Great Short Short Stories Quick Reads by Great Writers

ISBN-10: 0486440982

ISBN-13: 9780486440989

Edition: 2005

Authors: Paul Negri
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Description: All devoted readers long for more time to spend with their books. This outstanding collection of more than 30 brilliant short stories--each just six or fewer pages in length--provides the chance to make the most of available reading time by allowing readers to absorb an entire story (or two or three) in just one sitting. Popular tales include Kafka's "A Country Doctor," Poe's "The Cask of Amontillado," Chopin's "A Pair of Silk Stockings," plus works by Dickens, O. Henry, Chekhov, Wilde, and many others.

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List price: $5.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Dover Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/10/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.330
Language: English

The Egg (from The Triumph of the Egg: A Book of Impressions from American Life in Tales and Poems, 1921)
An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge (from The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce, Vol. II, 1909)
The Enchanted Bluff (from Harper's Weekly, 1909)
A Malefactor (from The Witch and Other Stories, translated by Constance Garnett, 1918)
A Pair of Silk Stockings (from Vogue magazine, 1897)
The Veteran (from The Little Regiment and Other Episodes of the American Civil War, 1896)
The Apparition of Mrs. Veal (from a standard edition, c. 1705)
Nobody's Story (from the periodical Household Words, 1853)
If I Were a Man (from Physical Culture magazine, 1914)
Squire Petrick's Lady (from A Group of Noble Dames, 1891)
The Luck of Roaring Camp (from The Luck of Roaring Camp and Other Sketches, 1870)
Dr. Heidegger's Experiment (from Twice-told Tales, 9th. ed., 1837)
A Ghost Story (from The Idler, a monthly journal, 1892)
A White Heron (from A White Heron and Other Stories, 1886)
A Country Doctor (translated from a standard German edition, 1919)
Wee Willie Winkie (from Wee Willie Winkie and Other Stories, 1899)
Sanctuary (from Forum magazine, 1930)
Second Best (from The Prussian Officer and Other Stories, 1914)
The White Silence (from The Son of the Wolf: Tales of the Far North, 1900)
Germans at Meat (from In a German Pension, 1911)
A Piece of String (from The Works of Guy de Maupassant: Short Stories, 1903)
The Open Window (from Beasts and Super-Beasts, 1914)
The Furnished Room (from The Four Million, 1906)
With Other Eyes (translated from a standard Italian edition, 1901)
The Cask of Amontillado (from a standard edition, 1846)
The Coffin-Maker (from The Prose Tales of Alexander Poushkin, 1916)
The Three Hermits (from a standard edition, n.d.)
The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County (from Mark Twain's Sketches, New and Old, 1875)
The Remarkable Case of Davidson's Eyes (from The Pall Mall Budget, a weekly, 1895)
The Sphinx Without a Secret (originally published as "Lady Alroy" in The World magazine, 1887)
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