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A Haunted House

  [english | 1921]  

Virginia Woolf


Summary: [Virginia Woolfs intention to publish her short stories is carried out in this volume posthumously collected by her husband Leonard Woolf. Containing six of eight stories from Monday or Tuesday seven that appeared in magazines and five other stories the book makes available Virginia Woolfs shorter works of fiction.]
Genres: [fiction | ghost | short storiesDownloads: 167

A House Of Pomegranates

  [english | 1892]  

Oscar Wilde


Summary: [A House of Pomegranates is a collection of whimisical short stories by Oscar Wilde. This collections includes the following tales: The Young King The Birthday of the Infanta The Fisherman and his Soul and The Star-child. Readers of all ages will be delighted by these fanciful tales.]
Genres: [fiction | short stories | juvenileDownloads: 7

A Hunger Artist

  [english | 1922]  

Franz Kafka


Summary: [The judgement -- The metamorphosis -- A report to an Academy -- A hunger artist.]
Genres: [fiction | short storiesDownloads: 115

A Journey Of Little Profit

  [english | 1898]  

John Buchan


Excerpts: [... kind in the land. For days in the late Autumn there is the lowing of oxen and the bleating of sheep among its high wooden pens, and in the rickety sale-rings ...... was heard of. I had taken to the droving for the love of a wild life, and a wild life I led. My father's heart would be broken long syne with my doings, ...... valued me only for the whisky which I gave them to drink my ...]
Genres: [fiction | horror | short storiesDownloads: 16

A Kidnapped Santa Claus

  [english | 1904]  

Lyman Frank Baum


Summary: [Santa Claus lives in the Laughing Valley where stands the big rambling castle in which his toys are manufactured. His workmen selected from the ryls knooks pixies and fairies live with him and every one is as busy as can be from one years end to another. On one side is the mighty Forest of Burzee. At the other side stands the huge mountain that contains the Caves of the Daemons. And between them ...]
Genres: [fiction | fantasy | short storiesDownloads: 181

A Knyght Ther Was

  [english | 1963]  

Robert Franklin Young


Summary: [But the Knyght was a little less than Perfect and his horse did not have a metabolism and his castle was much more mobile--timewise!--than it had any business being!]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 497

A Life In Pictures

  [english | 2007]  

Mark Ward


Summary: [A Life In Pictures manages to be absurd and touching at the same time a buddy movie of an entirely different story.]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 183

A Martian Odyssey

  [english | 1934]  

Stanley Grauman Weinbaum


Excerpts: [... I set the two cameras clicking and buzzed along, riding pretty high-about two thousand feet-for a couple of reasons. First, it gave the cameras ...... observed Jarvis, from here on I'll be telling a few things Putz didn't see! He rubbed his tingling nose, and continued. I knew that I had ...... sometime, though. The ditch was covered with what looked like a nice green lawn. Only, ...]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 257

A Matter Of Importance

  [english | 1959]  

Murray Leinster


Summary: [The importance of a matter is almost entirely a matter of your attitude. And whether you call something a riot or a war... well there is a difference but what is it?]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 124

A Matter Of Interest

  [english | 1897]  

Robert William Chambers


Excerpts: [... as Sand Point, I believe, but anybody at West Oyster Bay can direct you to it. Captain McPeek, who keeps the West Oyster Bay House, drives duck shooters ...... James. I glanced timidly at her. She's thinking of the same thing, said I to myself. What an ass I must appear! However, the young lady seemed ...... not familiar with sporting goods. If I knew your name I should ask ...]
Genres: [fiction | short storiesDownloads: 296

A May Evening

  [english | 1887]  

Nikolai Gogol


Excerpts: [... melodies which, though glad, are never without a strain of sadness. The pensive eventide was dreamily embracing the blue heaven, and transforming every visible ...... the night is near, Come, oh, come to me, sweetheart, dear! No use, murmured the Cossack when he had finished his song, at the same time drawing near ...... and there is nobody near. And if anybody does come, I will ...]
Genres: [fiction | short storiesDownloads: 228

