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A treasure chest of timeless short stories by some of the world's greatest authors.

Suspense and horror
1 'The Adventure of the Sussex Vampire' - Arthur Conan Doyle
2 'The Signalman' - Charles Dickens
3 'Lost Hearts' - MR James
4 'The Sealed Room' - Arthur Conan Doyle.
5 'Mrs Badgery' - Wilkie Collins
6 'Wailing Well' - MR James
7 'The Open Window' - Saki
8 'How it happened' - Arthur Conan Doyle
9 'The Tell-Tale Heart' - Edgar Allan Poe
10 'The Cone' - HG Wells
11 'A Haunted House' - Virginia Woolf
12 'Rats' - MR James
13 'The Oval Portrait' - Edgar Allan Poe
14 'Tarquin of Cheapside' - F. Scott Fitzgerald
15 'One Crowded Hour' - Arthur Conan Doyle
16 'The Mezzotint' - MR James
17 'The Masque of the Red Death' - Edgar Allan Poe

Love
18 'The Kiss' - Kate Chopin
19 'Eleonora' - Edgar Allan Poe
20 'About Love' - Anton Chekhov
21 'The Lovers' - Hans Christian Anderson
22 'Love' - Guy De Maupassant
23 'The Sphinx Without a Secret' - Oscar Wilde
24 'A Wedding Gift' - Guy De Maupassant
25 'Kew Gardens' - Virginia Woolf
26 'The District Doctor' - Ivan Turgenev
27 'Happiness' - Guy De Maupassant
28 'A Blunder' - Anton Chekhov
29 'The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky' - Stephen Crane
30 'In a Far-Off World' - Olive Schreiner
31 'The Cook's Wedding' - Anton Chekhov
32 'The Recruit' - Honore de Balzac
33 'The Nightingale and the Rose' - Oscar Wilde
34 'Pyramus and Thisbe' - Ovid
35 'Aunt Hetty on Matrimony' - Fanny Fern
36 'A Country Cottage' - Anton Chekhov
37 'Marriage a la Mode' - Katherine Mansfield
38 'The Statue of Limitations' - Ernest Dowson
39 'The Dilettante' - Edith Wharton

Humorous
40 'Tobermory' - Saki
41 'The Mesmeric Mountain' - Stephen Crane
42 'The Children's Joke' - Louisa May Alcott
43 'At The Siren' - Anton Chekhov
44 'The Garden Party' - Katherine Mansfield
45 'The Cask of Amontillado' - Edgar Allan Poe
46 'The New Dress' - Virginia Woolf
47 'How I Built Myself A House' - Thomas Hardy
48 'The Model Millionaire' - Oscar Wilde
49 'A Pair of Silk Stockings' - Kate Chopin
50 'At The Barbers' - Anton Chekhov
51 'A Respectable Woman' - Kate Chopin

Folk & Fable
52 'The Happy Prince' - Oscar Wilde.
53 'The Elves and the Shoemaker' - The Brothers Grimm
54 'The Emperor's New Clothes' - Hans Christian Andersen
55 'The Tongue Cut Sparrow' - Yei Theodora Ozaki
56 'Finn and the Scottish Giant' - Harold F. Read
57 'The Postmaster' - Rabindranath Tagore
58 'The Toys of Peace' - Saki
59 'The Selfish Giant' - Oscar Wilde
60 'The Flower Gatherer' - Edward Thomas
61 'Araby' - James Joyce
62 'The Interlopers' - Saki
63 'Tom Thumb' - The Brothers Grimm
64 'The Kabuliwalah' - Rabindranath Tagore
65 'The Monkey's Paws' - WW Jacobs

Christmas
66 'The Little Match Girl' - Hans Christian Andersen
67 'Papa Panov's Special Christmas' - Leo Tolstoy
68 'Christmas Storms and Sunshine' - Elizabeth Gaskell.
69 'The Gift of the Magi' - O'Henry
70 'At Christmas Time '- Anton Chekhov
71 'A Dill Pickle' - Katherine Mansfield

Classic Tales
72 'The Yellow Wallpaper' - Charlotte Perkins Gilman
73 'The Fall of Lord Barrymore' - Arthur Conan Doyle
74 'The Necklace' - Guy De Maupassant
75 'Holiday Group' - EM Delafield
76 'Three Questions' - Leo Tolstoy
77 'The Cop and the Anthem' - O'Henry
78 'The Fly' - Katherine Mansfield
79 'The Christening' - DH Lawrence
80 'After the Race' - James Joyce
81 'The String Quartet' - Virginia Woolf
82 'Two Friends' - Guy De Maupassant
83 'An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge' - Ambrose Bierce.
84 'A Gentleman Friend' - Anthon Chekhov
85 'Ma'ame Pelagie' - Kate Chopin
86 'Second Best' - DH Lawrence
87 'El Verdugo' - Honore de Balzac
88 'The Story of an Hour' - Kate Chopin
89 'The Man of No Account' - Bret Hart
90 'The Piece of String' - Guy De Maupassant
 

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  • 15-07-21

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I'd hoped for consistently excellent stories. But there are a sufficient number here for me to recommend the book.

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  • 10-06-21

amazing collection

a huge collection of stories, read by a variety of excellent readers, of the quality we know we get from the BBC. highly recommended for bite size listening on short journeys.

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