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The Oxford book of American short stories

Author: Joyce Carol Oates
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Collection of fifty-six American short stories that includes biographical information about each author.
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Genre/Form: Short stories
Short stories, American
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joyce Carol Oates
ISBN: 0195070658 9780195070651
OCLC Number: 123236186
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 768 pages
Contents: Rip van Winkle / Washington Irving --
Peter Rugg, the missing man / William Austin --
The wives of the dead / Nathaniel Hawthorne --
The paradise of bachelors and the tartarus of maids / Herman Melville --
The tell-tale heart / Edgar Allan Poe --
The ghost in the mill / Harriet Beecher Stowe --
Cannibalism in the cars / Samuel Clemens --
A white heron / Sarah Orne Jewett --
The storm / Kate Chopin --
The sheriff's children / Charles Chesnutt --
The yellow wallpaper / Charlotte Perkins Gilman --
The middle years / Henry James --
In a far country / Jack London --
Old woman Magoun / Mary E. Wilkins Freeman --
The little regiment / Stephen Crane --
A journey / Edith Wharton --
The strength of God / Sherwood Anderson --
A death in the desert / Willa Cather --Blood-burning moon / Jean Toomer --
A clean, well-lighted place / Ernest Hemingway --
An alcoholic case / F. Scott Fitzgerald --
The girl with a pimply face / William Carlos Williams --
He / Katherine Anne Porter --
That evening sun / William Faulkner --
Sweat / Zora Neale Hurston --
Red-headed baby / Langston Hughes --
The man who was almost a man / Richard Wright --
A distant episode / Paul Bowles --
A late encounter with the enemy / Flannery O'Connor --
Sonny's blues / James Baldwin --
Battle royal / Ralph Ellison --
There will come soft rains / Ray Bradbury --
Rain in the heart / Peter Taylor --
Where is the voice coming from? / Eudora Welty --
The lecture / Isaac Bashevis Singer --My son the murderer / Bernard Malamud --
Something to remember me by / Saul Bellow --
The death of Justina / John Cheever --
Texts / Ursula K. Le Guin --
The school / Donald Barthelme --
The persistence of desire / John Updike --
Alaska / Alice Adams --
Are these actual miles? / Raymond Carver --
Yellow woman / Leslct.
Responsibility: edited by Joyce Carol Oates.

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Combining classic favourites with many unexpected gems, this anthology of 56 short stories celebrates the richness and diversity of the American literary imagination, from Hawthorne to Updike.  Read more...

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