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Stories sorted by author

Anonymous A Dream
Anonymous No Room in the Cemetery
Anonymous The Sentiments of a Lady in New-Jersey
Anonymous (A Kentucky Soldier) “Like a Sea of Blood”
John Adams Destruction of the Tea in Boston
Lois Bryan Adams Meeting “Father Abraham”
Louisa May Alcott Anna’s Whim An HourHow I Went Out to Service
Fred Allen The Life and Death of Vaudeville
Sherwood Anderson
AdventureCertain Things LastThe EggMotherThe Untold Lie
Gertrude Atherton The Striding Place
Mary Austin The LandThe Scavengers
J. Herman Banning The Day I Sprouted Wings
P. T. Barnum In France
Djuna Barnes “Come into the Roof Garden, Maud”
Moe Berg Pitchers and Catchers
Ambrose Bierce The Eyes of the PantherA Horseman in the SkyThe Moonlit RoadMy Favorite MurderAn Occurrence at Owl Creek BridgeA Psychological Shipwreck
Elizabeth M. Bisgood Twelve Strangers in the Night
Elizabeth Bishop Was It in His Hand?
Randolph Bourne Mon Amie
Paul Bowles All Parrots Speak
John Ed Bradley The Best Years of His Life
Sallie Brock The Fall of Richmond
Alice Brown Golden Baby
William Wells Brown Madison Washington
Algis Budrys Who?
John Burroughs The Art of Seeing Things
Truman Capote On Richard Avedon
Raymond Carver Kindling
Willa Cather A Gold SlipperThe Garden Lodge Peter The Sentimentality of William TavenerA Wagner Matinée When I Knew Stephen Crane
George Catlin “There is no end to the amusements of Paris”
Raymond Chandler I’ll Be Waiting
Maria Weston Chapman Pinda:—A True Tale
John Cheever The Swimmer
Charles W. Chesnutt Baxter’s ProcrustesThe BouquetThe DollA Matter of PrincipleThe Wife of His Youth
Lydia Maria Francis Child Slavery’s Pleasant Homes
Kate Chopin After the WinterAthénaïseDésirée’s BabyA Morning WalkA Respectable WomanThe Story of an Hour
Irvin S. Cobb Cobb Fights It Over Again
James Fenimore Cooper Storm and Shipwreck
Ralph Adams Cram The Dead Valley
Stephen Crane The Bride Comes to Yellow SkyAn Experiment in MiseryHis New MittensThe Price of the HarnessWhen Man Falls, a Crowd GathersSee also: Cather
Kate Cumming “The Nameless Dead”
Bryan Curtis Friday Night Tykes
Emma Frances Dawson An Itinerant House
Peggy Hull Deuell Death of Carrier Described
Gregory Djanikian Immigrant Picnic
John Dos Passos Paul BunyanViews of Washington
Frederick Douglass Letter to His Old MasterReminiscences of Abraham Lincoln
Theodore Dreiser A Certain Oil RefineryA True PatriarchThe Country DoctorW. L. S.