A Mixture Of Genius

  [english | 1958]  

Adam Castle


Summary: [Who but the imaginative young shall inherit the stars?]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 326

A Modern Lover

  [english | 1933]  

David Herbert Lawrence


Excerpts: [... But when he arrived at the brow where the hill swooped downwards, where the broad road ended suddenly, the sun had vanished from the space before him, ...... like a dream which wastes a sleep with unrest, was the South and its hurrying to and fro. Here, on the farther shore of the sunset, with the flushed tide ...... her go, and looked aside, saying some words of greeting. He had ...]
Genres: [fiction | short storiesDownloads: 18

A Modern Magician

  [english | 1979]  

William Olaf Stapledon


Excerpts: [... was deciding that though she was drawn to him she also disliked him. Why had she come out with him again? He was weedy and self-centered. Yet she had come. Something ...... that had been done in America with dice. You threw the dice time after time, and you willed them to settle with the two sixes uppermost. Generally ...... experiments on his own, guided by the findings of the ...]
Genres: [fiction | fantasy | short storiesDownloads: 251

A New Leaf

  [english | 1931]  

Francis Scott Fitzgerald


Excerpts: [... wine. Julia Ross ate a few with her bread and listened to the big goldfish rippling in the pool and the sparrows whirring about an abandoned table. You could ...... down his hostess' back, kisses the serving maid and passes out in the dog kennel. But he's done it too often. He's run through about everybody, until ...... slouched and postured rather than sat and stood very straight, ...]
Genres: [fiction | short storiesDownloads: 62

A Nice Quite Place

  [english | 1930]  

Francis Scott Fitzgerald


Excerpts: [... and die, but mother is sort of narrow-minded in some ways, and she feels that sixteen is too young to go to a prom and Lil Hammel's mother feels ...... father had decided, from observations of their own and some revelations on the part of their elder daughter, Constance, that Josephine knew her ...... was to be deprived this summer. A Nice Quite Place Chapter 2 ? Into Chicago, ...]
Genres: [fiction | short storiesDownloads: 85

A Night At The Fair

  [english | 1928]  

Francis Scott Fitzgerald


Excerpts: [... place in the Grand Concourse every night. At the late afternoon of a hot September day two boys of fifteen, somewhat replete with food and pop, and fatigued ...... that even though he was going East to school, he was too small for long trousers. He had countered by growing an inch and a half in a fortnight, which ...... at the car. After several minutes a young man with a very pink ...]
Genres: [fiction | short storiesDownloads: 237

A Passionate Pilgrim

  [english | 1871]  

Henry James


Summary: [A Passionate Pilgrim by Henry James. Henry James is one of the key figures of 19th century literary realism known for books portraying the encounter or clash of America with Europe. In A Passionate Pilgrim the difference between America and Europe erupts into open conflict leading to an ironic ending.]
Genres: [fiction | short storiesDownloads: 7

A Place In The Sun

  [english | 1956]  

Stephen Marlowe


Summary: [Matryonas Place () sometimes translated as Matryonas Home (or House) is a novella written in 1959 by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. The story is narrated in the first person by a former prisoner of the gulag and a teacher of mathematics as was Solzhenitsyn at time. The narrator who has a longing to return to live in the Russian provinces takes a job at a school on a collective farm. Matryona offers him ...]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 466

A Predicament

  [english | 1838]  

Edgar Allan Poe


Excerpts: [... Pigs were whistling. Carts they rattled. Bulls they bellowed. Cows they lowed. Horses they neighed. Cats they caterwauled. Dogs they danced. Danced! ...... companions. Diana, my poodle! sweetest of creatures! She had a quantity of hair over her one eye, and a blue ribband tied fashionably around her neck. ...... his ankles (as usual with that race) in the middle of the upper ...]
Genres: [fiction | short storiesDownloads: 337
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