Fiction: A Pocket Anthology, (Penguin Academics Series)

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2005-01-01
  • Publisher: Longman
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The perfect alternative to lengthy fiction anthologies, this brief, inexpensive, and diverse collection of 42 short stories provides a concise yet complete introduction to the study of fiction. Chronologically organized, the diverse selection includes the discipline' s most popular short stories. An " Introduction to Fiction" provides an overview of the genre, defining key literary terms in context. " Writing about Fiction" offers instruction for writing essays and covers MLA style citation. Biographical headnotes highlight common themes and ideas in the author's body of work. Individuals who want a brief overview of the study of poetry.

Table of Contents

Alphabetical List by Author
The Telling of the Tale
The Short Story Genre
Reading and Analyzing Short Fiction
Point of View
Style and Symbolism
Writing About Short Fiction
Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864)
Young Goodman Brown
Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849)
The Cask of Amontillado
Sarah Orne Jewett (1849-1909)
A White Heron
Guy de Maupassant (1850-1893)
Mother Savage
Kate Chopin (1851-1904)
Desiree's Baby
Anton Chekhov (1860-1904)
The Lady with the Pet Dog
Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935)
The Yellow Wallpaper
Edith Wharton (1862-1937)
Roman Fever
Willa Cather (1876-1947)
Neighbor Rosicky
James Joyce (1882-1941)
The Dead
Katherine Anne Porter (1890-1980)
The Jilting of Granny Weatherall
William Faulkner (1897-1962)
Barn Burning
Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986)
The Garden of Forking Paths
Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961)
Hills Like White Elephants
Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960)
John Steinbeck (1902-1968)
The Chrysanthemums
Richard Wright (1908-1960)
The Man Who Was Almost a Man
John Cheever (1912-1982)
Ralph Ellison (1914-1995)
A Party Down at the Square
Grace Paley (B. 1922)
Flannery O'Connor (1925-1964)
Good Country People
Richard Yates (1926-1992)
Gabriel Garcia Marquez (B. 1928)
A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings
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