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Diana Secker Tesdell

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Diana Secker Tesdell is the editor of the Everyman's Pocket Classic anthologies Christmas Stories, Love Stories, Dog Stories, Cat Stories, Horse Stories, New York Stories, Bedtime Stories, Stories of Art and Artists, Stories of Fatherhood, Stories of Motherhood, and Stories of the Sea, and of the Everyman's Library Pocket Poet Lullabies and Poems for Children.

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Bedtime Stories

Edited by Diana Secker Tesdell


Format: Hardcover, 400 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: March 1, 2011
Price: $15.00

As Scheherezade proved long ago, good stories make the best bedtime entertainment. The tales collected here represent the essence of the storyteller’s art, with its ancient roots in fantastical legends and tales told around a fire.

In Bedtime Stories, great writers of the past two centuries explore the boundaries between the... Read more >

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Cat Stories

Edited by Diana Secker Tesdell


Format: Hardcover, 400 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: October 18, 2011
Price: $16.00

Two centuries of literary homages to the fascinating feline: stories by writers of every stripe—from P.G. Wodehouse to Doris Lessing, from Damon Runyon to Steven Millhauser.

The essential unknowableness of cats has inspired many flights of fancy: Italo Calvino’s secret city of cats in “The Garden of Stubborn Cats,” the disappearing feline... Read more >

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Christmas Stories

Edited by Diana Secker Tesdell


Format: Hardcover, 400 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: October 30, 2007
Price: $15.00

Now joining Everyman’s Library—the most extensive and distinguished collectible library of the world’s greatest works—is an appealing new collection in a small Pocket Classics format, perfect for gift giving and reading pleasure.

Christmas Stories is a treasury of short fiction by great writers of the past two centuries—from Dickens and Tolstoy to... Read more >

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Dog Stories

Edited by Diana Secker Tesdell


Format: Hardcover, 384 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: October 5, 2010
Price: $15.00

Dog Stories rounds up a pack of vivid and colorful stories about man’s best friend by a wide range of great writers, from Mark Twain and Anton Chekhov to Patricia Highsmith and Jonathan Lethem.

The richly drawn and unforgettable canines gathered here include Rudyard Kipling’s heroically faithful “Garm,” Bret Harte’s irrepressible scoundrel... Read more >

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Horse Stories

Edited by Diana Secker Tesdell


Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: October 16, 2012
Price: $15.00

An essential anthology of two centuries of short fiction about our most majestic companion animal.

Annie Proulx and Bret Harte transport us to the ranches of the Old West and Rudyard Kipling to the polo fields of India. Arthur Conan Doyle makes a famous Thoroughbred disappear, and Raymond Carver gives us a... Read more >

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Love Stories

Edited by Diana Secker Tesdell


Format: Hardcover, 400 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: January 13, 2009
Price: $15.00

Anew anthology of literary love stories—the third collection in the appealing Pocket Classics format—perfect for Valentine’s Day.

Here are nineteen stories from a rich array of writers, and here is every kind of romantic entanglement: from the raw, erotic passion of D. H. Lawrence and Colette to the wickedly cynical comedy of... Read more >

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New York Stories

Edited by Diana Secker Tesdell


Format: Hardcover, 400 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $16.00

An irresistible anthology of classic tales of New York in the tradition of Christmas Stories, Love Stories, and Stories of the Sea.

Writers have always been enthralled and inspired by New York City, and their vibrant and varied stories provide a kaleidoscopic vision of the city’s high life, low life, nightlife, and... Read more >

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Stories of Art and Artists

Edited by Diana Secker Tesdell


Format: Hardcover, 400 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: October 28, 2014
Price: $16.00

Stories of Art and Artists gathers two centuries of classic stories from around the world. From Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “The Artist of the Beautiful” and Albert Camus’s “The Artist at Work” to Bernard Malamud’s “Rembrandt’s Hat” and Aimee Bender’s “The Color Master,” the tales collected here range from haunting fables about the power... Read more >

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Stories of Fatherhood

Edited by Diana Secker Tesdell


Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: May 13, 2014
Price: $16.00

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Stories of Motherhood

Written by Diana Secker Tesdell


Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: April 3, 2012
Price: $15.00

Stories of Motherhood gathers more than a century of literary celebrations of mothers of all ages. These short stories by a wide range of great writers illuminate the many facets of our most elemental human relationship, from birth to death and everything in between.

Lydia Davis and Harold Brodkey explore dizzying encounters... Read more >

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Stories of the Sea

Edited by Diana Secker Tesdell


Format: Hardcover, 416 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: March 2, 2010
Price: $16.00

A gathering of the best maritime fiction from the last two hundred years: tales of shipwrecks and storms at sea, of creatures from the deep, of voyages that test human limits on the wild and limitless waters.

Classic adventures stories by Joseph Conrad, Rudyard Kipling, Stephen Crane, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Jack... Read more >
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