Humorous American Short Stories: Selections from Mark Twain to Others Much More Recent
Автор: Negri Paul Название: Great American Short Stories ISBN: 0486421198 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780486421193 Издательство: Dover Рейтинг: Цена: от 828 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
Описание: Featuring 19 of the finest works from the most distinguished writers in the American short-story tradition, this new compilation begins with Nathaniel Hawthorne's 1835 tale Young Goodman Brown and ranges across an entire century, concluding with Ernest Hemingway's 1927 classic, The Killers. Other selections include Poe's The Tell-Tale Heart, Melville's Bartleby, Harte's The Luck of Roaring Camp, To Build a Fire, by Jack London, The Real Thing by Henry James, F. Scott Fitzgerald's Bernice Bobs Her Hair, plus stories by Mark Twain, Sarah Orne Jewett, Charles Chesnutt, Kate Chopin, Stephen Crane, Willa Cather, Ambrose Bierce, Theodore Dreiser, and others. Perfect for classroom use, this outstanding collection of tales will also prove popular with fiction readers everywhere.
Описание: Sixteen spine-tingling tales from the dark side of our nation's literary history include stories by Sarah Orne Jewett, Henry James, Mark Twain, Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, Edith Wharton, Willa Cather, and other literary luminaries. The collection begins with Edgar Allan Poe's "Ligeia," a classic Gothic horror tale of a love stronger than death, followed by "The Gray Champion," Nathaniel Hawthorne's fable of a supernatural hero who reappears in times of national danger. Other stories include "Grayling; or, 'Murder Will Out'" by William Gilmore Simms; "The Real Right Thing" by Henry James; "Lady Ferry" by Sarah Orne Jewett; "My Platonic Sweetheart" by Mark Twain; Frank R. Stockton's "The Philosophy of Relative Existences"; "The Upper Berth" by F. Marion Crawford; and "An Itinerant House" by Emma Frances Dawson. Ambrose Bierce's mystery classic, "The Moonlit Road," appears here, along with "The Conquering Will" by Harriet Prescott Spofford; "The Shadows on the Wall" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman; Edith Wharton's "The Eyes"; "Consequences" by Willa Cather; "Call Me From the Valley" by Manly Wade Wellman; and Parke Godwin's "The Fire When It Comes."
Название: Great Short Stories by American Women ISBN: 0486287769 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780486287768 Издательство: Dover Рейтинг: Цена: 690 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Embracing a wide variety of subjects, this choice collection of 13 short stories represents the work of an elite group of American women writing in the 19th and earthly 20th centuries. The earliest stories are Rebecca Harding Davis' naturalistic "Life in the Iron Mills" (published in 1861 and predating mile Zola's Germinal by almost 25 years) and Louisa May Alcott's semiautobiographical tale "Transcendental Wild Oats" (1873). The most recent ones are Zora Neale Hurston's "Sweat," an ironic tale of a failed marriage, published in 1926, and "Sanctuary" (1930), Nella Larsen's gripping and controversial tale of contested loyalty. In between is a grand cavalcade of superbly crafted fiction by Sarah Orne Jewett, Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Kate Chopin, Willa Cather, Alice Dunbar-Nelson, Djuna Barnes, Susan Glaspell and Edith Wharton. Brief biographies of each of the writers are included.
Автор: Strowbridge Clarence C. Название: Classic American Short Stories ISBN: 0486422518 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780486422510 Издательство: Dover Рейтинг: Цена: 2752 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Excellent examples of American fiction of the 19th and 20th centuries, these stories have been chosen for their timeless relevance and enduring popularity. Arranged in chronological order, they include Herman Melville's Bartleby and The Egg by Sherwood Anderson, as well as works by Bret Harte, Edgar Allan Poe, O. Henry, Mark Twain, Sarah Orne Jewett, Stephen Crane, Jack London, Henry James, Willa Cather, Ambrose Bierce, Kate Chopin, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and other celebrated authors. This Dover edition is specially designed for those who need or prefer large print and meets the standards of the National Association for Visually Handicapped.
