Oxford Book of English Short Stories

ISBN-10: 0199561605

ISBN-13: 9780199561605

Edition: 2nd 2009

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From Anthony Trollope, Charles Dickens, and Thomas Hardy, through Rudyard Kipling, H.G. Wells, D.H. Lawrence, and Virginia Woolf, right up to Graham Greene, J.G. Ballard, Angela Carter, Ian McEwan, and many others, The Oxford Book of English Short Stories encompasses comedy and tragedy, farce and delicacy, elegance and the grotesque. Edited by noted novelist A.S. Byatt, the thirty-seven stories gathered here range from social realism to surreal fantasy, from rural poverty to war-blitzed London, from tales of the supernatural to precise delineations of the mundane, all unified by Byatt's demanding criteria that the works be both "startling and satisfying, and if possible make the hairs on the neck prickle with excitement, aesthetic or narrative." For short story lovers and anyone unable to resist the enchantments of the English imagination, The Oxford Book of Short Stories offers a wide array of unforgettable pleasures, now reissued with a fresh, contemporary feel.
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/7/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 472
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.012
Language: English

A.S. Byatt was born on August 24, 1936 in Sheffield, England. She received a B.A. from Newnham College, Cambridge in 1957, did graduate study at Bryn Mawr College from 1957-58, and attended Somerville College, Oxford from 1958-59. She was a staff member in the extra-mural department at the University of London from 1962-71. From 1968-69, she was also a part-time lecturer in the liberal studies department of the Central School of Art and Design, London. She was a lecturer at University College from 1972-80 and then senior lecturer from 1981-83. She became a full-time writer in 1983. Her works include The Biographer's Tale, The Virgin in the Garden, Babel Tower, A Whistling Woman, and The Children's Book. She also wrote numerous collections of short stories including Sugar and Other Stories, The Matisse Stories, The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye, Elementals, and Little Black Book of Stories. Byatt received the English Speaking Union fellowship in 1957-58, the Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 1983, the Silver Pen Award for Still Life, and the Booker Prize for Possession: A Romance in 1990.

Introduction
The Sacristan of St Botolph
The Haunted House
Relics of General Chasse, A Tale of Antwerp
A Mere Interlude
Little Brother
Two Doctors
Behind the Shade
Wireless
Under the Knife
A White Night
The Toys of Peace
The Tremendous Adventures of Major Brown
Some Talk of Alexander
The Reverent Wooing of Archibald
Solid Objects
The Man who Loved Islands
A Tragedy in Green
A Widow's Quilt
Nuns at Luncheon
Landlord of the Crystal Fountain
On the Edge of the Cliff
A Dream of Winter
An Englishman's Home
The Destructors
The Waterfall
The Troll
The Blush
At Hiruharama
My Flannel Knickers
Enoch's Two Letters
Dream Cargoes
Telephone
My Story
The Kiss
The Beauty of the Dawn Shift Ian Mc
Solid Geometry
Dead Languages
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