"When you read (or listen to) a short story, you come out a little more aware and a little more in love with the world around you." ~ George Saunders

Here you will find 50 of the greatest public-domain short stories ever written, as curated by the staff of The Bookquarium, all performed by Frank Marcopolos. ("Thee perfect voice for audiobooks--it is so listenable!" said one reviewer.)

Some of the greatest writers in history are included in this collection--Ernest Hemingway, Ayn Rand, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jack London, William Faulkner, Kate Chopin, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., Stephen Crane, H.P. Lovecraft, Willa Cather, and Edgar Allan Poe among them.

Frank Marcopolos Bio:

Frank Marcopolos founded "The Whirligig" literary magazine in 1999, which has been called "a landmark, demonstrating the power of the literary underground." One reviewer said that "you get this true lion-roaring sense that Editor Frank Marcopolos knows what he likes, and how to read, and how to publish, and he has guts, and eats insects on Wheaties with bleach." Frank's long-form fiction has been reviewed with such praise as "thorough-goingly entertaining" and "highly readable...recalls the style of Michael Chabon or John Irving. A literary gem that should not be missed." A broadcasting-school graduate, Frank's unique literary-audio work has been featured in movie trailers, scholastic environments, underground mixtapes, and on YouTube, with one of his audiobooks achieving over 100,000 "views" there. He lives in Pittsburgh, PA, without a dog, and records at The Bookquarium Recording Studio.

The stories included are as follows:

My Old Man by Ernest HemingwayAnthem by Ayn RandThe Most Dangerous Game by Richard ConnellThe Curious Case of Benjamin Button by F. Scott FitzgeraldAn Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose BierceThe Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins GilmanTo Build a Fire by Jack LondonBartleby, the Scrivener by Herman MelvilleLanding in Luck by William FaulknerThe Fly by Katherine MansfieldThe Kiss by Kate ChopinThe Minister's Black Veil by Nathaniel HawthorneThe Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan PoeThe Lady, or the Tiger? by Frank R. StocktonThe Open Boat by Stephen CraneYoung Goodman Brown by Nathaniel HawthorneThe Gift of the Magi by O. HenryThe Dead by James JoyceThe Gun by Philip K. DickThe Big Trip Up Yonder by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington IrvingThe Purloined Letter by Edgar Allan PoeThe Door in the Wall by H.G. WellsOn the Gull's Road by Willa CatherThe Story of an Hour by Kate ChopinThe Last Leaf by O. Henry2BR02B by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.The Picture in the House by H.P. LovecraftThe Monkey's Paw by W.W. JacobsA Dark Brown Dog by Stephen CraneAraby by James JoyceThe Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan PoeThe Luck of Roaring Camp by Bret HarteThe Interlopers by Saki (H.H. Munro)Up in Michigan by Ernest HemingwayWilliam Wilson by Edgar Allan PoeThe Street by H.P. LovecraftThe Damned Thing by Ambrose
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