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The Four Million

by O. Henry (William Sidney Porter)

Not very long ago some one invented the assertion that there were only "Four Hundred" people in New York City who were really worth noticing. But a wiser man has arisen--the census taker--and his larger estimate...


Cabbages and Kings

by O. Henry (William Sidney Porter)

A series of stories which each explore some individual aspect of life in a paralytically sleepy Central American town while each advancing some aspect of the larger plot and relating back one to another in a...


Taras Bulba: And Other Tales

by Nikolai Gogol

Some of the most powerful and dramatic writing of one of the men who opened the minds of the Russian people by showing them as others saw them. Gogol's tremendous power is one of the marvels of modern world...


Stories by Russian Authors

by Various

MUMU...BY IVAN TURGENEV

THE SHOT...BY ALEXANDER POUSHKIN

ST. JOHN'S EVE...BY NIKOLAI VASILIEVITCH GOGOL

AN OLD ACQUAINTANCE...BY LYOF N. TOLSTOI


The Mantle, and Other Stories

by Nikolai Gogol

The mantle- The nose- Memoirs of a mad man- A may night- The viy


Whirligigs

by O. Henry (William Sidney Porter)

O. Henry is the pen name of American writer William Sydney Porter (1862-1910). Porter's 400 short stories are known for their wit, wordplay, characterization and the clever use of twist endings. He travelled...


Laughing Torso - Reminiscences Of Nina Hamnett

by Nina Hamnett

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern...


A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens

by Charles Dickens

A Christmas Carol, one of the Charles Dickens' books most loved, was published by Chapman & Hall on 19 December 1843. It tells the story of old Ebenezer Scrooge (miserable, bitter old man without friends) and...


The Ambassadors

by Henry James

When Lambert Strether of Woollett, Massachusetts, is dispatched to Europe by his wealthy fiancée to fetch her son, Chad, home from Paris, the middle-aged innocent is impressed by the young man’s sophistication,...


Ennui

by Maria Edgeworth

The shiftless Lord Glenthorn has money and a title but suffers from ennui—from boredom. When it is revealed to him that he is not, in fact, an Anglo-Irish earl, but the peasant Christy O’Donoghoe, he must...


Winesburg, Ohio

by Sherwood Anderson

Winesburg, Ohio is a short story cycle by American author Sherwood Anderson that captures the lives of the citizens of the small, fictional town. In particular, the stories relate George Willard’s rise to...


The Encantadas or Enchanted Isles

by Herman Melville

The ten “sketches” comprising The Encantadas, or Enchanted Isles are based largely on author Herman Melville’s experience in the Galápagos Islands, combined with the recorded history of the islands, local...


The Man Who Sees Ghosts

by Friedrich von Schiller & David Bryer

One of Germany's greatest writers, Schiller is best known for his influential dramatic works. The Man Who Sees Ghosts, his only novel, was first published in 1789 and proved to be his most popular work, mainly...


The Night-Born: And Other Stories

by Jack London

It was in the old Alta-Inyo Club-a warm night for San Francisco-and through the open windows, hushed and far, came the brawl of the streets. The talk had led on from the Graft Prosecution and the latest signs...


The Mutiny of the Elsinore

by Jack London

Mr. London is here writing of scenes and types of people with which he is very familiar, the sea and ships and those who live in ships. In addition to the adventure element, of which there is an abundance of...


Moon-Face and Other Stories

by Jack London

Jack London was one of the first writers to earn a living in part from his writings in commercial fiction magazines. London became a socialist and his writings reflect this change in his political views. Moon-Face...


Michael, Brother of Jerry

by Jack London

Jack London (January 12, 1876 - November 22, 1916), was an American author who wrote The Call of the Wild and other books. A pioneer in the then-burgeoning world of commercial magazine fiction, he was one of...


Love of Life: And Other Stories

by Jack London

Under this title the author has grouped eight short stories. The tale which gives the book its name is a description of a man dying in the wilds of the Northwest by slow starvation. The concluding story, "Negore,...


Lost Face

by Jack London

Jack London, the novelist, the writer of short stories, merits respect, for he is a powerful artist in the field where he found fame. He is best known by his stories of life in the frozen and savage North. His...


The Kempton-Wase Letters

by Jack London

These letters embody the suppositious correspondence of a poet and a scientist. The letters of both are in a somewhat high-flown and impossible manner. Although the subjects treated, love and marriage, are scarcely...