Stories sorted by author

Anonymous (The Afro-American)No Room in the Cemetery
Anonymous (A Kentucky Soldier)“Like a Sea of Blood”
Anonymous (The Liberator)A Dream
Anonymous (New-Jersey Gazette)The Sentiments of a Lady in New-Jersey
Anonymous (The New York Times)Bombers over London
Abigail AdamsBecoming a First LadyThe Declaration of Independence“Remember the Ladies”“The Spirit of party has overpowerd the Spirit of Patriotism”
John AdamsDestruction of the Tea in BostonThe Epocha of the Stamp Act“Remember the Ladies”“The Urgent Necessity”
John Quincy Adams“This Whole Horrible Transaction”
Lois Bryan AdamsMeeting “Father Abraham”
Jane AddamsA Modern Lear
George AdeMark Twain as Our Emissary
Louisa May AlcottAnna’s Whim An HourHow I Went Out to ServiceKate’s ChoiceMy Girls
Fred AllenThe Life and Death of Vaudeville
Sherwood AndersonAdventureCertain Things LastThe EggHandsLonelinessMotherThe New EnglanderUnlighted LampsThe Untold Lie
Susan B. Anthony IIWorking at the Navy Yard
Mary AntinMy Country
Gertrude AthertonThe Striding Place
John James AudubonThe Eccentric Naturalist
Mary AustinThe LandThe Scavengers
Emily Greene BalchToward Human Unity
John Kendrick BangsThurlow’s Christmas Story
Benjamin BannekerLetter to Thomas Jefferson
J. Herman BanningThe Day I Sprouted Wings
Djuna BarnesAlla Nazimova“Come into the Roof Garden, Maud”The Days of Jig Cook
P. T. BarnumIn France
Donald BarthelmeThe SchoolTickets
Henry Ward BeecherApple-Pie
James Gordon BennettThe Recent Tragedy
Moe BergPitchers and Catchers
Wendell BerryFly Away, BreathA Half-Pint of Old DarlingThe Rise
Henry BestonOrion Rises on the Dunes
Charles J. BiddleShooting Down a “Hun”
Ambrose BierceAn Affair of OutpostsChickamaugaThe Eyes of the PantherA Horseman in the SkyA Lady from RedhorseThe Moonlit RoadMoxon’s MasterMy Favorite MurderAn Occurrence at Owl Creek BridgeA Psychological ShipwreckSoldiers and Ghosts (“A Baffled Ambuscade” and “Two Military Executions”)Working for an Empress
Elizabeth M. BisgoodTwelve Strangers in the Night
Elizabeth Bishop Was It in His Hand?
David B. BittanOrdeal in Levittown
Margaret BlackA Christmas Party That Prevented a Split in the Church
Ruthanna BorisI Remember Balanchine
Theodore BosanquetHenry James at Work
Randolph Bourne Mon Amie
Jane BowlesEast Side: North AfricaA Stick of Green Candy
Paul BowlesAll Parrots Speak
Ray BradburyThe EmissaryThe Tarot Witch
John Ed BradleyThe Best Years of His Life
Jimmy BreslinIt’s an Honor
Benjamin BrimThe Colfax Massacre Trial
Sallie BrockThe Fall of Richmond
Heywood BrounThis Side of Paradise?
Alice BrownGolden Baby
Carolyn BrownThe VW Years
Charles Brockden BrownSomnambulism: A Fragment
William Wells BrownIra AldridgeMadison Washington
Algis BudrysWho?
