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Great English Short Stories (Dover Thrift Editions)

by Paul Negri (Editor)

Other authors: Wilkie Collins (Contributor), Charles Dickens (Contributor), George Eliot (Contributor), John Galsworthy (Contributor), George Gissing (Contributor)8 more, Thomas Hardy (Contributor), M.R. James (Contributor), Rudyard Kipling (Contributor), D.H. Lawrence (Contributor), Saki (Contributor), Robert Louis Stevenson (Contributor), Anthony Trollope (Contributor), H. G. Wells (Contributor)

Series: Dover Great Short Stories (English)

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Saki's "Tobermory" tells the tale of a talking cat who's conversation turns toward the scandalous remarks he's overheard. Additional selections include Hardy's "The Fiddler of the Reels," Dickens' "The Haunted Hotel," Trollope, "The Parson's Daughter of Oxney Colne," Lawrence, "The Prussian Officer," Kipling, "The Phantom Rickshaw," Wells, "Under the Knife," and others.… (more)
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Negri, PaulEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Collins, WilkieContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Dickens, CharlesContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Eliot, GeorgeContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Galsworthy, JohnContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gissing, GeorgeContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hardy, ThomasContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
James, M.R.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kipling, RudyardContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lawrence, D.H.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
SakiContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Stevenson, Robert LouisContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Trollope, AnthonyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Wells, H. G.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Under none of the accredited ghostly circumstances, and environed by none of the conventional ghostly surroundings, did I first make acquaintance with the house which is the subject of this Christmas piece.
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This is the Dover Thrift Edition, compiled and edited by Paul Negri. It contains such pieces as Saki's "Tobermory", Hardy's "The Fiddler of the Reels," Dickens' "The Haunted Hotel," Trollope's "The Parson's Daughter of Oxney Colne," Lawrence's "The Prussian Officer," Kipling's "The Phantom Rickshaw," Wells's "Under the Knife," and others. (0486440907 is the known ISBN for this work.)


This is distinct from the Christopher Isherwood volume of the same name, which includes among others such texts as Katherine Mansfield's "Marriage a la Mode", Ethel Colburn Mayne's "The Man of the House", Robert Graves's "The Shout", W. Somerset Maugham's "The Book-Bag", VS Pritchett's "Sense of Humour", and William Plomer's "The Child of Queen Victoria". (While there are many pre-ISBN copies, 044033084X is a known ISBN for this work.)
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Saki's "Tobermory" tells the tale of a talking cat who's conversation turns toward the scandalous remarks he's overheard. Additional selections include Hardy's "The Fiddler of the Reels," Dickens' "The Haunted Hotel," Trollope, "The Parson's Daughter of Oxney Colne," Lawrence, "The Prussian Officer," Kipling, "The Phantom Rickshaw," Wells, "Under the Knife," and others.

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Contains: The haunted house / Charles Dickens --
The fiddler of the reels / Thomas Hardy --
The parson's daughter of Oxney Colne / Anthony Trollope --
The Prussian officer / D.H. Lawrence --
The phantom rickshaw / Rudyard Kipling --
Under the knife / H.G. Wells --
The dead hand / Wilkie Collins --
Tobermory / Saki (H.H. Munro) --
A lodging for the night / Robert Louis Stevenson --
"Oh, whistle, and I'll come to you, my lad" / M.R. James --
The broken boot / John Galsworthy --
The house of cobwebs / George Gissing --
The lifted veil / George Eliot.
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