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Great American Short Stories (Dover Thrift Editions)

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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:

Features 19 gems in the American short-story tradition, including "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe, "Bartleby" by Herman Melville, "To Build a Fire" by Jack London, plus stories by Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Hawthorne, Twain, others.

Synopsis:

Featuring 19 of the finest works in the American short-story tradition, this compilation includes: The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe, Bartleby by Herman Melville, To Build a Fire by Jack London, Bernice Bobs Her Hair by F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Killers by Ernest Hemingway, plus stories by Hawthorne, Twain, Cather, and others.

Synopsis:

Featuring 19 of the finest works from the most distinguished writers in the American short-story tradition, this new compilation begins with Nathaniel Hawthorne's 1835 tale "Young Goodman Brown" and ranges across an entire century, concluding with Ernest Hemingway's 1927 classic, "The Killers." Other selections include Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart," Melville's "Bartleby," Harte's "The Luck of Roaring Camp," "To Build a Fire," by Jack London, "The Real Thing" by Henry James, F. Scott Fitzgerald's "Bernice Bobs Her Hair," plus stories by Mark Twain, Sarah Orne Jewett, Charles Chesnutt, Kate Chopin, Stephen Crane, Willa Cather, Ambrose Bierce, Theodore Dreiser, and others. Perfect for classroom use, this outstanding collection of tales will also prove popular with fiction readers everywhere.

About the Author

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA.

Table of Contents

1 Nathaniel Hawthorne: Young Goodman Brown (1835)

2 Edgar Allan Poe: The Tell-Tale Heart (1843)

3 Herman Melville: Bartleby (1856)

4 Bret Harte: The Luck of Roaring Camp (1870)

5 Stephen Crane: The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky (1878)

6 Mark Twain: The Private History of a Campaign that Failed (1885)

7 Sarah Orne Jewett: A White Heron (1886)

8 Charles Waddell Chesnutt: The Goophered Grapevine (1887)

9 Mary E. Wilkins Freeman: A New England Nun (1891)

10 Charlotte Perkins Gilman: The Yellow Wallpaper (1892)

11 Henry James: The Real Thing (1893)

12 Kate Chopin: A Pair of Silk Stockings (1897)

13 Jack London: To Build a Fire (1908)

14 Ambrose Bierce: An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge (1909)

15 Theodore Dreiser: The Lost Phoebe (1916)

16 Willa Cather: Pauls Case (1920)

17 F. Scott Fitzgerald: Bernice Bobs Her Hair (1920)

18 Sherwood Anderson: The Egg (1921)

19 Ernest Hemingway: The Killers (1927)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486421193
Editor:
Negri, Paul
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Editor:
Negri, Paul
Author:
Thier, Aaron
Author:
Negri, Paul
Author:
Dover Thrift Editions
Author:
Leavitt, David
Location:
Mineola, N.Y.
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Short Stories (Anthologies)
Subject:
Short stories, American
Subject:
United States Social life and customs.
Subject:
Anthologies-General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Thrift Editions
Series Volume:
LS-404F
Publication Date:
20020731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.19 in 0.46 lb
Age Level:
from 14

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"Synopsis" by ,
Features 19 gems in the American short-story tradition, including "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe, "Bartleby" by Herman Melville, "To Build a Fire" by Jack London, plus stories by Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Hawthorne, Twain, others.
"Synopsis" by , Featuring 19 of the finest works in the American short-story tradition, this compilation includes: The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe, Bartleby by Herman Melville, To Build a Fire by Jack London, Bernice Bobs Her Hair by F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Killers by Ernest Hemingway, plus stories by Hawthorne, Twain, Cather, and others.
"Synopsis" by ,
Featuring 19 of the finest works from the most distinguished writers in the American short-story tradition, this new compilation begins with Nathaniel Hawthorne's 1835 tale "Young Goodman Brown" and ranges across an entire century, concluding with Ernest Hemingway's 1927 classic, "The Killers." Other selections include Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart," Melville's "Bartleby," Harte's "The Luck of Roaring Camp," "To Build a Fire," by Jack London, "The Real Thing" by Henry James, F. Scott Fitzgerald's "Bernice Bobs Her Hair," plus stories by Mark Twain, Sarah Orne Jewett, Charles Chesnutt, Kate Chopin, Stephen Crane, Willa Cather, Ambrose Bierce, Theodore Dreiser, and others. Perfect for classroom use, this outstanding collection of tales will also prove popular with fiction readers everywhere.
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