Описание: Offering diverse perspectives on the black experience, this anthology of short fiction spotlights works by influential African-American authors. Nearly thirty outstanding stories include tales by W. E. B. Du Bois, Zora Neale Hurston, Claude McKay, and Jamaica Kinkaid. From the turn of the twentieth century come Alice Ruth Moore's "A Carnival Jangle," Charles W. Chesnutt's "Uncle Wellington's Wives," and Paul Laurence Dunbar's "The Scapegoat." Other stories include "Becky" by Jean Toomer; "Afternoon" by Ralph Ellison; Langston Hughes's "Feet Live Their Own Life"; and "Mama's Missionary Money" by Chester Himes. Samples of more recent fiction include tales by Jervey Tervalon, Rosemarie Robotham, and Breena Clarke. Ideal for browsing, this collection is also suitable for courses in African-American studies and American literature.
Описание: These remarkable tales rank among the first works of fiction published by a Chinese-American author. The daughter of an English shipping merchant and his Chinese wife, Edith Maude Eaton grew up in Canada and settled in the United States. She pursued a career in journalism under the pen name Sui Sin Far. A mixed-heritage woman in a culture rife with anti-Chinese sentiment, she was a pioneer in expressing the struggles and triumphs of the immigrant experience. In these deceptively simple fables of family life, Sui Sin Far offers revealing views of life in Seattle and San Francisco at the turn of the twentieth century. Her observations of the tensions of cultural assimilation reflect the difficulties of maintaining old customs in a new environment as well as the challenges that accompany new freedoms. This collection features the title story, in which a young Chinese woman acts as a bridge between immigrant parents and their Americanized children; "In the Land of the Free," an ironically titled account of suffering inflicted by discriminatory immigration laws; "The Story of One White Woman Who Married a Chinese"; "The Three Souls of Ah So Nan"; "The Sing Song Woman"; and other captivating tales.
Описание: These 17 stories from the Caribbean and Central and South America encompass a tremendous variety of subjects, settings, and styles, and range in publication from 1867 to 1922. All are well-known names in world literature, including Ruben Dario, Jose Marti, Amado Nervo, Romulo Gallegos, and Ricardo Palma. This dual-language edition features an informative introduction.
"First time I've read a collection from Native American Writers. Won't be my last. Important collection that examines the contrast and sometimes conflict between Whites and Native Americans and also conflicts between full-blood and half-blood. Very interesting and enlightening. Loved it " -- BookBunnyPR This new anthology of short fiction by Native Americans features a wide range of contemporary writers. It includes stories dating from the early twentieth century by Pauline Johnson, daughter of a Mohawk chief, whose works helped define Canadian literature; Zitkala-Sa, a Sioux writer whose books were among the first to bring Native American stories to wider recognition; John M. Oskison, whose Cherokee ancestry informed his tales of the cultural clash faced by children of mixed marriages; and D'Arcy McNickle, Cree activist and anthropologist. Ten additional stories date from the 1960s through the twenty-first century, ranging in their settings from Canada to New Mexico. Selections include Leslie Marmon Silko's "The Man to Send Rain Clouds," "Crow's Sun" by Duane Niatum, "Beading Lesson" by Beth H. Piatote, Sherman Alexie's "War Dances," and other tales that explore cultural borders and intersections, dramatizing the ways in which people discover their own heritage as well as the wider world.
Автор: Twain Mark Название: Humorous Stories ISBN: 0486292797 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780486292793 Издательство: Dover Рейтинг: Цена: от 414 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
Описание: Eight entertaining tales, including the celebrated classic "The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County," "Fenimore Cooper’s Literary Offenses," Twain’s hilarious savaging of that author’s style; as well as "Journalism in Tennessee," "About Barbers," "The Stolen White Elephant"
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