Short Stories About Isolation and Loneliness (Audiobook)
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In a crowded world we can still be alone and ignored

Read by Jim Norton Laurel Lefkow & Richard Mitchley (Unabridged: 16hrs 32mins)

Featuring stories by Jack London, Anton Chekhov, Katherine Mansfield, H P Lovecraft, Mikhail Bulgakov & more.

Time seems to move to a slower beat.  Everything becomes more circumspect when you have no one to share the big things of life or even the everyday little things.  The worry of being alone, to be apart from others.  The solitary feeling for a short time might help to get things into perspective or cool a raging mind.  But if it’s long term then the mind begins to play tricks. 

Conversations are between ourselves, no outside voice to support, to balance, to question or confirm.   From there the path can be very unsettling. 


01 - Short Stories About Isolation and Loneliness - An Introduction

02 - Misery by Anton Chekhov

03 - In a Far Country by Jack London

04 - Regret by Guy de Maupassant

05 - A Dill Pickle by Katherine Mansfield

06 - Diary of a Madman by Nikolai Gogol

07 - Hands by Sherwood Anderson

08 - Her Lover by Maxim Gorky

09 - The Mourner by Mary Shelley

10 - The Yellow Wall Paper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

11 - Mumu by Ivan Turgenev

12 - The Outsider by H P Lovecraft

13 - Mr and Mrs Dove by Katherine Mansfield

14 - Witch's Loaves by O Henry

15 - Morphine by Mikhail Bulgakov

16 - A Lonely Ride by Bret Harte

17 - Miss Ogilivy Finds Herself by Radclyffe Hall

18 - The Outcasts of Poker Flat by Bret Harte

19 - The Bet by Anton Chekhov

20 - Paul's Case by Willa Cather

21 - The Looking Glass by Anton Chekhov

22 - The Canary by Katherine Mansfield

23 - A New England Nun by Mary E Wilkins Freeman

24 - An Idyl of London by Beatrice Harraden

25 - Adventure by Sherwood Anderson

26 - Shut Out by F Anstey

27 - The Diary of a God by Barry Pain

28 - Oil of Dog by Ambrose Bierce

29 - Sokratics in the Strand by Amy Levy

30 - When I Was Dead by Vincent O'Sullivan

31 - The Face by E F Benson

32 - The City by Leonid Andreyev

33 - The Cloak by Nikolai Gogol also known as 'The Overcoat'

34 - Miss Brill by Katherine Mansfield

35 - Vanka by Anton Chekhov

36 - The Boarded Window by Ambrose Bierce

37 - Two Little Soldiers by Guy de Maupassant