A collection of timeless fiction from the literary greats.
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Lewis Carroll’s curiouser and curiouser tale of a girl discovering a strange new world.
Mrs Gaskell’s much-loved portrait of life in a small town and its female inhabitants.
Edith Wharton’s novella about a young man attempting to escape a loveless marriage.
Jonathan Swift’s satire following Lemuel Gulliver’s strange travels through odd lands.
Virginia Woolf’s comic biography of a time-travelling hero who transforms into a heroine.
Jack London’s tale of one dog's unbreakable spirit and survival in the Alaskan Klondike.
E Nesbit’s heart-warming story of three siblings hoping to be reunited with their father.
John Buchan’s thrilling tale of derring-do, secrets and spies set in the shadows of war.
Henry James’ chilling novella about a governess and two children on a haunted estate.
Kenneth Grahame’s jolly riverside romp with the eccentric Mr. Toad and his animal chums.
Charles Dickens' timeless classic about a bitter old man who has a Christmas epiphany.
Mary Shelley’s gothic masterpiece about a young scientist’s quest to create new life.
Charlotte Bronte’s intimate and disquieting coming of age classic about secrets and lies.
Robert Louis Stevenson’s youthful adventure story across high seas and Scottish Highlands
Jane Austen’s universally acknowledged romance about Elizabeth Bennett’s search for love.
George Eliot’s heart-warming tour de force about a weaver’s search for redemption.
Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic locked-room mystery following Holmes and Watson.
Robert Louis Stevenson's story of a doctor experimenting with the duality of human nature
HG Wells’ iconic sci-fi story about the battle to save Earth from a Martian invasion.
Emily Bronte's tempestuous tale of passions, betrayal and retribution on the wild moors.
A collection of tales of heat, high jinks and haunted holidays
A collection of folklore, fables and fairy tales - for both the young and young at heart
A collection of quirky tales, social comedies and biting satire
A collection of tales about love in all its forms: sweet, sad and happily ever after.
A special collection featuring Christmas stories, ghost stories and stories for children
The writer tells The World Tonight why the short story always lends itself to ambiguity.