The World s Greatest Short Stories

Wonderfully wide-ranging and enjoyable, this outstanding collection features short stories by great nineteenth- and twentieth-century writers from America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Western Europe.

Author: James Daley

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486447162

Category: Fiction

Page: 236

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Wonderfully wide-ranging and enjoyable, this outstanding collection features short stories by great nineteenth- and twentieth-century writers from America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Western Europe. Included are Hemingway's "A Clean, Well-Lighted Place," in which two waiters and a lonely customer in a Spanish cafe confront the concept of nothingness; "A & P," John Updike's most anthologized story and one of his most popular; "Borges and I," typical Jorge Luis Borges — imaginative, philosophical, and mysterious; as well as short masterpieces by Leo Tolstoy, Anton Chekhov, Herman Melville, Thomas Mann, Guy de Maupassant, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, D. H. Lawrence, and ten other great writers. Prime examples of the classic short story, these enduring literary treasures will be invaluable to students and teachers as well as to anyone who appreciates the finely turned tale.

World s Most Popular Short Stories

You can run into love seeking you in some stories, and destiny waiting to change the course of lives in others. The heady mix of humour, satire and drama makes these stories an essential cocktail of emotions.

Author: Maupassant, Anton Chekhov, O Henry & Saki

Publisher: Sristhi Publishers & Distributors

ISBN: 9387022862

Category: Fiction

Page: 280

View: 834

World’s Most Popular Short Stories is a collection of tales that are soothing, yet scintillating, motivational and magical, and a gentle mix of the common and the special. Handpicked stories by four master craftsmen – Guy de Maupassant, Anton Chekhov, O Henry and Saki – will not only give you a taste of their contemporary societies and cultures, but also take you on an adventure of a lifetime. Their extraordinary stories are a mixture of tragedy and humorous satire, irony and the macabre, in which the stupidities and hypocrisy of conventional society are viciously pilloried. You will meet the common folks who love to spend evenings in the company of girls, and you will also meet couples from humble origins working hard to repay a debt which was wrongly assumed in the first place. You can run into love seeking you in some stories, and destiny waiting to change the course of lives in others. The heady mix of humour, satire and drama makes these stories an essential cocktail of emotions.





The Lady With the Toy Dog and Other Famous Short Stories

"The Lady with the Toy Dog," "Goussiev" and other famous tales by Anton Chekhov (1860-1904).

Author: Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

Publisher: Mondial

ISBN: 1595691359

Category: Fiction

Page: 140

View: 788

"The Lady with the Toy Dog," "Goussiev" and other famous tales by Anton Chekhov (1860-1904). -- Time's revenges or the irony of satisfied desires are treated in "The Lady with the Toy Dog." Yet one cannot say that Chekhov himself is "disillusioned." His sense of spiritual beauty is too strong; and his depth of acceptation of life's pattern forms an aura enveloping his subject. This spiritual aura hovers about it and enwraps the gloomiest, greyest, most sardonic facts of life; death itself cannot diminish it. Examine "Goussiev," a sketch of the death of two worn-out soldiers on board a steamer, when returning from the East, a sketch that is so "modern" in its all-embracing outlook and bold acceptations as to shame nearly all our writers of today. It is so humanly broad, so tender, so infallibly true in its spiritual lightings, and it conveys the mystery of nature and all its transitory processes with sharp precision.

Great Short Stories of the Masters

Collected here are 49 uncommon stories drawn from the world's greatest essayists, poets, novelists, playwrights, and short story writers.

Author: Charles Neider

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0815412533

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 553

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Collected here are 49 uncommon stories drawn from the world's greatest essayists, poets, novelists, playwrights, and short story writers.

Fifty World s Greatest Short Stories

Mamma's little lamb of the world!... There now!' Little Chandler felt his cheeks suffused with shame and he stood back out of the lamplight.

Author: Various Author

Publisher: Abhishek Publications

ISBN: 8182476003

Category: Fiction

Page: 687

View: 368

Dating back to the early traditions of oral storytelling, the short story has evolved through the ages from myths, legends, fairy tales, fables, parables, stories in the Ramayana and Mahabharata, tales in the Panchatantra, the adventure tales of the Odyssey, biblical stories, the Norse sagas and many others. As the oriental tale and Gothic novel gained popularity in the latter half of the eighteenth century, short story began developing in Britain. And by the beginning of nineteenth century, it had highly evolved as a form. This anthology is a compilation of some of the classic short stories of the eighteenth and early nineteenth century, from around the world. Beginning with the realistic stories of Pushkin and Chekov, it includes ‘The Necklace’ by Guy de Maupassant, ‘Eve’s Diary’ by Mark Twain, ‘The “Slapping Sal”’ by Arthur Conan Doyle, ‘The Fly’ by Katherine Mansfield, ‘A Little Cloud’ by James Joyce, ‘White Nights’ by Fyodor Dostoevsky, ‘The Postmaster’ by Rabindranath Tagore and ‘The Gift of Magi’ by O. Henry. “Short stories are tiny windows into other worlds and other minds and other dreams. They are journeys you can make to the far side of the universe and still be back in time for dinner.” – Neil Gaiman “‘What shall I write?’ said Yegor and he dipped his pen in the ink.” – Anton Chekov, At Christmas Time “There was a woman who was beautiful, who started with all the advantages, yet she had no luck.” – D. H. Lawrence, The Rocking-Horse Winner







50 Greatest Short Stories for Children

This book brings back the much-loved tales through generations to enthral children once more. This book is the ideal gift from a parent to a child to revive the reading habit.

Author: Terry O'Brien

Publisher: Rupa Publications

ISBN: 9789353040109

Category: Fiction

Page: 242

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50 Greatest Short Stories for Children is an anthology of what children have heard and read over the ages. Here comes a selection of the best fairytales, stories about creatures big and small, spells and enchantments, giants, witches, royal adventures and everything that makes a child's world magical. With numerous authors penning children's books, the classics seem to be getting lost and that enchanted world is receding to give place to more contemporary settings. This book brings back the much-loved tales through generations to enthral children once more. This book is the ideal gift from a parent to a child to revive the reading habit. Hans Christian Andersen, Brothers Grimm, Aesop's Fables and folktales from other shores bring together a delightful bouquet to young minds.



Great Short Stories of the World

-Milton For everyone who enjoys superb storytelling , this anthology of thirty
classic tales by some of the world's greatest writers will bring hours of reading
pleasure and entertainment . The word “ story ” comes from the ancient Greek
word ...

Author: Ambrose Bierce

Publisher: Avenel

ISBN:

Category: Manners and customs

Page: 407

View: 795

Features works by Arthur Conan Doyle, O. Henry, Anton Chekhov, Leo Tolstoy, Edgar Allan Poe, Fyodor Dostoevesky, Guy de Maupassant, and Nathaniel Hawthorne, among other writers