1001 Classic Short Stories & Tales

1001 Classic Short Stories and Tales
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Expand your horizons with this collection of hand-picked classic short stories and tales from writers like Jack London, Guy de Maupassant, Louisa May Alcott, Hans Christian Anderson, Ambrose Bierce, and many others. These fast-paced stories are chosen for their unique flavor and suitable for all ages and tastes, and provide a window to a time when writers knew how to tell great stories using descriptive words and phrases.. Alexa Users ask "Alexa, play the podcast 1001 Classic Short Stories and Tales".
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THE BODY SNATCHERS by ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON

In the years between 1820 and 1890, medical schools in England, France, and the US were growing by leaps and bounds, and human bodies were needed for dissection. Competition among med schools was intense, and soon bodies began disappearing from local graveyards, followed by murders of innocents for hire to shady med school professors and operators.  
This story from Robert Louis Stevenson tells of two medical school assistants in England who  turned to crime for a chance at the good life.

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DAGON by H.P. LOVECRAFT

1001 Classic Short Stories & Tales

July 1, 2018 • This short story masterpiece by author H.P. Lovecraft helped to solidify his long enduring reputation as one of America's premier horror fiction writers. Dagon is one of the many...

| July 1, 2018

THE SPECKLED BAND A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY

1001 Classic Short Stories & Tales

July 1, 2018 • Arthur Conan Doyle one gave his magazine editor a list of his favorite 12 Sherlock Holmes mysteries, and The Speckled Band was #1.  This is a well-crafted tale that you will...

| July 1, 2018

THE ADELANTADO OF THE SEVEN CITIES by WASHINGTON IRVING

1001 Classic Short Stories & Tales

June 24, 2018 •  "Adelantado" in Spanish means, "advance man", or "one who comes first", and was the term given to Spaniards by their King as having the right to rule over newly discovered...

| June 24, 2018

KOOLAU THE LEPER by JACK LONDON

1001 Classic Short Stories & Tales

June 17, 2018 • Koolau The Leper by Jack London is the story of the leader of a leper colony in Hawaii that is refusing to have his people be moved to what they believe is a prison on Molokai. It...

| June 17, 2018

BABES IN THE JUNGLE by O.HENRY

1001 Classic Short Stories & Tales

June 10, 2018 • "Babes In The Jungle" by O.Henry tells the story of two small time crooks who come to New York City to make a fortune in crime but find the going tougher than they expected......

| June 10, 2018

THE CALL OF CTHULHU (PT II) by H.P. LOVECRAFT

1001 Classic Short Stories & Tales

June 3, 2018 • "The Call of Cthulhu Pt 2" features the dramatic conclusion of HP Lovecraft's tense story of a anthropologists search for a sleeping monster, as he finds an account written by a...

| June 3, 2018

GOODNIGHT MRS. CALABASH, WHEREVER YOU ARE.

1001 Classic Short Stories & Tales

May 30, 2018 • "Goodnight Mrs. Calabash, Wherever You Are"...The famous singer and comedian Jimmy Durante always signed off his radio show with these famous words- but the real identity of Mrs....

| May 30, 2018

THE CALL OF CTHULHU (PT I) by H.P. LOVECRAFT

1001 Classic Short Stories & Tales

May 25, 2018 • In "The Call of Cthulhu, Pt 1" by HP Lovecraft, a Boston Anthropologist named Thurston takes on the job of clearing up his recently deceased grand-uncle's files, and finds that he...

| May 25, 2018

THE ADVENTURE OF THE DEVIL’S FOOT (PT II) by ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE

1001 Classic Short Stories & Tales

May 20, 2018 • "The Adventure of the Devil's Foot" by Arthur Conan Doyle reaches its exciting conclusion here as Sherlock Holmes and Watson almost loose their lives trying an experiment to find...

| May 20, 2018

THE CAT by BANJO PATTERSON

1001 Classic Short Stories & Tales

May 19, 2018 • "The Cat" by Australian writer Banjo Patterson is a humorous piece for your enjoyment....

| May 19, 2018

THE ADVENTURE OF THE DEVIL’S FOOT (Part 1) by SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE

1001 Classic Short Stories & Tales

May 10, 2018 • "The Adventure of the Devil's Foot" is a classic Sherlock Holmes Mystery that places Watson and Holmes at an estate in Cornwall as Holme's tries to get some much needed rest and...

| May 10, 2018

THE MEXICAN (PT II) by JACK LONDON

1001 Classic Short Stories & Tales

April 29, 2018 • "The Mexican (pt 2)" by Jack London is the exciting conclusion to the story of an 18 year-old Mexican boy who tries to avenge the murder of his parents by winning a prize fight so...

| April 29, 2018

ALOHA OE by JACK LONDON

1001 Classic Short Stories & Tales

April 22, 2018 • "Aloha Oe" by Jack London is the story of a young girl who has accompanied her father on a senator's junket to Hawaii, befriends a young man with Hawaiian blood,and learns a hard...

| April 22, 2018

THE MEXICAN (PT I) by JACK LONDON

1001 Classic Short Stories & Tales

April 15, 2018 • "The Mexican" (Pt 1) by Jack London is the story of a young Mexican man who, after losing his parents in the struggle to overthrow a corrupt regime, turns to prizefighting to...

| April 15, 2018

THE STORYTELLER by SAKI

1001 Classic Short Stories & Tales

April 1, 2018 • In "The Storyteller" by Saki, three children and their aunt are traveling by train while she attempts, without much success, to capture their attention with a story.  The only...

| April 1, 2018

A SCANDAL IN BOHEMIA (PT III- THE CONCLUSION) : PREMIUM SUBSCRIBERS

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March 28, 2018 • "A Scandal in Bohemia (Pt 3) -The Conclusion" Premium Members Bonus MaterialThe exciting conclusion to Arthur Conan Doyle's first of 56 short stories featuring Sherlock Holmes-...

| March 28, 2018

DEMETRIOS CONTOS by JACK LONDON

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March 25, 2018 • "Demetrios Contos" by Jack London tells of London's days dealing with the oyster pirates and fish poachers while working with the Fish Patrol in the waters off San Francisco and...

| March 25, 2018

A FRUITLESS ASSIGNMENT by AMBROSE BIERCE

1001 Classic Short Stories & Tales

March 18, 2018 • In this special two story episode, we give you two Ambrose Bierce ghost stories- the second one is called "Dead Duck"...

| March 18, 2018

THE 300 SPARTANS: THE PASS AT THERMOPYLAE by CHARLOTTE YONGE

1001 Classic Short Stories & Tales

February 19, 2018 • The Battle of Thermopylae (The 300 Spartans Story): An ancient Greek tale of the brave 300 standing againt 10,000 is told here by classic writer Charlotte Yonge.Music Credits:...

| February 19, 2018

THE BET by ANTON CHEKHOV

1001 Classic Short Stories & Tales

February 12, 2018 • "The Bet" by Anton Chekhov: A banker and a lawyer become deeply involved in a discussion about capital punishment and the banker bets the lawyer 2 million that he can't survive in...

| February 12, 2018

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