A Suburban Fairy Tale

Katherine Mansfield (1888-1923) was a prominent modernist writer of short fiction and a close associate of D. H. Lawrence and Virginia Woolf. 'A Suburban Fairy Tale' is a...

The Green Mamba

Richard Horatio Edgar Wallace (1875-1932) was an English writer of 957 short stories and over 170 novels. He is widely recognized as one of the most prolific writers of his age....

Presentiments

Percival Christopher Wren (1875-1941) was an English writer of adventure fiction mostly dealing with colonial soldiering in Africa. He is remembered best for Beau Geste, a much...

A Double Return

Arthur Machen (1863-1947) was a Welsh author and mystic, best known for his influential supernatural, fantasy and horror fiction."A Double Return" is a classic doppelganger tale....

The Lamplighter

Charles Dickens' brilliant comic adventure of a lamplighter, Tom Grig, who is called into the house of an eccentric astronomer who is searching for the philosopher's stone. He...

The Violinist

Edward Alexander Crowley (1875-1947), who wrote under the name Aleister Crowley, was a British occultist, magician, writer and poet. He shocked Victorian Britain with his stories...

A New Cook

Neil Munro (1863-1930) was a Scottish journalist, newspaper editor, author, and literary critic who is now mainly known for his humorous short stories."A New Cook" is one of...

The Lads who met the Trolls in the Hedale Wood

Peter Christen Asbjørnsen (1812 - 1885) was a Norwegian writer, scholar and collector of traditional folk tales.The Lads who met the Trolls in the Hedale Wood is one such folk...

An Old Fashioned Christmas Eve

Peter Christen Asbjørnsen (1812 - 1885) was a Norwegian writer, scholar and collector of traditional folk tales. "An Old Fashioned Christmas Eve" describes a young Norwegian...

Make Westing

John Griffith 'Jack' London (1876-1916) was a popular American novelist, journalist, and social activist.'Make Westing' is a story of a ship, the Mary Rogers, struggling to round...

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