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The genius of American writing as shown in a wide range of stories by acclaimed authors including O.Henry, Stephen Crane, Jack London, Sarah Orne Jewett, Theodore Dreiser, Herman Melville, John Collier, James Agee, John Cleever, Irwin Shaw, Carson McCullers and others.
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
“The Adventure of the German Student” by Washington Irving * “Young Goodman Brown” by Nathaniel Hawthorne * “Ms. Found in a Bottle” by Edgar Allan Poe * “The Fiddler” by Herman Melville * “What Was It?” by Fitz-James O’Brien * “Luck” by Mark Twain * “The Outcasts of Poker Flat” by Francis Bret Harte * “The Damned Thing” by Ambrose Bierce * “The Two Faces” by Henry James * “A New England Nun” by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman * “The Courting of Sister Wisby” by Sarah Orne Jewett * “The Dilettante” by Edith Wharton * “Masters of Arts” by O. Henry * “Effie Whittlesy” by George Ade * “Mr. Dooley on the Popularity of Firemen” by Finley Peter Dunne * “The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky” by Stephen Crane * “A Dead Issue” by Charles M. Flandrau * “The Lost Phoebe” by Theodore Dreiser * “Father Is Firm with His Ailments” by Clarence Day * “Death in the Woods” by Sherwood Anderson * “To Build a Fire” by Jack London * “The Use of Force” by William Carlos Williams * “Old Folks’ Christmas” by Ring W. Lardner * “Silent Snow, Secret Snow” by Conrad Aiken * “By the Waters of Babylon” by Stephen Vincent Bene’t * “Soldiers of the Republic” by Dorothy Parker * “Mr. Preble Gets Rid of His Wife” by James Thurber * “Cluney McFarrar’s Hardtack” by John McNulty * “The Darkness of the Night” by Robert M. Coates * “The Old People” by William Faulkner * “Grapes for Monsieur Cape” by Ludwig Bemelmans * “A Man of the World” by Ernest Hemingway * “The Hour of Letdown” by E. B. White * “The Resting Place” by Oliver La Farge * “The Touch of Nutmeg Makes It” by John Collier * “The Harness” by John Steinbeck * “Friend of the Family” by Kay Boyle * “The Rumor” by Erskine Caldwell * “There Was a Young Lady of Perth” by William Saroyan * “The Downfall of Fascism in Black Ankle County” by Joseph Mitchell * “The French Scarecrow” by William Maxwell * “The Blue-Winged Teal” by Wallace Stegner * “The Archimandrite’s Niece” by James Reid Parker * “A Mother’s Tale” by James Agee * “The National Pastime” by John Cheever * “The Girls in Their Summer Dresses” by Irwin Shaw * “The Death of Shorty” by Richard P. Bissell * “Grandma and the Hindu Monk” by Seymour Freedgood * “Madame Zilensky and the King of Finland” by Carson McCullers * “The Lucid Eye in Silver Town” by John Updike * Selected Bibliography