Great Short Stories by American Women [NOOK Book]

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Embracing a wide variety of subjects, this choice collection of 13 short stories represents the work of an elite group of American women writing in the 19th and earthly 20th centuries. The earliest stories are Rebecca Harding Davis' naturalistic "Life in the Iron Mills" (published in 1861 and predating ƒmile Zola's Germinal by almost 25 years) and Louisa May Alcott's semiautobiographical tale "Transcendental Wild Oats" (1873). The most recent ones are Zora Neale Hurston's "Sweat," an ironic tale of a failed ...
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Great Short Stories by American Women

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Overview


Embracing a wide variety of subjects, this choice collection of 13 short stories represents the work of an elite group of American women writing in the 19th and earthly 20th centuries. The earliest stories are Rebecca Harding Davis' naturalistic "Life in the Iron Mills" (published in 1861 and predating ƒmile Zola's Germinal by almost 25 years) and Louisa May Alcott's semiautobiographical tale "Transcendental Wild Oats" (1873). The most recent ones are Zora Neale Hurston's "Sweat," an ironic tale of a failed marriage, published in 1926, and "Sanctuary" (1930), Nella Larsen's gripping and controversial tale of contested loyalty.
In between is a grand cavalcade of superbly crafted fiction by Sarah Orne Jewett, Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Kate Chopin, Willa Cather, Alice Dunbar-Nelson, Djuna Barnes, Susan Glaspell and Edith Wharton. Brief biographies of each of the writers are included.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486111087
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 2/2/2012
  • Series: Dover Thrift Editions
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 427,473
  • File size: 612 KB

Table of Contents


Rebecca Harding Davis, "Life in the Iron-Mills"
Louisa May Alcott, "Transcendental Wild Oats"
Sarah Orne Jewett, "A White Heron"
Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, "A New England Nun"
Charlotte Perkins Gilman, "The Yellow Wall-Paper"
Kate Chopin, "The Storm"
Edith Wharton, "The Angel at the Grave"
Willa Cather, "Paul's Case"
Alice Dunbar-Nelson, "The Stones of the Village"
Susan Glaspell, "A Jury of Her Peers"
Djuna Barnes, "Smoke"
Zora Neale Hurston, "Sweat"
Nella Larsen, "Sanctuary"
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