To Build a Fire

To Build a Fire Book By Jack London

To Build a Fire Book By Jack London: “To Build a Fire” is a short story by American author Jack London. There are two versions of this story, one published in 1902 and the other in 1908. The story written in 1908 has become an often anthologized classic, while the 1902 story is less well known. The 1908 version is about an unnamed male protagonist who ventures out in the Read more

The Adventure of Silver Blaze

The Adventure of Silver Blaze Book By Arthur Conan Doyle

The Adventure of Silver Blaze Book By Arthur Conan Doyle: “The Adventure of Silver Blaze”, one of the 56 Sherlock Holmes short stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, is one of 12 in the cycle collected as The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes. Doyle ranked “Silver Blaze” 13th in a list of his 19 favourite Sherlock Holmes stories. One of the most popular Sherlock Holmes short stories, “Silver Blaze” focuses Read more

The Firm of Girdlestone

The Firm of Girdlestone Book By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Firm of Girdlestone Book By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: The Firm of Girdlestone is a novel by British author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. It was first published in 1890 by Chatto and Windus in London, England. In 1915 a silent film adaptation The Firm of Girdlestone was made. John Girdlestone owns the firm of Girdlestone. It is a very lucrative business and John Girdlestone and his son Ezra Girdlestone Read more

The Tragedy of the Korosko

The Tragedy of the Korosko Book By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Tragedy of the Korosko Book By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: The Tragedy of the Korosko (1898) is a novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. It was serialized a year earlier in The Strand magazine between May and December 1897, and was later turned into a play Fires of Fate. A group of European tourists are enjoying their trip to Egypt in the year 1895. They are sailing up the Read more

The Return of Sherlock Holmes

The Return of Sherlock Holmes Book By Arthur Conan Doyle

The Return of Sherlock Holmes Book By Arthur Conan Doyle: The Return of Sherlock Holmes is a 1905 collection of 13 Sherlock Holmes stories, originally published in 1903-1904, by Arthur Conan Doyle. The stories were published in the Strand Magazine in Great Britain, and Collier’s in the United States. The book was first published in February 1905 by McClure, Phillips & Co. (New York) then on 7 March 1905 by Read more

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Book By Arthur Conan Doyle

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Book By Arthur Conan Doyle: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is a collection of twelve short stories by Arthur Conan Doyle, first published on 14 October 1892. It contains the earliest short stories featuring the consulting detective Sherlock Holmes, which had been published in twelve monthly issues of The Strand Magazine from July 1891 to June 1892. The stories are collected in the same sequence, Read more

Metzengerstein

Metzengerstein Book By Edgar Allan Poe

Metzengerstein Book By Edgar Allan Poe: “Metzengerstein: A Tale in Imitation of the German” was the first short story by American writer and poet Edgar Allan Poe to see print. It was first published in the pages of Philadelphia’s Saturday Courier magazine, in 1832. The story follows the young Frederick, the last of the Metzengerstein family, who carries on a long-standing feud with the Berlifitzing family. Suspected of causing a Read more

Morella

Morella Book By Edgar Allan Poe

Morella Book By Edgar Allan Poe: “Morella” is a short story in the Gothic horror genre by 19th-century American author and critic Edgar Allan Poe. An unnamed narrator marries Morella, a woman with great scholarly knowledge who delves into studies of the German philosophers Fichte and Schelling, dealing with the question of identity. Morella spends her time in bed reading and teaching her husband. Realizing her physical deterioration, her husband, Read more

The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether

The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether Book By Edgar Allan Poe

The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether Book By Edgar Allan Poe: “The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether” is a dark comedy short story by the American author Edgar Allan Poe. First published in Graham’s Magazine in November 1845, the story centers on a naïve and unnamed narrator’s visit to a mental asylum in the southern provinces of France. The story follows an unnamed narrator who visits Read more

The Conqueror Worm

The Conqueror Worm Book By Edgar Allan Poe

The Conqueror Worm Book By Edgar Allan Poe: “The Conqueror Worm” is a poem by Edgar Allan Poe about human mortality and the inevitability of death. It was first published separately in Graham’s Magazine in 1843, but quickly became associated with Poe’s short story “Ligeia” after Poe added the poem to a revised publication of the story in 1845. In the revised story, the poem is composed by the eponymous Read more