Books by: Short Stories


Me Talk Pretty One Day

Me Talk Pretty One Day

by David Sedaris
486,701 voters
David Sedaris' move to Paris from New York inspired these hilarious pieces, including the title essay, about his attempts to learn French from a sadistic teacher who declares that ...
The Metamorphosis

The Metamorphosis

by Franz KafkaStanley Corngold
351,807 voters
"As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into a gigantic insect. He was laying on his hard, as it were armor-plated, back and w...
Naked

Naked

by David Sedaris
198,660 voters
Welcome to the hilarious, strange, elegiac, outrageous world of David Sedaris. In Naked, Sedaris turns the mania for memoir on its proverbial ear, mining the exceedingly ric...
The Tell-Tale Heart and Other Writings

The Tell-Tale Heart and Other Writings

by Edgar Allan Poe
194,770 voters
Edgar Allan Poe remains the unsurpassed master of works of mystery and madness in this outstanding collection of Poe's prose and poetry are sixteen of his finest tales, including "...
I, Robot

I, Robot

by Isaac Asimov
193,213 voters
The three laws of Robotics:
1) A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
2) A robot must obey orders given to it by hu...
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim

Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim

by David Sedaris
188,044 voters
David Sedaris plays in the snow with his sisters. He goes on vacation with his family. He gets a job selling drinks. He attends his brother's wedding. He mops his sister's floor. H...
The Complete Stories and Poems

The Complete Stories and Poems

by Edgar Allan Poe
158,873 voters
Complete Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe, 1966 BCE. Hardcover with dust jacket, 821 pages, published by Doubleday & Company.
Franny and Zooey

Franny and Zooey

by J.D. Salinger
150,922 voters
The short story, Franny, takes place in an unnamed college town and tells the tale of an undergraduate who is becoming disenchanted with the selfishness and inauthenticity s...
The Canterbury Tales

The Canterbury Tales

by Geoffrey ChaucerNevill Coghill
146,497 voters

The procession that crosses Chaucer's pages is as full of life and as richly textured as a medieval tapestry. The Knight, the Miller, the Friar, the Squire, the Prioress, the Wi...

The Martian Chronicles

The Martian Chronicles

by Ray Bradbury
138,602 voters
The strange and wonderful tale of man’s experiences on Mars, filled with intense images and astonishing visions. Now part of the Voyager Classics collection.

The Martian C...
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

by Arthur Conan Doyle
136,386 voters
Complete in nine handsome volumes, each with an introduction by a Doyle scholar, a chronology, a selected bibliography, and explanatory notes, the Oxford Sherlock Holmes series off...
Breakfast at Tiffany's

Breakfast at Tiffany's

by Truman Capote
125,032 voters
In this seductive, wistful masterpiece, Truman Capote created a woman whose name has entered the American idiom and whose style is a part of the literary landscape. Holly Golightly...
The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing

The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing

by Melissa Bank
111,704 voters
Hailed by critics as the debut of a major literary voice, The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing dazzled and delighted readers and topped bestseller lists nationwide. Now, ...
Interpreter of Maladies

Interpreter of Maladies

by Jhumpa Lahiri
107,744 voters
Mr. Kapasi, the protagonist of Jhumpa Lahiri's title story, would certainly have his work cut out for him if he were forced to interpret the maladies of all the characters in this ...
The Complete Sherlock Holmes

The Complete Sherlock Holmes

by Arthur Conan Doyle
107,611 voters
The complete collection of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes tales, both long and short, compiled together for the first time by Simon & Schuster.

This fantastic c...
Nine Stories

Nine Stories

by J.D. Salinger
104,066 voters
Different Seasons

Different Seasons

by Stephen King
103,179 voters
A "hypnotic" (The New York Times Book Review) collection of four novellas from Stephen King bound together by the changing of seasons, each taking on the theme of a journey with st...
Night Shift

Night Shift

by Stephen KingJohn D. MacDonald
102,345 voters
Never trust your heart to the New York Times bestselling master of suspense, Stephen King. Especially with an anthology that features the classic stories "Children of the Corn," "T...
The Complete Fairy Tales

