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Great American Short Stories from Hawthorne to Hemingway

(2005)
Editor: Corinne Demas
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Classics
Pages: 545
Personal Rating: 0/10
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Bindings:Hard Bound
Classifications:History
Drama
Synopsis:
Beginning 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.

Contains the following short stories:
* Nathaniel Hawthorne // 覧 Young Goodman Brown / 覧 The Birthmark / 覧 Rappacini's Daughter
* Edgar Allan Poe // 覧 The Cask of Amontillado / 覧 The Fall of the House of Usher / 覧 The Purloined Letter
* Herman Melville // 覧 Bartleby the Scrivener
* Samuel Langhorne Clemens (Mark Twain) // 覧 The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County
* Ambrose Bierce // 覧 An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge
* Henry James // 覧 My Friend Bingham / 覧 The Beast in the Jungle
* Sarah Orne Jewett // 覧 A White Heron / 覧 The Flight of Betsey Lane
* Mary E. Wilkins Freeman // 覧 A New England Nun / 覧 The Revolt of "Mother"
* Charles W. Chestnut // 覧 The Wife of His Youth / 覧 The Passing of Grandison
* Charlotte Perkins Gilman // 覧 The Yellow Wall-Paper
* William Sydney Porter (O. Henry) // 覧 The Gift of the Magi / 覧 The Ransom of Red Chief
* Edith Wharton // 覧 The Other Two
* Stephen Crane // 覧 The Open Boat / 覧 The Blue Hotel
* Jack London // 覧 To Build a Fire
* Sherwood Anderson // 覧 Hands / 覧 The Untold Lie
* Willa Cather // 覧 Paul's Case
* F. Scott Fitzgerald // 覧 Bernice Bobs Her Hair / 覧 Winter Dreams
* Ernest Hemingway // 覧 The End of Something