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Bedside Book of Famous British Stories, the (1940) [Anthology]
by Joseph Addison Michael Arlen Stacy Aumonier James M. Barrie Ralph Bates Thomas Owen Beachcroft Max Beerbohm Arnold Bennett Algernon Blackwood John Brown John Buchan Edward Bulwer-Lytton Thomas Burke Donn Byrne Geoffrey Chaucer G. K. Chesterton Joseph Conrad A. E. Coppard Daniel Defoe Charles Dickens Arthur Conan Doyle Lord Dunsany May Edginton E. M. Forster John Galsworthy Elizabeth Gaskell Philip Gibbs Oliver Goldsmith R. Cunninghame Graham Thomas Hardy W.H. Hudson Aldous Huxley W. W. Jacobs M. R. James James Joyce Sheila Kaye-Smith Rudyard Kipling D. H. Lawrence William J. Locke Samuel Lover Ian Maclaren Sir Thomas Malory Katherine Mansfield Weston Martyr John Masefield W. Somerset Maugham George Meredith Leonard Merrick C.E. Montague George Moore Arthur Morrison William Mudford Alfred Noyes Liam O'Flaherty Roland Pertwee Eden Phillpotts Arthur Quiller-Couch Morley Roberts Martin Ross Saki Walter Scott James Stephens Robert Louis Stevenson L. A. G. Strong Rabindranath Tagore William Makepeace Thackeray H.M. Tomlinson Anthony Trollope Hugh Walpole Evelyn Waugh H. G. Wells Oscar Wilde Henry Williamson P.G. Wodehouse William Butler Yeats Francis Brett Young Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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One of a handful of anthologies edited and introduced by Random House editor and co-founder Bennett Cerf. Co-edited by Henry C. Moriarty.


  • The Pardoner's Tale by Geoffrey Chaucer
  • The Marvellous Adventure of the Sword by Sir Thomas Malory
  • The Apparition of Mrs. Veal by Daniel Defoe
  • The Vision of Mirza by Joseph Addison
  • Asem, an Eastern Tale by Oliver Goldsmith
  • The Two Drovers by Sir Walter Scott
  • The Iron Shroud by William Mudford
  • The Gridiron by Samuel Lover
  • The House and the Brain by E. Bulwer-Lytton
  • Con Cregan's Legacy by Charles Lever
  • Rab and his Friends by John Brown
  • The Half-Brothers by Elizabeth C. Gaskell
  • Sultan Stork by William Makepeace Thackeray
  • A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
  • Malachi's Cove by Anthony Trollope
  • The Punishment of Shahpesh, the Persian, on Khipil, the Builder by George Meredith
  • The Three Strangers by Thomas Hardy
  • Story of a Piebald Horse by W. H. Hudson
  • Sire de Malétroit's Door by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • A Lodging for the Night by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • The Story of Dr. MacLure by John Watson (Ian MacLaren)
  • Faith by R. Cunninghame Graham
  • The Clerk's Quest by George Moore
  • The Birthday of Infanta by Oscar Wilde
  • Youth by Joseph Conrad
  • The Captain of the "Ullswater" by Morley Roberts
  • The Adventure of the Speckled Band by A. Conan Doyle
  • The Courting of T'nowhead's Bell by Sir James Matthew Barrie
  • The Babus of Nayanjore by Sir Rabindranath Tagore
  • Philippa's Fox-Hunt by E. Somerville and Martin Ross
  • The Mezzotint by Montague Rhodes James
  • "Hey Diddle Diddle, the Cat-- " by Eden Phillpotts
  • The Adventure of the Kind Mr. Smith by William J. Locke
  • The Roll-Call of the Reef by Sir Arthur T. Quiller-Couch
  • That Brute Simmons by Arthur Morrison
  • The Monkey's Paw by W. W. Jacobs
  • The Doll in the Pink Silk Dress by Leonard Merrick
  • The Drums of the Fore and Aft by Rudyard Kipling
  • The Man Who Would Be King by Rudyard Kipling
  • Red Hanrahan by William Butler Yeats
  • The Country of the Blind by H. G. Wells
  • Mary with the High Hand by Arnold Bennett
  • The Apple-Tree by John Galsworthy
  • Action by C. E. Montague
  • The Valley of the Beasts by Algernon Blackwood
  • Mrs. Packletide's Tiger by Saki
  • The Happy Hypocrite by Max Beerbohm
  • The Derelict by H. M. Tomlinson
  • Red by W. Somerset Maugham
  • The Hammer of God by G. K. Chesterton
  • The Kings of Orion by John Buchan
  • The Stranger in the Village by Sir Philip Gibbs
  • The Higgler by A. E. Coppard
  • The Western Islands by John Masefield
  • The Sword of Welleran by Lord Dunsany
  • The Celestial Omnibus by E. M. Forster
  • The Log of the "Evening Star" by Alfred Noyes
  • Jeeves and the Song of Songs by P. G. Wodehouse
  • Three Lovers Who Lost by James Stephens
  • The Dead by James Joyce
  • Purple and Fine Linen by May Edginton
  • Mr. Oddy by Sir Hugh Walpole
  • A Busman's Holiday by Francis Brett Young
  • A Sleeping Draft by Weston Martyr
  • The Prussian Officer by D. H. Lawrence
  • Fish Are Such Liars by Roland Pertwee
  • A Source of Irritation by Stacy Aumonier
  • The Chink and the Child by Thomas Burke
  • Life of Ma Parker by Katherine Mansfield
  • A Day in a Woman's Life by Sheila Kaye-Smith
  • Rivers of Damascus by Donn Byrne
  • The Gioconda Smile by Aldous Huxley
  • The Cavalier of the Streets by Michael Arlen
  • The Old Hunter by Liam O'Flaherty
  • The White Cottage by L. A. G. Strong
  • The Trapper's Mates by Henry Williamson
  • The Forty-Third Division by Ralph Bates
  • The Eyes by Thomas Owen Beachcroft
  • The Etting Scotchman by Anonymous
  • Bella Fleace Gave a Party by Evelyn Waugh

