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Great short stories of the world

Publisher: Pleasantville, N.Y. : Reader's Digest, ©1978.
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Genre/Form: Short stories
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
ISBN: 0895770083 9780895770080
OCLC Number: 13161603
Description: 799 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The leader of the people / John Steinbeck --
Mr. Know-all / W. Somerset Maugham --
Vanka / Anton Chekhov --
The happy prince / Oscar Wilde --
The old demon / Pearl S. Buck --
The sailor-boy's tale / Isak Dinesen --
Young Archimedes / Aldous Huxley --
Butch minds the baby / Damon Runyon --
Suspicion / Dorothy L. Sayers --
Hautot and his son / Guy de Maupassat --
The open boat / Stephen Crane --
My Oedipus complex / Frank O'Connor --
The snows of Kilimanjaro / Ernest Hemingway --
A letter to God / Gregorio López y Fuentes --
The little Bouilloux girl / Colette --
The ruby / Corrado Alvaro --
Six feet of the country / Nadine Gordimer --
The boarding house / James Joyce --
The brute / Joseph Conrad --
A double game / Alberto Moravia --
Maternity / Lilika Nakos --
Lead her like a pigeon / Jessamyn West --
God sees the truth, but waits / Leo Tolstoy --
The walker-through-walls / Marcel Ayme --
The lottery / Shirley Jackson --
The McWilliamses and the burglar alarm / Mark Twain --
The Augsburg chalk circle / Bertolt Brecht --
The overcoat / Sally Benson --
Blind MacNair / Thomas H. Raddall --
The procurator of Judaea / Anatole France --
The open window / Saki (H.H. Munro) --
María Concepción / Katherine A. Porter --
My Lord, the baby / Rabindranath Tagore --
The end of the party / Graham Greene --
Modern children / Sholom Aleichem --
Babylon revisited / F. Scott Fitzgerald --
Carrion spring / Wallace Stegner --Just lather, that's all / Hernando Téllez --
The secret life of Walter Mitty / James Thurber --
The rocking-horse winner / D.H. Lawrence --
The Sunday menace / Robert Benchley --
The Mezzotint /Montague R. James --
The alligators / John Updike --
Pelageya / Mikhail Zoshchenko --
Haircut / Ring Lardner --
The burning city / Hjalmar Söderberg --
Fireworks for Elspeth / Rumer Godden --
The old chief Mshlanga / Doris Lessing --
Who cares? / Santha Rama Rau --
Over the river and though the wood / John O'Hara --
Dental or mental, I say it's spinach / S.J. Perelman --
The drover's wife / Henry Lawson --
The huntsmen / Paul Horgan --
The guest / Albert Camus --
Patience / Nigel Balchin --
Among the paths to Eden / Truman Capote --
Admiral's night / Machado de Assis --
The bet / Anton Chekhov --
The man who could work miracles / H.G. Wells --
A country love story / Jean Stafford --
A worn path / Eudora Welty --
The outstation / W. Somerset Maugham --
A priest in the family / Leo Kennedy --
The cop and the anthem / O. Henry --
Marriage á la mode / Katherine Mansfield --
The nightingale / Maxim Gorky --
The launch / Max Aub --
The wreath / Luigi Pirandello --
The eighty-yard run / Irwin Shaw --
You were perfectly fine / Dorothy Parker --
Luzina takes a holiday / Gabrielle Roy.
Other Titles: Reader's digest.
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