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Great American Short Stories: From Hawthorne to Hemingway (2004)

by Corinne Demas (Introduction)

Other authors: Sherwood Anderson (Author), Ambrose Bierce (Author), Willa Cather (Author), Charles W. Chesnutt (Author), Stephen Crane (Author)14 more, F. Scott Fitzgerald (Author), Mary E. Wilkins Freeman (Author), Charlotte Perkins Gilman (Author), Nathaniel Hawthorne (Author), Ernest Hemingway (Author), O. Henry, Henry James (Author), Sarah Orne Jewett (Author), Jack London (Author), Herman Melville (Author), Edgar Allan Poe (Author), William Sydney Porter (Author), Mark Twain (Author), Edith Wharton (Author)

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A great collection of classic stories. ( )
  DonaldPowell | Feb 5, 2019 |
I picked this up cheap at Barnes & Noble, and it turned out to be a great buy. There are several short stories, several of them not well known, by American writers. I feel like I discovered authors all over again. I only knew Hawthorne from the Scarlet Letter in school, but I found that his short stories are much better. And I rediscovered one of my favorite authors, F. Scott Fitzgerald, all over again. ( )
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Demas, CorinneIntroductionprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Anderson, SherwoodAuthorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bierce, AmbroseAuthorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cather, WillaAuthorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Chesnutt, Charles W.Authorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Crane, StephenAuthorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Fitzgerald, F. ScottAuthorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Freeman, Mary E. WilkinsAuthorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gilman, Charlotte PerkinsAuthorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hawthorne, NathanielAuthorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hemingway, ErnestAuthorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Henry, O.secondary authorall editionsconfirmed
James, HenryAuthorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Jewett, Sarah OrneAuthorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
London, JackAuthorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Melville, HermanAuthorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Poe, Edgar AllanAuthorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Porter, William SydneyAuthorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Twain, MarkAuthorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Wharton, EdithAuthorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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&&LDIV&&R&&LDIV&&R&&LI&&RGreat American Short Stories: From Hawthorne to Hemingway &&L/I&&Ris part of the &&LI&&R&&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics&&L/I&&R &&L/I&&Rseries, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics&&L/I&&R: &&LDIV&&R New introductions commissioned from today''s top writers and scholars Biographies of the authors Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events Footnotes and endnotes Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work Comments by other famous authors Study questions to challenge the reader''s viewpoints and expectations Bibliographies for further reading Indices & Glossaries, when appropriate All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics &&L/I&&Rpulls together a constellation of influences--biographical, historical, and literary--to enrich each reader''s understanding of these enduring works.&&L/DIV&&R&&L/I&&R&&L/DIV&&R&&LP style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"&&R &&L/P&&R&&LP style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"&&RUniquely capable of capturing a moment in time, the short story occupies a cherished place in the history of American literature. During the last 200 years, some of this nation''s greatest writers have produced outstanding examples of this art form, many of which are included in this collection.&&LBR&&R&&LBR&&RBeginning with well-known stories by Hawthorne, Melville, and Poe, this diverse and colorful collection includes tales by Mark Twain, Ambrose Bierce, Sherwood Anderson, Henry James, Edith Wharton, Willa Cather, Stephen Crane, and Mary Wilkins Freeman. From Sarah Orne Jewett''s portraits of rural Maine to F. Scott Fitzgerald''s brilliant tales from the Jazz Age, these stories span the breadth of the American experience. In addition to acknowledged masters of the short story form, such as O. Henry, Jack London, and Ernest Hemingway, this volume features stories by Charles W. Chesnutt, the first important African-American novelist, and Charlotte Perkins Gilman, a leading theorist of the early women''s movement.&&LBR&&R&&L/P&&R&&LP style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"&&R&&LSTRONG&&RCorinne Demas&&L/B&&R &&L/B&&Ris Professor of English at Mount Holyoke College and a fiction editor of the &&LI&&RMassachusetts Review&&L/I&&R. She has a Ph.D. in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University. She is the author of two collections of short stories, two novels, a memoir, and numerous books for children. &&L/P&&R&&L/DIV&&R

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Bartleby the scrivener --
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The Ransom of Red Chief --
The Other two --
The Open boat --
The Blue hotel --
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Hands --
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Bernice bobs her hair --
Winter dreams --
The End of something.
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