Reading Short Stories: Where To Start

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  • The Best Short Stories of Fyodor Dostoevsky (Modern Library)

    • ASIN: 0375756884
    • ISBN: 0375756884
    • Brand: Modern Library
    • Manufacturer: Modern Library

    This collection, unique to the Modern Library, gathers seven of Dostoevsky's key works and shows him to be equally adept at the short story as with the novel. Exploring many of the same themes as in his longer works, these small masterpieces move from the tender and romantic White Nights, an archetypal nineteenth-century morality tale of pathos and... [Read More]

  • The Best American Short Stories of the Century (The Best American Series ®)

    • UPC: 046442843676
    • ASIN: 0395843677
    • ISBN: 0395843677
    • Brand: Mariner Books
    • Manufacturer: Mariner Books

    Since the series' inception in 1915, the annual volumes of The Best American Short Stories have launched literary careers, showcased the most compelling stories of each year, and confirmed for all time the significance of the short story in our national literature. Now THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES OF THE CENTURY brings together the best of the b... [Read More]

  • Best Short Stories of the Modern Age

    • ASIN: 0449300587
    • ISBN: 0449300587
    • Manufacturer: Fawcett

    The short-stroy form continues to be a rich and fertile vein of literary expression. Collected in this remarkable volume are twenty renowned writers of the modern age who brilliantly mastered the distinctive power and beauty of the form--each bringing his or her own unique vision to the page. This powerful collection includes the work of: Sherwood ... [Read More]

  • Best American Short Stories 2018 (The Best American Series ®)

    • ASIN: 0544582942
    • ISBN: 0544582942
    • Manufacturer: Best American Paper

    Best-selling, award-winning, pop culture powerhouse Roxane Gay guest edits this year’s Best American Short Stories, the premier annual showcase for the country’s finest short fiction. “I am looking for the artful way any given story is conveyed,” writes Roxane Gay in her introduction to The Best American Short Stories 2018, “but I also lo... [Read More]

  • The Best Short Stories of Mark Twain (Modern Library Classics)

    • ASIN: 0812971183
    • ISBN: 0812971183
    • Brand: Modern Library
    • Manufacturer: Modern Library

    This unique collection of Twain’s essential short stories and semiautobiographical narratives is a testament to the author’s vast imagination. Featuring popular tales such as “Jim Smiley and His Jumping Frog” and “The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg,” as well as some delightful excerpts from The Diaries of Adam and Eve, this compilation a... [Read More]

  • The Best Short Stories of Dostoevsky (Modern Library)

    • ASIN: 0679600205
    • ISBN: 0679600205
    • Manufacturer: Modern Library

    Offers a collection of the Russian author's shorter fiction that features both his best known works and less familiar writing, including early sketches that reveal the development of his style and his understanding of psychology.

  • The Best Short Stories of O. Henry (Modern Library (Hardcover))

    • ASIN: 0679601228
    • ISBN: 0679601228
    • Brand: Modern Library
    • Manufacturer: Modern Library

    The more than 600 stories written by O. Henry provided an embarrassment of riches for the compilers of this volume.  The final selection of the thirty-eight stories in this collection offers for the reader's delight those tales honored almost unanimously by anthologists and those that represent, in variety and balance, the best work of America's ... [Read More]

  • 100 Years of The Best American Short Stories (The Best American Series ®)

    • ASIN: 0547485859
    • ISBN: 0547485859
    • Manufacturer: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

    The Best American Short Stories is the longest running and best-selling series of short fiction in the country. For the centennial celebration of this beloved annual series, master of the form Lorrie Moore selects forty stories from the more than two thousand that were published in previous editions. Series editor Heidi Pitlor recounts behind-the-... [Read More]

  • Baseball's Best Short Stories (Sporting's Best Short Stories series)

    • ASIN: 1613743769
    • ISBN: 1613743769
    • Manufacturer: Chicago Review Press

    This expanded edition features the best-loved short stories from the 20th century as well as new tales from some of the 21st century’s most iconic names in fiction. No other sport has inspired as many great writers as baseball has, and this exceptional anthology brings together 34 short stories about the nation’s favorite pastime. The stories ... [Read More]

  • Best American Short Stories 07 Pa (The Best American Series ®)

    • UPC: 046442713481
    • ASIN: 0618713484
    • ISBN: 0618713484
    • Manufacturer: Best American

