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

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) by Various

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781593080860
Publisher: Barnes & Noble
Publication date: 05/01/2004
Series: Barnes & Noble Classics Series
Pages: 576
Product dimensions: 5.19(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.44(d)

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Great American Short Stories: From Hawthorne to Hemingway (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you do not have time to read novel-length classics by some great American authors, then read these short stories. This book will give you a good taste of their style of writing and will also provide an enjoyable read.
TheQuillPen More than 1 year ago
I always find it difficult to judge an anthology of literature as a whole when it contains such varied authors, but B&N's Great American Short Stories is certainly a rewarding collection. Standouts include Hawthorne's "The Birthmark," Poe's "The Fall of the House of Usher," Melville's "Bartleby the Scrivener," James's "The Beast in the Jungle," Wharton's "The Other Two," Crane's "The Blue Hotel," Cather's "Paul's Case," Fitzgerald's "Winter Dreams," and Hemingway's "The End of Something." On the whole, this anthology, though merely a sampling of each great author, fulfills its purpose with aplomb and makes for enjoyable reading.
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I can't archive this book, in other words I can't take this book off my nook.
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Any chance I can get a list of the short stories included in this book?
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