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This superb collection celebrates the astonishing growth of the short story in America, from the early nineteenth century to the outbreak of World War II. From the very beginnings of this youngest of literary forms. American writers have played a crucial role in its development.

Here are thirty-three of their finest stories, ranging from the brooding romanticism of Hawthorne and Poe to the wit of Twain and Thurber - from the high moral consciousness of James to the sheer high ...

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This superb collection celebrates the astonishing growth of the short story in America, from the early nineteenth century to the outbreak of World War II. From the very beginnings of this youngest of literary forms. American writers have played a crucial role in its development.

Here are thirty-three of their finest stories, ranging from the brooding romanticism of Hawthorne and Poe to the wit of Twain and Thurber - from the high moral consciousness of James to the sheer high spirits of Saroyan. Taken together, these classic tales form a remarkably rich and vital record of one of our literature's proudest and most original achievements.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780451522795
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 1/1/1990
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 560
  • Product dimensions: 4.26 (w) x 6.82 (h) x 1.27 (d)

Meet the Author

Burton Raffel has taught English, Classics, and Comparative Literature at universities in the United States, Israel, and Canada. His books include translations of Beowulf, Horace: Odes, Epodes, Epistles, Satires, The Complete Poetry and Prose of Chairil Anwar, From the Vietnamese, Ten Centuries of Poetry, The Complete Poetry of Osip Emilevich, Mandelstram (with Alla Burago), and Poems From the Old English and The Annotated Milton; several critical studies, Introduction to Poetry, How to Read a Poem, The Development of Modern Indonesian Poetry, and The Forked Tounge: A Study of the Translation Process; and Mia Poems, a volume of his own poetry. Mr. Raffel practiced law on Wall Street and taught in the Ford Foundation’s English Language Teacher Training Project in Indonesia.

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  • Posted October 2, 2014

    This book was about several short stories about American court c

    This book was about several short stories about American court cases that showed how the law was changed. It showed the transformation from around the 1800s to present time. This book was to show how there were several amendment that had to be changed and also how some courts changed our law system forever and made a mark on history. This book was very helpful and showed me lots of fun and interesting cases in which some laws were changed or even totally new laws were implemented. I had to read this book in my after school and this was a very cool book that gave lots of information and was also very interesting.

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