Frances Hodgson BurnettMy Robin
John BurroughsThe Art of Seeing ThingsNature Near HomeWild Life about My Cabin
Octavia E. ButlerPositive Obsession
Richard Harvey Cain“A Nation of Croakers”
Margaret Ann CaldwellThe Assassination of Senator Charles Caldwell
Truman CapoteOn Richard Avedon
Rachel CarsonOf Man and the Stream of Time
Maria CarterThe Murder of John Walthall
Raymond CarverKindling
Willa Cather The Bookkeeper’s Wife“A Death in the Desert”The Enchanted BluffThe Garden LodgeA Gold SlipperThe NamesakePaul’s CasePeterRoll Call on the PrairiesThe Sentimentality of William TavenerA Wagner Matinée When I Knew Stephen Crane
George Catlin“There is no end to the amusements of Paris”
George E. Chamberlin“A Horrid, Hellish Dream”
Raymond ChandlerI’ll Be Waiting
Maria Weston Chapman Pinda:—A True Tale
John CheeverThe Swimmer
Charles W. ChesnuttBaxter’s ProcrustesThe BouquetThe DollThe KissA Matter of PrincipleWhite WeedsThe Wife of His Youth
Lydia Maria Francis ChildSlavery’s Pleasant Homes
Kate ChopinAfter the WinterAthénaïseCavanelleDésirée’s BabyFedoraHer LettersMiss McEndersA Morning WalkOzème’s HolidayA Pair of Silk StockingsA Point at Issue!A Respectable WomanA Shameful AffairThe Story of an HourA Visit to AvoyellesWiser Than a God
Mildred ClingermanMr. Sakrison’s Halt
Irvin S. CobbCobb Fights It Over Again
James Fenimore CooperStorm and Shipwreck
Ralph Adams CramThe Dead Valley
Stephen CraneThe Black DogThe Bride Comes to Yellow SkyAn Episode of WarAn Experiment in MiseryThe FightFour Men in a CaveHis New MittensParades and EntertainmentsThe Price of the HarnessStephen Crane’s Own StoryStories Told by an ArtistWhen Man Falls, a Crowd GathersSee also: Cather
F. Marion CrawfordFor the Blood Is the Life
Kate Cumming“The Nameless Dead”
Bryan CurtisFriday Night Tykes
Caroline W. Healey Dall A Sketch from Maryland Life
Emma Frances DawsonAn Itinerant House
Barbara DemingSouthern Peace Walk: Two Issues or One?
Peggy Hull DeuellDeath of Carrier Described
Joan DidionAfter HenryThe Big Rock Candy Figgy Pudding PitfallL. A. NoirQuiet Days in Malibu
Kenneth L. DixonCourthouse Square Is Authentic Picture of Occupied Town
Gregory DjanikianImmigrant Picnic
John Dos PassosThe Donkey BoyPaul BunyanTalk by the RoadViews of Washington
Frederick DouglassEulogy for Abraham LincolnThe Final StruggleI Have Come to Tell You Something About SlaveryLetter to His Old MasterReconstructionReminiscences of Abraham LincolnWhat the Black Man WantsThe Work Before Us
Theodore DreiserA Certain Oil RefineryThe Country DoctorA Traveler at Forty: Paris!A True PatriarchThe Village FeudistsW. L. S.
W.E.B. Du BoisThe ExpertsThe Souls of White Folk
Olivia Howard DunbarThe Shell of Sense
Paul Laurence DunbarThree Poems
John M. DuncanA Virginia Barbecue
Katherine DunhamThesis Turned Broadway
Amelia EarhartAcross
Edith Maude EatonMrs. Spring Fragrance
Loren EiseleyBarbed Wire and Brown SkullsThe Fifth Planet
Carol EmshwillerPelt
Morton EustisThe Man Who Came to Dinner with Geo. Kaufman Directing
David G. Farragut The Capture of USS Essex
William FaulknerShingles for the Lord
Fanny FernTyrants of the Shop
Edward FieldWorld War II
John FisherI First Saw the Ruins of Dunkerque
Philip Vickers FithianThe Battle of Long Island
F. Scott FitzgeraldAbsolutionBenedictionBernice Bobs Her HairThe Cut-Glass BowlDalyrimple Goes WrongHead and ShouldersHow to Live on $36,000 a YearThe Ice PalaceThe Lees of HappinessPorcelain and PinkWinter Dreams
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 FrostChristmas TreesThe Death of the Hired ManIn the Home StretchThe Original and OnlyThe Question of a Feather
Margaret FullerOur City Charities
John Kenneth GalbraithIn Goldman, Sachs We Trust
Henry Highland Garnet“Let Slavery Die”
Floyd GibbonsWounded—How It Feels to Be Shot
Charlotte Perkins GilmanAccording to SolomonThe Giant WistariaThe Unnatural MotherThe Yellow Wall Paper
James R. GilmoreOur Visit to Richmond
Ellen GlasgowThe Shadowy Third
Susan GlaspellThe Hossack Murder
George R. GleigStorming the Capital
Paul GoodmanThe Young Pacifist
Ulysses S. GrantLetters from Matamoros
Hawthorne C. GrayEight Miles—Straight Up!
