Stories sorted by title



A
About TreesJ. Sterling Morton
Abraham LincolnHarriet Beecher Stowe
Absolute EvilNathaniel Hawthorne
Account of the Battle of MonmouthGeorge Washington
The Actual ThingWilliam Maxwell
AdventureSherwood Anderson
The Adventure of the German StudentWashington Irving
After the WinterKate Chopin
AgathaJohn O’Hara
All Parrots SpeakPaul Bowles
AloneEllen N. La Motte
The Ambitious GuestNathaniel Hawthorne
The Angel of the OddEdgar Allan Poe
Anna’s WhimLouisa May Alcott
The ApostateJack London
The Armies of the WildernessHerman Melville
Arson PlusDashiell Hammett
The Art of Seeing ThingsJohn Burroughs
Artemus Ward on His Visit to Abe LincolnArtemus Ward
AthénaïseKate Chopin
Attack on Fort DonelsonLew Wallace
Audience Tomorrow: Preview in New GuineaElia Kazan
Aufenthalt in RosenheimVincent Sheean
Aunt Cynthy DallettSarah Orne Jewett
Autobiography Written for CampaignAbraham Lincoln
Autres Temps . . .Edith Wharton
An Autumn HolidaySarah Orne Jewett
A White HeronSarah Orne Jewett
B
Baiting the UmpireGeorge Jean Nathan
Barney GreengrassNorman Manea
Battle of GettysburgArthur James Lyon Fremantle
Baxter’s ProcrustesCharles W. Chesnutt
Bernice Bobs Her HairF. Scott Fitzgerald
The Best Years of His LifeJohn Ed Bradley
Bill of Fare on the PlainsAnnie D. Tallent
Biography of a StoryShirley Jackson
The Bird Tragedy of Laysan IslandWilliam T. Hornaday
The Birds of KillingworthHenry Wadsworth Longfellow
The Birth-markNathaniel Hawthorne
Bombers over LondonAnonymous (The New York Times)
The BouquetCharles W. Chesnutt
A Box to Hide InJames Thurber
The Bride Comes to Yellow SkyStephen Crane
Business DealNathanael West
C
The Capture of USS EssexDavid G. Farragut
CarmenRing Lardner
The Cask of AmontilladoEdgar Allan Poe
Celebration in CharlestonWilliam Howard Russell
Celebrations of Thanksgiving: Cuban SeasoningsAna Menéndez
A Certain Oil RefineryTheodore Dreiser
Certain Things LastSherwood Anderson
CharlesShirley Jackson
The Charmed LifeKatherine Anne Porter
Chefoo, ChinaThornton Wilder
ChickamaugaAmbrose Bierce
The Christmas DinnerWashington Irving
Christmas EveWashington Irving
The Christmas Fireside (for Good Little Boys and Girls)Mark Twain
Christmas PoemJohn O’Hara
A Christmas StoryKatherine Anne Porter
Cobb Fights It Over AgainIrvin S. Cobb
The Colored CooperClifton Johnson
“Come into the Roof Garden, Maud”Djuna Barnes
The Company Is Not ResponsibleMary McCarthy
The Country DoctorTheodore Dreiser
Crooked SoulsDashiell Hammett
Curfew Must Not Ring To-NightRose Hartwick Thorpe
The Curse of Everard MaundySeabury Quinn
The Cut-Glass BowlF. Scott Fitzgerald
D
Dalyrimple Goes WrongF. Scott Fitzgerald
“Damn the Torpedoes!”Helen Lawrenson
The Day I Sprouted WingsJ. Herman Banning
The Deacon’s Masterpiece: or the Wonderful “One-Hoss-Shay”Oliver Wendell Holmes
The Dead ValleyRalph Adams Cram
“Dear sister, I must leave this house”Dolley Madison
Death in the School-RoomWalt Whitman
Death of a Race HorseW. C. Heinz
Death of Carrier DescribedPeggy Hull Deuell
The Death of the Hired ManRobert Frost
Declaration of IndependenceAbigail Adams
Decoration DaySarah Orne Jewett
Defence of Fort M‘HenryFrancis Scott Key, with Roger B. Taney
Désirée’s BabyKate Chopin
Destruction of the Tea in BostonJohn Adams
The Devil and Tom WalkerWashington Irving
The Diary of a RetreatH. L. Mencken
A Dog's TaleMark Twain
The DollCharles W. Chesnutt
The Domain of ArnheimEdgar Allan Poe
