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Young Goodman Brown

Dark Jubilee

The Prussian Officer

The Disintegration Machine

Professor Challenger #4

by Arthur Conan Doyle

Professor Challenger is arguing with people who are persistently calling him on the telephone when his young friend Malone, a reporter for the Gazette, enters and requests Challenger accompany him to inspect...

South Sea Tales

by Jack London

Darker Pacific tales, including "Mauki" and "The Terrible Solomans."

The Red Fairy Book

by Andrew Lang

Andrew Lang's Fairy Books or Andrew Lang's "Coloured" Fairy Books constitute a twelve-book series of fairy tale collections. Although Andrew Lang did not collect the stories himself from the oral tradition,...

The Death of Ivan Ilych

The Violet Fairy Book

by Andrew Lang

This is a new collection of Fairy stories in continuation of the series which "The Blue Fairy Book" was the initial volume.

Tales of Old Japan

by Lord Redesdale

Tales of Old Japan is an anthology of short stories, compiled by Algernon Bertram Freeman-Mitford, Lord Redesdale, writing under the better known name of A.B. Mitford. These stories focus on the varying aspects...

The Dream of a Ridiculous Man

The Horse-Dealer's Daughter

The Birth-Mark

The Whispering Spheres

by Russel R. Winterbotham

An alien life-form--metallic, sinister--threatening all mankind with annihilation.

The Mortal Immortal

Rappaccini's Daughter

The Million Pound Bank Note

by Mark Twain

The story takes place in Victorian London, where two very rich, eccentric brothers give the penniless story protagonist, Henry Adams, one million pounds of money in the form of a single peerless bank note. Henry...

The Heir of Mondolfo

The Minister's Black Veil

In a Grove

by Ryūnosuke Akutagawa

"In a Grove" is an early modernist short story consisting of seven varying accounts of the murder of a samurai, Kanazawa no Takehiro, whose corpse has been found in a bamboo forest near Kyoto. Each section simultaneously...

Arson Plus

by Samuel Dashiell Hammett

This Black Mask story introduces ''The Continental Op'', a character who would eventually appear in 28 stories and two novels.