Great American Short Stories

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Courier Corporation, 2002 - Fiction - 248 pages
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Featuring 19 of the finest works from the most distinguished writers in the American short-story tradition, this new compilation begins with Nathaniel Hawthorne's 1835 tale "Young Goodman Brown" and ranges across an entire century, concluding with Ernest Hemingway's 1927 classic, "The Killers." Other selections include Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart," Melville's "Bartleby," Harte's "The Luck of Roaring Camp," "To Build a Fire," by Jack London, "The Real Thing" by Henry James, F. Scott Fitzgerald's "Bernice Bobs Her Hair," plus stories by Mark Twain, Sarah Orne Jewett, Charles Chesnutt, Kate Chopin, Stephen Crane, Willa Cather, Ambrose Bierce, Theodore Dreiser, and others. Perfect for classroom use, this outstanding collection of tales will also prove popular with fiction readers everywhere.
 

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Contents

Young Goodman Brown
1
The TellTale Heart
13
Bartleby
18
The Luck of Roaring Camp
49
The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky
58
The Private History of a Campaign that Failed
68
A White Heron
84
The Goophered Grapevine
93
The Real Thing
130
A Pair of Silk Stockings
152
To Build a Fire
157
An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge
171
The Lost Phoebe
179
Pauls Case
192
Bernice Bobs Her Hair
209
The Egg
231

A New England Nun
104
The Yellow Wallpaper
115
The Killers
240
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