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Free Fiction Short Stories in PDF – Collection

About 11,300 free books of short stories online at the Internet Archive. A few examples: John Updike Trust Me stories of husbands and wives and lovers, Noel Coward the Complete Stories, short stories E. M. Forster, English Short Stories, Classic American Stories, Short Stories by Langston Hughes, Short Stories by Great American Writers, William Accorsi Short Short Short Stories, The Best American Short Stories 2009, Hindi Stories, Frederick Forsyth Short Stories, Short Stories Clare Boylan, Zambia Stories, Short Stories Rudyard Kipling, Short Stories Isaac Asimov, Short Stories Mark Twain, and more.

American Short Stories in PDF – Collection – Short Stories Popular

About 2,100 free books of short stories online at the Internet Archive. A few examples: Dorothy Parker pdf Short Stories, American short stories anthologies pdf, Best Women’s Erotica pdf short stories, Philip K. Dick pdf short stories, Simple Gifts by Jude Deveraux and Judith McNaught, Katherine Anne Porter pdf short stories, Larry Niven short stories, A Gift of Love by Judith McNaught, Robert A. Heinlein pdf short stories, Tales of Erotic Romance, Oxford Book of Scary Tales, The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy and Horror 2012, Great Stories of the American West, Spider Woman’s Granddaughters, and more.

‘Collections’ take longer to appear on your screen than single books.  On a phone, only about 25 books in a collection of hundreds may appear.  You can instead use a PC to find books of interest while logged into Internet Archive and “favorite” them, so you can easily access them later on your phone or tablet.

American Children’s Short Stories PDF – Collection – Short Stories for Children PDF

Thousands of free short stories in pdf online for kids in 1,900 free books at the Internet Archive. Includes: The Cat in the Hat, The Stinky Cheese Man, 30 Tales to Give You Goosebumps, Disney Scary Storybook Collection, Beverly Cleary Henry Huggins, Nancy Drew Ghost Stories, Goosebumps Monster Edition, Encyclopedia Brown, Dare to Be Scared, Double Dork Diaries 2, Disney’s Christmas Storybook, The Hardy Boys Ghost Stories, Scary Stories for Sleepovers, Your Favorite Seuss, Scary Stories for Stormy Nights, and more. Short stories for children pdf, short stories middle school.

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Canadian Short Stories in PDF – Collection – PDF Short Stories by Canadian authors

About 620 free online books of Canadian short stories in PDF. Includes: Linda Holeman Flying to Yellow, Margaret Atwood Dancing Girls, Budge Wilson Cordelia Clark, Alice Munro Dance of the Happy Shades, Shani Mootoo Out on Main Street, Absolutely Amazing Five Minute Mysteries, Penguin Book of Canadian Short Stories, Alice Munro Friend of My Youth, Great Canadian Short Stories, Monique Proulx Aurora Montrealis, Two Lands New Visions Stories from Canada and Ukraine, Leon Rooke Painting the Dog, Write Across Canada, Zsuzsi, Gartner Better Living through Plastic Explosives, and more. Best short stories online, short stories by Canadian authors.

Modern Short Stories in PDF – PDF Short Stories

Ashmun, Margaret Eliza, ed.

Contents: The cask of Amontillado, by E. A. Poe; The return of a private, by H. Garland; Mateo Falcone, by P. Merimee; The hiding of Black Bill, by O. Henry; The substitute, by F. Coppee; Rip Van Winkle, by W. Irving; The thief, by F. Dostoievski; The king of Boyville,by W. A. White; The father, by B. Bjornson; What was it? a mystery, by F. J. O’Brien; The real thing, by H: James; Dr. Heidegger’s experiment, by N. Hawthorne; more. PDF short stories.

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Index to Short Stories – Classic Short Stories in the Public Domain

Firkins, Ina Ten Eyck, comp.
Wilson 1915 Dewey Dec. 016.8

Author and title entries showing where to find in books or magazines short stories of about two hundred and fifty English and American authors; no author included who has not had one volume of collected stories published.- A.L.A. Catalog 1912-1921. Classic short stories in the public domain.

The Best PDF Psychic Stories – Short Stories Supernatural PDF

French, Joseph Lewis, ed.

Short stories by Jack London, short stories Algernon Blackwood, Katherine Rickford, George Warton Edwards, short stories Edgar Allan Poe, Elsa Barker, Lafcadio Hearn, Ambrose Bierce, William T. Stead, Fiona Macleod, Gambier Bolton, Hereward Carrington, Andrew Jackson Davis, St. John D. Seymour, Nizida, Helena Blavatsky, and Dr. Walter F. Prince. Short stories Psychic. Classic short stories in the public domain.

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Great Sea Stories – Classic Short Stories in the Public Domain

French, Joseph Lewis, ed.

