100 Timeless Short Stories

Timeless Short Stories for Middle School and High School
Timeless Short Stories for Middle School and High School
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100 classic short stories, appropriate for middle school and high school.

Table of Contents


Lucius Apuleius (123/5-180 A.D.)

  • Cupid and Psyche


Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914?)

  • Present at a Hanging
  • Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge

Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935)

  • The Yellow Wallpaper

Edward Everett Hale (1822-1909)

  • The Man Without a Country

Joel Chandler Harris (1848-1908)

  • The Wonderful Tar-Baby Story by Joel Chandler Harris

Bret Harte (1836-1902)

  • The Luck of Roaring Camp by Bret Harte
  • The Outcasts of Poker Flat by Bret Harte

Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864)

  • Ethan Brand
  • The Gorgon's Head
  • The Gray Champion
  • The Great Stone Face
  • The Miraculous Pitcher
  • My Kinsman Major Molineux
  • Rappaccini's Daughter
  • The Snow Image
  • Three Golden Apples
  • Wakefield
  • Young Goodman Brown

O. Henry [William Sydney Porter] (18621910)

  • The Gift of the Magi
  • The Ransom of Red Chief
  • Strictly Business
  • The Trimmed Lamp
  • The Voice of the City

Washington Irving (1783-1859)

  • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
  • Rip Van Winkle

Henry James (1843-1916)

  • Daisy Miller

Jack London (1876-1916)

  • The God of His Fathers
  • Herman Melville (1819-1891)

    • Bartleby, the Scrivener

    Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849)

    • The Black Cat
    • The Cask of Amontillado
    • A Descent into the Maelstrom
    • The Fall of the House of Usher
    • The Gold Bug
    • The Masque of the Red Death
    • The Murders in the Rue Morgue
    • Narrative of A. Gordon Pym
    • The Pit and the Pendulum
    • The Purloined Letter
    • The Tell-Tale Heart

    Mark Twain (1835-1910)

    • Carnival of Crime in Connecticut
    • The Curious Republic of Gondour
    • The Man that Corrupted Hadleyburg
    • The Mysterious Stranger

    Margery Williams (1881-1944)

    • The Velveteen Rabbit


    Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936)

    • The Man Who Would Be King by Kipling
    • Mowgli's Brothers (from The Jungle Book)


    • Alladdin and the Enchanted Lamp, from the Arabian Nights,  translated by John Payne


    Ernest Seton-Thompson (1860-1946)

    • The Biography of a Grizzly
    • Johnny Bear


    Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875)

    • The Emperor's New Clothes
    • The Fir Tree
    • The Mermaid
    • The Nightingale
    • The Snow Queen


    Charles Dickens (1812-1870)

    • The Haunted House
    • The Signal-Man
    • Trial for Murder

    Ouida (Louisa de la Rame) (1839-1908)

    • A Dog of Flanders

    Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

    • The Canterville Ghost


    Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870)

    • Martin Guerre (NB -- this story served as the basis for two great movies: Le Retour de Martin Guerre starring Gerard Depardieu, and Sommersby starring Jody Foster and Richard Gere.

    Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880)

    • Herodias
    • A Simple Soul

    Guy de Maupassant (1850-1893)

      The Horla


    Wilhelm Hauff (1802-827)

    • The Severed Hand

    E.T.A. Hoffmann (1776-1822)

    • The Cremona Violin


    Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941)

    • The Hungry Stones


    Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu (1814-1873

    • Madam Crowl's Ghost and the Dead Sexton

    Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)

    • Voyage to Lilliput (from Gulliver's Travels)


    • The Forty-Seven Ronins, retold by Lord Redesale


    Joseph Conrad [Teodor Józef Konrad Korzeniowski] (1857-1924)

  • Amy Foster
  • The Secret Sharer
  • Tomorrow
  • Youth

  • Russian

    Leonid Andreyev (1871-1919)

    • The Crushed Flower

    Anton Chekhov (1860-1904)

    • The Lady with the Dog
    • The Kiss by Chekhov
    • Ward No. 6 by Chekhov

    Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821-1881)

    • The Christmas Tree and the Wedding
    • The Grand Inquisitor (from The Brothers Karamazov)

    Nikolai Gogol (1809-1852)

    • The Cloak
    • The Mysterious Portrait

    Alexander Pushkin (1799-1837)

    • The Queen of Spades
    • The Shot

    Leo Tolstoy (828=1910)

    • The Kreutzer Sonata by Tolstoy


    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930)

  • Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
      • A Scandal in Bohemia
      • The Red-Headed League
      • A Case of Identity
      • The Boscombe Valley Adventure
      • The Five Orange Pips
      • The Man with the Twisted Lip
      • The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle
      • The Adventure of the Speckled Band
      • The Adventure of the Engineer's Thumb
      • The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor
      • The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet
      • The Adventure of the Copper Beeches
    • His Last Bow, an Epilogue of Sherlock Holmes

    Robert Louis Stevenson (850-1894)

    • The Beach at Falesa
    • The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson