Literature (131 pages found in this category)


A Bardlet’s Romance

Redirected to “In the Modern Vein”.

A Catastrophe

Short story by H. G. Wells first published in 1895 about a struggling shopkeeper saved from bankruptcy by an unexpected legacy.

A Christmas Carol

Novella by Charles Dickens, first published in London by Chapman & Hall in 1843 and illustrated by John Leech.

A Deal in Ostriches

Short story by H. G. Wells, published in 1894. A confidence trick involving an ostrich that allegedly swallowed a diamond displays the extent of human greed.

A Dream of Armageddon

Anti-war short story by H. G. Wells published in 1901.

A Pantoum in Prose

Redirected to “The Man Who Could Work Miracles”.

A Slip Under the Microscope

Short story by H. G. Wells first published in 1896, about the ethical dilemma faced by a student who inadvertently cheats during his botany exam.

A Vision of Judgement

Short story by H. G. Wells published in 1899, about the Biblical day of judgement.

Aepyornis Island

Short story by H. G. Wells, first published in 1894, which can be read as a Robinsonade, a parable on the theme of loneliness, or simply a ripping yarn in the manner of Rudyard Kipling.

Answer to Prayer

The last short story written by H. G. Wells, published in 1937, about an archbishop who develops doubts about his relationship with God.