The New Penguin Book of American Short Stories, from Washington Irving to Lydia Davis

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The short story is one of the most varied and exciting genres in American literature. This collection brings together many of its finest examples from the early nineteenth century to the present. It contains a richly diverse cast of characters, including convicts, artists, farm labourers, slaves, soldiers and salesmen, witches and ghosts, families and lovers. Their stories are told by some of America's most celebrated writers (Nathaniel Hawthorne, Edith Wharton, Raymond Carver) and a few, like Fanny Fern or Charles W. ...

The New Penguin Book of American Short Stories, from Washington Irving to Lydia Davis 2011, Penguin Classics, London

ISBN-13: 9780141194424

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