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40 Short Stories: A Portable Anthology Paperback – July 9, 2012

ISBN-13: 978-1457604751 ISBN-10: 1457604752 Edition: Fourth Edition

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 576 pages
  • Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's; Fourth Edition edition (July 9, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1457604752
  • ISBN-13: 978-1457604751
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #21,022 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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They seem to have sad and negative endings and you dont get anything from them.
Simon
Each paragraph short story has combinations of essential rhetorical devices - such as metaphor, simile, onomatopoeia, alliteration and so forth.
Stuart Leviton
I love the stories in this book, I haven't read one I haven't liked or intrigued me yet.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Stuart Leviton on April 17, 2013
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. This collection gives a taste of some of the classic short stories . Each paragraph short story has combinations of essential rhetorical devices - such as metaphor, simile, onomatopoeia, alliteration and so forth. Equally impt each paragraph uses at least one of the five senses if not more. A delight to read. Reader is encouraged to follow through on other short stories by the same authors.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Kristen L. Lecksell on March 19, 2013
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Love this book! I wanted a range of authors and this book delivers. Enjoyed reading the variety of stories from the grotesque to the beautiful.
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This book does the job of its competitor anthologies (The Norton Anthology, Pearson/Longman's "Fiction 100", et al) extremely well for a fraction of the cost. I chose to adopt this text for my summer Short Story class (a 5-week course) and my students fell in love with the portability of the book, its selection, and the cost-friendliness of the book. We also appreciate the writing apparatus in the back of the book--it's concise, yet not filled with technical jargon, and written in a way that novice literature students can understand. For full-semester courses, I usually adopt "The Story and It's Writer" (also a Bedford publication) which is equally effective and cost friendly for even a full length anthology.
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40 Short Stories was ordered for my daughters college class and it works very well for her. We purchased it instead of renting and I'm glad we did.
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By Jesus Renteria on November 1, 2013
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This is exactly the book I needed for my English College Prep class! Great book with great stories! Good packaging.
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Got a great buy on a book my daughter had to purchase for school. She's enjoyed it and it's fulfilled her required reading this year and will be used in future years.
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Arrived on-time, in the condition that was stated. I was able to start reading in time for the first assignments.
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By Samantha kirklin on August 29, 2013
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This came brand new. It came in about two days which was amazing. This was a great product and I am glad that I purchased it
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