Fiction: Pocket Anthology Penguin Academic Series / Edition 4

Paperback (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $1.99
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 94%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (27) from $1.99   
  • New (2) from $45.00   
  • Used (25) from $1.99   
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any coupons and promotions
Seller since 2015

Feedback rating:



New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

Brand new.

Ships from: acton, MA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Seller since 2008

Feedback rating:


Condition: New

Ships from: Chicago, IL

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Sort by


The perfect alternative to lengthy fiction anthologies, this brief, inexpensive, and diverse collection of 40 short stories provides a concise yet complete introduction to the study of fiction.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321244444
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 11/28/2004
  • Series: Penguin Academics Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 512
  • Product dimensions: 5.56 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.93 (d)

Table of Contents

Alphabetical List by Author.


The Telling of the Tale.
The Short Story Genre.
Reading and Analyzing Short Fiction.
Point of View.
Style and Symbolism.

Writing About Short Fiction.

Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864).
Young Goodman Brown.
Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849).
*The Cask of Amontillado.
*Sarah Orne Jewett (1849-1909).
*A White Heron.
Guy de Maupassant (1850-1893).
Mother Savage.
Kate Chopin (1851-1904).
*Désirée's Baby.
Anton Chekhov (1860-1904).
*The Lady with the Pet Dog.
*Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935).
*The YellowWallpaper.
Edith Wharton (1862-1937).
Roman Fever.
Willa Cather (1876-1947).
*Neighbor Rosicky.
James Joyce (1882-1941).
*The Dead.
Katherine Anne Porter (1890-1980).
The Jilting of Granny Weatherall.
William Faulkner (1897-1962).
*Barn Burning.
Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986).
*The Garden of Forking Paths.
Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961).
Hills Like White Elephants.
Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960).
John Steinbeck (1902-1968).
The Chrysanthemums.
Richard Wright (1908-1960).
The Man Who Was Almost a Man.
John Cheever (1912-1982).
Ralph Ellison (1914-1995).
A Party Down at the Square.
*Grace Paley (B. 1922).
Flannery O'Connor (1925-1964).
*Good Country People.
*Richard Yates (1926-1992).
*Doctor Jack-o'-Lantern.
Gabriel Garcìa Márquez (B. 1928).
A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings.
Chinua Achebe (B. 1930).
Dead Men's Path.
* J. G. Ballard (B. 1930).
*Time of Passage.
*Donald Barthelme (1931-1989).
*The Genius.
Alice Munro (B. 1931).
*How I Met My Husband.
*Andre Dubus (1936-1999).
Joyce Carol Oates (B. 1938).
Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?
Raymond Carver (1938-1988).
Margaret Atwood (B. 1939).
Happy Endings.
Bobbie Ann Mason (B. 1940).
Alice Walker (B. 1944).
Everyday Use.
Tim Gautreaux (B. 1947).
Died and Gone to Vegas.
*Jamaica Kincaid (B. 1949).
Dagoberto Gilb (B. 1950).
Look on the Bright Side.
Sandra Cisneros (B. 1954).
*Woman Hollering Creek.
Louise Erdrich (B. 1954).
The Red Convertible.
*Gish Jen (B. 1955).
*In the American Society.
Lorrie Moore (B. 1957).
How to Talk to Your Mother (Notes).

Appendix: The Forms of the Short Story.


Index of Critical Terms.
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)