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American Short Story Masterpieces

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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 Fitzgeralds "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.

Synopsis:

More than a dozen tales include "The Fall of the House of Usher," "The Diamond as Big as the Ritz," and stories by Fitzgerald, Hawthorne, Twain, Crain, James, Cheever, Wharton, and Cather.

Synopsis:

Fourteen tales include "The Enormous Radio" by Cheever, Faulkner's "Dry September," Katherine Anne Porter's "He,"  "A Worn Path" by Eudora Welty, and tales by Hawthorne, Twain, Poe, Fitzgerald, Wharton, others.

Synopsis:

An affordable compilation of 14 of the best American short stories features tales by Hawthorne, Twain, Poe, Fitzgerald, Wharton, and others. Contents include "The Enormous Radio" by John Cheever, William Faulkner's "Dry September," Katherine Anne Porter's "He," Ring Lardner's "The Golden Honeymoon," and "A Worn Path" by Eudora Welty.

Synopsis:

An affordable compilation of more than a dozen of the best American short stories features tales by Hawthorne, Twain, James, Cheever, Wharton, and Cather. Contents include "The Fall of the House of Usher" by Edgar Allan Poe, F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Diamond as Big as the Ritz," Stephen Crane's "The Open Boat," and "A Worn Path" by Eudora Welty.

Table of Contents

Rappaccini's Daughter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe
The 1,000,000 Pound Bank-Note by Mark Twain
The Beast in the Jungle by Henry James
Xingu by Edith Wharton
The Furnished Room by O. Henry
The Open Boat by Stephen Crane
A Wagner Matinee by Willa Cather
The Golden Honeymoon by Ring Lardner
The Diamond as Big as the Ritz by F. Scott Fitzgerald
He by Katherine Anne Porter
Dry September by William Faulkner
A Worn Path by Eudora Welty
The Enormous Radio by John Cheever
 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486499130
Author:
Strowbridge, Clarence C.
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Thrift Editions
Publication Date:
20130331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.19 in

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Product details 256 pages Dover Publications - English 9780486499130 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
More than a dozen tales include "The Fall of the House of Usher," "The Diamond as Big as the Ritz," and stories by Fitzgerald, Hawthorne, Twain, Crain, James, Cheever, Wharton, and Cather.
"Synopsis" by ,
Fourteen tales include "The Enormous Radio" by Cheever, Faulkner's "Dry September," Katherine Anne Porter's "He,"  "A Worn Path" by Eudora Welty, and tales by Hawthorne, Twain, Poe, Fitzgerald, Wharton, others.
"Synopsis" by , An affordable compilation of 14 of the best American short stories features tales by Hawthorne, Twain, Poe, Fitzgerald, Wharton, and others. Contents include "The Enormous Radio" by John Cheever, William Faulkner's "Dry September," Katherine Anne Porter's "He," Ring Lardner's "The Golden Honeymoon," and "A Worn Path" by Eudora Welty.

"Synopsis" by , An affordable compilation of more than a dozen of the best American short stories features tales by Hawthorne, Twain, James, Cheever, Wharton, and Cather. Contents include "The Fall of the House of Usher" by Edgar Allan Poe, F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Diamond as Big as the Ritz," Stephen Crane's "The Open Boat," and "A Worn Path" by Eudora Welty.
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