Stories sorted by author






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AnonymousA Dream
AnonymousNo Room in the Cemetery
AnonymousThe Sentiments of a Lady in New-Jersey
Anonymous (A Kentucky Soldier)“Like a Sea of Blood”
Abigail Adams“Remember the Ladies”
John AdamsDestruction of the Tea in Boston“Remember the Ladies”“The Urgent Necessity”
Lois Bryan AdamsMeeting “Father Abraham”
Louisa May AlcottAnna’s Whim An HourHow I Went Out to ServiceKate’s Choice
Fred AllenThe Life and Death of Vaudeville
Sherwood AndersonAdventureCertain Things LastThe EggMotherThe Untold Lie
Gertrude AthertonThe Striding Place
Mary AustinThe LandThe Scavengers
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J. Herman BanningThe Day I Sprouted Wings
P. T. BarnumIn France
Djuna Barnes“Come into the Roof Garden, Maud”
Moe BergPitchers and Catchers
Ambrose BierceThe Eyes of the PantherA Horseman in the SkyThe Moonlit RoadMy Favorite MurderAn Occurrence at Owl Creek BridgeA Psychological Shipwreck
Elizabeth M. BisgoodTwelve Strangers in the Night
Elizabeth Bishop Was It in His Hand?
David B. BittanOrdeal in Levittown
Theodore BosanquetHenry James at Work
Randolph Bourne Mon Amie
Paul Bowles All Parrots Speak
John Ed BradleyThe Best Years of His Life
Sallie BrockThe Fall of Richmond
Alice BrownGolden Baby
Charles Brockden BrownSomnambulism: A Fragment
William Wells BrownMadison Washington
Algis BudrysWho?
John BurroughsThe Art of Seeing Things Nature Near Home
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Truman CapoteOn Richard Avedon
Raymond CarverKindling
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 CheeverThe Swimmer
Charles W. ChesnuttBaxter’s ProcrustesThe BouquetThe DollA Matter of PrincipleThe Wife of His Youth
Lydia Maria Francis ChildSlavery’s Pleasant Homes
Kate ChopinAfter the WinterAthénaïseDésirée’s BabyA Morning WalkA Pair of Silk StockingsA Respectable WomanThe Story of an Hour
Irvin S. CobbCobb Fights It Over Again
James Fenimore CooperStorm and Shipwreck
Ralph Adams CramThe Dead Valley
Stephen CraneThe Bride Comes to Yellow SkyAn Experiment in MiseryThe FightHis New MittensThe Price of the HarnessWhen Man Falls, a Crowd GathersSee also: Cather
Kate Cumming“The Nameless Dead”
Bryan CurtisFriday Night Tykes
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Emma Frances DawsonAn Itinerant House
Peggy Hull DeuellDeath of Carrier Described
Gregory DjanikianImmigrant Picnic
John Dos PassosPaul BunyanViews of Washington
Frederick DouglassLetter to His Old MasterReminiscences of Abraham Lincoln
Theodore DreiserA Certain Oil RefineryA True PatriarchThe Country DoctorW. L. S.