Dr. Heidegger’s ExperimentNathaniel Hawthorne
A DreamAnonymous (The Liberator)
The Drunken SistersThornton Wilder
The DuelO. Henry
E
East Side: North AfricaJane Bowles
Eating AmericanSheila Hibben
The Eating-HousesGeorge G. Foster
The EggSherwood Anderson
An English New YearHenry James
The Enchanted BluffWilla Cather
The EvictedFred Travis
“Examine Well Your Heart”Alexander Hamilton
Experience of a Chinese JournalistWong Chin Foo
An Experiment in MiseryStephen Crane
The EyesEdith Wharton
The Eyes of the PantherAmbrose Bierce
Eyewitness: The Police Terror at BirminghamLen Holt
F
The Fall of RichmondSallie Brock
Feathertop: A Moralized LedgendNathaniel Hawthorne
FedoraKate Chopin
The FiddlerHerman Melville
The Fifth PlanetLoren Eiseley
The FightStephen Crane
Finishing School for PicketsHoward Zinn
The Fire and the CloudZora Neale Hurston
The First Seven YearsBernard Malamud
Flying—A Dream Come True!Ida M. Tarbell
The Flying FoolWaverly Root
The FogBerton Roueché
Four Men in a CaveStephen Crane
Franklin D. Roosevelt Inaugurated TomorrowMoss Hart
Free Fall (from The Man Who Rode the Thunder)William H. Rankin
Friday Night TykesBryan Curtis
The Fulness of LifeEdith Wharton
G
The Garden LodgeWilla Cather
General MacbethMary McCarthy
Genius LociClark Ashton Smith
The Ghost of the Gridiron W. C. Heinz
“The Giant Sufferer” Gideon Welles
Going to ShrewsburySarah Orne Jewett
A Gold SlipperWilla Cather
Golden BabyAlice Brown
The Golden HoneymoonRing Lardner
The Gray ChampionNathaniel Hawthorne
The Great Eaters of GeorgiaCarson McCullers
The Greatest Man in the WorldJames Thurber
H
HaircutRing Lardner
Head and ShouldersF. Scott Fitzgerald
Henry James at WorkTheodora Bosanquet
HeroesEllen N. La Motte
Hetch Hetchy ValleyJohn Muir
The Hiartville Shakespeare ClubBelle Marshall Locke
His New MittensStephen Crane
Hop-FrogEdgar Allan Poe
Horsefeathers Swathed in MinkA. J. Liebling
A Horseman in the SkyAmbrose Bierce
The Hossack MurderSusan Glaspell
An HourLouisa May Alcott
How I Went Out to Service Louisa May Alcott
How to Cure a ColdMark Twain
Hunting the Deceitful TurkeyMark Twain
Hunting Human GameFrank Norris
I
I Go AdventuringHelen Keller
The Ice PalaceF. Scott Fitzgerald
Idiots FirstBernard Malamud
I’ll Be WaitingRaymond Chandler
Imaginary CountriesUrsula K. Le Guin
Immigrant PicnicGregory Djanikian
ImpostorsJames D. McCabe
“I’m the Greatest”Red Smith
In Dark New England DaysSarah Orne Jewett
In FranceP. T. Barnum
In Goldman, Sachs We TrustJohn Kenneth Galbraith
In the ZoneEugene O'Neill
Inside the Cages of the ZooEllen Sander
An Interview with Mark TwainRudyard Kipling
“It is impossible we should think of Submission”Benjamin Franklin
An Itinerant HouseEmma Frances Dawson
J
Japanese HamletToshio Mori
The Jelly-FishDavid H. Keller
Jim Baker’s Blue-Jay YarnMark Twain
Jim Crow’s PlaymatesRed Smith
John Inglefield’s ThanksgivingNathaniel Hawthorne
A JourneyEdith Wharton
K
Kate’s ChoiceLouisa May Alcott
KerfolEdith Wharton
KindlingRaymond Carver
The KissCharles W. Chesnutt
Knight to MoveFritz Leiber
L
The Lady on the BookcaseJames Thurber
The LandMary Austin
Last Summer in MississippiAlice Lake
Lavender with a DifferenceJames Thurber
The Legend of Monte del DiabloBret Harte
The Legend of Tchi-Niu Lafcadio Hearn
The Legend of the Two Discreet StatuesWashington Irving
Letter from the Dust BowlCaroline Henderson
Letter to His Old MasterFrederick Douglass
Letters to EstellaAldo Leopold
