The Oxford Library of Classic English Short Stories

The Oxford Library of Classic English Short Stories

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This selection of 20th century literature begins in the period preceding World War I with short stories from such authors as H.G.Wells, M.R.James and Saki. It continues with work written up until the mid-1970s, by a range of authors including Dylan Thomas, Graham Greene and Kingsley Amis. The volumes have been divided into turn of the century literature to 1956, and literature written during the period 1956-1975. Represented in the latter selection are leading American writers whose work continues to be widely read in the UK, and also a number of Commonwealth authors.show more

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  • Hardback | 1104 pages
  • 130 x 210mm | 1,285g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 0192826905
  • 9780192826909

Table of contents

Part 1: M.R.James; Saki; John Galsworthy; Leonard Merrick; Geoffrey Moss; Richard Hughes; Dorothy L.Sayers; Naomi Mitchison; Frank O'Connor; Stella Benson; W.Somerset Maugham; Hugh Walpole; H.G.Wells; Dylan Thomas; Walter de la Mare; Elizabeth Bowen; Evelyn Waugh; Angus Wilson; Joyce Cary; William Sansom; L.P.Hartley; Graham Greene; V.S.Pritchett. Part 2: Nadine Gordimer; Viola Meynell; Rhys Davies; Dal Stivens; H.E.Bates; Morley Callaghan; Norah Lofts; Bill Naughton; Peter Ustinov; George Lamming; John Wain; L.E.Jones; Mary Lavin; David Owoyele; R.Prawer Jhabvala; Maurice Shadbolt; May C.Jenkins; John Updike; Frank Sargeson; Elizabeth Taylor; Gordon Meyer; Olivia Manning; William Trevor; Jean Rhys; R.K.Narayan; Frank Tuohy; Chinua Achebe; Kingsley Amis; Dan Jacobson; Benedict Kiely; Bernard Malamud; Susan Hill; Gearge Mackay Brown; Patrick White; Elspeth Davie.show more