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Three Short Stories by Henry Chapman Mercer
Three Short Stories by Henry Chapman Mercer by Henry Chapman Mercer

Henry Chapman Mercer (1856-1930) was, amongst other things, an eccentric archaologist, historian, architect, antiquarian collector and author of Gothic horror stories very much after the fashion of M. R. James. 'The Dolls' Castle' is the creepy story of a...

The Confession
The Confession by Mary Roberts Rinehart

Was that dear little lady Emily Benton guilty of murder, or was the written confession discovered by her tenant actually trumped up? This one will keep you guessing! Public Domain (P)1997 Audio Book Contractors, LLC ...

Wakefield
Wakefield by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Wakefield was a mild-mannered man of no particular energy or imagination. The only fault his wife could find with him was that he had a tendency to be secretive about small things and perhaps a little selfish. Still, there was no hint that on the day he l...

Thieves Like Us
Thieves Like Us by Edward Anderson

Thieves Like Us is classic hardboiled fiction. Raymond Chandler declared that Anderson was better than Steinbeck, and Thieves Like Us was "one of the best stories of thieves ever written...one of the forgotten novels of the '30s". The story follows the ex...

Riders of the Purple Sage
Riders of the Purple Sage by Zane Grey

One of the most popular Western novel of all time, Zane Grey's Riders of the Purple Sage played an important part in shaping the genre. It features all the crucial elements: adventure and rugged individualism; sex and violence; conflict and crisis; settle...

Ethan Frome [Danish Edition]
Ethan Frome [Danish Edition] by Edith Wharton

På en ensom gård i et koldt, snedækket New England arbejder Ethan Frome hårdt for at kunne forsørge sig selv og sin svagelige kone Zeena, som han har giftet sig med af frygt for at blive ensom efter sine forældres død. Deres ægteskab er ikke lykkeligt, og...

Tales of Mystery and Imagination
Tales of Mystery and Imagination by Edgar Allan Poe

Here is a collection of nine tales of the macabre and the supernatural from the acknowledged master of these genres. They are: "The Black Cat", "The Tell-Tale Heart", "The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar", "The Premature Burial", "The Pit and the Pendulu...

Leave Her to Heaven: Rediscovered Classics
Leave Her to Heaven: Rediscovered Classics by Ben Ames Williams

This classic best-selling novel about a man who encounters a woman whose power to destroy is as strong as her power to love evokes Hemingway in its naturalistic portrayal of elemental forces in both nature and humanity. Ellen's beauty was radiant, and Har...

Classic Stories of the American West
Classic Stories of the American West by Stephen Crane

This collection features a selection of classic short stories and poems by legendary Western authors Stephen Crane, Bret Harte, and Jack London. Stephen Crane "The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky", read by William Windom; "The Black Riders" (poem), read by Stef...

The Gilded Age
The Gilded Age by Mark Twain

First published in 1873, The Gilded Age is both a biting satire and a revealing portrait of post-Civil War America - an age of corruption when crooked land speculators, ruthless bankers, and dishonest politicians voraciously took advantage of the nation's...

The Call of Cthulhu
The Call of Cthulhu by H. P. Lovecraft

Madness and incantations in the nightmares of poets. Vicious ancient cults in the mountains and swamps. A corpse city rising in the sea. After Professor Angell meets a sudden and mysterious end, Francis Thurston, while sorting through his uncle's papers, ...

The Mirror of Cagliostro
The Mirror of Cagliostro by Robert Arthur

Award-winning narrator Mike Vendetti takes us into The Mirror of Calgiostro, where evil has resided for over 300 years. A beautiful woman from the 18th century - not dead, yet not alive - lures the spirit of Harry Langham, a 20th-century man, into the mir...

The Hound
The Hound by H. P. Lovecraft

Howard Phillips Lovecraft (1890-1937), who wrote as H. P. Lovecraft, was an American author who achieved posthumous acclaim for his outstanding and influential works of horror fiction. 'The Hound' is a terrifying story of two morbid young men who add exci...

Sketches New and Old
Sketches New and Old by Mark Twain

Sketches New and Old is a compilation of fictional stories written by Mark Twain. Among them is "A Ghost Story". In each story, one can catch a great sense of Twain's humor and creativity. These classic sketches from Twain are no longer than 10 minutes ea...

Burnt Offerings: Valancourt 20th Century Classics
Burnt Offerings: Valancourt 20th Century Classics by Robert Marasco

Ben and Marian Rolfe are desperate to escape a stifling summer in their tiny Brooklyn apartment, so when they get the chance to rent a mansion in upstate New York for the entire summer for only $900, it's an offer that's too good to refuse. There's only o...

The Death of Halpin Frayser
The Death of Halpin Frayser by Ambrose Bierce

Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce (1842 - 1914) was an American writer famous for his dark and cynical writings, which earned him the nickname Bitter Bierce. He is famous also for his mysterious demise. He wrote a letter to a friend, which he closed by saying, "As ...

The Turn of the Screw [Classic Tales Edition]
The Turn of the Screw [Classic Tales Edition] by Henry James

A country governess is hired to raise two orphaned children in a lonely estate in Essex. But mystery surrounds the house, the grounds, and the children. Haunting questions arise, and Henry James pens one of the most famous ghost stories. Public Domain (P)...

The Last of the Mohicans [Classic Tales Edition]
The Last of the Mohicans [Classic Tales Edition] by James Fenimore Cooper

It's 1757. The fate of North America is in the hands of the French, the British, and the Native Americans. Each party weaves its warlike path in this tapestry of adventure. Meet Hawkeye, Uncas, and Chingatchgook - each a stealthy iron-browed warrior of th...

The Hustler
The Hustler by Walter Tevis

To Fast Eddie Felsen, a young pool hustler, there was only one thing that mattered: to make the big time and the big money in the world of pool by beating the best in the country. Hustling suckers in small towns for good stake money was practice for his g...

Walden and On the Duty of Civil Disobedience
Walden and On the Duty of Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau

Walden, by Henry David Thoreau, is a personal narrative about Thoreau's solitary living experience near Walden Pond in Massachusetts. Starting with the building of his cabin by the pond in 1845, Thoreau recounts his experience away from society and city l...

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