Great American Short Stories

Great American Short Stories Review

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.

Title:Great American Short Stories
Edition Language:English

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    Great American Short Stories Reviews

  • Matthew

    This is the best possible choice for a gateway to the very best classic American literature. And what a price! I asked myself years and years ago, "What have I overlooked among the greats in my countr...

  • Annelie

    This book really opened my eyes to the great American Classics out there. It also opened my eyes to the great pieces of literature which I was missing. As I have never been a big fan of the modern day...

  • Tyson

    Interesting compilation of some classic American authors. Short stories are always a little tough on me. I was ambivalent towards most of them. Nathaniel Hawthorne's "Young Goodman Brown" was by far t...

  • Christine Harvey

    I know the editor ordered the short stories by date, but having 4 stories in a row in which the main character dies at the end was pretty depressing.......

  • Melinda Christensen

    I can remember reading most of these short stories in college and not being impressed with them then. And now, it felt like a waste of time to read the same stories. The plot isn't developed like regu...

  • Jamie Flick

    Nothing really interesting to read, was a bunch of lore I already have knowledge of....

  • Victor Davis

    My favorites:Nathaniel Hawthorne, Young Goodman BrownEdgar Allen Poe, The Tell-Tale HeartHerman Melville, BartlebyCharlotte Perkins Gilman, The Yellow WallpaperKate Chopin, A Pair of Silk StockingsJac...

  • Tryn

    I thoroughly enjoyed this diverse anthology of short stories by American authors from the past. I love short stories because I can begin and end them in one sitting. The collection includes classic st...

  • Jenna

    I really liked Edgar Allen Poe's "The Tell-tale Heart," Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "The Yellow Wallpaper, "Jack London's (author of Call of the Wild)To Build a Fire, Abrose Bierce's "An Occurrence at ...

  • Lauren

    My rating is more based on the editor that cobbled this collection together. It's morbid (unnecessarily so?). The majority of the stories, though it cannot be argued are anything less than amazing, en...