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A Son of the Gods, and A Horseman in the Sky

by Ambrose Bierce

Today, Ambrose Bierce is best remembered for his blazingly satirical take on politics and society in general, which was probably best encapsulated in The Devil's Dictionary. However, Bierce paid his literary...


The Tangled Threads

by Eleanor H. Porter

Readers young and old alike will delight in this collection of classic short stories from author Eleanor H. Porter, best known for her beloved novel Pollyanna. Each tale is simple enough for younger readers...


A Thoughtless Yes

by Helen H. Gardener

Although much of her literary activity was centered in the genre of nonfiction essays, author Helen H. Gardener (the pen name of Alice Chenoweth) also dabbled in fiction, with several of her short stories achieving...


Across the Years

by Eleanor H. Porter

Surprise a young reader in your life with this collection of charming and insightful short stories from the pen of author Eleanor H. Porter, best known for the widely acclaimed novel Pollyanna. Touching on an...


The Brown Fairy Book

by Andrew Lang

The Fairy Books, or "Coloured" Fairy Books is a collection of fairy tales divided into twelve books, each associated with a different colour. Collected together by Andrew Land they are sourced from a number...


Back to God's Country: And Other Stories

by James Oliver Curwood

At the height of his literary career, Michigan-born author James Oliver Curwood was reported to be the highest-paid writer in the world. The collection Back to God's Country and Other Stories brings together...


A Young Man in a Hurry: And Other Short Stories

by Robert W. Chambers

Renowned author Robert W. Chambers dabbled in virtually every literary style under the sun, garnering acclaim from top writers and critics along the way. The story collection A Young Man in a Hurry brings together...


Cobwebs From an Empty Skull

by Ambrose Bierce

Dive into this eclectic, entertaining collection of tales from Ambrose Bierce, one of the masters of the American short story. Cobwebs From an Empty Skull brings together fables, essays, observations, and other...


Three John Silence Stories

by Algernon Blackwood

Renowned as one of the originators and masters of the 'weird' horror genre, British writer Algernon Blackwood also played a role in developing a character archetype that has gone on to feature in countless television...


The Empty House: And Other Ghost Stories

by Algernon Blackwood

Curl up with a collection of mystery and horror tales from an author whom many critics regard as one of the masters of the genre. The Empty House and Other Ghost Stories showcases some of Algernon Blackwood's...


Famous Ghost Stories

by Dorothy Scarborough

This spine-tingling collection of horror, mystery and suspense tales brings together some of the best authors in the genre, including Edgar Allan Poe and Algernon Blackwood. If you're a fan of late-nineteenth...


2BR02B

by Kurt Vonnegut

Regarded by critics and fans alike as one of the most accomplished and witty social commentators of the twentieth century, all of Kurt Vonnegut's unique strengths as a writer shine in the short fiction piece...


The Redheaded Outfield: And Other Baseball Stories

by Zane Grey

Though Zane Grey is best remembered as one of the most renowned writers of Western fiction, he also had an abiding interest in baseball rooted in his own stint as a baseball player for the University of Pennsylvania....


The Skull

by Philip K. Dick

Travel backward and forward in time -- literally -- in this thought-provoking tale from science fiction master Philip K. Dick. A prisoner is given the opportunity to regain his freedom if he accepts a dangerous...


Mr. Spaceship

by Philip K. Dick

Imagine an advanced spacecraft powered by the human brain. That's the remarkable technology at the heart of this fascinating short story by science fiction mastermind Philip K. Dick. A professor nearing the...


Second Variety

by Philip K. Dick

Influential American science fiction writer Philip K. Dick was fascinated by the idea of nuclear warfare and the dire aftermath of such an event. This scenario preoccupied Dick throughout much of his career...


The Defenders

by Philip K. Dick

Prolific science fiction writer Philip K. Dick penned hundreds of short stories, novels, and other pieces over the course of his career. "The Defenders" is a short but spellbinding tale that imagines a dystopian...


The Crystal Crypt

by Philip K. Dick

Immerse yourself in this gripping tale of interplanetary war from the mind of science fiction master Philip K. Dick. Set in the far-off future, this tale plays with several of the themes that show up time and...


White Nights: And Other Stories

by Fyodor Dostoyevsky & Constance Garnett

Although Russian fiction master Fyodor Dostoyevsky is best known for epic, sprawling novels that detail psychological and philosophical problems in minute detail, his more concise work is also remarkable in...


The Merry Men: And Other Tales & Fables

by Robert Louis Stevenson

Pining for a stiff dose of adventure? This collection of short tales from Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson is sure to quell your cravings. Brimming with tales of high-seas hijinks, intrepid explorers,...