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.

  A ~ F | G ~ L | M ~ Z | World Authors
Herman Melville
1819 - 1891
Bartleby, The Scrivener | Benito Cereno  
H. H. Munro
1870 - 1916
The Interlopers | The Open Window  
Frank Norris
1870 - 1902
A Memorandum Of Sudden Death  
O. Henry
1862 - 1910
Compliments Of The Season | Let Me Feel Your Pulse | The Duel | The Duplicity Of  Hargraves | The Fifth Wheel | The Gift Of The Magi | What You Want  
Edgar Allan Poe
1809 - 1849
Annabel Lee | Berenice | Diddling | Eureka | Hop-Frog | Ligeia | The Assignation | The Black Cat | The Cask Of Amontillado | The Conversation Of Eiros And Charmion | The Devil In The Belfry | The Domain Of Arnheim | The Fall Of The House Of Usher | The Man In The Crowd | The Masque Of The Red Death | The Murders In The Rue Morgue | The Narrative Of Arthur Pym Of NantucketThe Oblong Box | The Philosophy Of Composition | The Pit And The Pendulum | The Raven | The Tell-Tale Heart  
Frank Stockton
1834 - 1902
The Lady Or The Tiger  
Henry David Thoreau
1834 - 1902
Civil Disobedience | Walden  
Nat Turner
1800 - 1831
The Confessions Of Nat Turner  
Mark Twain
1835 - 1910
Christian Science And The Book Of Mrs. Eddy | Eve's Diary | My First Lie, And How i Got Out Of It | The Celebrated Jumping Frog Of Calaveras County | The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg | The Mysterious Stranger | The Story Of The Bad Little Boy | The Story Of The Good Little Boy  
Edith Wharton
1862 - 1937
Afterward | The Best Man | The Fullness Of Life | The Verdict  
A ~ F | G ~ L | M ~ Z | World Authors
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