The Best American Short Stories of the Century

Author: John Updike,Katrina Kenison

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395843673

Category: Fiction

Page: 835

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With a new 1999 story added to the paperback volume, this collection of the best stories of the century includes some of the greatest names in literature as well as a few spectacular one-hit wonders. Reprint.

The Best Short Stories of O. Henry

Author: O. Henry

Publisher: Modern Library

ISBN: 0307758656

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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The more than 600 stories written by O. Henry provided an embarrassment of riches for the compilers of this volume. The final selection of the thirty-eight stories in this collection offers for the reader's delight those tales honored almost unanimously by anthologists and those that represent, in variety and balance, the best work of America's favorite storyteller. They are tales in his most mellow, humorous, and ironic moods. They give the full range and flavor of the man born William Sydney Porter but known throughout the world as O. Henry, one of the great masters of the short story. From the Hardcover edition.

The Best American Mystery Stories of the 19th Century

Author: Otto Penzler

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544302222

Category: Fiction

Page: 604

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A treasury of crime, mystery and murder tales from America's 19th century includes Edgar Allan Poe's "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" as well as selections by such genre masters as Jack London, Washington Irving and Mark Twain. 15,000 first printing.

100 Years of The Best American Short Stories

Author: Lorrie Moore,Heidi Pitlor

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 054405606X

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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The Best American Short Stories is the longest running and best-selling series of short fiction in the country. For the centennial celebration of this beloved annual series, master of the form Lorrie Moore selects forty stories from the more than two thousand that were published in previous editions. Series editor Heidi Pitlor recounts behind-the-scenes anecdotes and examines, decade by decade, the trends captured over a hundred years. Together, the stories and commentary offer an extraordinary guided tour through a century of literature with what Moore calls “all its wildnesses of character and voice.” These forty stories represent their eras but also stand the test of time. Here is Ernest Hemingway’s first published story and a classic by William Faulkner, who admitted in his biographical note that he began to write “as an aid to love-making.” Nancy Hale’s story describes far-reaching echoes of the Holocaust; Tillie Olsen’s story expresses the desperation of a single mother; James Baldwin depicts the bonds of brotherhood and music. Here is Raymond Carver’s “minimalism,” a term he disliked, and Grace Paley’s “secular Yiddishkeit.” Here are the varied styles of Donald Barthelme, Charles Baxter, and Jamaica Kincaid. From Junot Díaz to Mary Gaitskill, from ZZ Packer to Sherman Alexie, these writers and stories explore the different things it means to be American. Moore writes that the process of assembling these stories allowed her to look “thrillingly not just at literary history but at actual history — the cries and chatterings, silences and descriptions of a nation in flux.” 100 Years of The Best American Short Stories is an invaluable testament, a retrospective of our country’s ever-changing but continually compelling literary artistry. LORRIE MOORE, after many years as a professor of creative writing at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, is now the Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of English at Vanderbilt University. Moore has received honors for her work, among them the Irish Times International Fiction Prize and a Lannan Foundation fellowship, as well as the PEN/Malamud Award and the Rea Award for her achievement in the short story. Her most recent novel, A Gate at the Stairs, was short-listed for the 2010 Orange Prize for Fiction and for the PEN/Faulkner Award, and her most recent story collection, Bark, was short-listed for the Story Prize and the Frank O’Connor Award. HEIDI PITLOR is a former senior editor at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and has been the series editor of The Best American Short Stories since 2007. She is the author of the novels The Birthdays and The Daylight Marriage.