    In his introduction to this volume, Stephen King writes, “Talent does more than come out; it bursts out, again and again, doing exuberant cartwheels while the band plays 'Stars and Stripes Forever' . . . Talent can’t help itself; it roars along in fair weather or foul, not sparing the fireworks. It gets emotional. It struts its stuff. In fact, ... [Read More]

  • The Best of Simple: Stories (American Century)

    • ASIN: 0374521336
    • ISBN: 0374521336
    • Manufacturer: Hill and Wang

    Langston Hughes's stories about Jesse B. Semple--first composed for a weekly column in the Chicago Defender and then collected in Simple Speaks His Mind, Simple Takes a Wife, and Simple Stakes a Claim--have been read and loved by hundreds of thousands of readers. In The Best of Simple, the author picked his favorites from these earlier volumes, sto... [Read More]

  • Best Short Stories (Dover Large Print Classics)

    • UPC: 800759424689
    • ASIN: 0486424685
    • ISBN: 0486424685
    • Manufacturer: Dover Publications

    William Sydney Porter (1862–1910), better known as O. Henry, led a life similar to those of his own fictional characters. Convicted of embezzlement, he found inspiration in his prison experience for some of the characters who populate his ironic tales. The 16 choice selections in this volume — among them "The Ransom of Red Chief," "The Last Lea... [Read More]

  • The Best American Short Stories 1998 (The Best American Series ®)

    • UPC: 046442875141
    • ASIN: 0395875145
    • ISBN: 0395875145
    • Brand: Mariner Books
    • Manufacturer: Best American

  • The Best American Short Stories 2001 (The Best American Series)

    • UPC: 046442926881
    • ASIN: 0395926882
    • ISBN: 0395926882
    • Manufacturer: Best American

    This year’s Best American Short Stories is edited by the critically acclaimed and best-selling author Barbara Kingsolver, whose latest book is Prodigal Summer. Kingsolver’s selections for The Best American Short Stories 2001 showcase a wide variety of new voices and masters, such as Alice Munro, Rick Moody, Dorothy West, and John Updike. “Rea... [Read More]

  • Hunting's Best Short Stories (Sporting's Best Short Stories series)

    • ASIN: 1556524749
    • ISBN: 1556524749
    • Manufacturer: Chicago Review Press

    The drama, danger, and energy of the hunt are unsurpassed as inspiration for short-story writers, many of whom have been fine hunters themselves. This collection spans the full range of the 20th century and boasts many prize-winning authors and stories, including Wallace Stegner’s “The Blue-Winged Teal,” Thomas McGuane’s “Sportsmen,” an... [Read More]

  • The Best American Short Stories 1999

    • UPC: 046442926843
    • ASIN: 039592684X
    • ISBN: 039592684X
    • Brand: Mariner Books
    • Manufacturer: Houghton Mifflin Company

  • The Best American Short Stories 2002 (The Best American Series)

    • UPC: 046442131735
    • ASIN: 0618131736
    • ISBN: 0618131736
    • Manufacturer: Best American

  • Best British Short Stories 2019

    • ASIN: 178463185X
    • ISBN: 178463185X
    • Brand: Salt
    • Manufacturer: Salt

    The nation’s favourite annual guide to the short story, now in its ninth year.Best British Short Stories invites you to judge a book by its cover – or more accurately, by its title. This new series aims to reprint the best short stories published in the previous calendar year by British writers, whether based in the UK or elsewhere. The editor�... [Read More]

  • The Best American Short Stories 1996: Selected from U.S. and Canadian Magazines

    • ASIN: 0395752906
    • ISBN: 0395752906
    • Manufacturer: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

    Each fall The Best American Short Stories provides a fresh showcase for the rich and unpredictable story form. Selected from an unusually wide variety of publications, John Edgar Wideman's choices for 1996 place stories from esteemed magazines alongside selections from some of the smallest and most innovative literary journals.Among the dazzling ne... [Read More]

  • Best American Short Stories 1992

    • ASIN: 0395593530
    • ISBN: 0395593530
    • Manufacturer: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

    In the 1992 installment in the best-selling series, twenty of the year's finest short stories from magazines large and small display the talents of Joyce Carol Oates, Denis Johnson, Alice Munro, and others. Simultaneous. 75,000 first printing.

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