World’s Greatest Short Stories

The World’s Greatest Short Stories
by James Daley

Wonderfully wide-ranging and enjoyable, this outstanding collection features short stories by great nineteenth- and twentieth-century writers from America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Western Europe.
Included are Hemingway’s "A Clean, Well-Lighted Place," in which two waiters and a lonely customer in a Spanish cafe confront the concept of nothingness; "A & P," John Updike’s most anthologized story and one of his most popular; "Borges and I," typical Jorge Luis Borges — imaginative, philosophical, and mysterious; as well as short masterpieces by Leo Tolstoy, Anton Chekhov, Herman Melville, Thomas Mann, Guy de Maupassant, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, D. H. Lawrence, and ten other great writers.
Prime examples of the classic short story, these enduring literary treasures will be invaluable to students and teachers as well as to anyone who appreciates the finely turned tale.

The World’s Greatest Short Stories
by James Daley

Wonderfully wide-ranging and enjoyable, this outstanding collection features short stories by great 19- and 20th-century writers from America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Western Europe.
Included are Hemingway’s “A Clean, Well-Lighted Place,” in which two waiters and a lonely customer in a Spanish cafe confront the concept of nothingness; “A & P,” John Updike’s most anthologized story and one of his most popular; “Borges and I,” typical Jorge Luis Borges — imaginative, philosophical, and mysterious; as well as short masterpieces by Leo Tolstoy, Anton Chekhov, Herman Melville, Thomas Mann, Guy de Maupassant, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, D. H. Lawrence, and ten other great writers.
Prime examples of the classic short story, these enduring literary treasures will be invaluable to students and teachers as well as to anyone who appreciates the finely turned tale.

The Greatest Short Stories of Leo Tolstoy
by Leo Tolstoy, General Press

Wonderfully wide-ranging and enjoyable, this outstanding collection features highly acclaimed short stories by Tolstoy who is regarded as one of the greatest writers in history.

Among Russian writers, Leo Tolstoy is probably the best known to the Western world, largely because of War and Peace, his epic in prose, and Anna Karenina, one of the most splendid novels in any language. But during his long lifetime, Tolstoy also wrote enough shorter works to fill many volumes.

The seven parts into which this book is divided include ‘God Sees the Truth, but Waits’ and ‘A Prisoner in the Caucasus’ which Tolstoy himself considered as his best. ‘How Much Land Does a Man Need?’ depicting the greed of a peasant for land; the most brilliantly told parable, ‘Ivan the Fool’—these are all contained in this volume. The book includes an active table of contents for easy navigation.

CONTENTS:
PART 1 : FOLK-TALES RETOLD
1. The Godson
2. The Empty Drum
3. How Much Land does a Man Need?
4. The Repentant Sinner
5. The Three Hermits
6. A Grain as Big as a Hen’s Egg
7. The Imp and the Crust

PART 2 : ADAPTATIONS FROM THE FRENCH
8. Too Dear!
9. The Coffee-House of Surat

PART 3 : TALES FOR CHILDREN
10. A Prisoner in the Caucasus
11. The Bear-Hunt
12. God Sees the Truth, but Waits

PART 4 : A FAIRY TALE
13. The Story of Iván the Fool

PART 5 : STORIES GIVEN TO AID THE PERSECUTED JEWS
14. Work, Death and Sickness
15. Esarhaddon, King of Assyria
16. Three Questions

PART 6 : STORIES WRITTEN TO PICTURES
17. Ilyás
18. Evil Allures, but Good Endures
19. Little Girls Wiser than Men

PART 7 : POPULAR STORIES
20. A Spark Neglected Burns the House
21. Two Old Men
22. Where Love is, God is
23. What Men Live by

