Great Short Stories of the Masters

ISBN-10: 0815412533
ISBN-13: 9780815412533
Edition: 2003
Authors: Charles Neider
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Description: This is a collection of 49 short stories, selected for their richness of detail, accurate depictions of human passion and international scope.

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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Cooper Square Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 12/9/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 576
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.694

This is a collection of 49 short stories, selected for their richness of detail, accurate depictions of human passion and international scope.

Charles Neider, 1915 - 2001 Charles Neider was born in 1915 in Odessa, Russia. At the age of 5, he and his family moved to the United States, settling in Richmond, Virginia. Neider later moved to New York and attended City College. In 1959, his most famous book was published entitled, "The Autobiography of Mark Twain," which was later named as one of the 100 Best Nonfiction books written in English during the 20th Century by the Modern Library. He has also edited and annotated around a dozen anthologies of Mark Twain tales, and edited the works of Robert Louis Stevenson, Washington Irving and Leo Tolstoy. Neider considered himself to be a naturalist as well as a writer. Between '69 and '77, he participated in three expeditions to Antarctica funded by the National Science Foundation and the United States Navy. He wrote about these trips in "Edge of the World: Ross Island, Antarctica" and "Beyond Cape Horn: Travels in the Antarctic." He also wrote of his own harrowing adventure when the helicopter he was flying in crashed on Mount Erebus in 1971. He wrote fiction about Billy the Kid, and the last book he wrote was a semi-autobiographical book about his struggle with prostate cancer. Charles Neider died July 11, 2001 at the age of 86.

Introduction
The Passover Guest
A Passion in the Desert
An Evening in Spring
Vanka
True Relation of the Apparition of One Mrs. Veal
Savannah-la-mar
The Heavenly Christmas Tree
That Evening Sun Go Down
The Legend of St. Julian the Hospitaller
My Mother
The Disabled Soldier
The Gray Champion
A Tale of Olden Time
The Snows of Kilimanjaro
The History of Krakatuk
The Stout Gentleman
The Great Good Place
Araby
A Country Doctor
The Beggar-Woman of Locarno
The Outlaws
Two Blue Birds
Benediction
The Massacre of the Innocents
A Weary Hour
The Piazza
Birds of Passage
Horse in the Moon
The Imp of the Perverse
Flowering Judas
Filial Sentiments of a Parricide
The Undertaker
Twilight
The Stranger
Letter to a Hostage
The Wall
Mr. Aristotle
Markheim
Generous Wine
The Hungry Stones
The Three Hermits
The District Doctor
A Dog's Tale
Solitude
The Duchess and the Jeweller
A Father-To-Be
Idiots First
The Vane Sisters
Everything That Rises Must Converge

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