Best English Short Stories I, Volume 1

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Giles Gordon, David Hughes
W. W. Norton & Company, May 1, 1991 - Fiction - 300 pages
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"[This book's] arrival is a cause for celebration, since it demonstrates, among other things, that the short story flourishes outside of America... This selection from English-speaking writers (excluding only the U.S.) displays a far greater diversity of styles and subjects than the average American story annual... An essential collection for short-story readers." - Kirkus Reviews
 

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BEST ENGLISH SHORT STORIES III

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Third volume in an impressive series: 25 stories by English- speaking writers (excluding the US) who represent a remarkable range of magazines, reputations, styles, and subjects. Of those best known ... Read full review

BEST ENGLISH SHORT STORIES V

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The latest in this excellent annual series includes 25 stories that represent a much wider stylistic range than the average American anthology. Big names (Munro, Gordimer, Trevor, Weldon) contribute ... Read full review

Contents

A Letter to Our Son Peter Carey
13
Tis Pity Shes a Whore Angela Carter
33
Card Trick with Hearts Adrian Dannatt
54
Explosions on the Sun Marilyn Duckworth
71
A Day in the Life of a Sphere Lucy Ellmann
84
Travelling Elsewhere Howard Jacob son
103
Volunteer Tracey Lloyd
123
A Foreign Dignitary Bernard MacLaverty
137
Another Time Edna OBrien
162
Weeds Ruth Rendell
179
And Now This Carl Tighe
204
Children of the Headmaster William Trevor
224
The Scenic Railway Edward Upward
241
Ind Aff Fay Weldon
262
Biographical Notes on the Authors
280
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