Sarah Moore GrimkéNarrative and Testimony of Sarah M. Grimké
Robert Hagy “The Worst News That I Have Encountered in the Last 20 Years”
Nancy HaleThe BubbleThe Earliest DreamsThe Empress’s RingThose Are as Brothers
Prince Hall et al.“The natural right of all Men—& their Children”
Pete HamillUp the Stairs with Cus D’Amato
Alexander HamiltonAccount of a HurricaneThe Duel: “Once more Adieu”“Examine Well Your Heart”
Virginia HamiltonPortrait of the Author as a Working Writer
Dashiell Hammett Arson PlusCreeping SiameseCrooked SoulsThe Gutting of CouffignalThe Main DeathSlippery FingersThe Tenth ClewSuggestions to Detective Story WritersZigzags of Treachery
Carol HanischThe Personal Is Political
Elizabeth HardwickSelma, Alabama: The Charms of Goodness
Clare Winger HarrisThe Miracle of the Lily
Lorenz HartShakespeares of 1922
Moss HartFranklin D. Roosevelt Inaugurated Tomorrow
Bret Harte The Legend of Monte del Diablo
Rollin Lynde HarttMelodrama
Julian Hawthorne Absolute Evil
Nathaniel HawthorneThe Ambitious GuestThe Birth-markDr. Heidegger’s ExperimentFeathertop: A Moralized LegendThe Gray ChampionThe Great CarbuncleJohn Inglefield’s ThanksgivingThe Man of Adamant“A show of wax-figures”The Wives of the Dead
Lafcadio HearnThe Legend of Tchi-NiuSome Strange Experience: The Reminiscences of a Ghost-SeerThe Soul of the Great BellYuki-Onna
W. C. HeinzDeath of a RacehorseThe Ghost of the Gridiron
Ernest HemingwayCat in the RainThe Doctor and the Doctor’s WifeIn Another CountryOut of SeasonRefugee Procession Is Scene of HorrorA Veteran Visits the Old Front—Wishes He Had Stayed Away
Caroline HendersonLetter from the Dust Bowl
O. HenryConscience with ArtThe DuelThe Purple DressThe Ransom of Red ChiefA Retrieved ReformationTommy’s BurglarAn Unfinished Story
Sheila HibbenEating American
Lancaster Hill et al.“The natural right of all Men—& their Children”
Oliver Wendell HolmesThe Deacon’s Masterpiece: or the Wonderful “One-Hoss-Shay”
Len HoltEyewitness: The Police Terror at Birmingham
William T. HornadayThe Bird Tragedy of Laysan Island
Robert E. HowardThe Black Stone
William Dean HowellsChristmas Every DayShakespeare
Bettye Rice HughesA Negro Tourist in Dixie
Zora Neale HurstonDrenched in LightThe Fire and the CloudJohn Redding Goes to SeaSpunkStory in Harlem Slang
Aldous HuxleyLos Angeles. A Rhapsody
Washington IrvingThe Adventure of the German StudentThe Adventure of the Popkins FamilyThe Bold DragoonThe Christmas DinnerChristmas EveThe Devil and Tom WalkerThe Legend of the Enchanted SoldierThe Legend of the Two Discreet StatuesThe Poor Devil AuthorRip Van WinkleThe Spectre BridegroomThe Stout GentlemanStratford-on-Avon
Jerry IzenbergA Whistle-Stop School with Big-Time Talent
Helen Hunt JacksonEchoes in the City of the Angels
Shirley JacksonBiography of a StoryCharles (Bonus story: ‘Trial by Combat’)The Night We All Had Grippe
Harriet Ann JacobsThe Lover
Harriet Ann Jacobs & Louisa M. JacobsBuilding a School
Henry JamesThe After-Season in RomeBrooksmithAn English New YearGreville FaneThe Middle YearsMiss Gunton of PoughkeepsiePasteA ProblemThe Real Right ThingThe Special TypeThe Real ThingThe Romance of Certain Old ClothesThe Tree of KnowledgeSee also: Bosanquet
William JamesOn Some Mental Effects of the Earthquake
