A Clutch of Indian Masterpieces

Extraordinary Short Stories from the 19th Century to the Present

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Author: Terry O'Brien

Publisher: Rupa Publications

ISBN: 9789382277361

Category: Computers

Page: 515

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The Masterpieces of World Fiction series brings together the best-loved short stories by the great masters of the genre - from Chekov and Maupassant, Kipling and Wilde, to O. Henry and Saki and Tolstoy and Conrad. Thoughtfully compiled by the bestselling author Terry O' Brien, this series is a great way for readers to revisit old favourites and for introducing literary masterpieces to newer, younger readers

The Nineteenth-century American Short Story

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Author: A. Robert Lee

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780389205937

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 196

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This collection addresses the key American short story writersóPoe, Irving, Melville, Hawthorne, Twain, Crane, Bierce, Chopin, and Jamesóand addresses both the vision and the design of their collective achievement.

Short Stories from the Nineteenth Century

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Author: David Stuart Davies

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781840224078

Category: English fiction

Page: 227

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A collection of classic featuring tales by Charles Dickens, Arthur Conan Doyle, RL Stevenson, Bram Stoker, Anthony Trollope and many others.

The English Short Story in Canada

From the Dawn of Modernism to the 2013 Nobel Prize

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Author: Reingard M. Nischik

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476668590

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

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 “Nischik has written another landmark study…the book is likely to give the sort of pleasure experienced when reuniting with a friend of long standing, whose conversation is sure to delight and enlighten in equal measure. The volume forms a tightly-knit whole, packed with information”—Canadian Literature “Here is as thorough and detailed an overview of the Canadian short story in English as might be found, tracing its trajectory broadly while also highlighting well-chosen examples by the form’s most eminent practitioners.”—Robert Thacker, Professor of Canadian Studies and English, St. Lawrence University, Canton, New York “Nischik’s book is the most comprehensive work on the Canadian short story out there. It provides an excellent overview of the genre’s development and prevalent themes as well as close readings of individual stories…a must-read for anyone involved with Canadian short fiction.”—Caroline Rosenthal, President of the Association of Canadian Studies in German-speaking Countries and Professor of American Studies at the University of Jena, Germany “Nischik lucidly analyzes the evolution, breadth, and finesse of Canada’s national art form. This important study celebrates the formidable contributions of well-known authors and introduces readers to the next generation of Canadian short-story writers.”—Marlene Goldman, Professor of English, University of Toronto, Canada “This is an important book by one of our foremost scholars on the Canadian short story and will prove invaluable to both scholars and students alike.”—J. Brooks Bouson, Professor of English, Loyola University Chicago, Illinois. In 2013, the Nobel Prize for Literature was for the first time awarded to a short story writer, and to a Canadian, Alice Munro. The award focused international attention on a genre that had long been thriving in Canada, particularly since the 1960s. This book traces the development and highlights of the English-language Canadian short story from the late 19th century up to the present. The history as well as the theoretical approaches to the genre are covered, with in-depth examination of exemplary stories by prominent writers such as Margaret Atwood and Alice Munro.

The Cambridge Companion to the English Short Story

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Author: Ann-Marie Einhaus

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107084172

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 280

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This Companion provides an accessible overview of the contexts, periods, and subgenres of English-language short fiction outside of North America.

19th-Century Short Stories

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Author: Christopher Edge

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780198367338

Category: English fiction

Page: 256

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This collection of short stories is ideal for use with all 11-16 students to help prepare them for GCSE English Language and English Literature. Organised by genre and featuring a variety of short stories from a range of authors, with contextual information, this collection showcases the quality and breadth of 19th century short story writing.

The Penguin Book of Japanese Short Stories

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Author: Jay Rubin

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 014139563X

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

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This fantastically varied and exciting collection celebrates the great Japanese short story, from its modern origins in the nineteenth century to the remarkable works being written today. Short story writers already well-known to English-language readers are all included here - Tanizaki, Akutagawa, Murakami, Mishima, Kawabata - but also many surprising new finds. From Yuko Tsushima's 'Flames' to Yuten Sawanishi's 'Filling Up with Sugar', from Shin'ichi Hoshi's 'Shoulder-Top Secretary' to Banana Yoshimoto's 'Bee Honey', The Penguin Book of Japanese Short Stories is filled with fear, charm, beauty and comedy. Curated by Jay Rubin, who has himself freshly translated several of the stories, and introduced by Haruki Murakami, this book will be a revelation to its readers.

British Short Fiction in the Early Nineteenth Century

The Rise of the Tale

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Author: Dr Tim Killick

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409475085

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 200

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In spite of the importance of the idea of the 'tale' within Romantic-era literature, short fiction of the period has received little attention from critics. Contextualizing British short fiction within the broader framework of early nineteenth-century print culture, Tim Killick argues that authors and publishers sought to present short fiction in book-length volumes as a way of competing with the novel as a legitimate and prestigious genre. Beginning with an overview of the development of short fiction through the late eighteenth century and analysis of the publishing conditions for the genre, including its appearance in magazines and annuals, Killick shows how Washington Irving's hugely popular collections set the stage for British writers. Subsequent chapters consider the stories and sketches of writers as diverse as Mary Russell Mitford and James Hogg, as well as didactic short fiction by authors such as Hannah More, Maria Edgeworth, and Amelia Opie. His book makes a convincing case for the evolution of short fiction into a self-conscious, intentionally modern form, with its own techniques and imperatives, separate from those of the novel.

The New Windmill Book of Nineteenth Century Short Stories

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Author: Jane Browne

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Publishers

ISBN: 9780435124106

Category: Short stories

Page: 189

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One of a series of top-quality fiction for schools, this collection of stories has been selected by English teachers for its appeal to Key Stage 4 students. It includes stories by Kate Chopin, Thomas Hardy, Elizabeth Gaskell, Oscar Wilde, Olive Shreiner, Charlotte Bronte and others.