100 Great Short Stories (Dover Thrift Editions)

100 Great Short Stories (Dover Thrift Editions) by Daley, James 0486790215 9780486790213
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This is a wonderful collection of authors from America and around the world. Centuries are covered, making this a great resource for English teachers and any lover of literature. -- Life Community Church
This treasury of one hundred tales offers students and other readers of short fiction a splendid selection of stories by masters of the form. Contributors from around the world include Edgar Allan Poe, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Guy de Maupassant, Charles Dickens, Anton Chekhov, Mark Twain, Saki, Luigi Pirandello, Kate Chopin, and Ring Lardner.
The stories, which are arranged chronologically, begin with tales by Daniel Defoe (The Apparition of Mrs. Veal, 1705), Benjamin Franklin (Alice Addertongue, 1732), and Washington Irving (The Devil and Tom Walker, 1824). Highlights from the nineteenth century include Ivan Turgenevs The District Doctor (1852), Sarah Orne Jewetts A White Heron (1886), Thomas Hardys Squire Petricks Lady (1891), and Rudyard Kiplings Wee Willie Winkie (1899). From the twentieth century come James Joyces Araby (1914), Franz Kafkas The Judgment (1916), Virginia Woolfs The Mark on the Wall (1921), The Broken Boot (1923) by John Galsworthy, and many others.
A fabulous collections of stories sure to please any reader! The chronological layout is perfect for those looking to explore the development of stories over time and their relation to society. -- Whitchurch-Stouffville Public Library

Author: Daley, James

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 768

Publisher: Dover Publications

Publication Date: 2015-03-18


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