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              Nathaniel Hawthorne

              Short Stories

              by Collection & Author

              The Children's Library

              Children's stories bless us twice. The first time they are read to us. The second time, we read them to a child.

              The Velveteen Rabbit

              Favorite Fairy Tales

              Recommended by age group, enjoy!

              Favorite Fairy Tales: The Reluctant Dragon

              Useful Idioms

              Over six hundred figurative phrases English students should know.

              Idioms for English Learners

              Hans Christian Andersen

              The magical author of The Ugly Duckling, The Princess and the Pea, and The Brave Tin Soldier, Andersen also wrote poignant short stories enjoyed by readers of all ages, including The Last Dream of Old Oak and the tender, bittersweet Christmas classic The Little Matchstick Girl.

              Christmas Stories and Books

              American Biographies

              Stories and background about authors you love, for kids & adults.

              American Biographies, featuring Abraham Lincoln

              Halloween Stories

              A collection of great stories, especially about ghosts-- scary stories to lift your spirits for Halloween! Enjoy not-scary Halloween Stories for Children.

              Halloween Ghost Stories and Scary Books

              Pre-K Read-Aloud Stories

              Wonderful stories to read with your beginner reader so they will become confident, life-long readers!

              Read-Aloud Stories for Pre-K, The Itsy Bitsy Spider


              Favorite Lullabies from around the world to relax children & parents!

              Lullabies from around the world
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              Civil War Stories

              Short Stories, poems, novels, letters, by authors who were there.

              Civil War Battle

              Japanese Fairy Tales

              A fanciful collection of Fairy Tales collected and translated by Grace James. These imaginative and original fables are interesting reading for grown-ups rather than children.

              Book of Japenese Fairy Tales

              The Brothers Grimm

              Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm wrote some of the most famous children's stories and fairy-tales of all time, including; The Brave Little Tailor, Little Briar-Rose (aka Sleeping Beauty), Rapunzel, The Elves and the Shoemaker, Rumplestiltskin, & more See our Favorite Fairy Tales by Age.

              A picture from Sleeping Beauty, aka Little Briar-Rose

              Ghost, Gothic & Horror

              A collection of great stories featuring ghosts, ghouls, vampires, and other supernatural phenomena.

              Horror Stories and Books

              World War I Stories

              Short Stories, poetry, novels, and interesting propaganda conveying the cruel realities of a new kind of war.

              In Flanders Fields

              75 Short Short Stories

              Great stories to enjoy when you have five minutes: witty, introspective, morality tales, sci-fi, feel-good, drama, and farce.

              Short Short Stories, featuring James Baldwin's Androclus and the Lion

              Short Story Authors

              Here is an abbreviated list of short story writers that you can find at this site:

              Hans Christian Andersen
              Sherwood Anderson
              T.S. Arthur
              L. Frank Baum
              Ambrose Bierce
              Bj?rnstjerne Bj?rnson
              Algernon Blackwood
              Giovanni Boccaccio
              Robert W. Chambers
              Anton Chekhov
              Kate Chopin
              Stephen Crane
              Roald Dahl
              Philip K. Dick
              Charles Dickens
              Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
              Edna Ferber
              Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
              Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
              Bret Harte
              W. F. Harvey
              Nathaniel Hawthorne
              Ernest Hemingway
              O. Henry
              Washington Irving
              Shirley Jackson
              W. W. Jacobs
              Henry James
              M.R. James
              Langston Hughes
              Rudyard Kipling
              Stephen Leacock
              Jack London
              H. P. Lovecraft
              Arthur Machen
              Guy de Maupassant
              Herman Melville
              H.H. Munro (SAKI)
              Liam O'Flaherty
              Edgar Allan Poe
              Frank Stockton
              Ivan S. Turgenev
              Mark Twain
              H.G. Wells
              Edith Wharton
              Oscar Wilde

              Yeah, there's more . . . All Authors

              Mystery Stories

              Great mystery stories by Poe, Doyle, Rinehart, Christie, Glaspell, Harvey.

              Great mystery stories by Edgar Allan Poe, Mary Roberts Rinehart, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, R. Austin Freeman, and Richard Connell

              Pulitzer Prize Winners

              Pulitzer Prize winning novels, poetry, drama, and biographies in the public domain and author profiles.

              Pulitzer Prize Winners

              Dystopian Stories

              Science Fiction stories where everything goes wrong: bad technology, lost freedom, environmental destruction.

              Dystopian Stories, featuring The Land That Time Forgot

              Russian Writers

              Enjoy some of the best stories by great Russian writers, and author anecdotes.

              Russian Writers, featuring Anna Akhmatova's poetry

              Short Story of The Day

              We select a new short story to feature every day of the year -- well, almost every day!
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              Christmas Stories

              Favorite Christmas stories for you and your family to enjoy during the holidays.

              Christmas Stories and Books, featuring O. Henry, The Gift of the Magi

              Looking for more great stories?

              Find what you are looking for in our Short Story Library

              The Little Match GirlThe Reluctant DragonThe Repairer of Reputations, The King in Yellow

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