World's Greatest Short Stories

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Wonderfully wide-ranging and enjoyable, this outstanding collection features short stories by great 19- and 20th-century writers from America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Western Europe.
Included are Hemingway's "A Clean, Well-Lighted Place," in which two waiters and a lonely customer in a Spanish cafe confront the concept of nothingness; "A & P," John Updike's most anthologized story and one of his most popular; "Borges and I," typical Jorge Luis Borges — imaginative,...
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Overview


Wonderfully wide-ranging and enjoyable, this outstanding collection features short stories by great 19- and 20th-century writers from America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Western Europe.
Included are Hemingway's "A Clean, Well-Lighted Place," in which two waiters and a lonely customer in a Spanish cafe confront the concept of nothingness; "A & P," John Updike's most anthologized story and one of his most popular; "Borges and I," typical Jorge Luis Borges — imaginative, philosophical, and mysterious; as well as short masterpieces by Leo Tolstoy, Anton Chekhov, Herman Melville, Thomas Mann, Guy de Maupassant, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, D. H. Lawrence, and ten other great writers.
Prime examples of the classic short story, these enduring literary treasures will be invaluable to students and teachers as well as to anyone who appreciates the finely turned tale.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486447162
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 4/28/2006
  • Series: Dover Thrift Editions Series
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 69,891
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents


Herman Melville--U.S.A.
   Bartleby the Scrivener (1853)

Guy de Maupassant--France
   The Necklace (1884)

Leo Tolstoy--Russia
   The Death of Ivan Ilyich (1886)

Rudyard Kipling--England
   The Man Who Would Be King (1888)

Charlotte Perkins Gilman--U.S.A.
   The Yellow Wallpaper (1892)

Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis--Brazil
   The Fortune-Teller (1896)

Anton Chekhov--Russia
   The Lady with the Toy Dog (1899)

Rainer Maria Rilke--Germany
   How Old Timofei Died with a Song (1900)

Thomas Mann--Germany
   The Path to the Cemetery (1901)

D. H. Lawrence--England
   The Prussian Officer (1914)

James Joyce--Ireland
   Araby (1914)

Luigi Pirandello--Italy
   Mrs. Frola and Mr. Ponza, Her Son-in-Law (1917)

Virginia Woolf--England
   The Mark on the Wall (1921)

Franz Kafka--Czechoslovakia
   A Hunger Artist (1922)

Katherine Mansfield--England
   The Garden-Party (1922)

Yasunari Kawabata--Japan
   The Grasshopper and the Bell Cricket (1924)

Ernest Hemingway--U.S.A.
  A Clean, Well-Lighted Place (1926)

Chinua Achebe--Nigeria
   The Sacrificial Egg (1959)

John Updike--U.S.A.
   A & P (1961)

Jorge Luis Borges--Argentina
   Borges and I (1962)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2012

    Great Condition

    I love the stories inside. They are challenging enough for practicing to read high leveled, the vocabularies are usually from the SAT, and the overall the stories were always fun and interesting. Plus the conditon of he book was superb when it was delivered.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 15, 2013

    Highly recommended - great selection

    a pleasure to read on my Nook. The paper book had small print, too crowded on the page. On my Nook I can adjust to my preferences.
    My short story club is looking forward to using the book for our discussions.

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  • Posted March 19, 2013

    A Pretty Good Book

    I am in a group that reads short stories. We are in the process of reading this book. So far, I am enjoying the stories from noted authors. The authors wrote the stories about one hundred years ago. I need a dictionary or Merriam Webster on the internet at times to understand some of the words that may have been used back then, but are not used today.

    I think the stories are thought-provoking and bring up some very interesting points to discuss. It also introduces me to the writings of GREAT authors so that I may want to read more by them.

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