The Complete Fairy Tales

by Hans Christian AndersenLily OwensArthur RackhamHans Richter
90,191 voters
Lily Owens, ed. Illustrated edition of 159 cherished tales that have enchanted readers for generations. Includes "The Ugly Duckling", "The Emperor's New Clothes", "Snow Queen", all...
Aesop's Fables

Aesop's Fables

by AesopLaura Gibbs
87,456 voters
The fables of Aesop have become one of the most enduring traditions of European culture, ever since they were first written down nearly two millennia ago. Aesop was reputedly a ton...
Holidays on Ice

Holidays on Ice

by David Sedaris
81,538 voters
David Sedaris's beloved holiday collection is new again with six more pieces, including a never before published story. Along with such favorites as the diaries of a Macy's elf and...
Skeleton Crew

Skeleton Crew

by Stephen King
80,584 voters
In the introduction to Skeleton Crew (1985), his second collection of stories, King pokes fun at his penchant for "literary elephantiasis," makes scatological jokes about hi...
The House on Mango Street

The House on Mango Street

by Sandra Cisneros
78,832 voters
Acclaimed by critics, beloved by readers of all ages, taught everywhere from inner-city grade schools to universities across the country, and translated all over the world, The Hou...
Four Past Midnight

Four Past Midnight

by Stephen King
75,612 voters
You are strapped in an airline seat on a flight beyond hell. You are forced into a hunt for the most horrifying secret a small town ever hid. You are trapped in the demonic depths ...
Dubliners

Dubliners

by James JoyceJeri Johnson
71,373 voters
This work of art reflects life in Ireland at the turn of the last century, and by rejecting euphemism, reveals to the Irish their unromantic reality. Each of the 15 stories offers ...
Haunted

Haunted

by Chuck Palahniuk
67,708 voters
Haunted is a novel made up of stories: twenty-three of the most horrifying, hilarious, mind-blowing, stomach-churning tales you'll ever encounter.

The stories are told by ...
The Jungle Books

The Jungle Books

by Rudyard KiplingAlev Lytle Croutier
67,275 voters
The Jungle Books can be regarded as classic stories told by an adult to children. But they also constitute a complex literary work of art in which the whole of Kipling's philosophy...
The Gift of the Magi

The Gift of the Magi

by O. HenryLisbeth Zwerger
65,858 voters
One dollar and eight-seven cents is all the money Della has in the world to buy her beloved husband a Christmas present. She has nothing to sell except her only treasure -- her lon...
The Complete Sherlock Holmes, Vol 2

The Complete Sherlock Holmes, Vol 2

by Arthur Conan DoyleKyle Freeman
65,475 voters
World of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Sherlock Holmes --
General introduction / by Kyle Freeman --
Introduction to Volume II / by Kyle Freeman --
Note on conveyances --
...
Hearts in Atlantis

Hearts in Atlantis

by Stephen King
63,770 voters
Hearts In Atlantis is composed of five interconnected, sequential narratives set in the years from 1960 to 1999. Each story is deeply rooted in the sixties, and each is haunted by ...
The Yellow Wallpaper and Other Stories

The Yellow Wallpaper and Other Stories

by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
63,328 voters
Best known for the 1892 title story of this collection, a harrowing tale of a woman's descent into madness, Charlotte Perkins Gilman wrote more than 200 other short stories. Seven ...
Unaccustomed Earth

Unaccustomed Earth

by Jhumpa Lahiri
59,151 voters
Knopf Canada is proud to welcome this bestselling, Pulitzer Prize—winning author with eight dazzling stories that take us from Cambridge and Seattle to India and Thailand as they e...
Everything's Eventual: 14 Dark Tales

Everything's Eventual: 14 Dark Tales

by Stephen King
59,123 voters
The first collection of stories Stephen King has published since Nightmares & Dreamscapes nine years ago, Everything's Eventual includes one O. Henry Prize winner, tw...
Essential Tales and Poems

Essential Tales and Poems

by Benjamin F. FisherEdgar Allan Poe
57,991 voters
The Essential Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe, by Edgar Allan Poe, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to th...
The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Tales

The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Tales

by Stephen MarloweEdgar Allan Poe
57,029 voters
The eerie tales of Edgar Allan Poe remain among the most brilliant and influential works in American literature. Some of the celebrated tales contained in this unique volume includ...
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

by Arthur Conan Doyle
55,928 voters
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes are overshadowed by the event with which they close - the meeting of the great detective and Moriarty, the Napoleon of Crime. Their struggle, seeming...
The Raven

