As variegated as the American experience itself, this original treasury reflects the vibrant role of the short story in our national literature. Fourteen outstanding tales by famous American authors unfold in settings ranging from the decaying family mansion of Edgar Allan Poe's dark psychological th... read more
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The Beast in the Jungle and Other Stories by Henry James One of James's finest moments, "The Beast in the Jungle" is a portrait of a man alienated from life and love. Also includes "The Jolly Corner" and "The Altar of the Dead." Note.
The Cricket on the Hearth: and Other Christmas Stories by Charles Dickens Written with Dickens's familiar flair for characterization and the picturesque, these three stories offer delightful evocations of a Victorian Christmas. Includes title story plus "The Holly-Tree" and "The Haunted House."
The Oil Jar and Other Stories by Luigi Pirandello Celebrated title story plus "Little Hut," "Mrs. Frola and Mr. Ponza, Her Son-in-Law," "Citrons from Sicily," "With Other Eyes," "A Voice," and 5 other tales from the 1934 Nobel Prize–winning author.
A White Heron and Other Stories by Sarah Orne Jewett Wonderfully descriptive prose from distinguished regionalist writer includes 10 tales dealing with female friendships, poverty, and compassion: "The Town Poor," "Miss Peck’s Promotion," "The Passing of Sister Barsett," 7 more. Includes a selection from the Common Core State Standards Initiative.
The Metamorphosis and Other Stories by Franz Kafka Excellent new English translations of title story (considered by many critics Kafka's most perfect work), plus "The Judgment," "In the Penal Colony," "A Country Doctor," and "A Report to an Academy." A selection of the Common Core State Standards Initiative.
Paul's Case and Other Stories by Willa Cather Includes the title story and "A Wagner Matinee," both revised by Cather for publication in 1920; "Lou, the Prophet" (1892), "Eric Hermannson's Soul" (1900), and "The Enchanted Bluff" (1909).
The Little Regiment and Other Stories by Stephen Crane Seven vivid, sensitive tales by author of The Red Badge of Courage. Fine title story plus "Miraculous Soldiers," "A Mystery of Heroism," "A Gray Sleeve," 3 more.
The Revolt of "Mother" and Other Stories by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman Eight vivid, poignant tales of self-reliant New England women. Well-known title story plus "A New England Nun," "Old Woman Magoun," "Gentian," "One Good Time," plus 3 others.
Classic Ghost Stories by John Grafton Eleven thrilling tales, featuring works by the finest masters of the genre: Mary E. Wilkins, Robert Louis Stevenson, Wilkie Collins, Charles Dickens, Henry James, J. S. LeFanu, Ralph Cram, Mrs. Henry Wood, and more.
Classic Mystery Stories by Douglas G. Greene Thirteen classics devoted to genuine tales of ratiocination include Edgar Allan Poe's "The Murders in the Rue Morgue," Charles Dickens' "Three Detective Anecdotes," and Jack London's "The Leopard Man Story." Introduction. Notes.
The Canterville Ghost and Other Stories by Oscar Wilde Four of the Irish writer's finest works, among them "The Sphinx Without a Secret," "The Model Millionaire," "Lord Arthur Savile's Crime," and the title story, plus 6 "Poems in Prose."
The Duel and Other Stories by Anton Chekhov Six selections from the famed Russian showcase his natural aptitude for detail, dialogue, humor, and compassion. Includes "The Darling," "The Kiss," "Anna on the Neck," the title story, and more.
Great German Short Stories by Evan Bates Translations of 8 masterpieces by writers who defined the modern German short story. Includes works by Schnitzler, Kleist, Kafka, Mann, Hauptmann, Rilke, Hoffmann, and Brentano.
Family Happiness and Other Stories by Leo Tolstoy Rich in detail, shrewdly observed, and vividly narrated, these 6 tales include "Three Deaths," "The Three Hermits," "The Devil," "Father Sergius," "Master and Man," and the title story.
The Encantadas and Other Stories by Herman Melville This collection features 14 of Melville's short stories reprinted from Harper's and Putnam's magazines, including "The Encantadas or Enchanted Isles," a dramatic story set on the Galapagos Islands, plus "The Bell-Tower," more.
Lilacs and Other Stories by Kate Chopin From the author of The Awakening comes this collection, which features 24 distinctive tales of Southern life, filled with fascinating characters, idiosyncratic customs, and sometimes shocking details.
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories by Washington Irving Among the first tales by an American writer, the title story and "Rip Van Winkle" marked the entry of Washington Irving into world literature. Also includes "The Devil and Tom Walker," "The Spectre Bridegroom," and more, 15 short stories in all.
As variegated as the American experience itself, this original treasury reflects the vibrant role of the short story in our national literature. Fourteen outstanding tales by famous American authors unfold in settings ranging from the decaying family mansion of Edgar Allan Poe's dark psychological thriller, "The Fall of the House of Usher," to the bustling modern apartment building of John Cheever's domestic drama, "The Enormous Radio." Moods and attitudes shift from the simmering menace of a lynch mob in William Faulkner's "Dry September" to the gentle optimism of an elderly couple in Ring Lardner's "The Golden Honeymoon." Other stories include "A Worn Path" by Eudora Welty, Katherine Anne Porter's "He," "A Wagner Matinee," by Willa Cather, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s "The Diamond as Big as the Ritz," and "The Open Boat" by Stephen Crane. Additional contributors include Nathaniel Hawthorne, Mark Twain, Henry James, Edith Wharton, and O. Henry. An affordable resource for classroom use, this anthology is also a fine companion for all who appreciate well-crafted tales.
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