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Classic Short Stories


This section of our site is devoted to classic short stories. Our collection of short stories includes horrror, crime, sci-fi, romance and general fiction.  New stories are added on a regular basis.

Louisa May Alcott - Scarlet Stockings

E. F. Benson - The Room in the Tower

Anton Chekhov - Peasant Wives

Anton Chekhov - The Lottery Ticket

Kate Chopin - Regret

Joseph Conrad - The Idiots

Roald Dahl - Beware of the Dog

Alphonse Daudet - The Last Lesson

Charles Dickens - The Signal Man

Fyodor Dostoevsky - The Thief

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - Sherlock Holmes: A Case of Identity

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - Sherlock Homes: The Boscombe Valley Mystery

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - Sherlock Holmes: The Five Orange Pips

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - Sherlock Holmes: The Greek Interpreter

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - Sherlock Holmes: The Man with the Twisted Lip

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - Sherlock Holmes: The Red Headed League

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - Sherlock Holmes: Scandal in Bohemia

Mary E. Wilkins Freeman - A New England Nun

Nikolai Gogol - The Overcoat

Nathaniel Hawthorne - Ethan Brand

Nathaniel Hawthorne - The Minister's Black Veil

Nathaniel Hawthorne - The Wives of the Dead

Washington Irving - Rip Van Winkle

Washington Irving - The Stout Gentleman

W. W. Jacobs - The Monkey's Paw

James Joyce - Araby

James Joyce - Little Cloud

Rudyard Kipling - His Wedded Wife

D. H. Lawrence - The Rocking Horse Winner

H. P. Lovecraft - The Statement of Randolph Carter

Katherine Mansfield - The Doll's House

Gabriel Garcia Marquez - Eva is Inside Her Cat

Guy de Maupassant - Confessing

Guy de Maupassant - The Vendetta

Herman Melville - Billy Budd

George Orwell - Shooting an Elephant

The Fall of the House of Usher - Edgar Allan Poe

Irwin Shaw - The Girls in their Summer Dresses

Mary Shelley - The Mortal Immortal

Robert Louis Stevenson - The Body Snatcher

Dylan Thomas - A Child's Christmas in Wales

Ivan Turgenev - Yermolai and the Miller's Wife

Mark Twain - A Ghost Story

H. G. Wells - The Inexperienced Ghost

H. G. Wells - The Stolen Bacillus

H. G. Wells - The Valley of Spiders

E. B. White - The Door

Oscar Wilde - The Happy Prince

P. G. Wodehouse - Against the Clock: A Cricket Story

Virginia Woolf - A Haunted House



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