The Raven

by Gustave DoréEdgar Allan Poe
54,153 voters
In Gustave Doré, one of the most prolific and successful book illustrators of the late 19h century, Edgar Allan Poe's renowned poem The Raven found perhaps its most perfect artisti...
Nightmares And Dreamscapes

Nightmares And Dreamscapes

by Stephen King
53,514 voters
A collection of short stories, several being published for the first time, offers a spine-tingling journey to the nightmare world created by a master of sheer terror and grotesque ...
The Bachman Books

The Bachman Books

by Stephen KingRichard Bachman
51,357 voters
Written under the nom de plume "Richard Bachman", here are four early novels by bestselling author Stephen King: RAGE, a story of stunning psychological horror; THE LONG WALK, the ...
The Illustrated Man

The Illustrated Man

by Ray Bradbury
48,155 voters
That The Illustrated Man has remained in print since being published in 1951 is fair testimony to the universal appeal of Ray Bradbury's work. Only his second collection (th...
The Lottery and Other Stories

The Lottery and Other Stories

by Shirley Jackson
47,831 voters
The Lottery, one of the most terrifying stories written in this century, created a sensation when it was first published in The New Yorker. "Power and haunting...
A Christmas Carol, The Chimes and The Cricket on the Hearth

A Christmas Carol, The Chimes and The Cricket on the Hearth

by Charles DickensKatharine Kroeber Wiley
47,468 voters
A Christmas Carol, The Chimes, and The Cricket on the Hearth, by Charles Dickens, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality ed...
The Cask of Amontillado

The Cask of Amontillado

by Edgar Allan Poe
47,454 voters
"The Cask of Amontillado" (sometimes spelled "The Casque of Amontillado") is a short story, written by Edgar Allan Poe and first published in the November 1846 issue of Godey's Lad...
The Arabian Nights

The Arabian Nights

by A.S. ByattRichard Francis BurtonAnonymous
46,013 voters
Full of mischief, valor, ribaldry, and romance, The Arabian Nights has enthralled readers for centuries. These are the tales that saved the life of Shahrazad, whose husband,...
Smoke and Mirrors: Short Fiction and Illusions

Smoke and Mirrors: Short Fiction and Illusions

by Neil Gaiman
45,728 voters
In the deft hands of Neil Gaiman, magic is no mere illusion... and anything is possible. In this, Gaiman's first book of short stories, his imagination and supreme...
Magical Thinking: True Stories

Magical Thinking: True Stories

by Augusten Burroughs
44,964 voters
From the #1 bestselling author of Running with Scissors and Dry--a contagiously funny, heartwarming, shocking, twisted, and absolutely magical collection. True stories that give vo...
The Death of Ivan Ilych

The Death of Ivan Ilych

by Aylmer MaudeLeo Tolstoy
44,634 voters
Hailed as one of the world's supreme masterpieces on the subject of death and dying, The Death of Ivan Ilyich is the story of a worldly careerist, a high court judge who has never ...
Barrel Fever: Stories and Essays

Barrel Fever: Stories and Essays

by David Sedaris
44,171 voters
In David Sedaris’s world, no one is safe and no cow is sacred. A manic cross between Mark Leyner, Fran Lebowitz, and the National Enquirer, Sedaris’s collection of essays is...
The Yellow Wall-Paper

The Yellow Wall-Paper

by Charlotte Perkins GilmanElaine Hedges
43,389 voters
First published in 1892, "The Yellow Wallpaper" is written as the secret journal of a woman who, failing to relish the joys of marriage and motherhood, is sentenced to a country re...
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

by Washington IrvingBo HamptonTracey Hampton
42,747 voters
Please note that this is the graphic novel adaptation of Sleepy Hollow. If you're looking for the short story, go ...
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories

by Washington IrvingWilliam L. HedgesGeoffrey Crayon
41,960 voters
Originally entitled, The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent, this collection of essays, sketches, and tales established Washington's reputation as America's foremost profe...
Welcome to the Monkey House

