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200 Years of Great American Short Stories

by Martha Foley (Editor)

Other authors: Conrad Aiken (Contributor), Thomas Bailey Aldrich (Contributor), Sherwood Anderson (Contributor), William Austin (Contributor), James Baldwin (Contributor)49 more, Stephen Vincent Benét (Contributor), Ambrose Bierce (Contributor), Kay Boyle (Contributor), Ray Bradbury (Contributor), Erskine Caldwell (Contributor), Willa Cather (Contributor), John Cheever (Contributor), Charles Egbert Cradock (Contributor), Stephen Crane (Contributor), James T. Farrell (Contributor), William Faulkner (Contributor), F. Scott Fitzgerald (Contributor), Mary E. Wilkins Freeman (Contributor), Hamlin Garland (Contributor), William H. Gass (Contributor), Bret Harte (Contributor), Nathaniel Hawthorne (Contributor), Ernest Hemingway (Contributor), O. Henry (Contributor), Francis Hopkinson (Contributor), Zora Neale Hurston (Contributor), Washington Irving (Contributor), Shirley Jackson (Contributor), Henry James (Contributor), Sarah Orne Jewett (Contributor), Jack Kerouac (Contributor), Ring Lardner (Contributor), Jack London (Contributor), William Maxwell (Contributor), Carson McCullers (Contributor), Herman Melville (Contributor), Flannery O'Connor (Contributor), Joyce Carol Oates (Contributor), Edgar Allan Poe (Contributor), Katherine Anne Porter (Contributor), William Saroyan (Contributor), Irwin Shaw (Contributor), Leslie Marmon Silko (Contributor), Jean Stafford (Contributor), John Steinbeck (Contributor), Frank Stockton (Contributor), Harriet Beecher Stowe (Contributor), Peter Taylor (Contributor), T.B. Thorpe (Contributor), Mark Twain (Contributor), John Updike (Contributor), Robert Penn Warren (Contributor), Eudora Welty (Contributor), Richard Wright (Contributor)

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"54 outstanding stories from 1774 to the present ..."

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This remains one of my favorite short story collections. Martha Foley has collected a variegated batch of short stories from authors famous and not-so, creating a mosaic of American life. The range of styles and subjects keep things fresh from story to story, and this collection shows Foley's strengths and entertains at the same time. ( )
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  • A Pretty Story / Francis Hopkinson
  • Rip van Winkle / Washington Irving
  • Peter Rugg, the Missing Man / William Austin
  • The Grey Champion / Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • The Big Bear of Arkansas / T.B. Thorpe
  • The Cask of Amontillado / Edgar Allan Poe
  • Bartleby the Scrivener / Herman Melville
  • Tennessee's Partner / Bret Harte
  • Captain Kidd's Money / Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • Marjorie Daw / Thomas Bailey Aldrich
  • The Lady or the Tiger? / Frank Stockton
  • Over On t'other Mounting / Charles Egbert Cradock
  • The Revolt of Mother / Mary Wilkins Freeman
  • One of the Missing / Ambrose Bierce
  • The Return of a Pirate / Hamlin Garland
  • The Real Thing / Henry James
  • The Courting of Sister Wisby / Sarah Orne Jewett
  • The Open Boat / Stephen Crane
  • The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg / Mark Twain
  • The Furnished Room / O. Henry
  • To Build a Fire / Jack London
  • The Strength of God and the Teacher / Sherwood Anderson
  • The Diamond as Big as the Ritz / F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Haircut / Ring Lardner
  • Double Birthday / Willa Cather
  • Spring Evening / James T. Farrell
  • Masses of Men / Erskine Caldwell
  • The Gilded Six-Bits / Zora Neale Hurston
  • Silent Snow, Secret Snow / Conrad Aiken
  • An Odor of Verbena / William Faulkner
  • The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze / William Saroyan
  • The Snows of Kilimanjaro / Ernest Hemingway
  • A Tooth for Paul Revere / Stephen Vincent Benét
  • Noon Wine / Katherine Anne Porter
  • The Leader of the People / John Steinbeck
  • Lily Daw and the Three Ladies / Eudora Welty
  • Fire and Cloud / Richard Wright
  • The Patterns of Love / William Maxwell
  • The Ballad of the Sad Café / Carson McCullers
  • Cass Mastern's Wedding Ring / Robert Penn Warren
  • The Wedding: Beacon Hill / Jean Stafford
  • Rain in the Heart / Peter Taylor
  • Gunners' Passage / Irwin Shaw
  • The Lottery / Shirley Jackson
  • February 1999: Ylla / Ray Bradbury
  • The Country Husband / John Cheever
  • A Good Man Is Hard to Find / Flannery O'Connor
  • The Mexican Girl / Jack Kerouac
  • The Pedersen Kid / William H. Gas
  • Seven Say You Can Hear Corn Grow / Kay Boyle
  • Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? / Joyce Carol Oates
  • Tell Me How Long the Train's Been Gone / James Baldwin
  • Son / John Updike
  • Yellow Woman / Leslie Silko
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