Classic Fiction

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 century. His experience as a prospector in the Klondike gold... More

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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

God-Fearing Mrs. Bates

Old Mrs. Bates is always Peeping through her curtain, Peering up and down the street, Making very certain Of the wicked goings on Of all... More

Painting by Allan Sallburg
Thanksgiving … 1950

Hard, hard it is, this anxious autumn, To lift the heavy mind from its dark forebodings; To sit at the bright feast, and with ruddy... More

Mid-November

I greeted the new day happily, but the sky was a gray that scowled at me, and the wind was a voice that turned away,... More

November Jailbreak

I stopped this morning to admire A row of icicles in sun And watched prismatic colors run About them like a restless fire ...... More

November Night

The wind goes keening through the dark, Disconsolate for what is lost— The rose, the leaf, the lyric stream Now songless under ice and frost. ... More

Warning on Halloween

Whoever rings my doorbell Might as well roam; I won't be there with cookies, I won't be home ...... More

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