The Prophets' Paradise

With “The Prophets’ Paradise,” acclaimed horror writer Robert Chambers plays with form to create a series of dream-like prose poems. In one section, a woman empties a jar of...

In the Court of the Dragon

In the middle of a church service, a man is struck by a sense of dread. As impassioned organ music fills the building, the man senses that the source of his anxiety is coming from...

The Selfish Giant

This is a charming children’s story penned by the great literary legend Oscar Wilde. The giant protects his beloved garden from intrusion...but at a cost of eternal winter...

The Power of the Tongue!

Mr. Winkleman thinks he ought not to have to watch his tongue in his own home. Yet one morning, his angry words bring his wife to tears, and he face the conviction that perhaps a...

The Repairer of Reputations

This story, first published in 1855, takes place in 1920’s New York City. Chambers creates a utopian future in which America holds colonial power and government-assisted suicide...

The Street of the Four Winds

Wandering the streets of Paris, the impoverished artist Severn happens upon a stray cat. He befriends the creature, who in turn reciprocates his affection. When Severn decides to...

The Man without a Country

When Army lieutenant Philip Nolan rashly proclaims that he never wants to hear about the United States again, he has no idea that his wishes will be so literally carried out....

The Model Millionaire

Oscar Wilde upholds his reputation for literary wit from the first line of this 1887 short story: “Unless one is wealthy there is no use in being a charming fellow.” The young...

95 Theses

Martin Luther’s 95 Theses started the schism in the Catholic church that led to the Reformation. He penned this text out of frustration with the church’s sale of indulgences,...

Of Prayer

John Calvin’s Institutes of the Christian Religion is over 1000 pages long. “Of Prayer” is a manageable excerpt from this monumental work highlighting the theologian’s...

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