The Public Domain's Greatest Hits 50 Amazing Stories - Volume 1

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"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:

  1. My Old Man by Ernest Hemingway
  2. Anthem by Ayn Rand
  3. The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell
  4. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  5. An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce
  6. The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
  7. To Build a Fire by Jack London
  8. Bartleby, the Scrivener by Herman Melville
  9. Landing in Luck by William Faulkner
  10. The Fly by Katherine Mansfield
  11. The Kiss by Kate Chopin
  12. The Minister's Black Veil by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  13. The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe
  14. The Lady, or the Tiger? by Frank R. Stockton
  15. The Open Boat by Stephen Crane
  16. Young Goodman Brown by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  17. The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry
  18. The Dead by James Joyce
  19. The Gun by Philip K. Dick
  20. The Big Trip Up Yonder by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
  21. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving
  22. The Purloined Letter by Edgar Allan Poe
  23. The Door in the Wall by H.G. Wells
  24. On the Gull's Road by Willa Cather
  25. The Story of an Hour by Kate Chopin
  26. The Last Leaf by O. Henry
  27. 2BR02B by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
  28. The Picture in the House by H.P. Lovecraft
  29. The Monkey's Paw by W.W. Jacobs
  30. A Dark Brown Dog by Stephen Crane
  31. Araby by James Joyce
  32. The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe
  33. The Luck of Roaring Camp by Bret Harte
  34. The Interlopers by Saki (H.H. Munro)
  35. Up in Michigan by Ernest Hemingway
  36. William Wilson by Edgar Allan Poe
  37. The Street by H.P. Lovecraft
  38. The Damned Thing by Ambrose


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