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23 Great Stories

Professor David Leavitt - Editor

Aaron Thier - Editor

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ISBN 9780451532336 | 400 pages | 06 Aug 2013 | Signet Classic | 6.49 x 4.29in | 18 - AND UP
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“The Fall of the House of Usher” by Edgar Allan Poe
“To Build a Fire” by Jack London
“The Necklace” by Guy de Maupassant
“The Man Who Would Be King” by Rudyard Kipling
“The Gift of the Magi” by O. Henry
“The South” by Jorge Luis Borges
“Good Country People” by Flannery O’Connor
“The Blind Dog” by R. K. Narayan
and Fifteen Other Classic Tales in One Volume

Masterpieces by some of the finest writers ever to make words come alive on paper, the stories in this volume have been selected to represent the full spectrum of the storyteller’s art. Here are works of suspense, mystery, allegory, and human drama. Given sharpened focus through insightful editorial commentary, each of these tales is distinctive in style and vision—and each is uniquely memorable.


Introduction

EDGAR ALLAN POE
“The Fall of the House of Usher”

GUY DE MAUPASSANT
“The Necklace”

OSCAR WILDE
“The Happy Prince”

SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE
“The Adventure of the Speckled Band”

ANTON CHEKHOV
“The Kiss”

CHARLOTTE PERKINS GILMAN
“The Yellow Wallpaper”

O. HENRY
“The Gift of the Magi”

ADA LEVERSON
“Suggestion”

EDITH WHARTON
“The Muse’s Tragedy”

RUDYARD KIPLING
“The Man Who Would Be King

SAKI
“Tobermory”

JACK LONDON
“To Build a Fire”

JAMES JOYCE
“Eveline”

JORGE LUIS BORGES
“The South”

R.K. NARAYAN
“The Blind Dog”

JOHN CHEEVER
“Reunion”

GRACE PALEY
“The Loudest Voice”

FLANNERY O’CONNOR
“Good Country People”

WILLIAM TREVOR
“The Day We Got Drunk on Cake”

ALICE MUNRO
“The Turkey Season”

MARY ROBISON
“The Wellman Twins”

AMY HEMPEL
“Today Will Be a Quiet Day”

CHINELO OKPARANTA
“Fairness”


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