Welcome to the Monkey House

by Kurt Vonnegut
39,172 voters
This short-story collection Welcome to the Monkey House (1968) incorporates almost completely Vonnegut’s 1961 “Canary in a Cathouse,” which appeared within a few months of ...
The Pit and the Pendulum

The Pit and the Pendulum

by Edgar Allan Poe
39,021 voters
The blackness of eternal night encompassed me. The intense darkness oppressed and stifled me so that I struggled for breath.Having been condemned to death by the Spanish Inquisitio...
Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders

Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders

by Neil Gaiman
38,113 voters
This is a stunning collection of short stories by acclaimed fantasy writer Neil Gaiman. His distinctive genius has been championed by writers as diverse as Norman Mailer and Stephe...
SantaLand Diaries

SantaLand Diaries

by David Sedaris
37,631 voters
'Santaland Diaries' contains six of David Sedaris' most profound Christmas stories, from Dinah, the Christmas Whore to Season's Greetings to our Friends and Family.
The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: After Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: After Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

by Richard Lancelyn GreenJulian SymonsVariousRonald Knox
36,566 voters
Many writers have revisited the Reichenbach Falls in the hope of summoning up the ghost of Sherlock Holmes. Now Richard Lancelyn Green has succeeded triumphantly with this collecti...
Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters & Seymour: An Introduction

Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters & Seymour: An Introduction

by J.D. Salinger
36,123 voters
The author writes: The two long pieces in this book originally came out in The New Yorker ? RAISE HIGH THE ROOF BEAM, CARPENTERS in 1955, SEYMOUR ? An Introduction in 1959. Whateve...
Just So Stories

Just So Stories

by Rudyard Kipling
35,116 voters
Twelve stories about animals, insects, and other subjects include How the Camel Got His Hump. The Butterfly That Stamped, and How the Alphabet Was Made..
The Tell-Tale Heart

The Tell-Tale Heart

by Bill D. FountainByron GlaserEdgar Allan Poe
32,711 voters
Do your students enjoy a good laugh? Do they like to be scared? Or do they just like a book with a happy ending? No matter what their taste, our Creative Short Stories series has t...
The Most Dangerous Game

The Most Dangerous Game

by Richard Connell
31,377 voters
The Most Dangerous Game features a big-game hunter from New York who becomes shipwrecked on an isolated island in the Caribbean and is hunted by a Russian aristocrat.
Girl in Hyacinth Blue

Girl in Hyacinth Blue

by Susan Vreeland
31,306 voters
A professor invites a colleague from the art department to his home to view a painting he has kept secret for decades in Susan Vreeland's powerful historical novel, Girl in Hyac...
Invisible Cities

Invisible Cities

by William WeaverItalo Calvino
31,025 voters
"Kublai Khan does not necessarily believe everything Marco Polo says when he describes the cities visited on his expeditions, but the emperor of the Tartars does continue listening...
The Return of Sherlock Holmes

The Return of Sherlock Holmes

by Arthur Conan Doyle
29,662 voters
The Return of Sherlock Holmes is a collection of 13 Sherlock Holmes stories, originally published in 1903-1904, by Arthur Conan Doyle. This was the first Holmes collection s...
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

by F. Scott Fitzgerald
29,305 voters
Today, F. Scott Fitzgerald is known for his novels, but in his lifetime, his fame stemmed from his prolific achievement as one of America's most gifted story writers. "The Curious ...
What We Talk About When We Talk About Love

What We Talk About When We Talk About Love

by Raymond Carver
28,908 voters
Alternate-cover edition can be found here

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Frog and Toad All Year

Frog and Toad All Year

by Arnold Lobel
28,358 voters

Friends all year.
In winter, spring, summer, and fall, Frog and Toad are always together. Here is a wise and wonderful story for each season of the year-and one for Christma...

The Metamorphosis and Other Stories

The Metamorphosis and Other Stories

by Franz KafkaJason BakerDonna Freed
28,243 voters
The Metamorphosis and Other Stories, by Franz Kafka, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices t...
Chicken Soup for the Soul

Chicken Soup for the Soul

by Mark Victor HansenJack Canfield
27,982 voters
Two of America's best-loved inspirational speakers share the very best of their collected stories and favorite tales that have touched the hearts of people everywhere. Canfield and...
The Complete Short Stories

The Complete Short Stories

by Ernest Hemingway
27,827 voters
THE ONLY COMPLETE COLLECTION BY THE NOBEL PRIZE-WINNING AUTHOR

In this definitive collection of Ernest Hemingway's short stories, readers will delight in the author'...

