The World's Best Short Stories

The World's Best Short Stories

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Author: H S Soch
Madanjit Kaur/
Editor(s): H S Soch/Madanjit Kaur
Publisher: Srishti
Year: 2000
Language: English
Pages: 364
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8187075546


A delightful collection of short stories by 21 great storytellers such as Charles Dickens, Charles Lamb, Daniel Defoe, Thomas Hood, to name a few.

A short story may be a mere anecdote of three hundred words or a work of ten or fifteen thousand. In content it may be anything from a glimpse of character, an incident, to a highly finished picture of life. But it should be a complete work of imagination, its effect achieved with a minimum of personages and events.


Introductory Essay

The Welshman’s Confession
The Overmasterful Husband
The Wonderful History of Titus and Gisippus
The Story of the Unkind King
King Lewis and the Husbandman
The Waking Man’s Dream
The Tale told by the Fishwife of Strand-on-the-Green
The Apparition of Mrs. Veal
The Ghost of Dorothy Dingley
The Vision of Mirzah
The History of Leonora, or The Unfortunate Jilt
Maria Schoning
Dream Children
Juke Judkins’ Courtship
Hajji Baba and the Stolen Money
The Election
The Lady Rohesia
S.W. and by W. ¾ W.
The Sister of Albano
The False Rhyme
A Tale of Terror
The Tragedy of the Till
Jacques Cocast, the Hunchback Philosopher
A True Story
The Resurrectionist
The Squire’s Story
The Half-Brothers
Dennis Haggarty’s Wife
A Gambler’s Death
A Little Dinner in Bittlestone Street
The Princess’s Tragedy
"Dimond Cut Dimond"
The Bagman’s Story
The Poor Relation’s Story
The Story of Richard Doubledick
Boots at the Holly-Tree
Dr. Manette’s MS.
To be taken with a Grain of Salt
No. I Branch Line: The Signalman