Short stories published in The Century Magazine

Listing 13 stories.

After a middle-aged murderess is pardoned and released from prison early, she goes to live with a friend in Wisconsin who helps her begin her new life, until the local doctor shows interest in the murderess and threatens to come between the two women.

Faced with inexplicable suffering in a locked ward of a mental hospital, a young woman must choose whether to give up or live life on her own terms.

A soldier stumbles to the doorstep of a friend in Paris after World War II, begging to tell the story of his lost comrade to anyone who will listen.

A London widow tells her employer the story of how she met her husband and how he died in the war. When she visits a war memorial for her husband and others who died in battle, she has a run in with local police and reporters that makes her thankful for what she has.

A lonely maiden is constantly reminded of her single status, working as an advertiser for a baby bed in New York. Seeking to make something of herself, she takes on both work and love with a passion, but only succeeds in one.

A man trying to find meaning in life has an affair with a girl. He struggles with whether he should tell his wife.

An accomplished, married man becomes enamored with another woman after she sings in a concert. He dreams of throwing away his current marriage and life to pursue a relationship with this woman.

An unhappy woman lives in the slums of New York only to watch her life transform as her children become wildly successful, catapulting her into an unrecognizable world of extravagance.

A wife leaves her husband in order to ensure his ultimate salvation after they are rejected from the Christian church for their polygamist marriage.

An elderly widower has phantasmal glimpses of his deceased wife and embarks on a tireless search for her.