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40 Short Stories: A Portable Anthology [Paperback]

Beverly Lawn
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September 3, 2008 0312477104 978-0312477103 Third Edition
Economical in both size and price, 40 Short Stories offers a well-chosen array of popular and significant stories, enhanced by unobtrusive but effective editorial features.

This volume in Bedford/St. Martin’s series of Portable Anthologies and Portable Guides offers the series’ trademark combination of high quality and great value for teachers of literature and composition and their cost-conscious students.

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About the Author

BEVERLY LAWN (Ph.D. SUNY-Stony Brook), Professor of English Emerita, taught introductory fiction courses at Adelphi University for almost three decades. Editor or co-editor several literature anthologies, including Literature: A Portable Anthology, she is also the author of Throat of Feathers, a book of poems.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 576 pages
  • Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's; Third Edition edition (September 3, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312477104
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312477103
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5.2 x 8.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #75,064 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars loved every story... February 12, 2009
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I bought this for a college sophomore english class, but every one of the stories are pieces of fiction worthy to be read for mere pleasure. This is short story literature at its finest!
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If you're like me, you already own many short story anthologies and you probably already have some of the stories in this collection. However, you may not have all of them so here's the list of the 40 stories from this book. It's a very nice collection and the book itself is easy to carry around (for those times when you want to have something with you to read that's lightweight and compact). I actually bought this book not knowing the table of contents, so I was pleased to be able to read some unfamiliar short stories by writers Tim O'Brien, Amy Tan, Charlotte Perkins Gilman and Yasunawi Kawabata. (If you're a serious junkie of the short story medium, you would do well to pick up the anthologies edited by Tobias Wolff and Raymond Carver and add them to your collection!)

1) Young Goodman Brown – Nathaniel Hawthorne
2) The Cask of Amontillado – Edgar Allen Poe
3) Bartelby, the Scrivener – Herman Melville
4) A White Heron – Sarah Orne Jewett
5) The Necklace – Guy de Maupassant
6) The Story of an Hour – Kate Chopin
7) The Lady with the Dog – Anton Chekov
8) The Yellow Wallpaper – Charlotte Perkins Gilman
9) The Open Boat – Stephen Crane
10) Paul’s Case – Willa Cather
11) Araby – James Joyce
12) The Metamorphosis – Franz Kafka
13) The Rocking-Horse Winner – D. H. Lawrence
14) The Jilting of Granny Weatherall – Katherine Anne Porter
15) Winter Dreams – F.
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3.0 out of 5 stars A good anthology April 18, 2014
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This anthology is an excellent collection of short works and was used in one of my Master's degree courses in literature.
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5.0 out of 5 stars it's good March 29, 2014
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it looks like a book, which is the way it should be, what can I say? it is a good choice
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5.0 out of 5 stars good stuff October 2, 2012
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I bought this book for my english class ; i was not disappointed . It had a great collection of short stories to teach aspiring readers about the basic formation and the style ,short stories are written it .
def a good buy
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