Olivia Howard Dunbar The Shell of Sense
Paul Laurence Dunbar Three Poems
John M. Duncan A Virginia Barbecue
Edith Maude Eaton Mrs. Spring Fragrance
Morton Eustis The Man Who Came to Dinner with Geo. Kaufman Directing
David G. Farragut The Capture of USS Essex
Fanny Fern Tyrants of the Shop
Edward Field World War II
F. Scott Fitzgerald Bernice Bobs Her HairThe Cut-Glass BowlHead and ShouldersThe Ice PalacePorcelain and Pink
Benjamin Franklin “It is impossible we should think of Submission”
Mary Wilkins Freeman Luella Miller
Arthur James Lyon Fremantle Battle of Gettysburg
Robert Frost The Original and OnlyThe Question of a Feather
John Kenneth Galbraith In Goldman, Sachs We Trust
Charlotte Perkins Gilman The Yellow Wall Paper
James R. Gilmore Our Visit to Richmond
Ellen Glasgow The Shadowy Third
Susan Glaspell The Hossack Murder
George R. Gleig Storming the Capital
Pete Hamill Up the Stairs with Cus D’Amato
Dashiell Hammett Arson PlusCrooked SoulsSlippery Fingers
Elizabeth Hardwick Selma, Alabama: The Charms of Goodness
Moss Hart Franklin D. Roosevelt Inaugurated Tomorrow
Bret Harte The Legend of Monte del Diablo
Nathaniel Hawthorne The Ambitious GuestDr. Heidegger’s ExperimentFeathertop: A Moralized LegendThe Gray ChampionThe Man of AdamantJohn Inglefield’s ThanksgivingThe Wives of the Dead
Lafcadio Hearn The Legend of Tchi-NiuSome Strange Experience: The Reminiscences of a Ghost-Seer
W. C. Heinz Death of a RacehorseThe Ghost of the Gridiron
Caroline Henderson Letter from the Dust Bowl
O. Henry The DuelThe Ransom of Red Chief
Sheila Hibben Eating American
Len Holt Eyewitness: The Police Terror at Birmingham
William Dean Howells Shakespeare
Bettye Rice Hughes A Negro Tourist in Dixie
Zora Neale Hurston The Fire and the CloudStory in Harlem Slang
Washington Irving The Christmas DinnerChristmas EveThe Devil and Tom WalkerThe Legend of the Two Discreet StatuesThe Stout Gentleman
Jerry Izenberg A Whistle-Stop School with Big-Time Talent
Shirley Jackson Charles (Bonus story: ‘Trial by Combat’)The Night We All Had Grippe
Harriet Ann Jacobs The Lover
Henry James An English New YearThe Middle YearsPasteA ProblemThe Special TypeThe Tree of Knowledge
William James On Some Mental Effects of the Earthquake
Sarah Orne Jewett Aunt Cynthy DallettAn Autumn HolidayGoing to ShrewsburyIn Dark New England DaysTom’s Husband
A White HeronA Winter Courtship
Clifton Johnson The Colored Cooper
Elia Kazan Audience Tomorrow: Preview in New Guinea
Elizabeth Keckly Lincoln’s Assassination
David H. Keller The Jelly-Fish
Helen Keller I Go Adventuring
Francis Scott Key Defence of Fort M‘Henry
Frances Parkinson Keyes Terry Helburn
Rudyard Kipling An Interview with Mark Twain
Edmund Kirke See: Gilmore
Seymour Krim Making It!
Alice Lake Last Summer in Mississippi
Ring Lardner CarmenHaircutWhere Do You Get That Noise?The Young Immigrunts
Helen Lawrenson “Damn the Torpedoes!”
Fritz Leiber Knight to MoveTry and Change the Past
Aldo Leopold Letters to EstellaNatural History, the Forgotten Science
A. J. Liebling Horsefeathers Swathed in Mink
Abraham Lincoln Autobiography Written for CampaignRemarkable Case of Arrest for MurderSee also: Adams (Lois), Douglass, Keckly, Stowe, Tolstoy, Ward, Welles
Jack London The ApostateSouth of the SlotTo Build a FireWarThe White Silence
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow The Birds of Killingworth
H. P. Lovecraft The Music of Erich Zann
Dolley Madison “Dear sister, I must leave this house”
Bernard Malamud The First Seven YearsIdiots FirstThe Mourners
Mary S. Mallard Union Looters
William Maxwell The Actual ThingThe Lily-White Boys
Ward McAllister Success in Entertaining
Mary McCarthy General Macbeth
Judith W. McGuire “Our Beleaguered City”
Herman Melville The Armies of the WildernessThe FiddlerThe Lightning-Rod Man
H. L. Mencken The Nature of LibertyPortrait of an Immortal Soul
Ana Menéndez Celebrations of Thanksgiving: Cuban Seasonings
Thomas Mifflin Washington Resigns His Commission
Arthur Miller Mare Island and Back
Mary Bedinger Mitchell A Woman’s Recollections of Antietam
Toshio Mori Japanese Hamlet
J. Sterling Morton About Trees
Lucretia Mott No Greater Joy Than to See These Children . . .
