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Gathering forty important short stories in a portable and economical format, the second edition includes even more of the fiction instructors want to teach and more of the help student readers need.

About the Author

BEVERLY LAWN (Ph.D. SUNY-Stony Brook), professor of English at Adelphi University, has taught introductory fiction courses since 1969. Editor of two previous textbooks, The Short Story: 30 Masterpieces and Literature: 150 Masterpieces, she is the author of Throat of Feathers, a book of poems.

Table of Contents

Preface for Instructors


    Nathaniel Hawthorne, Young Goodman Brown

    Edgar Allan Poe, The Cask of Amontillado

    Herman Melville, Bartleby, the Scrivener

    Guy de Maupassant, The Necklace

    Kate Chopin, The Story of an Hour

    Anton Chekhov, The Lady with the Dog

    Charlotte Perkins Gilman, The Yellow Wallpaper

    Stephen Crane, The Open Boat

    Willa Cather, Paul's Case

    James Joyce, Araby

    Franz Kafka, The Metamorphosis

   *D. H. Lawrence, The Horse Dealer's Daughter

    Katherine Anne Porter, The Jilting of Granny Weatherall

    F. Scott Fitzgerald, Winter Dreams

    William Faulkner, Barn Burning

   *Ernest Hemingway, Hills Like White Elephants

    John Steinbeck, The Chrysanthemums

    Eudora Welty, A Worn Path

   *Tillie Olsen, I Stand Here Ironing

    Ralph Ellison, Battle Royal

    Grace Paley, A Conversation with My Father

    James Baldwin, Sonny's Blues

   *Flannery O'Connor, Everything That Rises Must Converge

   *Yusuf Idris, The Chair Carrier

    Gabriel García Márquez, A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings

   *Alice Munro, How I Met My Husband

    John Updike, A & P

   *Bessie Head, Woman from America

   *Raymond Carver, Cathedral

    Joyce Carol Oates, Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?

    Toni Cade Bambara, The Lesson

    Alice Walker, Everyday Use

    Tim O'Brien, The Things They Carried

    Jamaica Kincaid, The Girl

   *Haruki Murakami, The Seventh Man

    Amy Tan, Two Kinds

    Sandra Cisneros, The House on Mango Street

   *Lorrie Moore, How to Become a Writer

   *Sherman Alexie, The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven

   *Jhumpa Lahiri, Interpreter of Maladies


    Biographical Notes on Authors

    Glossary of Literary Terms

    Index of Authors and Titles

Product Details

A Portable Anthology
Lawn, Beverly (edt)
Lawn, Beverly
Bedford/St. Martin's
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Second Edition
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8.25 x 5.50 in

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