Fifteen excerpts illustrating the ‘virility and beauty’ of the sea as a source of really epic stories. They are chosen from Westward ho, Peter Simple, Tom Cringle’s log, Hard cash, Chamber’s miscellany, The red rover, Moby Dick, Ninety-three, Broken stowage, The wreck of the Grosvenor, An Iceland fisherman, In blue waters. Spun gold, South sea tales, and A tarpaulin muster. Free sea stories to read online, classic short stories in the public domain.

The Standard Index of Short Stories 1900-1914 – Public Domain Short Stories

Hannigan, Francis J., comp.
Small, Manard 1918 Dewey Dec. 016.8

Author and title index in one alphabet; includes all short stories published in twenty-four of the more important magazines.- American Library Association Catalog 1912-1921. Public domain short stories.

The Best American Humorous Short Stories – Public Domain Short Stories with Humor

Audio Book

Jessup, Alexander, ed.

Contents: The little Frenchman and his water lots, by G. P. Morris; The angel of the odd, by E. A. Poe; The schoolmaster’s progress, by C. M. S. Kirkland; The Watkinson evening, by E. Leslie; Titbottom’s spectacles, by G. W. Curtis; My double, and how he undid me, by E. E. Hale; A visit to the asylum for aged and decayed punsters, by O. W. Holmes; The celebrated jumping frog of Calaveras County, by Mark Twain; Elder Brown’s backslide, by H. S. Edwards; The hotel experience of Mr. Pink Fluker, by R. M. Johnston; More. Short stories with humor, public domain short stories.

The Best Short Stories of 1916 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story – Public Domain Short Stories

O’Brien, Edward Joseph, ed.

Contents: The sacrificial altar, by G. Atherton; Miss Willett, by B. Benefield; Supers, by F. Booth; Fog, by D. Burnet; Ma’s pretties, by F. Buzzell; The great auk, bv I. S. Cobb; The lost Phoebe, by T. Dreiser; The silent infare, by A. C. Gordon; The cat of the cane-brake, by F. S. Greene; Making port, by R: M. Hallet; “Ice water, pl—!” by F. Hurst; Little selves, by M. Lerner; The sun chaser, by J. Marks; more. American short stories online, public domain short stories.

O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1920 – Public Domain Short Stories

Contents: Each in his generation, by M. S. Burt; “Contact!” by F. N. Hart; The camel’s back, by F. S. Fitzgerald; Breakneck hill, by E. Forbes; Black art and Ambrose, by G. Gilpatric; The judgment of Vulcan, by L. F. Hartman; The argosies, by A. Hull; Alma Mater, by O. F. Lewis; Slow poison, by A. D. Miller; More. Vintage short stories online, public domain short stories.

Atlantic Narratives; Modern Short Stories. Second Series

Audio Book

Thomas, Charles Swain, ed.

Contents: The lie, by M. Antin; Blue reefers, by E. Ashe; The debt, by K. Carman; Seth Miles and the sacred fire, by C. A. P. Comer; Buried treasure, by M. de la Roche; The princess of make-believe, by A. H. Donnell; The two apples, by J. E. Dunning; The purple star, by R. H. Eastman; Ruggs—R. O. T. C, by W. A. Ganoe; The way of life, by L. Huffaker; A year in a coal-mine, by J. Husband; Woman’s sphere, by S. H. Kemper; Babanchik, by C. Krysto; Rosita, by E. Mackubin; Perjured, by E. R. Mirrielees; What Mr. Grey said, by M. P. Montague; More. Biographical and interpretative notes. Listen to short stories online.

Short Story Criticism: Excerpts from Criticism of the Works of Short Fiction Writers (Volumes 1-217)

Trudeau, Lawrence J., ed.
Cengage Gale 1988 – 2015

“Short Story Criticism assembles critical responses to the writings of the worlds most renowned short fiction writers and provides supplementary biographical context and bibliographic material to guide the reader to a greater understanding of the genre and its creators. Each of the more than 250 volumes in this series profiles approximately 3-6 writers of short fiction from all time periods and all parts of the world. Entries provide an introductory biographical essay, a primary bibliography, a selection of full-text or excerpted critical essays reproduced from books, magazines, literary reviews, newspapers and scholarly journals, and sources for additional research; many entries include an author portrait. A full citation and annotation precede each of the approximately 50 essays per volume. The series currently covers more than 500 authors and also includes numerous entries focusing on individual works and topics.” – Publisher 2018 description. This link contains about 150 volumes between vol 1 and vol 217. Refer to the cumulative indexes in the most recent volume.

The Best American Short Stories 18 volumes (1981-2002)

Various Editors
Houghton Mifflin 1981-2002 Dewey Dec. 016.8

This is a collection of 18 annual volumes in a series that began more than a century ago. Each of these volumes had a different guest editor, who led in selecting short stories from U.S. and Canadian magazines. American pdf short stories free online, Canadian pdf short stories online.

