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The Four Days' Night
The Four Days' Night Sented by Sarah Gerdes

Another in the "Doom of London" series, in which the author sounds a clarion call of potential disasters that may fall upon the great city. Here he relates a tale of air pollution. Excerpt: They crawled along through the black suffocating darkness, feeble, languid, and sweating at every pore.

The Metamorphosis
The Metamorphosis Sented by Sarah Gerdes

"The Metamorphosis" (original German title: "Die Verwandlung") is a short novel by Franz Kafka, first published in 1915.

A Country Doctor
A Country Doctor Sented by Daniel

Written during the winter of 1916-17 when Kafka was living in one of the tiny houses on Golden Lane (formerly Alchimistengasse) at Prague Castle, and published in spring 1920 by Kurt Wolff Verlag, the 14 short fictions comprising this volume are interconnected by a persistent exploration of identity, where even animals anthropomorphize into a new identity.

A Hunger Artist
A Hunger Artist Sented by Cameron

"A Hunger Artist" tells the story of a performance artist whose artwork is hunger: public fasting in a cage, before gawking throngs who believe, somehow, that he is a fake.

The Sensible Thing
The Sensible Thing Sented by Daniel

This 1924 short story borrows from the common plot and themes of Fitzgerald's work. In this story, George O'Kelly, an aspiring engineer turned insurance salesman, fights to recapture the love of Jonquil Cary.

The Rich Boy
The Rich Boy Sented by Jacob

Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (September 24, 1896 –December 21, 1940) was an American Jazz Age author of novels andshort stories.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

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 Case of Benjamin Button," a witty and fantastical satire about aging, is one of his most memorable stories.

Porcelain and Pink
Porcelain and Pink Sented by Luis

First published in the "Smart Set" (January 1920), and first published in book form in Tales of the Jazz Age in 1922. Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (September 24, 1896 – December 21, 1940) was an American author of novels and short stories, whose works are the paradigmatic writings of the Jazz Age, a term he coined.

Love in the Night
Love in the Night Sented by Christopher

Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (September 24, 1896 – December 21, 1940) was an American author of novels and short stories, whose works are the paradigmatic writings of the Jazz Age. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century. Fitzgerald is considered a member of the "Lost Generation" of the 1920s.

Jacob's Ladder
Jacob's Ladder Sented by Christopher

"Jacob's Ladder" by Francis Fitzgerald is about a man who falls in love with a young girl but, doesn't realize it until it's too late

I Didn't Get Over
I Didn't Get Over Sented by Daniel

I Didn't Get Over (+Biography and Bibliography) (6X9po Glossy Cover Finish): I was 'sixteen in college and it was our twentieth reunion this year. We always called ourselves the "War Babies" anyhow we were all in the damn thing and this time there was more talk about the war than at any previous reunion; perhaps because war's in the air once more.

Curious, If True: Strange Tales

CURIOUS, IF TRUE: Strange Tales is a collection of five dark Victorian tales of suspense, horror, mood and mystery by Elizabeth Gaskell, published variously between 1852 and 1861.

The Stars, My Brothers
The Stars, My Brothers Sented by Cameron

Hamilton was a thoughtful SF writer, and you can surely see that here: this is the tale of a man dead in space for centuries -- and revived by folks who approach an alien world a lot the way out nuttier environmentalists approach the defense of trees.

Gigolo
Gigolo Sented by Jacob

Though he rarely heeded its summons--cagy boy that he was--the telephone rang oftenest for Nick. Because of the many native noises of the place, the telephone had a special bell that was a combination buzz and ring.

The Magic World
The Magic World Sented by Rebecca

The stories, previously printed in magazines such as Blackie's Children's Annual, are typical of Nesbit's arch, ironic, clever fantasies for children. The twelve stories: "The Cat-hood of Maurice" - a boy abuses the family cat, and learns to see things from the feline point of view. "The Mixed Mine" - two boys find a magic spyglass, and use it to make their fortunes. "Accidental Magic" - Quentin falls asleep on the altarstone at Stonehenge, and wakes in Atlantis.

The Man Who Evolved
The Man Who Evolved Sented by Cameron

"A fine example of Hamilton's skill in encapsulating an enormous theme into the neat and perfect compass of a short story." -Leigh Brackett As man evolves what changes will he undergo in a thousand years? A million or more?

The Thousand-And-Second Tale of Scheherazade

The Thousand-And-Second Tale of Scheherazade is a short story by American author Edgar Allan Poe. Edgar Allan Poe (born Edgar Poe; January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849) was an American author, poet, editor, and literary critic, considered part of the American Romantic Movement. Best known for his tales of mystery and the macabre, Poe was one of the earliest American practitioners of the short story and is generally considered the inventor of the detective fiction genre. He is further credited with contributing to the emerging genre of science fiction. He was the first well-known American writer to try to earn a living through writing alone, resulting in a financially difficult life and career. He was born as Edgar Poe in Boston, Massachusetts; he was orphaned at a young age when his mother died shortly after his father abandoned the family.

The Purloined Letter
The Purloined Letter Sented by Jacob

"The Purloined Letter" is a short story by American author Edgar Allan Poe. It is the third of his three detective stories featuring the fictional C. Auguste Dupin, the other two being "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" and "The Mystery of Marie Rogêt".

The Tell-Tale Heart
The Tell-Tale Heart Sented by Daniel

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 "The Tell-Tale Heart", "The Murders in the Rue Morgue", "The Fall of the House of Usher," "The Pit and the Pendulum," "William Wilson," "The Black Cat," "The Cask of Amontillado," and "Eleonora". Here too is a major selection of what Poe characterized as the passion of his life, his poems - "The Raven," "Annabel Lee," Ulalume," "Lenore," "The Bells," and more, plus his glorious prose poem "Silence - A Fable" and only full-length novel, The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym.

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