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Short stories for students. Volume 30 : presenting analysis, context, and criticism on commonly studied short stories

Publisher: Detroit : Gale Cenage Learning, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Contains entries that provide information about fourteen short stories, covering the plot, characters, themes, style, and historical context of each story, with an author biography, critical overview, selection of criticism, list of sources, and suggestions for further reading. Includes works by Roald Dahl, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Stephen King, and others.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
ISBN: 9781414466941 1414466943
OCLC Number: 631879393
Notes: Each entry contains author biography, plot summary, characters, themes, style, historical context, critical overview, and criticism.
Description: xix, 309 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 29 cm
Contents: Beware of the dog / Roald Dahl --
A day goes by / Luigi Pirandello --
Dr. Heidegger's experiment / Nathaniel Hawthorne --
The heavenly Christmas tree / Fyodor Dostoevsky --
The leap / Louise Erdich --
Love must not be forgotten / Zhang Jie --
Marriage is a private affair / Chinua Achebe --
No witchcraft for sale / Doris Lessing --
One ordinary day, with Peanuts / Shirley Jackson --
The prisoner who wore glasses / Bessie Head --
The son from America / Isaac Bashevis Singer --
Sorry, right number / Stephen King --
Sweet potato pie / Eugenia Collier --
The thrill of the grass / W.P. Kinsella.
Responsibility: Sara Constantakis, project editor ; foreword by Thomas E. Barden.

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Each bi-annual volume presents vital information on approximately 20 of the most-studied short stories at the high school and early-college levels.  Read more...

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