Comrades

Maxim Gorky, whose real name was Alexey Maximovich Pyeshkov, is probably the best known late nineteenth century Russian fiction writer among the English speaking world. His...

The Man Who Was Afraid

Pessimistic young Foma Gordyeff has inherited his father’s shipping business and soon finds himself spiralling out of control – squandering his fortune and indulging his every...

Twenty-six Men And A Girl

In a hypnotizingly crazy daily routine, twenty-six men are locked in the production of kringles (a typical Scandinavian pastry) in a basement kitchen. Their only real connection...

Creatures That Once Were Men 

"Creatures that Once Were Men" is a short story by Maxim Gorky about the residents of a lodging house who start a conflict with their landlord, resulting in a rather inhumane...

Twenty-six Men and a Girl

"Twenty-Six Men and a Girl" is a short story written by the Russian writer Maxim Gorky in 1899, and is one of his most famous. It is a pioneering tale of social realism (the story...

Dark Tales Uncanny and Unsettling Stories

A collection of strange and often grisly tales by some of the world's greatest writers, ranging from mildly unsettling to hair-raising. 1."The Mystery of Sasassa Valley", by...

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