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Flappers and Philosophers

by F. Scott Fitzgerald Digireads.com Publishing (September 27, 2018)

The first short story collection by F. Scott Fitzgerald, “Flappers and Philosophers” was originally published in 1920. The eight stories of the collection are set in the era for which the author is best...


To Build a Fire and Other Stories

by Jack London Digireads.com Publishing (September 27, 2018)

Born into poverty in San Francisco in 1876, Jack London is one of the most well-known and beloved of all American authors, as well as one of the first Americans to become world famous and wealthy from his literary...


The Overcoat and Other Stories

by Nikolai Gogol Digireads.com Publishing (June 01, 2018)

Nikolai Gogol, an early 19th century Ukrainian-born Russian novelist, humorist, and dramatist, considered the father of modern Russian realism, created some of the most important works of Russian literature....


The King in Yellow (with a Foreword by Rupert Hughes)

by Robert W. Chambers Digireads.com Publishing (December 26, 2017)

First published in 1895, “The King in Yellow” is a collection of short stories by Robert W. Chambers for which the author is best known. The title of the collection refers to a fictional forbidden play referenced...


The Metamorphosis and Other Stories

by Franz Kafka Digireads.com Publishing (December 26, 2017)

Franz Kafka’s literary acclaim would largely come after his death from tuberculosis in 1924. Cited as one of the most important authors of the 20th century his works feature the recurrent themes of alienation,...


Ward No. 6 and Other Stories (Translated by Constance Garnett)

by Anton Chekhov Digireads.com Publishing (December 26, 2017)

Anton Chekhov, who is often credited with inventing the modern short story, wrote many volumes worth of stories during his lifetime. Considered by many as one of the greatest short story writers of all time,...


Billy Budd, Bartleby, and Other Stories

by Herman Melville Digireads.com Publishing (September 20, 2017)

“Billy Budd” is the final work of American author Herman Melville which was discovered amongst his papers three decades after his death and first published in Raymond Weaver’s 1924 edition of “The Collected...


Just So Stories (Illustrated by the Author)

by Rudyard Kipling Digireads.com Publishing (September 20, 2017)

First published in 1902, “Just So Stories” is Rudyard Kipling’s classic collection of animal fables and poetry. This collection grew out of nighttime story-telling between Rudyard and his daughter Josephine....


Selected Stories of Anton Chekhov

by Anton Chekhov Digireads.com Publishing (September 20, 2017)

Anton Chekhov was a master of the short story. The son of a former serf in southern Russia, he attended Moscow University to study medicine, writing short stories for periodicals in order to support his family....


The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Rip Van Winkle, and Other Stories (with an Introduction by Charles Addison Dawson)

by Washington Irving Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2017)

“The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Rip Van Winkle, and Other Stories” is a volume of essays and short stories by Washington Irving that were first published serially between 1819 and 1820 and was originally collected...


The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Other Stories

by Leo Tolstoy Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2017)

“The Death of Ivan Ilyich” tells a tale of a man in his 40s who has spent his entire life climbing the social ladder in Russia. Barely tolerant of his wife and generally indifferent to the other people around...


Dubliners

by James Joyce Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2017)

First published in 1914, James Joyce’s “Dubliners” is a collection of fifteen short stories which naturalistically depict the middle class of Ireland at the beginning of the 20th century. These stories...


The Selected Stories of O. Henry

by O. Henry Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2017)

O. Henry, the pen name of William Sydney Porter, is known for his short stories with surprise endings. In this collection you will find the following beloved O. Henry stories: “The Plutonian Fire”, “The...


The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2017)

What would the genre of detective fiction be without the inimitable Sherlock Holmes? One can only speculate as to its state given the absence of its most famous character. “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes”...


The Best Short Stories of Edgar Allan Poe (Illustrated by Harry Clarke with an Introduction by Edmund Clarence Stedman)

by Edgar Allan Poe Digireads.com Publishing (June 01, 2015)

Some of the most popular horror and mystery stories of all time are collected together here in “The Best Short Stories of Edgar Allan Poe.” A master of the macabre, Poe exhibits his literary prowess in these...


The Best Sherlock Holmes Short Stories

by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Digireads.com Publishing (June 01, 2015)

What would the genre of detective fiction be without the inimitable Sherlock Holmes? One can only speculate as to its state given the absence of its most famous character. Based on Doyle’s own list of best...