Ficciones

Ficciones

by Jorge Luis BorgesAnthony KerriganAnthony Bonner
27,702 voters
The seventeen pieces in Ficciones demonstrate the whirlwind of Borges's genius and mirror the precision and potency of his intellect and inventiveness, his piercing irony, h...
Burning Chrome

Burning Chrome

by William GibsonBruce Sterling
26,904 voters
Best-known for his seminal sf novel Neuromancer, William Gibson is actually best when writing short fiction. Tautly-written and suspenseful, Burning Chrome collects 10 of ...
The Complete Stories

The Complete Stories

by Flannery O'Connor
26,902 voters
The publication of this extraordinary volume firmly established Flannery O'Connor's monumental contribution to American fiction. There are thirty-one stories here in all, including...
Creepshow

Creepshow

by Stephen KingBernie WrightsonMichele Wrightson
26,392 voters
Stories in comic strip form tell of a murdered man returning from the grave, a bizarre meteor, a monster that devours people, a husband's terrible revenge, and a plague of cockroac...
Consider the Lobster and Other Essays

Consider the Lobster and Other Essays

by David Foster Wallace
25,749 voters
Do lobsters feel pain? Did Franz Kafka have a funny bone? What is John Updike's deal, anyway? And what happens when adult video starlets meet their fans in person? David Foster Wal...
Bartleby the Scrivener

Bartleby the Scrivener

by Herman Melville
25,575 voters
Academics hail it as the beginning of modernism, but to readers around the world—even those daunted by Moby-Dick—Bartleby the Scrivener is simply one of the most absorbing a...
The Best of H.P. Lovecraft: Bloodcurdling Tales of Horror and the Macabre

The Best of H.P. Lovecraft: Bloodcurdling Tales of Horror and the Macabre

by H.P. LovecraftRobert BlochAugust Derleth
25,465 voters
This is the collection that true fans of horror fiction have been waiting for: sixteen of H.P. Lovecraft's most horrifying visions, including Lovecraft's masterpiece, THE SHADOW OU...
The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories

The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories

by H.P. LovecraftS.T. Joshi
25,199 voters
An unparalleled selection of fiction from H. P. Lovecraft, master of the American horror tale

Long after his death, H. P. Lovecraft continues to enthrall readers with his ...
The Ugly Duckling

The Ugly Duckling

by Hans Christian AndersenJerry Pinkney
24,980 voters
For over one hundred years The Ugly Duckling has been a childhood favorite, and Jerry Pinkney's spectacular new adaptation brings it triumphantly to new generations of readers. Wit...
Kitchen

Kitchen

by Banana YoshimotoMegan Backus
24,806 voters
Banana Yoshimoto's novels have made her a sensation in Japan and all over the world, and Kitchen, the dazzling English-language debut that is still her best-loved book, is a...
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

by Washington Irving
24,731 voters
Headless horsemen were staples of Northern European storytelling, featuring in German, Irish (e.g. Dullahan), Scandinavian (e.g. the Wild Hunt) and English legends and were include...
The Fall of the House of Usher

The Fall of the House of Usher

by Edgar Allan Poe
24,560 voters
Dive into this classic from the singular mind of Edgar Allan Poe, who is widely regarded as the master of short horror fiction. "The Fall of the House of Usher" recounts the terrib...
No One Belongs Here More Than You

No One Belongs Here More Than You

by Miranda July
24,222 voters
Screenwriter, director, and star of the acclaimed film Me and You and Everyone We Know, Miranda July brings her extraordinary talents to the page in a startling, sexy, and tender c...
The Elephant Vanishes

The Elephant Vanishes

by Haruki MurakamiJay RubinAlfred Birnbaum
23,258 voters
With the same deadpan mania and genius for dislocation that he brought to his internationally acclaimed novels A Wild Sheep Chase and Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End o...
The Complete Stories and Poems

