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Fifty Great Short Stories

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“The Fall of the House of Usher” by Edgar Allan Poe

“To Build a Fire” by Jack London

“The Necklace” by Guy de Maupassant

“The Man Who Would Be King” by Rudyard Kipling

“The Gift of the Magi” by O. Henry

“The South” by Jorge Luis Borges

“Good Country People” by Flannery OConnor

“The Blind Dog” by R. K. Narayan

and Fifteen Other Classic Tales in One Volume

Masterpieces by some of the finest writers ever to make words come alive on paper, the stories in this volume have been selected to represent the full spectrum of the storytellers art. Here are works of suspense, mystery, allegory, and human drama. Given sharpened focus through insightful editorial commentary, each of these tales is distinctive in style and vision—and each is uniquely memorable.

Synopsis:

50 Great Short Stories is a comprehensive selection from the worlds finest short fiction. The authors

represented range from Hawthorne, Maupassant, and Poe, through Henry James, Conrad, Aldous Huxley, and James Joyce, to Hemingway, Katherine Anne Porter, Faulkner, E.B. White, Saroyan, and OConnor. The variety in style and subject is enormous, but all these stories have one point in common-the enduring quality of the writing, which places them among the masterpieces of the worlds fiction.

About the Author

Milton Crane is Professor Emeritus of English Language and Literature at George Washington University and the University of Chicago. His is the author several books and articles on English literature, as well as the editor of the Bantam anthology, 50 Great American Short Stories.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780553277456
Editor:
Crane, Milton
Publisher:
Bantam Classics
Editor:
Crane, Milton
Author:
Crane, Milton
Author:
Leavitt, David
Author:
Thier, Aaron
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Short Stories (Anthologies)
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
Short stories
Subject:
Short stories, American
Subject:
Anthologies-General
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
short stories;fiction;anthology;literature;short story;poe;classics;steinbeck;stories;short fiction;chekhov;faulkner;hemingway;thurber;huxley;maugham;wharton;classic;kipling;joyce
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Publication Date:
19830831
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
592
Dimensions:
6.87 x 4.2 x 1 in 0.625 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 592 pages Bantam Classics - English 9780553277456 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , 50 Great Short Stories is a comprehensive selection from the worlds finest short fiction. The authors

represented range from Hawthorne, Maupassant, and Poe, through Henry James, Conrad, Aldous Huxley, and James Joyce, to Hemingway, Katherine Anne Porter, Faulkner, E.B. White, Saroyan, and OConnor. The variety in style and subject is enormous, but all these stories have one point in common-the enduring quality of the writing, which places them among the masterpieces of the worlds fiction.

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