100 Great Short Stories, James Daley
James Daley

100 Great Short Stories

1,007 printed pages
This treasury of one hundred tales offers students and other readers of short fiction a splendid selection of stories by masters of the form. Contributors from around the world include Edgar Allan Poe, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Guy de Maupassant, Charles Dickens, Anton Chekhov, Mark Twain, Saki, Luigi Pirandello, Kate Chopin, and Ring Lardner. The stories, which are arranged chronologically, begin with tales by Daniel Defoe («The Apparition of Mrs. Veal," 1705), Benjamin Franklin («Alice Addertongue," 1732), and Washington Irving («The Devil and Tom Walker," 1824). Highlights from the nineteenth century include Ivan Turgenev's “The District Doctor” (1852), Sarah Orne Jewett's “A White Heron” (1886), Thomas Hardy's “Squire Petrick's Lady” (1891), and Rudyard Kipling's “Wee Willie Winkie” (1899). From the twentieth century come James Joyce's “Araby” (1914), Franz Kafka's “The Judgment” (1916), Virginia Woolf's «The Mark on the Wall” (1921), “The Broken Boot” (1923) by John Galsworthy, and many others.
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