50 Great American Short Stories

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Milton Crane
Bantam Books, 1984 - Fiction - 502 pages
The Adventure of the German Student - Young Goodman Brown - Ms. Found in a Bottle - The Fiddler - What was it? - Luck - The Outcasts of Poker Flat - The Damned Thing - The Two Faces - A New England Nun - The Courting of Sister Wisby - The Dilettante - Masters of Arts - Effie Whittles - Mr. Dooley on the Popularity of Firemen - The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky - A Dead Issue - The Lost Phoebe - Father is Firm with his Ailments - Death in the Woods - To Build a Fire - The Use of Force - Old Folks' Christmas - Silent Snow, Secret Snow - By the Waters of Babylon - Soldiers of the Republic - Mr. Preble Gets Rid of his Wife - Cluney Mc Farrar's Hardtack - The Darkness of the Night - The Old People - Grapes for Monsieur Cape - A Man of the World - The Hour of Letdown - The Resting Place - The Touch of Nutmeg Makes it - The Harness - Friend of the Family - The Rumor - There was a Young Lady of Perth - The Downfall of Fascism in Black Ankle County - The French Scarecrow - The Blue-Winged Teal - The Archimandrite's Niece - A Mother's Tale - The National Pastime - The Girls in Their Summer Dresses - The Death of Shorty - Grandma and the Hindu Monk- Madame Zilensky and the King of Finland - The Lucid Eye in Silver Town - Selected Bibliography .
 

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Contents

THE ADVENTURE OF THE GERMAN STUDENT
1
Ms Found IN A BoITLE Edgar Allan Poe
18
THE FIDDLER Herman Melville
28
what was r? FitzJames OBrien
34
IUCK Mark Twain
48
THE DAMNED THING Ambrose Bierce
61
THE Two FACEs Henry James
69
A NEw ENGLAND NUN Mary E Wilkins Freeman
82
THE DARKNEss of THE NIGHT Robert M Coates
272
THE old PEOPLE William Faulkner
281
GRAPEs For MonstEUR cape Ludwig Bemelmans
298
A MAN of THE world Ernest Hemingway
308
THE RESTING PLACE Oliver La Farge
316
THE Touch of NUTMEG MAKEs rr John Collier
328
THE HARNESs John Steinbeck
336
FRIEND OF THE FAMILY Kay Boyle
349

THE courtTNG of SISTER wisby Sarah Orne Jewett
94
THE DILETTANTE Edith Wharton
109
MASTERs of ARTs O Henry
118
EFFIE warrrl ESY George Ade
131
MR DOOLEY ON THE POPULARITY OF FIREMEN
137
A DEAD Issue Charles M Flandrau
150
THE LOST PHOEBE Theodore Dreiser
171
FATHER Is FIRM wrth HIs AILMENTs Clarence Day
186
To BUILD A FIRE Jack London
203
THE USE OF FORCE William Carlos Williams
218
sILENT sNow SECRET sNow Conrad Aiken
232
BY THE warERs of BABYLoN Stephen Vincent Benét
249
soLDIERs of THE REPUBLIC Dorothy Parker
261
cLUNEY McFARRARs HARDTACK John McNulty
268
THE RUMoR Erskine Caldwell
356
THERE was A YouNG LADY of PERTH William Saroyan
362
THE DOWNFALL OF FASCISM IN BLACK ANKLE COUNTY
371
THE FRENCH scARECRow William Maxwell
379
THE BLUEwingED TEAL Wallace Stegner
392
THE ARCHIMANDRITEs NIECE James Reid Parker
409
A MOTHERs TALE James Agee
415
THE NATIONAL PASTIME John Cheever
435
THE GIRLs IN THEIR suMMER DRESSEs Irwin Shaw
449
THE DEATH OF shorty Richard P Bissell
455
MADAME zulensky And THE King of Finland
479
THE LUCID EYE IN SLLvKR Town John Updike
487
Selected Bibliography
497
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Milton Crane was professor emeritus of English at George Washington University and of English Language and Literature at the University of Chicago. He was the author of several books and articles on English literature, as well as the editor of the Bantam anthology, 50 Great American Short Stories. He passed away in 1985.

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