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Classic English Short Stories

A selection of the best stories from over one hundred years of English literature including works by Charles Dickens, Oscar Wilde and Robert Louis Stevenson.
The Baron of Grogzwig . . . Charles Dickens . . . 9 pages
A hard drinking, womanising, moustache-wearing baron decides he must get married.
Aaron Trow . . . Anthony Trollope . . . 25 pages
Adventure story following the circumstances surrounding the escape of a notorious prisoner from his Bermudan jail.
An Imaginative Woman . . . Thomas Hardy . . . 22 pages
Ella had always admired the work of Robert Trewe, but when she finds herself sub-letting his appartment, her love of the poems starts to become a love of the poet.
Markheim . . . Robert Louis Stevenson . . . 15 pages
Markeim arrives at an antique dealer's on Christmas day, ostensibly to buy a present for a lady. A tale of evil and its nature.
The Happy Prince . . . Oscar Wilde . . . 8 pages
A modern fairy tale about the selfless acts of a golden statue and a migrating swallow.
Amy Foster . . . Joseph Conrad . . . 24 pages
A young girl falls in love with a mysterious stranger, shipwrecked in the bay near her village.
The Case of Lady Sannox . . . Arthur Conan Doyle . . . 9 pages
A case which leaves a Lady of notoriously loose morals in a nunnery and her lover - a brilliant physician - in a vegetative state.
Gentlemen and Players . . . E. W. Hornung . . . 17 pages
The master criminal Raffles sets his sights on a priceless collection of jewels. Crime story in which the villain is the hero.
Tobermory . . . Saki . . . 7 pages
Revealing the dangers of giving previously dumb animals the power of speech. Especially cats.
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