Short Stories from Amazon.com
Short stories are a great way to enjoy a full story in a shorter time-frame than it takes to watch a movie or read a full novel. You can find all sorts of single-author collections or anthologies of short stories at Amazon.com.
If you’re intrigued by literary movements, periods, styles, and authors, reading short stories can also be a fantastic way to sample a wide variety, so you can find your new favorites. From Russian greats like Nikolai Gogol and Anton Chekov, to current storytellers like George Saunders and Philip Roth, there’s something here for everybody.
We have a number of short story collections to choose from, written by some of the most popular and time-honored authors in the English language. Experience the gritty, southern-gothic movement, characterized by flawed characters, grotesque situations, sinister events, and derelict environments, with collected shorts from Flannery O’Connor and William Faulkner. After reading great symbolic authors like Oscar Wilde and Edgar Allen Poe, you could start seeing profound symbolism in everyday actions and objects to enrich your life. Translated works from Jorge Luis Borges, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and other South American magical realist authors can transport you into strangely convincing fantasies for a fantastic read.
You can also find a great selection of short story anthologies as well. Anthologies of short stories are collected by theme, genre, geography, and other factors to create a cohesive arrangement. The Best American Short Stories series that comes out each year can be a great way to sample the works of emerging and established contemporary authors. Science fiction collections are ideal for readers who want to be transported to alien planets, unrecognizable futures, dangerous laboratories, and more for a little adventure.
If you're sweet on the short form, and looking for books that are long on charm and narrative riches, you can find collections of fantastic short stories at Amazon.com.