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The World's Greatest Short Stories (Dover Thrift Editions)

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Wonderfully wide-ranging and enjoyable, this outstanding collection features short stories by great 19- and 20th-century writers from America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Western Europe.

Included are Hemingway's "A Clean, Well-Lighted Place," in which two waiters and a lonely customer in a Spanish cafe confront the concept of nothingness; "A & P," John Updike's most anthologized story and one of his most popular; "Borges and I," typical Jorge Luis Borges — imaginative, philosophical, and mysterious; as well as short masterpieces by Leo Tolstoy, Anton Chekhov, Herman Melville, Thomas Mann, Guy de Maupassant, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, D. H. Lawrence, and ten other great writers.

Prime examples of the classic short story, these enduring literary treasures will be invaluable to students and teachers as well as to anyone who appreciates the finely turned tale.

Synopsis:

This outstanding collection features short stories by great writers from America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Western Europe. Ranging from the 19th to the 20th centuries, writers include Poe, Chekhov, Joyce, Kafka, Faulkner, Pirandello, Mann, and other major writers of world literature. A wonderfully wide-ranging and enjoyable anthology.

Synopsis:

Wonderfully wide-ranging and enjoyable, these outstanding short stories include works by great 19th- and 20th-century writers from America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Western Europe. Stories by Tolstoy, Chekhov, Joyce, Kafka, Updike, Pirandello, Mann, and other celebrated figures of world literature.

Table of Contents

Herman Melville--U.S.A.

   Bartleby the Scrivener (1853)

Guy de Maupassant--France

   The Necklace (1884)

Leo Tolstoy--Russia

   The Death of Ivan Ilyich (1886)

Rudyard Kipling--England

   The Man Who Would Be King (1888)

Charlotte Perkins Gilman--U.S.A.

   The Yellow Wallpaper (1892)

Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis--Brazil

   The Fortune-Teller (1896)

Anton Chekhov--Russia

   The Lady with the Toy Dog (1899)

Rainer Maria Rilke--Germany

   How Old Timofei Died with a Song (1900)

Thomas Mann--Germany

   The Path to the Cemetery (1901)

D. H. Lawrence--England

   The Prussian Officer (1914)

James Joyce--Ireland

   Araby (1914)

Luigi Pirandello--Italy

   Mrs. Frola and Mr. Ponza, Her Son-in-Law (1917)

Virginia Woolf--England

   The Mark on the Wall (1921)

Franz Kafka--Czechoslovakia

   A Hunger Artist (1922)

Katherine Mansfield--England

   The Garden-Party (1922)

Yasunari Kawabata--Japan

   The Grasshopper and the Bell Cricket (1924)

Ernest Hemingway--U.S.A.

  A Clean, Well-Lighted Place (1926)

Chinua Achebe--Nigeria

   The Sacrificial Egg (1959)

John Updike--U.S.A.

   A & P (1961)

Jorge Luis Borges--Argentina

   Borges and I (1962)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486447162
Editor:
Daley, James
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Editor:
Daley, James
Author:
Daley, James
Author:
Dover Thrift Editions
Subject:
General
Subject:
Short Stories (Anthologies)
Subject:
Short stories
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Anthologies-General
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Thrift Editions
Publication Date:
20060431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.19 in 0.41 lb

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This outstanding collection features short stories by great writers from America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Western Europe. Ranging from the 19th to the 20th centuries, writers include Poe, Chekhov, Joyce, Kafka, Faulkner, Pirandello, Mann, and other major writers of world literature. A wonderfully wide-ranging and enjoyable anthology.
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Wonderfully wide-ranging and enjoyable, these outstanding short stories include works by great 19th- and 20th-century writers from America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Western Europe. Stories by Tolstoy, Chekhov, Joyce, Kafka, Updike, Pirandello, Mann, and other celebrated figures of world literature.

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