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Great American Short Stories

Edited by Wallace Stegner and Mary Stegner


Format: Paperback, 512 pages
Publisher: Dell
On Sale: October 1, 1985
Price: $7.99
ISBN: 978-0-440-33060-8 (0-440-33060-2)

This superb collection of 26 classic stories by American masters of the art provides a comprehensive survey of the origin and growth of this literary form.

Includes:
Introduction * “Rip Van Winkle” by Washington Irving * “Young Goodman Brown” by Nathaniel Hawthorne * “The Fall of the House of Usher” by Edgar... Read more >

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Plays by and about Women

Edited by Victoria Sullivan


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 12, 1974
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-394-71896-5 (0-394-71896-8)

The theater has always been considered a mirror of its time, and many twentieth-century plays have reflected changing views of women. A large number of these, however, have been by men. Here is a volume of eight plays, all written in this century, in which leading women dramatists present their own... Read more >

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Best Business Crime Writing of the Year

Written by James Surowiecki


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: November 26, 2002
Price: $12.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3371-3 (1-4000-3371-3)

A year ago it would have been difficult to conceive of an anthology of stories soley devoted to corporate malfeasance. Today, the challenge has been to keep it confined to one volume. From P.J. O’Rourke’s hilarious “How To Stuff A Wild Enron,” in which he compares trying to understand Enron’s finances... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Coming To Light
Contemporary Translations of the Native Literatures of North America
Written by Brian Swann


Format: Trade Paperback, 848 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 13, 1996
Price: $30.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-74358-3 (0-679-74358-8)

From Inuit and Aleut to Iroquois, Lakota, and Navajo, this magnificent anthology acquaints readers with the untrammeled breadth and power of the spoken literatures of North America's native peoples. It is the first collection to present its selections in their full cultural context, for each of its stories, songs, prayers, and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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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
ISBN: 978-0-307-59494-5 (0-307-59494-7)

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
ISBN: 978-0-307-70089-6 (0-307-70089-5)

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
ISBN: 978-0-307-26717-7 (0-307-26717-2)

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
ISBN: 978-0-307-59397-9 (0-307-59397-5)

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
ISBN: 978-0-307-96145-7 (0-307-96145-1)

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
ISBN: 978-0-307-27087-0 (0-307-27087-4)

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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Stories of Motherhood

Written by Diana Secker Tesdell


Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: April 3, 2012
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-95779-5 (0-307-95779-9)

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
ISBN: 978-0-307-59265-1 (0-307-59265-0)

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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Blue Dawn, Red Earth
New Native American Storytellers
Written by Clifford E. Trafzer


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 1, 1996
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-47952-3 (0-385-47952-2)

These 30 varied and powerful short stories by Native American storytellers incorporate traditional oral tales into modern narratives. The writers, most of whom are new, featured in this collection represent a wide range of tribes and cultural backgrounds, and demonstrate the vibrancy and diversity of Native American writing. The characters in... Read more >

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The Best Alternate History Stories of the 20th Century

Edited by Harry Turtledove


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Del Rey
On Sale: October 2, 2001
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-43990-1 (0-345-43990-2)

In this definitive anthology of alternate history stories-each presenting chilling “what if” scenarios from the last one hundred years­-science fiction’s most visionary writers offer fourteen of the most mind-bending tales imaginable. Including alternate versions of the American Civil War, World War II, and Vietnam by such authors as Poul Anderson, Greg... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Best Military Science Fiction of the 20th Century

Edited by Harry Turtledove and Martin H. Greenberg


Format: Trade Paperback, 560 pages
Publisher: Del Rey
On Sale: May 1, 2001
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-0-345-43989-5 (0-345-43989-9)

A collection of thirteen of the finest military science tales of the 20th century-the only definitive anthology of its kind-this spellbinding work presents science fiction’s best talents and their most powerful stories about warfare, victory, conquest, heroism, and overwhelming odds. This must-read collection is sure to shed new light on the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Mark Twain's Library of Humor

Written by Mark Twain
Illustrated by E.W. Kemble
Introduction by Roy Blount Jr.