Olivia Howard DunbarThe Shell of Sense
Paul Laurence DunbarThree Poems
John M. DuncanA Virginia Barbecue
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Edith Maude EatonMrs. Spring Fragrance
Morton EustisThe Man Who Came to Dinner with Geo. Kaufman Directing
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David G. Farragut The Capture of USS Essex
Fanny FernTyrants of the Shop
Edward FieldWorld War II
F. Scott FitzgeraldBernice Bobs Her HairThe Cut-Glass BowlHead and ShouldersThe Ice PalacePorcelain and Pink
George G. FosterThe Eating-Houses
Benjamin Franklin“It is impossible we should think of Submission”
Mary Wilkins FreemanLuella Miller
Arthur James Lyon FremantleBattle of Gettysburg
Robert FrostThe Death of the Hired ManThe Original and OnlyThe Question of a Feather
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John Kenneth GalbraithIn Goldman, Sachs We Trust
Charlotte Perkins GilmanThe Yellow Wall Paper
James R. GilmoreOur Visit to Richmond
Ellen GlasgowThe Shadowy Third
Susan GlaspellThe Hossack Murder
George R. GleigStorming the Capital
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Pete Hamill Up the Stairs with Cus D’Amato
Dashiell Hammett Arson PlusCrooked SoulsSlippery Fingers
Elizabeth Hardwick Selma, Alabama: The Charms of Goodness
Moss HartFranklin D. Roosevelt Inaugurated Tomorrow
Bret Harte The Legend of Monte del Diablo
Nathaniel HawthorneThe Ambitious GuestDr. Heidegger’s ExperimentFeathertop: A Moralized LegendThe Gray ChampionThe Man of AdamantJohn Inglefield’s ThanksgivingThe Wives of the Dead
Lafcadio HearnThe Legend of Tchi-NiuSome Strange Experience: The Reminiscences of a Ghost-Seer
W. C. HeinzDeath of a RacehorseThe Ghost of the Gridiron
Caroline HendersonLetter from the Dust Bowl
O. HenryThe DuelThe Ransom of Red Chief
Sheila HibbenEating American
Len HoltEyewitness: The Police Terror at Birmingham
William Dean HowellsShakespeare
Bettye Rice HughesA Negro Tourist in Dixie
Zora Neale HurstonThe Fire and the CloudStory in Harlem Slang
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Washington IrvingThe Adventure of the German StudentThe Christmas DinnerChristmas EveThe Devil and Tom WalkerThe Legend of the Two Discreet StatuesThe Stout Gentleman
Jerry IzenbergA Whistle-Stop School with Big-Time Talent
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Shirley JacksonCharles (Bonus story: ‘Trial by Combat’)The Night We All Had Grippe
Harriet Ann JacobsThe Lover
Henry JamesAn English New YearThe Middle YearsPasteA ProblemThe Special TypeThe Tree of KnowledgeSee also: Bosanquet
William JamesOn Some Mental Effects of the Earthquake
Sarah Orne JewettAunt Cynthy DallettAn Autumn HolidayGoing to ShrewsburyIn Dark New England DaysTom’s HusbandA White HeronA Winter Courtship
Clifton JohnsonThe Colored Cooper
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Elia KazanAudience Tomorrow: Preview in New Guinea
Elizabeth KecklyLincoln’s Assassination
David H. KellerThe Jelly-Fish
Helen KellerI Go Adventuring
Francis Scott KeyDefence of Fort M‘Henry
Frances Parkinson KeyesTerry Helburn
Rudyard KiplingAn Interview with Mark Twain
Edmund KirkeOur Visit to Richmond
Seymour KrimMaking It!
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Alice LakeLast Summer in Mississippi
Ellen N. La Motte Heroes
Ring LardnerCarmenThe Golden HoneymoonHaircutWhere Do You Get That Noise?The Young Immigrunts
Helen Lawrenson“Damn the Torpedoes!”
Fritz LeiberKnight to MoveTry and Change the Past
Aldo Leopold Letters to EstellaNatural History, the Forgotten Science
A. J. Liebling Horsefeathers Swathed in Mink
Abraham LincolnAutobiography Written for CampaignRemarkable Case of Arrest for MurderSee also: Adams (Lois), Douglass, Keckly, Stowe, Tolstoy, Ward, Welles
Belle Marshall LockeThe Hiartville Shakespeare Club
Jack LondonThe ApostateSouth of the SlotTo Build a FireTold in the Drooling WardWarThe White Silence
Henry Wadsworth LongfellowThe Birds of Killingworth
H. P. LovecraftThe Music of Erich Zann
Amy LowellSpring Day
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Dolley Madison“Dear sister, I must leave this house”
Bernard MalamudThe First Seven YearsIdiots FirstThe Mourners
Mary S. MallardUnion Looters
William MaxwellThe Actual ThingThe Lily-White Boys
Ward McAllisterSuccess in Entertaining
James D. McCabeImpostors
Mary McCarthyGeneral Macbeth
Judith W. McGuire“Our Beleaguered City”
Herman MelvilleThe Armies of the WildernessThe FiddlerThe Lightning-Rod Man
H. L. MenckenThe Nature of LibertyPortrait of an Immortal Soul
Ana MenéndezCelebrations of Thanksgiving: Cuban Seasonings
Thomas MifflinWashington Resigns His Commission
Arthur MillerMare Island and Back
Mary Bedinger MitchellA Woman’s Recollections of Antietam
Toshio MoriJapanese Hamlet
J. Sterling MortonAbout Trees
Lucretia MottNo Greater Joy Than to See These Children . . .
