Cengage Advantage Books: A Pocketful of Prose: Vintage Short Fiction, Volume I, Revised Edition / Edition 1

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Save money with CENGAGE ADVANTAGE BOOKS: POCKETFUL OF PROSE: VINTAGE SHORT FICTION, VOLUME I! An inexpensive alternative to the more expensive anthologies, this slim volume contains only the essentials of the most familiar and most taught favorites. The Quick and Easy Guide for Critical Reading, located conveniently for easy access, contains questions that center your study of the works in the book and also serve as a useful guide for reading any work, in or outside of class.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781413015591
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 5/2/2005
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 647,263
  • Product dimensions: 5.42 (w) x 7.64 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface. 1. "The Rocking Horse Winner," by D.H. Lawrence. 2. "Flowering Judas" by Katherine Anne Porter. Katherine Anne Porter on the Creative Process. 3. "A Rose for Emily" by William Faulkner. Student Question William Faulkner on "A Rose for Emily." 4. "The Killers," by Ernest Hemingway. 5. "Bliss," by Katherine Mansfield. 6. "The Necklace," by Guy de Maupassant. Cleanth Brooks and Robert Penn Warren Pose Questions on the Trick Ending. 7. "Araby," by James Joyce. 8. "The Chrysanthemums," by John Steinbeck. John Steinbeck's Revisions of "The Chrysanthemums" After the Original. Publication with Comment by William Osborne. 9. "The Magic Barrel," by Bernard Malamud. 10. "Young Goodman Brown," by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Edgar Allan Poe's Review of Nathaniel Hawthorne's TWICE-TOLD TALES. 11. "The Fall of the House of Usher," by Edgar Allan Poe. 12. "Why I Live at the P.O.," by Eudora Welty. Critical Commentary by Ruth M. Vande Kieft. 13. "Paul's Case," by Willa Cather. 14. "A Good Man Is Hard to Find," by Flannery O'Connor. Letters Written by Flannery O'Connor in Response to Interpretations of "A Good Man Is Hard to Find." 15. "Gooseberries," by Anton Chekhov. 16. "To Room Nineteen," by Doris Lessing. Feminist Insights by Dorothy Brewster and Mona Knapp. 17. "Going to Meet the Man," by James Baldwin. A Critical Review and Reassessment by James Rees Moore. 18. "A & P," by John Updike. Other Fiction by these Writers. Acknowledgements of Permission.

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