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BBC Classics: Ultimate Story Collection

90 unmissable tales

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Length 26 hours 4 minutes
Language English
Narrators Various, Sam Dale, Joseph Ayre, Carolyn Pickles, Don Gilet, Clare Corbett, Ronny Jhutti, Helen Clapp, Susan Jameson & Full Cast

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A treasure chest of timeless short stories by some of the world's greatest authors

Suspense and horror
1 The Adventure of the Sussex Vampire - Arthur Conan Doyle
2 The Signalman - Charles Dickens
3 Lost Hearts - MR James
4 The Sealed Room - Arthur Conan Doyle.
5 Mrs Badgery - Wilkie Collins
6 Wailing Well - MR James
7 The Open Window - Saki
8 How it happened - Arthur Conan Doyle
9 The Tell-Tale Heart - Edgar Allan Poe
10 The Cone - HG Wells
11 A Haunted House - Virginia Woolf
12 Rats - MR James
13 The Oval Portrait - Edgar Allan Poe
14 Tarquin of Cheapside - F. Scott Fitzgerald
15 One Crowded Hour - Arthur Conan Doyle
16 The Mezzotint - MR James
17 The Masque of the Red Death - Edgar Allan Poe

Love
18 The Kiss - Kate Chopin
19 Eleonora - Edgar Allan Poe
20 About Love - Anton Chekhov
21 The Lovers - Hans Christian Anderson
22 Love - Guy De Maupassant
23 The Sphinx Without a Secret - Oscar Wilde
24 A Wedding Gift - Guy De Maupassant
25 Kew Gardens - Virginia Woolf
26 The District Doctor - Ivan Turgenev
27 Happiness - Guy De Maupassant
28 A Blunder - Anton Chekhov
29 The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky - Stephen Crane
30 In a Far-Off World - Olive Schreiner
31 The Cook's Wedding - Anton Chekhov
32 The Recruit - Honore de Balzac
33 The Nightingale and the Rose - Oscar Wilde
34 Pyramus and Thisbe - Ovid
35 Aunt Hetty on Matrimony - Fanny Fern
36 A Country Cottage - Anton Chekhov
37 Marriage a la Mode - Katherine Mansfield
38 The Statue of Limitations - Ernest Dowson
39 The Dilettante - Edith Wharton

Humorous
40 Tobermory - Saki
41The Mesmeric Mountain - Stephen Crane
42 The Children's Joke - Louisa May Alcott
43 At The Siren - Anton Chekhov
44 The Garden Party - Katherine Mansfield
45 The Cask of Amontillado - Edgar Allan Poe
46 The New Dress - Virginia Woolf
47 How I Built Myself A House - Thomas Hardy
48 The Model Millionaire - Oscar Wilde
49 A Pair of Silk Stockings - Kate Chopin
50 At The Barbers - Anton Chekhov
51 A Respectable Woman - Kate Chopin

Folk & Fable
52 The Happy Prince - Oscar Wilde.
53 The Elves and the Shoemaker - The Brothers Grimm
54 The Emperor's New Clothes -Hans Christian Andersen
55 The Tongue Cut Sparrow - Yei Theodora Ozaki
56 Finn and the Scottish Giant - Harold F. Read
57 The Postmaster - Rabindranath Tagore
58 The Toys of Peace - Saki
59 The Selfish Giant - Oscar Wilde
60 The Flower Gatherer - Edward Thomas
61 Araby - James Joyce
62 The Interlopers - Saki
63 Tom Thumb - The Brothers Grimm
64 The Kabuliwalah - Rabindranath Tagore
65 The Monkey's Paws - WW Jacobs

Christmas
66 The Little Match Girl - Hans Christian Andersen
67 Papa Panov's Special Christmas - Leo Tolstoy
68 Christmas Storms and Sunshine - Elizabeth Gaskell.
69 The Gift of the Magi - O'Henry
70 At Christmas Time - Anton Chekhov
71 A Dill Pickle - Katherine Mansfield

Classic Tales
72 The Yellow Wallpaper - Charlotte Perkins Gilman
73 The Fall of Lord Barrymore - Arthur Conan Doyle
74 The Necklace - Guy De Maupassant
75 Holiday Group - EM Delafield
76 Three Questions - Leo Tolstoy
77 The Cop and the Anthem - O'Henry
78 The Fly - Katherine Mansfield
79 The Christening - DH Lawrence
80 After the Race - James Joyce
81 The String Quartet - Virginia Woolf
82 Two Friends - Guy De Maupassant
83 An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge - Ambrose Bierce.
84 A Gentleman Friend - Anthon Chekhov
85 Ma'ame Pelagie - Kate Chopin
86 Second Best - DH Lawrence
87 El Verdugo - Honore de Balzac
88 The Story of an Hour - Kate Chopin
89 The Man of No Account - Bret Hart
90 The Piece of String - Guy De Maupassant
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Arthur Conan Doyle was born on 22 May 1859 in Edinburgh into a prosperous Irish family. He trained as a doctor, gaining his degree from Edinburgh University in 1881. He worked as a surgeon on a whaling boat and also as a medical officer on a steamer travelling between Liverpool and West Africa. He then settled in Portsmouth on the English south coast and divided his time between medicine and writing.

Sherlock Holmes made his first appearance in A Study of Scarlet, published in 'Beeton's Christmas Annual' in 1887. Its success encouraged Conan Doyle to write more stories involving Holmes but, in 1893, Conan Doyle killed off Holmes, hoping to concentrate on more serious writing. A public outcry later made him resurrect Holmes. In addition, Conan Doyle wrote a number of other novels, including The Lost World and various non-fictional works. These included a pamphlet justifying Britain's involvement in the Boer War, for which he was knighted and histories of the Boer War and World War One, in which his son, brother and two of his nephews were killed. Conan Doyle also twice ran unsuccessfully for parliament. In later life he became very interested in spiritualism.

Conan Doyle died of a heart attack on 7 July 1930.

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