He is the writer of common man and that makes Premchand most popular writer in mass. The simple language of story-telling and the stories woven with the relistic characters makes the experience of reading him really great.
Premchand have focused on social problems, human behavior and relationship. He raised issues related to a common indian man of british-raj. I think alongwith depicticting realistic characters he also wrote the history of the society and life of that time. We can mark the social changes and realities of rural society in his works.
In a short span of Life Munshi Premchand written more than any other hindi writer. He wrote more than 300 stories and about 40 novel. Apart from it many essays, short stories, plays, poems, letters etc. His works was widely translated and published in other indian and foreign languages, russian and english too.
His most famous stories are Panch Parmeshwar, Idgah, Poos ki Raat, Boodhi Kaki, heera-moti, Namak ka Daroga, Shatranj ke Khiladi, Kafan, Gilli Danda.
Godan, Gaban, Nirmala, Rangbhoomi and Karmbhumi are the most popular novels of hindi sahitya.
Some movies and Tv Serials also made on his works. The Recent TV serial brodcasted on doordarshan was Tahreer Munshi Premchand ki based on his novel Godan made by Gulzar.
Most of His work is available online as its copyright free.
Some of his best Stories are collected by Mr. Raman Kaul. You can get the entire list of these stories from this link-