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60 min read stories

Discover a collection of stories which are around 60 minutes read time.

55 min read

The Snow Queen

Two friends are separated by a Snow Queen and an icy heart.

50 min read

Babiole

A Princess is turned into a monkey called Babiole by a wicked fairy's spell.

69 min read

The Murders in the Rue Morgue

Often cited as the first detective story. The genre arrives pretty much fully formed: a brilliant detective, the bumbing police officer and

57 min read

Afterward

* Story contains bad language

Mary Boyne and her husband, requiring a country home in England after a business windfall, acquire a reputedly haunted house.

54 min read

The $30,000 Bequest

Morality tale based on an elderly uncle's promise of his fortune to a thrifty couple.

54 min read

The Tunnel Under The World

A classic satirical look at consumerism. On the morning of June 15th, Guy Burckhardt wakes up screaming.

56 min read

Learning The Western Alphabet

* Story contains bad language

A love story in two voices: Martin Green, an English teacher in China in the 1980s, and MingMing, his young Chinese 'minder'

62 min read

Mrs. Zant and the Ghost

A man and his daughter come accross an apparently mad, ill woman in a London park.

61 min read

The Overcoat

* Story contains bad language

The story of the poor, downtrodden clerk Akaky - and his overcoat.

58 min read

Sir Edmund Orme

* Story contains bad language

As a man pursues the affections of beautiful young girl, he begins to experience a strange phenomenon that up till that point only affected

60 min read

Rappaccini's Daughter

* Story contains bad language

A student rents an apartment that looks onto the meticulously kept garden of the strange Dr Rappaccini and his beautiful daughter.

58 min read

The Man Who Kept His Money in a Box

A family with an unusual method of transporting large quantities of money cause problems for a young man holidaying in Italy.