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A Prize For Edie

  [english | 1961]  

Jesse Franklin Bone


Summary: [The Committee had unquestionably made a mistake. There was no doubt that Edie had achieved the long-sought cancer cure... but awarding the Nobel Prize was nonetheless a mistake...]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 437

A Question Of Courage

  [english | 1960]  

Jesse Franklin Bone


Summary: [I smelled the trouble the moment I stepped on the lift and took the long ride up the side of the Lachesis. There was something wrong. I couldnt put my finger on it but...]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 401

A Rill From The Town Pump

  [english | 1837]  

Nathaniel Hawthorne


Summary: [A Rill From The Town Pump by Nathaniel Hawthorne. THIS 7 PAGE ARTICLE WAS EXTRACTED FROM THE BOOK Master Thoughts of Master Minds in Poem Prose and Pencil by Nathaniel Hawthorne. To purchase the entire book please order ISBN 0766101495.]
Genres: [fiction | short storiesDownloads: 360

A Select Party

  [english | 1844]  

Nathaniel Hawthorne


Summary: [A Select Party by Nathaniel Hawthorne. A Select Party by Nathaniel Hawthorne We are pleased to offer thousands of books for the Kindle including thousands of hard-to-find literature and classic fiction books. Click on our Editor Name eBook-Ventures next to the book title above to view all of the titles that are currently available. ]
Genres: [fiction | short storiesDownloads: 481

A Short Trip Home

  [english | 1927]  

Francis Scott Fitzgerald


Excerpts: [... gleaming at the neck of his fur coat. He was a senior at New Haven, I was a sophomore. He was prominent, a member of Scroll and Keys, and, in my ...... excited, appeared in the dining-room door. Mr. Jelke, she called in a low voice. Joe's face fell as he turned toward her, sensing bad news. Miss ...... chauffeur approached it on the wrong side???the side on which the line of cars ...]
Genres: [fiction | short storiesDownloads: 276

A Sick Collier

  [english | 1914]  

David Herbert Lawrence


Excerpts: [... way in movement recalling a mating bird, which denotes a body taut and compact with life. Being a good worker he had earned decent money in the mine, ...... th' table for my breakfast, an' put my pit-things afront o' th' fire. I s'll be gettin' up at ha'ef pas' five. Tha nedna shift thysen not till when ter ...... I like ter be able to slobber if I feel like it, he said. He put ...]
Genres: [fiction | short storiesDownloads: 113

A Slave Is A Slave

  [english | 1962]  

Henry Beam Piper


Summary: [The Heroic Slave a Thrilling Narrative of the Adventures of Madison Washington in Pursuit of Liberty is a short piece of fiction written by famous abolitionist Frederick Douglass. When the Rochester Ladies Anti Slavery Society asked Douglass for a short story to go in their collection Autographs for Freedom Douglass responded in turn with The Heroic Slave. The novella published in 1852 by John P. ...]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 461

A Slip Under The Microscope

  [english | 1896]  

H Wells


Excerpts: [... rose, thrust his hands into his pockets, and walked slowly down the laboratory towards the lecture theatre door. He stood listening for a moment, ...... brown holland aprons they wore while dissecting. Of the men, two went down the laboratory to their places, one a pallid, dark-bearded man, who had once ...... the introductory course in zoology. From ovum to ovum is the goal of the ...]
Genres: [fiction | short storiesDownloads: 263

A Smile Of Fortune

  [english | 1910]  

Joseph Conrad


Excerpts: [... 1 By half-past seven in the morning, the ship being then inside the harbour at last and moored within a long stone's-throw from the quay, my stock ...... it was a remarkable feat to have produced it so quickly, and I congratulated the steward on his smartness in a somewhat ominous tone. He gave me a deprecatory smile ...... the quarter-deck two shabby individuals stepped forward ...]
Genres: [fiction | short storiesDownloads: 80

A Society

  [english | 1921]  

Virginia Woolf


Summary: [An Essay on the History of Civil Society is a book by the Scottish Enlightenment philosopher Adam Ferguson first published in 1767. The Essay established Fergusons reputation in Britain and throughout Europe.]
Genres: [fiction | short storiesDownloads: 404

A Son Of The Sun

  [english | 1912]  

Jack London


Summary: [A number of lesser-known South Pacific tales.]
Genres: [fiction | action adventure | short storiesDownloads: 192

A Spaceship Named Mcguire

  [english | 1961]  

Randall Garrett


Summary: [The basic trouble with McGuire was that though he was a robot spaceship nevertheless he had a definite weakness that a man might understand....]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 252

A Summing Up

  [english | 1944]  

Virginia Woolf


Summary: [Janus: A Summing Up (1978) is a book by Arthur Koestler in which he develops his philosophical idea of the holarchy introduced in his 1967 book The Ghost in the Machine. The holarchy provides a coherent way of organizing knowledge and nature all together. The idea of the holarchy is that everything we can think of is composed of holons (simultaneously both part and whole) so that each holon is ...]
Genres: [fiction | short storiesDownloads: 160

A Tale Of Jerusalem

  [english | 1832]  

Edgar Allan Poe


Excerpts: [... Abel-Phittim to Buzi-Ben-Levi and Simeon the Pharisee, on the tenth day of the month Thammuz, in the year of the world three thousand nine hundred ...... Gizbarim, or sub-collectors of the offering, in the holy city of Jerusalem. Verily, replied the Pharisee, let us hasten: for this generosity in the ...... the Ammonites proved wanting to their own interests? Methinks it is no ...]
Genres: [fiction | short storiesDownloads: 447

A Tale Of The Ragged Mountains

  [english | 1843]  

Edgar Allan Poe


Excerpts: [... uneven, although sound, than I had ever before seen teeth in a human head. The expression of his smile, however, was by no means unpleasing, as might ...... grew accustomed to it, and my uneasiness wore off. It seemed to be his design rather to insinuate than directly to assert that, physically, he had not ...... doctrines of Mesmer. It was altogether by means of magnetic remedies ...]
Genres: [fiction | horror | short storiesDownloads: 52

A Tale Of Three Lions

  [english | 1887]  

Henry Rider Haggard


Excerpts: [... doors the angels of the sun seem to move continually. And there, too, is the wild game, following its feeding-grounds in great armies, with the springbuck ...... life, and most curious some of them were. No man can pass all those years following the rough existence of an elephant-hunter without meeting with many ...... just in time, for in another moment I should have gone for him, ...]
Genres: [fiction | action adventure | short storiesDownloads: 423

A Thief In The Night

  [english | 1905]  

Ernest William Hornung


Summary: [A Thief in The Night is a 1989 book British historian and journalist John Cornwell on Pope John Paul I conspiracy theories in which the author challenges previous writings on the subject by David Yallop.]
Genres: [fiction | mystery detective | short storiesDownloads: 265

A Thin Ghost And Others

  [english | 1920]  

Montague Rhodes James


Summary: [A collection of short stories by a master of the genre.]
Genres: [fiction | ghost | short storiesDownloads: 80

A Thought For Tomorrow

  [english | 1952]  

Robert Gilbert


Summary: [Any intolerable problem has a way out?the more impossible the likelier it is sometimes!]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 20

A Transmutation Of Muddles

  [english | 1960]  

Horace Brown Fyfe


Summary: [An experienced horse-trader bargain-haggler and general swapper has a very special talent for turning two headaches into one aspirin pill....]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 486
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