21 essential American short stories
|Format:||Print Book 2011|
|Availability:||Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 5 copies|
A vibrant journey through the annals ofnbsp;classic American short stories
21 Essential American Short Stories is a collection of beloved stories that have comprised an important part of the fabric of our culture, from the earliest days of our nation to the twentieth century.nbsp;Some of the stories, such as Washington Irving's "Rip Van Winkle," O. Henry's "The Gift of the Magi," William Faulkner's "A Rose for Emily,"nbsp;Charlottenbsp;Perkins Gilman's "The Yellow Wallpaper," andnbsp;James Thurber's "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," have beennbsp;long regarded as literary classics, whilenbsp;others, such as Frank Stockton's "The Lady or the Tiger?" and Ellis Parker Butler's "Pigs Is Pigs," are lesser known but well worth discovering.
The carefully selected stories, each preceded by an illuminating headnote,nbsp;powerfully illustrate the varied richness of our national literaturenbsp;andnbsp;history. This beautifully packaged volume, containing the unforgettable classic short stories that evoke our shared American tradition and national identity, makes the perfect gift for the short story aficionado and novice alike.
ContentsRip Van Winkle / by Washington Irving
The purloined letter / by Edgar Allan Poe
Bartleby the scrivener / by Herman Melville
The celebrated jumping frog of Calaveras County / by Mark Twain
An occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge / by Ambrose Bierce
The yellow wallpaper / by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Brer Rabbit and the Tar-Baby / by Joel Chandler Harris
The blue hotel / by Stephen Crane
The lady or the tiger? / by Frank Stockton
Pigs is pigs / by Ellis Parker Butler
To build a fire / by Jack London
The bar sinister / by Richard Harding Davis
The gift of the Magi / by O. Henry
The diamond as big as the Ritz / by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The killers / by Ernest Hemingway
Leiningen versus the ants / by Carl Stephenson
The pomegranate seed / by Edith Wharton
The call of Cthulhu / by H.P. Lovecraft
The secret life of Walter Mitty / by James Thurber
A rose for Emily / by William Faulkner
The lottery / by Shirley Jackson.
Published ReviewsBooklist Review: "
Short stories, American.
|Publisher|| New York :Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press,2011
|Other Titles|| Twenty-one essential American short stories
xv, 300 pages ; 25 cm