Publisher : General Press


50 Great American Short Stories
by Milton Crane

The Adventure of the German Student – Young Goodman Brown – Ms. Found in a Bottle – The Fiddler – What was it? – Luck – The Outcasts of Poker Flat – The Damned Thing – The Two Faces – A New England Nun – The Courting of Sister Wisby – The Dilettante – Masters of Arts – Effie Whittles – Mr. Dooley on the Popularity of Firemen – The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky – A Dead Issue – The Lost Phoebe – Father is Firm with his Ailments – Death in the Woods – To Build a Fire – The Use of Force – Old Folks’ Christmas – Silent Snow, Secret Snow – By the Waters of Babylon – Soldiers of the Republic – Mr. Preble Gets Rid of his Wife – Cluney Mc Farrar’s Hardtack – The Darkness of the Night – The Old People – Grapes for Monsieur Cape – A Man of the World – The Hour of Letdown – The Resting Place – The Touch of Nutmeg Makes it – The Harness – Friend of the Family – The Rumor – There was a Young Lady of Perth – The Downfall of Fascism in Black Ankle County – The French Scarecrow – The Blue-Winged Teal – The Archimandrite’s Niece – A Mother’s Tale – The National Pastime – The Girls in Their Summer Dresses – The Death of Shorty – Grandma and the Hindu Monk- Madame Zilensky and the King of Finland – The Lucid Eye in Silver Town – Selected Bibliography .

Short shorts
by Irving Howe, Ilana Wiener Howe

Collects a variety of stories, which are each no longer than eight pages, by authors, including James Thurber, Doris Lessing, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and Leo Tolstoy

A Selection from the World’s Greatest Short Stories, Illustrative of the History of Short Story Writing
by Sherwin Cody

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World’s Best Short Stories
by Various

A selection of timeless masterpieces from Charles Dickens Edgar Allan Poe William Thackeray Rudyard Kipling and many more

World’s Best Short Stories is a collection of captivating tales from around the world, penned by some of the greatest storytellers of all time. 

Featuring pioneers of the short-story genre, this book promises to entertain you in many different ways. Be it the intellectual but endlessly fun The Gold-Bug by Edgar Allan Poe, or even the enduringly brilliant Aladdin from the Arabian Nights, every story has a unique charm. Also included are the ever-popular A Christmas Carol by master storyteller Charles Dickens and Rip Van Winkle by Washington Irving. 

Presenting masterpieces of literature by the likes of Rudyard Kipling, William M. Thackeray, Guy de Maupassant, Nathaniel Hawthorne and J. M. Barrie, this edition belongs in every avid reader’s personal collection.


Chekhov
by Anton Chekhov

The Restless Classics edition of Chekhov: Stories for Our Time presents a must-have collection by the great Russian author who captured humanity in all its complexity, and reintroduces Chekhov as a playful, deeply human, and thoroughly modern writer.

The great 19th-century Russian author and playwright Anton Chekhov wrote nearly one thousand stories, a body of work that is unmatched in its alchemy of sensitivity, wisdom, precision, and verve. Chekhov’s sensibility was radically human and thoroughly modern: write not how you think things should be, but rather as they are. Universally recognized as one of the greatest short story writers of all time, he revolutionized the form and had a profound influence on his successors, from Flannery O’Connor to Alice Munro.

As the celebrated Russian-immigrant author Boris Fishman writes in his delightfully counterintuitive introduction to this Restless Classics collection, Chekhov is funny, ceaselessly curious, and undogmatic—a significant break from the bleak and morally rigid tradition of his contemporaries Dostoevsky and Tolstoy. Unlike those peers born to privilege, Chekhov was raised in the peasantry and worked as a doctor. In his writing, he portrays the complexity of human beings as changeable and contingent, neither saints nor sinners—an approach intimately linked with his work as a clinician and humanitarian.

Chekhov’s humanity, just as much as his mastery of the writing craft, is potent medicine in times that seem so divided by ideology and antipathy for groups seen as “other.” The first new selection of his work in over a decade, the Restless Classics edition of Chekhov: Stories for Our Time pairs beloved favorites with lesser known gems, all stunningly illustrated by Matt McCann: a perfect introduction for novices and a must-have for Chekhov devotees.



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