Great Short Short Stories: Quick Reads by Great Writers [NOOK Book]

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"To buy books would be a good thing," observed Arthur Schopenhauer, "if we also could buy the time to read them." All devoted readers long for more time to spend with their books, and the next best thing to buying time is making the most of the available moments. Great Short Short Stories: Quick Reads by Great Writers offers that opportunity. An outstanding collection of 30 brilliant short stories, each just six or fewer pages in length, it provides the chance to absorb an ...
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Great Short Short Stories: Quick Reads by Great Writers

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Overview


"To buy books would be a good thing," observed Arthur Schopenhauer, "if we also could buy the time to read them." All devoted readers long for more time to spend with their books, and the next best thing to buying time is making the most of the available moments. Great Short Short Stories: Quick Reads by Great Writers offers that opportunity. An outstanding collection of 30 brilliant short stories, each just six or fewer pages in length, it provides the chance to absorb an entire story (or two or three) in just one sitting.
Well-known tales from masters of the short-story genre include: Mark Twain, "The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County"; Franz Kafka, "A Country Doctor"; Edgar Allan Poe, "The Cask of Amontillado"; Guy de Maupassant, "A Piece of String"; Stephen Crane, "The Veteran"; Kate Chopin, "A Pair of Silk Stockings"; plus works by Dickens, O. Henry, Chekhov, Wilde, and many others.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486114897
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 3/22/2012
  • Series: Dover Thrift Editions
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 575,814
  • File size: 681 KB

Table of Contents

Sherwood Anderson The Egg
Ambrose Bierce An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge
Willa Cather The Enchanted Bluff
Anton Chekhov A Malefactor
Kate Chopin A Pair of Silk Stockings
Stephen Crane The Veteran
Daniel Defoe The Apparition of Mrs. Veal
Charles Dickens Nobody's Story
Charlotte Perkins Gilman If I Were a Man
Thomas Hardy Squire Petrick's Lady
Bret Harte The Luck of Roaring Camp
Nathaniel Hawthorne Dr. Heidegger's Experiment
Jerome K. Jerome A Ghost Story
Sarah Orne Jewett A White Heron
Franz Kafka A Country Doctor
Rudyard Kipling Wee Willie Winkie
Nella Larsen Sanctuary
D. H. Lawrence Second Best
Jack London The White Silence
Katherine Mansfield Germans at Meat
Guy de Maupassant A Piece of String
H. H. Munro, or Saki The Open Window
O. Henry The Furnished Room
Luigi Pirandello With Other Eyes
Edgar Allan Poe The Cask of Amontillado
Alexander Pushkin The Coffin-Maker
Leo Tolstoy The Three Hermits
Mark Twain The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County
H. G. Wells The Remarkable Case of Davidson's Eyes
Oscar Wilde The Sphinx Without a Secret
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