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Big Book of Best Short Stories - Volume 6 - cover

Big Book of Best Short Stories - Volume 6

D. H. Lawrence, Anthony Trollope, Mary Shelley, Zona Gale, Ellis Parker Butler, Saki (H.H. Munro), Don Marquis, Kathleen Norris, Charles W. Chesnutt, Emma Orczy, August Nemo

Publisher: Tacet Books

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Summary

This book contains70 short storiesfrom 10 classic, prize-winning and noteworthy authors. The stories were carefully selected by the criticAugust Nemo, in a collection that will please theliterature lovers.
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This book contains:


- Kathleen Norris:Poor, Dear Margaret Kirby
What Happened to Alanna
Austin's Girl
S is for Shiftless Susanna
Making Allowances for Mamma
Dr. Bates and Miss Sally
Rising Water

- Charles W. Chesnutt:The Wife of His Youth
The Passing of Grandison
Her Virginia Mammy
The Bouquet
The Sheriffs' Children
The Web of Circunstance

- Don Marquis:The Old Soak
The Revolt of the Oyster
The Professor's Awakening
The Saddest Man
Behind the Curtain
Kale
Too American

- Emma Orczy:The Red Carnation
The Traitor
Number 187
The Trappist's Vow
Juliette, a Tale of Terror
The Revenge of Ur-Tasen
The Glasgow Mistery

- Zona Gale:Friday
Sucess and Artie Cherry
The Dance
The Way thw World Is
White Bread
Human
Exit Charity

- Anthony Trollope:The Man Who Kept His Money in a Box
The Mistletoe Bough
The Parson's Daughter of Oxney Colne
Returning Home
An Unprotected Female at the Pyramids
The Courtship of Susan Bell
The Relics of General Chasse

- Ellis Parker Butler:Pigs is Pigs
The Hard-boiled Egg
Philo Gubb's Greatest Case
Solander's Radio Tomb
The Thin Santa Claus
Dey Ain't No Ghosts
The Man Who Did Not Go to Heaven on Tuesday

- Mary Shelley:The Invisible Girl
The Brother and Sister
The Dream
Transformation
The Mortal Immortal
The Mourner
The Swiss Peasant

- Hector Hugh Munro:The Lumber Room
The Open Window
Sredni Vashtar
Gabriel-Ernest
Tobermory
The Unrest-Cure
Laura

- D.H. Lawrence:The Rocking-Horse Winner
Tickets, Please!
The Odour of Chrysanthemums
The Horse Dealer's Daughter
Second Best
The Shades of Spring
The Fox

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