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Biographical Stories

For the Defence, Dr. Thorndyke

by R. Austin Freeman

This is the story of Andrew, a handsome artist living with his beautiful wife. Andrew witnesses a man being shot one night by two masked assailants and on the advice of his wife, decides to remain silent about...

The Life, Adventures & Piracies of the Famous Captain Singleton

by Daniel Defoe

The narrative describes the life of an Englishman, stolen from a well-to-do family as a child and raised by Gypsies who eventually makes his way to sea. One half of the book concerns Singleton's crossing of...

Time Crime

by Henry Beam Piper

The Paratime Police had a real headache this time! Tracing one man in a population of millions is easy--compared to finding one gang hiding out on one of billions of probability lines!

The Fox

Ivan the Fool

The Strange Adventures of Mr. Middleton

by Wardon Allan Curtis

A collection of 15 fantasy short stories, similar to the "Arabian Nights", set in Chicago.

Children of the Frost

by Jack London

Tales from the Klondike.

The Itinerary of Archbishop Baldwin through Wales

by Giraldus Cambrensis

A mediaeval Norman-Welsh cleric recounts his adventures travelling through his homeland, recruiting for the Third Crusade.

Euthyphro

Among the Meadow People

by Clara Dillingham Pierson

MANY of these stories of field life were written for the little ones of my kindergarten, and they gave so much pleasure, and aroused such a new interest in "the meadow people," that it has seemed wise to collect...

The Wide, Wide World

by Susan Warner

The Wide, Wide World is a work of sentimentalism based on the life of young Ellen Montgomery. The story begins with Ellen’s happy life being disrupted by the fact that her mother is very ill and her father...

Burning Daylight

by Jack London

A tale of the Klondike Goldrush and the corrupting influence of high stakes capitalism.

Ox-Team Days on the Oregon Trail

by Ezra Meeker & Howard R. Driggs

The Oregon Trail--what suggestion the name carries of the heroic toil of pioneers! Yet a few years' ago the route of the trail was only vaguely known. Then public interest was awakened by the report that one...

Parmenides

Rashoumon

by Ryūnosuke Akutagawa

"Rashōmon" (Japanese: 羅生門) is a short story by Akutagawa Ryūnosuke based on tales from the Konjaku Monogatarishū. A man considering whether or not to become a thief meets a woman stealing hair from...

Rebel Raider

The Circular Staircase

by Mary Roberts Rinehart

The summer occupants of "Sunnyside" find the dead body of Arnold Armstrong, the son of the owner, on the circular staircase. Following the murder a bank failure is announced. Around these two events is woven...

Dream Days

by Kenneth Grahame

The further adventures of five brothers and sisters growing up in the English countryside in the late nineteenth century. Sequel to "The Golden Age.".

A Stable for Nightmares