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62 min read stories

Discover a collection of stories which are around 62 minutes read time.

68 min read

The Fisherman and his Soul

A fisherman accidently captures and falls in love with a mermaid but must make a sacrifice to be with her. A fairytale, reminiscent of , par

56 min read

The Portrait of Mr. W. H.

Who is the mysterious Mr. W. H. to whom Shakespere dedicated his sonnets? The validity of one bizarre theory hinges on a wonderful painting

61 min read

The Naval Treaty

Holmes comes to the aid of a civil servant who has fallen on hard times following the theft of an important treaty placed in his care.

71 min read

Bartleby the Scrivener

* Story contains bad language

A lawyer takes on a new employee but fails to check the references. The original role model for slackers everywhere.

52 min read

The Man Without a Country

* Story contains bad language

The story - so fully realised that many took it to be true - of a young soldier who curses his country and is sentenced never to set foot in

55 min read

The Adventure Of The Priory School

* Story contains bad language

The headmaster of an exclusive boarding school persuades Holmes to track down the abducted son of a wealthy duke.

61 min read

Lord Arthur Savile's Crime

* Story contains bad language

A man is told by a palm reader that he will commit a murder. A satirical crime story that cleverly reverses the conventions of the genre.

59 min read

The Repairer Of Reputations

A former mental patient and a deformed eccentric conspire in a fantastic plot.

70 min read

Boule de Suif

* Story contains bad language

Maupassant's short masterpiece following the journey of a group of civilians during the Franco-Prussian war.

55 min read

The Canterville Ghost

* Story contains bad language

When an American minister buys Canterville Chase, a long term resident's life (or death) is thrown into turmoil.

65 min read

At The Bay

* Story contains bad language

A day in the life of the inhabitants of Crescent Bay.

61 min read

The Messenger

* Story contains bad language

On the rugged Brittany coast, thirty-eight skulls are found buried.