The Best Time Travel Stories of the 20th Century

Author: Harry Turtledove,Martin H. Greenberg

Publisher: Del Rey

ISBN: 9780345481900

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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LEAP INTO THE FUTURE, AND SHOOT BACK TO THE PAST H. G. Wells’s seminal short story “The Time Machine,” published in 1895, provided the springboard for modern science fiction’s time travel explosion. Responding to their own fascination with the subject, the greatest visionary writers of the twentieth century penned some of their finest stories. Here are eighteen of the most exciting tales ever told, including “Time’s Arrow” In Arthur C. Clarke’s classic, two brilliant physicists finally crack the mystery of time travel—with appalling consequences. “Death Ship” Richard Matheson, author of Somewhere in Time, unveils a chilling scenario concerning three astronauts who stumble upon the conundrum of past and future. “Yesterday was Monday” If all the world’s a stage, Theodore Sturgeon’s compelling tale follows the odyssey of an ordinary joe who winds up backstage. “Rainbird” R.A. Lafferty reflects on what might have been in this brainteaser about an inventor so brilliant that he invents himself right out of existence. “Timetipping” What if everyone time-traveled except you? Jack Dann provides some surprising answers in this literary gem. . . . as well as stories by Poul Anderson • L. Sprague de Camp • Joe Haldeman • John Kessel • Nancy Kress • Henry Kuttner • Ursula K. Le Guin • Larry Niven • Charles Sheffield • Robert Silverberg • Connie Willis By turns frightening, puzzling, and fantastic, these stories engage us in situations that may one day break free of the bonds of fantasy . . . to enter the realm of the future: our future. Note: "A Sound of Thunder" by Ray Bradbury and "I'm Scared" by Jack Finney are not included in this edition.



The Best American short stories of the eighties

Author: Shannon Ravenel

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 393

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An anthology of twenty of the best American short stories of the decade includes works by such stellar writers as Raymond Carver, Russell Banks and Alice Munro

The Best Short Stories of 1917, and the Yearbook of the American Short Story

Author: Edward J. O'Brien

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781406547511

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 528

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Edward Joseph Harrington O'Brien (1890-1941) was an American author, poet, editor and anthologist. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and attended Boston College and Harvard University. He was noted for compiling and editing an annual collection of The Best Short Stories by American authors at the beginning of the twentieth-century, and also a series of The Best Short Stories by British authors. They proved to be highly influential and popular. He was also a noted author, his works including White Fountains (1917) and The Forgotten Threshold (1918)

The Best American Short Stories 1997

Author: Annie Proulx,Katrina Kenison

Publisher: Mariner Books

ISBN: 9780395798652

Category: Fiction

Page: 381

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Presents a collection of stories selected from magazines in the United States and Canada

The Best Short Stories of 1921, and the Yearbook of the American Short Story (Dodo Press)

Author: Edward J. O'Brien

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781406531541

Category: Fiction

Page: 604

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Edward Joseph Harrington O'Brien (1890-1941) was an American author, poet, editor and anthologist. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and attended Boston College and Harvard University. He was noted for compiling and editing an annual collection of The Best Short Stories by American authors at the beginning of the twentieth-century, and also a series of The Best Short Stories by British authors. They proved to be highly influential and popular. He was also a noted author, his works including White Fountains (1917) and The Forgotten Threshold (1918).

Die Legende von Sleepy Hollow

Neu übersetzte Ausgabe

Author: Washington Irving

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3842345550

Category: Fiction

Page: 69

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Irvings Geschichte vom kopflosen Reitergespenst, die er 1820 veröffentlichte, gehört in den Vereinigten Staaten zu den bekanntesten literarischen Stoffen. Wer sich für die US-amerikanische Kultur interessiert und gleichzeitig eine vergnügliche Lektüre sucht, kommt an "Sleepy Hollow"nicht vorbei. Der Verdienst, diese Geschichte auch deutschen Lesern erschlossen zu haben, gebührt zweifellos Adolf Strodtmann, der diese und weitere englischsprachigen Erzählungen im 19. Jahrhundert übersetzt hat. Allerdings ist diese Übertragung für heutige Leser streckenweise kaum noch verständlich, was die Freude, sich mit der Geschichte zu beschäftigen, deutlich trübt. Dieser Band enthält daher eine aktuelle Übersetzung, die exklusiv für ofd edition erstellt wurde.

The Best Alternate History Stories of the 20th Century

Author: Harry Turtledove,Martin Harry Greenberg

Publisher: Random House LLC

ISBN: 0345439902

Category: Fiction

Page: 415

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Presents a collection of "what if" stories that offer an alternate version of actual historical events in an anthology with works by Kim Stanley Robinson, Greg Bear, Ward Moore, Gregory Benford, and Susan Schwartz.

The Best American Mystery Stories of the Century

Author: Tony Hillerman

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618012718

Category: Fiction

Page: 813

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A collection of the very best in mystery writing includes contributions by O. Henry, Dasniell Hammett, Ring Lardner, Ernest Hemingway, Ellery Queen, James Thurber, Sue Grafton, Stephen King, Joyce Carol Oates, Sara Paretsky, John Steinbeck, Mickey Spillane, and many, many others. Reprint.

