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|Fiction 50 is a comprehensive introduction to short fiction, built around a group of 56 stories selected for their exceptional quality, variety, and historical significance to the genre. Fiction 50 provides instruction in the critical analysis of short fiction, helping readers to develop both verbal and written skills.|
I. Reading and Studying the Short Story.Plot. Nathaniel Hawthorne, My Kinsman, Major Molineux. Character. William Faulkner, Barn Burning. Setting. James Joyce, Araby. Point of View. Gail Godwin, Dream Children. Theme. Sarah Orne Jewett, A White Heron. Symbol and Allegory. Shirley Jackson, The Lottery. Style and Tone. John Updike, A&P.
II. Stones.Alice Adams. Roses, Rhododendron. James Baldwin. Sonny's Blues. Donald Barthelme. Cortes and Montezuma. Ann Beattie. Janus. Jorge Luis Borges. The Garden of Forking Paths. Kay Boyle. Astronomer's Wife. Raymond Carver. Cathedral. John Cheever. The Country Husband. Anton Chekhov. The Darling. Kate Chopin. The Storm. Agatha Christie. The Witness for the Prosecution. Samuel L. Clemens. The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County. Joseph Conrad. The Heart of Darkness. Stephen Crane. The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky. Arthur Conan Doyle. A Scandal in Bohemia. Ralph Ellison. King of the Bingo Game. Louise Erdrich. Mauser. William Faulkner. A Rose for Emily. Charlotte Perkins Gilman. The Yellow Wall-Paper. Susan Glaspell. A Jury of Her Peers. Nikolai Gogol. The Overcoat. Ernest Hemingway. Hills Like White Elephants. Zora Neale Hurston. Spunk. Washington Irving. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Henry James. Four Meetings. James Joyce. The Dead. Garrison KeiIIor. The Tip-Top Club. William Kittredge. We Are Not in This Together. D.H. Lawrence. The Horse Dealer's Daughter. Ursula K. Le Guin. Horse Camp. Dorris Lessing. Wine. Bobbie Ann Mason. Shiloh. Herman Melville. Bartleby the Scrivener. Alice Munro. Thanks for the Ride. Joyce Carol Oates. Four Summers. Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? Flannery O'Connor. The Artificial Nigger. A Good Man Is Hard to Find. Tillie Olsen. I Stand Here Ironing. Edgar Allan Poe. The Cask of Amontillado. The Fall of the House of Usher. Katherine Anne Porter. The Grave. Leslie Silko. Yellow Woman. Leo Tolstoy. The Death of Ivan Ilych. Alice Walker. Nineteen Fifty-Five. Eudora Welty. Why I Live at the P.O. W.D. Wetherell. Wherever That Great Heart May Be. Richard Wright. The Man Who Was Almost a Man. Patricia Zelver. Love Letters.
III. Writing About the Short Story.Reading Critically. Reading and Writing. Quotation and Documentation.
IV. Short Story Handbook.
V. Biographical Notes.
VI. Chronological Table of Contents.