars drive themselves away with nobody at the wheel. Valuables begin vanishing from locked...

Three Hundred Years Hence

by Mary Griffith

A sleeping young man is sealed in his house by an avalanche and awakens 300 years later in the year 2135 when the house is uncovered by excavation. Through this character, Griffith looks into the future of America...

The Danger Trail

by James Oliver Curwood

A tale of love, Indian vengeance, and a mystery of the North. The danger trail is over the snow-smothered North. A young Chicago engineer, who is building a road through the Hudson Bay region, is involved in...

Don Rodriguez: Chronicles of Shadow Valley

by Lord Dunsany

A coming of age story set in the mythical "golden age" of Spain. The titular character is excluded from the inheritance of the family castle on the grounds that given his expertise with sword and mandolin he...

The Mutineer: A Romance of Pitcairn Island

by Louis Becke

The Mutineer: A Romance of Pitcairn Island by Louis Becke and Walter Jeffery: The tale of the mutiny of His Majesty's armed ship Bounty, which led to the founding of the Pitcairn community, is well known. All...