Sarah Orne JewettAunt Cynthy DallettAn Autumn HolidayThe Circus at DenbyDecoration DayGoing to ShrewsburyIn Dark New England DaysThe Passing of Sister BarsettTom’s HusbandThe Town PoorA White HeronA Winter Courtship
Clifton JohnsonThe Colored Cooper
James Weldon JohnsonAn Army with BannersStranger Than Fiction
Alice Eleanor Jones Created He Them
Lenny KayeThe Best of Acapella
Elia KazanAudience Tomorrow: Preview in New Guinea
Elizabeth KecklyLincoln’s Assassination
David H. KellerThe Jelly-Fish
Helen KellerI Go AdventuringMy Future As I See It
Adrienne KennedySecret Paragraphs about My Brother
Francis Scott KeyDefence of Fort M‘Henry
Frances Parkinson KeyesTerry Helburn
Maxine Hong KingstonA Sea Worry
Rudyard KiplingAn Interview with Mark Twain
Edmund KirkeOur Visit to Richmond
Seymour KrimMaking It!
Karl KroeberSisters and Science Fiction
Alice LakeLast Summer in Mississippi
Ellen N. La Motte AloneHeroes
Ring LardnerCarmenA Day with Conrad GreenThe Golden HoneymoonHaircutKid’s Strategy Goes Amuck as Jake Doesn’t DieQuick ReturnsRhythmSimple SimonSome Like Them ColdWhere Do You Get That Noise?The Young Immigrunts
Helen Lawrenson“Damn the Torpedoes!”
Jane LeavyThe Man Baseball Forgot Plays the Hand He’s Dealt
Ursula K. Le GuinThe Day Before the RevolutionImaginary CountriesQuoitsSee: Kroeber
Fritz LeiberKnight to MoveTry and Change the Past
Elmore LeonardThree-Ten to Yuma
Aldo Leopold Letters to EstellaNatural History, the Forgotten Science
A. J. LieblingHorsefeathers 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 ApostateIn a Far CountryA Klondike ChristmasLove of LifeSouth of the SlotTo Build a FireTold in the Drooling WardWarThe Water BabyThe White Silence
Henry Wadsworth LongfellowThe Birds of Killingworth
H. P. LovecraftThe Music of Erich Zann
Amy LowellSpring Day
Dolley Madison“Dear sister, I must leave this house”
Bernard MalamudThe First Seven YearsIdiots FirstThe MournersThe Silver Crown
Mary S. MallardUnion Looters
Norman ManeaBarney Greengrass
William MaxwellThe Actual ThingThe Lily-White Boys
Henry A. MayInfluenza on a Troopship
Ward McAllisterSuccess in Entertaining
James D. McCabeImpostors
Mary McCarthyThe Company Is Not ResponsibleGeneral MacbethThe Unspoiled Reaction
Carson McCullersThe Great Eaters of GeorgiaHome for ChristmasWunderkind
W. O. McGeehan“Gertrude Ederle vs. the Channel”
Judith W. McGuire“Our Beleaguered City”
George McMillanThe Ordeal of Bobby Cain
Herman MelvilleThe Armies of the WildernessThe FiddlerJimmy RoseThe Lightning-Rod ManPoor Man’s Pudding and Rich Man’s Crumbs
H. L. MenckenThe Diary of a RetreatThe Hills of ZionThe Nature of LibertyPortrait of an Immortal Soul
Ana MenéndezCelebrations of Thanksgiving: Cuban Seasonings
Larry MerchantPoetry in Motion
Thomas MifflinWashington Resigns His Commission
Arthur MillerMare Island and Back
Mary Bedinger MitchellA Woman’s Recollections of Antietam
James MonroeThe President in Peril
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 ValleySave the RedwoodsA Wind-Storm in the ForestsYosemite Valley in Flood
Albert MurrayManifest Destiny U.S.A.Me and Old DukeTall Tale Blue Over Mobile Bay in Harlem
Mary H. MyersCarlotta, the Lady Aeronaut
George Jean NathanBaiting the Umpire
