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All That Goes Up

  [english | 1953]  

Kirby Brooks


Summary: [At fifty a man should be too old to go around flying off the handle or wandering around on the ceiling. But what could a man do when he had a son who insisted on being a genius?]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 9

Am I Still There

  [english | 1963]  

James Hall


Summary: [James Baker Hall (April 14 1935 ? June 25 2009) was an American poet novelist photographer and teacher.]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 282

American Fairy Tales

  [english | 1901]  

Lyman Frank Baum


Summary: [12 Fairy Tales from the author of the Wizard of Oz series of books. Inspired by Lang and the Brothers Grimm Baum sought to create an American type of fairy tales avoiding the usual violence and roman often found in these sort of stories.]
Genres: [fiction | fantasy | short storiesDownloads: 240

Amnesia Mist Memoir

  [english | 2001]  

Richard Kadrey


Excerpts: [... cat feet. He couldn't have been more wrong. Fog lumbers in like a hung-over logger at the tail-end of a four-day drunk. Fog is the embodiment of forgetfulness. ...... the thing or whether it really existed or not. Fog slips. It falls over hills and rolls down sidewalks, shaking trees and misting the windows of parked cars. ...... decided that it was more important to the Earth than ...]
Genres: [fiction | short storiesDownloads: 492

Among Malay Pirates A Tale Of Adventure And Peril

  [english | 1905]  

G Henty


Summary: [In this collection of shorter stories we visit Malay pirates have a couple of tales of India a shipwreck off the Channel Islands and a bursting dam in California and finish off escaping from captivity in China.]
Genres: [fiction | action adventure | short storiesDownloads: 467

Among The Pathans

  [english | 1891]  

William Murray Graydon


Summary: [Excerpt:When Jack Chetwynd dropped into the Bundar Cafe at Delhi one scorching afternoon in September of last year and informed me that we were ordered off to the Punjaub I could have shouted for joy. I did not do it though for I well knew how scornfully Jack would regard any such demonstration. I merely nodded my head lazily and went on reading the Post with as much calmness as if such news was ...]
Genres: [fiction | action adventure | short storiesDownloads: 377

Amours Delices Et Orgues

  [french | 1898]  

Alphonse Allais


Excerpts: [... la rudimentaire intelligence se panachait de la plus exquise brutalit'e envers le subordonn'e. Cet homme de guerre d'eclara un beau jour qu'il allait ...... les caf'es o`u l'on rencontre, de pr'ef'erence, des charcutiers, d'anciens capitaines au long cours ou des chefs de fanfare, mais pas de m'edecins! Amours ...... coeurs tendres et donner satisfaction `a la Soci'et'e Protectrice ...]
Genres: [fiction | short storiesDownloads: 171

An Alcoholic Case

  [english | 1937]  

Francis Scott Fitzgerald


Excerpts: [... girl sat down panting on the bed. 'Don't you believe in anything?' she demanded. 'Nothing you believe in???please???it'll spill.' She had no ...... GIN. He took it by the neck and tossed it through the open door to the bathroom. It was on the floor in pieces and everything was silent for a while ...... where there was a draught with no sweater to put over her uniform. As well as ...]
Genres: [fiction | short storiesDownloads: 485

An Anarchist

  [english | 1905]  

Joseph Conrad


Summary: [Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist is Alexander Berkmans account of his experience in prison in Western Penitentiary of Pennsylvania in Pittsburgh from 1892 to 1906. First published in 1912 by Emma Goldmans Mother Earth press it has become a classic in autobiographical literature.]
Genres: [fiction | short storiesDownloads: 138

An Empty Bottle

  [english | 1952]  

Mari Wolf


Summary: [They wanted to go home--back to the planet theyd known. But even the stars had changed. Did the fate of all creation hinge upon an--]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 447

An Incident On Route

  [english | 1962]  

James Henry Schmitz


Summary: [A quite boring story.]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 329

An International Episode

  [english | 1878]  

Henry James


Summary: [Madame de Mauves -- Daisy Miller -- An international episode -- The siege of London -- Lady Barberina -- The author of Beltraffio -- The Aspern papers -- The pupil -- The turn of the screw -- The beast in the jungle.]
Genres: [fiction | short storiesDownloads: 381

An Old Acquaintance

  [english | 1887]  

Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy


Excerpts: [... frosty sky. By the tents and on the lower ground around the arms rushed the Cossacks, dragoons, and artillerists, with great galloping and snorting of ...... His restless lips, barely covered by a sparse, soft, whitish moustache, were constantly changing their shape as though they were trying to assume ...... in the fur jacket took no share in the conversation, obstinately refused ...]
Genres: [fiction | short storiesDownloads: 71

An Old Womans Tale

  [english | 1830]  

Nathaniel Hawthorne


Summary: [An Old Woman S Tale by Nathaniel Hawthorne. An Old Woman s Tale 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: 256

An Outpost Of Progress

  [english | 1896]  

Joseph Conrad


Excerpts: [... on all the four sides. There were three rooms in it. The one in the middle was the living-room, and had two rough tables and a few stools in it. ...... to the subtle influences of surroundings, they felt themselves very much alone, when suddenly left unassisted to face the wilderness a wilderness rendered ...... Carlier, stopping short. Why, retorted Kayerts, with indignation, I've ...]
Genres: [fiction | short storiesDownloads: 243

An Unwritten Novel

  [english | 1920]  

Virginia Woolf


Excerpts: [... seemed to apologise and at the same time to say to me, If only you knew! Then she looked at life again. But I do know, I answered silently, glancing ...... crept over the paper's rim She shuddered, twitched her arm queerly to the middle of her back and shook her head. Again I dipped into my great reservoir ...... cow in the meadow had shocked her and saved her from some ...]
Genres: [fiction | short storiesDownloads: 243

Anchorite

  [english | 1962]  

Randall Garrett


Summary: [There are two basic kinds of fools--the ones who know they are fools and the kind that because they do not know that are utterly deadly menaces!]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 465

And Devious The Line Of Duty

  [english | 1962]  

Tom Godwin


Summary: [Sometimes the most diligent and loyal thing an old man can do is fumble drink beer and let a young man get into trouble....]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 383

Andas Game

  [english | 2004]  

Cory Doctorow


Excerpts: [... as a response to Ray Bradbury describing Michael Moore as a crook for repurposing the title Fahrenheit 451 as Fahrenheit 9/11. Bradbury doesn't ...... sold this story to Salon, and it was later reprinted in Michael Chabon's Best American Short Stories (a story written by a Canadian about Brits, no ...... chickens: my battle record is 3,522 kills in a single battle. I have taken ...]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 227

Anderson Crow Detective

  [english | 1918]  

George Barr Mccutcheon


Summary: [Excerpt:Two events of great importance took place in Tinkletown on the night of May 6 1918. The first occurring at half-past ten oclock was of sufficient consequence to rouse the entire population out of bed?thereby creating a situation almost unique which allowed every one in town to participate in all the thrills of the second.]
Genres: [fiction | mystery detective | short storiesDownloads: 323
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