The Short Story America Classics Library features hundreds of stories, by American and World authors. From familiar favorites to those you may not have discovered yet, all of these tales are well worth reading, remembering, studying or discussing with friends or classmates. Some longer stories like Crane's "The Red Badge of Courage," Tolstoy's "The Death of Ivan Ilyich," Conrad's "Heart of Darkness," Kafka's "The Metamorphosis," and many others are here. Even Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales" are here in the Classics Library, for your convenience. All stories in the Classics Library are in PDF format for your printing convenience, whether for bedtime reading or for highlighting and margin notes in the classroom or reading club. There is even great philosophical literature like Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, Emerson's "Self-Reliance" and Thoreau's "Civil Disobedience" on the "shelves" of the Classics Library.
     
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This Week's Classic Story:
Sherwood Anderson's "The Egg"

 
 
 
George Ade
1866 - 1944
Fables In Slang (A Collection Of Stories) | People You Know (Collection Of Stories)  
       
 
Louisa May Alcott
1832 - 1888
Aunt Kipp | A Country Christmas | A Modern Cinderella | Debby's Debut |  Kitty's Class Day | Marjorie's Three Gifts | My Red Cap | Nelly's Hospital | On Picket Duty | Psyche's Art | Roses And Forget-Me-NotsThe Brothers | The Cross On The Old Church Tower | The Death Of John | The King Of Clubs And The Queen Of Hearts | What The Bells Saw And Said  
       
 
Sherwood Anderson
1876 - 1941

 
An Awakening | Brothers | Hands | Paper Pills | Senility | The Door Of The Trap | The Egg | The Other Woman | Unlighted Lamps  
       
 
L. Frank Baum
1856 - 1919
The Capture Of Father Time | The Tiger's Eye | The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz  
       
 
Ambrose Bierce
1842 - 1914
An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge | A Diagnosis Of Death | A Resumed Identity | Killed At Resaca  
       
 
William Cullen Bryant
1794 - 1878
The Marriage Blunder | The Indian Spring | A Pennsylvania Legend  
       
 
Willa Cather
1873 - 1947
A Death In The Desert | A Wagner Matinee | Eric Hermannson's Soul | Flavia And Her Artists |  On The Divide | Paul's Case | The Bohemian Girl | The Enchanted Bluff | The Garden Lodge | The Marriage Of Phaedra | The Sculptor's Funeral  
       
 
Kate Chopin
1850 - 1904
A Respectable Woman | Beyond The Bayou | The Kiss  
       
 
Stephen Crane
1871 - 1900
The Blue Hotel | The Bride Comes To Yellow Sky | The Open Boat | The Red Badge Of Courage  
       
 
Frederick Douglass
1818 - 1895
My Escape From Slavery | Reconstruction  
       
 
Alice Dunbar
1875 - 1935
A Carnival Jangle  
       
 
Ralph Waldo Emerson
1803 - 1882
Circles | Politics | Self-Reliance  
       
 
Edna Ferber
1885 - 1968
One Of The Old Girls  
       
 
F. Scott Fitzgerald
1896 - 1940
Bernice Bobs Her Hair  | Head And Shoulders | May Day | O Russet Witch! Tarquin Of Cheapside | The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button | The Diamond As Big As The Ritz | The Ice Palace | The Jelly-Bean | The Offshore Pirate | Winter Dreams  
       
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