Juanita NelsonA Matter of Freedom
Levi NelsonThe Colfax Massacre Trial
Frank NorrisGrettir at Thorhall-steadHunting Human Game
Flannery O'ConnorThe Train
John O’Hara AgathaChristmas PoemJoey on the Cake Line
Frederick Law OlmstedTrees in Streets and in Parks
Eugene O'NeillIn the ZoneThe Long Voyage HomeTomorrow
Susan OrleanShiftless Little Loafers
Grace PaleyThe Loudest Voice
Joe PalmerSamuel Doyle Riddle
Maud Wood ParkA Perfect Moment
Annie ParkerPassages in the Life of a Slave Woman
Dorothy ParkerThe Christmas Magazines and the Inevitable Story of the Snowbound TrainThe Jest
Edmund PearsonHell Benders, or The Story of a Wayside Tavern
S. J. PerelmanCloudland Revisited: Rock-a-Bye, Viscount, in the TreetopInsert Flap “A” and Throw Away
Leslie PerriSpace Episode
Ann PetryHarlem
Edgar Allan PoeThe Angel of the OddThe Business ManThe Cask of AmontilladoThe Domain of ArnheimHop-FrogThe Masque of the Red DeathMorning on the WissahicconMS. Found in a BottleNever Bet the Devil Your HeadThe Oval PortraitThe System of Doctor Tarr and Professor FetherWilliam Wilson‘X-ing a Paragrab’
James PolingThurgood Marshall and the 14th Amendment
Jack H. PollackLiteracy Tests: Southern Style
Channing PollockStage Struck
Katherine Anne PorterThe Charmed LifeMagicA Christmas StoryThe Martyr
Charles PortisThe Wind Bloweth Where It Listeth
Ernie Pyle“This One Is Captain Waskow”
Seabury QuinnThe Curse of Everard Maundy
Joseph H. Rainey“The Destruction of a Free Ballot”
Marta RandallA Scarab in the City of Time
William H. RankinFree Fall (from The Man Who Rode the Thunder)
Kit ReedThe New You
Grantland RiceSenators Win Title, 4–3
Jane RiceThe Refugee
Eddie RickenbackerNotes on War Experiences
Edith RobertsIndiana’s Town of Champions
Theodore RooseveltEnjoying the Presidency“A Very Sad Thing”
A. I. Root“The First Successful Trip of an Airship”
Waverly RootThe Flying Fool
Philip RothPatrimonyYou Can’t Tell a Man by the Song He Sings
Berton RouechéThe Fog
Joanna RussA Game of VletWhen It Changed
William Howard RussellCelebration in CharlestonThe Union Army Retreats
Cornelius RyanThe Longest Day Dawns
Morrie RyskindShakespeares of 1922
George Augustus SalaThe Tyranny of Pie
Ellen SanderInside the Cages of the Zoo
Pamela SargentIf Ever I Should Leave You
John SchulianNowhere to Run
Gilbert SeldesTransatlantic
Harvey ShapiroWar Stories
Vincent SheeanAufenthalt in Rosenheim
Clark Ashton SmithGenius Loci
Margaret Chase SmithDeclaration of Conscience
Moses Smith“Old Ironsides” Captures HMS Guerrière
Red Smith“I’m the Greatest”Jim Crow’s PlaymatesKings Get in FreeThe Lost CauseThe Strongest Lady in the World
Jack SnowMidnight
Elizabeth SpencerA Southern LandscapeThe White Azalea
Harriet Prescott SpoffordThe Moonstone Mass
Jean StaffordChildren Are Bored on SundayOld Flaming Youth
Francis StevensUnseen—Unfeared
Wallace StevensSunday Morning
Harriet Beecher StoweAbraham LincolnCookery: Meat DepartmentThe Two Altars; or, Two Pictures in One
Gene Stratton-PorterThe Last Passenger Pigeon
George Strock and the editors of LifeThree Americans
Belinda SuttonThe Petitions of Belinda an African
Annie D. TallentBill of Fare on the Plains
Roger B. Taney Defence of Fort M‘Henry
Ida M. TarbellFlying—A Dream Come True!Is Woman’s Suffrage a Failure?
