Tagged: short story

Sarah Orne Jewett, 1894.

Sarah Orne Jewett Biography

Sarah Orne Jewett Sarah Orne Jewett (1849-1909) was an American author born in South Berwick, Maine, on the 3rd of September 1849. She was a daughter of the physician Theodore H. Jewett (1815-1878), by...

Hearts and Hands by O. Henry

Hearts and Hands by O. Henry

Hearts and Hands A short story by O. Henry At Denver there was an influx of passengers into the coaches on the eastbound B & M express. In one coach there sat a very...

O. Henry Bio

O. Henry Bio

Short biography of O. Henry (William Sydney Porter O. HENRY (1862-1910), an American short-story writer, was born at Greensboro, N.C., on Sept. 11, 1862. His real name was William Sydney Porter, and he came from...

The Happy Prince by Oscar Wilde

The Happy Prince by Oscar Wilde

The Happy Prince is the title story in a collection of short stories by Oscar Wilde. The Happy Prince by Oscar Wilde High above the city, on a tall column, stood the statue of...

Bulfinch’s Mythology Tales

Bulfinch’s Mythology Tales

Enjoy these tales from Bulfinch’s Mythology: The Age of Fable, by Thomas Bulfinch. Cupid and Psyche Pygmalion and Galatea Daedalus and Icarus

A Worn Path by Eudora Welty

A Worn Path by Eudora Welty

A Worn Path by Eudora Welty It was December—a bright frozen day in the early morning. Far out in the country there was an old Negro woman with her head tied red rag, coming...

Edgar Allan Poe, from a 1904 daguerrotype.

Edgar Allan Poe Resources

Edgar Allan Poe Resources Edgar Allan Poe is a writer of the Romantic era. Although he is best known for his horror tales, he also wrote interesting poetry. You’ll find the following Edgar Allan...

“The Ransom of Red Chief” Dramatized

“The Ransom of Red Chief” Dramatized

“The Ransom of Red Chief” Dramatized O. Henry is the pseudonym of American author William Sydney Porter, who is best known for his funny, warm, short stories with surprise endings. In the video below, Shep O’Neal...

The Purloined Letter Dramatized

The Purloined Letter Dramatized

Although suspenseful music accompanies this 1952 dramatization, “The Purloined Letter” by American author Edgar Allan Poe lacks the element of horror found in most of Poe’s other short stories. Instead, this is one of...