American Literature Without Tears

American Literature Without Tears
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American Literature Without Tears is an etext of 40 famous American short stories simplified for easier reading. Excellent source for teachers of ESL and EFL students.

Since this is a large file, it is probably best for most teachers to print out individual stories rather than run off multiple copies of the entire file.


Ambrose Bierce - A Horseman in the Sky

O. Henry - A Municipal Report

Kate Chopin - A Pair of Silk Stockings

Herman Melville - Bartleby

Washington Irving - The Devil and Tom Walker

Nathaniel Hawthorne - Dr. Heideggers Experiment

Traditional Tall Tale - John Henry

Jack London - Keesh

Luck by Mark Twain

Pauls Case by Willa Cather

Edgar Allan Poe - The Cask of Amontillado

Nathaniel Hawthorne - Feathertop

Tall Tale - Paul Bunyan

Ambrose Bierce - An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge

Kate Chopin - Anthenaise

Mark Twain - The Californians Tale

Herman Melville - Benito Cereno

Eleanor Porter - The Lady in Black

O. Henry - The Exact Science of Marriage

Jack London - The God of His Fathers

O. Henry - The Gift of the Magi

Ambrose Bierce - The Boarded Window

Mark Twain - The Celebrated

Stephen Crane - The Open Boat

Frank Stockton - The Lady or the Tiger

Tall Tale - Pecos Bill

Nathaniel Hawthorne - The Ambitious Guest

Jack London - The Law of Life

Washington Irving - The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Fitz-James OBrien - The Diamond Lens

Nathaniel Hawthorne - The Birthmark

Jack London - To Build a Fire

Bret Harte - The Luck of Roaring Camp

Edith Wharton - The Line of Least Resistance

O. Henry - The Ransom of Red Chief

Hamlin Garland - The Return of a Private

Jack London - The Story of an Eyewitness

Edgar Allan Poe - The Tell-Tale Heart

Sarah Orne Jewett - The White Heron

Nathaniel Hawthorne - Rappaccinis Daughter

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