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The Lottery The Lottery (Paperback)
by (shelved 224 times as short-story)
avg rating 4.10 — 53,155 ratings — published 1948
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The Yellow Wall-Paper The Yellow Wall-Paper (Paperback)
by (shelved 210 times as short-story)
avg rating 4.13 — 66,043 ratings — published 1892
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Dubliners Dubliners (Paperback)
by (shelved 163 times as short-story)
avg rating 3.86 — 125,161 ratings — published 1914
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The Tell-Tale Heart The Tell-Tale Heart (Hardcover)
by (shelved 151 times as short-story)
avg rating 4.24 — 39,621 ratings — published 1843
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Interpreter of Maladies Interpreter of Maladies (Paperback)
by (shelved 150 times as short-story)
avg rating 4.13 — 169,759 ratings — published 1999
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The Cask of Amontillado The Cask of Amontillado (Paperback)
by (shelved 144 times as short-story)
avg rating 4.09 — 56,839 ratings — published 1846
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Glitches (The Lunar Chronicles, #0.5) Glitches (The Lunar Chronicles, #0.5)
by (shelved 137 times as short-story)
avg rating 4.00 — 43,341 ratings — published 2011
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The Grownup The Grownup (Hardcover)
by (shelved 136 times as short-story)
avg rating 3.54 — 84,648 ratings — published 2014
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The Most Dangerous Game The Most Dangerous Game (Paperback)
by (shelved 133 times as short-story)
avg rating 3.91 — 41,225 ratings — published 1924
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Nine Stories Nine Stories (Paperback)
by (shelved 123 times as short-story)
avg rating 4.20 — 162,431 ratings — published 1953
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The Egg The Egg (ebook)
by (shelved 120 times as short-story)
avg rating 4.13 — 17,853 ratings — published 2009
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The Tales of Beedle the Bard The Tales of Beedle the Bard (Hardcover)
by (shelved 118 times as short-story)
avg rating 4.06 — 436,920 ratings — published 2007
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The Queen's Army (The Lunar Chronicles, #1.5) The Queen's Army (The Lunar Chronicles, #1.5)
by (shelved 109 times as short-story)
avg rating 4.00 — 39,737 ratings — published 2012
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The Fall of the House of Usher The Fall of the House of Usher (Paperback)
by (shelved 106 times as short-story)
avg rating 3.93 — 37,354 ratings — published 1839
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Tenth of December Tenth of December (Hardcover)
by (shelved 104 times as short-story)
avg rating 3.95 — 83,005 ratings — published 2013
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Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances (Hardcover)
by (shelved 101 times as short-story)
avg rating 3.91 — 132,405 ratings — published 2015
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The Witch of Duva (The Grisha, #0.5) The Witch of Duva (The Grisha, #0.5)
by (shelved 101 times as short-story)
avg rating 4.05 — 19,428 ratings — published 2012
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The Metamorphosis The Metamorphosis (Mass Market Paperback)
by (shelved 100 times as short-story)
avg rating 3.77 — 516,398 ratings — published 1912
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The Transfer (Divergent, #0.1) The Transfer (Divergent, #0.1)
by (shelved 98 times as short-story)
avg rating 4.22 — 102,995 ratings — published 2013
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Bartleby the Scrivener Bartleby the Scrivener (Paperback)
by (shelved 94 times as short-story)
avg rating 3.88 — 37,496 ratings — published 1853
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The Lottery and Other Stories The Lottery and Other Stories (Paperback)
by (shelved 94 times as short-story)
avg rating 4.07 — 71,795 ratings — published 1949
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An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge (ebook)
by (shelved 93 times as short-story)
avg rating 4.02 — 22,135 ratings — published 1890
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Harrison Bergeron Harrison Bergeron (ebook)
by (shelved 90 times as short-story)
avg rating 4.23 — 17,510 ratings — published 1961
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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (Paperback)
by (shelved 89 times as short-story)
avg rating 3.73 — 45,897 ratings — published 1820
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The Too-Clever Fox (The Grisha, #2.5) The Too-Clever Fox (The Grisha, #2.5)
by (shelved 88 times as short-story)
avg rating 3.95 — 16,253 ratings — published 2013
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The Masque of the Red Death The Masque of the Red Death (Paperback)
by (shelved 86 times as short-story)
avg rating 4.10 — 24,321 ratings — published 1842
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The Last Question The Last Question (Audio CD)
by (shelved 83 times as short-story)
avg rating 4.59 — 19,739 ratings — published 1956
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Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders (Hardcover)
by (shelved 83 times as short-story)
avg rating 4.03 — 71,835 ratings — published 2006
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The Little Android (The Lunar Chronicles, #0.6) The Little Android (The Lunar Chronicles, #0.6)
by (shelved 82 times as short-story)
avg rating 3.96 — 32,441 ratings — published 2014
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Hills Like White Elephants Hills Like White Elephants (Paperback)
by (shelved 81 times as short-story)
avg rating 3.94 — 11,994 ratings — published 1927
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Cathedral Cathedral (Paperback)
by (shelved 79 times as short-story)
avg rating 4.33 — 32,979 ratings — published 1983
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Mitosis (Reckoners, #1.5) Mitosis (Reckoners, #1.5)
by (shelved 78 times as short-story)
avg rating 3.84 — 29,688 ratings — published 2013
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The Pit and the Pendulum The Pit and the Pendulum (Paperback)
by (shelved 78 times as short-story)
avg rating 4.19 — 52,158 ratings — published 1842
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The Black Cat The Black Cat (Paperback)
by (shelved 78 times as short-story)
avg rating 4.09 — 21,616 ratings — published 1843
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Runaway Runaway (Paperback)
by (shelved 75 times as short-story)
avg rating 4.00 — 28,221 ratings — published 2004
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My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories (Hardcover)
by (shelved 74 times as short-story)
avg rating 3.74 — 71,305 ratings — published 2014
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The Story of an Hour The Story of an Hour (Paperback)
by (shelved 74 times as short-story)
avg rating 4.10 — 20,035 ratings — published 1894
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The Tailor (The Grisha, #1.5) The Tailor (The Grisha, #1.5)
by (shelved 74 times as short-story)
avg rating 3.76 — 16,062 ratings — published 2013
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Kindred Spirits Kindred Spirits (Mass Market Paperback)
by (shelved 72 times as short-story)
avg rating 3.97 — 41,124 ratings — published 2016
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The Assassin and the Pirate Lord (Throne of Glass, #0.1) The Assassin and the Pirate Lord (Throne of Glass, #0.1)
by (shelved 69 times as short-story)
avg rating 4.24 — 44,356 ratings — published 2012
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2BR02B 2BR02B (Kindle Edition)
by (shelved 68 times as short-story)
avg rating 3.89 — 11,775 ratings — published 1962
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The Gift of the Magi The Gift of the Magi (Hardcover)
by (shelved 67 times as short-story)
avg rating 4.06 — 86,458 ratings — published 1905
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