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Classic Ebooks: Novellas

  • The Canterville Ghost

      by Oscar Wilde   The Canterville Ghost is a popular 1887 novella by Oscar Wilde, widely adapted for the screen and stage. “The Canterville Ghost” is a parody featuring a dramatic spirit named Sir Simon and the United States minister (ambassador) to the Court of S…

    CONKSeptember 26, 2017
  • The Metamorphosis

      by Franz Kafka   The Metamorphosis (German: Die Verwandlung) is a novella by Franz Kafka, first published in 1915. The story begins with a traveling salesman, Gregor Samsa, waking to find himself transformed into a "monstrous vermin".

    CONKSeptember 26, 2017
  • Dubliners

      by James Joyce   Dubliners is a collection of 15 short stories by James Joyce, first published in 1914. The fifteen stories were meant to be a naturalistic depiction of the Irish middle class life in and around Dublin in the early years of the 20th century.

    CONKSeptember 25, 2017
  • The Million Pound Bank Note

      by Mark Twain   The story takes place in Victorian London, where two very rich, eccentric brothers give the penniless story protagonist, Henry Adams, one million pounds of money in the form of a single peerless bank note.

    CONKJune 26, 2014
  • The Double

      by Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky   The Double centers on a government clerk who goes mad. It deals with the internal psychological struggle of its main character, Yakov Petrovich Golyadkin, who repeatedly encounters someone who is his exact double in appearance but confident, aggre…

    CONKMarch 26, 2014
  • Love Story

      by Irving Cox   Everything was aimed at satisfying the whims of women. The popular cliches, the pretty romances, the catchwords of advertising became realities; and the compound kept the men enslaved.

    CONKApril 22, 2010
  • Japanese Fairy Tales

      by Yei Theodora Ozaki   This collection of Japanese fairy tales is the outcome of a suggestion made to me indirectly through a friend by Mr. Andrew Lang. They have been translated from the modern version written by Sadanami Sanjin.

    CONKJanuary 13, 2010
  • The Grey Fairy Book

      by Andrew Lang   The tales in the Grey Fairy Book are derived from many countries—Lithuania, various parts of Africa, Germany, France, Greece, and other regions of the world.

    CONKDecember 2, 2009
  • The Crimson Fairy Book

      by Andrew Lang   A collection of fairy tales.

    CONKDecember 2, 2009
  • The Yellow Fairy Book

      by Andrew Lang   The Editor thinks that children will readily forgive him for publishing another Fairy Book. We have had the Blue, the Red, the Green, and here is the Yellow.

    CONKDecember 1, 2009
  • The Violet Fairy Book

      by Andrew Lang   This is a new collection of Fairy stories in continuation of the series which "The Blue Fairy Book" was the initial volume.

    CONKNovember 30, 2009
  • In a Grove

      by Ryūnosuke Akutagawa   "In a Grove" is an early modernist short story consisting of seven varying accounts of the murder of a samurai, Kanazawa no Takehiro, whose corpse has been found in a bamboo forest near Kyoto.

    CONKSeptember 20, 2009
  • Irish Fairy Tales

      by James Stephens   The lore of ancient Ireland comes to life in this collection of classic folk tales retold for modern readers.

    CONKSeptember 2, 2009
  • The Red Fairy Book

      by Andrew Lang   Andrew Lang’s Fairy Books or Andrew Lang’s "Coloured" Fairy Books constitute a twelve-book series of fairy tale collections. Although Andrew Lang did not collect the stories himself from the oral tradition, the extent of his sources, who had colle…

    CONKJuly 4, 2009
  • The Blue Fairy Book

      by Andrew Lang   Andrew Lang’s Fairy Books or Andrew Lang’s "Coloured" Fairy Books constitute a twelve-book series of fairy tale collections. Although Andrew Lang did not collect the stories himself from the oral tradition, the extent of his sources, who had colle…

    CONKJuly 3, 2009
  • Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen

      by Hans Christian Andersen   Hans Christian Andersen began publishing his Fairy Tales in 1835. This collection of 127 of the stories was translated by Mrs. Paull in 1872.

    CONKJune 27, 2009
  • The Way of the Bow

      by Paulo Coelho   “The Way of the Bow” relates the story of Tetsuya, the best archer of the country, who conveys his teachings to a boy in his village.

    CONKMay 4, 2009
  • Beyond the Door

      by Philip K. Dick   Did you ever wonder at the lonely life the bird in a cuckoo clock has to lead—that it might possibly love and hate just as easily as a real animal of flesh and blood?

    CONKMay 1, 2009