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The Oxford Book of Short Stories (1981)

by V. S. Pritchett (Editor)

Other authors: Sherwood Anderson (Contributor), H.E. Bates (Contributor), Ambrose Bierce (Contributor), Bowen. Elizabeth (Contributor), Morley Callaghan (Contributor)35 more, John Cheever (Contributor), Joseph Conrad (Contributor), A.E. Coppard (Contributor), Stephen Crane (Contributor), Walter De la Mare (Contributor), William Faulkner (Contributor), Bret Harte (Contributor), Nathaniel Hawthorne (Contributor), Ernest Hemingway (Contributor), O. Henry (Contributor), Henry James (Contributor), James Joyce (Contributor), Rudyard Kipling (Contributor), Ring Lardner (Contributor), Mary Lavin (Contributor), D.H. Lawrence (Contributor), Doris Lessing (Contributor), Katherine Mansfield (Contributor), W. Somerset Maugham (Contributor), H.H. Munro (Contributor), R.K. Narayan (Contributor), Flannery O'Connor (Contributor), Frank O'Connor (Contributor), Sean O'Faolain (Contributor), Liam O'Flaherty (Contributor), Edgar Allan Poe (Contributor), Katherine Anne Porter (Contributor), William Sansom (Contributor), Sir Walter Scott (Contributor), Robert Louis Stevenson (Contributor), William Trevor (Contributor), Mark Twain (Contributor), John Updike (Contributor), Eudora Welty (Contributor), Patrick White (Contributor)

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I have already read seven of these short stories - all of them are fantastic and represent many of the authors at the height of their storytelling power...[in progress] ( )
  dbsovereign | Jan 26, 2016 |
A collection of some forty short stories written in English, covering the period from the early 19th century to the present and drawing especially upon writers from Great Britain Ireland, and the United States.
  antimuzak | Dec 10, 2005 |
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Pritchett, V. S.Editorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Anderson, SherwoodContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bates, H.E.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bierce, AmbroseContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bowen. ElizabethContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Callaghan, MorleyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cheever, JohnContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Conrad, JosephContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Coppard, A.E.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Crane, StephenContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
De la Mare, WalterContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Faulkner, WilliamContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Harte, BretContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hawthorne, NathanielContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hemingway, ErnestContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Henry, O.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
James, HenryContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Joyce, JamesContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kipling, RudyardContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lardner, RingContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lavin, MaryContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lawrence, D.H.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lessing, DorisContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Mansfield, KatherineContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Maugham, W. SomersetContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Munro, H.H.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Narayan, R.K.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
O'Connor, FlanneryContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
O'Connor, FrankContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
O'Faolain, SeanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
O'Flaherty, LiamContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Poe, Edgar AllanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Porter, Katherine AnneContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Sansom, WilliamContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Scott, Sir WalterContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Stevenson, Robert LouisContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Trevor, WilliamContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Twain, MarkContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Updike, JohnContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Welty, EudoraContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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This anthology is a selection of short stories written in the much-travelled English language by authors whose roots are in five continents and are nourished by a variety of cultures.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0192141163, Hardcover)

V.S. Prictchett, one of our greatest living short-story writers, has chosen some forty stories written in the English language to produce a collection that successfully displays the wealth and variety of an art that spans some 200 years.

Great Britain, America, and especially Eire have fine traditions of short-story writing that have developed from the time of Sir Walter Scott and Nathaniel Hawthorne, while in this century the art has been perfected by Ernest Hemingway, D.H. Lawrence, W. Somerset Maugham, John Updike, and V.S. Pritchett himself. The Irish contribution includes such masters as James Joyce, Frank O'Conner, and Liam O'Flaherty, and stories by Canadian, Indian, New Zealand, and Austrailian writers show the full range of invention and ability in a genre that continues to flourish.

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This collection aims to display the wealth and variety of an art that spans some 200 years. It includes stories by authors including Sir Walter Scott, Mark Twain, and Rudyard Kipling.

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