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To Skin a Cat

by Thomas Mcguane

Thomas McGuane's first short story collection; 13 stories of great range, verve and humor.


The O. Henry Prize Stories 2014

by Laura Furman

The O. Henry Prize Stories 2014 gathers twenty of the best short stories of the year, selected from thousands published in literary magazines. The winning stories roam the world, from Nigeria to Venice, from...


The Secret Chronicles of Sherlock Holmes

by June Thomson

This collection of stories, allegedly written by Doctor Watson, includes the tragic tale of Lord Deerswood's unwanted legacy, the account of the jealous contortionist, the affair of the beautiful housekeeper,...


The Next New World

by Bob Shacochis

“If we are in the golden age of the short story, Bob Shacochis is one of the writers who got us here.” —Providence Journal

The haunting stories in The Next New World have a directness, an immediacy, a funny,...


Breaking Knees: Modern Arabic Short Stories from Syria

by Zakaria Tamer

The first of Zakaria Tamer's collections of stories to be published in English as a complete unit, "Breaking Knees" is a daring work of art that deals with taboo subjects like religion and sexuality in a frank...


My Sister's Hand in Mine

by Jane Bowles

Janes Bowles has for many years had an underground reputation as one of the truly original writers of the twentieth century. This collection of expertly crafted short fiction will fully acquaint all students...


Full Term

by J. I. M. Stewart

In 'Laon and Cythna' a legend emerges, along with a deathbed confession. This is a 'ghost' story in the best traditions. In 'Cucumber Sandwiches' a don examines a novelist's youthful indiscretion. 'The Men'...


Past, Present, & Future: Second Edition: Short Stories

by C. Ross Landrum

What would happen if there were a Nuclear Holocaust? Who or would be left to rule? There have been several sites much like "STONEHENGE" found worldwide; all with a circular pattern and an arch or two. What is...


The Confessions of Arsene Lupin

by Maurice Leblanc

French writer Maurice Leblanc was heavily influenced by Arthur Conan Doyle's creation Sherlock Holmes. After devising several characters inspired by Holmes, Leblanc hit his stride with Arsene Lupin, a criminal...


Green Tea and Mr. Justice Harbottle

by Sheridan Le Fanu

Irish master of gothic horror Sherdian Le Fanu does it again with the two stories collected in this volume. Though both are distinct tales that will leave your spine tingling, they share a common theme: an ordinary...


The Angels of Mons

by Arthur Machen

Early in his career, Welsh author Arthur Machen got caught up in an unusual controversy when "The Bowmen," a fictional tale he published about supernatural beings coming to the aid of British soldiers during...


The Works of Edgar Allan Poe

by Edgar Allan Poe

It is virtually impossible to overstate Edgar Allan Poe's importance in the field of American literature. He is credited not only with inventing or significantly advancing the short story, detective fiction,...


The Honour of the Flag: And Other Stories

by William Clark Russell

Set sail for classic high seas adventure with this eclectic volume of short stories from William Clark Russell. Ranging from straightforward nautical action in the traditional vein to tales with a terrifying...


The Wind in the Rose-Bush: And Other Stories of the Supernatural

by Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman

Author Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman gained acclaim in her time as a chronicler of life in rural New England. In this creepy collection of supernatural tales, Freeman makes full use of both her spare, skillful...


The Funny Bone: Short Stories and Amusing Anecdotes for a Dull Hour

by Henry Martyn Kieffer

Whether you're looking for a quick pick-me-up after a lousy day or something pleasant to pass the time while you're waiting in line, the eclectic collection The Funny Bone is just the ticket. Packed with poems,...


Adolescents Only

by Irving E. Cox

This classic sci-fi tale is sure to send chills up your spine, especially if you're under the age of 20. One night, an unusual object lights up the sky, and soon afterwards, a local high school teacher begins...


Told in the Coffee House: Turkish Tales

by Cyrus Adler

Arkansas-born educator and scholar Cyrus Adler had the opportunity to spend a significant amount of time in and around Constantinople in the late nineteenth century. During his time there, he became fascinated...


French Short Stories

by Various

Whether you're a longtime fan of French fiction or just beginning to explore the genre, this wide-ranging collection of short stories is an excellent grab-bag of tales from one of Europe's literary hotspots....


The Ten-Foot Chain: Or, Can Love Survive the Shackles?

by Achmed Abdullah, Max Brand & E. K. Means

This unique collection of short stories came about when a dinnertime conversation led to the following question being posed: What would happen if a man and woman were forced to spend several days shackled to...


Our Casualty and Other Stories

by George A. Birmingham

"George A. Birmingham" was one of the pen names used by James Owen Hannay, a lifelong Church of Ireland minister who also wrote novels and short stories. The tales collected in Our Casualty and Other Stories...