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Great English Short-Story Writers

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ISBN-10: 1406559245

ISBN-13: 9781406559248

Edition: N/A

Authors: Washington Irving, Charles Dickens

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I. THE EVOLUTION OF THE SHORT-STORY II. THE APPARITION OF MRS. VEAL. By Daniel Defoe (1661- 1731) III. THE MYSTERIOUS BRIDE. By James Hogg (1770-1835) IV. THE DEVIL AND TOM WALKER. By Washington Irving (1783-1859) V. DR. HEIDEGGER'S EXPERIMENT. By Nathaniel Hawthorne (1807-1864) VI. THE PURLOINED LETTER. By Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) VII. RAB AND HIS FRIENDS. By Dr. John Brown (1810-1882) VIII. THE BOOTS AT THE HOLLY-TREE INN. By Charles Dickens (1812-1870) IX. A STORY OF SEVEN DEVILS. By Frank R. Stockton. (1834- 1902) X. A DOG'S TALE. By Mark Twain (1835) XI. THE OUTCASTS OF POKER FLAT. By Bret Harte (1839- 1902) XII. THE THREE STRANGERS. By Thomas Hardy (1840) XIII. JULIA BRIDE. By…    
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List price: $18.99
Publisher: Dodo Press
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 220
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.726
Language: English

Washington Irving, one of the first Americans to achieve international recognition as an author, was born in New York City in 1783. His A History of New York, published in 1809 under the name of Diedrich Knickerbocker, was a satirical history of New York that spanned the years from 1609 to 1664. Under another pseudonym, Geoffrey Crayon, he wrote The Sketch-book, which included essays about English folk customs, essays about the American Indian, and the two American stories for which he is most renowned--"The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and "Rip Van Winkle." Irving served as a member of the U.S. legation in Spain from 1826 to 1829 and as minister to Spain from 1842 to 1846. Following his return…    

Charles Dickens, perhaps the best British novelist of the Victorian era, was born in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England on February 7, 1812. His happy early childhood was interrupted when his father was sent to debtors' prison, and young Dickens had to go to work in a factory at age twelve. Later, he took jobs as an office boy and journalist before publishing essays and stories in the 1830s. His first novel, The Pickwick Papers, made him a famous and popular author at the age of twenty-five. Subsequent works were published serially in periodicals and cemented his reputation as a master of colorful characterization, and as a harsh critic of social evils and corrupt institutions. His many books…