Classic Fiction

Swindler’s Luck

The mobsters would kill him if they ever caught on to his game. He was betting his life they wouldn't.... More

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A Goboto Night, by Jack London

Jack London grew up an impoverished, illegitimate child in the slums of Oakland, CA, to become arguably the most successful writer of the early 20th... More

Longfellow in the Post

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow—a contemporary of Sam Houston—is one of the most American of our poets. Certainly he is better known than most, even if all... More

The Snow Goose

Paul Gallico’s (1897 — 1976) stories appeared in the Post from 1931 to 1959. Of all these stories, and all of his works, his best... More

Voices of Love

Leading American poets explore the human heart. (December 31m 1966-January 7,1967... More

Dorothy Parker
Dorothy Parker in the Post

After being fired from Vanity Fair, Dorothy Parker began freelancing her humor. The Post was one of the magazines that recognized her skills and published... More

The End of Devil Hawker

To celebrate Sherlock Holmes' return to the big screen, we present a classic Post short story written by his creator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.... More

Commutation: $9.17

In the business stories he wrote for the Post, Sinclair Lewis satirized the short-sighted, self-serving pomposity within American business. ... More

Not Just Another Plot

The following short story by author Mark Howell received an honorable mention from the 2009 Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition. ... More

Illustrated by Zela Lobb
Henry’s Christmas

She had no food to give her son. They couldn’t sleep in the car. The cold would come in the night as they clung to... More

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