Weird Tales (Volumes I and II)

by E. T. A. Hoffmann Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2015)

Ernst Theodor Wilhelm Hoffman, (the A in his pen name stands for Amadeus, out of admiration for Mozart), was one of the most influential German writers in his time. He is credited with instigating the Romantic...


Best Ghost Stories of J. S. Le Fanu

by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2015)

As a member of the Fireside Poets, a group of five American poets whose work elevated American poetry to a status equal to if not surpassing that of the English poets, Longfellow produced a number of memorable...


Selected Stories of Anton Chekhov

by Anton Chekhov Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2015)

Anton Chekhov was a master of the short story. The son of a former serf in southern Russia, he attended Moscow University to study medicine, writing short stories for periodicals in order to support his family....


Rashomon and Other Stories

by Ryunosuke Akutagawa Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2014)

Often referred to as the "Father of the Japanese short story," Ry?nosuke Akutagawa lived only to be thirty-five, his life prematurely ended by his suicide. He wrote over 150 short stories in his short life of...


The Unknown Masterpiece and Other Stories

by Honoré de Balzac Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2013)

One of the fathers of Realism was the famed 19th century French writer Honore de Balzac. His works are best known for their shrewd, yet honest, interpretation of real life problems within the social classes...


The Tell-Tale Heart and Other Writings

by Edgar Allan Poe Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2013)

Readers will recognize their favorite horror stories in the collection "The Tell-Tale Heart and Other Writings." Edgar Allen Poe was a master of suspense, horror, and mystery, and his stories, while truly terrifying,...


Father Brown: Essential Tales

by G. K. Chesterton Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2013)

Gilbert Keith Chesterton was an English writer who lived at the turn of the 20th century. His works explored a number of subjects such as philosophy, poetry, journalism, lectures, criticism, and theatrical plays....


The Sherlock Holmes Mysteries

by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2013)

There is no greater detective in fictitious London than Sherlock Holmes. Created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in the late 1880's, the nimble-minded detective was known for his logical reasoning and early forensic...


The Adventures and Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2013)

Adventure and mystery readers alike will love following London's most famous fictional detective, Sherlock Holmes, in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's short story collection, "The Adventures and Memoirs of Sherlock...


Selected Short Stories

by Honoré de Balzac Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2013)

Honore de Balzac is widely considered as one of the most influential writers in the history of French literature. His multi-volume collection of interlinked novels and short stories entitled "The Human Comedy"...


The Gift of the Magi and Other Short Stories

by O. Henry Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2013)

O. Henry, the pen name of William Sydney Porter, is one of the most famous short story writers of all times whose stories are known for their wit, wordplay, warm characterization and clever twist endings. O....


Klondike Tales

by Jack London Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2013)

Jack London became an instant celebrity in America from his first appearance on the literary scene. Born in San Francisco in 1876, he spent his adult life dedicated to the new genre of commercial magazine fiction,...


The Canterville Ghost and Other Stories

by Oscar Wilde Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2013)

Britain's most popular nineteenth century playwright Oscar Wilde was born in Ireland in 1854. He dabbled in several different forms of writing, as is exemplified in his best known work, the novel entitled "The...


Strange Tales from a Chinese Studio

by Pu Songling Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2013)

Written during the early Qing Dynasty, "Strange Tales from a Chinese Studio" is a collection of nearly 500 mostly supernatural tales by Chinese author Pu Songling. The work, which was published posthumously...


The Gold-Bug and Other Tales

by Edgar Allan Poe Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2013)

For lovers of gothic American literature, horror, mystery, or suspense, consider the nine gripping stories contained within the Edgar Allen Poe collection "The Gold-Bug and Other Tales." Two mysteries and seven...


A Dreamer's Tale and Other Stories

by Lord Dunsany Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2013)

Famed Anglo-Irish author, Lord Dunsany (1878-1957), was a short story writer, playwright, poet, essayist and autobiographer whose works earned him notoriety as one of the most significant contributors to the...


Young Goodman Brown and Other Short Stories

by Nathaniel Hawthorne Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2013)

Nathaniel Hawthorne's works are staples in the canon of American literature. The author drew upon the early Puritan influences that played a major role in the country's history and exploited them through mystery,...


Notes From Underground, The Double, and Other Stories

by Fyodor Dostoyevsky Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2013)

Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky is best known for his psychological works of fiction. His characters and plots all carry psychosomatic troubles and problems that help make the stories more relatable to the...


