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An anthology of famous American stories;

Author: Angus Burrell; Bennett Cerf
Publisher: New York, Modern Library [1953]
Series: Modern library giants, G77.
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Irving / The legend of sleepy hollow -- Rip Van Winkle -- Hawthorne / The great stone face -- Rappaccini's daughter -- Poe / The murders in the rue morgue -- The pit and the pendulum -- The purloined letter -- Melville / Billy Budd, foretopman -- Hale / The man without a country -- O'Brien / The diamond lens -- Stockton / The lady, or the tiger? -- Twain / The celebrated jumping frog of Calaveras County -- The man  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
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Burrell, John Angus.
Anthology of famous American stories.
New York, Modern Library [1953]
(OCoLC)575154423
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Angus Burrell; Bennett Cerf
OCLC Number: 296364
Notes: Originally published in 1936 under title: The bedside book of famous American stories.
Description: 1340 pages 21 cm.
Contents: The legend of sleepy hollow ; Rip Van Winkle / Washington Irving --
The great stone face ; Rappaccini's daughter / Nathaniel Hawthorne --
The murders in the rue morgue ; The pit and the pendulum ; The purloined letter / Edgar Allan Poe --
Billy Budd, foretopman / Herman Melville --
The man without a country / Edward Everett Hale --
The diamond lens / Fitz-James O'Brien --
The lady, or the tiger? / Frank R. Stockton --
The celebrated jumping frog of Calaveras County ;The man that corrupted Hadleybury / Mark Twain --
Marjorie Daw / Thomas Bailey Aldrich --
Editha / William Dean Howells --
The outcasts of Poker Flat / Francis Bret Harte --
An occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge ; The boarded window /Ambrose Bierce --
The real thing ; The author of Beltraffio / Henry James --
Brer rabbit, brer fox, and the tar baby / Joel Chandler Harris --
The courting of sister Wisby / Sarah Orne Jewitt --
The boy who drew cats / Lafcadio Hearn --
The pearls of Loreto / Gertrude Atherton --
The return of a Private / Hamlin Garland --
A new England nun / Mary E. Wilkins --
The mission of Jane / Edith Wharton --
The furnished room ; A blackjack bargainer ; A municipal report / O. Henry --
The bar sinister / Richard Harding Davis --
Effie Whittlesy / George Ade --
"Little gentlemen" / Booth Tarkington --
A deal in wheat / Frank Norris --
The open boat / Stephen Crane --
The lost Phoebe / Theodore Dreiser --
Big Dan Reilly / Harvey O'Higgins --
The good Anna / Gertrude Stein --
Paul's case / Willa Cather --
To build a fire / Jack London --
I'm a fool ; I want to know why / Sherwood Anderson --
The great pancake record / Owen Johnson --
Porcelain cups / James Branch Cabell --
Wild oranges / Joseph Hergesheimer --
A jury of her peers / Susan Glaspell --
The afternoon of a faun / Edna Ferber --
Some like them cold ; The golden honeymoon / Ring Lardner --
The man who saw through heaven / Wilbur Daniel Steele --
Tact / Thomas Beer --
Silent snow, secret snow / Conrad Aiken --
Big blonde / Dorothy Parker --
The arrow / Christopher Morley --
A cycle of Manhattan / Thyra Samter Winslow --
María Concepcíon / Katherine Anne Porter --
The secret life of Walter Mitty / James Thurber --
The rich boy / F. Scott Fitzgerald --
The body of an American / John Dos Passos--
A rose for Emily / William Faulkner --
The killers ; The gambler, the nun, and the radio / Ernest Hemingway --
The red pony / John Steinbeck --
A portrait of Bascom Hawke / Thomas Wolfe --
Night club / Katharine Brush --
Kneel to the rising sun / Erskine Caldwell --
Do you like it here? / John O'Hara --
The daring young man on the flying trapeze / William Saroyan --
The hitch-hikers / Eudora Welty --
The portable phonograph / Walter Van Tilburg Clark --
Act of faith / Irwin Shaw --
My Christmas carol / Budd Schulberg --
Pretty mouth and green my eyes / J.D. Salinger.
Series Title: Modern library giants, G77.
Other Titles: Bedside book of famous American stories
Responsibility: edited by Angus Burrell and Bennett Cerf.

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Irving / The legend of sleepy hollow -- Rip Van Winkle -- Hawthorne / The great stone face -- Rappaccini's daughter -- Poe / The murders in the rue morgue -- The pit and the pendulum -- The purloined letter -- Melville / Billy Budd, foretopman -- Hale / The man without a country -- O'Brien / The diamond lens -- Stockton / The lady, or the tiger? -- Twain / The celebrated jumping frog of Calaveras County -- The man that corrupted Hadleybury -- Aldrich / Marjorie Daw -- Howells / Editha -- Harte / The outcasts of Poker Flat -- Bierce / An occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge -- The boarded window -- James / The real thing -- The author of Beltraffio -- Harris / Brer rabbit, brer fox, and the tar baby -- Jewett / The courting of sister Wisby -- Hearn / The boy who drew cats -- Atherton / The pearls of loreto -- Garland The return of a private -- Wilkins / A new England nun -- Wharton / The mission of Jane -- O. Henry / The furnished room -- A blackjack bargainer -- A municipal report -- Harding Davis / The bar sinister -- Ade / Effie Whittlesy -- Tarkington / "Little gentlemen"--Norris / A deal in wheat -- Crane / The open boat -- Dreiser / The lost Phoebe -- O'Higgins / Big Dan Reilly -- Stein / The good Anna -- Cather / Paul's case -- London / To build a fire -- Anderson / I'm a fool -- I want to know why -- Johnson / The great pancake record -- Cabell / Porcelain cups -- Hergesheimer / Wild oranges -- Glaspell / A jury of her peers -- Ferber / The afternoon of a faun -- Lardner / Some like them cold -- The golden honeymoon -- Steele / The man who saw through heaven -- Beer / Tact -- Aiken / Silent snow, secret snow -- Parker / Big blonde -- Morley / The arrow -- Winslow / A cycle of Manhattan -- Porter / Maria Concepcion -- Thurber / The secret life of Walter Mitty -- Fitzgerald / The rich boy -- Dos Passos / The body of an American -- Faulkner / A rose for Emily -- Hemingway / The killers -- The gambler, the nun, and the radio -- Steinbeck / The red pony -- Wolfe / A portrait of Bascom Hawke -- Brush / Night club -- Caldwell / Kneel to the rising sun -- O'Hara / Do you like it here? -- Saroyan / The daring young man on the flying trapeze -- Welty / The hitch-hikers -- Van Tilburg / The portable phonograph -- Shaw / Act of faith -- Schulberg / My Christmas carol -- Salinger / Pretty mouth and green my eyes.

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