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The Devoted Friend

Exploring the idea that it’s good to be able to discern between healthy and toxic relationships, ‘The Devoted Friend’ is perhaps more relevant now than it has ever been. While this ...


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The Mind of Mr. J. G. Reeder

‘The Mind of Mr. J. G. Reeder’ is a collection of eight, highly original detective short stories centred around a very unassuming Mr. Reed. He is an older man, not particularly tal ...


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The Remarkable Rocket

‘The Remarkable Rocket’ is a morality tale, cloaked in fairy-tale magic. It focuses on a firework, who is too full of himself for his own good. His bravado and boasts are put to th ...


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The Selfish Giant

Inspiring two films (the latest featuring ‘Emmerdale’s’ Conner Chapman, and ‘Shameless’ star, Sean Gilder), ‘The Selfish Giant’ is a classic children’s fairytale from the pen of Os ...


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The Cabman's Story

‘The Cabman’s Story’ is a short novella by the Sherlock Holmes author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. In it, our narrator the cabman regales us with tales of his various entertaining and b ...


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The Jesuits‘ Church in G-

‘The Jesuits’ Church in G‘ (1844) was written by the German Romantic author E. T. A. Hoffmann, most famous for his novella ‘The Nutcracker and the Mouse King’ (1816) which inspired ...


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The Cremona Violin

Councillor Krespel is an eccentric violin maker who lives with the mysterious Antonia. Considered to have the most beautiful singing voice the town has ever heard; she has only sun ...


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Revolution and Other Essays

Move over, Karl Marx, because the latest incarnation of Super Socialist – Hero of the Working Class, Jack London, is here to pick up the Red Torch of Revolution and smite the evils ...


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The Dawn of a To-Morrow

Anthony Dart has decided to bid this cruel world farewell. There’s only one problem – he can’t seem to find his way to the place where he plans to take his own life. Lost in a dis ...


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The Man from Archangel

First published in 1895 ‘The Man from Archangel’ is a collection of short stories by the famous Sherlock Holmes author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The collection is split into two sect ...


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The Dealings of Captain Sharkey

Published in 1919, ‘The Dealings of Captain Sharkey’ is a collection of pirate and adventure stories by internationally renowned author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Short stories in the ...


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My Friend the Murderer

‘My Friend the Murderer’ is a short story by Sherlock Holmes creator Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Our narrator is a doctor who works at an Australian prison. The doctor is urged to take ...


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Bartleby the Scrivener, A Story of Wall Street

'Bartleby the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street' is a short story from 1852 by Herman Melville. Bartleby is hired to work as a scrivener alongside two other clerks, Nippers and Tur ...


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The Law of the Four Just Men

‘The Law of Four Just Men’ follows a group of four wealthy vigilantes who hunt down evil that the law cannot reach for punishment. Where conventional justice fails these men will n ...


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Lost Face

‘Lost Face’ is a collection of seven brilliant short stories by acclaimed author Jack London. The eponymous opening story ‘Lost Face’ follows a cruel fur trapper named Subienkow in ...


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Select Conversations with an Uncle

‘Select Conversations with an Uncle’ is H.G. Wells’ first book. It is a collection of fourteen humorous conversations between a man and his newly wealthy uncle. These short stories ...


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Dracula's Guest and Other Weird Stories

Bram Stoker is primarily known for his infamous horror novel 'Dracula', and its 1931 film adaptation starring Bela Lugosi. But Stoker has also penned shorter works intertwined with ...


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Snowbound

'Snow Bound: The Record of a Theatrical Touring Party' is a collection of short stories by Bram Stoker, the acclaimed author of 'Dracula' which is best known for its 1931 silver sc ...


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The Inmost Light

Machen’s occult investigator Dyson is back to the job with another murder mystery. 'The Inmost Light' presents Dyson’s first-hand account of a story he witnessed - the wife of a fa ...


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The Night of Christmas Eve

In ‘The Night of Christmas Eve’ the Devil roams free and decides to steal the moon to punish Vakula, a local blacksmith for his religious paintings, leaving the town of Dikanka in ...


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Nine Unlikely Tales

Are you a Harry Potter fan? Do you enjoy losing yourself in exciting fantasy worlds? If mystical creatures, princes, fairies, and other weird and wonderful beings are your thing, y ...


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Some Short Christmas Stories

We hear it all the time - Charles Dickens invented what we think of as a traditional Christmas. In this collection of short stories, he proves this fact. Vivid images of plum puddi ...


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The Story of the Third Calender, Son of a King

The story of the third calender is as packed with mysteries and adventures as the tales of Sinbad the Sailor: after surviving shipwreck, the young prince finds that friendship lead ...


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The Story of the Envious Man and of Him Who Was Envied

When the second princely calender’s story of an envious man fails to appease an evil genie, his punishment is to be turned into a monkey. No longer able to speak, he nonetheless re ...


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The Story of the Second Calender, Son of a King

The second wandering Sufi tells how, as a young prince, he set off to visit the Sultan of the Indies, but never arrived. Instead, his adventures led him through danger, poverty, a ...