Anna Cora MowattThe Morning of the Débût
John MuirHetch Hetchy ValleyA Wind-Storm in the Forests
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George Jean NathanBaiting the Umpire
Frank NorrisHunting Human Game
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Flannery O'ConnorThe Train
Frederick Law OlmstedTrees in Streets and in Parks
Eugene O'NeillIn the ZoneThe Long Voyage HomeTomorrow
Susan OrleanShiftless Little Loafers
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Annie ParkerPassages in the Life of a Slave Woman
Edgar Allan PoeThe Cask of AmontilladoThe Domain of ArnheimHop-FrogNever Bet the Devil Your HeadThe System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether
James PolingThurgood Marshall and the 14th Amendment
Channing PollockStage Struck
Katherine Anne PorterThe Charmed LifeA Christmas Story
Ernie Pyle“This One Is Captain Waskow”
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Seabury QuinnThe Curse of Everard Maundy
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William H. RankinFree Fall (from The Man Who Rode the Thunder)
Jane RiceThe Refugee
Eddie RickenbackerNotes on War Experiences
Waverly RootThe Flying Fool
Philip RothYou Can’t Tell a Man by the Song He Sings
Berton RouechéThe Fog
William Howard RussellCelebration in CharlestonThe Union Army Retreats
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John SchulianNowhere to Run
Gilbert SeldesTransatlantic
Harvey ShapiroWar Stories
Vincent SheeanAufenthalt in Rosenheim
Clark Ashton SmithGenius Loci
Moses Smith“Old Ironsides” Captures HMS Guerrière
Red SmithJim Crow’s PlaymatesThe Strongest Lady in the World
Jack SnowMidnight
Harriet Prescott SpoffordThe Moonstone Mass
Francis StevensUnseen—Unfeared
Wallace StevensSunday Morning
Harriet Beecher StoweAbraham Lincoln
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Annie D. TallentBill of Fare on the Plains
Roger B. Taney Defence of Fort M‘Henry
Ida M. TarbellFlying—A Dream Come True!
Mary Church TerrellWhat It Means to be Colored in the Capital of the United States
Celia ThaxterA Memorable Murder
Virgil ThomsonTaste in Music
Henry David ThoreauA Winter Walk
Rose Hartwick Thorpe Curfew Must Not Ring To-Night
James ThurberA 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 TolstoyTolstoi Holds Lincoln World’s Greatest Hero
Fred TravisThe Evicted
Mark TwainThe Christmas Fireside (for Good Little Boys and Girls)A Dog's TaleHow to Cure a ColdHunting the Deceitful TurkeyJim Baker’s Blue-Jay YarnPlaying CourierA Presidential CandidateQueen Victoria’s JubileeRunning for GovernorSee also: Kipling
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John UpdikeThe Lovely Troubled Daughters of Our Old Crowd
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Lew WallaceAttack on Fort Donelson
Artemus WardArtemus Ward on His Visit to Abe Lincoln
George WashingtonAccount of the Battle of Monmouth“The Urgent Necessity”Washington Resigns His Commission
Gideon Welles“The Giant Sufferer”
Eudora WeltyA Curtain of GreenPetrified Man
Nathanael WestBusiness Deal
Edith WhartonAutres Temps . . .The EyesThe Fulness of LifeA JourneyKerfolWriting a War StoryXingu
Walt WhitmanOne Wicked Impulse!Wild Frank’s Return
Thornton WilderChefoo, ChinaThe Drunken Sisters“Spiritus Valet”
Wong Chin FooExperience of a Chinese Journalist
Madeline Yale WynneThe Little Room
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Howard ZinnFinishing School for Pickets