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Sixteen Short Novels

by Wilfrid Sheed (Editor)

Other authors: Albert Camus (Contributor), Willa Cather (Contributor), Anton Chekhov (Contributor), Joseph Conrad (Contributor), Fyodor Dostoevsky (Contributor)11 more, William Faulkner (Contributor), John Fowles (Composer), Henry James (Contributor), Thomas Mann (Contributor), Brian Moore (Contributor), John O'Hara (Contributor), Philip Roth (Contributor), Wilfrid Sheed (Contributor), John Steinbeck (Contributor), Mark Twain (Contributor), Edith Wharton (Contributor)

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The short novel according to Wilfrid Sheed "is a form which the greatest masters find essential for certain effects." The masters are here in abundance, from Dostoevsky to Faulkner, Chekhov to Fowles, Mark Twain to Philip Roth. In his perspective critical introduction, Mr. Sheed explains why these stories had to be exactly this length and no longer, and what part they played in their authors' careers. Presenting a splendid group of writers at their best, this volume perfectly illustrates Mr. Sheed's bravura defense of a literary form that offers "such drama as can be taken at one sitting- a scale that literature can hardly afford to forfeit."--Publisher description.… (more)

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Sheed, WilfridEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Camus, AlbertContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cather, WillaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Chekhov, AntonContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Conrad, JosephContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Dostoevsky, FyodorContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Faulkner, WilliamContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Fowles, JohnComposersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
James, HenryContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Mann, ThomasContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Moore, BrianContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
O'Hara, JohnContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Roth, PhilipContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Sheed, WilfridContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Steinbeck, JohnContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Twain, MarkContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Wharton, EdithContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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