The Complete Stories and Poems

by Lewis Carroll
23,061 voters
This commemorative oversized volume of the complete collection of stories and poems of Lewis Carol showcases his ingenious use of word play, inverted logic and satire. Lewis Carrol...
A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again:  Essays and Arguments

A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again: Essays and Arguments

by David Foster Wallace
22,680 voters
In this exuberantly praised book - a collection of seven pieces on subjects ranging from television to tennis, from the Illinois State Fair to the films of David Lynch, from postmo...
Drown

Drown

by Junot Díaz
22,578 voters
With ten stories that move from the barrios of the Dominican Republic to the struggling urban communities of New Jersey, Junot Diaz makes his remarkable debut. Diaz's work is unfli...
The Body

The Body

by Stephen KingRobin A.H. Waterfield
22,489 voters
In 1960s America, four young boys go on a journey to search for the body of a boy killed by a train. As they travel, they discover how cruel the world can be, but also how wondrous...
A Rose for Emily and Other Stories

A Rose for Emily and Other Stories

by William Faulkner
22,418 voters
Faulkner’s most famous, most popular, and most anthologized short story, “A Rose for Emily” evokes the terms Southern gothic and grotesque, two types of literature in which the gen...
The Decameron

The Decameron

by Giovanni BoccaccioG.H. McWilliam
22,377 voters
The Decameron (c.1351) is an entertaining series of one hundred stories written in the wake of the Black Death. The stories are told in a country villa outside the city of Florence...
Selected Stories

Selected Stories

by Richard PevearLarissa VolokhonskyAnton Chekhov
22,319 voters
Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky, the highly acclaimed translators of War and Peace, Doctor Zhivago, and Anna Karenina, which was an Oprah Book Club pick and mi...
My Man Jeeves

My Man Jeeves

by P.G. Wodehouse
22,293 voters
Who can forget our beloved gentleman's personal gentleman, Jeeves, who ever comes to the rescue when the hapless Bertie Wooster falls into trouble. My Man Jeeves is sure to ...
Four Blondes

Four Blondes

by Candace Bushnell
22,061 voters
In her first book since the cultural phenomenon Sex and the City, Candace Bushnell triumphantly returned with the national best-seller Four Blondes, which The New York Times s...
After the Quake

After the Quake

by Haruki MurakamiJay Rubin
22,002 voters
The six stories in Haruki Murakami’s mesmerizing collection are set at the time of the catastrophic 1995 Kobe earthquake, when Japan became brutally aware of the fragility of its d...
One Past Midnight: The Langoliers

One Past Midnight: The Langoliers

by Stephen KingWillem Dafoe
21,547 voters
The first of a four-part audio series from Stephen King's best-selling book, Four Past Midnight. On a redeye flight from Los Angeles to Boston, only 11 passengers survive—bu...
The Canterville Ghost

The Canterville Ghost

by Oscar WildeInga Moore
21,405 voters
This is Oscar Wilde's tale of the American family moved into a British mansion, Canterville Chase, much to the annoyance its tired ghost. The family -- which refuses to believe in ...
20th Century Ghosts

20th Century Ghosts

by Christopher GoldenJoe Hill
21,360 voters
A collection of short stories.

Imogene is young and beautiful. She kisses like a movie star and knows everything about every film ever made. She's also dead and waiting in...
Different Seasons

Different Seasons

by Stephen King
21,138 voters
From the Magical Pen of Stephen King, Four Mesmerizing Novellas…

“Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption”

An unjustly imprisoned convict seeks a strange and s...
Nightfall

Nightfall

by Robert SilverbergIsaac Asimov
20,997 voters

Imagine living on a planet with six suns that never experiences Darkness. Imagine never having seen the Stars. Then, one by one your suns start to set, gradually leading you int...

The Snows of Kilimanjaro and Other Stories

The Snows of Kilimanjaro and Other Stories

by Ernest Hemingway
20,785 voters
The ideal introduction to the genius of Ernest Hemingway, "The Snows of Kilimanjaro and Other Stories" contains ten of Hemingway's most acclaimed and popular works of short fiction...
Einstein's Dreams

Einstein's Dreams

by Alan Lightman
20,687 voters
A modern classic, Einstein’s Dreams is a fictional collage of stories dreamed by Albert Einstein in 1905, when he worked in a patent office in Switzerland. As the defiant but sensi...