Tag Archives: fiction

The Bashing of Bullwinkle

Norman Reilly Raine, screenwriter for the 1938 epic film The Adventures of Robin Hood, authored the Post’s ever-popular Tugboat Annie series. This short story is the first time Bullwinkle makes an appearance, and the confrontation is memorable. ... More

Cutaway

“Cutaway” is the story of two couples having dinner, but the emotions underneath tell a tale of their own. ... More

The Death Voyage by Arthur Conan Doyle

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes, turns 151 years old this month. One of the several stories he wrote for the Post is “The Death Voyage,” the tale of a German naval disaster in World War I. ... More

The Second Generation, by Steven Crane

Steven Crane, author of The Red Badge of Courage, wrote several short stories for the Post. One of them, “The Second Generation”, was written to commemorate the second anniversary of the Spanish-American War. ... More

The Classic Books of America, by W. Somerset Maugham

This week, rather than fiction or poetry, we offer a 1940 appraisal of American literature by Somerset Maugham. The noted English author comments on a few of the Big Names in American letters. As always, his writing is rewarding and highly readable. He deflates Henry James but says all the right things about Mark Twain. […] ... More

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 rush led him to write “White Fang” and “The Call of the Wild,” which first appeared in the Saturday Evening […] ... More

The Case of the Missing Painting

Ever wonder what happened to the wonderful illustrations from old Post stories? So do we! We found the answer to one such mystery when we dug up the original story behind a reader’s painting ... More
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