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Greatest Short Story Authors

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Stories of Anton Chekhov
Stories of Anton Chekhov
"The master.  Rich, real, full of truth and meaning, Chekhov's stories rival Shakespeare, Dickens and Tolstoy for the number of memorable characters introduced to the reader."
Collected Stories
Collected Stories
"William Butler Yeats said of Frank O'Connor: He did for Ireland what Chekhov did for Russia."
The Complete Stories (FSG Classics)
The Complete Stories (FSG Classics)
"My choice as America's greatest writer, Flannery O'Connor's stories are shocking and sometimes disturbing but always full of spiritual insight."
The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Other Stories (Penguin Classics)
The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Other Stories (Penguin Classics)
"Tolstoy's greatness as a novelist has obscured his reputation as a master of the short story.  This collection is just a sample of his remarkable accomplishment in the genre."
The Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway: The Finca Vigia Edition
The Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway: The Finca Vigia Edition
"Hemingway is every bit as good as he's cracked up to be."
Edgar Allan Poe: Complete Tales and Poems
Edgar Allan Poe: Complete Tales and Poems
"The horror story, the detective story, the psychological thriller - these are all genres that Poe either invented or perfected.  No one has done it better."
Collected Stories (Everyman's Library)
Collected Stories (Everyman's Library)
"As far as being a pure teller of great tales, no one rivals Kipling.  A Man Who Would Be King is my favorite adventure tale of all time."
The Best Short Stories of Jack London
The Best Short Stories of Jack London
"London's tales about hard men struggling to survive in a harsh world are vivid, powerful and wonderfully entertaining.  To Build a Fire was the first short story I ever read and now, 50 years later, I still get the chills thinking about it."
The Best Short Stories (Classics Library)
The Best Short Stories (Classics Library)
"Although some of his most famous stories seem a bit gimmicky, his best work is unrivaled in power."
The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes, Volume 1: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes & the Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (non-slipcased edition)
The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes, Volume 1: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes & the Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (non-slipcased edition)
"This is Vol. 1 of a two volume set.  Holmes is still one of the most unique characters you can meet in the pages of anyone's short stories."