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Famous Stories of Five Centuries (1934)

by Hugh Walpole (Editor), Wilfred Partington (Editor)

Other authors: Max Adeler (Contributor), W. Harris Aisnworth (Contributor), F. Anstey (Contributor), Irving Bacheller (Contributor), R.M. Ballantyne (Contributor)69 more, Matthew Henry Barker (Contributor), Walter Besant (Contributor), Ambrose Bierce (Contributor), R.D. Blackmore (Contributor), Rolf Boldrewood (Contributor), George Borrow (Contributor), Rev. E. Bradley (Contributor), Charlotte Brontë (Contributor), Frank Bullen (Contributor), Fanny Burney (Contributor), Samuel Butler (Contributor), Frederick Chamier (Contributor), Geoffrey Chaucer (Contributor), Wilkie Collins (Contributor), Joseph Conrad (Contributor), James Fenimore Cooper (Contributor), Dinah Maria Craik (Contributor), Stephen Crane (Contributor), Thomas Day (Contributor), Daniel Defoe (Contributor), Charles Dickens (Contributor), Benjamin Disraeli (Contributor), George Eliot (Contributor), J.H. Ewing (Contributor), Henry Fielding (Contributor), John Galt (Contributor), Elizabeth Gaskell (Contributor), Oliver Goldsmith (Contributor), Robert Greene (Contributor), John Habberton (Contributor), Thomas Hardy (Contributor), Bret Harte (Contributor), Nathaniel Hawthorne (Contributor), O. Henry (Contributor), G.A. Henty (Contributor), E.W. Hornung (Contributor), Thomas Hughes (Contributor), Washington Irving (Contributor), David Ker (Contributor), Henry Kingsley (Contributor), W.H.G. Kingston (Contributor), J. Sheridan Le Fanu (Contributor), Charles Lever (Contributor), Sinclair Lewis (Contributor), Samuel Lover (Contributor), Frederick Marryat (Contributor), Harriet Martineau (Contributor), Herman Melville (Contributor), Thomas Nash (Contributor), Eden Phillipotts (Contributor), Charles Reade (Contributor), Talbot Baines Reed (Contributor), Mayne Reid (Contributor), James Rice (Contributor), William Clark Russell (Contributor), Walter Scott (Contributor), George Bernard Shaw (Contributor), Philip Sidney (Contributor), Francis Smedley (Contributor), Tobias Smollett (Contributor), Laurence Sterne (Contributor), Robert Louis Stevenson (Contributor), Frank Stockton (Contributor), Harriet Beecher Stowe (Contributor), William Makepeace Thackeray (Contributor), Anthony Trollope (Contributor), Mark Twain (Contributor), Hugh Walpole (Contributor), Hugh Walpole (Introduction)

