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Expand your horizons with this collection of hand-picked classic short stories and tales by writers like Jack London, Guy de Maupassant, Louisa May Alcott, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and his Sherlock Holmes mysteries, H.P. Lovecraft, Edgar Allen Poe, Ray Bradbury, Hans Christian Anderson, Ambrose Bierce, and many others. These fast-paced stories are chosen for their unique flavor, are suitable for all ages and tastes, and provide a window to a time when writers knew how to tell great stories using descriptive words and phrases..

1001 Classic Short Stories & Tales 1001 Podcast Network

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Expand your horizons with this collection of hand-picked classic short stories and tales by writers like Jack London, Guy de Maupassant, Louisa May Alcott, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and his Sherlock Holmes mysteries, H.P. Lovecraft, Edgar Allen Poe, Ray Bradbury, Hans Christian Anderson, Ambrose Bierce, and many others. These fast-paced stories are chosen for their unique flavor, are suitable for all ages and tastes, and provide a window to a time when writers knew how to tell great stories using descriptive words and phrases..

    SMEE by A.M. BURRAGE

    SMEE by A.M. BURRAGE

    A party takes place at which a hide and seek game of "Smee' is played. The game resembles today's game of sardines. In this particular house, the host warns, there is an unexpected deep stairwell behind a door, and a girl fell and broke her neck there ten years previous.
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    • 31 min
    AN ALPINE DIVORCE and THE RIGORS OF THE GAME by ROBER BARR

    AN ALPINE DIVORCE and THE RIGORS OF THE GAME by ROBER BARR

    AN ALPINE DIVORCE- A married couple each of whom hate the other plan a trip to the mountain peaks of Switzerland
    THE RIGORS OF THE GAME- An over-strict father learns that his son has joined a local gambling club and goes to investigate.
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    • 50 min
    LOVE OF LIFE bY JACK LONDON

    LOVE OF LIFE bY JACK LONDON

    A man in far north Alaska finds himself struggling to survive against hunger and wolves. His survival will come down to how much will to live he has left.
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    • 51 min
    CONCERNING THE AMERICAN LANGUAGE and A HELPLESS SITUATION by MARK TWAIN

    CONCERNING THE AMERICAN LANGUAGE and A HELPLESS SITUATION by MARK TWAIN

    Two Mark Twain essays for your enjoyment.

    CONCERNING THE AMERICAN LANGUAGE An amusing essay recalling a conversation with an Englishman comparing the two languages with Mark Twain (real name Samuel Clemens) defending the American language as correct english.

    A HELPLESS SITUATION Twain recalls receiving a letter from someone who is a relative of someone Twain barely knew 16 years before asking him to use his influence to get the writer's manuscript reviewed by his publisher. He poses an imaginary discussion he would have with his publisher.

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    • 26 min
    THE ELVES & THE SHOEMAKER & OTHER BROTHERS GRIMM TALES

    THE ELVES & THE SHOEMAKER & OTHER BROTHERS GRIMM TALES

    Featuring THE ELVES & THE SHOEMAKER, THE ELVES & THE POOR SERVANT GIRL, THE GOLDEN BIRD, and HANS IN LUCK.
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    • 37 min
    THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO JOAN by MARY E. WILKINS FREEMAN

    THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO JOAN by MARY E. WILKINS FREEMAN

    When a rag-tag little girl named Joan, the down-and-out minister's daughter, knocks on Sarah's door to sell her some very familiar-looking handiwork just before Christmas, Sarah finds more compassion and generosity than she knew she had.
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    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
95 Ratings

95 Ratings

kpopcorn🍿 ,

The best podcast ever and it’s free!

I really love the stories on this podcast especially those of Sherlock Holmes and O .Henry. The host is amazing and sound quality is excellent
If you haven’t listened to this podcast yet your missing out!

kallaisabi ,

Random

Enjoying my driving and traffic with your stories for company

GentingHighlander ,

Great show

Great job John. My commutes have never been more interesting. Love the Sherlock Holmes stories.

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