“If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.” – Rudyard Kipling
Lionel Wallace’s life slowly unravels as he becomes obsessed with a strange door he once went through as a child (The Door in the Wall). A ship’s captain finds a naked man drifting at sea and hauls him onboard to learn his story (The Secret Sharer). The wealthy Sheridan family throws a lavish party in their backyard, unaware that next door, their neighbor lies dead (The Garden-Party).
This carefully curated collection contains ten of the best British short stories ever written. It includes not only highly celebrated stories such as W. Somerset Maugham’s Rain, but also lesser-known yet equally notable ones, like Rudyard Kipling’s The Gardener. Featuring a diverse range of authors from Virginia Woolf to D. H. Lawrence and Thomas Hardy, this book has something for every reader.