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The American short story : a treasury of the memorable and familiar by the great American writers from Washington Irving to Saul Bellow

Author: Thomas K Parkes
Publisher: New York : Galahad Books, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This entertaining collection -- a panoramic survey of American literature -- presents over two hundred years of great American short stories in more than 1,000 pages ...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Short stories
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas K Parkes
ISBN: 0883658739 9780883658734 9781578661701 1578661706
OCLC Number: 227011302
Description: xvii, 1003 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Rip Van Winkle ; The legend of Sleepy Hollow / Washington Irving --
Rappaccini's daughter / Nathaniel Hawthorne --
The fall of the House of Usher ; The murders in the Rue Morgue ; The purloined letter / Edgar Allen Poe --
Benito Cereno / Herman Melville --
The man without a country / Edward Everett Hale --
The lady, or the tiger / Frank R. Stockton --
The celebrated jumping from of Calaveras County ; The man that corrupted Hadleyburg / Mark Twain --
The luck of Roaring Camp ; The outcasts of Poker Flat / Bret Harte --
Marjorie Daw / Thomas Bailey Aldrich --
The damned thing ; An occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge / Ambrose Bierce --
The turn of the screw / Henry James --
Brer Rabbit, Brer Fox, and the Tar Baby / Joel Chandler Harris --
A white heron / Sarah Orne Jewett --
The story of the other wise man / Henry Van Dyke --
The return of a private / Hamlin Garland --
The mission of Jane / Edith Wharton --
The gift of the Magi ; The furnished room / O. Henry --
A deal in wheat / Frank Norris --
The open boat / Stephen Crane --
The lost Phoebe / Theodore Dreiser --
Paul's case / Willa Cather --
To build a fire / Jack London --
I'm a fool / Sherwood Anderson --
The golden homeymoon / Ring Lardner --
The afternoon of a faun / Edna Ferber --
Humoresque / Fannie Hurst --
Silent snow, secret snow / Conrad Aiken --
Flowering Judas / Katherine Anne Porter --
Big blonde / Dorothy Parker --
The secret life of Walter Mitty / James Thurber. Babylon revisited / F. Scott Fitzgerald --
A rose for Emily / William Faulkner --
The Devil and Daniel Webster / Stephen Vincent Benét --
The snows of Kilimanjaro / Ernest Hemingway --
The lost boy / Thomas Wolfe --
The red pony / John Steinbeck --
Gimpel the fool / Isaac Bashevis Singer --
Imagine kissing Pete / John O'Hara --
The daring young man on the flying trapeze / William Saroyan --
Death of a traveling salesman / Eudora Welty --
Christ in concrete / Pietro Di Donato --
The country husband / John Cheever --
The magic barrel / Bernard Malamud --
A silver dish / Saul Bellow --
The lottery / Shirley Jackson --
There will come soft rains / Ray Bradbury --
Welcome to the monkey house / Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. --
A Christmas memory / Truman Capote --
Tell me how long the train's been going / James Baldwin --
A good man is hard to find / Flannery O'Connor --
Pigeon feathers / John Updike --
Where are you going, where have you been? / Joyce Carol Oates.
Responsibility: edited by Thomas K. Parkes.

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This entertaining collection -- a panoramic survey of American literature -- presents over two hundred years of great American short stories in more than 1,000 pages ...

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