Tellers of Tales: 100 Short Stories from the United States, England, France, Russia and Germany

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Tellers of Tales
100 SHORT STORIES FROM THE UNITED STATES, ENGLAND, FRANCE, RUSSIA AND GERMANY

SELECTED AND WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY W. Somerset Maugham

Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc.

NEW YORK 1939

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Tellers of Tales: 100 Short Stories from the United States, England, France, Russia and Germany
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Acknowledgments v
  • Contents ix
  • Introduction xiii
  • The Two Drovers 1
  • Rip Van Winkle 21
  • The Stout Gentleman 35
  • La Grande Bretêche 42
  • The Gray Champion 57
  • The Crimson Curtain 63
  • The Gold-Bug 95
  • A Simple Heart 122
  • Krambambuli 146
  • The Outcasts of Poker Flat 154
  • Olympe and Henriette 162
  • The Three Strangers 169
  • The Jolly Corner 186
  • Youth 223
  • Markheim 245
  • The Necklace 258
  • The Legacy 265
  • Useless Mouths 316
  • The Happy Prince 319
  • The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans 326
  • Typhoon 348
  • The Fate of the Baron 407
  • The Whirligig of Life 421
  • Without Visible Means 425
  • The Stricken Doe 431
  • The Monkey's Paw 436
  • The Coach 444
  • The Last Visit 458
  • The Man Who Would Be King 463
  • Without Benefit of Clergy 490
  • Papago Wedding 507
  • Uncle Franz 509
  • The Door in the Wall 511
  • An Experiment in Misery 524
  • Tobermory 532
  • To Build a Fire 538
  • The Death of Iván Ilých 552
  • The Toupee Artist - A Story Told on a Grave in Sacred Memory of the Blessed Day the 19th February, 1861 596
  • Mouzhiks 614
  • Twenty-Six and One 639
  • Sunstroke 651
  • Captain Ribnikov 657
  • Hydromel 684
  • Without Cherry Blossom 709
  • In the Town of Berdichev 717
  • Hunger 730
  • Romance 739
  • Earth on the Hands 745
  • A Letter 749
  • The Child 753
  • The Customer 763
  • The Knives 772
  • Pippo Spano 780
  • Bleecker Street 809
  • Old Rogaum and His Theresa 824
  • The Amulet 840
  • Cavalry Patrol 860
  • Seeds 867
  • The Other Woman 873
  • Early Sorrow 879
  • Mr. and Mrs. Abbey's Difficulties 904
  • The Invisible Collection - An Episode of the Inflation Period in Germany 910
  • Uncle Fred Flits By 920
  • Counterparts 935
  • The Tragedy of Goupil 971
  • The Chink 1010
  • Haircut 1035
  • Champion 1044
  • Old Man Minick 1066
  • The Golden Beetle 1082
  • The Tragedy of Goupil 971
  • Silent Snow, Secret Snow 1131
  • The Lovely Day 1145
  • On the Farm 1160
  • The Killers 1170
  • The Stranger 1178
  • The House of Mourning 1188
  • The Desert Islander 1239
  • Orphant Annie 1271
  • Nuns at Luncheon 1297
  • The Rich Boy 1309
  • The Imposition 1338
  • Turn About 1343
  • The Doll 1365
  • María Concepción 1390
  • The Cherry Feast 1405
  • No More Trouble for Jedwick 1413
  • If You Can't Be Good, Be Cautious 1422
  • Kneel to the Rising Sun 1459
  • The Nowaks 1478
  • Convalescence 1505
  • Oklahoma Race Riot 1519
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