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A Child's Christmas in Wales Dylan Thomas Stories
Inspirational short stories about Christmas,Wales and Childhood don't come much better than Dylan Thomas A Childhood Christmas In Wales. Memories,imagery of winter, snow and sea, a humorous house-fire anecdote and poetry in the prose - Dylan Thomas offers us a perfect 'winter's tale' for Christm
Agatha Christie Short Story - A Bad Example?
Agatha Christie Short Story Review "The Hound of Death" Does the hysteria come from the hallucinating miracle-working nun or from laughter at the poor delivery of a melodramatic and implausible tale?
Anton Chekhov - Joy - Short Story Review
Anton Chekhov Short Stories - Joy - Take a Master Class from this Short Story Maestro. Warm familial scenes of Russian Victorian domesticity and a sly dig - short story about journalism,media and establishment bureaucracy, story about sons,story about foolishness or story about getting published!
Anton Chekhov's Best Short Stories From Russia
Anton Chekhov's best short stories are presented on audio CD for all to enjoy, whether in-car or on the CD player.Short Story students will find them great for studying,some of his most celebrated short stories are presented through the quintessentially English voice of actor Stephen Fry.
The original, darker tale of Cinderella
Axolotl - A Review
An Axolotl in a salamander from Mexico. Would you consider becoming one? This piece was written by Magical Realism's most influential artist.
Charles Dickens New Year-Book Or DVD?
Which is best, a Charles Dickens DVD,a Dickens story CD for the car,a pocket MP3 download of Dickens stories? Books and DVDs do portray the quaintness the eccentric Victorian cartoon drawings gave to the stories which Dickens couldn't help but tell, even when supposed to be focused on an article!
ClassicReader.com [offsite link]
A comprehensive collection of short stories from renowned authors including Ambrose Pierce, Willa Cather, Joseph Conrad, Nathaniel Hawthorne and many, many more.
Corey Ford and his Comedy Lines
Humor is a very important part of storytelling. This article takes a trip down memory lane for some and an educational path for others, as it introduces Corey Ford and his light-hearted and honest humor in life as he knew it.
D H Lawrence Odour Of Chrysanthemums Story
The D H Lawrence Odour Of Chrysanthemums story is a popular short story for students to study,due to use of imagery and themes of death, bereavement and relationships.It is a historical piece which presents a snapshot of time - harsh family life in colliery town England at the turn of the century.
Everything That Rises Must Converge-Lost Clues
Everything That Rises Must Converge-is that actually true?Ever since a character in the Lost TV series was seen reading the short sories by Flannery O Connor, fans are entering the discussion and seeking clues. Could there be some lost clues or secrets hidden in Flannery O Connor's christian books?
Good Fairytales For Adults To Study
Good Fairy Tales for adults to study have very different elelments to fairytales for kids. They need to be unabridged, and preferably have some sort of guide with background and history attached, so that we can study them in context - and that includes the weird scary bits!
Good Reads About Victorian England-Sketches By Boz
Good reads about Victorian England are so funny and authentic with Dickens' Sketches by Boz.Boz (Dickens!) wrote more than just David Copperfield and Oliver Twist.If you aren't familiar with his short stories then you're in for a treat, especially if you've a soft spot for English Victorian hist
Jack the Giant Killer
This story was inspired by a cleric and scholar from the Middle Ages. It is a story told over and over again to several generations.
Mr Horatio Sparkins - Charles Dickens Short Story
What was Charles Dickens like as a young author? We may have an impression of him as a worthy talented writer of socially critical tomes like the classics 'Oliver Twist' or 'David Copperfield. Nothing could be further from the truth - his first short stories in Sketches by Boz are very telling..
Original Fairytales For Adults - Student Essays
Fairytales for adults to study can be tricky to find-these top-rated original fairy tales by Hans Christian Andersen got rave reviews from bookworms and essay-writing literature students.Unedited in their original unabridged style, the folk stories and fairy tales give a creepy peep at the past.
Peter Ruggs, the Missing Man - A Review
This is a humorous tale from the eighteenth century of a man who is lost. He seeks directions to his home but is distraught when they don't make sense to him. This story is possibly an analogy for a doomed past.
Salon|Monstrous Acts and Little Murders [offsite link]
A series of insightful articles by Salon on writer Shirley Jackson
Short Stories For Students-The Fox-DH Lawrence
Out of the many short stories for students that are analysed each semester, perhaps The Fox, by D.H. Lawrence, is the perfect one for highlighting the use of personification and metaphor in characterization. The anti-hero of the real fox is exemplified and personified by the real, human,villain...
Snow White and Red Rose - A Review
This article compares the stories of Disney's "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" and "Snow White and Red Rose" by the Brothers Grimm. Some believe they are one and the same.
Stories For Students - D H Lawrence
Some of the best short stories for students to study come from D H Lawrence. D H Lawrence, famous English writer of short stories, novels and poetry,may have been a coal miner’s son,but he also carried the aspirations of a mother who came from a more educated middle class background.His perspective
Stories That Make You Cry-The Little Match Girl
Such a short sad story to make you cry! A little girl, like many of the world's exploited children of today, dies in an effort to bring in some money for her family. She is found, frozen to death next morning.Yes,it's The Little Match Girl fairytale by Hans Christian Andersen.
The End of Something - Ernest Hemingway
Unusual Gifts For Men - Stories by Ernest Hemingway -Summer's coming,soon there'll be teen vacations and summer camp. boating and fishing.This teen sweetheart story describes two teens who go moonlight fishing. Sounds romantic? Maybe not!Clues are in the title-and memories of teen angst!
The Girl and the Graft
A Short Story by O. Henry
The Happy Prince
A children's story by Oscar Wilde (yep, the very same)
The Pale Horse by Agatha Christie
A classic novella written by Agatha Christie published in 1961 by Fontana Books. A murder mystery wrapped up in the guise of old superstitions and (1960's) technology.
The Red Shoes
A classic story by Hans Christian Anderson
The Secret Life Of Agatha Christie-Games-Stories
New insights into the secret life of Agatha Christie´s hideaway home can now be glimpsed.The novelist with short stories,plays, and now Wii games to her name had an extra love in life-the shaded riverside spot which provided the silence and beauty she needed for writing. Now we can all peek in...
The Short Story Classics [offsite link]
A site offering the best from the masters
The Two Drovers - Walter Scott Short Story Review
Anyone for Historical Novels and films with sporrans, kilts and feisty long-haired Highland lads with daggers hidden in their tartan? No time to read "Waverley" but enjoy watching "Braveheart","Rob Roy" and Courtroom Dramas? Readers with legal leanings may enjoy the justice issues analysis too.
Weird Short Scary Stories - The Thing
Weird short scary stories include the paranormal themed 'The Thing' from Scotland,perfect for a Burns Night Supper.Gaelic culture can spook and creep out like no other-this one tells of a paranormal being with no identity,past,present or future.It may have come from traditional storytelling
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