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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.
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American Short Stories – Collection – PDF Short Stories by American Authors
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. American short stories.
American Children’s Short Stories PDF – Collection – Short Stories by American Authors
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.
Canadian Short Stories PDF – Collection – 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. Short stories by Canadian authors.
Modern Short Stories – Short Stories Public Domain
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.
Index to Short Stories – Short Stories In 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 Psychic Stories – Classic Short Stories In The Public Domain
French, Joseph Lewis, ed.
Short stories by Jack London, 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 pdf in the public domain.
Great Sea Stories – Historical Fiction Short Stories PDF
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.
The Standard Index of Short Stories 1900-1914 – Short Stories in the Public Domain
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.
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The Best American Humorous Short Stories – Short Stories Public Domain
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.
The Best Short Stories of 1916 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story – Short Stories Public Domain
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.
O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1920 – Short Stories in Public Domain
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.
Atlantic Narratives; Modern Short Stories. Second Series – Historical Fiction Short Stories PDF
Audio Short Stories – Historical Fiction Short Stories PDF
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.
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Short Story Criticism: Excerpts from Criticism of the Works of Short Fiction Writers (Volumes 1-217) – Classic Short Stories in the Public Domain
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) – Best Short Stories
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. Canadian pdf short stories collection.
The Year’s Best Science Fiction – Annual CollectionsSci Fi Short Stories
Dozois, Gardner R., comp.
Annual collections of PDF 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 stories collection pdf.
The Year’s Best Fantasy Stories – Annual Collections – Fantasy Short Stories
Saha, Arthur W., comp.
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 – Short Stories PDF Free Download
Hoch, Edward D., comp.
Annual collections from 1982 to 1994 of Mystery and Suspense short stories. Read short stories free online, free short stories pdf.
Librivox Free Audio Short Stories – Collections – Short Stories in Public Domain
Here are about 1,000 online audio books, each containing a collection of public domain short stories. Listen to free audio short stories online, read by volunteers. Short stories public domain.
Librivox Children’s Public Domain Short Stories – Short Stories Public Domain PDF
Here are 39 online audio books, each containing about 15 free audio short stories for children in the public domain, read in English by volunteers. Free audio short stories online, short stories online for kids.
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Librivox Short Mystery and Suspense Audio Short Stories Free – Public Domain Short Stories PDF
Here are 18 online audio books, each containing a collection of short stories of mystery or suspense, read in English by volunteers. Listen to short stories in English, short detective stories online, short stories with suspense, public domain short stories.
Librivox Science Fiction Short Stories Collections in Audio – Public Domain Sci Fi Short Stories
Here are about 90 online audio books, each containing a collection of short science fiction stories. Listen to short stories in English, free audio short stories.
Librivox Audio Short Stories in English – Ghost and Horror Collections – Public Domain Short Ghost Stories
Here are about 55 online audio books, with free audio short stories to listen online. Ghost and horror stories from the public domain. Listen to short stories in English.
Multilingual Audio Stories Free – Poetry & Prose – Public Domain Short Stories
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. Free short stories in audio, listen to short stories.
Christmas Audio Short Stories Free – Annual Volumes 2006-2019 – Public Domain Christmas Short Stories
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.
The Best American Humorous Short Stories – Public Domain Humorous Short Stories
Audio Book – Short Stories in Public Domain
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.
Great Pirate Stories – Historical Fiction Short Stories PDF
Audio Book – Historical Fiction Short Stories PDF
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 – Supernatural Short Stories PDF Public Domain
A collection of 19 public domain short stories by Edgar Allen Poe. Total time 2 hrs 26 min. Includes Annabel Lee, The Raven, The Tell-Tale Heart, The Pit and the Pendulum, and many others. Listen to short stories free, public domain short stories.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Historical Fiction Short Stories PDF
The Return of Sherlock Holmes – Audio – Historical Fiction Short Stories PDF
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. Public domain short stories pdf, historical fiction short stories.