Anna Cora Mowatt The Morning of the Débût
John Muir Hetch Hetchy ValleyA Wind-Storm in the Forests
George Jean Nathan Baiting the Umpire
Frank Norris Hunting Human Game
Flannery O'Connor The Train
Eugene O'Neill In the ZoneThe Long Voyage HomeTomorrow
Susan Orlean Shiftless Little Loafers
Annie Parker Passages in the Life of a Slave Woman
Edgar Allan Poe The Cask of AmontilladoThe Domain of ArnheimHop-FrogThe System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether
James Poling Thurgood Marshall and the 14th Amendment
Channing Pollock Stage Struck
Katherine Anne Porter The Charmed LifeA Christmas Story
Ernie Pyle “This One Is Captain Waskow”
Seabury Quinn The Curse of Everard Maundy
William H. Rankin Free Fall (from The Man Who Rode the Thunder)
Jane Rice The Refugee
Eddie Rickenbacker Notes on War Experiences
Waverly Root The Flying Fool
Philip Roth You Can’t Tell a Man by the Song He Sings
Berton Roueché The Fog
William Howard Russell Celebration in CharlestonThe Union Army Retreats
John Schulian Nowhere to Run
Gilbert Seldes Transatlantic
Harvey Shapiro War Stories
Vincent Sheean Aufenthalt in Rosenheim
Clark Ashton SmithGenius Loci
Moses Smith “Old Ironsides” Captures HMS Guerrière
Red Smith Jim Crow’s PlaymatesThe Strongest Lady in the World
Jack Snow Midnight
Harriet Prescott Spofford The Moonstone Mass
Francis Stevens Unseen—Unfeared
Wallace Stevens Sunday Morning
Harriet Beecher Stowe Abraham Lincoln
Annie D. Tallent Bill of Fare on the Plains
Roger B. Taney Defence of Fort M‘Henry
Ida M. Tarbell Flying—A Dream Come True!
Mary Church Terrell What It Means to be Colored in the Capital of the United States
Celia Thaxter A Memorable Murder
Virgil Thomson Taste in Music
Henry David Thoreau A Winter Walk
Rose Hartwick Thorpe Curfew Must Not Ring To-Night
James Thurber A Box to Hide InThe Greatest Man in the WorldThe Lady on the BookcaseLavender with a Difference The Secret Life of Walter MittyYou Could Look It Up
Leo Tolstoy Tolstoi Holds Lincoln World’s Greatest Hero
Fred Travis The Evicted
Mark Twain The Christmas Fireside (for Good Little Boys and Girls)A Dog's TaleHunting the Deceitful TurkeyJim Baker’s Blue-Jay YarnPlaying CourierA Presidential CandidateQueen Victoria’s JubileeRunning for GovernorSee also:Kipling
John Updike The Lovely Troubled Daughters of Our Old Crowd
Lew Wallace Attack on Fort Donelson
Artemus Ward Artemus Ward on His Visit to Abe Lincoln
George Washington Account of the Battle of MonmouthWashington Resigns His Commission
Gideon Welles “The Giant Sufferer”
Eudora Welty Petrified Man
Nathanael West Business Deal
Edith Wharton Autres Temps . . .The EyesThe Fulness of LifeA JourneyKerfolXingu
Walt Whitman One Wicked Impulse!Wild Frank’s Return
Thornton Wilder Chefoo, ChinaThe Drunken Sisters“Spiritus Valet”
Wong Chin Foo Experience of a Chinese Journalist
Madeline Yale Wynne The Little Room
Howard Zinn Finishing School for Pickets