Booth TarkingtonGreat Men's SonsThe Need of Money
Peter TaylorJe Suis Perdu
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 ThoreauThe LandlordA Walk to WachusettA Winter Walk
Rose Hartwick Thorpe Curfew Must Not Ring To-Night
James ThurberA Box to Hide InThe Day the Dam BrokeThe Greatest Man in the WorldIf Grant Had Been Drinking at AppomattoxThe Lady on the BookcaseLavender with a Difference The Night the Bed FellThe Secret Life of Walter MittyYou Could Look It Up
Leo TolstoyTolstoi Holds Lincoln World’s Greatest Hero
Cynthia Townsend “They All Fired at Her”
Fred TravisThe Evicted
Rupert Trimmingham, with othersDemocracy?
Harry S. TrumanWaiting for the Armistice
Mark TwainCannibalism in the CarsThe Christmas Fireside (for Good Little Boys and Girls)A Dog's TaleEve’s DiaryHow I Escaped Being Killed in a DuelHow to Cure a ColdHunting the Deceitful TurkeyIs He Living or Is He Dead?Jim Baker’s Blue-Jay YarnThe Killing of Julius Cæsar “Localized”My First Lie and How I Got Out of ItThe £1,000,000 Bank-NotePlaying CourierPlymouth Rock and the PilgrimsA Presidential CandidateQueen Victoria’s JubileeRunning for GovernorTaming the BicycleSee also: Ade, Kipling
John UpdikeThe Lovely Troubled Daughters of Our Old Crowd
Charles E. Van LoanBaseball as the Bleachers Like It
Aida Overton WalkerColored Men and Women on the Stage
Lew WallaceAttack on Fort Donelson
Artemus WardArtemus Ward on His Visit to Abe Lincoln
Joseph WarrenThe Bloody Tragedy of the Fifth of March, 1770
George WashingtonAccount of the Battle of Monmouth“The Urgent Necessity”Washington Resigns His Commission
Noah WebsterOn the Absurdity of a Bill of Rights
Gideon Welles“The Giant Sufferer”
Ida B. WellsLynch Law in All Its Phases
Eudora WeltyPetrified Man
Nathanael WestBusiness Deal
Edith WhartonAtrophyAutres Temps . . .ExpiationThe EyesThe Fulness of LifeHis Father’s SonIn the NorthA JourneyKerfolMiss Mary PaskThe Mission of JaneMrs. Manstey’s ViewThe Other TwoThe PelicanWriting a War StoryXingu
Edward Lucas WhiteLukundoo
Walt WhitmanDeath in the School-RoomDeath of a Pennsylvania SoldierOne Wicked Impulse!Wild Frank’s Return
Thornton WilderThe Angel That Troubled the WatersChefoo, ChinaThe Drunken SistersEddy GreaterNew Haven, 1920“Spiritus Valet”
Kate WilhelmBaby, You Were Great
Ashby Williams“I Am Not Dead”
Fannie Barrier WilliamsWomen in Politics
John WilliamsThe “Western”: Definition of the Myth
Edward O. WilsonKrakatauA Magic KingdomOrizaba
Woodrow WilsonMemorial Day Address at Suresnes
Wong Chin FooExperience of a Chinese Journalist
Alexander WoollcottMrs. Fiske on Ibsen the Popular
Constance Fenimore WoolsonFelipaIn Sloane StreetThe Lady of Little Fishing“Miss Grief”SolomonSt. Clair Flats
Madeline Yale WynneThe Little Room
Chelsea Quinn YarbroFrog Pond
Howard ZinnFinishing School for Pickets