Format: Trade Paperback, 608 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: May 30, 2000
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-64036-3 (0-679-64036-3)

Beginning with the piece that made Mark Twain famous--"The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County"--and ending with his fanciful "How I Edited an Agricultural Paper," this treasure trove of an anthology, an abridgment of the 1888 original, collects twenty of Twain's own pieces, in addition to tall tales, fables, and satires... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Journey Prize Stories 22
The Best of Canada's New Writers
Written by Various
Selected by Pasha Malla, Joan Thomas and Alissa York


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
On Sale: September 28, 2010
Price: $17.99
ISBN: 978-0-7710-4344-4 (0-7710-4344-9)

For more than two decades, The Journey Prize Stories has been presenting the best short stories published each year by some of Canada’s most exciting up-and-coming new writers. Previous contributors – including such now well-known, bestselling writers as Yann Martel, Elizabeth Hay, Michael Crummey, Annabel Lyon, Lisa Moore, Heather O’Neill, Pasha... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Beat Book
Writings from the Beat Generation
Edited by Anne Waldman
Foreword by Allen Ginsberg


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: July 10, 2007
Price: $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-455-6 (1-59030-455-1)

REVISED AND UPDATED

The Beat movement exploded into American culture in the early 1950s with the force of prophecy. Not just another literary school, it was an artistic and social revolution. William S. Burroughs proclaimed that the Beat writers were “real architects of change. There is no doubt that we’re living in... Read more >

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Short Story Masterpieces

Written by Robert Penn Warren and Albert Erskine


Format: Paperback, 528 pages
Publisher: Dell
On Sale: March 15, 1954
Price: $7.99
ISBN: 978-0-440-37864-8 (0-440-37864-8)

With works by Henry James, Stephen Crane, John Cheever, James Joyce--and many others. An outstanding collection of 35 American and British pieces of fiction from the first half of the 20th century.

PARTIAL TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Editor’s Note • “Impulse,” Conrad Aiken • “A Bottle of Milk for Mother,” Nelson Algren •... Read more >

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Black-Eyed Susans and Midnight Birds
Stories by and about Black Women
Edited by Mary Helen Washington


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: December 1, 1989
Price: $23.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-26015-2 (0-385-26015-6)

Combining two critically acclaimed short story collections, this volume contains 21 short stories, all published after 1960, by and about black women. Includes such authors as Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, Paule Marshall, Ntozake Shange and Gayl Jones.


Table of Contents

Re(Visions): Black Women Writers—Their Texts, Their Readers, Their Critics

Jean Wheeler Smith
Frankie Mae

Paulette... Read more >

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Invented Lives
Narratives of Black Women 1860-1960
Written by Mary Helen Washington


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: August 1, 1988
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-24842-6 (0-385-24842-3)

A companion volume to Black-Eyed Susans/Midnight Birds, this anthology encompasses an exploration of the works and worlds of black women writers between 1860 and 1960. Includes the work of Gwendolyn Brooks, Ann Petry, Zora Neale Hurston, and others plus Washington’s introduction and commentary.


Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
INTRODUCTION
“The Darkened Eye Restored": Notes Toward... Read more >

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Memory of Kin
Stories About Family by Black Writers
Edited by Mary Helen Washington


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: December 1, 1990
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-24783-2 (0-385-24783-4)

Critic, essayist, and anthologist Mary Helen Washington has chosen as the theme of her newest collection "the family as a living mystery." She selected nineteen stories and twelve poems by some of this century's leading black authors that oblige the reader to observe the complexities of the family in new and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Detective Stories

Edited by Peter Washington


Format: Hardcover, 384 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: October 6, 2009
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-27271-3 (0-307-27271-0)

Now, in the appealing and collectible Pocket Classics format, an anthology of beloved, classic detective stories—riveting and irresistibly addictive tales of crimes and those who unravel them.

Beginning with modern masters such as Sara Paretsky, Ruth Rendell, and Ian Rankin, this collection works its way back through the golden age of the... Read more >

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Ghost Stories

Edited by Peter Washington


Format: Hardcover, 416 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: September 2, 2008
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-26924-9 (0-307-26924-8)

A new anthology of classic ghost stories—the second volume in the beautiful and collectible Pocket Classics format.

The chilling classic stories gathered here offer a remarkable variety of approaches to the theme of haunting. Revenge comes from beyond the grave in Robert Louis Stevenson’s “The Body-Snatcher,” while visions of the dead come... Read more >

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Southern Selves
From Mark Twain and Eudora Welty to Maya Angelou and Kaye Gibbons A Collection of Autobiographical Writing
Written by James Watkins


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 28, 1998
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-78103-5 (0-679-78103-X)

In this marvelous anthology thirty-one of the South's finest writers--from Kaye Gibbons and Reynolds Price, to Eudora Welty and Richard Wright--make their intensely personal contributions to a vibrant collective picture of southern life.

In the hands of these superb artists, the South's rich tradition of storytelling is brilliantly revealed. Whether slave or... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
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