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CLASSIC SHORT STORIES

One of the best ways of improving your English is to read the language. This part of our site includes complete short stories by some of the very best classic writers. All stories are complete and unabridged. Read them online or print them off and read them in bed! One new story is added to our site every month. All stories are in the public domain and now copyright free. If you're looking for a larger range of free classic English literature online, try the English Library. Or if modern short stories are your thing try here.

 

Aesop's Fables

Part 1   Part 2   Part 3   Part 4   Part 5   Part 6   Part 7   Part 8

Resumed Identity by Ambrose Bierce

A Terribly Strange Bed by Wilkie Collins

The Idiots by Joseph Conrad

The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky by Stephen Crane

The Last Lesson by Alphonse Daudet

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

The Boscombe Valley Mystery (Sherlock Holmes) by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Copper Beeches (Sherlock Holmes) by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Field Bazaar (Sherlock Holmes) by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Sussex Vampire (Sherlock Holmes) bt Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Final Problem (Sherlock Holmes) by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Adventure Of Charles Augustus Milverton by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Brer Rabbit and the Tar-Baby by Joel Chandler Harris

Young Goodman Brown by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Rip Van Winkle by Washington Irving

A School Story by M. R. James

The Dancing Partner by Jerome K. Jerome

A Little Cloud by James Joyce

How the Leopard Got His Spots by Rudyard Kipling

The Rocking Horse Winner by D. H. Lawrence

A Wicked Woman by Jack London

Rain by W. Somerset Maughan

Bartleby the Scrivener by Herman Melville

Politics and the English Language by George Orwell

The Masque of the Red Death by Edgar Allan Poe

The Pit and the Pendulum by Edgar Allan Poe

The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter

The Avenger by Thomas de Quincey

  Hunter Quartermain's Story by H. Rider Haggard

Long Odds by H. Rider Haggard

  The Music on the Hill by Saki

Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare (simplified by C and M. Lamb)

Dracula's Guest by Bram Stoker

The Valley of Spiders by H. G. Wells 

  A Haunted House by Virginia Woolf  


 

 

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