Classic English Short Stories 1930-1955

Classic English Short Stories 1930-1955

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The years 1930 to 1955 marked a high point in the fortunes of the English short story. Reflecting some of the best writing of the period, this volume includes stories by such well-known authors as Virginia Woolf, C. S. Forester, Evelyn Waugh, and Graham Green. Cleverly depicted characters, and evocative moods and atmospheres pervade these tales. Comic tragic, and even fantastical, overall these nineteen English stories offer a highly humorous perspective on life.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 376 pages
  • 124 x 196 x 26mm | 322.06g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • 0192811215
  • 9780192811219
  • 1,454,997

About Derek Hudson

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Table of contents

Editor's Note ; Acknowledgements ; Introduction ; 1. The Kite ; 2. The Duchess and the Jeweller ; 3. The Little Willow ; 4. The Hostage ; 5. Sealskin Trousers ; 6. The Voice ; 7. Ever Such a Nice Boy ; 8. On Guard ; 9. The Basement Room ; 10. The Woman Who Had Imagination ; 11. Local Boy Makes Good ; 12. The Sacred and the Profane ; 13. The Vertical Ladder ; 14. Man About the House ; 15. Mr. Minnenick ; 16. The Putting Away of Uncle Quaggin ; 17. Maria ; 18. The Dearly Beloved of Benjamin Cobb ; 19. A Dream of Wintershow more

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represents most of the best qualities to be found in this genre in England * Spectator *show more

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