The World's Best Classic Short Stories

  • by O. Henry, Edgar Allan Poe, Oscar Wilde, Saki, Kate Chopin, Thomas Hardy, Rudyard Kipling
  • Narrated by Cathy Dobson
  • 20 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A glittering collection of some of the world's finest short stories, including:

'The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe
'The Necklace by Guy de Maupassant
'The Mezzotint' by M. R. James
'The Phantom Rickshaw' by Rudyard Kipling
'The Withered Arm' by Thomas Hardy
'The Model Millionaire' by Oscar Wilde
'The Monkey’s Paw' by W. W. Jacobs
'An Uncomfortable Bed' by Guy de Maupassant
'The Mortal Immortal' by Mary Shelley
'The Black Cat' by Edgar Allan Poe
'Sredni Vashtar' by Saki
'The Nose' by Nicolai Gogol
'Regret' by Kate Chopin
'One Thousand Dollars' by O. Henry
'The Fly' by Katherine Mansfield
'A Descent into the Maelström' by Edgar Allan Poe
'The Sphinx Without a Secret' by Oscar Wilde
'The Inconsiderate' Waiter by J. M. Barrie
'The Black Poodle' by F. Anstey
'The Quest' by Saki
'The Three Strangers' by Thomas Hardy
'Oil of Dog' by Ambrose Bierce
'The Oval Portrait' by Edgar Allan Poe
'Markheim' by Robert Louis Stevenson
'Fear' by Guy de Maupassant
'The Belated Russian Passport' by Mark Twain
'The Changeling' by W. W. Jacobs
'The Pit and the Pendulum' by Edgar Allan Poe
'The Eyes of the Panther' by Ambrose Bierce
'The Dead' by James Joyce
'The Secret Sharer' by Joseph Conrad
'The Story of an Hour' by Kate Chopin
'The Telltale Heart' by Edgar Allan Poe
'My Favorite Murder' by Ambrose Bierce
'The Premature Burial' by Edgar Allan Poe
'Tobermory' by Saki
'Memoirs of a Yellow Dog' by O. Henry.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Great Collection of Unexpected/Horror

A great collection of classic tales with a twist or horror theme to them. (Although I'm sure you worked that out from EA Poe.) Well read, and a pleasure to listen to.
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- Mark

Great stories but droning voice!

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Super stories but very wearing voice.

What did you like best about this story?

All good - a few odd ones.

Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Cathy Dobson?

Samantha Bond, Dawn French, any actor or actress with a less droning voice.

Could you see The World's Best Classic Short Stories being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

Too many - would take years.

Any additional comments?

Good value for money

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- Mrs.

Book Details

  • Release Date: 13-09-2013
  • Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks