40 Short Stories: A Portable Anthology / Edition 4

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Overview

40 Short Stories, part of the highly successful Bedford/St. Martin's portable series of anthologies and guides, continues to offer a balanced mix of classic and contemporary short fiction for a low price. Editorial features — such as instruction on how to write about fiction and a glossary of literary terms — are located in the back of the book so the focus can remain on the stories. The stories themselves are arranged chronologically to help students trace the evolution of the short story genre. This book's small size, low price, and versatility make it the perfect anthology for a variety of classes, including introduction to fiction, composition, creative writing, or introduction to literature.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781457604751
  • Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
  • Publication date: 7/9/2012
  • Edition description: Fourth Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 576
  • Sales rank: 53,844
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 5.40 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

BEVERLY LAWN (Ph.D. SUNY-Stony Brook), Professor of English Emerita, taught introductory fiction courses at Adelphi University for almost three decades. Editor or co-editor several literature anthologies, including Literature: A Portable Anthology, she is also the author of Throat of Feathers, a book of poems.

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Table of Contents

Preface

Nathaniel Hawthorne, Young Goodman Brown

Edgar Allan Poe, A Cask of Amontillado

Herman Melville, Bartleby the Scrivener

* Ambrose Bierce, An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge

Guy de Maupassant, The Necklace

Kate Chopin, The Story of an Hour

* Anton Chekhov, A Blunder

Charlotte Perkins Gilman, The Yellow Wallpaper

Willa Cather, Paul’s Case

James Joyce, Araby

Franz Kafka, The Metamorphosis

* D. H. Lawrence, The Rocking-Horse Winner

Katherine Anne Porter, The Jilting of Granny Weatherall

F. Scott Fitzgerald, Winter Dreams

William Faulkner, Barn Burning

Ernest Hemingway, Hills Like White Elephants

John Steinbeck, The Chrysanthemums

Eudora Welty, A Worn Path

Ralph Ellison, Battle Royal

* Shirley Jackson, The Lottery

James Baldwin, Sonny’s Blues

* Flannery O’Connor, A Good Man Is Hard to Find

* Cynthia Ozick, The Shawl

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings

John Updike, A & P

Raymond Carver, Cathedral

Joyce Carol Oates, Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?

* Margaret Atwood, Death by Landscape

Toni Cade Bambara, The Lesson

* Bharati Mukherjee, The Management of Grief

Alice Walker, Everyday Use

Tim O’Brien, The Things They Carried

* Zoe Wicomb, You Can’t Get Lost in Capetown

Amy Tan, Two Kinds

Sandra Cisneros, The House on Mango Street

* Murthan Mungan, Muradhan and Selvihan or The Tale of the Crystal Kiosk

* Ha Jin, The Bridegroom

Lorrie Moore, How to Become a Writer

* Sherman Alexie, What You Pawn I Will Redeem

* Edwidge Danticat, Night Women

* Writing about Short Stories

Biographical Notes on the Authors
Glossary of Literary Terms
Index of Authors and Titles

* new to this edition

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