Over 2400 great short stories of all literary genres from Dickens, Andersen, Edgar Allan Poe, A. Conan Doyle, Lovecraft, Kipling, Balzac, Tolstoy, Oscar Wilde and many others.

Featured on CNET, TUAW and tens of major tech blogs. A lifetime of reading in a single app, ideal for book worms or occasional readers!

- the greatest short stories of the world literature, perfect for quick 10 minutes evasions to the realm of the extraordinary
- discover great classics and new works you didn't know before
- no extra downloads required - all content included for your iPod Touch, iPhone or iPad
- reading time estimate for ech story
- covers all literary genres(adventure, suspense, horror, crime or romance), tastes or reading moods

Dickens, H.C. Andersen, Edgar Allan Poe, A. Conan Doyle, Lovecraft, Kipling, Balzac, Tolstoy, Chekhov, Maupassant, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Mark Twain, H.G. Wells, Oscar Wilde and countless others, all just waiting to tell you their stories.

* CNET: "All the greats are here, along with plenty of authors known mostly in scholarly circles. It's a no-brainer for anyone who likes to read... Might just be the e-book bargain of the century.

* TUAW(The Unofficial Apple Weblog): "The vastness of the collection assures that you'll always find something that you want to read... The interface is different from any other eBook... Clear and simple... Fun to check out some little known stories from well known authors."

What’s New

Version 4.0

Full recode and redesign with modern and clean interface, making it a pleasure to read.
Streamlined for all iOS devices running iOS 10 or more recent.
Free Text-to-speech option for everybody.

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Jossey2 ,

2400Short Storiew

Very nice collection of well edited public domain short stories and stand-alone chapters from books. The collection is uneven in terms of interest (for me), but is broad enough to find plenty of things to read. Most of the stories, so far, have been new to me, but some of the stand-alone chapters have piqued my interest enough to send me in search of the full book. These are OLD stories and many are decidedly not politically correct and use language that today is deemed offensive. Just think of it as anthropological or historical research and read away!

Zoeysma77 ,

My favorite new app

What a gift! I expected a dozen or so stories, not over a 1,000 grouped by author alphabetically and showing you approximate reading time. Wonderful app for so many reasons. For me, a quick sanity moment or bedtime story. I love also that you can change the font size and place in night mode. Hope the dev adds to this treasure.

The Dillman! ,

Colossal Short Stories Collection

Great app full of a cornucopia of short stories. Will bring hours of entertainment. I like the audio reader feature.


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111.4 MB

Requires iOS 10.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 9+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
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