Fiction: A Pocket Anthology (Penguin Academics Series)

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-01-01
  • 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 authorrs"s body of work. Individuals who want a brief overview of the study of poetry.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. xi
Introductionp. 1
The Telling of the Talep. 1
The Short Story Genrep. 3
Reading and Analyzing Short Fictionp. 6
Plotp. 6
Characterizationp. 10
Point of Viewp. 12
Themep. 14
Settingp. 15
Style and Symbolp. 17
Writing About Short Fictionp. 21
Fictionp. 29
Young Goodman Brownp. 31
The Tell-Tale Heartp. 43
A Write Heronp. 48
Mother Savagep. 58
Desiree's Babyp. 65
The Lady with the Pet Dogp. 71
The Yellow Wallpaperp. 86
Roman Feverp. 101
Paul's Casep. 113
Evelinep. 131
Sweatp. 136
Barn Burningp. 148
The Secret Miraclep. 165
Hills Like White Elephantsp. 172
The Chrysanthemumsp. 177
The Man Who Was Almost a Manp. 187
A Worn Pathp. 199
Reunionp. 207
A Party Down at the Squarep. 210
Wantsp. 217
Good Country Peoplep. 219
Doctor Jack-o'-Lanternp. 238
A Very Old Man with Enormous Wingsp. 252
The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelasp. 258
Dead Men's Pathp. 265
Time of Passagep. 269
The Geniusp. 280
How I Met My Husbandp. 286
The Fat Girlp. 302
Cathedralp. 316
Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?p. 330
Happy Endingsp. 346
Shilohp. 350
Everyday Usep. 363
Died and Gone to Vegasp. 372
Girlp. 388
Look on the Bright Sidep. 390
Woman Hollering Creekp. 401
The Red Convertiblep. 412
In the American Societyp. 421
How to Talk to Your Mother (Notes)p. 435
Orientationp. 443
Stories Listed by Form, Genre, and Themep. 449
Acknowledgmentsp. 453
Index of Critical Termsp. 457
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