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Fireside reader : a treasury of outstanding short stories

Publisher: Pleasantville, N.Y. : Reader's Digest Association, ©1978.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Short stories
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
ISBN: 0895770997 9780895770998
OCLC Number: 4516115
Notes: Includes story by a New Zealand author.
Description: 639 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The bottle imp / Robert Louis Stevenson --
An end to dreams / Stephen Vincent Benét --
Parson's pleasure / Roald Dahl --
The bride comes to yellow sky / Stephen Crane --
The monkey's paw / W.W. Jacobs --
The foster portfolio / Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. --
The poor relation's story / Charles Dickens --
The real thing / Henry James --
The hostage / C.S. Forester --
Rip van Winkle / Washington Irving --
The girls in their summer dresses / Irwin Shaw --
The street that got mislaid / Patrick Waddington --
A piece of steak / Jack London --
The secret ingredient / Paul Gallico --
The hawk / Liam O'Flaherty --
The apprentice / Dorothy Canfield Fisher --
A sick call / Morley Callaghan --
A terribly strange bed / Wilkie Collins --
The loss / Gillian Tindall --
The mouse / Saki (H.H. Munro) --
Tickets, please / D.H. Lawrence --
The country of the blind / H.G. Wells --
The gifts of war / Margaret Drabble --
The skedule / H.H. Wilson --
Well I'm -! / G.E.M. Skues --
The weather breeder / Merrill Denison --
In and out of the houses / Elizabeth Taylor --
A rose for Emily / William Faulkner --
The test / Brendan Gill --
The hammer of God / G.K. Chesterton --
The pocketbook game / Alice Childress --
The wedding gift / Thomas Raddall --
The adventure of the speckled band / Sir Arthur Conan Doyle --
The pit and the pendulum / Edgar Allan Poe --
The boy who drew cats / Lafcadio Ahearn --
The little governess / Katherine Mansfield --
Running wolf / Algernon Blackwood --
The peach stone / Paul Horgan --
Red / W. Somerset Maugham --
The fiery wooing of Mordred / P.G. Wodehouse --
A sunrise on the veld / Doris Lessing --
The ghost / Richard Hughes --
The birds / Daphne du Maurier --
The story of the widow's son / Mary Lavin --
The train from Rhodesia / Nadine Gordimer --
Dygartsbush / Walter D. Edmonds --The jilting of Granny Weatherall / Katherine Anne Porter --
Winter's morning / Len Deighton --
The lady on the gray / John Collier --
The wind and the snow of winter / Walter Van Tilburg Clark.
Other Titles: Reader's digest.
Responsibility: selected by the editors of the Reader's digest ; drawings by Joseph Papin.

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