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Best Short Stories of the Modern Age

Best Short Stories of the Modern Age

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  • Format: Paperback, 336 pages
  • Publisher: Fawcett
  • On Sale: August 12, 1987
  • Price: $7.99
  • ISBN: 978-0-449-30058-9 (0-449-30058-7)
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The short-story form continues to be a rich and fertile vein of literary expression. Collected in this remarkable volume are twenty renowned writers of the modern age who brilliantly mastered the distinctive power and beauty of the form—each bringing his or her own unique vision to the page. This powerful collection includes the work of Sherwood Anderson, Anton Chekov, Joseph Conrad, Shirley Jackson, D.H. Lawrence, Katherine Mansfield, Lionel Trilling, Edgar Allan Poe, Guy de Maupassant, Henry James Luigi Pirandello, James Joyce, Thomas Mann, Isaaac Babel, Stephen Vincent Benet, William Faulkner, Franz Kafka, Frank O'Connor and Lawrence Sargent Hall.

Table of Contents:
The Tell-Tale Heart
Edgar Allan Poe
The Jewels
Guy de Maupassant
Anton Chekhov
The Tree of Knowledge
Henry James
A Clean, Well-Lighted Place
Ernest Hemingway
Joseph Conrad
The Rocking-Horse Winner
D. H. Lawrence
Katherine Mansfield
The Dead
James Joyce
Little Herr Friedemann
Thomas Mann
Sherwood Anderson
The Story of My Dovecot
Isaac Babel
The Devil and Daniel Webster
Stephen Vincent Benet
A Rose for Emily
William Faulkner
The Metamorphosis (Part I)
Franz Kafka
The Wall
Jean-Paul Sartre
Frank O'Connor
Of This Time, Of That Place
Lionel Trilling
The Lottery
Shirley Jackson
The Ledge
Lawrence Sargent Hall