The Heavenly Christmas Tree by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

I am a novelist, and I suppose I have made up this story. I write 'I suppose,' though I know for a fact that I have made it up, but yet I keep ...

A Christmas Dream, and How It Came True by Louisa May Alcott

'I am so tired of Christmas I wish there never would be another one!' exclaimed a discontented-looking little girl, as she sat idly watching her ...

The Water-Lily and Other Fairy Tales by Andrew Lang

Once upon a time, in a large forest, there lived an old woman and three maidens. They were all three beautiful, but the youngest was the fairest. ...

Toads and Diamonds and Other Fairy Tales by Andrew Lang

There was once upon a time a widow who had two daughters. The eldest was so much like her in the face and humor that whoever looked upon the daughter ...

Soria Moria Castle and Other Fairy Tales by Andrew Lang

There was once upon a time a couple of folks who had a son called Halvor. Ever since he had been a little boy he had been unwilling to do any work, ...

The Enchanted Canary and Other Fairy Tales by Andrew Lang

Once upon a time, in the reign of King Cambrinus, there lived at Avesnes one of his lords, who was the finest man—by which I mean the fattest—in ...

Princess Rosette and Other Fairy Tales by Andrew Lang

Once upon a time there lived a King and Queen who had two beautiful sons and one little daughter, who was so pretty that no one who saw her could ...

The Green Monkey and Other Fairy Tales by Andrew Lang

Many years ago there lived a King, who was twice married. His first wife, a good and beautiful woman, died at the birth of her little son, and the ...

Shirley by Charlotte Bronte

Robert Moore is a mill owner noted for apparent ruthlessness toward his employees. He has laid off many of them, apparently indifferent to their ...