Short Stories By Well Known Authors

Bluebeard’s Daughter by Louis Couperus

This story is about Bluebeard’s daughter from his first wife and she is considered an outcast being Bluebeard’s daughter.  Bluebeard had a reputation of killing ...

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Intizar Husain’s The Seventh Door

This short story was translated by Javaid Qazi. It represents the formalist era of writing in Urdu fiction. The narrative is written in the first ...

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The Letter by Dhumaketu

The letter is a short story by Dhumaketu ( 1892- 1965) who was a well-known Gujrati short story writer of his generation.  It introduces us ...

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Boys and Girls by Alice Munro

  The word girl had formerly seemed to me innocent and unburdened like the word child; now it appeared that it was no such thing. ...

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A Good Man Is Hard to Find by Flannery O’Connor

This classic short story  moves from satiric family comedy to brutal revelation as a grandmother leads her exasperated family on a wild goose chase in ...

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The Handkerchief by Ryūnosuke Akutagawa

Professor Hasegawa, a Tokyo law professor is worried about Japan’s mental depravity and he believes that the only thing to save this corrupted society is ...

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A Tibetan Dinner by Amitav Ghosh

The story opens with a gala fundraising event in New York where Ghosh has been taken along by an American writer/friend. The event is replete ...

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Rikki -Tikki -Tavi by Rudyard Kipling

Rikki -Tikki -Tavi  is a short story in Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book. A young mongoose is washed away from his family in a flood, ...

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The Cow of the Barricades by Raja Rao

The story has two main characters- the Master and Gauri, the cow. The people of Suryanarayana Street pay respects to Gauri who visit the Street ...

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First Confession by Frank O’Connor

Jackie , a seven year old boy is the protagonist of this story. He dislikes his grandmother who drinks porter beer and eats potatoes with ...

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