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The Best American Short Stories - cover

The Best American Short Stories

Edgar Allan Poe, Mark Twain, Louisa May Alcott, Herman Melville, Washington Irving, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry James, Kate Chopin, Stephen Crane, O. Henry, William Dean Howells, Bret Harte, Ambrose Bierce, Sarah Orne Jewett, H.P. Lovecraft, Willa Cather, Edith Wharton, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Ernest Hemingway, Theodore Dreiser, Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, Charles W. Chesnutt, William Faulkner, Jack London

Publisher: Musaicum Books

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The Best American Short Stories is a seminal collection that showcases a rich tapestry of American literature, spanning eras and exemplifying a variety of literary styles. From the poignant realism of the late 19th century to the evocative imaginations of the early modern era, this anthology navigates the complexities of American society and the human condition. It illuminates the diversity and significance of the works, including standout pieces that reflect the quintessence of short story artistry. The anthology paints a broad spectrum of emotional and ideological perspectives, making it an indispensable compilation for aficionados of classic American literature. The contributors, an assembly of titans like Edgar Allan Poe, Mark Twain, and newer voices like F. Scott Fitzgerald and Willa Cather, bring a diverse range of backgrounds and literary acclaim to the collection. This anthology aligns with seminal movements such as American Romanticism, Realism, and the Harlem Renaissance, weaving a rich narrative tapestry that enhances our understanding of these eras. The varied voices in the collection fuse seamlessly to enrich the reader's perspective of American literary evolution and the social currents that shaped it. 'The Best American Short Stories' offers readers a unique prism through which to view American culture and history. This anthology not only serves as an educational tool but also ignites a dialogue among the eclectic mix of authors whose works are timeless yet reflective of their respective times. Readers seeking to delve deep into the landscape of American literary prowess will find this collection a treasure trove of intellectual engagement and profound insight.
Available since: 05/07/2021.
Print length: 1556 pages.

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