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21 Essential American Short Stories

21 Essential American Short Stories
$24.99

"A vibrant journey through the annals of classic American short stories"

"21 Essential American Short Stories" is a collection of beloved stories that have comprised an important part of the fabric of our culture, from the earliest days of our nation to the twentieth century. Some of the stories, such as Washington Irving's "Rip Van Winkle," O. Henry's "The Gift of the Magi," William Faulkner's "A Rose for Emily," Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "The Yellow Wallpaper," and James Thurber's "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," have been long regarded as literary classics, while others, such as Frank Stockton's "The Lady or the Tiger?" and Ellis Parker Butler's "Pigs Is Pigs," are lesser known but well worth discovering.

The carefully selected stories, each preceded by an illuminating headnote, powerfully illustrate the varied richness of our national literature and history. This beautifully packaged volume, containing the unforgettable classic short stories that evoke our shared American tradition and national identity, makes the perfect gift for the short story aficionado and novice alike.

ISBN: 
9780312648039
Binding: 
Hardcover
Publisher: 
Publication Date: 
February 15, 2011
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Paperback Fiction

When Franny Stands Up
By: Robins, Eden
Brown Girls
By: Andreades, Daphne Palasi
Ballerinas
By: Kapelke-Dale, Rachel
Last Life
By: Messud, Claire
Violin Conspiracy
By: Slocumb, Brendan
Wish for Winter
By: Shipman, Viola
Anywhere You Run
By: Morris, Wanda M
Greenwich Park
By: Faulkner, Katherine
Seven Moons of Maali Almeida
By: Karunatilaka, Shehan

Hardcover Non-Fiction

Blue Zones American Kitchen
By: Buettner, Dan
Chuck Berry
By: Smith, Rj
Book of Days
By: Smith, Patti
Empire of Ice and Stone
By: Levy, Buddy
Polar Exposure
By: Aston, Felicity
Surrender
By: Bono
Hollywood The Oral History
By: Wasson, Sam
Dickens and Prince
By: Hornby, Nick
Great Air Race
By: Lancaster, John

Hardcover Fiction

Light Pirate
Author: Brooks-Dalton, Lily
World of Curiosities
Author: Penny, Louise
Stella Maris
Author: McCarthy, Cormac
Someday Maybe
Author: Nwabineli, Onyi
Twist of a Knife
Author: Horowitz, Anthony
All the Broken Places
Author: Boyne, John
Boy and the Dog
Author: Hase, Seishu
Five Survive
Author: Jackson, Holly
Alone with You in the Ether: A Love Story
Author: Blake, Olivie