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Golden Treasure

The wife of the town drummer gave birth to a child with red hair that everyone called ‘the drummer’s redhead’. Except for his mother, who called him ‘golden treasure’. His father d ...

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Harding's Luck

Do you like Harry Potter but always thought the Dursley house was a little too serene and pleasant? What if Harry also had a bum leg, lived in a slum and Hagrid actually was a filt ...

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The War in The Air

Did H. G. Wells foresee World War One? Or was he just caught up in the frenzy over the recent invention of flying machines? With "The War in the Air" (1908) the frenzy around aircr ...

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A Descent into the Maelström

When Poe takes us to sea, we get sucked in.In "A Descent into the Maelstrom" (1841) Poe’s narrator recounts his horrific experience when he and his brother’s boat get sucked down i ...

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A Modern Utopia

Don’t let yourself be fooled by the title..."A Modern Utopia" (1905) is a dystopian, prophetic, and horrific novel proving how Wells always was ahead of his time. Its hybrid charac ...

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The Country of the Blind

Is it better to reign in hell than to serve in Heaven?Wells at his thoughtful best, "The Country of the Blind" (1904) is one of his best-known and most-anthologized short stories. ...

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The Plattner Story

What happens when you glimpse into the fourth dimension? You return forever changed as a mirror image. Glimpsing into a parallel world through a science experiment gone wrong, the ...

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Twelve Stories and a Dream

H. G. Wells wrote so vividly that this collection of short stories might as well have just been released.As the title suggests, this collection includes twelve stories and a final ...

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The Island of Doctor Moreau

Celebrate the march of progress with this timeless sci-fi classic penned by a Victorian master. "The Island of Doctor Moreau" (1896) depicts a castaway’s adventures on a hellish is ...

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The Scarlet Plague

As relevant today as ever, ‘The Scarlet Plague’ is Jack London's science fiction novel and a compelling post-apocalyptic dystopia. It has been 60 years since the Red Death nearly w ...

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Aunt Jo's Scrap-Bag

Instead of Instagram-ing her grand tour of Europe, Louisa May Alcott wrote this collection of short stories inspired by it. Whilst not directly about ‘Little Women’ (boo) the stori ...

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A Terrible Vengeance

A sorcerer. Nightmares. Secrets. Not the usual components of a love story but Nikolai Gogol’s short horror story follows the love story of Danilo and Katerina as they deal with the ...

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The Faith of Men and Other Stories

Mammoths have been extinct for thousands of years. So what do you do when an insanely talented hunter and storyteller describes how he just killed one? Thomas Stevens is a skillful ...

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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Everybody loves baby animals. Puppies, kittens, panda cubs, Baby Yoda, you name it. Humanity's fat, bald and whiny offspring is a bit more of a controversial pick in that departmen ...

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The Jacket

You can’t move. You can hardly breathe. Your mind is the only escape you have. That’s what Daniel Stranding discovers in San Quentin prison. Strapped into a straitjacket, he learns ...

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Private Selby 

Prophetic and chilling at once, Edgar Wallace’s alternate history crime novel "Private Selby" deals with the author’s fear of a potential German invasion of Britain shortly before ...

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O. Henryana

Published posthumously in 1920, ‘O. Henryanya’ is a collection of short stories and poetry from much-loved American author William Sidney Porter, better known as ‘O. Henry’. This c ...

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The Butterfly

The butterfly had decided to marry, so he went off in search of the prettiest flower. He first asked a daisy for advice, but quickly understood that he must make his choice alone, ...

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Children’s Prattle

One day, a great meeting of noble children was held in the merchant’s house. Two little girls boasted about the fame and wealth of their parents. A poor boy, was peaking in through ...

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Two Brothers

Two brothers lived on a small Danish island in a small house with a red-tiled roof. They were very different from one another and probably still knew little about what the future h ...

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A Story from the Sand Dunes

This story comes to us from the dunes of Jylland in Denmark, but it begins in Spain, where a young couple were blissfully happy. The only thing missing to make their happiness comp ...

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Ole, the Tower-Keeper

My friend Ole was an intelligent curious man with a great deal of knowledge. He had never obtained what he wanted from Men so he retired and lived as a hermit, alone at the top of ...

Cover for The Wind Tells about Valdemar Daae and His Daughters

The Wind Tells about Valdemar Daae and His Daughters

The wind blows everywhere, pushing the clouds, slipping through the cracks in the walls and so sees lots of things we cannot see. This is why it knows so many stories: here, it tel ...

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The Stone of the Wise Man

Far away, towards the Far East, the sun tree could be found, a huge tree, bigger than any tree imaginable. A whole palace was perched in its highest branches and the inhabitant of ...

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Soup on a Sausage Peg

During the mouse king’s feast, many dishes were served one after the other. There were so many that one might have thought two meals were being served! At the end of this orgy, the ...