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Short Story Collection

Children of the Frost

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Children of the Frost is written by Jack London. A weary journey beyond the last scrub timber and straggling copses, into the heart of the Barrens where the niggard North is supposed to deny the Earth, are to be found great sweeps of forests and stretches of smiling land.

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Brave and True

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Brave and True is written by George Manville Fenn. Although Fenn's name appears on the cover, and on the title-page, he does not appear to have written more than one of the stories, and the story that gave its name to the book was not by him. There are several stories that were not signed by an author's name.

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Humorous Ghost Stories

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Humorous Ghost Stories is written by Dorothy Scarborough. The humorous ghost is distinctly a modern character. In early literature wraiths took themselves very seriously, and insisted on a proper show of respectful fear on the part of those whom they honored by haunting.

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Humoresque

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Humoresque is written by Fannie Hurst. "Whenever I think of Fannie Hurst, I think of the word 'genius.' I never can read her stories with dry eyes. So I use the word 'genius for Fannie Hurst, and for no other writer of short stories today." --Kathleen Norris.

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The Book of Three Hundred Anecdotes

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The Book of Three Hundred Anecdotes is written by Various Authors. General St. Amour.--This officer, who distinguished himself in the Imperial service, was the son of a poor Piedmontese peasant, but he never forgot his humble extraction. While the army was in Piedmont, he invited his principal officers.

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The Autobiography of a Quack

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The Autobiography of a Quack is written by S. Weir Mitchell. Both of the tales in this little volume appeared originally in the ``Atlantic Monthly'' as anonymous contributions. I owe to the present owners of that journal permission to use them. ``The Autobiography of a Quack '' has been recast.

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Golden Stories

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Golden Stories is written by Various Authors. A few late comers were looking anxiously out for the guard. He came presently, an alert figure in blue and silver. Really, he was very sorry. But the train was unusually crowded, and he was doing the best he could.

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The Early Short Fiction of Edith Wharton

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The Early Short Fiction of Edith Wharton is written by Edith Wharton. "You ought to buy it," said my host; "it's just the place for a solitary-minded devil like you. And it would be rather worth while to own the most romantic house in Brittany. The present people are dead broke, and it's going for a song--you ought to buy it.

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Right Ho, Jeeves

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When Jeeves suggests dreamy, soulful Gussie Fink-Nottle don scarlet tights and false beard to win over soppy Madeline Bassett, Bertie Wooster doubts this is the way to get his friend hitched. Meanwhile, Bertie's eccentric Aunt Dahlia asks him to hand out prizes at the Market Snodsbury Grammar.

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Monday or Tuesday

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Monday or Tuesday is written by Virginia Woolf. A haunted house that holds the mystery of the human heart; a challenge to read the contents of a library -- that reveals how dismally bad all too many books are. Five faces in a train compartment that among them become an unwritten novel.a garden that holds the memory of love.

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