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Ward No. 6

Ward No. 6 by Anton Chekhov is a novella first published in 1892. The line between sanity and insanity is blurred in this classic novella by Anton Chekhov. The disillusioned ideali ...


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Three Years

Three Years is a novella by Anton Chekhov and was first published in English in the collection The Darling and Other Stories from 1916. Laptev, the rich but unattractive scion of a ...


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The Steppe

The Steppe is a novella by Anton Chekhov first published in 1888. This translation in English was first published in 1919 in the collection The Bishop and Other Stories.  In a narr ...


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The Schoolmaster and Other Stories

The Schoolmaster and Other Stories is a collection of short stories by Anton Chekhov and was first published in English in 1921. Anton Chekhov, perhaps better known as a world famo ...


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The Duel

The Duel by Anton Chekhov was first published in 1891. This English translation was first published in 1916 as part of the collection The Duel and Other Stories. The plot centres a ...


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The Elixir of Life

The Elixir of Life is a short story by Honoré de Balzac, first published 1830, about eternal life. However, this is an eternal life story with a horrific twist. The Elixir of Life ...


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Sarrasine

Sarrasine is a novella by Honoré de Balzac first published in 1830. The tale follows the undulating pathways of Sarrasine the sculptor’s shocking journey to his coming of age. As o ...


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Love in a Mask

Love in a Mask, or Imprudence and Happiness, is an entertaining short novel by Honoré de Balzac, unpublished in his lifetime. This English edition was first published in 1911. Begi ...


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Gobseck

Gobseck is a novella by Honoré de Balzac, first published in 1830. Part of the La Comedie Humane and something of a sequence to Balzac's Father Goriot, the short book's title is th ...


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Farewell

Farewell (“Adieu”) is a novella by Honoré de Balzac, first published in 1832 and part of the La Comédie Humaine. In his startling and tragic novella, Balzac adds to the 19th centur ...


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Scenes of Clerical Life

Scenes of Clerical Life is a novel by George Eliot first published in 1858. Scenes of Clerical Life, was the first published fiction by George Eliot. It consists of three novellas ...


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Brother Jacob

Brother Jacob is a short story by George Eliot, first published in 1860. In Brother Jacob, George Eliot explores the relationship between the selfish, self-centred and ambitious Da ...


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One Basket

One Basket is a sparkling collection of 7 short stories by Edna Ferber and includes some that are considered her all time best like The Woman Who Tried To be Good and The Maternal ...


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Buttered Side Down

Buttered Side Down is a short story collection, first published in 1912, by American novelist Edna Ferber, who won the Pulitzer price in 1925. The Stories included are: - The frog ...


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Nick Carter - The Crime of the French Café

Nick Carter – The Crime of the French Café and Other Stories is a collection of three detective stories featuring the famous detective Nick Carter first published in 1900, written ...


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The Prussian Officer and Other Stories

The Prussian Officer and Other Stories is a collection of early short stories by D. H. Lawrence, published in 1914. The stories collected in this volume are:     The Prussian Offic ...


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The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain

The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain, A Fancy for Christmas-Time, is a novella by Charles Dickens first published in 1848. It is the fifth and last of Dickens's Christmas novell ...


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The Battle of Life

The Battle of Life: A Love Story is a novella by Charles Dickens, first published in 1846. It is the fourth of his five "Christmas Books", preceded by A Christmas Carol (1843), The ...


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The Cricket on the Hearth

The Cricket on the Hearth: A Fairy Tale of Home is a novella by Charles Dickens, published in 1845. Like all of Dickens's Christmas books, it was published in book form, not as a s ...


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The Chimes

The Chimes: A Goblin Story of Some Bells that Rang an Old Year Out and a New Year In, a short novel by Charles Dickens, was written and published in 1844, one year after A Christma ...


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A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol is a novella by Charles Dickens. It was first published in 1843. The novella met with instant success and critical acclaim. Carol tells the story of a bitter old ...


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Lady Susan

Lady Susan is a short epistolary novel by Jane Austen, possibly written in 1794 but not published until 1871. This epistolary (in the form of letters) novel, an early complete work ...


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The Works of H.P. Lovecraft Vol. III - Horror & Other Stories

Howard Phillips "H. P." Lovecraft (1890-1937) was an American author who achieved posthumous fame through his influential works of horror fiction. Virtually unknown and only publis ...


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The Works of H.P. Lovecraft Vol. II - The Dream Cycle

Howard Phillips "H. P." Lovecraft (1890-1937) was an American author who achieved posthumous fame through his influential works of horror fiction. Virtually unknown and only publis ...


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The Works of H.P. Lovecraft Vol. I - The Cthulhu Mythos

Howard Phillips "H. P." Lovecraft (1890-1937) was an American author who achieved posthumous fame through his influential works of horror fiction. Virtually unknown and only publis ...