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Madame Firmiani

by Honore de Balzac & Katharine Prescott Wormeley

Master of realism Honore de Balzac highlights his brilliant knack for character development in the short story "Madame Firmiani." The story's plot is slight, dealing in large part with the mysterious identity...


Melmoth Reconciled

by Honore de Balzac & Ellen Marriage

In this long story, part of the Philosophical Studies section of Honore de Balzac's epic masterwork The Human Comedy, the author takes the uncharacteristic step of alluding to a previously published novel, Charles...


The Message

by Honore de Balzac & Ellen Marriage

In this short story, a pleasant afternoon carriage ride lends itself to philosophical chitchat between two passengers, who muse together about the nature of life and love. When tragedy suddenly strikes, one...


A Man of Business

by Honore de Balzac & Clara Bell

Though a relatively short story, "A Man of Business" is an important component of Honore de Balzac's vast story cycle The Human Comedy, involving many of the recurring characters from the series and tying up...


A Passion in the Desert

by Honore de Balzac & Ernest Dowson

During Napoleon's campaign in Egypt, one French soldier becomes separated from his regiment and finds himself wandering lost in the desert. Just when he has given up all hope, he makes an unlikely friend. This...


Pierre Grassou

by Honore de Balzac & Katharine Prescott Wormeley

This short story is part of the Scenes of Paris Life section of Honore de Balzac's epic masterpiece The Human Comedy. Pierre Grassou is an artist who has many of the attributes necessary for success -- but lacks...


Poor Relations: Cousin Betty and Cousin Pons

by Honore de Balzac, James Waring & Ellen Marriage

This diptych is part of Honore de Balzac's epic masterpiece, The Human Comedy. It comprises two stories, "Cousin Betty" and "Cousin Pons," each of which delve deeply into complicated family dynamics and the...


The Purse

by Honore de Balzac & Clara Bell

"The Purse" is a short story that makes up part of Honore de Balzac's epic cycle The Human Comedy. Daydreaming while working on a ladder, the painter Hippolyte Schinner accidentally falls and sustains an injury....


In a Steamer Chair and Other Stories

by Robert Barr

Born in Scotland and raised in Canada, travel was a part of author Robert Barr's life from a very young age. His wanderlust continued throughout his life, and Barr passed many months on round-the-world sea voyages....


A Prince of Bohemia

by Honore de Balzac & Clara Bell

This short vignette from Honore de Balzac, a key figure in French realism, is a story within a story. The narrator, Nathan, regales a pair of aristocratic ladies with stories about the Rusticoli family and its...


Mobsters for the Holidays

by Beth Mathison

Meet the most inept crime family you're ever likely to run across! Although they aim to perform on the same level of some of the best Mafia families...well...they never QUITE reach their goal and things usually...


The Pre-War House and Other Stories

by Alison Moore

The Pre-War House and Other Stories is the debut collection from Alison Moore, whose first novel, The Lighthouse, was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and Specsavers National Book Awards 2012.

The stories...


The Wildflowers of Baltimore

by Rob Roensch

The Wildflowers of Baltimore is a collection of stories about young men on high-stakes searches for love, truth and understanding.

In many cases, the searching young men discover that the answers they come to...


Sweet Home

by Carys Bray

WINNER OF THE SCOTT PRIZE

A bereaved mother borrows her next door neighbor’s baby. An outsider builds a gingerbread house at the edge of an English village. A woman is seduced into buying special-offer babies...


Sawn-Off Tales

by David Gaffney

David Gaffney’s compact, surreal tales are filled with poignancy and wit. Each story goes off like a tiny depth charge in the mind, leaving you with the trace memory of some new urban myth – comic, absurd...


The White Road and Other Stories

by Tania Hershman

What links a café in Antarctica, a factory for producing electronic tracking tags and a casino where gamblers can wager their shoes? They're among the multiple venues where award-winning writer Tania Hershman...


Somewhere Else, or Even Here

by A.J. Ashworth

A girl meets with danger on the beach when she is lured away by a strange boy; a bereaved wife enlists the help of a mysterious woman to perform rituals that will bring her dead husband back to life; a boy’s...


Going Away Shoes

by Jill McCorkle

Jill McCorkle, a master of the short story whose work has been compared to that of Alice Munro and Lorrie Moore, is a writer whose characters insist on our immediate and total attention. Here, in her first collection...


Taking Chances

by Clarence L. Cullen

If you're a gambling man (or woman), the fast-paced stories collected in Taking Chances will hit you like a jolt of adrenaline. Originally published in the New York Sun, these tales of triumphs and defeats at...


Adventures in the Moon: And Other Worlds

by John Russell

Originally published anonymously, this early volume of fantasy tales was later attributed to Lord John Russell (who later became the Earl of Russell). Ranging from extraterrestrial adventures to philosophical...