The Life and Death of VaudevilleFred Allen
The Lightning-Rod ManHerman Melville
“Like a Sea of Blood”Anonymous (A Kentucky Soldier)
The Lily-White BoysWilliam Maxwell
Lincoln’s AssassinationElizabeth Keckly
Literacy Tests: Southern StyleJack H. Pollack
The Little RoomMadeline Yale Wynne
The Long Voyage HomeEugene O’Neill
The Lovely Troubled Daughters of Our Old CrowdJohn Updike
The LoverHarriet Ann Jacobs
Luella MillerMary Wilkins Freeman
LukundooEdward Lucas White
M
Madison WashingtonWilliam Wells Brown
Making It!Seymour Krim
The Man of AdamantNathaniel Hawthorne
Mare Island and BackArthur Miller
The Man Who Came to Dinner with George Kaufman DirectingMorton Eustis
A Matter of FreedomJuanita Nelson
A Matter of PrincipleCharles W. Chesnutt
Me and Old DukeAlbert Murray
Meeting “Father Abraham”Lois Bryan Adams
A Memorable MurderCelia Thaxter
The Middle YearsHenry James
MidnightJack Snow
Miss Gunton of PoughkeepsieHenry James
Mon AmieRandolph Bourne
The Moonlit RoadAmbrose Bierce
The Morning of the DébûtAnna Cora Mowatt
The Morning WalkKate Chopin
The Moonstone MassHarriet Prescott Spofford
MotherSherwood Anderson
The MournersBernard Malamud
Mrs. Spring FragranceEdith Maude Eaton
The Music of Erich ZannH. P. Lovecraft
My Favorite MurderAmbrose Bierce
My First Lie and How I Got Out of ItMark Twain
My GirlsLouisa May Alcott
N
“The Nameless Dead”Kate Cumming
Natural History, the Forgotten ScienceAldo Leopold
Nature Near HomeJohn Burroughs
The Nature of LibertyH. L. Mencken
A Negro Tourist in DixieBettye Rice Hughes
Never Bet the Devil Your HeadEdgar Allan Poe
The Night We All Had GrippeShirley Jackson
No Greater Joy Than to See These Children Walking in the Anti-Slavery PathLucretia Mott
No Room in the CemeteryAnonymous (Afro-American)
Nowhere to RunJohn Schulian
O
An Occurrence at Owl Creek BridgeAmbrose Bierce
“Old Ironsides” Captures HMS GuerrièreMoses Smith
On Richard AvedonTruman Capote
On Some Mental Effects of the EarthquakeWilliam James
On the Absurdity of a Bill of Rights Noah Webster
One Wicked Impulse!Walt Whitman
Ordeal in LevittownDavid B. Bittan
The Original and OnlyRobert Frost
“Our Beleaguered City”Judith W. McGuire
Our Visit to RichmondJames R. Gilmore
P
A Pair of Silk StockingsKate Chopin
Passages in the Life of a Slave WomanAnnie Parker
PasteHenry James
Paul BunyanJohn Dos Passos
The PelicanEdith Wharton
PeterWilla Cather
Petrified ManEudora Welty
Pinda:—A True TaleMaria Weston Chapman
Pitchers and CatchersMoe Berg
Playing CourierMark Twain
Porcelain and PinkF. Scott Fitzgerald
Portrait of an Immortal SoulH. L. Mencken
A Presidential CandidateMark Twain
The Price of the HarnessStephen Crane
A ProblemHenry James
A Psychological ShipwreckAmbrose Bierce
Q
Queen Victoria’s JubileeMark Twain
The Question of a FeatherRobert Frost
The Ransom of Red ChiefO. Henry
R
The RefugeeJane Rice
Remarkable Case of Arrest for MurderAbraham Lincoln
“Remember the Ladies”Abigail Adams & John Adams
Reminiscences of Abraham LincolnFrederick Douglass
A Respectable WomanKate Chopin
Running for GovernorMark Twain
S
Save the RedwoodsJohn Muir
The ScavengersMary Austin
The Secret Life of Walter MittyJames Thurber
Selma, Alabama: The Charms of GoodnessElizabeth Hardwick
The Sentimentality of William TavenerWilla Cather
The Sentiments of a Lady in New-JerseyAnonymous (New-Jersey Gazette)
The Shadowy ThirdEllen Glasgow
ShakespeareWilliam Dean Howells
The Shell of SenseOlivia Howard Dunbar
Shiftless Little LoafersSusan Orlean