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  • Why the clever Oxford scholar lost his supper / Anonymous
  • Vicar of Wakefield and his son at the fair / Oliver Goldsmith
  • Uses of Cooley's boy / Max Adeler
  • Father who became a schoolboy and vice versa / F. Anstey
  • "Mother cross" row at Shrewsbury school / Samuel Butler
  • Ransom of Red Chief / O. Henry
  • White leader of the mustangs / Thomas Mayne Reid
  • Rugby as the game was first played at Rugby / Thomas Hughes
  • Kangaroo hunt / Henry Kingsley
  • Oxford versus Cambridge on the river / Charles Reade
  • Cashel Byron enters Mr. Skene's school of arms / George Bernard Shaw
  • Young hunters become the hunted / Francis Bret Harte
  • John Pike catches the whopper in Crocker's Hole / R.D. Blackmore
  • Old boys' cricket match / E.W. Hornung
  • Dickie Sludge and the magic blacksmith / Sir Walter Scott
  • David Copperfield fights the Canterbury "lamb" / Charles Dickens
  • John Ridd's affair in the "Ironing-box" / R.D. Blackmore
  • Why Regie and Polly stopped their parcel post / J.H. Ewing
  • Tom Sawyer and Co. surprise their home town / Mark Twain
  • Feast of the guinea-pigs and tadpoles at St. Dominic's / Talbot Baines Reed
  • Old Jug-dodge has an unexpected visitor / Talbot Baines Reed
  • Westminster school in London street battle / G.A. Henty
  • Defoe goes voyaging in a paper boat / Daniel Defoe
  • What befell Rory and Strap on their way to London / Tobias Smollett
  • Wherein Handy Andy is too handy / Samuel Lover
  • Amyas Leigh is lured westward ho! / Charles Kingsley
  • Chemist's son begins life's romance / Charles Lever
  • Heron's deal, and the consequences to his puppy / Irving Bacheller
  • From cabin-boy to captain / John Galt
  • Candid confessions of Midshipman Chamier / Frederick Chamier
  • Phantom ship steered by a dead man's hand / Matthew Henry Barker
  • Ordeals of a clever young stowaway / Capt. Mayne Reid
  • Master Rockafellar sees some queer sights / William Clark Russell
  • Captain goes mad; and Frank Brown finds his manhood / Frank Bullen
  • Famous author tells how he got a black eye / Joseph Conrad
  • Miss Melford tells of the departed glories of Bath / Tobias Smollett
  • London apprentices in the days of James I / Sir Walter Scott
  • How Dotheboys Hall School was broken up / Charles Dickens
  • Charles O'Malley's duel / Charles Lever
  • Frank Fairleigh sees the Macintosh Wonder and rides Mad Bess / Francis Smedley
  • Undergraduates dinner; and how he was uplifted—to bed / Rev. E. Bradley
  • John Hallifax and his friend visit a forbidden place / Dinah Maria Craik
  • Charles Tudor's examination for the "Infernal Navigation" Dept. / Anthony Trollope
  • Going to school in the days of the stage coach / Thomas Huges
  • "Hero" becomes too heroic / Benjamin Disraeli
  • On the trail of the Pathfinder and his companions / Fenimore Cooper
  • Her wicked uncle's plot / J.S. Le Fanu
  • Archie Morton's search among the rocky mountains / W.H.G. Kingston
  • Jim Hawkins sees the black spot put on Captain Bones / R.L. Stevenson
  • Bushrangers' secret of Terrible Hollow / Rolf Boldrewood
  • Jeremy and the runaways / Hugh Walpole
  • Little Nell joins Mrs. Jarley's waxwork show / Charles Dickens
  • Rev. Mr. Brocklehurst's warning against Jane Eyre / Charlotte Brontë
  • How Becky Sharp left Miss Pinkerton's academy / W.M. Thackeray
  • Isopel Berner's way with bad employers / George Borrow
  • Topsy—who "never was born" / Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • Sylvia buys her first cloak and sees the press-gang / Mrs. Gaskell
  • Phillis goes for an early walk, and makes discoveries / Besant and Rice
  • Pomona's penny dreadful, and how she came to write it / Frank Stockton
  • News that Parson Tringham told Tess's father / Thomas Hardy
  • Unfortunate lovers / Sir Philip Sidney
  • George a'Green's exploits at school and after / Anonymous
  • Evelina's adventure at the dancing assembly / Fanny Burney
  • Arthur Pendennis falls in love with the Fotheringay / W.M. Thackeray
  • Wayside idyll of Gerard and Margaret / Charles Reade
  • Photograph in the wastepaper-basket / Eden Phillipotts
  • Canterbury pilgrim's tale of the knight and his daughter / Geoffrey Chaucer
  • Jack Easy's arguments with the farmers and their uneasy sequels / Capt. Marryat
  • Concerning a jam-puff and a rough-and-tumble / George Eliot
  • Horseman in the sky / Ambrose Bierce
  • Charge! / Stephen Crane
  • Carl Ericson stands up for his unorthodox professor / Sinclair Lewis
  • "Cunning shift" of that rogue—Jack Wilton / Thomas Nash
  • Some early scrapes of Tom Jones / Henry Fielding
  • Haunted house adventure, and the sequel / Washington Irving
  • Uncle Harry tries to entertain Helen's babies / John Habberton
  • Huckleberry Finn joins Tom Sawyer's gang / Mark Twain
  • Uncle Toby and the le fevers / Laurence Sterne
  • Strange things that almost happen / Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • What happened to the gifts that propitiate a spirit / Harriet Martineau
  • Happy failure / Herman Melville
  • How Santa Claus came to Simpson's bar / Francis Bret Harte
  • Tale that inspired a Shakespeare tale / Robert Greene
  • Conjuring trick revealed to Sandford and Merton / Thomas Day
  • Lady Jane Grey in the tower of London / W. Harris Aisnworth
  • That fearful bag / Charles Lever
  • Fetching a May Queen in merry England / W. Harrison Ainsworth
  • Adventure with the Hudson Bay Fur Company / R.M. Ballantyne
  • Churchyard interview and a secret for sale / W. Harrison Ainsworth
  • Marti Rattler and Barney the cook in an enchanting land / R.M. Ballantyne
  • Zo brings down the house / Wilkie Collins
  • Under the shadow of the sword / David Ker
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