The Oxford Book of American Short Stories

The Oxford Book of American Short Stories

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Joyce Carol Oates offers a sweeping survey of American short fiction, in a collection of 59 tales that combines classic works with many "different, unexpected gems", and that invites readers to explore a wealth of important pieces by women and minority writers. The collection ranges from time-honoured works by Irving, Poe, and Hemingway, to modern classics by authors such as Bharati Mukherjee, Amy Tan, Alice Adams, David Leavitt, Bobbie Ann Mason and Tim O' more

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  • Paperback | 782 pages
  • 136 x 214 x 8mm | 898.11g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0192824066
  • 9780192824066

Table of contents

Stories include:. 1: Washington Irving: Rip Van Winkle. 2: Nathaniel Hawthorne: The Wives of the Dead. 3: Herman Melville: The Paradise of Bachelors and the Tartarus of Maids. 4: Edgar Allan Poe: The Tell-Tale Heart. 5: Harriet Beecher Stowe: The Ghost in the Mill. 6: Mark Twain: Cannibalism in the Cars. 7: Kate Chopin: The Storm. 8: Charlotte Gilman Perkins: The Yellow Wallpaper. 9: Henry James: The Middle Years. 10: Jack London: In a Far Country. 11: Stephen Crane: The Little Regiment. 12: Edith Wharton: A Journey. 13: Willa Carter: A Death in the Desert. 14: Ernest Hemingway: A Clean, Well-Lighted Place. 15: F. Scott Fitzgerald: An Alcoholic Case. 16: William Carlos Williams: The Girl with the Pimply Face. 17: Katherine Anne Porter: He. 18: Langston Hughes: Red-Headed Baby. 19: Flannery O'Connor: A Late Encounter with the Enemy. 20: James Baldwin: Sonny's Blues. 21: Ray Bradbury: There will Come Soft Rains. 22: Eudora Welty: Where is the Voice Coming From. 23: Isaac Beshevis Singer: The Lecture. 24: Bernard Malamud: My Son the Murderer. 25: Saul Bellow: Something to Remember Me By. 26: John Cheever: The Death of Justina. 27: Ursula Le Guin: Texts. 28: John Updike: The Persistence of Desire. 29: Raymond Carver: Are These Actual Miles?. 30: Joyce Carol Oates: Heatshow more

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