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The Oxford book of short stories

Author: V S Pritchett
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1981.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Sir Walter Scott / The Two Drovers, Nathaniel Hawthorne/ The Birthmark, Edgar Allen Poe / The Fall Of The House Of Usher, ETC.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
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Oxford book of short stories.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1981
(OCoLC)561572744
Online version:
Oxford book of short stories.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1981
(OCoLC)610209177
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: V S Pritchett
ISBN: 0192141163 9780192141163 9780199583133 0199583137
OCLC Number: 8035224
Description: xiv, 547 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Two drovers / Sir Walter Scott --
Birthmark / Nathaniel Hawthorne --
Fall of the House of Usher / Edgar Allan Poe --
Celebrated jumping frog of Calaveras County / Mark Twain --
Iliad of Sandy Bar / Bret Harte --
Coup de grâce / Ambrose Bierce --
Paste / Henry James --
Thrawn Janet / Robert Louis Stevenson --
Secret sharer / Joseph Conrad --
Record of Badalia Herodsfoot / Rudyard Kipling --
Telemachus, friend / O. Henry --
Sredni Vashtar / Hector Hugh Munro ('Saki') --
Open boat / Stephen Crane --
Ideal craftsman / Walter De La Mare --
Official position / W. Somerset Maugham --
I want to know why / Sherwood Anderson --
Field of mustard / A.E. Coppard --
Grace / James Joyce --
Rocking-horse winner / D.H. Lawrence --
Who dealt? / Ring Lardner --
Woman at the store / Katherine Mansfield --
Flowering Judas / Katherine Anne Porter --
The tent / Liam O'Flaherty --
Dry September / William Faulkner --
Hills like white elephants / Ernest Hemingway --
Demon lover / Elizabeth Bowen --
Many are disappointed / V.S. Pritchett --
Sinners / Sean O'Faolain --
Guests of the nation / Frank O'Connor --
Runaway / Morley Callaghan --
Never / H.E. Bates --
Horse and two goats / R.K. Narayan --
Visit of charity / Eudora Welty --
Various temptations / William Sansom --
My vocation / Mary Lavin --
Five-twenty / Patrick White --
Goodbye, my brother / John Cheever --
Mrs. Fortescue / Doris Lessing --
Parker's back / Flannery O'Connor --
Going home / William Trevor --
Lifeguard / John Updike.
Responsibility: chosen by V.S. Pritchett.
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V. S. Pritchett, one of our greatest short-story writers, has chosen forty-one stories written in the English language for this volume, producing a collection that successfully displays the wealth  Read more...

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