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The Ghost Hunter

by P.A. Bees

When the townspeople hire The Ghost Hunter to tell them whether or not a spectre haunts a mansion on the edge of town, they get more than they bargained for. In the end, the town would have been wiser to have...


Invisible Love

by Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt

Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt is the author of three luminous collections of short stories published by Europa Editions, including the bestselling Most Beautiful Book in the World, and one novel, Three Women in a Mirror...


Shorter Prose Pieces

by Oscar Wilde

Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde was an Irish playwright, poet and author of numerous short stories and one novel. Known for his biting wit, and a plentitude of aphorisms, he became one of the most successful...


Lord Arthur Savile's Crime: And Other Stories

by Oscar Wilde

Lord Arthur Savile's Crime

The Canterville Ghost

The Sphinx Without a Secret

The Model Millionaire

The Portrait of Mr. W. H.


The Raven

by P. Confrey Webb

Synopsis:

Elliot Major accepts an assignment from the Inex Pharmaceutical Corporation in Dubai to impersonate Robert Sinclair, an incapacitated rogue scientist in their employ. His is to find out from Robert's...


Empty Bones and Other Stories

by Breton Dukes

Empty Bones is weightlifting, infidelity, drunk driving, facelifts and childbirth – it’s a family and their weekend reunion. It is Lisbon to Madrid on the night train and Auckland to Wellington on a motorbike....


Le Monsieur de la Petite Dame

by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Author Frances Hodgson Burnett spent several years living in Paris as a young wife and mother, and her own life experiences and observations heavily influenced the series of stories that Burnett set in France,...


In Midsummer Days: And Other Tales

by August Strindberg & Ellie Schleussner

For readers who are familiar with Swedish writer August Strindberg's early, groundbreaking works for the stage, the dreamy magical realism of the short story collection In Midsummer Days will likely come as...


One Day at Arle

by Frances Hodgson Burnett

In this gripping short story from The Secret Garden author Frances Hodgson Burnett, unspeakable tragedy befalls Arle, a small, tight-knit fishing community on England's coast. Will the town be able to pick up...


Bits of Blarney

by R. Shelton Mackenzie

This delightful collection from R. Shelton Mackenzie brings together a series of Irish stories, tales, myths, jokes, and folklore collected by the author over the course of his life. Presented in a warm, conversational...


Sara Crewe: Or

by Frances Hodgson Burnett

This charming and uplifting novella is the basis for a later, novel-length version that author Frances Hodgson Burnett eventually published under the title The Little Princess. The daughter of a prominent captain,...


My Miscellanies

by Wilkie Collins

British author Wilkie Collins was one of the most famous authors of his day, ranking alongside luminaries such as Charles Dickens in terms of sales and popular acclaim. My Miscellanies bring together a series...


Esmeralda

by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Cultures clash to disastrous effect in this tale from Frances Hodgson Burnett, acclaimed author of titles such as Little Lord Fauntleroy and The Secret Garden. An American family living in Paris strives to make...


Freudian Slip

by Franklin Abel

Though it has fallen out of favor in recent years, Freudian psychoanalysis was all the rage in the mid-twentieth century, and science-fiction scribe Franklin Abel puts it to entertaining use as a plot device...


From a Bench in Our Square

by Samuel Hopkins Adams

Samuel Hopkins Adams was an American fiction writer and journalist who was interested in the lives and struggles of everyday folk. That overarching concern is on full display in this charming series of short...


Frenzied Fiction

by Stephen Leacock

Frenzied Fiction is another winner from humorist and political scientist Stephen Leacock. Brief and brimful with laugh after laugh, these short stories and vignettes are the perfect antidote to a foul mood,...


The Land of the Blue Flower

by Frances Hodgson Burnett

This allegorical tale of a saintly king who moves heaven and earth for the good of his people is another winner for young audiences from Frances Hodgson Burnett, the author of the beloved children's book The...


Le Fanu's Ghostly Tales

by Sheridan Le Fanu

Containing a collection of short tales and novellas, Le Fanu's Ghostly Tales highlights all of the literary attributes that helped Irish-born writer Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu achieve a remarkable level of fame...


Arcadian Adventures with the Idle Rich

by Stephen Leacock

Humorist Stephen Leacock was known for targeting the excesses of the aristocratic class in his lighthearted satire. This tendency is on full display in Arcadian Adventures with the Idle Rich, a series of stories...


Humorous Masterpieces from American Literature

by Various

Add some levity to your reading list with this compilation of some of the wittiest and most amusing humor writing from the American literary canon. Bringing together essays, vignettes and short stories from...