Discover a collection of stories which are around 69 minutes read time.
Often cited as the first detective story. The genre arrives pretty much fully formed: a brilliant detective, the bumbing police officer and
A man and his daughter come accross an apparently mad, ill woman in a London park.
* Story contains bad language
The story of the poor, downtrodden clerk Akaky - and his overcoat.
A student rents an apartment that looks onto the meticulously kept garden of the strange Dr Rappaccini and his beautiful daughter.
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
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.
A lawyer takes on a new employee but fails to check the references. The original role model for slackers everywhere.
A suicidal playwright, finding himself unable to do the deed on his own, attempts an unconventional method involving the confession of a dar
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.
A former mental patient and a deformed eccentric conspire in a fantastic plot.
Maupassant's short masterpiece following the journey of a group of civilians during the Franco-Prussian war.
A day in the life of the inhabitants of Crescent Bay.