Civil War Stories

by Ambrose Bierce Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2013)

Popular American writer Ambrose Bierce comes alive in the magnificent collection of short stories, "Civil War Stories." Having been no stranger to the battlefield, Bierce draws upon his experience as a soldier...


The Secret Sharer and Other Stories

by Joseph Conrad Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2013)

All of author Joseph Conrad's works have an air of loneliness and isolation within the plot. This is now thought to be reflective of the author's life as a Polish immigrant living and writing at the height of...


The Murders in the Rue Morgue: The Dupin Tales

by Edgar Allan Poe Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2013)

While Edgar Allan Poe was most famous for his eerie tales of murder, ghouls, and suspense, he is also credited with paving the way for the future of detective stories with his character C. Auguste Dupin. Dupin...


The Book of Wonder and Time and the Gods

by Lord Dunsany Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2013)

Famed Anglo-Irish author, Lord Dunsany (1878-1957), was a short story writer, playwright, poet, essayist and autobiographer whose works earned him notoriety as one of the most significant contributors to the...


The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Tales

by Edgar Allan Poe Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2013)

Enter the dark worlds created by Edgar Allen Poe in the collection "The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Tales." Poe emphasizes morbidity and death through his tales and poems, and this anthology holds all...


Tales of War, Fifty-One Tales, and Tales of Three Hemispheres

by Lord Dunsany Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2013)

Famed Anglo-Irish author, Lord Dunsany (1878-1957), was a short story writer, playwright, poet, essayist and autobiographer whose works earned him notoriety as one of the most significant contributors to the...


The Alhambra

by Washington Irving Digireads.com Publishing (February 01, 2012)

A collection of short works by Washington Irving, which includes the following: The Journey, Palace of the Alhambra, Note on Morisco Architecture, Important Negotiations. The Author Succeeds to the Throne of...


The Arabian Nights

by Kate Douglas Wiggin Digireads.com Publishing (February 01, 2012)

Kate Douglas Wiggin (1856-1923) was a popular children's author of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Aside from being an author, she devoted her life to the cause of children's education, helping to establish...


Betty's Bright Idea, Deacon Pitkin's Farm, and The First Christmas in New England

by Harriet Beecher Stowe Digireads.com Publishing (February 01, 2012)

Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1891) made her name as an abolitionist and author most noted for her 1832 breakout novel "Uncle Tom's Cabin." Here are collected three of Beecher's most treasured short stories. In...


The Luck of Roaring Camp and Other Stories (The Best Short Stories of Bret Harte)

by Bret Harte Digireads.com Publishing (February 01, 2012)

Bret Harte (1836-1902) was born in New York but moved to California at a young age, following the death of his father and his mother's remarriage. He is best known for his short stories of the West, but he spent...


Rain and Other South Sea Stories

by W. Somerset Maugham Digireads.com Publishing (February 01, 2012)

While most of W. Somerset Maugham's novels achieved high commercial sales and critical acclaim at the turn of the 20th century, Maugham was also an accomplished short story writer. His stories compiled in "Rain...


Great Short Works of Herman Melville

by Herman Melville Digireads.com Publishing (February 01, 2012)

Early American writer Herman Melville is best known for his great American novel "Moby Dick." However, Melville was also a prolific and honest short story writer. His stories play with irony, twisting the fates...


Family Happiness and Other Stories

by Leo Tolstoy Digireads.com Publishing (February 01, 2012)

"Family Happiness and Other Stories" collects six stories by Russian born Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910). Most known for "War and Peace" and "Anna Karenina," considered two of the greatest novels in world literature,...


The Kreutzer Sonata and Other Stories

by Leo Tolstoy Digireads.com Publishing (February 01, 2012)

Most known for "War and Peace" and "Anna Karenina," considered two of the greatest novels in world literature, Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910) also penned numerous novellas and short stories which remain valuable classics...


How Much Land Does a Man Need? and Other Stories

by Leo Tolstoy Digireads.com Publishing (February 01, 2012)

In this collection, "How Much Land Does a Man Need? And Other Stories," Russian born Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910) demonstrates his varied subject matter and style in his shorter fiction. In the title piece, "How...


The Diary of a Superfluous Man and Other Stories

by Ivan Turgenev Digireads.com Publishing (February 01, 2012)

Ivan Turgenev (1818-1883) stands as one of Russia's most influential authors. Along with Tolstoy and Dostoevsky, he helped shape the Russian novel and consequently the Russian identity. Born into wealth, Turgenev...