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A Set of Six

A Set of Six

Joseph Conrad | Short Stories
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Published: Aug 2010
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Pages: 169

These six stories, all based in truth, include: "Gaspar Ruiz," "The Informer," "The Brute," "An Anarchist," "The Duel," and "Il Conde."

A Simple Soul

A Simple Soul

Gustave Flaubert | Short Stories
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Published: Aug 2010
Downloads: 23646
Pages: 30

Like every other woman, she had had an affair of the heart. Her father, who was a mason, was killed by falling from a scaffolding. Then her mother died and her sisters went their different ways; a farmer took her in, and while she was quite small, let her keep cows in the fields. She was clad in...


Aaron Trow

Aaron Trow

Anthony Trollope | Short Stories
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Published: Aug 2010
Downloads: 5266
Pages: 22

And then a day came in which an attempt was made by a large body of convicts, under his leadership, to get the better of the officers of the prison. It is hardly necessary to say that the attempt failed. Such attempts always fail. It failed on this occasion signally, and Trow, with two other men...

Tales of the Argonauts

Tales of the Argonauts

Bret Harte | Short Stories
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Published: Aug 2010
Downloads: 4814
Pages: 132

After the form was locked up, Wan Lee took advantage of Webster's absence to remove the quotation, and substitute a thin piece of lead, of the same size as the type, engraved with Chinese characters, making a sentence, which, I had reason to believe, was an utter and abject confession of the...

The Captain of the Polestar and Other Tales

The Captain of the Polestar and Other Tales

Arthur Conan Doyle | Short Stories
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Published: Aug 2010
Downloads: 6250
Pages: 156

From the first moment of their conversation a horrible misgiving had come over me. It seemed more than confirmed as I gazed at what lay before me. It was a little square box made of some dark wood, and ribbed with brass. I suppose it was about the size of a cubic foot. It reminded me of a...


Buttered Side Down: Stories

Buttered Side Down: Stories

Edna Ferber | Short Stories
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Published: Aug 2010
Downloads: 6566
Pages: 100

Buttered Side Down, Stories by Edna Ferber. Author of "Dawn O'Hara."

Master and Man

Master and Man

Leo Tolstoy | Short Stories
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Published: Aug 2010
Downloads: 4414
Pages: 43

"Master and Man" is the story of the merchant Brekhunov and his servant Nikita as they set out for a neighbouring town in atrocious winter conditions. They get lost and thereafter battle for survival against the elements. Will they make it and will their fight result in a new outlook on life?

Stories by English Authors: Orient

Stories by English Authors: Orient

Various | Short Stories
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Published: Aug 2010
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Pages: 94

Includes tales by Rudyard Kipling, Miss Mitford, R.K. Douglas, Mary Beaumont, Morley Roberts, and Netta Syrett.


The Lady or the Tiger?

The Lady or the Tiger?

Frank R. Stockton | Short Stories
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Published: Aug 2010
Downloads: 2108
Pages: 7

Thonias Hewlings Stockton, clergyman, wrote fantastic tales for children under the pen name Frank R. Stockton. He also wrote books for adults. Among his amusing books for children Rudder Grange is the best known. The Lady and the Tiger is one of his most popular works.

Creatures That Once Were Men

Creatures That Once Were Men

Maxim Gorky | Short Stories
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Published: Aug 2010
Downloads: 5676
Pages: 150

From introduction by G.K. Chesterton: Here, in the very act of describing a kind of a fall from humanity, Gorky expresses a sense of the strangeness and essential value of the human being which is far too commonly absent altogether from such complex civilisations as our own.

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