9780486447162

The World's Greatest Short Stories

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  • ISBN13:

    9780486447162

  • ISBN10:

    0486447162

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 4/28/2006
  • Publisher: Dover Publications

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Summary

Wonderfully wide-ranging and enjoyable, these outstanding short stories include works by great 19th- and 20th-century writers from America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Western Europe. Stories by Tolstoy, Chekhov, Joyce, Kafka, Updike, Pirandello, Mann, and thirteen other celebrated figures of world literature.

Table of Contents

HERMAN MELVILLE—U.S.A.
Bartleby the Scrivener (1853)
1(30)
GUY DE MAUPASSANT—France
The Necklace (1884)
31(7)
LEO TOLSTOY—Russia
The Death of Ivan Ilyich (1886)
38(47)
RUDYARD KIPLING—England
The Man Who Would Be King (1888)
85(28)
CHARLOTTE PERKINS GILMAN—U.S.A.
The Yellow Wallpaper (1892)
113(14)
JOAQUIM MARIA MACHADO DE ASSIS—Brazil
The Fortune-Teller (1896)
127(9)
ANTON CHEKHOV—Russia
The Lady with the Toy Dog (1899)
136(14)
RAINER MARIA RILKE—Germany
How Old Timofei Died with a Song (1900)
150(5)
THOMAS MANN—Germany
The Path to the Cemetery (1901)
155(7)
D.H. LAWRENCE—England
The Prussian Officer (1914)
162(18)
JAMES JOYCE—Ireland
Araby (1914)
180(5)
LUIGI PIRANDELLO-Italy
Mrs. Frola and Mr. Ponza, Her Son-in-Law (1917)
185(7)
VIRGINIA WOOLF—England
The Mark on the Wall (1921)
192(6)
FRANZ KAFKA—Czechoslovakia
A Hunger Artist (1922)
198(8)
KATHERINE MANSFIELD—England
The Garden-Party (1922)
206(13)
YASUNARI KAWABATA—Japan
The Grasshopper and the Bell Cricket (1924)
219(3)
ERNEST HEMINGWAY—U.S.A.
A Clean, Well-Lighted Place (1926)
222(4)
CHINUA ACHEBE—Nigeria
The Sacrificial Egg (1959)
226(4)
JOHN UPDIKE—U.S.A.
A&P (1961)
230(6)
JORGE LUIS BORGES—Argentina
Borges and I (1962)
236

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