Death Sentences

Death SentencesDeath Sentences
34 Classic Short Stories About the Death Penalty
Susan Ives, editor
with a foreword by Jay Brandon
and an afterword by Roger C. Barnes, Ph.D.

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Storytellers have titillated, terrified and taught audiences with tales of hanging, beheading, burning, drawing and quartering, disemboweling, being eaten by animals, crucifying, stoning, drowning, impaling, flaying, garroting and boiling in oil since the Code of Hammurabi.  These 34 stories about the death penalty are as fresh as today’s news:
The Dream by O. Henry
Too Dear! by Leo Tolstoy
The Bet by Anton Chekhov
The Chinago by Jack London
Claude Geuex by Victor Hugo
Moiron by Guy De Maupassant
The Death Disk by Mark Twain
Nine O’Clock by Wilkie Collins
El Verdugo by Honoré De Balzac
An Electrical Slip by Robert Barr
Lionizing Murderers by Mark Twain
In The Penal Colony by Franz Kafka
Trial for Murder By Charles Dickens
The Hour and The Man by Robert Barr
The Three Strangers by Thomas Hardy
Present at a Hanging by Ambrose Bierce
The Lady or The Tiger? by Frank Stockton
The Man Who Died Twice by Edgar Wallace
The Procurator of Judea by Anatole France
Esarhaddon, King of Assyria by Leo Tolstoy
The Palace in the Clouds by Gertrude Landa
The Story of Two Captains by Frank Stockton
The Head Gardener’s Story by Anton Chekhov
The Pit And the Pendulum by Edgar Allan Poe
The Los Amigos Fiasco by Arthur Conan Doyle
A Twilight Adventure by Melville Davisson Post
From The ‘London Times’ of 1904 by Mark Twain
The Story of St. Vespaluus by H. H. Munro (Saki)
An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge By Ambrose Bierce
The Lynching of Jube Benson by Paul Laurence Dunbar
A Painful Memory from Childhood by Bjǿrnstjerne Bjǿrnson
The Informal Execution Of Soupbone Pew by Damon Runyon
The Trial, Execution, and Burial of Homer Phelps by Stephen Crane
The Mysterious Death on The Underground Railway by Baroness Orczy



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