The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty

The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty

by Eudora Welty

Paperback(First Edition)

$17.14 $17.95 Save 5% Current price is $17.14, Original price is $17.95. You Save 5%.
View All Available Formats & Editions
Eligible for FREE SHIPPING
  • Want it by Thursday, October 25?   Order by 12:00 PM Eastern and choose Expedited Shipping at checkout.
    Same Day shipping in Manhattan. 
    See Details


The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty by Eudora Welty

With a preface written by the author especially for this edition, this is the complete collection of stories by Eudora Welty.

Including the earlier collections A Curtain of Green, The Wide Net, The Golden Apples, and The Bride of the Innisfallen, as well as previously uncollected ones, these forty-one stories demonstrate Eudora Welty's talent for writing from diverse points-of-view with “vision that is sweet by nature, always humanizing, uncannily objective, but never angry” (Washington Post).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780156189217
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 02/01/1982
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 640
Sales rank: 166,894
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.18(d)
Lexile: 980L (what's this?)

About the Author

EUDORA WELTY (1909-2001) was born in Jackson, Mississippi, and attended the Mississippi State College for Women, the University of Wisconsin, and Columbia University (where she studied advertising). In addition to short fiction, Welty wrote novels, novellas, essays, and reviews, and was the winner of both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize.

Date of Birth:

April 13, 1909

Date of Death:

July 23, 2001

Place of Birth:

Jackson, Mississippi

Place of Death:

Jackson, Mississippi


University of Wisconsin

Read an Excerpt

I was getting along fine with Mama, Papa-Daddy and Uncle Rondo until my sister Stella=Rondo just separated from her husband and came back home again. Mr. Whitaker! Of course I went with Mr. Whitaker first, when he first appeared here in China Grove, taking "Pose Youself" photos, and Stella-Rondo broke us up. Told him I was one-sided. Bigger on one side than the other, which is a deliberate, calculated falsehood: I'm the same. Stella-Rondo is exactly twelve months to the day younger than I am and for that reason she's spoiled.
—from "Why I Live at the P.O."

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews

The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
There are a lot of different kinds of fiction writers, so it's really impossible to claim one as the 'Best,' but for my money Eudora Welty wrote some of the best fiction America has ever produced. From a pure storytelling level, Eudora Welty can only be equaled, never bested, and even then only rarely. Maybe you don't get the action and genre fireworks found elsewhere, but you get more humanity, though without gross sentimentality. Her characters are the most precisely drawn I have ever read and her plots are real, never overbearing. She will always be at the top of my list, bar none.
binaryplumber More than 1 year ago
This will now be the fourth time I've purchased this book for myself in my lifetime. I give it away, or lose it all over. I would buy it again just for the story 'Powerhouse'. One of my favorites in the English language. Maybe I be back for a fifth. I hope they sell this in the afterlife. I'd buy it there too!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was first introduced to Eudora Welty in college and I find her writing a continual joy. Its a must for teen reading, or any reader in any season of their life.
delphica on LibraryThing 7 days ago
(#37 in the 2005 Book Challenge)No doubt, this is a metric ton of short stories. I like Ms. Welty quite a bit, although one thing that was rather alarming is that early on in this mammoth volume, I realized I love, oh, 90% of her early stories, when her writing is more straightforward, and then increasingly smaller percentages of her later stories (with the noted exception of the Maclean series). Which are still good, but not luuurve on my part per say. Grade: ARecommended: Very much, although you'd need to be very committed to the idea of Eudora Welty to read this straight through. Upon reflection, this might have been better if I read some, and then went back later to read others.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Rip off.