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70 min read stories

Discover a collection of stories which are around 70 minutes read time.

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

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.

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.

69 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

61 min read

The Naval Treaty

* Story contains bad language

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.

72 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.

78 min read

The Bolted Door

A suicidal playwright, finding himself unable to do the deed on his own, attempts an unconventional method involving the confession of a dar

71 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.

65 min read

At The Bay

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

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.

60 min read

The Repairer Of Reputations

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