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Big Book of Best Short Stories - Volume 13 - cover

Big Book of Best Short Stories - Volume 13

Eleanor H. Porter, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Francis Marion Crawford, Fitz-James O'Brien, Frank L. Packard, Barry Pain, Otis Adelbert Kline, Francis Stevens, August Nemo, Valery Bryusov, John Ulrich Giesy

Publisher: Tacet Books

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This book contains70 short storiesfrom 10 classic, prize-winning and noteworthy authors. The stories were carefully selected by the criticAugust Nemo, in a collection that will please theliterature lovers.
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This book contains:

Fitz-James O'Brien:

- The Diamond Lens.
- The Lost Room.
- What Was it? A Mystery.
- My Wife's Tempter.
- The Golden Ingot.
- The Child Who Loved a Grave.
- The Wondersmith.Francis Marion Crawford:

- The Dead Smile.
- The Screaming Skull.
- Man Overboard!
- For The Blood Is The Life.
- The Upper Berth.
- By The Waters of Paradise.
- The Doll's Ghost.Francis Stevens:

- Behind the Curtain.
- Unseen  Unfeared.
- Elf Trap.
- Serapion.
- Friend Island.
- Citadel of Fear.
- Nightmare!Barry Pain:

- Aunt Martha.
- The Bet.
- The Boy in the Book.
- The Discovery of Nesting.
- Eliza and the Special.
- The Kindness of the Celestial.
- The Victim of Apparatus.Frank L. Packard:

- Corporal Bob.
- The Guardian of the Devil's Slide.
- Where's Haggerty?
- McQueen's Hobby.
- Munford.
- "If a Man Die"
- The Blood of Kings.Paul Laurence Dunbar:

- The Scapegoat.
- One Christmas At Shiloh.
- The Mission Of Mr. Scatters.
- A Matter Of Doctrine.
- Old Abe's Conversion.
- The Race Question.
- A Defender Of The Faith.Otis Adelbert Kline:

- The Corpse on the Third Slab.
- The Man from the Moon.
- The Cup of Blood.
- Mignight Madness.
- The Malignant Entity.
- The Bird-People.
- The Thing of a Thousand Shapes.John Ulrich Giesy:

- The Occult Detector.
- The Purple Light.
- The Significance of the High "D".
- The Wistaria Scarf.
- The Master Mind.
- Rubies of Doom.
- The House of Invisible Bondage.Valery Bryusov:

- The Republic of the Southern Cross.
- The Marble Bust.
- For Herself or for Another.
- In the Mirror.
- Protection.
- The "Bemol" Shop of Stationery.
- Rhea Silvia.Eleanor H. Porter:

- A Delayed Heritage.
- The Folly of Wisdom.
- The Letter.
- The Elephant's Board and Keep.
- Crumbs.
- The Lady in Black.
- That Angel Boy.
Available since: 04/10/2020.

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