40 Short Stories: A Portable Anthology
Fifth EditionBeverly Lawn©2017
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An affordable, portable anthology of classic selections and modern literature.
40 Short Stories, part of the highly successful Bedford/St. Martin's portable series of anthologies and guides, continues to offer a diverse selection of classic and contemporary short fiction for a low price. Editorial features — such as instruction on how to write about fiction and a glossary of literary terms — are located in the back of the book so you can focus on the stories. The stories themselves are arranged chronologically to help you trace the evolution of the short story genre. This book's small size, low price, and versatility make it the perfect anthology for a variety of courses, including introduction to fiction, creative writing, introduction to literature, or literature-based composition.
Table of Contents
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Nathaniel Hawthorne, Young Goodman Brown
Edgar Allan Poe, The Cask of Amontillado
Herman Melville, Bartleby, the Scrivener
Kate Chopin, The Story of an Hour
Anton Chekhov, The Lady with the Dog
Charlotte Perkins Gilman, The Yellow Wallpaper
Willa Cather, Paul’s Case
James Joyce, Araby
*Franz Kafka, A Hunger Artist
*Katherine Mansfield, Miss Brill
William Faulkner, A Rose for Emily
Ernest Hemingway, Hills Like White Elephants
Eudora Welty, A Worn Path
Ralph Ellison, Battle Royal
Shirley Jackson, The Lottery
James Baldwin, Sonny's Blues
Flannery O'Connor, A Good Man Is Hard to Find
*Gabriel García Márquez, A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings
John Updike, A & P
*Edith Pearlman, Inbound
Raymond Carver, Cathedral
Joyce Carol Oates, Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?
Toni Cade Bambara, The Lesson
*Margaret Atwood, Happy Endings
Alice Walker, Everyday Use
Tim O’Brien, The Things They Carried
*T. Coraghessan Boyle, Night of the Satellite
Leslie Marmon Silko, The Man to Send Rain Clouds
Jamaica Kincaid, Girl
Amy Tan, Two Kinds
*Sandra Cisneros, The House on Mango Street
*Mark Haddon, The Gun
Sherman Alexie, The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven
Jhumpa Lahiri, Interpreter of Maladies
*Junot Díaz, Fiesta, 1980
*Yiyun Li, A Man Like Him
*Joshua Ferris, The Breeze
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Birdsong
* Lauren Groff, At the Round Earth’s Imagined Corners
*Karen Russell, Vampires in the Lemon Grove
Reading Short Stories Closely
Writing about Short Stories
Biographical Notes on the Authors
Glossary of Literary Terms
Index of Authors and Titles