The Oxford Book of Short Stories

The Oxford Book of Short Stories

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V. S. Pritchett, one our greatest short-story writers, has chosen forty-one stories written in the English language for this volume, producing a collection that successfully displays the wealth and variety of an art that spans some 200 years. Great Britain, America, and especially Eire have fine traditions of short-story writing that have developed from the time of Sir Walter Scott and Nathaniel Hawthorne, while in the last century the art was perfected by Ernest Hemingway, D. H. Lawrence, W. Somerset Maugham, John Updike, and V. S. Pritchett himself. The Irish contribution includes such masters as James Joyce, Frank O'Connor, and Liam O'Flaherty, and stories by Canadian, Indian, New Zealand, and Australian writers show the full range of invention and ability in a genre that continues to flourish.show more

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  • Paperback | 576 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 30mm | 381.02g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reissue
  • 0192801910
  • 9780192801913
  • 917,051

About V. S. Pritchett

The late Sir Victor Pritchett was a distinguished novelist, short story writer, critic, biographer, and traveler. His books include the novel, Mr. Beluncle, and the acclaimed short story collection On the Edge of the Cliff. He died in 1997.show more

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