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Rock Crystal

Read by Greg W.

Adalbert Stifter

On Christmas Eve, two children, a brother and sister, leave their grandmother's house in an Alpine village and get lost in the mountain snow…

London: James Street, W.C.

In The Haunted Homes and Family Traditions of Great Britain

Read by Greg Giordano

John Henry Ingram

Possibly no part in the world is more connected in our minds to hauntings, ghost sightings and gruesome legends than Great Britain with its …

Growth of the Soil

Read by Greg W.

Knut Hamsun

Growth of the Soil (Markens Grøde) is the novel by Norwegian writer Knut Hamsun which won him the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1920. …

Mrs. W. L. Niemann

In Old Rail Fence Corners

Read by Greg Giordano

Lucy Leavenworth Wilder Morris

Old Rail Fence Corners is an historical treasure trove containing the stories of the first significant waves of European-American settlers i…

Fitzhugh, by W. MacPherson Wiltbank

In The Black Cat Vol. 02 No. 02 November 1896

Read by Greg Giordano


The Black Cat (1895-1922) was a monthly literary magazine, publishing original short stories, often about uncanny or fantastical topics. Man…

Martin Eden

Read by Greg W.

Jack London

Martin Eden (1909) is a novel by American author Jack London, about a struggling young writer. It was first serialized in the Pacific Monthl…


Read by Greg W.

Knut Hamsun

Hunger (Norwegian: Sult) is a novel by the Norwegian author Knut Hamsun and was published in its final form in 1890. The novel has been hail…

Selected Short Stories

Read by Greg W.

Stephen Crane

At the time of his death at the age of 28, Stephen Crane had become an important figure in American literature. He was nearly forgotten, how…


Read by Greg W.

Elizabeth Von Arnim

Vera (1921) by Elizabeth von Arnim is a black comedy based on her disastrous second marriage to Earl Russell: a mordant analysis of the roma…

Better Angel

Read by Greg W.

Richard Meeker

In 1933, Forman Brown wrote, under the pseudonym Richard Meeker, a controversial novel called Better Angel, about a young man coming to term…

Michael Kohlhaas (English Translation)

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Heinrich von Kleist

Michael Kohlhaas is an 1811 novella by Heinrich von Kleist, based on a 16th-century story of Hans Kohlhase. Both the theme (a fanatical ques…

The Damnation of Theron Ware

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Harold Frederic

The Damnation of Theron Ware (published in England as Illumination) is an 1896 novel by American author Harold Frederic. It is widely consid…

The Fair Rewards

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Thomas Beer

"The Fair Rewards" by Thomas Beer . . . is a really distiguished novel. The writing is far above the average: it has style and sop…

Pelle the Conqueror, Volume 1

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Martin Andersen Nexø

When the first part of "Pelle Erobreren" (Pelle the Conqueror) appeared in 1906, its author, Martin Andersen Nexo, was practically…


Read by Gregg Margarite (1957-2012)

Lester Del Rey

Lester del Rey (1915 – 1993) was a Golden Age science fiction author and editor closely connected to John W. Campbell Jr. and Astounding Sci…

Faithful to the End By Clair W. Perry

In Short Stories From Life

Read by Greg Giordano


Life Magazine held a short story contest. Stories must be no more than 1500 words. Authors were paid for the number of words under that maxi…

Napoleon plans to sell Louisiana (1803), by A. E. Winship and Robert W. Wallace

In The World’s Story Volume XIII: The United States

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Eva March Tappan

This is the thirteenth volume of the 15-volume series of The World’s Story: a history of the World in story, song and art, edited by Eva Mar…

A Famous Fight Between an English and a French Frigate by Rev. W. H. Fitchett

In The Junior Classics Volume 7: Stories of Courage and Heroism

Read by Greg Giordano

William Patten and Variousandwilliam Patten

The stories in this volume are true stories, and have been arranged in chronological order, an arrangement that will aid the reader to remem…

The Celestial Omnibus

In Short Story Collection Vol. 040

Read by Greg W.

E. M. Forster

LibriVox’s Short Story Collection 040: a collection of 20 short works of fiction in the public domain read by a group of LibriVox members.