Sisters and Science FictionKarl Kroeber
A Sketch from Maryland LifeCaroline W. Healey Dall
Slavery’s Pleasant HomesLydia Maria Francis Child
Slippery FingersDashiell Hammett
Some Strange Experience: The Reminiscences of a Ghost-SeerLafcadio Hearn
Somnambulism: A FragmentCharles Brockden Brown
The Soul of the Great BellLafcadio Hearn
South of the SlotJack London
Southern Peace Walk: Two Issues or One?Barbara Deming
The Special TypeHenry James
“Spiritus Valet”Thornton Wilder
Spring DayAmy Lowell
Stage StruckChanning Pollock
A Stick of Green CandyJane Bowles
Storm and ShipwreckJames Fenimore Cooper
Storming the CapitalGeorge R. Gleig
Story in Harlem SlangZora Neale Hurston
The Story of An HourKate Chopin
The Stout GentlemanWashington Irving
The Striding PlaceGertrude Atherton
The Strongest Lady in the WorldRed Smith
Success in EntertainingWard McAllister
Sunday MorningWallace Stevens
The SwimmerJohn Cheever
The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether Edgar Allen Poe
T
Taste in MusicVirgil Thomson
Terry HelburnFrances Parkinson Keyes
“There is no end to the amusements of Paris”George Catlin
“This One Is Captain Waskow”Ernie Pyle
“This Whole Horrible Transaction”John Quincy Adams
Three Poems Paul Laurence Dunbar
Thurgood Marshall and the 14th AmendmentJames Poling
Told in the Drooling WardJack London
To Build a FireJack London
Tolstoi Holds Lincoln World’s Greatest HeroLeo Tolstoy
TomorrowEugene O'Neill
Tom's HusbandSarah Orne Jewett
Toward Human UnityEmily Greene Balch
The TrainFlannery O'Connor
TransatlanticGilbert Seldes
The Tree of KnowledgeHenry James
Trees in Streets and in Parks Frederick Law Olmsted
A True PatriarchTheodore Dreiser
Try and Change the PastFritz Leiber
Twelve Strangers in the NightElizabeth M. Bisgood
The Tyranny of PieGeorge Augustus Sala
Tyrants of the ShopFanny Fern
U
The Union Army RetreatsWilliam Howard Russell
Union LootersMary S. Mallard
Unlighted LampsSherwood Anderson
Unseen—Unfeared Francis Stevens
The Untold LieSherwood Anderson
Up the Stairs with Cus D’AmatoPete Hamill
“The Urgent Necessity”George Washington & John Adams
V
Views of WashingtonJohn Dos Passos
The Village FeudistsTheodore Dreiser
A Virginia BarbecueJohn M. Duncan
W
A Wagner MatinéeWilla Cather
A Walk to WachusettHenry David Thoreau
WarJack London
War StoriesHarvey Shapiro
Was It in His Hand?Elizabeth Bishop
Washington Resigns His CommissionGeorge Washington & Thomas Mifflin
What It Means to be Colored in the Capital of the United StatesMary Church Terrell
When I Knew Stephen CraneWilla Cather
When Man Falls, a Crowd GathersStephen Crane
Where Do You Get that Noise?Ring Lardner
A Whistle-Stop School with Big-Time TalentJerry Izenberg
The White SilenceJack London
Who?Algis Budrys
The Wife of His YouthCharles W. Chesnutt
Wild Frank’s ReturnWalt Whitman
A Wind-Storm in the ForestsJohn Muir
A Winter CourtshipSarah Orne Jewett
A Winter WalkHenry David Thoreau
The Wives of the DeadNathaniel Hawthorne
W. L. S.Theodore Dreiser
A Woman’s Recollections of AntietamMary Bedinger Mitchell
World War IIEdward Field
“The Worst News That I Have Encountered in the Last 20 Years”Robert Hagy
Writing a War StoryEdith Wharton
WunderkindCarson McCullers
X
XinguEdith Wharton
Y
The Yellow Wall PaperCharlotte Perkins Gilman
You Can’t Tell a Man by the Song He SingsPhilip Roth
You Could Look It UpJames Thurber
The Young ImmigruntsRing Lardner
A Young PacifistPaul Goodman