Original title: The Bedside Book of Famous British Stories
Alternative titles: An Anthology of Famous British Stories
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics

The following works are contained within this one:
     Christmas Carol, a (1843) [Novel]
      Author: Charles Dickens
     Haunted and the Haunters, the; or, The House and the Brain (1859) [Novelette]
      Author: Edward Bulwer-Lytton
     Sire de Malétroit's Door, the (1878) [Short Story]
      Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
     Adventure of the Speckled Band, the (1891) [Short Story]
      Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
     Birthday of the Infanta, the (1891) [Short Story]
      Author: Oscar Wilde
     Youth (1898) [Short Story]
      Author: Joseph Conrad
     Monkey's Paw, the (1902) [Short Story]
      Author: W. W. Jacobs
     Mezzotint, the (1904) [Short Story]
      Author: M. R. James
     Sword of Welleran, the (1908) [Short Story]
      Author: Lord Dunsany
     Hammer of God, the (1910) [Short Story]
      Author: G. K. Chesterton
     Celestial Omnibus, the (1911) [Short Story]
      Author: E. M. Forster
     Adventure of the Kind Mr. Smith, the (1912) [Short Story]
      Author: William J. Locke
     Dead, the (1914) [Novella]
      Author: James Joyce
     Life of Ma Parker, the (1922) [Short Story]
      Author: Katherine Mansfield
     Valley of the Beasts, the (1927) [Short Story]
      Author: Algernon Blackwood

Edition #1: The Bedside Book of Famous British Stories

The Bedside Book of Famous British Stories (1940)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edited by: Bennett A. Cerf Henry C. Moriarty
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An Anthology of Famous British Stories (1952)

Place of publication: New York, NY
Publisher: Modern Library
Pages: 1233

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The Bedside Book of Famous British Stories (1940)

Place of publication: New York, NY
Publisher: Random House
Pages: 1233

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