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|Description:||xv, 300 pages ; 25 cm|
|Contents:||Rip 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.
|Other Titles:||Twenty one essential American short stories|
|Responsibility:||edited by Leslie M. Pockell.|
This book 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. 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," Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "The Yellow Wallpaper," and James Thurber's "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," have been long regarded as literary classics, while 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, powerfully illustrate the varied richness of our national literature and 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. --From publisher description.
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