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  • Ambrose Bierce

    A story of the heartache of orders given without discretion in the field; the misuse of that approach down the line; the death that follows from the last to use this...read more

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    Considered one of the great American short stories; Kurt Vonnegut said it was the best. Set in the Civil War with a Southwestern humor twist worthy of Mark Twain, but much grimmer. The story of betrayal as a Northern Scout in the Civil War lures a planter to blow up a bridge so he can be caught and hanged. Short, concise,...read more

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    A tragic but very captivating tale of a monk in the 17th...read more

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    A collection of stories of the supernatural, of ghosts and 'strange doings' by a master teller of tales. Includes these stories: An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge; The Damned Thing; A Watcher by the Dead; An Inhabitant of Carcosa; The Famous Gilson Bequest; The Eyes of the Panther; The Secret of Macarger's Gulch; The Night-Doings at...read more

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    A man stands on Owl Creek Bridge with his hands tied, preparing to face death by hanging. Then the ground slips out from under him, the rope breaks, and he has a moment to reimagine his future. Praised for its experimental shifts in time and surprise ending, "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" is not one to miss. It has been hailed by Kurt Vonnegut as "the greatest American short...read more

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    We sit. We lie. We wait. We are examined. We are left alone. Emotions fritter. The door re-opens. The face. Is it tinged with sadness or reassuring and open? The words. Are they easy to comprehend? Is it good news or bad? We can answer that. It's bad. Undeniably bad. None of our authors have good news for you. The diagnosis? You already know that....read more

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    The little boy who goes unwittingly to visit the great battle of Chickamauga may symbolize the entire nation coming to realize the horror it has visited upon...read more

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    In order to provide English learners with extensive reading pleasure, it consists of jewels that span the East and West, from literary works of famous writers such as Aesop's fables, Andersen, Shakespeare, and picture brothers to traditional fairy tales from all over the...read more

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    Biting social satire of our nascent pharmaceutical trades. Ask your doctor If oil of dog is right for...read more

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    A shocking tale of a father and son turned against each other by our American Civil...read more

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    There is a bridge at Owl Creek that is surrounded by dry and cracking driftwood. Burning the bridge would be the perfect way for a civilian Southerner to strike a blow against the Union Army. But Peyton Farkuar doesn’t make it that far. And instead, finds a rope around his...read more

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    A spine tingling selection of classic short stories to keep you awake at night including stories from the superlative M R James and the king of thrillers Hume...read more

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    Halpin Frayser awakes from a dreamless sleep and the only thing in his mind was the words 'Catherine Larue'. Frayer feels a shiver down his spine because this was not the first strange thing he had experienced that day. Earlier, he was hunting in the forest but he could feel that something was not quite right. The picture of a haunted forest dripping with blood had come up in his mind. He had seen himself writing a poem with blood. The corpse of his mother had been in front of him. When one day later a detective finds Frayser’s lifeless body, many questions begin to...read more

  • Ambrose Bierce

    'The Parenticide Club' features four short-stories about a family murder, as seen from the eye of its most innocent member, who just might be the murderer...read more

  • Kate Chopin

    A collection of wonderful short stories which delight the reader with the...read more

  • Ambrose Bierce

    Set during the time of the American Civil War, this story is about a man named Peyton Farquhar, a Confederate sympathizer who attempted to demolish the Owl Creek Bridge, but was caught and condemned to die by hanging. But all is not what it seems to be in this tale that has an irregular time sequence and a twist...read more

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    Mit ins Fegefeuer getauchter Feder schreibt Luzifer sein Lexikon. Bissig und geistreich nimmt er die Menschenwelt von A wie Affe bis Z wie Zukunft aufs Korn: 'AFFE, engl. MONKEY - Ein Tier, das sich auf Bäumen zu Hause fühlt, besonders auf Stammbäumen.' - ' ZUKUNFT, engl. FUTURE - Eine Zeit, in der das Geschäft floriert, die Freunde zu uns halten und uns das Glück sicher...read more

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    Un hombre vuelve a su país y decide visitar a su amigo de la infancia. Aturdido por la imagen decrépita de su compañero, se une en una conversación en la sala. De pronto, el sonido leve de algunos golpes en la pared llama su...read more

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    A young federal soldier finds himself in a dire and lethal situation. This is a story of remarkable...read more

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    Long before the word robot grew familiar a chess playing automaton breaks free of control with serious consequences for its’ inventor. A cautionary tale for our present A.I....read more