Welcome to the Short Story Library


There are thousands of short stories in American Literature library.

If you are looking for a particular story, you can page through the titles below or you can use the search box located at the top of this page. Enter the full title or a single word (you can find The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County using frog or celebrated).

Readers looking for an introduction to the short story genre should consider: An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge; The Little Match Girl; The Gift of the Magi; A Horseman in the Sky; The Monkey's Paw; The Cask of Amontillado; and The Cactus.

If you wish to search through the library of titles below, the bold titles are selections from the editor.


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