An Anthology of Famous American Stories

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Angus Burrell, Bennett Cerf
Modern Library, 1953 - Short stories - 1340 pages
Irving / The legend of sleepy hollow -- Rip Van Winkle -- Hawthorne / The great stone face -- Rappaccini's daughter -- Poe / The murders in the rue morgue -- The pit and the pendulum -- The purloined letter -- Melville / Billy Budd, foretopman -- Hale / The man without a country -- O'Brien / The diamond lens -- Stockton / The lady, or the tiger? -- Twain / The celebrated jumping frog of Calaveras County -- The man that corrupted Hadleybury -- Aldrich / Marjorie Daw -- Howells / Editha -- Harte / The outcasts of Poker Flat -- Bierce / An occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge -- The boarded window -- James / The real thing -- The author of Beltraffio -- Harris / Brer rabbit, brer fox, and the tar baby -- Jewett / The courting of sister Wisby -- Hearn / The boy who drew cats -- Atherton / The pearls of loreto -- Garland The return of a private -- Wilkins / A new England nun -- Wharton / The mission of Jane -- O. Henry / The furnished room -- A blackjack bargainer -- A municipal report -- Harding Davis / The bar sinister -- Ade / Effie Whittlesy -- Tarkington / "Little gentlemen"--Norris / A deal in wheat -- Crane / The open boat -- Dreiser / The lost Phoebe -- O'Higgins / Big Dan Reilly -- Stein / The good Anna -- Cather / Paul's case -- London / To build a fire -- Anderson / I'm a fool -- I want to know why -- Johnson / The great pancake record -- Cabell / Porcelain cups -- Hergesheimer / Wild oranges -- Glaspell / A jury of her peers -- Ferber / The afternoon of a faun -- Lardner / Some like them cold -- The golden honeymoon -- Steele / The man who saw through heaven -- Beer / Tact -- Aiken / Silent snow, secret snow -- Parker / Big blonde -- Morley / The arrow -- Winslow / A cycle of Manhattan -- Porter / Maria Concepcion -- Thurber / The secret life of Walter Mitty -- Fitzgerald / The rich boy -- Dos Passos / The body of an American -- Faulkner / A rose for Emily -- Hemingway / The killers -- The gambler, the nun, and the radio -- Steinbeck / The red pony -- Wolfe / A portrait of Bascom Hawke -- Brush / Night club -- Caldwell / Kneel to the rising sun -- O'Hara / Do you like it here? -- Saroyan / The daring young man on the flying trapeze -- Welty / The hitch-hikers -- Van Tilburg / The portable phonograph -- Shaw / Act of faith -- Schulberg / My Christmas carol -- Salinger / Pretty mouth and green my eyes.

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Contents

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow m
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Rip Van Winkle WASHINGTON IRVING ooie 3 The Great Stone Face NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE
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Rappaccinis Daughter NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE
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