Great American Short Stories: From Hawthorne to Hemingway

Great American Short Stories: From Hawthorne to Hemingway Corinne Demas Charles W. Chesnutt Charlotte Perkins Gilman Edith Wharton
  • Title: Great American Short Stories: From Hawthorne to Hemingway
  • Author: Corinne Demas Charles W. Chesnutt Charlotte Perkins Gilman Edith Wharton
  • ISBN: 9781593080860
  • Page: 443
  • Format: Paperback
  • Great American Short Stories: From Hawthorne to Hemingway Corinne Demas Charles W. Chesnutt Charlotte Perkins Gilman Edith Wharton Great American Short Stories From Hawthorne to Hemingway Beginning with well known stories by Hawthorne Melville and Poe this diverse and colorful collection includes tales by Mark Twain Ambrose Bierce Sherwood Anderson Henry James Edith Wharton Wil
    Beginning with well known stories by Hawthorne, Melville, and Poe, this diverse and colorful collection includes tales by Mark Twain, Ambrose Bierce, Sherwood Anderson, Henry James, Edith Wharton, Willa Cather, Stephen Crane, and Mary Wilkins Freeman From Sarah Orne Jewett s portraits of rural Maine to F Scott Fitzgerald s brilliant tales from the Jazz Age, these storiesBeginning with well known stories by Hawthorne, Melville, and Poe, this diverse and colorful collection includes tales by Mark Twain, Ambrose Bierce, Sherwood Anderson, Henry James, Edith Wharton, Willa Cather, Stephen Crane, and Mary Wilkins Freeman From Sarah Orne Jewett s portraits of rural Maine to F Scott Fitzgerald s brilliant tales from the Jazz Age, these stories span the breadth of the American experience In addition to acknowledged masters of the short story form, such as O Henry, Jack London, and Ernest Hemingway, this volume features stories by Charles W Chesnutt, the first important African American novelist, and Charlotte Perkins Gilman, a leading theorist of the early women s movement.
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    About Corinne Demas Charles W. Chesnutt Charlotte Perkins Gilman Edith Wharton


    1. Corinne Demas is Professor of English at Mount Holyoke College and a fiction editor of the Massachusetts Review She has a Ph.D in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University She is the award winning author of thirty books, including five novels, two collections of short stories, a memoir, and numerous books for children.


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    1. I only read Rapaccini s Daughter and The Birthmark Hey we re very though provoking stories though In my lit class we discussed and examined them in light of original sin It was a very interesting conversation Edit Back againThe Notorious Jumping Frog of Calvereas County I thought this was a little, rather pointless story Reminded me of trying to talk to your siblings sometimes The Gift of the Magi I can t decide whether the characters were really sweet and the story a good reflection of them Or [...]

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    2. Not my favorite short story collection of American Writers There could have been other short stories included by Hemingway, and there s lots of neglected big names It s not horrible and could get someone a very basic gist of short stories from Poe to Hemingway, but there really isn t much of an oomph to this collection It s not the worst short story collection ever conjured up, but it s definitely not the best.

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    3. Great introductions to some of the best American authors

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    4. An excellent, budget priced collection of classic American short stories This is a great collection for any reader who wants to delve into the realm of the classic short story, a form of writing that does not get the attention by today s writers as it once did There is a broad selection of authors represented here and here are just some of the classic stories you will find within this book s covers Young Goodman Brown by Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe, Bar [...]

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    5. Maybe I m a little tough on this one Three stars out of all the Great American Short Stories Really Well, to agree with another review, this collection of short stories is kind of limited to some big name, big short story works Many of the stories, though wonderfully written, will never suit the everyday, 21st century reader unfortunately Henry Jame s prose is complex, often unromantic, and never fast Many of the stories about 20 feet into the ground in meaning I like them, especially Crane s I [...]

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    6. overall, it was a nice selection for short stories, including some that were very familiar, and others that were new to me i like that there were a good number of woman included, and the yellow wall paper was possibly my favorite, reminding me very much of the story and character of linda from the last book in doris lessing s children of violence series, the four gated city it was a cheap overview of what someone sees as good american short stories personally, i would have included some other he [...]

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    7. This was the first collection of short stories I ve ever read, and my first thought after finishing it was to donate my other unread collection Maybe it s the selection, or maybe it s the genre But one or the other pained me frequently Bartleby the Scrivener definitely stuck out for me though I would prefer not to The Beast in the Jungle by Henry James, on the other hand, was an endurance tests Really Okay, so I do believe there were just a few stories that were very dry and dull.

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    8. The selection isn t all that varied, After finishing it I felt like all the stories ended up for the most part looking dullish and tame About a quarter of the stories are highly anthologized and therefore i ve read many times, and certainly the majority of the ones that stand out are among them I was expecting slightly better, I was expecting MORE Though of course the writing is good, etc, so its definitely not a waste of time or anything, just on the uneventful side of things.

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    9. priced just over 7, the book includes 30 short stories, which is as good a story per dollar ratio as you are likely to find i especially enjoyed young goodman brown, the birthmark, bartleby the scrivener, the notorious jumping frog of calaveras county, an occurance at owl creek bridge, to build a fire, and bernice bobs her hair as an added bonus, most are short enough to complete in one subway ride.

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    10. Didn t read as much American lit as you wish in college Pick up this book to get a short sampling of dozens of American authors Classics that you may know well and I found some new gems, too I very much enjoyed stories by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, F Scott Fitzgerald and Ambrose Bierce.

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    11. i understand the importance of these specific stories and how good they are, but I m waiting for one that doesn t end in death isn t filled with proto emo ennui again, good stories, but really lady, let s get a happy ending or two in there Even those Cannery Row stories aren t all depressing

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    12. Excellent and entertaining collection.

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    13. oh how i love short stories.

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    14. Some of the selections are famous but boring, especially the Hawthorne and Poe, but most were engaging.

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    15. Nice to have on bedside table

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    16. Enjoyed some of the classics

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    17. Discovered that I m not a short story lover

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    18. A decent collection, though really had to skip some of them

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    19. A wonderful variety of stories that transport the reader into the setting with descriptive, thoughtful sentences Some stories, like those by Hawthorne, are especially stunning.

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    20. Great for short quality stories

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    21. A great collection of classic stories.

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    22. Some of these are really deep They have interesting themes.

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    23. Great American Short Stories From Hawthorne to Hemingway Barnes Noble Classics by Corinne Demas 2004

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