The Oxford Book of Short Stories

The Oxford Book of Short Stories

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A personal selection by V.S. Pritchett, himself a well-known short story writer, of some 40 stories written in English reflecting the wealth and variety of an art that spans over 200 years. This does not claim to be a collection of "the best" short stories or even to be properly "representative"; rather the aim is to bring together some of the most original examples of a changing form. Stories have been gathered from all over the English-speaking world, from Canada, India, New Zealand and Australia as well as from Britain, Eire and America. Stories by Hemingway, Lawrence, Somerset Maugham, John Updike, Frank O'Connor, Joyce and Pritchett himself are included.show more

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  • Paperback | 576 pages
  • 127 x 193.04 x 30.48mm | 498.95g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • index
  • 019282113X
  • 9780192821133

About V.S. ed. Pritchett

About the Editor Sir Victor Pritchett is a novelist, short-story writer, critic, biographer, and traveler. His books include the novel, Mr. Beluncle; a highly acclaimed collection of short stories, On the Edge of the Cliff; two books of criticism, The Myth Makers and The Tale Bearers; a biography of Turgenev, The Gentle Barbarian; and the classic travel book, The Spanish Temper.show more

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