The Best Short Stories of Theodore Dreiser

Author: Theodore Dreiser,Howard Fast

Publisher: Ivan R Dee

ISBN: 9780929587035

Category: Fiction

Page: 349

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This extraordinary collection of short stories reminds us how great a talent Dreiser was. A giant among American writers, he fought throughout his career to capture life in realistic terms. In his stories as well as his celebrated novels, he sought to uncover the problems of common Americans at the turn of the century their struggles with society and their dreams of power and wealth against a backdrop of threatening poverty. "Dreiser has no peer in the American short story. As fine as his novels are, they do not attain the artistic wholeness of his short tales. Among the moderns, there is almost no one capable of writing tales like these. The best of today is pallid and non-human when compared with Dreiser s compassionate searchings." from the Introduction by Howard Fast."


The Woman in the Window - Was hat sie wirklich gesehen?

Der Spannungsbestseller des Jahres!

Author: A. J. Finn

Publisher: Blanvalet Verlag

ISBN: 3641220955

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

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Der internationale Bestseller: von 0 auf Platz 1 der New York Times-Bestsellerliste und von 0 auf Platz 2 der Sunday Times-Bestsellerliste in England! »Der fesselndste Thriller, den ich seit 'Gone Girl' gelesen habe. A.J. Finn ist ein kühner Debütautor – meisterhaft.« Tess Gerritsen Anna Fox lebt allein. Ihr schönes großes Haus in New York wirkt leer. Trotzdem verlässt sie nach einem traumatischen Erlebnis ihre vier Wände nicht mehr. Anna verbringt ihre Tage damit, mit Fremden online zu chatten, zu viel zu trinken – und ihre Nachbarn durchs Fenster zu beobachten. Bis eines Tages die Russels ins Haus gegenüber einziehen – Vater, Mutter und Sohn. Bei dem Anblick vermisst Anna mehr denn je ihr früheres Leben, vor allem, als die neue Nachbarin sie besucht. Kurze Zeit später wird sie Zeugin eines brutalen Überfalls. Sie will helfen. Doch sie traut sich nach wie vor nicht, das Haus zu verlassen. Die Panik holt sie ein. Ihr wird schwarz vor Augen. Als sie aus ihrer Ohnmacht erwacht, will ihr niemand glauben. Angeblich ist nichts passiert ...

Where the Best Began

Stories of a Boy on the American Prairie

Author: L. D. Bergsgaard

Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 1457510340

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

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It's true, what many say. Time and age have a way of rounding off the edges and making jagged pieces of the past seem clear and smooth and bright. But for those of us growing up in the small prairie town of Mandan, North Dakota, in the 1950s, those truly were times when every day was an adventure, every neighbor was a story, and everyone belonged somewhere because we were all connected and trusted others to know that. Young Moose knows it's going to be an unusual year when his new teacher looks like a goat and is even ornerier, a neighborhood posse is hot on the trail of a felon, and the ancient ghosts are dancing in the light of a full moon. His days are full of trials including the cancelling of Christmas, tittering on the brink of flunking a grade, and losing his position as catcher on the baseball team. It's also a time of runaway horses and bucking pigs, a quest for the truth of the birds and the bees, and of taking a giant step towards manhood. Come follow Moose and his friends; an Indian Shaman, a Gypsy King, and a mystical boy named Mickey as they travel through the adventures. Kirkus Review states: "Bergsgaard opens his book with a clear objective: 'I wrote this collection of short stories from a ten-year-old boy's eyes with the interpretation of a sixty year old man.' Through dozens of short sketches, the author sustains a childlike perception of a beguiling but bewildering adult reality...(appealing to) readers nostalgic for a time of childhood innocence in the rural American lifestyle of the 1950s. Bergsgaard's writing is suggestive of an oral storyteller with impeccable timing and taste; his language reflects the great American vernacular at its most lean and direct. ...these are emotionally engaging episodes of childhood that evoke the odyssey of a 20th-century Huck Finn." L.D. Bergsgaard spent his boyhood years in Mandan, North Dakota, a town steeped in the history of General George Custer and which declares itself as Where the West Begins. L.D. and the neighborhood gang, before that was a dangerous noun, spent unfettered days of play and exploration, not only of their small world but of each other.

The Best Short Stories of Jack London

Author: Jack London

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 1434469212

Category: Fiction

Page: 324

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Jack London (1876-1916)[1][2][3][4] was an American author who wrote "The Call of the Wild" and other books. This collection includes many of his best known tales.