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Great American short stories : from Hawthorne to Hemingway

Author: Corinne Demas
Publisher: New York : Barnes & Noble Classics, 2004.
Series: Barnes & Noble classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Beginning with well-known stories by Hawthorne, Melville, and Poe, this diverse and colorful collection includes tales by Mark Twain, Ambrose Bierce, Sherwood Anderson, Henry James, Edith Wharton, Willa Cather, Stephen Crane, and Mary Wilkins Freeman. From Sarah Orne Jewett's portraits of rural Maine to F. Scott Fitzgerald's brilliant tales from the Jazz Age, these stories span the breadth of the American  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Short stories
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Corinne Demas
ISBN: 1593080867 9781593080860
OCLC Number: 56088890
Description: xxix, 545 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Young Goodman Brown --
The Birthmark --
Rappaccini's daughter --
The Cask of Amontillado --
The Fall of the house of Usher --
The Purloined letter --
Bartleby the scrivener --
The Notorious jumping frog of Calaveras County --
An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge --
My friend Bingham --
The Beast in the jungle --
A White heron --
The flight of Betsey Lane --
A New England nun --
The Revolt of "Mother" --
The Wife of his youth --
The Passing of Grandison --
The Yellow wall-paper --
The Gift of the Magi --
The Ransom of Red Chief --
The Other two --
The Open boat --
The Blue hotel --
To build a fire --
Hands --
The Untold lie --
Paul's case --
Bernice bobs her hair --
Winter dreams --
The End of something.
Series Title: Barnes & Noble classics.
Responsibility: edited with an introduction by Corinne Demas.

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Beginning with well-known stories by Hawthorne, Melville, and Poe, this diverse and colorful collection includes tales by Mark Twain, Ambrose Bierce, Sherwood Anderson, Henry James, Edith Wharton, Willa Cather, Stephen Crane, and Mary Wilkins Freeman. From Sarah Orne Jewett's portraits of rural Maine to F. Scott Fitzgerald's brilliant tales from the Jazz Age, these stories span the breadth of the American experience. In addition to acknowledged masters of the short story form, such as O. Henry, Jack London, and Ernest Hemingway, this volume features stories by Charles W. Chesnutt, the first important African-American novelist, and Charlotte Perkins Gilman, a leading theorist of the early women's movement.

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