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The Revolutionist

Mikhail Petrovich Artsybashev was a Russian writer and playwright, and a major proponent of the literary style known as naturalism. He was the great grandson of Tadeusz Kościuszko and the father o... Classic START READING

The Race

By Stewart Edward White Classic START READING

The Vendetta

by GUY de MAUPASSANT Classic START READING

The overcoat

"The Overcoat" (Russian: Шинель, translit. Shinel; sometimes translated as "The Cloak") is a short story by Ukrainian-born Russian author Nikolai Gogol, published in 1842. The story and its author ... Classic START READING

El lobo estepario

El lobo estepario es una novela que contiene numerosos pensamientos filosóficos que son consecuencia de las largas meditaciones de Hermann Hesse. Además, es un estilo de autobiografía ya que en ell... Classic START READING

Daughters of the Vicar by David Herbert Lawrence

A bleak, unrelenting tale of poverty and loss, Lawrence’s expertly crafted novella chillingly examines man’s increasing inability to love and be loved. Looking for acceptance from his new congregat... Classic START READING

The Remarkable Case of Davidson's Eyes by H.G. Wells

The transitory mental aberration of Sidney Davidson, remarkable enough in itself, is still more remarkable if Wade's explanation is to be credited. It sets one dreaming of the oddest possibilities ... Classic START READING

Aepyornis Island by H. G. Wells

In the story, a man looking for eggs of Aepyornis, an extinct flightless bird, passes two years alone on a small island with an Aepyornis that has hatched. Classic START READING

The Seven Poor Travellers by Charles Dickens

Although he is now revered as the author of such long-form masterworks as Great Expectations, Charles Dickens' short stories ranked among his most popular creative endeavors during his lifetime. Li... Classic START READING

Young Goodman Brown by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Hawthorne's classic tale of a young Puritan's meeting with the Devil. Classic START READING

The Pickwick Papers

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Resumed Identity by Ambrose Bierce

Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce was an American editorialist, journalist, short story writer, fabulist and satirist. Today, he is best known for his short story, An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge and his s... Classic START READING

The Diamond as Big as the Ritz by Francis Scott Fitzgerald

The story tells of John T. Unger, a teenager from the town of Hades, Mississippi, who was sent to a private boarding school in Boston. During the summer he would visit the homes of his classmates, ... Classic START READING

Christmas every day

Who wouldn't want it to be Christmas every day of the year? In this classic story by W.D. Howells, a little girl gets her wish, and soon finds out what too much of a good thing really is. Soon pres... Classic START READING

Eva is inside her Cat by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

by Gabriel Garcia Marquez Classic START READING

The lottery ticket by Anton Chekhov

by Anton Checkhov Classic START READING

Shooting an Elephant

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Jemina, the Mountain Girl by Francis Scott Fitzgerald

Written circa 1917, and published published much later in "Vanity Fair". It was later first published in book form in Tales of the Jazz Age in 1922. Written, like "Tarquin of Cheapside," while I w... Classic START READING

The Baby Party by Francis Scott Fitzgerald

The story centers on a young couple, John and Edith Andros. They are the parents of Ede, their two-and-half-year-old daughter. Although the prospect of having a child to continue his name and livel... Classic START READING

The Stolen Bacillus by H. G. Wells

Wells' short story depicts the interaction between a ostensibly absent-minded bacteriologist who invited a curious stranger to his lab. Classic START READING

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

A Christmas Carol is a novella by English author Charles Dickens. Carol tells the story of a bitter old miser named Ebenezer Scrooge and his transformation resulting from a supernatural visit by t... Classic START READING

Hunter Quatermain's Story by H. Rider Haggard

An inspiration for the popular Indiana Jones series, Henry Rider Haggard's Allan Quatermain is one of the most beloved character to emerge from the action-adventure fiction of the nineteenth centur... Classic START READING

Long Odds by H. Rider Haggard

by H. Rider Haggard Classic START READING

Regret by Kate Chopin

by Kate Chopin Classic START READING

The Signal Man by Charles Dickens

by Charles Dickens Classic START READING

Peasant wives by Anton Checkhov

by Anton Chekhov Classic START READING

The idiots

By Joseph Conrad Classic START READING

Создание Аспера

Судья Гаккер дурачит общество создавая несуществующих людей. Последнее его «изобретение» – благородный разбойник Аспер. Но, как известно, искусство требует жертв… © - Автор: Александр Грин Classic START READING

The Blazing World

The Description of a New World, Called The Blazing-World, better known as The Blazing World, is a 1666 work of prose fiction by English writer Margaret Cavendish, the Duchess of Newcastle. It has b... Classic START READING

Война мышей и лягушек

Собираясь перелагать на русский язык древнегреческую пародию на «Илиаду» - поэму «Батрахомиомахия» («Война мышей и лягушек»), Вас. Жуковский написал предысторию этой войны, о мирной поначалу беседе... Classic START READING

Diario de un seductor

Fruto de su tormentosa relación con Regine Olsen y de sus meditaciones sobre el amor, el Diario de un seductor es, con seguridad, la obra que más fama ha reportado a Sören Kierkegaard (1813-1855). ... Classic START READING

Письмо к ученому соседу

Помещик пишет своему соседу, учёному, письмо, в котором зовёт последнего в гости, а попутно делиться сделанными лично им открытиями и опровергает открытия других мыслителей... - Антон Чехов Classic START READING

Либерал

Михаил Евграфович Салтыков-Щедрин Classic START READING

Записки маркера

Рассказ «Записки маркёра» был написан Львом Толстым на Кавказе в пору своей молодости Classic START READING

Алые паруса

История жизни девочки Ассоль, в младенчестве потерявшей мать. Отец-моряк хорошо воспитал Ассоль, не мешая ей мечтать, верить в чудеса. Однажды девочка встретила в лесу старика-собирателя сказок Эгл... Classic START READING

Красное покрывало

«С карандашом в руке сидел я на восточном кладбище Арзерума, срисовывая один весьма красивый надгробник в виде часовни. Осеннее солнце клонилось за далекие горы Лазистана. Ярко отделялись на зареве... Classic START READING

Ночь на корабле

«…Ветер свежал, валы разыгрывались сильнее и сильнее – фрегат наш быстро катился по темной пучине океана. Заря давно уже потухла на краю пустого небосклона. Кругом темнело – и только вдали чернелис... Classic START READING