Great American Short Stories

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Featuring 19 of the finest works from the most distinguished writers in the American short-story tradition, this new compilation begins with Nathaniel Hawthorne's 1835 tale "Young Goodman Brown" and ranges across an entire century, concluding with Ernest Hemingway's 1927 classic, "The Killers." Other selections include Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart," Melville's "Bartleby," Harte's "The Luck of Roaring Camp," "To Build a Fire," by Jack London, "The Real Thing" by Henry James, F. Scott Fitzgerald's "Bernice Bobs Her ...
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Overview


Featuring 19 of the finest works from the most distinguished writers in the American short-story tradition, this new compilation begins with Nathaniel Hawthorne's 1835 tale "Young Goodman Brown" and ranges across an entire century, concluding with Ernest Hemingway's 1927 classic, "The Killers." Other selections include Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart," Melville's "Bartleby," Harte's "The Luck of Roaring Camp," "To Build a Fire," by Jack London, "The Real Thing" by Henry James, F. Scott Fitzgerald's "Bernice Bobs Her Hair," plus stories by Mark Twain, Sarah Orne Jewett, Charles Chesnutt, Kate Chopin, Stephen Crane, Willa Cather, Ambrose Bierce, Theodore Dreiser, and others. Perfect for classroom use, this outstanding collection of tales will also prove popular with fiction readers everywhere.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486421193
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 7/23/2002
  • Series: Dover Thrift Editions Series
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 86,878
  • Product dimensions: 5.27 (w) x 8.28 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Nathaniel Hawthorne: Young Goodman Brown (1835)
2 Edgar Allan Poe: The Tell-Tale Heart (1843)
3 Herman Melville: Bartleby (1856)
4 Bret Harte: The Luck of Roaring Camp (1870)
5 Stephen Crane: The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky (1878)
6 Mark Twain: The Private History of a Campaign that Failed (1885)
7 Sarah Orne Jewett: A White Heron (1886)
8 Charles Waddell Chesnutt: The Goophered Grapevine (1887)
9 Mary E. Wilkins Freeman: A New England Nun (1891)
10 Charlotte Perkins Gilman: The Yellow Wallpaper (1892)
11 Henry James: The Real Thing (1893)
12 Kate Chopin: A Pair of Silk Stockings (1897)
13 Jack London: To Build a Fire (1908)
14 Ambrose Bierce: An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge (1909)
15 Theodore Dreiser: The Lost Phoebe (1916)
16 Willa Cather: Paul’s Case (1920)
17 F. Scott Fitzgerald: Bernice Bobs Her Hair (1920)
18 Sherwood Anderson: The Egg (1921)
19 Ernest Hemingway: The Killers (1927)
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