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Great American Short Stories: From Hawthorne to Hemingway (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
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Great American Short Stories: From Hawthorne to Hemingway (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)

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by Corinne Demas (Editor)
 

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Great American Short Stories: From Hawthorne to Hemingway is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble

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Great American Short Stories: From Hawthorne to Hemingway is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics:

  • New introductions commissioned from today's top writers and scholars
  • Biographies of the authors
  • Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events
  • Footnotes and endnotes
  • Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work
  • Comments by other famous authors
  • Study questions to challenge the reader's viewpoints and expectations
  • Bibliographies for further reading
  • Indices & Glossaries, when appropriate
All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls together a constellation of influences—biographical, historical, and literary—to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works.

Uniquely capable of capturing a moment in time, the short story occupies a cherished place in the history of American literature. During the last 200 years, some of this nation’s greatest writers have produced outstanding examples of this art form, many of which are included in this collection.

Beginning with well-known stories by Hawthorne, Melville, and Poe, this diverse and colorful collection includes tales by Mark Twain, Ambrose Bierce, Sherwood Anderson, Henry James, Edith Wharton, Willa Cather, Stephen Crane, and Mary Wilkins Freeman. From Sarah Orne Jewett’s portraits of rural Maine to F. Scott Fitzgerald’s brilliant tales from the Jazz Age, these stories span the breadth of the American experience. In addition to acknowledged masters of the short story form, such as O. Henry, Jack London, and Ernest Hemingway, this volume features stories by Charles W. Chesnutt, the first important African-American novelist, and Charlotte Perkins Gilman, a leading theorist of the early women’s movement.

Corinne Demas is Professor of English at Mount Holyoke College and a fiction editor of the Massachusetts Review. She has a Ph.D. in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University. She is the author of two collections of short stories, two novels, a memoir, and numerous books for children.

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Great American Short Stories: From Hawthorne to Hemingway is part of the
Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics
  • New introductions commissioned from today's top writers and scholars
  • Biographies of the authors
  • Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events
  • Footnotes and endnotes
  • Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work
  • Comments by other famous authors
  • Study questions to challenge the reader's viewpoints and expectations
  • Bibliographies for further reading
  • Indices & Glossaries, when appropriate
  • All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls together a constellation of influences—biographical, historical, and literary—to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works.

    Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9781593083380
    Publisher:
    Barnes & Noble
    Publication date:
    01/01/2005
    Series:
    Barnes & Noble Classics Series
    Pages:
    545
    Product dimensions:
    5.75(w) x 8.44(h) x 1.81(d)

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    With a short story a reader can be totally immersed from start to finish without once having to abandon the fictional world until the story is over. Poe describes the kind of ideal hold a short-story writer can exert on a reader, and it’s not surprising that he would take full advantage of it in his own fiction. It’s not just the reader’s mind that a short-story writer can engage, suggests Poe, but the reader’s soul.
    —from the Introduction by Corinne Demas

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    Great American Short Stories (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
    ThePoet1745 More than 1 year ago
    I have really enjoyed this collection of short stories. I haven't yet finished it because, as it explains in the intro, a goood short story is something that you should be able to read in one sitting but also have a message and impact in some way. I find that I've kept it out in the open and if I'm waiting on some odd thing, this just fits perfect in those little time increments. You know, you have 20 minutes but aren't a tv fan for a sitcom or what have you- just perfect for a short read before going to sleep. It's not actually alphabetical, it's just a good into to the short story and the great impact it can have. I'd recommend this one to anyone. If it came in a paperback edition, that would be perfect for carrying around while waiting at a Dr's appt, for getting caught at a drawbridge here in Florida, or just waiting on a friend.
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