The Year’s Best Science Fiction – Annual Collections – Short Stories PDF Dystopian

Dozois, Gardner R., comp.
St. Martin’s

Annual collections of Science Fiction short stories, containing most volumes up to volume 29, published in 2012. This webpage of search results also contains other similar science fiction short story collections. Short scary stories, short stories science fiction, short stories dystopian.

The Year’s Best Fantasy Stories – Annual Collections – Fantasy Short Stories PDF

Saha, Arthur W., comp.
DAW

Annual collections of short stories of fantasy. This page has links to vols 7, 8, 9, 11, 12 & 13.

The Year’s Best Mystery and Suspense Stories – Annual Collections – Mystery Short Stories PDF – Suspense Short Stories PDF

Hoch, Edward D., comp.
Walker

Annual collections from 1982 to 1994 of Mystery and Suspense short stories. Short stories of mystery, short stories with suspense.


Short Stories in Audio – Stories to Listen Online

Librivox Short Story Collections in Audio – Short Stories in Audio – Public Domain Short Stories

Here are about 1,000 online audio books, each containing a collection of short stories from the public domain, read in English by volunteers. Short fiction online.

Librivox Children’s Short Works Collections in Audio – Short Stories in Audio

Here are 39 online audio books, each containing a collection of about 15 short works for children in the public domain, read in English by volunteers. Free audio short stories online, short stories online for kids.

Librivox Short Mystery and Suspense Story Collections in Audio – Short Stories in Audio – Public Domain Mystery Short Stories

Here are 18 online audio books, each containing a collection of short stories of mystery or suspense, read in English by volunteers. Free audio short stories online, short detective stories online, short stories with suspense.

Librivox Short Science Fiction Collections in Audio – Short Stories in Audio – Public Domain Sci-Fi Short Stories

Here are about 90 online audio books, each containing a collection of short science fiction stories from the public domain, read in English by volunteers. Short stories science fiction.

Librivox Short Ghost and Horror Collections in Audio – Short Stories Scary – Short Stories Horror

Here are about 55 online audio books, each containing a collection of short ghost and horror stories from the public domain, read in English by volunteers. Short stories scary, short stories horror.

Multilingual Short Works Audio Collections – Poetry & Prose

Here are about 30 audio books, each containing a collection of short pieces, poetry or prose, fiction and non-fiction, in several different languages, read by various volunteers. Short stories in audio.

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Christmas Short Works Audio Collections – Annual Volumes 2006-2019Short Stories in PDF Christmas

Here are about 18 online audio books, each containing a collection of short Christmas pieces, including short stories, essays, poems, hymns, and scripture passages. They are in several languages, including English, and are read by volunteers. Short stories Christmas, short stories in audio.

The Best American Humorous Short Stories – Public Domain Short Stories with Humor – Short Stories in Audio

Audio Book

Jessup, Alexander, ed.

Contents: The little Frenchman and his water lots, by G. P. Morris; The angel of the odd, by E. A. Poe; The schoolmaster’s progress, by C. M. S. Kirkland; The Watkinson evening, by E. Leslie; Titbottom’s spectacles, by G. W. Curtis; My double, and how he undid me, by E. E. Hale; A visit to the asylum for aged and decayed punsters, by O. W. Holmes; The celebrated jumping frog of Calaveras County, by Mark Twain; Elder Brown’s backslide, by H. S. Edwards; The hotel experience of Mr. Pink Fluker, by R. M. Johnston; The nice people, by H: C. Bunner; The Buller-Podington compact, by F. R: Stockton; Colonel Starbottle for the plaintiff, by B. Harte; The duplicity of Hargraves, by O.” Henry; Bargain day at Tutt House, by G: R. Chester; A call, by G. M. Cooke; How the widow won the deacon, by W. J. Lampton; Gideon, by W. Hastings. Funny short stories online, short stories online for kids, free audio short stories online.

Great Pirate Stories – Public Domain Short Stories Adventure

Audio Book

French, Joseph Lewis, ed.

A companion volume to Great sea stories. This includes seventeen well-chosen stories of buccaneering and piracy, peopled with some of the most romantic figures that ever drew cutlass.
— Bacon, Corinne, compiler, Standard Catalog: Fiction Section (1923). Short stories on adventure.

Miscellaneous Poe Audio Collection: Poems and Short Stories by Edgar Allen Poe – Public Domain Short Stories Horror – Short Stories Scary

A collection of 19 short stories by Edgar Allen Poe, read in English by volunteers. Total time 2 hrs 26 min. Includes Annabel Lee, The Raven, The Tell-Tale Heart, The Pit and the Pendulum, and many others. Short stories horror, short stories scary.

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Public Domain Short Stories of Mystery – Short Stories in Audio

The Return of Sherlock Holmes – Audio

Here are 2 online audio books, containing a total of 25 Sherlock Holmes short stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. They are read in English by volunteers. Short stories of mystery.

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