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Sherwood Anderson was born on September 13, 1876, in Camden, Ohio, and grew up in nearby Clyde. In 1898 he joined the U.S. Army and served in the Spanish-American War. In 1900 he enrolled in the Wittenberg Academy. The following year he moved to Chicago where he began a successful business career in advertising. Despite his business success, in 1912 Anderson walked away to pursue writing full time. His first novel was Windy McPherson's Son, published in 1916, and his second was Marching Men, published in 1917. The phenomenally successful Winesburg, Ohio, a collection of short stories about fictionalized characters in a small midwestern town, followed in 1919. Anderson wrote novels including The Triumph of the Egg, Poor White, Many Marriages, and Dark Laughter, but it was his short stories that made him famous. Through his short stories he revolutionized short fiction and altered the direction of the modern short story. He is credited with influencing such writers as William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald. Anderson died in March, 1941, of peritonitis suffered during a trip to South America. The epitaph he wrote for himself proclaims, "Life, not death, is the great adventure." (Bowker Author Biography)
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Winesburg, Ohio 5,465 copies, 117 reviews
Poor White 185 copies, 2 reviews
The Portable Sherwood Anderson 138 copies, 1 review
The Egg and Other Stories 137 copies, 3 reviews
Dark Laughter 97 copies, 1 review
The Triumph of the Egg 76 copies, 1 review
Death in the Woods 74 copies, 2 reviews
Many Marriages 42 copies, 1 review
Windy McPherson's Son 36 copies, 1 review
Horses and Men 25 copies
Marching Men 20 copies
Beyond Desire 17 copies
Home Town 12 copies
Kit Brandon; 9 copies, 1 review
I'm a Fool 8 copies
I Want to Know Why 8 copies, 1 review
The Egg 6 copies
Perhaps Women 4 copies
Hands 4 copies
Vader is de beste (Author) 3 copies
Kasabamız 3 copies
Hello towns! 3 copies
Godliness 2 copies
Nice Girl 2 copies
Departure 2 copies
Seeds 2 copies
Brothers 1 copy
Thoughts 1 copy
Loneliness 1 copy
Kćeri 1 copy
The Best American Short Stories of the Century (Contributor) 1,463 copies, 9 reviews
The Oxford Book of American Short Stories (Contributor) 680 copies, 2 reviews
Short Story Masterpieces (Contributor) 600 copies, 4 reviews
The Oxford Book of Short Stories (Contributor) 464 copies, 3 reviews
Great American Short Stories (Contributor) 432 copies, 2 reviews
American Gothic Tales (Contributor) 408 copies, 5 reviews
Fifty Great American Short Stories (Contributor) 384 copies, 4 reviews
Best Short Stories of the Modern Age (Contributor, some editions) 313 copies, 4 reviews
The Penguin Book of Gay Short Stories (Contributor) 278 copies
Americans in Paris: A Literary Anthology (Contributor) 274 copies, 3 reviews
A Treasury of Short Stories (Contributor) 269 copies
The Treasury of American Short Stories (Contributor) 248 copies, 1 review
100 Years of The Best American Short Stories (Contributor) 219 copies, 4 reviews
The Penguin Book of American Short Stories (Contributor) 171 copies, 1 review
American Short Stories (Contributor, some editions) 81 copies
10 Short Plays (Contributor) 54 copies
100 Hilarious Little Howlers (Contributor) 51 copies
The Experience of the American Woman (Contributor) 45 copies
Modern Short Stories (Contributor) 45 copies, 1 review
Chicago Noir: The Classics (Contributor) 41 copies, 13 reviews
Masters of the Modern Short Story (Contributor) 39 copies
American Christmas Stories (Contributor) 39 copies
An American Omnibus (Contributor) 30 copies
A Good Man: Fathers and Sons in Poetry and Prose (Contributor) 19 copies, 1 review
All verdens fortellere (Author, some editions) 13 copies, 1 review
Family: Stories from the Interior (Contributor) 13 copies
31 Stories (Contributor) 12 copies, 2 reviews
Famous Stories (Contributor) 8 copies
The Story Survey (Contributor) 6 copies
Modern American Short Stories (Contributor) 5 copies
Wives and Lovers (Contributor) 3 copies, 1 review
Short Fiction: Shape and Substance (Contributor) 3 copies
American Short Stories (Contributor) 3 copies, 1 review
Tredive mesterfortællinger (Author, some editions) 3 copies, 1 review
Modern Short Stories (Contributor) 2 copies
The College Short Story Reader (Contributor) 2 copies
Eyes of Boyhood (Contributor) 2 copies
America through the short story (Contributor) 1 copy
Modern American short stories (Contributor) 1 copy
Stories of Sudden Truth (Contributor) 1 copy
Women without men (Contributor) 1 copy
Enjoying Stories (Contributor) 1 copy
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