Short Stories


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Through the Tunnel (Doris Lessing) The Point of Honour (W. Somerset Maugham)
The Murder (John Steinbeck) The Verger (W. Somerset Maugham)
You Should Have Seen the Mess (Muriel Spark) The Taipan (W. Somerset Maugham)
The Package (Kurt Vonnegut) Princess September (W. Somerset Maugham)
The No-Talent Kid (Kurt Vonnegut) The Romantic Young Lady (W. S. Maugham)
The Case for the Defence (Grahame Greene) The Mother (W. Somerset Maugham)
Ricochet (Angela Noel) The Happy Man (W. Somerset Maugham)
The Way up to Heaven (Roald Dahl) The Poet (W. Somerset Maugham)
A Glowing Future (Ruth Rendell) The Fountain Plays (Dorothy L. Sayers)
The Signalman (Charles Dickens) The Haunted House (Charles Dickens)
The Trial For Murder (Charles Dickens) Bartleby the Scrivener (Herman Melville)
Benito Cereno (Herman Melville) The Rabbit Grows a Crop of Money (An African Tale)
The Lion and the Hare Go Hunting (An Ethiopian Tale) The Jackal's Lawsuit (An Ethiopian Tale)
The Buffalo and the Field Mouse (A Native American Tale) The Frogs and the Crane (A Native American Tale)
The Falcon and the Duck (A Native American Tale) How Coyote Stole Fire (A Native Amarican Tale)
The Rocking-Horse Winner (D.H. Lawrence) L,U,C,I,E (Nadine Gordimer)
The Companion (Agatha Christie) The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (R. L. Stevenson)
Betty Stoggs' Baby (A Cornish Tale) The Mermaid of Zennor (A Cornish Tale)
Tattercoats (An English Tale) Yallery Brown (An English Tale)
Three Feathers (An English Tale) Tom Hickathrift (An English Tale)
Rushen Coatie (An English Tale) The Stars in the Sky (An English Tale)
The Caballero's Way (O. Henry) De Daumier-Smith's Blue Period (J.D.Salinger)
A Perfect day for Bananafish (J.D. Salinger) Teddy (J.D. Salinger)
Lost on Dress Parade (O. Henry) Macbeth (Edith Nesbit from W. Shakespeare)
Two Gentlemen of Verona (Edith Nesbit from W. Shakespeare) King Lear (Edith Nesbit from W. Shakespeare)
The Merchant of Venice (Edith Nesbit from W. Shakespeare) Hamlet (Edith Nesbit from W. Shakespeare)
Othello (Edith Nesbit from W. Shakespeare) Romeo and Juliet (Edith Nesbit from W. Shakespeare)
Kew Gardens (Virginia Woolf) The Garden Party (Catherine Mansfield)
The Shunned House (H. P. Lovecraft) The Story of Griselda (Brander Matthews from Boccaccio)



Shakespeare's Complete Works Catalina (William Somerset Maugham)
  Up at the Vila (William Somerset Maugham)