The Signet Classic Book of American Short Stories

The Signet Classic Book of American Short Stories
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ISBN10: 
0451522796
ISBN13: 
9780451522795
Pages: 
557
Published: 
February 1st 1985 by Signet Classic (an imprint of Dutton Signet)
Rating: 
3.93

This superb collection celebrates the astonishing growth of the short story in America, from the early nineteenth century to the outbreak of World War II. From the very beginnings of this youngest of literary forms, American writers have played a crucial role in its development.

Here are thirty-three of their finest stories, ranging from the brooding romanticism of Hawthorne and Poe to the wit of Twain and Thurber--from the high moral consciousness of James to the sheer high spirits of Saroyan. Taken together, these classic tales form a remarkably rich and vital record of one of our literature's proudest and most original achievements.

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