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April 28 2006 Dover Thrift Editions
Wonderfully wide-ranging and enjoyable, this outstanding collection features short stories by great nineteenth- and twentieth-century writers from America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Western Europe.
Included are Hemingway's "A Clean, Well-Lighted Place," in which two waiters and a lonely customer in a Spanish cafe confront the concept of nothingness; "A & P," John Updike's most anthologized story and one of his most popular; "Borges and I," typical Jorge Luis Borges — imaginative, philosophical, and mysterious; as well as short masterpieces by Leo Tolstoy, Anton Chekhov, Herman Melville, Thomas Mann, Guy de Maupassant, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, D. H. Lawrence, and ten other great writers.
Prime examples of the classic short story, these enduring literary treasures will be invaluable to students and teachers as well as to anyone who appreciates the finely turned tale.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Quite edifying! March 1 2013
By dustin
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Great stuff. An excellent read for writers learning to encapsulate a meaningful read in under 10 pages or so. Pretty good accumulation of stories, all from famous writers around the world. I would suggest combining the with 50 great short stories, by Milton Crane.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great value short story collection Sept. 18 2010
By Erin Slater - Published on Amazon.com
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Dover books are unsurpassed for economy and content - $3.50 for a collection of 20 stories from all over the world within the past two centuries. Would be a great teaching resource, as many of these stories are used in curricula for middle/high school and college. Table of contents lists author, country of origin and year written. Relatively diverse selection of authors, but also includes standard anthology fare like Hemingway and Woolf. Stories included:

Bartleby the Scrivener (1853, Melville)
The Necklace (1884, de Maupassant)
The Death of Ivan Ilyich (1886, Tolstoy)
The Man Who Would Be King (1888, Kipling)
The Yellow Wallpaper (1892, C.P. Gilman)
The Fortune-Teller (1896, Machado de Assis)
The Lady with the Toy Dog (1899, Chekhov)
How Old Timofei Died with a Song (1900, Rilke)
The Path to the Cemetery (1901, Mann)
The Prussian Officer (1914, D.H. Lawrence)
Araby (1914, Joyce)
Mrs. Frola and Mr. Ponza, Her Son-in-Law (1917, Pirandello)
The Mark on the Wall (1921, Woolf)
A Hunger Artist (1922, Kafka)
The Garden-Party (1922, Mansfield)
The Grasshopper and the Bell Cricket (1924, Kawabata)
A Clean, Well-Lighted Place (1926, Hemingway)
The Sacrifical Egg (1959, Achebe)
A & P (1961, Updike)
Borges and I (1962, Borges)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great collection for those quick moments on a train, bus, or plane. June 23 2011
By Nettie Scott - Published on Amazon.com
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It is always worthwhile to keep a few paperback short story collections at hand to pop into a purse or carry-on bag. This collection is very good: diverse, well chosen, and memorable. These Dover Thrift Books are a great bargain as well.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Worth a look. Oct. 31 2013
By Davey - Published on Amazon.com
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The revisiting of these half forgotten short stories reveals excellent writing technique. However by now they have become very dated and the story lines seem shallow compared to their modern counterparts. Some readers will find them still of interest.
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4.0 out of 5 stars World's Greatest Short Stories Nov. 24 2012
By sarah - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is full of wonderful and new stories that I would not have become acquainted with if it were not for this book. Well written with different views and styles brought together by the compilation of short stories from all over the world, this was a very enjoyable book and I would gladly recommend it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great stories - great price. Aug. 19 2012
By W. Boyce Quinn - Published on Amazon.com
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Our book arrived quickly and was in great condition. I was looking for several particular stores for a course in short story masterpieces and found several in this collection. And the price was right.
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